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:marseystinky: foid asks if showering once every 2-3 days is normal after boss brings it up in a meeting. Comments blow up to over 3000 and :marseyjanny: locks the post.

https://old.reddit.com/r/NoStupidQuestions/comments/1crxf42/is_it_really_unacceptable_not_to_shower_every_day/?sort=controversial

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EDIT: Thanks for the perspectives everyone - l did not expect this to blow up and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with the vastly different responses (thank you to those who treated my question as genuinely not stupid). I think my main takeaway is that while not everyone thinks not showering every day is objectively disgusting, I can be taking more steps to make absolutely sure I don't smell bad so I'm considerate of others. It was helpful for me to see all the factors people consider when making their showering decisions. Since the people in my life are eager to hug me, choose to sit close to me, select me for people-facing leadership roles, and are very honest in every other area of my life, I'm choosing to continue doing what's right for me and make more drastic changes if I see evidence otherwise.

I (F25) typically shower every 2-3 days. When I say I don't shower every day, I mean I do not step into a shower at all, not just skipping washing my hair. My curly hair doesn't really get greasy, but if it does, I hide it with different hairstyles and accessories. I don't sweat often, always wear a scented deodorant, and just work an office job with a few days remote.

A few days ago I saw a post absolutely blasting people who don't shower every single day, and many people even said they shower multiple times a day. The comment section was pretty unanimous and I'm feeling self conscious about this, especially because I've always had an almost nonexistent sense of smell. My boss also made a comment (EDIT: in a conversation completely unrelated to hygiene) assuming everyone showers every day and I lied and went along with it.

My ADHD brain can't fathom doing such a taxing routine every single day. I also hear that it's not great for your skin and hair to shower every day and the WHO doesn't even recommend showering every day. Are daily showers just a thing in the USA? Do I actually have poor hygiene and everyone just bears with me?


It depends on the person. If you have BO then you need to shower more. If not then it's fine

The tough part is that I can't tell. Anytime I ask my husband, who's probably nose blind to me, he just shrugs and says “you smell like you, and it isn't a bad smell.” Not very helpful lol.

Oh look, it's married to another :marseystinky:

I was told I smelled "unwashed" a few times at work, and the last time I was told that I said truthfully "but I showered 3 hours ago and put on clean clothes and deodorant"

It turns out it was my bed. I had been sleeping on a mattress that had no sheets for years. Just nasty sweaty unwashed mattress. Replaced the mattress, which was inexpensive because it was a hand-me-down from family, and kept clean sheets on it regularly. The "unwashed" smell went away immediately.

Just average redditor things.

How's you butt and junk? That kinda gets smelly pretty quickly….sitting in it all day long. Farting, wiping in a rush…more sitting…pubic hair gathering food crumbs…

i'm sorry.. food crumbs??

Yeah, food crumbs

my dude are you eating sandwiches in the nude or something?

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And many more such revolting stories of redditor hygiene throughout the comments.

https://old.reddit.com/r/NoStupidQuestions/comments/1crxf42/is_it_really_unacceptable_not_to_shower_every_day/?sort=controversial

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How fat do you need to be to smell after a day of not showering whilst doing an office job? :marseyconfused:

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:#obesetradwife: WDYM doesn't everyone break a sweat filling out TPS reports?

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:#marseychtorrr2: Typing emails is hard work. I need to reward myself with some extra donuts in the breakroom after this.

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You don't have to be fat to stink.

If you live somewhere warm and humid, your pits are going to stink even if you can't smell your own funk.

If you took a reesty dook, your butt is going to stink.

Just because you sit in an air conditioned room and shuffle paperwork doesn't mean that bacteria aren't eating your delicious dead skin and doing gross things to your overall scent.

You need to wash your hair, your pits, your crotch, and your butthole every day.

https://i.rdrama.net/images/17157849609453025.webp

!ifrickinglovescience !biology

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t. Fattie :marseychonker2:

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t. the stinko who doesn't know he stinks

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:#marseystinkygenocide:

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So people who live in Mediterranean climate stink less?

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The most.

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But you said humid and warm, Mediterranean climate tends to be quite dry

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The Mediterranean is a series of lands surrounding a major body of water, with the major cities on the coast. The southern half is northern Africa. The difference between a Roman and a Carthaginian is a day's boat ride. These are greasy men.

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Depends on where you are. !dixie fats might need to shower twice a day just from walking to the car

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I wish that was a real quote. :marseycry:

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Found the original

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!nooticers !historychads

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https://old.reddit.com/r/OnlineDating/comments/1cslus5/can_i_get_some_advice_on_right_sizing_my_dating/?sort=controversial

About me: I'm 24, petite, pretty, college educated, daughter of immigrant parents. I have a medical condition called TMAU. Basically it's a condition that makes me stink like onions and fish.

:marseyduriansniff:

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Yeah she smells like a wet market dumpster :marseycoomer2:

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Why do I get the feeling she eats lots of fish and onions

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:marseysick:

Of course top comment is "Just :marseybee: yourself! Never change anything about yourself or your approach and simply wait for chad to sweep you off your feet!"


Current hyperfixation: https://i.rdrama.net/images/17146091388618665.webp

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My ADHD brain can't fathom doing such a taxing routine every single day

:#marseyeyeroll2:

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I'm so sick of hearing about ADHD, my brother had it and it didn't make him a useless r-slur. It should be illegal to talk about your mental illnesses except to your doctor.

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If bathing is too taxing either you're 400lb of lard or too mentally ill to not be sent to Mental institution.

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Cope

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Taking a shower, often twice a day, is the most relaxing part of my day. Wtf are these disgusting fatties talking about

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A few days ago I saw a post absolutely blasting people who don't shower every single day, and many people even said they shower multiple times a day. The comment section was pretty unanimous and I'm feeling self conscious about this, especially because I've always had an almost nonexistent sense of smell. My boss also made a comment (EDIT: in a conversation completely unrelated to hygiene) assuming everyone showers every day and I lied and went along with it.

There's actually some cultural stuff about this. Mostly due to the fact that in some places in the world it's so warm all the time you get sweaty af so it's perfectly reasonable to shower twice a day.

Though this is reddit so probably just some neurotic westoid getting off on telling someone what to do

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You're gross and dirty. You jeets fricking reek of BO we can smell you from across large rooms.

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The curry doesn't help either.

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You haven't lived until you've seen an Indian part a sea of people with BO alone

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Foids are so disgusting. I cant handel how disgusting they are

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:#greendesigirltalking:

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:#indiandoomergirl: :!#marseysniff:

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Could also be French

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If you shower less than once an hour, youre a disgusting animal.

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India cope

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:#marseyclapping2:

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2x a day is just ideal really both because you are always lovely and clean and just because it feels nice. shower after you wake up, you feel fresh and ready for the day. then you shower before bed and you're not sitting in grime in your sheets.

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I shower like once or twice a week if it's not summer, nobody can actually tell if you're not fat or sweating constantly :marseyshrug:

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>no one can actually tell

I assure you that we can all tell.

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It's called pheromones :marseysniff:

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Fat scrote redditors should def be showering daily but ppl don't seem to understand how little biofoids stink. It's why pooners smell so bad. They go from being able to wear the same hoodie endlessly to it reeking in one use, they don't realize moidiness taints everything so quickly

I shower daily anyway but it's not for stank reasons it's because https://media.giphy.com/media/HhZAlxtIiS01i/giphy.webp

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:marseyshesright:

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Least obvious femcel

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:marseyshrug: I'm off the market anyways, my moid doesn't care

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I celebrate your stink, Salamander.

:marsey#sniff:

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it turns out it was my bed. I had been sleeping on a mattress that had no sheets for years. Just nasty sweaty unwashed mattress.

:#marseydisgust:

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When you have thin privilege you can get away without showering daily. I would always choose to have a daily shower but in times when it's not possible or inconvenient, e.g. camping trip, broken boiler, I'm not stinking and rancid until about day 4.

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If this smelly c*nt thinks bathing is taxing then i wonder what her views on butt wiping and brushing your teeth are? Probably something disgusting.

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On days where my thick hair doesn't need extra washing, I just take a relaxing bath or a quick rinse and soap-up. I'll even admit that I'll touch up using the sink. There are only so many places BO could emit from, OP has oppositional soap defiance disorder :marseysmug2:

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Don't women with long hair just wear some kind of shower cap when they want to shower but don't want to clean their hair?

As a man I always have my hair cut short so never have these problems.

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I own cutesy shower caps, and I used to need them in my old, smaller bathrooms, but now I put my hair up in a clip in the back just out of preference. I'd probably need the cap if I took longer/ steamier showers, but I try to save water so I keep things quick.

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It's only acceptable if she lets me smell her feet on the second or third day without showering

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such a taxing routine every single :marseywall: day.

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:#marseysniff:

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I normally shower every day but unless you've been doing something strenuous it's not really noticeable if you go one day without. I wouldn't want to go two days though

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