Buttocks - do you wash yours?

(172 Posts)
Cheeseandlobster Sun 10-Jan-21 16:28:11

Just sat in the bath and realised that unless I am in the shower, I never wash my buttocks. I always always wash my bum crack blush but not my actual buttocks. I wash once sometimes twice a day so generally not a mucky bugger but my poor neglected buttocks.

I am now convinced that if I give them a good scrub everyday my bum will surely rival a peach grin

Am I alone in my weird random muckiness?

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ItsNotNormalLove Sun 10-Jan-21 17:00:52

"Am I alone in my weird random muckiness?"


Cheeseandlobster Sun 10-Jan-21 17:10:35

Aha but I feel 2 people is not necessarily a reliable sample size grin

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DrCindyPops Sun 10-Jan-21 17:11:42

Yes you are alone op sorry 😂

Azif Sun 10-Jan-21 17:13:21

Ah you are not alone. I never wash the buttocks grin

MrsCatE Sun 10-Jan-21 17:20:21

Are you bonkers? Of course you wash all your bits — hopefully using some sort of scrubber (which needs to be chucked in washing machine and replaced, frequently) . Did you miss the oldie but goody behind your ears, in the ears, neck etc.? What about belly button? Toes? Srcub under nails? Eek.

LubaLuca Sun 10-Jan-21 17:22:01

Of course people wash their buttocks. It's harder to avoid them!


krustykittens Sun 10-Jan-21 17:26:07

I wash every inch of my skin! Why wouldn't you?

rosegoldwatcher Sun 10-Jan-21 17:26:38

Was not an easy task when I had two frozen shoulders!

My late grandmother, brought up in a time of strip washes at the sink, used to intone, "Wash down as far as possible and up as far as possible. Then wash possible."

ReceptacleForTheRespectable Sun 10-Jan-21 17:28:56

realised that unless I am in the shower I never wash my buttocks

The OP is talking about times other than when she is in the shower.

Everyone obviously washes their buttocks in the shower, but why do you all feel the need to do so in addition to showering?

I wash my bum in the shower or in the bath but I feel no need to wash it on other occasions during the day. That would be a bit bonkers.

Msgiggles30 Sun 10-Jan-21 17:29:16

Now i think about it I probably don't do the cheeks all the time 😂. I have mega sensitive skin so if i did that daily with soap id be in a worse state lol.

FippertyGibbett Sun 10-Jan-21 17:29:18

So, we’ve had people not washing their legs in the shower and now we’ve got people not washing buttocks in the bath.
Next I’ll be reading that people don’t wash between their toes either !!

Christmasfairy2020 Sun 10-Jan-21 17:30:06

In shower yes
Bath no confused

ReceptacleForTheRespectable Sun 10-Jan-21 17:30:08

Unless I've missed something and the reason some people take so long in the loo is because they give their bum a thorough wash every time they go.....

Cheeseandlobster Sun 10-Jan-21 17:34:06

I have a scrubber. Lots of scrubbers. And I wash my toes, belly button and behind the ears. But its quite hard to reach buttocks in the bath and I dont really think of them. Though they do get washed in the shower so not totally neglected.

@rosegoldwatcher I like the sound of your grandmother. Is possible ones nether regions?

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Jetatyeovilaerodrome Sun 10-Jan-21 17:37:24

Why would you need to wash your arse cheeks at any other time than in the shower? confused

BrutusMcDogface Sun 10-Jan-21 17:37:26

Omg. If you’re sitting in the bath you don’t need to scrub your buttocks. They’ve had a good steep 🤣😉

BrutusMcDogface Sun 10-Jan-21 17:37:55

Oh and you wash them in the shower so 🤷🏻‍♀️

LemonSquirtInTheEyeOfLife Sun 10-Jan-21 17:40:17

I'm baffled how people that claim to take only 2 or 3 minutes in the shower can possibly wash their entire body properly. Hair wash, arms, legs, chest, back, buttocks, underarms, groin, feet including between toes, face - how do they (you) do it? Is it not really 2 minutes after all, or does "wash" just mean "get soapy & wet". I take a lot longer in the shower, 2 minutes is barely enough just for my face & back!

Jetatyeovilaerodrome Sun 10-Jan-21 17:40:35

Unless they are actually visibly dirty (the mind boggles!) why would you need to 'scrub' your buttocks in the bath?

Also, how much are people washing their bodies, if once a day in the shower isn't enough?!

GwendolineWindowlene Sun 10-Jan-21 17:40:42

I like my bath water hot, so my buttocks get a good blanching on the way in.

RunningFromInsanity Sun 10-Jan-21 17:42:04

Gotta admit I don’t specifically wash my buttocks in the showerblush I lather up my shoulder and back and just assume the soap will run down to the buttock.

I give my butt crack and undercarriage a quick squirt with the shower hose.

Jetatyeovilaerodrome Sun 10-Jan-21 17:42:38

I love the Mumsnet 'competitive washing' threads!

JorisBonson Sun 10-Jan-21 17:42:47

I use one of the Korean scrub mitt things (excellent recommendation MN) on my actual cheeks. I am "blessed" in the bottom department and it can rub against clothes and get sore if I don't keep it exfoliated.

* Realises I've just told strangers about my bum ritual *

heLacksnotluster Sun 10-Jan-21 17:46:46

It was only once I joined mumsnet that I heard about people that wash less than once a day, or even worse, lived with men that wash weekly or less. Nasty Just nasty

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