Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Question


How awesome is it that Hubs and I have been using the same tooth brush for two months?

Or is it gross?

We both know what's been going on here.  But we don't acknowledge it.  We just act like this does not exist.  Don't ask don't tell, right?

But there is only one toothbrush in the bathroom.  And sometimes when I go to use it, the bristles are wet when I haven't brushed my teeth in 12 hours.

So tell me.

Is it incredibly romantic that we share the same toothbrush?

Or thoroughly disgusting?

39 comments:

  1. I love you, but I'm a little grossed out by this. that being said, YOU GO GIRL for sharing it. XO

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  2. Well it is pink so I feel like the Hubs should know it is yours... unless he really likes pink too...

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  3. I just couldn't resist this one. First let me say, I have done it. I have shared my toothbrush before as well. From a dental hygiene standpoint though, there are so many pathogens that get transfered from one person to the next and if one person has pathogens specific to periodontal disease or cavities, those get transfered to the other person's oral flora. I will note that when you kiss the person anyway, it can't matter that much right? Another thing to think about is that the plaque on your teeth is the waste product from bacteria. The waste product, yes! Bacteria eat the sugars on your teeth and leave their junk behind. Gross right? So you would essentially be swapping back and forth bacteria shiz via your tooth brush. Again, we kiss our husbands anyway and swap all that stuff around. I've came to the conclusion that it's gross....but i've done it too....so no judgmental feelings
    coming from me.

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  4. I am in the gross boat. I could not ever ever share a toothbrush with anyone. The thought makes me shudder.

    I don't care if other people do though.

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  5. hahahaha! So funny! Happened to us a few times too!
    I'm in the gross and romantic boat!

    http://johced-ourjourneytoeverywhere.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  6. I always know when Steve has been at mine as he presses too hard so the bristles are all bent! He's since been banned from using it except in emergencies!

    We did have a 'sink sharing' incident once where he was spitting out his toothpaste as I was bending down to rinse my face- I was not impressed.Rx

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  7. Errr ... don't know how I feel about that. I guess when you are married, you sort of share everything. Mouth hygiene goes a wee bit out the window, but I'm not sure I would be able to do it.

    I'd share a razor though ... is that gross?

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  8. I've done it, for sure. Yes, it probably is gross, but I'm pretty sure making out with my hubby is even grosser, and I do that even more often. ;P

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  9. I am kind of a germaphobe so I would say kinda gross, but whatever works! I don't even share the same bathroom with my hubby

    gl0ssi.blogspot.ca

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  10. ha, yes it is GROSS! BUT!!!! Mike has occasionally used mine "by accident" and i can tell because he uses GLOBBBERRS of tooth paste, and never fully brushes it well enough for it to dry nice and soft. I go to use it, and its hard as a rock. So its happened to all of us, but i try NOT do let it happen :)

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  11. ew! I can't even use the same sink as my husband. :)

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  12. My now hubby and I shared a toothbrush long before we were engaged. We don't do it constantly but it definitely does happen more than it should. If I am the one who gets my toothbrush ready then I just use whatever one i grab especially because they are the same colors. My hubby tends to get our toothbrushes ready most nights so he is better about us not using the wrong one.

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  13. I do think its funny that neither of you acknowledge it. And while I think it's gross, I did accidentally use my husbands toothbrush the other day. He laughed at me. I finished brushing my teeth and then said 'why didn't I just switch brushes'

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  14. lol I love this post! I have shared a toothbrush before, and honestly it doesn't bother me. I don't know that I'd do it long term though.

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  15. I might be a weirdo, but this is just something I will not do. Sharing a toothbrush is one of the worst things ever to me! Some things are not meant to be shared (unless it's a true emergency - like I forgot my toothbrush, there isn't a store nearby where I can get one, or a washcloth of some kind nearby. . .then maybe. MAYBE)
    It's really funny that you guys don't talk about it, and that your husband doesn't mind using a pink toothbrush.

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  16. depends- do you regularly make out? then what's the diff. your germs are his germs anyways.
    if you don't make out... well... maybe this is for the best because then somehow your germs are his germs.
    more power to you.
    we have 2 different brushes but we randomly use each others all the time just because we're in a rush and don't care. meh.

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  17. well we have two brushes, but we've definitely had to share on trips, or even switched. i don't think its a big deal. the only difference is ryan and i kind of like different tooth brushes, oh ya we're high maintenance.

    K

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  18. I am literally cringing at the thought of this...so gross! But to each their own I suppose =)

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  19. My ex and I where together 5 years and we shared a toothbrush from time to time. If you're just that comfortable then who really cares.

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  20. GA-ROOSE! Haha But that is just me! I am a weirdo about things and i don't even really like drinking after people. However I know other people who share brushes with their significant others from time to time...you're not the only one.

    but ya know...they do sell tooth brushes at the dollar store ;) lol

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  21. for me that is gross no one uses my toothbrush ever

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  22. I dont judge... some, prob most, think it is disgusting, heck our family members when they found out we only packed (when I say we I mean, I remembered mine and my husband forgot his) one toothbrush home for Christmas, they all voted that it was disgusting that we were sharing it, even after I argued "I kiss him, makeout with him, how different is it really?" they still didn't think that was valid reason or excuse... but, still even now when at our home when his electric toothbrush is dead he goes for my non electric toothbrush (the electric used to be mine but I got tired of changing the head of it every time I brushed my teeth so I went and bought my own non electric toothbrush, yet as you see kinda pointless since he still uses mine haha) soooooo I am with you, it is just something we pretend isnt happening and don't let it bug us... just extra time under the water rinsing after use :)

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  23. One late night, my husband came home super drunk from a party. I was angry, but whatever. Anyway, I heard him strip down and brush his teeth, since he had puked and stuff. In the morning I noticed that his toothbrush wasn't even in the holder, it was still packed away from a recent trip. Yeah, he brushed his pukey teeth and pukey mouth with my toothbrush...

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  24. Yeah, I wouldn't say that's romantic at all. But you still make me laugh. Does that count??

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  25. 'Tis romance, in its subtlest form! Shy, nascent preteens exchange their first bodily fluids coyly with "Soda Kisses" - swapping spit by sharing pop, no touchies. This is a beautiful reincarnation for the happpily stable longterm couple - the intimacy of the Toothbrush Kisses. It's cleaner than the Soda Kisses, too; like, by far.

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  26. Do you watch How I Met Your Mother? The characters, Marshall and Lily do the same thing. lol There's a whole scene about it. Maybe it's on YouTybe somewhere...

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  27. I don't think I've ever shared a toothbrush with my husband, but if I wasn't pregnant it might not gross me out. Right now just my own toothbrush grosses me out. Weak stomach.

    But one time on a trip before we were married my brother and boyfriend (husband now) had the same toothbrush and someone didn't unpack theirs and they found out at the end of the week that they had been sharing all along! Welcome to the family baby!

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  28. So grossed out! LOL I don't even drink after people, no way am I brushing after him.

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  29. Mmmm, I have to admit, that sadly, we are in completely the same place. My husband even actually got around to mentioning that we needed another one- so i got one, and then he threw the other one away. Apparently he didn't get that the new one was for me.
    But really, we kiss and do all sorts of stuff and share stuff- I don't think it is thaaaat bad. I am with ya!

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  30. Oh Bonnie, there are a lot of things I can get on board with - - - this is not one of them. You asked: it's kinda gross. Okay, actually, a lot gross. It's okay though. I still love your blog!

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  31. omg barf. you can't guest on my blog anymore...

    kidding. this is actually why i love you so much. but still-- barf.

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  32. Can I buy you a new toothbrush?

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  33. My husband and I have this argument ALL THE TIME!

    I think it's not disgusting. We kiss right? And we rinse the brush off after using it too. It's just his mouth. Whatever. We share the same soap and that cleans worse parts than the mouth. He thinks it's absolutely disgusting though.

    BUT,

    he once used my deodorant and I freaked out. I think that is way more disgusting, but he's ok with it. So take what you will from that! Good luck!

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  34. You've never been much of a germophobe Miss BonBon. I still remember when I asked you for a piece of gum in middle school and you opened your mouth and ripped the piece of gum you were chewing on in half and handed it to me. At first I was disgusted, but then I thought about it for a second and stuck that gum right in my mouth. What are friends and husbands for, if not for sharing saliva?

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  35. You've never been much of a germophobe Miss BonBon. I still remember when I asked you for a piece of gum in middle school and you opened your mouth and ripped the piece of gum you were chewing on in half and handed it to me. At first I was disgusted, but then I thought about it for a second and stuck that gum right in my mouth. What are friends and husbands for, if not for sharing saliva?

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  36. My hubby and I share a toothbrush if one of us happens to forget ours on a trip...but we haven't really made an every day habit out of it. So, I'm not completely grossed out, but I would definitely suggest your hubs invest in a toothbrush in a more manly color soon ;)

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