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Washing bras is one of the most annoying jobs ever, but how often should you be doing it?

BUYING AND WEARING bras is annoying enough without worrying about washing them.

It’s rarely as simple as throwing it in the washing machine either (unless you simply do not give a f**k), requiring basins and handwashing liquid and endless hours of drip-drying.

The women of the internet have agreed that it is an arduous, thankless task that most would rather put off until it becomes absolutely necessary:

But how often are you actually supposed to wash your bra? asked some gals in the know for their opinions on the issue – they’re slightly more conscientious about it than the Twitter masses, but only slightly:

If I put it on clean and then went on a mad night out dancing and hanging out with people who are smoking, then I’d throw it straight in the wash. Otherwise I’d wear it a few times.
I definitely wait too long (unless it’s a sports bra). I think that’s because I only have a few bras I feel are nice?
I have lots of bras but only two I really like, so I mostly alternate between those two. They get about a week of wear each before I wash.

According to Good Housekeeping, unless you’re really sweaty you should wait three or four wears before throwing a bra in the wash. There’s no need to do it any more than that, as over-washing damages the elasticity and shape of the bra.

We think this sounds a little optimistic, so we’re putting it to you, lovely readers: How long do you wear a bra before washing it? 

Poll Results:

A week (782)
A couple of times (695)
Two weeks/a month (608)
The limit does not exist (457)

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