NIKKI SIXX Explains Why He Never Washes His Hands After Using The Bathroom

November 8, 2016

MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx has revealed that he never washes his hands after using the restroom.

According to the Daily Mail, a staggering 62 percent of men do not wash their hands after going to the bathroom, a survey has revealed.

The survey of 100,000 people, carried out by a washroom services company, was the largest ever analysis into hand-washing habits.

Asked by his "Sixx Sense" co-host Jenn Marino if it's true that he doesn't wash his hands after visiting the toilet, Sixx said (hear audio below): "My thing is this, and you have to be honest with me and tell me I'm right: [you should] wash your hands before, because you don't wanna get the bacteria all over it. I don't have a problem with my own smell on my hands, but I'm shaking… I'm gonna shake a thousand hands a day and then I grab my junk. I've got a thousand people's germs on my junk. I don't want that. My own junk is my own junk, so I don't wash afterwards. So if you shake my hand, congratulations."

The importance of hand washing in the washroom is readily acknowledged as a means of reducing infection. By washing your hands, you rinse away those bathroom germs, protecting yourself and others.

According to Bustle, bathrooms are the places in our lives where bacteria really gather together to plot their next move — that's why the average person has 200 million bacteria per square inch on their hands after using the bathroom.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you wash your hands vigorously using soap and water for 15 to 20 seconds, or the time it takes to sing or hum "Happy Birthday" twice. But on average, bathroom users only washed their hands for 6 seconds, and just 5 percent washed their hands for 15 seconds or longer, researchers found.

The CDC says hand washing is one of the most effective ways to cut the spread of infectious diseases. Dirty hands are estimated to contribute to 50 percent of all foodborne illness outbreaks.

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