Women Confess Their Dirty Thoughts About Cleaning

Come clean: Have you ever looked at a pile of dirty dishes in your friend's kitchen and inwardly congratulated yourself for having an empty sink at home? Do you believe your sister-in-law's bathtub is just, well, not quite as well-scrubbed as yours?

If so, you're not alone. In a recent survey of 1,500 women, 66 percent felt their cleaning standards were higher than those of others. About 58 percent copped to judging other women based on how well they keep their home, and also felt judged themselves. 

But here's the real dirt: More than half of women said they had avoided using the bathrooms in other people's homes because they weren't clean enough. 

Now, before you start panicking and running for your toilet brush, I should tell you that the survey (official name: the Dirty Work Index) was released by the folks at Scrubbing Bubbles, who certainly have a vested interest in making you want to clean more often. Still, the results intrigued me. 

Perhaps I'm not the best judge. I confess to having used the public restrooms at both Coney Island and a KISS concert. (Clearly, I am not easily frightened.) But this bathroom finding made me curious: You tell me. Do people actually do that?

Have you ever steered clear of the bathroom in someone's home because you doubted its cleanliness? Take our poll and chime in below!

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