The Weird Reason Why People Are Eating Oranges in the Shower

published Feb 24, 2017
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If you’ve ever had the pleasure of eating an orange, then you know the juicy deliciousness of the fruit comes with juicy stickiness. Some people don’t mind the mess, while others avoid eating the fruit because of this fact.

Well, it turns out there’s a solution for the messy-averse. A subreddit called Shower Orange proposes a simple, but revolutionary, solution to the inconvenience: Enjoy oranges in the shower to ensure you’re staying clean.

The original post on the subject has been deleted for Reddit, but Buzzfeed reports the message read:

“Ok so this is going to sound real weird… but here it goes. Just think about it: Tearing apart a cold fresh orange with your bare hands, just letting the juices run over your body. Not worrying if your going to get sticky, or anything. Just ripping it in half, and tearing into it with your teeth like a savage cannibal who hasn’t eaten in a week! This is the most carnal, ferocious, liberating thing a man can do”
(Image credit: Reddit)

Now people are using the subreddit as a platform to share their shower-orange ingestion adventures. A quick look at the platform shows plenty of orange peels on the shower floor. The four rules are as follows: No nudity, no grapefruits, encourage others, and link back to suitable posts and threads. And while grapefruits are on the no-no list, clementines, tangerines, and blood oranges are all acceptable.

For those who enjoy citrus fragrances, the aroma of the peel will likely add to the ambiance. But the real question is how does the shower impact the taste profile of the fruit? Please try it and report back.

Would you eat an orange in the shower? Let us know in the comments.