A recent survey by Hansgrohe on global showering habits has confirmed that South Africans love showering together.
Showering in pairs
Research has revealed that 47% of people across the globe are doubling their fun when it comes to showering by taking a shower with their partner.
While the 32% of British people enjoy a communal shower experience, almost twice as many South Africans admitted to regularly doing so (52%).
Loved-up couples are driving the score internationally with 55% using their shower for romantic trysts with 62% of South African pairs particularly partial to indulging in the pleasure of showering in pairs.
The survey results also show that younger couples are more likely to favour a rendezvous behind the shower curtain. More than half of 18-35 year olds admitted to regularly showering with someone else (54%) and just over a third of 45-55 year olds (35%) admitted to doing the same.
In Europe, Asia and South Africa however, an impressive 58% of 25-35 year olds admitted to their love of some twosome shower time.
Yearning for bigger showers
The respondents also said that size matters – when it comes to picking the right shower that is. Over 71% are reportedly yearning for something bigger, with the Americans at 82%, the Chinese at 80%, Europeans at 66% and South Africans at 79%.
However, 76% of them said they would prefer the extra space to store their shampoo and other product bottles as opposed to making room for an extra body.
Different shower habits among men and women
The survey also explored how showering habits differ according to gender and relationship status.
It was found that 41% of couples living together prefer to use their bathroom as a calm retreat where they can relax and enjoy some time on their own.
The opposite was found to be true in 32% of couples who do not share living space.
The results also showed that 75% of women are more likely to seek solitude in the shower compared to 69% of men, of which 52% admitted to using it as a place of refuge for peace and quiet and 48% because they value their privacy in the bathroom.
On the question of water temperature preferences, a significant 8% of men admitted to actually preferring a cold shower compared to only 4% of women. 76% of the people surveyed seemed to be “lukewarm” about hot showers, saying they have them due to force of habit (59%) or because it helps them to relax (41%).
The stereotype of prudish bathroom behaviour is also eliminated when looking at whether people share a bathroom as well as the shower. 23% of respondents say they’re not alone in the bathroom while showering, with only 4% attributing this to the typical rush hour bathroom congestion.