A Twitter poll has divided the internet after one person asked if people often wash their legs when showering and how many times they do it.
The surprisingly problematic question was first posted by Twitter user Conor Arpwel.
He asked, ‘Do you wash your legs when you take a shower?‘
Responses poured in and become a topic of debate as people argued one way or the other on if you should wash your legs every time you step into the shower.
‘For the record, I do wash my legs but lots of people apparently don’t,’ Conor wrote to defend himself after his poll gained more popularity than he expected.
Other people online started to debate each other on if it really was necessary to scrub the legs every time someone decides to take a shower.
‘I feel like you don’t really need to wash your legs, you wash your top 3/4 and the soap and water runs down,’ a commenter explained. ‘Unless you’re extraordinarily dirty for some reason.’
Their response with echoed by other who also selected ‘no’ in the poll.
Someone commented: ‘How are you legs getting so dirty you need to regularly wash them with soap and water? Daily showers are for areas that produce a lot of sweat like the armpits. You don’t need to scrub yourself head to toe. It’s a waste of time and it’s bad for your skin.’
The Twitter thread also gave people the opportunity to joke about how they supposedly avoid washing their legs when going into the shower.
‘No, I take them off before showering so they’ll last longer,’ one person joked when commenting on the debate.
The Fader joined the debate by writing: ‘After we get over the hurdle of washing out legs, i would like to call to everyone’s attention the need to also wash one’s feet.’
Ultimately, the poll revealed about 80 per cent of people wash their legs every time they step into the shower. But there is still 20 per cent of people who think it is unnecessary to bathe the area.