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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

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.

07/11/13 8:18 am

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

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.)

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.

07/09/13 1:01 am

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

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.

07/08/13 4:50 pm

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

07/08/13 1:23 pm

I was touching my face as i read that

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!

07/07/13 7:56 pm

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

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

ErkaTwerka Minnesota
07/06/13 11:43 pm

Touched my face two times just reading this.

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

Too many piercings and itches, ha.

07/06/13 11:32 pm

My eyes water too much for that to be possible

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

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

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.

hapiotter2 Utah
07/06/13 9:42 pm

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

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

The urge to wash would be too strong

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.

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.

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.

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.

07/06/13 3:19 pm

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

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.

wingman646 Jacksonville
07/06/13 1:49 pm

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

ladyniner81 I hate people
07/06/13 1:44 pm

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

07/06/13 1:15 pm

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

deosil WA
07/06/13 1:14 pm

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

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.

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.

07/06/13 11:53 am

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

toughmudder99 Texas
07/06/13 11:33 am


07/06/13 10:55 am

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