The next time some fellow claims he's always "getting lucky," take a look at his sheets for a clue whether he really is getting lots of action. Results of a recent survey by a U.K. mattress company, reported by CBC on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, concluded the average single guy only washes his sheets four times a year, approximately every three months. It turns out that dirty sheets are a turn-off to romance.
17 percent volunteered the information that their dirty sheets had caused them problems coaxing their romantic interest into getting naked with them in the sack. Ladies most likely to turn up their noses and walk away from stained, grey, smelly, dingy sheets with their clothes on are between ages 35 to 50. Dainty sheets are so important to them that 60 percent of women surveyed revealed they changed their sheets and pillow cases once a week.
Of the unmarried fellows aged 18 to 25, 55 percent assumed changing their sheets every three months or so was sufficient. Think three months of accumulated dust mites, bed bugs plus old dried semen and other bodily fluids.
Most everyone recalls commercials that equate being sexy with toothpaste and deodorants. If this survey reaches the marketing departments of detergent companies, "Wash your sheets, wash your sheets," may be the next big push, complete with nudity and candles. Who would believe that detergent just got sexy?