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How Often Do You Really Need to Shower?
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Posted on 05/07/2014 4:11:52 PM PDT by Dallas59

If you don't shower much - but generally keep that information to yourself because of the negative stigma - you're not alone. Following hot on the heels of the no-shampooing hair care revolution, some folks are taking the logical next step: If no or reduced shampooing results in healthier, shinier hair, what about skipping soaping up the body? Unlike the modified hair-washing schedule, which tends to elicit commentary about shampoos and parabens, conditioners and hair-drying time, skipping showers altogether seems to bring up plenty of other opinions on the subject. Many people who do shower every day think that not doing so is inherently wrong and unhealthy. It's assumed that people who don't shower on the regular are stinky and/or greasy and maybe even visibly dirty - and it certainly can't be good for you.

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1 posted on 05/07/2014 4:11:53 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

This should be fun...


2 posted on 05/07/2014 4:14:06 PM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: Dallas59

Uh, how about just on New Years Day?


3 posted on 05/07/2014 4:14:16 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Dallas59

As often as it takes.


4 posted on 05/07/2014 4:15:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dallas59

My very hot Texas wife says I’d better not get within 10 yards of her unless I smell like springtime in Hill Country.

I shower often.


5 posted on 05/07/2014 4:17:17 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Dallas59

Well, often enough to wash other people’s blood off.


6 posted on 05/07/2014 4:17:19 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Dallas59

As often as you have to be in the physical presence of others.


7 posted on 05/07/2014 4:18:05 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Dallas59

I’m a sweaty mess....I should probably go home and shower over lunch.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 4:18:55 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Billthedrill
Well, often enough to wash other people’s blood off.

And the brain matter—sheesh—don't get me started . . .

9 posted on 05/07/2014 4:21:01 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Dallas59

What complete and total scab would even suggest this?!? Simply foul....


10 posted on 05/07/2014 4:21:20 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Dallas59

They probably advise dumpster diving too


11 posted on 05/07/2014 4:22:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Dallas59

Lack of personal hygiene is one of the first signs of major depression. More proof liberalism is a mental disorder.


12 posted on 05/07/2014 4:23:04 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: Dallas59

I did some work with a guy from Slovakia. I invited him to my house for dinner. I told my kids that people in Europe don’t shower as often as we do. And that he stinks. But not to mention it.


13 posted on 05/07/2014 4:23:14 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Dallas59

whenever you hear obama?


14 posted on 05/07/2014 4:25:09 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Dallas59

Is this related to liberals saying we should only wipe with one square? All part of the ‘humans hurt the planet’ crap. Never have I seen a liberal off themselves to follow their own words.


15 posted on 05/07/2014 4:25:45 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Dallas59

Once a year, whether I need it or not.

Seriously, I DO NOT allow a morning to pass without a shower and shave. I work out in the mornings. I am not getting around anybody at all until that is off of me.

The only time that I didn’t do this was way back when I would go to the field, and then you do the best that the circumstances will allow. When you came back in from whatever you were doing out there, you’d smell like a poorly-kept slaughterhouse in Arizona in mid-July. A long hot shower after peeling your evil-smelling utilities off was up there close to sex in its enjoyment; utter bliss. :-)


16 posted on 05/07/2014 4:26:34 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Dallas59

I can’t imagine not showering every morning. Wouldn’t leave the house unless I’d showered. In the summer I often shower twice a day since I swim in the afternoon and need to get the chlorine and lotion off. My husband only showers twice a week. Needless to say this has not made for a happy marriage. He claims he doesn’t stink but believe me he does.

I think there’s a lot of stinky, lazy people in this world.


17 posted on 05/07/2014 4:26:48 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Dallas59

Once a month, whether I need it or not.

Or, to quote my grandpop, when he was with us...
“I took a bath and it isn’t even Saturday!”
:)


18 posted on 05/07/2014 4:26:52 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

In the Spring when the river backs up into the slough.


19 posted on 05/07/2014 4:27:13 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: FatherofFive

We use to have our European employees fly in for training class.

You could tell when they were there hours after they left the room. Needless to say, we had plenty of cans of Lysol handy.


20 posted on 05/07/2014 4:27:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: CodeToad

I once asked my Socialist sister if she believed in the Voluntary Human Extinction Project. She said ‘huh?’


21 posted on 05/07/2014 4:28:24 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Dallas59
It's assumed that people who don't shower on the regular are stinky and/or greasy and maybe even visibly dirty - and it certainly can't be good for you.

And this assumption is perfectly accurate. You need to shower regularly. Otherwise you offend.

Every day? Depends on where you are and what you are doing. There have been days I have skipped but more days when I showered more often.

The author who thinks he had no body odor is out of his mind. And the cry that "the rest of the world doesn't" generally means Europe and frankly they stink. The bus could be full of people that had been sweating in the sun all day but they had found a faucet, washed off and put on clean clothes for the ride home. They did not stink. But let a couple of European tourists get on and you got a stench that would gag a maggot.

The idea that "people used to bath once a week" was also malarkey. Hot bath maybe. But during the summer you would find yourself tossed in a creek and a ball of soap thrown in after you.

22 posted on 05/07/2014 4:28:41 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Dallas59

16 years old and female? 3-5 times a day.


23 posted on 05/07/2014 4:28:59 PM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRC)
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To: Dallas59
I can see why a woman with long hair might not shampoo daily but how *anyone* can go a day without showering is beyond me....even if you live in an icebox and don't move a muscle all day.
24 posted on 05/07/2014 4:29:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Dallas59

"Shower?"


25 posted on 05/07/2014 4:30:12 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: originalbuckeye

“Voluntary Human Extinction Project”

ROFL!! Nice title! Love it! I’ve asked a few libs if they were going to off themselves or go first to save the planet.


26 posted on 05/07/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Riley
I DO NOT allow a morning to pass without a shower and shave. I work out in the mornings.

As long as you shower before you work out, regardless of the sweat which you towel off, you're good for the day............

I remember a guy from a racquetball club who obviously didn't shower often. Even the exercise equipment he used smelled after he left...........

Personally, I can't function until I have a hot shower in the morning.......

Ping to the Seinfeld episode with the stinky cab driver...........

27 posted on 05/07/2014 4:35:40 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

“My very hot Texas wife says I’d better not get within 10 yards of her unless I smell like springtime in Hill Country.”

I did better.


28 posted on 05/07/2014 4:36:34 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Le Chien Rouge

springtime in hill country.....isn’t that cattle moving season??? that usually spelled like heavy doses of cow manure


29 posted on 05/07/2014 4:36:37 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Dallas59
I shower every morning. When I used to do a lot of gardening and yardwork, I showered morning and night. I still do if I get sweaty.

I don't do it for other people, I do it for myself. It feels good to be clean. I think I'll go take a shower right now! :)

30 posted on 05/07/2014 4:36:43 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Dallas59

Most weekends I don’t bother...unless I get sweaty or have to be with people I know (my wife and kids don’t mind...I think - LOL).

Going a week without showering is no issue, providing I’m not with people that I know.


31 posted on 05/07/2014 4:38:15 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Dallas59

Whenever I hear members of today's Rat leadership speak I desperately want to shower...with one of these.

32 posted on 05/07/2014 4:38:50 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Dallas59; All
The James Bond Shower: A Shot of Cold Water for Health and Vitality
33 posted on 05/07/2014 4:39:40 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: FatherofFive

OH YEAH Europeans! The stinkiest people I ever got stuck in a closed space with were French.


34 posted on 05/07/2014 4:40:02 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: All
If you don't shower much - but generally keep that information to yourself because of the negative stigma - you're not alone.

Guess what - you're not really keeping that information to yourself ;')

35 posted on 05/07/2014 4:42:19 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Dallas59
If you don't shower much - but generally keep that information to yourself because of the negative stigma - you're not alone.

Uhhh, you're not keeping anything to yourself, we know who you are. You Stink!

36 posted on 05/07/2014 4:42:30 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: beandog
My husband only showers twice a week. Needless to say this has not made for a happy marriage. He claims he doesn’t stink but believe me he does.

Wow, that is a problem!

I remember being a young teenager, maybe 12 or 13, entering puberty, and my ski bum uncle staying at our house for one of his drunken party visits home.

At the dinner table he turned to me and told me I smelled bad and that I should shower and use some deodorant...........

While it was probably good advice, it was the wrong time, the wrong place and definitely the wrong way to tell a young kid about hygeine......

37 posted on 05/07/2014 4:43:45 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Riley

North Central Florida in August, annual training/ARTEP in an artillery unit, displacing every few hours or oftener.

“Who wants a bath?”

Everybody on the deuce and a half for the tank trail ride to Sand Hill Lake for a bath with a gator guard with a rifle and spotter on the hood, just in case, pure heaven, got dusty again on the ride back but we were in clean drawers and didn’t stink.

Same for a winter ex in Germany, pop the cargo hatch on the 113, heat a quart of water in your steel pot on the squad stove, drop pants and at least wash off the top layer of funk, ahhhhh!


38 posted on 05/07/2014 4:43:50 PM PDT by skepsel
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To: beandog

I’ve never understood why some people who shower only once daily do it in the morning. I guess they like to sleep in all the dirt they’ve picked up that day.


39 posted on 05/07/2014 4:45:09 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Dallas59

Daily. Twice if I do yardwork.

I’ll often skip shaving on Saturdays just to let my face rest.


40 posted on 05/07/2014 4:47:30 PM PDT by Gamecock (The covenant is a stunning blend of law and love. (TK))
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To: Hot Tabasco

I remember having to drag my two preteen sons into the shower. Now that they are grown you can’t get them out of it. They both take long showers.


41 posted on 05/07/2014 4:48:51 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: laplata

Showering in the morning gets the sleep funk off of you. It wakes me up in the morning and helps me face the day.


42 posted on 05/07/2014 4:51:03 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: beandog

Okay.


43 posted on 05/07/2014 4:52:42 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Dallas59

Shower everyday or you will attract critters.

I watched a gossip show called TMZ. One of the guys that works there says he does not wash his long hair for up to 2 weeks!!!

He wears it up in a knot or wears one of those knit caps. Yeck!


44 posted on 05/07/2014 4:56:30 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Dallas59

I shower every day where I leave the house. Bad smells are bad for business.


45 posted on 05/07/2014 5:02:37 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Dallas59

After time in the Navy, where showers— while not always a premium, on small ships you may have to resort to none, ‘warm’ or even salt water showers for as long as you were at sea.
Ships could/would make their own water but it was scarce at times more often than not.
Of course the ‘reasoning’ being it wasn’t so bad because your ‘neighbor’ stunk just as bad as you did.

Remember an old quip (Sure there are many variations but this is the gist):

“BY THE TIME YOU CAN SMELL YOURSELF, THOSE AROUND YOU HAVE BEEN SMELLING YOU FOR A WHILE LONGER”.


46 posted on 05/07/2014 5:04:23 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.".)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Uh, how about just on New Years Day?

Make it New Year's Eve, so you start the year clean.
47 posted on 05/07/2014 5:04:55 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: COBOL2Java

Ihamadinnerjacket looks like he smells bad.


48 posted on 05/07/2014 5:04:58 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Dallas59
Shower? ...I Don't Need No Stink'n Shower!


49 posted on 05/07/2014 5:07:28 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Billthedrill

LOL!


50 posted on 05/07/2014 5:08:35 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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