I Once Went Eight Days Without a Shower

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    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

    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
    Feb 28, 2012

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Sep 13, 2008

    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
    jackattack491 jackattack491
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jan 28, 2016

    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
    Feb 27, 2010

    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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