DSC Debate: Shower Shaving, or Sink Shaving?

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Hair, then body, then crotch.

Over the roll.

The stand-up wipe.

Everyone’s got a way of doing things in the bathroom, and that way is the way. Just ask them.

In truth, there’s rarely ever a right answer to these restroom-related disputes—you don’t have to wash your hair first, toilet paper can sit under the roll and sit-down wipers are totally normal, too—but it’s still fun to argue about them.

This month we’re taking on shaving in the sink versus shaving in the shower. Let the battle begin.

Team Sink Shaving:

Jeff G.: “Blind shaving? I’m not about that life. Not all of us have the luxury of a fogless vanity mirror in our showers. I’ve barely got room for a bottle of conditioner.”

Randall M.: “Showering is already a waste of water. I can’t get behind taking even more time to shave in there. Fill the sink halfway and use that water to rinse the blade—old-school style.”

Malek K.: “I like that my sink mirror’s got plenty of real estate to catch all my angles. I know exactly what I’ve missed, and what I’ve got left. No secret patches of scruff ever left behind.”

Bobby D.: “My shower is like a high-pressure fire hose; there’s no way I’m going to try and shave under it. I’d end up cutting my face from either an errant water jet or the machine gun-like annoyance.”

Alec B.: “Shower mirrors don’t actually work—they fog up just as bad as the real thing, making shaving in the shower the total pain in the ass you’d think it would be. Stick with the sink.”

Team Shower Shaving:

Brandon M.: “Ultimately, you want your skin to be soft, supple and ready for the razor. The steam preps your face for the shave, and there’s no mess, no cleanup and no fuss.

Luke L.: “Shaving in the shower is like meditating. You’re shaving. The hot water is running. You’re thinking about your life. The shower just provides the perfect atmosphere for a good shave.”

Rocky P.: “It’s just easier to manscape in there. You can go from one area to another without having to stretch out over the sink and apply more shaving cream.”

Tim N.: “Shaving in the shower cuts your get-ready-in-the-morning time by half. Though, if you’re shaving anywhere that takes longer than your face, use the sink—no one should be running the shower water for that long.”

Matt K.: “Whoever told you that fogless mirrors don’t work is straight up lying to you. I knew I had finally reached adulthood when I picked mine up at Bed Bath & Beyond with a 20 percent coupon.”

Now that our DSC employees have fought it out, it’s your turn. What side of the debate do you land on? Tell us in the comments below.