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take a cold shower

To dampen or suppress sexual urges or feelings by distracting oneself with some kind of activity. Typically used as an imperative. You're losing your mind over this girl. Go take a cold shower before you do something stupid. That movie was steamy! I think I need to go home and take a cold shower.
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Taking a cold shower in the morning, and  feeling cold water pour down over our body seems more horrifying than soothing.
Taking a cold shower tightens the pores by constricting blood flow and enhancing the circulation.
Goldberger's practice of taking a cold shower every morning.