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I Once Went Eight Days Without a Shower

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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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    and didn't change my socks

    or boxers, too. I do that occasionally
    Murksmonkey Murksmonkey 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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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 66-70 Feb 28, 2012

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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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    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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    jackattack491 jackattack491 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I love taking a shower with my love Kelly. She & I have always showered together for as long as I can remember since we've been a couple.
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    I was seven the first time I went commando. Didn't have any clean underpants to put on one morning, so I "went without". It was so much better than I expected it to be that the...
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    LizzieLost LizzieLost 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    niceskip niceskip 46-50, M Jan 29

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    it is a shower you are naked in the shower to get every where clean right
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F Jan 24

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    I actually only shower naked in my shower. hotel and motel showers I wear a pair of swim trunks. I had a bad experience with a maid in a hotel one time.
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    I spend an hour or more in the shower often days. So relaxing, so chill.
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    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 22

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    Umm...well I didn't think that this topic needed a group??. Well I guess there are people out there who wear clothes while showering
    GamerTeen GamerTeen 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F Jan 21

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    Just had the hardest work out ever, everything hurts. Waiting for the water to heat up... I can't wait to get a long, relaxing shower! Kinda wish I had a bf to rub my shoulders...
    sta23 sta23 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    I was dating this amazing guy and we got really serious one summer. At the same time I was best friends with this amazing girl. I had not any good friends before that I just...
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    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    Who actually showers with there clothes on? Be honest now
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    2 eggs without yolk and a light cheese at the morning, and at launch i have to eat grilled chicken or grilled fish with no extra spices or whatever and a huge bowl of fresh salad...
    GamesBOSS GamesBOSS 18-21, M Jan 19

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    What a strange group - I don't know anyone who showers with their clothes on...
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