Why do we use a towel and not a sponge to dry ourselves?

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Offline Seany

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Isn't a sponge more absorbent?
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Why do we use a towel and not a sponge to dry ourselves?
« Reply #1 on: 27/05/2007 15:21:12 »
i can think of a few reasons... towels are bigger and more flexible and can get into bendy places more easily. also, sponges can harbor bacteria, especially if they don't dry thoroughly. and they tend to shred in the washing machine.

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Why do we use a towel and not a sponge to dry ourselves?
« Reply #2 on: 27/05/2007 15:55:43 »
Hmm.. I understand the point about shredding in washing machines..

But, why not make it long like a towel and quite thin, like a piece of foam or something..?
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« Reply #3 on: 27/05/2007 16:24:56 »
hmmm... i think it might break, but i'm not sure seany. maybe someone else will know if sponges can be made like that

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Why do we use a towel and not a sponge to dry ourselves?
« Reply #4 on: 27/05/2007 18:47:25 »
They would not be soft against the skin and uncomforable.. Try it on your skin and see how you like the texture .. I want me towels..LOL Good Question though!

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« Reply #5 on: 27/05/2007 20:16:27 »
What about some foamy type of material?
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Why do we use a towel and not a sponge to dry ourselves?
« Reply #6 on: 27/05/2007 20:56:19 »
i don't think foam is very absorbant. not like a sponge that's for sure

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« Reply #7 on: 28/05/2007 12:23:27 »
Yes.. True... But.. Something like that! [;D]
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Why do we use a towel and not a sponge to dry ourselves?
« Reply #8 on: 29/05/2007 20:57:15 »
Think about how a sponge works. what happens when you saturate a sponge and the squeeze it? The act of drying requires vigerous movement of the towel, does the towel get saturated? Even when soaked you will still ge dry with a towel, would you with a sponge?

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« Reply #9 on: 29/05/2007 21:09:35 »
Would you not with a sponge?

Well, isn't it easy to just squeeze a sponge? And then dry yourself again?
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« Reply #10 on: 29/05/2007 21:38:40 »
as you dry yourself with a sponge you are constantly squeezing with varying degrees of "hardness" thus you are wetting yourself again. when you next have a bath (sunday !) try running the sponge over yourself. does it absorb all / enough water to dry you?

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Why do we use a towel and not a sponge to dry ourselves?
« Reply #11 on: 21/09/2011 16:02:56 »
shake ur hair like a dog & wipe the excess water off the skinn be4 using the towel  & or try a chamois