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No shower month.

  1. May 2, 2005 #1
    what is the record number of days, weeks you lasted without taking bath, shower ?
    i'm in my second week of staying "natural" :cool:
     
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  3. May 2, 2005 #2

    cronxeh

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    uhh.. i woulda outdone you on this, but I finally found the time to have one yesterday

    and btw, that whole popular myth that you'll stink after not having a shower for days is b.s.
     
  4. May 2, 2005 #3
    so...how long you have managed ? tell me.
     
  5. May 2, 2005 #4
    3 days probably.
     
  6. May 2, 2005 #5

    Pengwuino

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    I sure smell after not showing for a few days :|. Maybe its my clothes.
     
  7. May 2, 2005 #6

    Moonbear

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    A few days? I smell if I don't shower after one day! Not to mention I just feel icky!

    With the exception of reasons including going camping, being lost in the wilderness, or illness, anyone who answers more than one day is officially off my list of potential dates. :tongue2: :yuck:
     
  8. May 2, 2005 #7

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    Seems that not everyone abhors stinkiness. I am reminded of a little trivia from some French history I've been reading:

    It is said that while campaigning in Egypt, Napolean once wrote to his beloved Josephine back in France, "Ne te lave pas. J'arrive." ("Don't wash. I am coming.")
     
  9. May 2, 2005 #8
    Yeah, that's the big thing for me. Even if i don't smell, I feel gross if i don't shower. Now, there are times when this doesn't matter(dry camping with horses comes to mind) because there is no staying clean anyway. But under normal circumstances i can't stand not bathing.

    Agreed.
     
  10. May 2, 2005 #9
    when i was kid we at home use to take shower just once a week on saturday evening. my mother gave us fresh pyjamas, she prepared also fresh bed covers. Man ! it felt so nice. my parents are still like that to this very day.
     
  11. May 2, 2005 #10
    I have maybe gone three days, not recently though. The main reason I need to take a shower every day is because of my hair. My long beautiful locks cannot go a day without being washed :smile:
     
  12. May 2, 2005 #11

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    I just took my annual shower. :uhh:
     
  13. May 2, 2005 #12
    Yeah well when you're a kid you don't sweat like you do after puberty. If the temperature breaks 80 degrees, I'll not be smelling pretty without bathing.
     
  14. May 2, 2005 #13
    I like that attitude, the popular idea of having to shower every day is just pathetic (unless you are particularly sweaty), not to mention the amounts of fresh drinking water that is spoiled this way.

    This is a nice example of the whole thing just being a hoax.
     
  15. May 2, 2005 #14

    JamesU

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    the longest i've managed is 8 days. And no I did not smell
     
  16. May 2, 2005 #15
    What a strange topic.

    I feel just nasty if I go more than one day without showering. I don't have much hair, but my face feels all oily. I atleast have to wash my hands and face even if I am camping or sick. The armpits too. I don't walk around with cologne and anti-perspirant on all the time, but there is something about old armpit sweat that is very pervasive. I like to wash my hands after I use the bathroom and usually before I eat also.
     
  17. May 2, 2005 #16

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    I don't know, once you've gotten past being an infant, kids sure do manage to get into a lot of dirt. I think the last time I went more than two days without a shower (more like 36 hours at most if I'm working in barns with no hope of staying clean, but boy does a shower feel wonderful at the end of that) was as a kid in the summer when we'd spend the whole day swimming. Mom reasoned that we were in water all day, so we didn't really need a shower other than a quick rinse to get the chlorine off. But otherwise, we might not smell bad, but we sure were filthy by the end of the day.
     
  18. May 2, 2005 #17
    right now i'm not working so i stay whole days at home in front of computer that is why i don't have to take shower. everything is going according to my
    "no shower month" plan, one problem though - my feet stink really bad so i'm forced to washed them in sink everyday.
     
  19. May 2, 2005 #18

    Moonbear

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    Good, you're still on my list. :biggrin: I don't like cologne or perfume, so to me, clean soap smell is the best scent to have.
     
  20. May 2, 2005 #19

    Moonbear

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    Did you ask anyone else who had to be in the same room with you? Or was this before you went through puberty?
     
  21. May 2, 2005 #20

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    I like to soak in hot bubble baths. They help me unwind while I am getting clean. I'm a sucker for all those foo-foo bath treatments, facial packs, and fragrant shower gels. I just love things that smell good.
    I love scented lotions, too. I just noticed I have three different kinds on my nightstand: gardenia, sandalwood rose, and Samsara. I guess I am just a little sissy foofy girly-girl!
     
  22. May 2, 2005 #21

    Evo

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    Mmmm, I love the smell of soap. I dated a guy once mainly because he smelled like soap. And he was really interesting. But mainly he smelled like soap. :blushing:
     
  23. May 2, 2005 #22

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    That's the worst kind... :frown:
     
  24. May 2, 2005 #23
    Doesn't the sense of smell adapt to the surroundings? So if you are in a smelly room for a period of time then you no longer 'smell' the room? Maybe nobody has the heart to tell stoned to take a shower.

    Hey, what's the world record for not bathing?
     
  25. May 2, 2005 #24

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    I'm not into the lotions, though people used to buy them for me a lot when I still worked with goats (as if scented lotions would overcome goat stink!), but I do enjoy a hot bubble bath and foo-foo bath things. But, that's sort of a once in a while indulgence, not something I do on a regular basis. I have been known to shower twice a day though, especially in the summer. I usually shower at night because I just don't like to go to bed feeling dirty, but in the summer, I'll also shower in the morning because I'll sweat during the night (I don't like air-conditioning much).

    Oh, Evo, what's your favorite soap? Lever2000 and Irish Spring are like aphrodesiacs for me! I could just gobble up a guy who smells like one of those. :biggrin: Oh, and one guy I dated always had great smelling hair, so I asked him what shampoo he used because I just loved the way it smelled...Head and Shoulders! :rofl:
     
  26. May 2, 2005 #25

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    I once worked with a guy who clearly did not shower. :yuck: The odor would nearly knock you over! We insisted our lab head talk to him about hygiene since he seemed totally oblivious to his odor and it was bad enough to gag us and make our eyes water. I wasn't sure which was worse, him or the guy who seemed to bathe in cologne!
     
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