[Discussion] Would you ever share earphones with someone?

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nigelhernandez

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I was surprised that my friends wouldn't share my earphones saying they have bacteria. I would accept earphones from any of my other friends (especially a hot girl). Is it really that much of a bacteria risk?
 
Soul

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I've happily shared earphones with people. I'm not the most fastidious soul around, but unless someone's got an ear infection or there's a pandemic going on, your friends sound overcautious to me.
 
BitterlyAlive

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I was surprised that my friends wouldn't share my earphones saying they have bacteria. I would accept earphones from any of my other friends (especially a hot girl). Is it really that much of a bacteria risk?
As long as I trust the person and don't see earwax, I don't mind. But if I know the person isn't very hygenic or I see earwax, I get nauseous at the thought of sharing earphones.
 
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SXCX965

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I think it's kinda gross and wouldn't do it personally but I don't think it's that big of a deal
 
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Epsilon0

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I travelled a lot with my closest friend and shared almost everything with her, including earphones. So, I don’t have a problem sharing earphones with someone I know and like.
 
Mort

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I am very wary of putting any thing in my ears as i had bad very bad ear infections in the parst . Worst was one i left it to long and i managed to rupture my ear drum . So putting any thing in my ears is a bot of a nono . :)
 
TheSoulless

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I never even use earphones since they get ear wax on them and then the bacteria keep multiplying in my pocket. Gross. I prefer headphones.
 
disabledandhopeless

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I will if they are willing to share it with me. Will clean it for them with alcohol wipes.
 
tiredofsuffering

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Yes. But I always clean them after, just because.
 
Weightoftheworld

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Not a major issue but personally no. Working in healthcare, I know that a lot of people don’t keep their ears as clean as they should.
 
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I hate earphones, they hurt and they fall out but if this wasn't the case I wouldn't have a problem so long as they're wax free. Headphones all the way for me
 
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Yeah, I really don't care anymore at this point. If their ears are dirty, whatever. It's just earwax. If I get some sort of disease for it, maybe I'll finally drop dead.
 
lostangel

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As long as there is no ear wax there isn't really a problem. But I am no medical professional.
 
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