The wonders of Q-tips

7/16/2010 04:08:00 AM
As far as physical hygiene goes, I feel that Q-tips are incredible.

I'd go so far as to say that I'm not sure I'd want to live in a world sans Q-tips.

They're fantastic.

And you can't deny it: YOU LOVE the way your ears feel after you "clean them" with a Q-tip.

In my book, there's no substitute: Q-tips are the only way to go.


Q-tips continue to be the market leader in the world of cotton swabs. As they should be.


  1. "Joe, you've got to stop pressing when the Q-tip meets resistance!"

    p.s. I totally agree with you! :)

  2. I agree!

    I tried generic once...never again. They were awful.

  3. as an audiologist, I feel that it is my job to say...

    Don't clean your ear canals with a Q-tip! Typically, it just pushes earwax down deeper into the canal, which will more-than-likely lead to build-up. Besides, earwax (in "normal" amounts is good and healthy).

    Now, cleaning the outer "bowl" of your ears with a Q-tip, that's cool.

    :) Just my little public service announcement for the day!

  4. i knew Sarah would say that. i actually think of her words when i revel in the wonders of q-tips!! i LOVE q-tips! i need them....and i try to just get the outer parts.

    whenever i travel and go to someone's house without q-tips i think it's odd. i feel weird without them.

  5. I take Q-tips with me on vacation, because I can't live without them. I stocked our camper with a big ol box of Q-tips. I need to Q-tip every day or I just don't feel right. Oddly enough, my children are incredibly frightened of Q-tips. Huh.

  6. MUST HAVE Q-TIPS. They are essential for life. My ears feel itchy just thinking of going a day without using Q-tips.

    I'm definitely in the camp of "take them whenever I stay over anywhere, just in case."

    (And while I'm a strong proponent of using generic brands, I MUST make an exception for Q-tips. Those other ones are far too bendy and don't do the job.)

  7. :) I'm smiling. I absolutely appreciate your comment Sarah. In fact, I was totally waiting for it. I had no idea that part we were supposed to clean was called the "outer bowl". Awesome.

  8. Actually, Kylee...that outer bowl is really called the concha, but I figured everyone would roll their eyes if I used that term :)

    I know, I know...very predictable from me, but I have to say it just about every day!


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