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Show Of Hands July 6th, 2013 3:13pm

Studies claim that the average person touches his/her own face over 2,000 times per day. Do you think you could go 24 hours without doing so even once (with no physical restraint or barrier)?

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MoonFireDancer New Jersey
07/15/13 7:06 pm

My glasses keep falling off my face and my eyelashes keep going into my eyeballs.

aj1545 Cat Lady
07/15/13 5:18 am

No, just thinking about that made me want to touch it more lol

luxor135
07/11/13 10:46 pm

With some sort of incentive, yes

CalTexHawk spiral arm
07/11/13 10:50 am

People who answered 'yes' are liars.

penguins511
07/11/13 8:18 am

I literally just scratched my face as a was reading this poll. I believe it.

dollyskid
07/10/13 5:06 am

2000 times? i don't believe that. 200 times, maybe. (now if you said men touch another body part 2000 times a day, that i would believe.)

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sarah1911 Poolesville MD
07/09/13 5:39 am

My face gets itchy, especially during these sweaty summer days. Does touching with an object like cool wet washcloth count?…then there's no way.

pegasaurous
07/09/13 1:01 am

What if a part of your face gets itchy?._.

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YoungJazz Sedro Woolley
07/08/13 9:30 pm

As long as pushing my glasses up doesn't count, I'm in!

misterzero West Virginia
07/08/13 8:57 pm

I could but I wouldn't want to.. I have to brush my teeth at some point.

joma
07/08/13 4:50 pm

Rarely touch my face during the day, hand bacteria on face = eek!

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torstrum
07/08/13 1:23 pm

I was touching my face as i read that

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heyyjude NC
07/08/13 9:42 am

I try not to but I am the worst for touching my face.

mstep1714 Oklahoma
07/07/13 11:07 pm

DEFINITELY! The only time I touch my face is to wash it because I have OCDs. So 24 hrs without showering (which sometimes happens on a busy day) and it would be natural to me!

jonny323
07/07/13 7:56 pm

If you ever tried this your nose would suddenly become amazingly itchy.

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Ikillgiants California
07/07/13 2:45 pm

I have acne prone skin, so I rarely touch my face

redsox95 New England
07/07/13 5:59 am

Try being a Marine standing at attention

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ErkaTwerka Minnesota
07/06/13 11:43 pm

Touched my face two times just reading this.

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bballard92 taste the rainbow
07/06/13 11:36 pm

Too many piercings and itches, ha.

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rocketqueen
07/06/13 11:32 pm

My eyes water too much for that to be possible

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/06/13 10:16 pm

In fact, I'm touching mine now. Aaaaaah...

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/06/13 10:15 pm

Nope. I touch my face all the time. Not in a creepy way though.

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hapiotter2 Utah
07/06/13 9:42 pm

Mostly I just don't want to bother thinking about it that much.

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tenletters New York
07/06/13 9:14 pm

The urge to wash would be too strong

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LilWing00
07/06/13 9:05 pm

Every time I try to do something like that I will get an irresistible itch that I can't help but scratch.

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sahmiam
07/06/13 8:11 pm

I wash my hands frequently and avoid touching my face in hopes of being sick less often. It would be hard not to touch my face at all though, because I wouldn't be able to wash it.

kittylover Florida
07/06/13 7:31 pm

I have terrible allergies and have to blow my nose a lot, so no.

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MrWalrus Undergrid
07/06/13 6:30 pm

If some body is awake for a 14 hour day, they would have to touch their face every 25 seconds. But 2000 is just the average. Some people are obviously higher, so about every 15 seconds or less.

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sarakay Down the Bayou
07/06/13 4:19 pm

So funny. As I was reading the question I was scratching away an itch on my face. I have to say no.

thndrstrike Salinas, California
07/06/13 4:01 pm

I also lean my cheek on my hand, so no.

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KimberlyT717
07/06/13 3:19 pm

Just the thought of trying not to touch my face, makes my face itch.

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mfiskratti1990 CA
07/06/13 2:27 pm

I would take a try at doing it, but I believe I would end up doing it inadvertently anyways ... It's second nature.

dudley northern Virginia woods
07/06/13 2:01 pm

Even if I managed while awake, I would do it while sleeping or reading or watching TV . I did it twice while typing this.

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wingman646 Jacksonville
07/06/13 1:49 pm

Everyone that said yes would lose in less than an hour.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
07/06/13 1:44 pm

during allergy season in N.Y.? HAHAHA,. what?

BitsySpider
07/06/13 1:15 pm

I touch my hands with my face more often than I touch my face with hands, I think.

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deosil WA
07/06/13 1:14 pm

We need something to play with, right?! ;)

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Evseng2
07/06/13 3:55 pm

I would make a crude comment but I'm above that

JenniferNoel Silicon Valley
07/06/13 12:15 pm

I have to put my makeup on, so no.

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tcadez Minnesnowta
07/06/13 12:14 pm

Well right now it's allergy season, so definitely no. But even if it wasn't, no.

honest
07/06/13 11:53 am

My face got itchy after I read the question, so no.

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StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
07/06/13 11:05 am

I must be the exception lol. I only touch my face when I wash it in the morning and in the evening or if I'm scratching my forehead. Ten times in the average day, tops.

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trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/06/13 11:00 am

Our primate minds just have to make sure the head is still there I guess....

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jmcolema Greensboro
07/06/13 10:59 am

No way. For some reason when I'm nervous I immediately go for my face. Or I scratch my head. Weird I know

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Jabroney
07/06/13 10:55 am

I think the only person capable of reaching 2k times a day is that kid from Dazed and Confused.

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toughmudder99 Texas
07/06/13 11:33 am

Brilliant!!

Jabroney
07/06/13 10:55 am

I'm pretty sure I only touch my face to wash it, scratch an itch, or shave (trim)...