Wash Your Hands by Travis Evans
February 14, 2008, 6:06 pm
Filed under: News


This may not seem like an appropriate topic for men. However, if you men are acting like boys, then it is Manspeak’s job to cultivate manhood. “By washing our hands?” you may ask. Let me explain.

With the flu season in full swing, not only is it wise, but it is masculine to regularly wash your hands. I regularly see men not washing their hands, and no, pseudo-washing does not count (where you put your hands under running water for 2 seconds). Why? I think laziness is the big issue. Proper hand washing only takes 20 seconds. Are you that busy?

Hand washing promotes cleanliness, diligence, and good health. Aren’t these manly?

Here are the proper steps for washing your hands (from the CDC, yes that CDC, the manly one):

1. Wet your hands with clean running water and apply soap. Use warm water if it is available.
2. Rub hands together to make a lather and scrub all surfaces. (Don’t forget the wrists!)
3. Continue rubbing hands for 20 seconds. (Keep your hands down so the dirty water does not run back on to your hands)
4. Rinse hands well under running water.
5. Dry your hands using a paper towel or air dryer. If possible, use your paper towel to turn off the faucet.

Kevin…no Mike…Walt?…One of us typed this


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Thanks Kevin… or Mike for the plug. We’d also like to let your readers know that because flu activity is on the rise throughout the U.S., CDC recommends that people get vaccinated if they haven’t done so already this season. In addition, to stop germs from spreading, take everyday preventive actions including frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes. If you get the flu, take antiviral drugs if your doctor says you need them. For more information on influenza and protecting against it, visit CDC’s

Comment by CDC yes the manly one

Today’s Wall Street Journal (2/15) had an interesting front page article on different ways inventors are trying to combat the ‘germy’ bathroom handles of public restrooms. In it they reported that 34% of men and 12% of women do not wash their hands after using the restroom.

For those curious about the inventions, the most unique was a device that is above the handle and every few minutes it sprays disinfectant on the exiting door handle.

Comment by jeff moore

skwatty rote it.

Comment by joshcan

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