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To find it gross that some couples share a toothbrush?

(88 Posts)
odowdandproud Wed 25-Jun-14 20:47:54

I honestly think this is a step too far.

Also are you that poor that you cannot afford a second toothbrush?

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 25-Jun-14 20:48:26

How do you know?

ppplease Wed 25-Jun-14 20:49:18

gross gross

StealthPolarBear Wed 25-Jun-14 20:49:30

Do they?
Dh and I do if we go away or something and one of us has forgotten but we dont plan it that way!

londonrach Wed 25-Jun-14 20:50:03


LoveBeingInTheSun Wed 25-Jun-14 20:50:50

Boak, I hate washing our clothes together

StealthPolarBear Wed 25-Jun-14 20:51:18

Lovebeing do you have children?

CMOTDibbler Wed 25-Jun-14 20:52:14

Really? Because, you know, its not like we don't exchange body fluids so sharing a toothbrush isn't any worse

LIZS Wed 25-Jun-14 20:52:29

surely not , how grim shock

missknows Wed 25-Jun-14 20:52:31

No one in real life does that! Do they? Please day they don't.

usualsuspectt Wed 25-Jun-14 20:52:41

I've shared a bit more than a toothbrush with my DP.

MegMogandOwlToo Wed 25-Jun-14 20:52:59

YABU. Unless you don't kiss or have any physical contact with your partner, you are sharing germs all the time!

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 25-Jun-14 20:53:23

usual eeeeeeuuuuuuuuwwwwww. You have cooties.

Bunbaker Wed 25-Jun-14 20:54:18

"Boak, I hate washing our clothes together"

Oh come on. You're not serious?

Sharing toothbrushes is really not recommended for dental hygiene, but being squeamish about not sticking clothes together in the washing machine is going way too far.

ShakeYourTailFeathers Wed 25-Jun-14 20:54:34

But it's no different than a good snog, if you think about it

We have our own but share in an emergency and he sometimes uses mine by mistake


not even going near the clothes washing comment

Pumpkinpositive Wed 25-Jun-14 20:54:36

I have a visceral reaction to it but doesn't that mean they'll share antibodies, immunity, all that science shit?

If their relationship is healthy they'll be sharing saliva and bodily fluids anyway.

daisychain01 Wed 25-Jun-14 20:58:50

I'd share DP's toothbrush if I had left mine at home and that's all I had to clean my teeth with. Let's face it, by the time people have shared their lives, their 'flora and fauna' have comingled enough times that it's no big deal.

But not to save �2, that's a bit ridiculous.

Monmouth Wed 25-Jun-14 20:59:29

One's partner's toothbrush is often not the most unsavoury thing to have gone in one's mouth.

daisychain01 Wed 25-Jun-14 21:00:34

Sorry that should say GB Pounds 2 grin

WowserBowser Wed 25-Jun-14 21:01:22

I am not a germophobe but i am weird about sharing.

I wouldn't share a toothbrush with Ds as i smoke.

I wouldn't share one with dh as he sometimes has stinky breath.

Would share one with my best friend though. Only one of them.

Bowlersarm Wed 25-Jun-14 21:02:00

YABU. We don't as a rule but do if we are are away and forgot one etc.

If you are exchanging bodily fluids with someone, I don't see a problem with borrowing his/her toothbrush.

MsRinky Wed 25-Jun-14 21:02:38

We use an electric and in theory have separate heads for it. But we both just use whichever one comes to hand, and only bother taking one if we go away. Flossing does the grungy sort of cleaning before brushing anyway.

ToAvoidConversation Wed 25-Jun-14 21:02:48

Ewh just no! The electric bit of mine is broken just now and I have to use my head with DH's electric bit. That's annoying me enough. Just no!

frames Wed 25-Jun-14 21:02:54

Quite agree with monmouth. OP is missing out.

PasswordProtected Wed 25-Jun-14 21:03:30

Some couples have sex without a condom. Surely that is much worse than sharing a toothbrush grin

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