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    I accidentally used my wife's toothbrush. She cleaned the bathroom and rotated the toothbrush holder. I have no clue as to the color of mine, only its location. When I realized my mistake, I told her. She reacted as though I had cleaned the toilet with it. I think she knew I was not happy so she decided both toothbrushes were due to be replaced. I do understand it is flu season, but I don't think that had anything to do with it. What is the big deal?

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    can't help ya. My husband and I have been known to share a toothbrush when travelling and someone forgets theirs. While I prefer to have my own, I really don't find it that big of a deal.....

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    Too funny!! That will teach her to clean the bathroom!

    I would assume, because you are married and co-habitating, that you've shared a heck of a lot more than saliva before, but we all have our little idiosyncracies.

    I am sure she will forgive you, but if you start using her cosmetics, that might be pushing it.
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    Um, if you have French kissed, she shouldn't be ticked at all....

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    Quote Originally Posted by zakity View Post
    Um, if you have French kissed, she shouldn't be ticked at all....
    Since you brought it up, yeah we still swap spit after all of these years.

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    I think she might be upset because personal hygiene items are, well, *personal*. You each have your own razor and comb, too, I bet.

    My husband occasionally does the same thing. I can't believe he can't keep track of something as simple as what color HIS toothbrush is.
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    While it might not be logical, she might have had it drilled into her head to never share toothbrushes.? Perhaps when times are quiet, you could calmly and respectfully ask her. We all have our quwirks!!

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    Oh, fixer, this is just tooooooo funny. Thanks for a chuckle.

    I agree...sort of...with what CH said but well, clean is clean you know.

    Do you have your own........comb, brush, razor, towel, wash cloth, deodorant? Maybe you could suggest, in the name of frugality, that you start sharing those too!! Then again.......maybe not!

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    Okay MadHen, Now that's funny!!!

    Sorry fixer I've got my own issues with toothbrushes. We each have our own and our own tube of toothpaste. If he used my toothbrush I'd have a hard time getting past his personal baterial load in his mouth. Our dentist told me never to share because you could spread tooth decay. My husband would not want me using his toothbrush either, it's mutual here. As far as kissing, well of course we do too, but we brush our teeth before bed. Gone are the days when we raced to the bedroom toothbrushing be damned.

    On a side note I know a family of 9 who all share 1 toothbrush, ewww. I buy their kids toothbrushes (added to their gift) every Christmas, there's no telling what happens to them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollypurebred39 View Post
    Gone are the days when we raced to the bedroom toothbrushing be damned.

    On a side note I know a family of 9 who all share 1 toothbrush, ewww. I buy their kids toothbrushes (added to their gift) every Christmas, there's no telling what happens to them!
    Oh! this post is just cracking me up!!!!!!!

    And EEEEEEWWWWWW.......for the one toothbrush with 9 people. Now I DO DRAW THE LINE there!!

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    ~Ewww! No way I would ever share a toothbrush.
    I'm glad you told your wife right away, fixer. I'd be really grossed out by that too.
    My dh and I don't share toothpaste either(each have our own tube). I also won't share tweezers, nail clippers, hairbrushes, combs, washcloths, towels, soaps, even eating utensils and cups.~
    Admittedly, the issue is with me. Dh doesn't mind using any personal item I've used but that just proves to me that his standard of hygiene is lower than mine and proves the need for the separate stuff rules!~

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    I have to admit, it kind of grosses me out too... can't say exactly why. (I probably would have boiled it in some water to clean it when he wasn't looking!)

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    It may not be so much about the hygiene aspect of it, as the actual personal side of it.

    Hubby and I get way more intimate than swapping spit, but we'd be up in arms if we used each other's toothbrush. That is MY toothbrush and there is no need for HIM to use MY toothbrush when he has a toothbrush for his very own. Some things are sacred in our house. Toothbrushes are one of those. Razors are another. In fact, when I'm mad at him and feeling spiteful, and petty, I use his razor to shave my armpits. And I certainly don't rinse it after that. Hah.

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    MrsM,
    that is priceless!! I'm going to shave my armpits w/dh razor next time he gets me p.o.'d. I just hope he doesn't clean the toilet w/my toothbrush....

    Seriously, I have issues w/toothbrush shareing too. We each have out very own color and it is written down on the white board if anyone(dh) forgets. Sorry Fixer, but toothbrush sharing is just too gross for me.

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    I guess you have to draw the line somewhere. When you consider that the purpose of a toothbrush is to get the bits of food and plaque and gunk off your teeth, it is really only one step up from a Q-Tip. And I certainly wouldn't want to share one of those!! (Or, at the least, I'd want to be the first one to use it!)
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