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I Once Went Eight Days Without a Shower

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    Mental Rose

    I've never liked taking a shower, for as long as I can remember. I don't think it's because I am lazy...I just think I could be using my free time in a better way. It doesn't relax me...and neither does a bath. I wash my hands obsessively throughout the day, so I ...
    naomimantra naomimantra 46-50, F Aug 25, 2009

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    It's Not Deliberate

    Clinical depression and an aversion to washing seem to go hand in hand- its not that i dont like or want to be clean- rather, personal hygiene takes a back seat to just being able to get through each day- which is exhausting, mentally, spiritually and physically. Sometimes my...
    wardog1 wardog1 41-45, T 1 Response Jul 18, 2008

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    Yes This Is Me

    not anymore though but once upon a time i used to shower very sporadically didnt see the point, hated it, never had time, was never in the mood for it.now i shower all the time, everyday if possible. and it feels a hell of alot better and i smell pretty good too!
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 16, 2008

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    Honeymoon

    Isn't that gross!  My husband and I went camping on Santa Cruz Island for 8 days.  There is no shower, but there is the ocean.  After hiking and the dirt and port o potties, I was ready for a shower by the time I got home!  Yeah lovely honeymoon...
    J21883 J21883 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    I'm Sure I Did..

    Probably even several times... Lately the longest  has probably been around 3 days.. But there's been some timese, when I lacked all kinds of motivation, so that I wouldn't shower for a week or longer, and probably brush my teeth just every other day and things like that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 13, 2008

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    No Excuse For Me

    Up until maybe four years ago (around sophomore year) I was really bad with showering.  During the summer, I would take maybe two showers per week then eventually but shower everyday during school.  Then I got into the habit of skipping showers during school (maybe take...
    yankees9213 yankees9213 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    On Active Duty

    And actually it was many more, but who remembers. When we got back to the world, and were able to take a shower, i recall thinking, oh god yes, the body says thank you very much. I will never know how we did it back then. Now, i sometimes shower 3 times a day.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 27, 2010

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    My Boyfriend Does Not Shower..

    Everyone at his work knows that he's dirty. A few of my guy friends have come up to me and told me that he doesn'y shower, someone even questioned my self-respect by being with him. Every gf he's had has mentionned his non showering. I've been with him for 10 months now. He...
    lovellly lovellly 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    Hippies

    Now I've only done this once, but it was almost liberating.  And In due circumumstances, it works. This happened at the 2004 California Rainbow Gathering when there were 40,000 hippies in the woods.  There were some showers people set up but I was 16 and wanted to...
    BlackbirdAlly BlackbirdAlly 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2008

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    I Once Went 8 Days Without A Shower Or Bath

    I once went 8 days without a shower or bath   oh maybe it may have been longer than 8 days.    I  did have a reason  the water line froze  
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Feb 28, 2012

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    for me I don't really like getting out of bed to take a shower but once I am in the shower I don't want to get out.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 19

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    7 days without eating and I'm doing great! I'm hitting my treadmill hard! Been on it for hours every muscle in my body wants me to stop but I won't! My bladder is full as well...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 1

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    Gorgeous out. One of the first days without having to wear a jacket!!!
    lunarorbit lunarorbit 51-55, M 3 Responses May 2

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    Sharing a shower with a 'friend' really can be steamy in more ways than one. To feel the hot jets of water pounding on your body and aching muscles is such a sensuous experience. I...
    luminesce luminesce 51-55, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Not at all . I am just done, tiered and once I go of to college I'm going to scad in savanna for two years then Lacoste for the remaining years for my degree then I'm going to...
    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    DAY TWENTY EIGHT1- I cooked quiche for tea2- had enough money to pay three bills today3- went for a drive up the bush..beautiful and peaceful..4- asked God to help me cope with my...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 6 Responses May 13

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    There's nothing better than a long hot shower for taking away the days stresses, in more ways than one with a nice power shower head ;)
    DishyDianne DishyDianne 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I went to the beach and spent most of the day there. It wasn't the warmest day so by the time I left there weren't many people around. I decided to wash the sand off me so I headed...
    SlaveGirlLucy SlaveGirlLucy 31-35, F 4 Responses May 9

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    I've grown up around boats and absolutely can't imagine life without being on the water!!
    BlackRoush BlackRoush 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    Nothing like the feeling of being clean after not showering for 4 days lol
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F 5 Responses May 2

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    I hate when you meet people on a social website like this and everything goes great at first. Then something happens totally out of your control and they get mad at you for...
    Jamestone73 Jamestone73 41-45, M 4 Responses May 12

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    There was a point where I actually contemplated suicide and dying. I was exhausted and didn't know what else I wanted to do with my life as I had explored all that I had wanted to...
    Elsahen Elsahen 22-25, F 1 Response May 18

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    today i m going to share my experience with my girl friend preethy , early in the morning i do exercise and go for bath , i forgot that the bolt is not properly closed and my girl...
    amarnathnaga007aarya amarnathnaga007aarya 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    About to take a shower without clothes oh no!
    PabloBoyyyy PabloBoyyyy 18-21, M 3 Responses May 3

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    I dont think i ever have gone a full 24hours without food ever. The only time i came close perhaps was when i went in for surgery once. But just an half day or so, and almost any...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response May 4

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    It's like when I get in the shower, the water literally washes away all of the nonsense of the day. Once I get out, I feel like a brand new person :)
    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671 22-25, F 3 Responses May 9

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    Unless... Kelly LeBrock is in there.. "You 2.. cant even take a shower... with a beautiful woman.. Without wearing your JEANS!!" LOL God I love 80's Movies!
    BrianTheChef BrianTheChef 36-40, M 3 Responses May 19

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    actually I went through a phobia at one point of seeing my own feet so I used to get in the shower with socks on, just before I got out is shut my eyes take my socks off and wash...
    princesskatie7 princesskatie7 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    DAY EIGHTEEN1- cuddled and say I love you and watch our favourite show with my daughter..2- took the kids to the pub for lunch and played a game while waiting to be served.. Had...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 4 Responses May 3

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    Yes I do, because I think it's a stupid thing to wear anything in the shower... I'm always wondering why do you shower in your bathing suit in a locker room, which is not a mixed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 7

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    As much as I like this, I would be emmbaraced to see my friend David see me like this. So I went alone. Looking like the new shy girl. But I did see David, and said hi to me and...
    RonOwens36 RonOwens36 13-15, M May 16

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    We were doing the arts together he was nice treated me like a queen so when he invited me over I said yes without thinking twice. I knew what he wanted so I let him have it yes I...
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 1 Response May 21

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    My best friend at school became my boyfriend =| it was good and lasted for 4 years... I know i was not the best girlfriend at all, a total ***** in fact but it felt natural...
    DanniiJ91 DanniiJ91 22-25, F a week ago

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    DAY THIRTY EIGHT1- my 'real life' friend seem to have calmed down a bit2- had roast for tea..pork with pumpkin, potatoes, carrots, broccoli, peas..3- having a nice evening with...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well no I wear my clothes in the shower, of course not! How stupid! That defines the point of showering. Of course I shower naked, how else would u shower?
    Smurfberry24 Smurfberry24 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    after swim practice today i was in the showers for about an hour love standing there under hot water noticed a guy watching me as he was gettin changed to go for his swim i was...
    wsstar wsstar 18-21, M 1 Response May 16

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    Jean-Marc is a businessman I met at the gym yesterday. He used to be more regular at the gym, lots of people there know him, and have reassured me he's ok. So, yesterday afternoon...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 2 Responses May 20

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    Whether you feel sick, tired, or just down, a nice hot shower is the the right thing to pick you up. It's so relaxing and feels great. Sometimes I wish I could just sit in the...
    JustUhhhThought JustUhhhThought 22-25, M 3 Responses May 1

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    Totally showers are the best, I guess you could call it a silver shower to refresh the silver cords, but maybe that's not a good metaphor....
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M May 1

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    I just saw a riveting movie, Midnight in Paris. The only thing I regret it's not seeing it earlier. I remember how much i avoided it and I misjugded it only by its cover...
    onenico onenico 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2

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    At least to experience it once .......
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 Response May 3

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    What "Workplace Baby Shower" invites SHOULD say... My co-workers are throwing me a second shower for my second child. Yes, I am having ANOTHER girl less than 18 months apart from...
    Skittles2013 Skittles2013 26-30 May 5

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