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I Once Went Eight Days Without a Shower

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    You are supposed to take a shower every morning. If you don't your going to smell bad. I hate taking showers at night then waking up without showering. It doesn't feel same...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    They're just so relaxing and I can have a mini concert there regardless if I can sing properly or not. and no joke, I was stressing about a physics test and there was this one...
    Angelyn2097 Angelyn2097 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I do it at home mostly. But when I went to the public swimming pool of my city there are always these cold showers next to the pools. And I always took the sunbathing spot next to...
    CindyNude CindyNude 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    -Live Experience- June 24th, 2015 Chicago south-side, Bridgeport right behind my mothers apartment building, nine months ago: On a Tuesday evening, a close friend and I took a...
    LexINchitown LexINchitown 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    just the feeling of tha hot showers of water over my body after a long hard day is the best.... relieving :)
    nenabee nenabee 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    After some fun my bf took any hand and pulled me out of bed! He smiled and lead me to the shower! He turned it on and we step under the warm water. He pulled me close and kissed...
    36hourholds 36hourholds 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    It was terrible. It's sad that music kept me alive. Music made my days seem a little less painful. But it was the type of music that made me more sad. Or at least kept me in that...
    Abstrong Abstrong 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    From grade one to grade eight. Going to catholic school was much different than my peers who attended public school. Catholic school demands strict discipline. The structure begins...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    One of those days where it's hard to breathe; where your heart races; where you're just so irritable for no reason. One of those days where you're on the edge of a panic attack...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 9 hrs ago

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    and it was super awesome!! XD the salon was one of the best parts lol, getting my hair done took 2 hours because i was getting it curled and it is super long! (down to my hips) and...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    We all know the phrase, “something borrowed something Buca.” Isn’t that how it goes? If not, it should be. Buca di Beppo restaurants are ideal bridal shower venues and our...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M Apr 13

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    Oh baby! Everybody loves a good baby shower game. Baby shower food, however, is frequently lacking the same zest, especially when it comes to the entrées. For a molto benne meal...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M Apr 13

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    DAY EIGHT1- chatted to one of my best friends2- went to therapy3- God decided to carry me again..as I can't walk on my own today..
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    If it's been a long, cold day, hopping into a steamy shower is borderline heavenly. But it also helps on days when sweat pours off you in buckets and you just need to stop feeling...
    XraZorBladezX XraZorBladezX 18-21, F Mar 31

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    hygiene is very important to me. i shower daily, wash my hair every second day. and brush my teeth twice a day. it grosses me out when ppl shower once a week or something. yuck
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 10

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    I have to take at least one shower every day. People I work with go 2-3 days with out showering that's so nasty. They think if they spray Glade on them selves that will work. They...
    UCLABruinsFan13 UCLABruinsFan13 41-45, M Apr 12

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    I went to a good school called Mawson High and started Year 8 in 1981. It was a rule that all us boys had to shower naked together after sport or PE. I was the shy person, and...
    teknikingman teknikingman 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I went to 3 different high schools, so by the time I went to my last high school my senior year, I was tired of making and loosing friends. Maybe I'm too emotional or not willing...
    formulaoneut formulaoneut 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    You are a very much kind person to me. Please talk to me once. I am puzzled. I was trying to keep those thoughts away anyhow. Those thoughts left me, i do not know how. But this...
    noblerain noblerain 31-35 5 days ago

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    I once believed that anything on the news was truth.
    favestril favestril 41-45, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I'm still struggling with this problem. I thought I'd have gotten past it by now and seen the error of my ways. I'm cursed to spend eternity showering without appropriate clothing...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 13 Responses Mar 28

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    It started about two years ago, at first as an attempt to help my acne but then even when the acne was gone I kept doing it. I start every shower with hot water (like anyone would...
    TheRealAyyLmao TheRealAyyLmao 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    I'm really looking forward to my new dry shower. It's been on order for a while now but should arrive soon. It's a revolution in shower design and electronics, newly developed in...
    simona27uk simona27uk 31-35, F 15 Responses Apr 1

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    My hair is dripping wet. I stand here water droplets beaded on my skin fantasizing about you. It started in the shower. Warm water rushing over my skin. My mind went elsewhere...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 4

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    Q: Name the four seasons. A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar. Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink. A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink...
    pfloyd121 pfloyd121 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 4

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    For as long as I can remember I've always been treated as an outsider. Growing up I had anger management so it was always hard to make let alone have friends... I'm 17 and am still...
    supersonic098 supersonic098 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    I cant tell you how many times i've showered under the sun (and under the rain a few times) at camp. It was a high point of my day, I was the cleanest girl in camp! =) I've...
    ItsHayley ItsHayley 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 14

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    For anyone who has a yard but not an outdoor shower. You can buy a small "on demand" water heater from Home Depot or other plumbing store. The smaller one is OK. Get the...
    pinetreeguy pinetreeguy 66-70, M 3 days ago

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    Hope the picture got your attention... Now I can make my point ;-)..... Maybe we are a little weird here in Europe but everyone here showers naked... Is that not normal...
    Liverpool47 Liverpool47 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I love long, hot showers. Every time I say to my wife, "I'm going to go take a quick shower...", she literally laughs at me, knowing I never take a quick shower unless it's...
    dgrantmhs dgrantmhs 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Technology has come a loooooooooong way from when I was a kid. I remember when a simple See and Say kept me busy for hours. "The Cow says Moooooooooooooooooooooo" How did that...
    bowchickawowow bowchickawowow 41-45, F Apr 2

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    Any 1 like to give them selves a golden shower enjoy doing it to my self in the shower turns me on any 1 else into this or given them selves a golden shower?
    mattysw mattysw 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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