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I don't like foam soap. DO YOU?! (And another soap-related question.)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by LucyDuke, Aug 3, 2011.


What kinds of soap do you prefer to use?

  1. Bar soap for hands!

  2. Liquid soap for hands!

  3. Foam soap for hands!

  4. Hand sanitizer!

  5. Other soap for hands!

  6. Bar soap for face!

  7. Liquid soap for face!

  8. Other soap for face!

  9. Bar soap for body!

  10. Liquid soap for body!

  11. Other soap for body!

  12. Powder soap for laundry!

  13. Liquid soap for laundry!

  14. Other soap for laundry!

  15. Other soap for other!

  16. No soap for anything!

  17. What is this "soap"?!‽

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. rugbyLEAGUEfan

    rugbyLEAGUEfan Deity

    Feb 12, 2010
    sydney australia
    There's always the token post-piss effort in a workplace bathroom when you don't know the other user very well and feel you need to leave a good impression . I stress this does not apply for a crap , use soap.
  2. ZeletDude

    ZeletDude The Lion

    Aug 16, 2009
    Boise, ID
    This, though when I was younger I liked foam soap the most, doesn't matter now.
  3. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

    Apr 13, 2004
    London, UK
    I... I didn't even know there were so many soaps.

    What are your favorite kinds of soap?
    I don't have a favourite.

    What do you use soap for?
    Washing my hands.

    What's the most unusual use you know for soap?
    Err, I really only use it for my hands.

    How often do you buy soap?
    I suppose once every 2 months or so?

    How often do you use soap?
    Every time I wash my hands. So that's 7 or 8 times a day usually.

    Do you like smelly soap for some things?
    I love smelly soap! I like scented soaps.

    What things do you like smelly soap for?
    ...Washing my hands.

    What is your favorite smell for smelly soap?
    Oooh that's a tough one. I don't have a favourite smell, but I love "fresh" smells like citrus. I'm also partial to warm vanilla smells.

    Do you like soap-scented soap?
    "Soap scented"? I don't understand.

    How often do you wash your hands?
    After I use the toilet, and after I shower too. I suppose that's an unusual use for soap.

    How long do you wash your hands for?
    I compulsively wash them once, for about 30 seconds of scrubbing, then rinse, then wash them a 2nd time for another 30 seconds. I don't have a reason.

    How many different kinds of soap are in your house right now?
    In my house? Maybe 4 or 5. In my own bathroom, 2: one bar soap and one squirty liquid soap. I use them interchangeably.

    Do you ever carry hand sanitizer?
    Yes, though I rarely use it.

    Have you ever carved bar soap?

    Do you use antibacterial soap?

    Do you approve of antibacterial soap?
    Yes. Don't see why not?

    When liquid soap is running low, do you add water to get it out of the container or just throw it away?
    I add water, but I don't go overboard. No pun intended.

    Are there any kinds of soap you are unfamiliar with?
    Yes, most of them.

    Do you have any cool soap dispensers?
    No, just the regular squirty bottles.

    What's the coolest soap dispenser you've ever seen?
    I've never seen a cool soap dispenser.

    Have you ever made soap?

    If you had to make soap, what kind would you make?
    I don't know what different kinds there are!!! I would make it in the shape of an animal, and I would make it smell like how I imagine that animal to smell if the smell were reflective of the grace and elegance of that animal (rather than how they actually smell).

    Do you ever drop soap in the shower?
    I don't use soap in the shower. I use shower gel in the shower.

    What's the coolest novelty bar soap you've ever seen?
    Again... "Soap" and "cool" are not words I have ever used in the same sentence.

    Do you buy expensive soap or cheap soap?
    I buy the cheapest soap that contains both moisturiser and anti-bacterial stuff. Sometimes that means I have to buy two separate soaps: one with moisturiser and one anti-bac.

    What do you think about dyes in soap?
    I have never thought about dyes in soap. I don't know what that means.

    Do you use weird soap for anything?
    No, no weird soaps.

    Do you know any secrets about soap?

    Do you think bar soap is icky?
    No. I like bar soap a lot, it has its time and place.

    What do you think about foam soap?
    I like foam soap; it too has its time and place.

    If you could only have one soap for the rest of your life, what soap would it be?
    Whatever soap has moisturiser in it.

    Is there anything soap-related that I forgot to ask?
    I have no idea.

    Do you have anything else to say about soap?
    As a rule, I never have anything else to say about soap.
  4. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

    Jan 30, 2003
    Perth,Western Australia
    Unfortunately they run away from mine. :( Which is why I just use ordinary bar soap in a shower and liquid stuff for my hands. None of this anti-bacterial crap, since it generally will not be useful, just a scare campaign.
  5. Trajan12

    Trajan12 Deity

    Aug 7, 2006
    At the Soundless Dawn
    A bar and towel works perfectly for me. One lather on the towel is good for an longer time. As I understand it, there are some people who apply the bar directly to their body, which is just madness. As for liquid soap, as long as it isn't like bodywash which doesn't lather and has to be reapplied after just a few passes of a single body part. I'd use them at the end because some of them feel and smell nice and crisp but to clean it's just too much hassle.

    And I really hope no one's using bar and liquid soap on their face, because it isn't for that! Get a cleanser, people.
  6. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

    Oct 2, 2003
    Igloo, New Hampshire
    Yes. What the hell is this "foam soap" you speak of?
  7. Ekolite

    Ekolite The Mighty Jungle

    Sep 15, 2007
    Celtia Atrebatia
    I think bar soap is disgusting. Nothing will ever convince me that it's remotely hygeinic, especially when more then one person is sharing it.
  8. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

    Jan 1, 2004
    Other soap for hands (It's liquid, but it's got the pumice in it, so I wanted to differentiate)

    Bar soap for face and body

    Liquid soap for laundry
  9. Hakim

    Hakim Parasocial

    Jan 7, 2004
    This. I have kinda dry skin, and although I believe bar soap is more demoisterizing than other kinds it's more important that it's all off when I'm finished. Other kinds of soap just never comes off completely (or so it feels). I still use them for variation.

    Soap on the towel? :crazyeye: Didn't know about that practice. I've only ever used towels to dry myself.

    I thought cleanser was for pimple problems, but wikipedia agree that it's better for face-wash. :)
  10. Truthy

    Truthy Chatbot

    Oct 9, 2010
    I prefer liquid soap for most tasks and hate bar soap.
  11. Tarquelne

    Tarquelne Follower of Tytalus

    Dec 8, 2001
    Castile soap. Or, put another way, real soap.

    Bar is nice, but liquid can be far cheaper.

    You can even make it at home! Just need a big pot, long rubber gloves and a helper who isn't afraid of chemical burns.

    But if you buy and it's Doc Bronner's brand you can spend some quality time reading the label.

    Spoiler :

    "Replace half-true Socialist-fluoride poison & tax-slavery with full-truth, work-speech-press & profitsharing Socialaction! All-One! So, help build 4 billion Hannibal wind-power plants, charging 96 billion battery-banks, powering every car-factory-farm-home-monorail & pump, watering Babylon-roof-gardens & 800 billion Israel-Milorganite fruit trees, guarded by Swiss 6000 year Universal Military Training,"

    One of the more secular sections, but it's all pretty much like that.
  12. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

    Jul 18, 2005
    Wrong! Though the important differences are not the subject of this thread.

    The biggest difference-maker is so-called anti-bacterial soap. Try to avoid it if at all possible. Yes, it kills 99% of bacteria, but what of the other 1%? Now they have a cleared and primed breeding ground to expand upon uninhibited. Which is bad. Use regular hand soap, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (or outright rubbing alcohol) if you really want to sterilize your hands.
  13. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

    Jan 21, 2007
    where mise
    I love that soap! It's the only liquid soap that rinses as clean as bar soap, it even rinses better. It's a bit too drying for constant use though, for me anyway. It's super-multi-purpose awesomeness. I just wish it were a little more viscous.
  14. timtofly

    timtofly One Day

    Sep 28, 2009
    Try vinager. It gets rid of odor causing bacteria.
  15. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

    Aug 28, 2005
    Stamford Bridge
    I buy soap once a year or so. I go to Costco and buy a 32 or 16 pack of Irish Spring, which lasts me about 6 months or a year, depending on which one I get. I like to stock up on stuff like that so I don't have to constantly keep buying it.. Plus it saves me money!

    I also have hand sanitizer/squirt soap type stuff in all my bathrooms for my guests. It's that fancy stuff with lavender or coconut or strawberries or whatever. The Irish Spring is mainly for my morning showers.
  16. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

    Jan 30, 2003
    Perth,Western Australia
    It was bit of a joke based on the comment I replied to.
  17. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

    May 28, 2007
    My thoughts on it exactly. Even if you could scientifically prove it kills all the bacteria that would linger on it, it still just disgusts me, the idea of sharing it with someone.

    I guess we all can have irrational thoughts. :lol:
  18. Tarquelne

    Tarquelne Follower of Tytalus

    Dec 8, 2001
    I usually don't have a problem, but it's close... I've tried adding glycerin, which is what many bars use as a moisturizer. But then it doesn't rinse as cleanly - not worth it.

    You can get Castile soaps that aren't as drying, btw. But I doubt they rise as clean. Not sure, though. I can't remember what a 100% olive oil bar is like...
  19. Tarquelne

    Tarquelne Follower of Tytalus

    Dec 8, 2001
    Actually what it does is break open most bacteria. So when you rub it on you're smearing a sort of bacterial slurry all over your body.

    That's a good thing because the "bacteria guts" stimulate your immune system. When you share a bar with someone you encourage mutual resistances. The more people you share a bar of soap with, the more resistant to disease you become.
  20. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

    Jul 8, 2002
    My favorite kind of soap is unscented bar soap. There's a goat soap I quite like.

    I use soap for cleaning, and preventing the edges of my snowboards from rusting.

    I buy soap whenever I run out, and in the most bulk packages possible, so between 4-18 months.

    I never use smelly soap for anything.

    I wash my hands after I pee or poop.

    I wash my hands long enough to scrub them thoroughly.

    4 kinds of soap - dish soap, bar soap, hair soap and laundry soap.

    Hand sanitizer is dumb.

    I have never carved bar soap.

    Antibacterial soap is dumb.

    I don't remember any soap dispensers. I like automatic ones in public washrooms so I don't have to touch anything.

    I buy relatively expensive soap, unscented goat's soap is not super cheap.

    Dyes in soap are dumb.

    Bar soap is cheapest and works as well as other soap, so I use it.

    Ever try washing your hair with powder laundry soap?

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