We’ve seen sonic showers in Star Trek, Star Wars, and countless SF books – so much so that I would wager that even a non-SF fan would know what was being referred to. Here’s a relatively recent amusing science discussion where the consensus seems to be that if it could be invented, it would probably hurt.
That real-life hypothesis aside, I cannot think of a single book / movie / show where the sonic shower is viewed with any greater positive emotion than indifference. Characters either revile it and yearn for ‘real water’, prefer a water bath (eg. Deanna Troi), or just accept it as the only way to get oneself clean.
We often read about characters that have pleasurable experiences (of all kinds!) bathing in water, whether it be a shower, bath, or cleaning oneself in a natural body of water such as a river or lake.
Can anyone provide an example of a case where a sonic shower is a pleasurable experience for the character?