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Old 01-11-2006, 01:10 AM   #1
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Kinda gross - going without a shower

Whats the longest you think you could go with out showering? 4 of my friends are trying to see who can go the longest, we are on week 3 now and i can barly get near them. i wish i could make them stop.

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Old 01-11-2006, 01:18 AM   #2
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That aint right or healthy, dude
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Old 01-11-2006, 01:19 AM   #3
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I can go about 12 hours
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Old 01-11-2006, 01:22 AM   #4
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Gross

That's just plain disgusting, in my opinion!
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Old 01-11-2006, 01:23 AM   #5
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Gross is not the word.....how about disgusting.
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:46 AM   #6
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this is an interesting topic for thru hikers on the appalachian trail. they not only don't shower for weeks at a time, but also have periods where their water supply is limited, so even the most basic washing up is restricted.

experienced hikers have noticed that after a few weeks, your body begins to regulate it's own stink. i guess the odor causing bacteria begins to level out. but you still have a kind of musky, nasty odor about you, of which people at your downwind campsite know that you're coming a minute or 2 before you arrive...
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:28 AM   #7
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I have heard the same thing bucky. I once read an article about a woman who decided to stop showering or bathing completely. She said the first number of weeks (I don't recall how many it was) were hard and she smelled really bad, but after that initial period her body regulated the smell and she and the people who were around her who were quoted in the article claimed she had an oder, but not an offensive one. They had pictures of her and you could not tell she had not bathed. She would wash her face I think, but she had not washed her hair and it looked silky smooth and clean. It was not tangled or matted or gross looking at all.

Personally I don't think I will be trying that anytime soon. The longest I have gone in my adult life has been 4 days and that was while camping at music festivals with thousands of other people who were in the same smelly situation as I was so no one noticed each others stink
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:39 AM   #8
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oh man that's something i'm never planning on. i cant go more than 1 day without a shower or bath. during the summer i practically live in the shower.
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:48 AM   #9
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I have to take a shower every morning!! The only day that I might go without is on Sunday when I haven't done anything the day before, but laze around.
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Old 01-11-2006, 12:02 PM   #10
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I'm a clean freak, and love to soak in the bathtub at least once a day (good time to catch up on cookbook reading!)

Many times I've had to leave a store or library, due to someone's odor. I always wonder: do they know they are making people's eyes water?

On the other hand, there is nothing more attractive on a man than the smell like he just got out of the shower!
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