A solid argument for liquid soap

December 21st, 2010 · 54 comments

When men and women are forced to share a bathroom, our submitter in Philadelphia explains, “sometimes gentle reminders are needed to keep the household hygiene at an acceptable level.”

GENTLEMEN PLEASE clean your PUBES off of the SOAP. ~thank you~

And as Meghan the intern discovered during a summer gig in New York City, sometimes those gentle reminders bear repeating at the office, too.

All employees must wash genitals

related: Rocketpubes.com

FILED UNDER: art · hygiene · New York · Philadelphia · soap


54 responses so far ↓

  • #1   mediabrat

    Those pubes were fu– oh, never mind.

    Dec 21, 2010 at 2:40 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Jonathan

      Why am I reminded of a goat?

      Dec 21, 2010 at 2:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Jonathan's retarded

      Because you’re an idiot!

      Dec 21, 2010 at 4:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   farcical aquatic ceremony

      @1.1 …because goats’ll eat anything, much like those “…’x’ was fucking delicious”-losers?

      Dec 21, 2010 at 6:56 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   newbienot

      SaniFresh sounds like a generic brand feminine wash. Why must it have those effed up names like Vagisil…

      gross

      Dec 28, 2010 at 12:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Sirius¤ bang

    “Intern at a summer gig”? So that’s what they’re calling it nowadays, Meghan?

    Dec 21, 2010 at 2:42 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Jonathan

    Seriously, gentlemen: I recommend shaving cream.

    Dec 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   pony girl

      I’m confused.
      You mean as a body wash?

      Dec 21, 2010 at 5:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Anruiishi bang

    Either something got lost in translation or Meghan works at a “spa” as a “massage therapist”. Congrats Meghan, your parents will read this. Good luck continuing your “internship” now. :)

    Dec 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   The Elf

      I wondered about that too. Not that I don’t recommend regularly washing your naughty bits! I’m just puzzled why it’s necessary for the job. Unless Anruiishi and CakesaurusRex are spot on, that is.

      Dec 22, 2010 at 7:46 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   CakeasaurusRex

    O_o Im still so confused over the second photo….Is it in a brothel bathroom??

    Dec 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Divvitar

      Either that, or it’s in a laboratory too cheap to get the proper “How to clean your…” signs before taking a urine test.

      Dec 22, 2010 at 3:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Zorin

    Last I checked, ladies have pubes too, and they can just as easily end up on the soap.

    Way to be sexist, note-writer!

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   CakeasaurusRex

      “Last I checked” is so appropriate in this situation it makes me giggle :D

      *peers under your skirt*

      Dec 21, 2010 at 5:36 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   The Elf

      Well, a lot of ladies take care of that. Even if a woman doesn’t go for the agent orange approach to deforestation, many maintain a nicely mowed playing field or neatly trimmed shrubbery. So they aren’t as likely to be the source of wild and untamed verge. So to speak.

      I think that the culprit is male is a fair assumption here.

      Dec 22, 2010 at 7:40 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Canthz_B bang

      Agent Orange? I once dated a babe who needed to use napalm!

      She had a wicked thicket.

      Dec 22, 2010 at 9:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   Zorin

      Hee, I’m a guy, but I *have* seen women who do less than the average amount of shaving.

      Personally it doesn’t bother me as long as she is hygienic about it.

      Dec 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   Divvitar

      Ah the smell of fresh mowed grass in the morning…oh, wait!

      Dec 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.6   LainTexas

      Elf, you are a true poet. If I ever get married, I want you to write my wedding vows.

      Dec 22, 2010 at 9:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.7   David

      When i was at college, i had a friend who worked as a cleaner for a while – and i remember him telling me how shocked he was by his first encounter with ladies ‘rest rooms’ (and i am talking both public and college residence here) – and how revoltingly filthy they were left. According to him, the ladies were worse than the gentlemen! And i always end up remembering that whenever i run into the myth that ladies = squeaky clean angels while men = filthy grunts. Just another part of modern sexism if you ask me.

      So yes – way to be sexist, note-writer!

      Dec 30, 2010 at 3:30 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   beautician

    we know it’s the gentlemen at fault because the ladies all wax their pubes these days, right?

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Canthz_B bang

      Maybe, maybe not. But I would like to have been there when they made sure before blaming the guys.

      Dec 21, 2010 at 9:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   se

      maybe she stuck it between her teeth to check the fit?

      Dec 21, 2010 at 10:43 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   timmy d

    What’s wrong with a little exfoliant? It’s obviously a very clean pube.

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   The voice of... James Mason bang

    … Men shave their pubes…??

    Ya learn something new every day… hmmm!

    Dec 21, 2010 at 4:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Silence

    Ugh. Pubes. It’s one of those words that sounds exactly like what it describes.

    Dec 21, 2010 at 4:01 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   mata

      onomatopoeia? (accent on the PEE-A)

      Dec 21, 2010 at 7:12 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Canthz_B bang

      Probably because it’s short for exactly what it describes.

      Dec 24, 2010 at 11:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Princess

    Who the fuck washes their genitals in a public bathroom?

    Dec 21, 2010 at 4:53 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Olivia

      I do, it’s quite fun.

      Dec 21, 2010 at 4:54 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   pony girl

      Why is it genitals? I thought it was genitalia.

      Is there a difference? Can they be used interchangeably?

      This will bother me. I wonder if grammar girl covers this one.

      Dec 21, 2010 at 5:14 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   WMDKitty

      Genitals, genitalia, naughty bits… it all refers to the same parts, so why the fuss?

      Dec 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Olivia

    Ew, why would you want to use hand soap that someone’s pubes has been on anyway?

    Dec 21, 2010 at 4:53 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Lilly

      That soap is fucking delicious!

      Dec 21, 2010 at 4:55 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   pony girl

      I think there’s a website for that.

      Dec 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   Steve

      Because there’s no such thing as pube soap.

      Dec 21, 2010 at 6:26 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   Canthz_B bang

      No need to chastise Lilly. She’s already washed her mouth out with soap.

      Dec 22, 2010 at 12:45 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.5   ariane

      Actually, steve, there is such a thing as pube soap, though it is marketed as “intimate hygiene products.” It’s liquid and comes in a pump jar.

      Dec 24, 2010 at 6:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Just saying

    In general, using bar soap is totally unsanitary.

    Dec 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   farcical aquatic ceremony

      Agreed. I don’t share a bar of soap with anyone who doesn’t share a LOT of my DNA, and I avoid doing even that amount of sharing.

      Dec 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   The Elf

      Yeah, looking at that made my flesh crawl.

      Because it’s Dial, not because it’s a bar soap.

      Dec 22, 2010 at 7:43 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   Kathy

      The first thing I thought looking at the picture wasn’t the sign. It was “Who would touch a bar of soap in a bathroom not your own?” Ew.

      Dec 22, 2010 at 10:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.4   WMDKitty

      @Kathy — Well, if I got something particularly nasty on my hands, and wanted to remove it, I’d damn well touch the soap. Better to touch gnarly bar soap than spread invisible shit particles everywhere you touch, right?

      Dec 23, 2010 at 12:28 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   H Bomb

    Instead of the mini-picture of the two hands rubbing together on the second picture, they should have a picture of a hand and man/lady junk, and soap bubbles would be flying everywhere so non-English speakers would know what to do.

    Dec 21, 2010 at 5:05 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Mace Elaine

    I would have left a pair of tweezers, too, just to drive the point home.

    Dec 21, 2010 at 7:20 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Mace Elaine

      To clarify: I mean for either photo. Oof.

      Dec 21, 2010 at 7:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   bob loblaw

    i always wash my gentiles esp after church

    Dec 21, 2010 at 8:16 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   infanttyrone

      This alt.spelling thing brings to mind two unrelated (until now) bits:

      1) Burns & Schrieber’s routine that has the preacher asking
      “Have you been washed in the blood of the lamb?”

      2) The old two-step zoophiliac bumper sticker:
      Montana: Where the men are men…and the sheep are nervous.

      Easter…Ah, Clarice, it’s always been about more than just the bunnies.

      Dec 22, 2010 at 3:04 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Canthz_B bang

    Meghan’s gig was in NYC, the sign was probably supposed to read:

    “All Employees Must Wash Gentiles – By order of Mayor Bloomberg”

    The Mayor is serious about cleaning that town up.

    Dec 21, 2010 at 9:55 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   bowloftoast bang

    As a guy, I appreciated that extra bit of instruction at the very bottom of the genital soap dispenser. It made the washing much easier after a few tries.

    Dec 21, 2010 at 11:48 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Canthz_B bang

    These days it’s just not wise to blame the people in your immediate vicinity for soap pubes.

    Rocket pubes can travel miles before finding a suitable bar of soap to land on.

    Dec 22, 2010 at 12:39 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Canthz_B bang

    Note one is way too unfair. Did they do a DNA test to determine whose copse was the cause?
    I ask you.

    Dec 22, 2010 at 9:36 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   The Elf

      I saw what you did there….. Lol!

      Dec 22, 2010 at 1:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Canthz_B bang

    Leave It To Beaver?

    Dec 26, 2010 at 7:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

Comments are Closed