Per a debate raging on the Jezebel main page about soap:

There are people out there who REUSE a previously used washcloth? Good lord, no wonder washcloths have a bad reputation. I use them but purposefully have a million of them and they get used once and washed. Get it together, people. Obviously used this way in conjunction with bar soap it’s no less hygenic than liquid soap, and certainly more hygenic than loofas.

Poor washcloths. They don’t deserve this bad rap just because gross people do gross things.