Unscented Me: 10 Days Without Deodorant

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    Feb 08, 2014 7:38 PM GMT

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/mens-fashion/life-without-deodorant-10-day-washout
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    I still use scented soap or gel when I shower, twice a day, I use minimal antiperspirant for the work day, other than that, I don't use deodorant, even at the gym, I enjoy a freshly showered scent, not using this product has allowed me to actually smell myself, which sometimes is a turn on when sexually aroused. I am lucky that I don't have a major sweating problem like some guys have who must rely on the chemicals in antiperspirant, I also save money by not buying the stuff regularly

    Strange thing the other night, I hooked up with a guy after a night out. He could tell I wasn't wearing any deodorant and thought I smelled very good, like a man, he was all into my pits, up until that point, I never thought how much deodorant hides my pheromones

    So how do you use this stuff? much, little, not at all?
    What if any, difference do you get from other guys you meet?


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    Feb 08, 2014 7:44 PM GMT
    Antiperspirants and deodorants are gross. I haven't used either in 15 years. I rub a crystal stone on just after I shower and that's it. No cologne either. Believe it or not, I often get people asking me what kind of cologne I'm wearing. Pheromones are extremely important in attracting the right mate. There is evidence to suggest that some relationships end because of a change in body chemistry.
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    Feb 08, 2014 7:48 PM GMT
    I stopped using over 10 years ago. I shower everyday, stay hydrated, wear clean shirts, and trim my arm pit hairs. No complaints so far.
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    Feb 08, 2014 7:48 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidAntiperspirants and deodorants are gross. I haven't used either in 15 years. I rub a crystal stone on just after I shower and that's it. No cologne either. Believe it or not, I often get people asking me what kind of cologne I'm wearing. Pheromones are extremely important in attracting the right mate. There is evidence to suggest that some relationships end because of a change in body chemistry.


    very interesting Scruff, can you post about your crystal stone? I have about 5 years free of using this stuff and I have noticed other guys reacting to my real scent
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    Feb 08, 2014 7:49 PM GMT
    People always ask me what cologne I'm wearing, and the answer is always none!

    I often wear some deodorant though.icon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 08, 2014 7:52 PM GMT
    Never started wearing deodorant or smelly chemicals. I always figure any guy who stinks of foreign deodorant chemical smells is hiding something. So far, I'm always right.
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    Feb 08, 2014 7:58 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidNever started wearing deodorant or smelly chemicals. I always figure any guy who stinks of foreign deodorant chemical smells is hiding something. So far, I'm always right.



    they do official Pheromone testing and capture, gay and straight, without the use of them, something like you wear the same shirt for 5 days, then put it in a plastic bag, seal it, its opened the day of the test
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    Feb 08, 2014 8:10 PM GMT
    I have strong underarm odor. I used an antiperspirant for years that contained an aluminum compound, the most popular ingredient in these things. It worked well. Then I underwent cancer treatment.

    My underarms began getting sore, and eventually ulcerated and actually started bleeding. I stopped the aluminum antiperspirant.

    After 2 weeks using nothing I began healing and I tried an anti-irritant deodorant (not an antiperspirant) by Dove Man Care. I switched to a Dial soap for men, that's supposed to also control body odor.

    Today I have no irritation, and no odor. But reactions to aluminum-based antiperspirants are not uncommon.
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    Feb 08, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
    I can't skip deodorant or I will stink. Generally, I don't wear cologne, but there are fragrances I like and will use from time to time.
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    Feb 08, 2014 8:20 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidI have strong underarm odor. I used an antiperspirant for years that contained an aluminum compound, the most popular ingredient in these things. It worked well. Then I underwent cancer treatment.

    My underarms began getting sore, and eventually ulcerated and actually started bleeding. I stopped the aluminum antiperspirant.

    After 2 weeks using nothing I began healing and I tried an anti-irritant deodorant (not an antiperspirant) by Dove Man Care. I switched to a Dial soap for men, that's supposed to also control body odor.

    Today I have no irritation, and no odor. But reactions to aluminum-based antiperspirants are not uncommon.



    According to the OP article, under arm odor may be associated with illness or disease, if you had the odor before your cancer treatment, then your body was telling you something before you knew it!

    I don't like Dial, its like using Old Spice...something dad used icon_lol.gif
    I use a combo, Irish Spring and Dove exfoliating
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    Feb 08, 2014 8:22 PM GMT
    blkapollo saidI can't skip deodorant or I will stink. Generally, I don't wear cologne, but there are fragrances I like and will use from time to time.


    Diet plays a large role in how your body smells. A diet of heavy meats will cause a person to smell, and not in a good way either. I drink 95 ounces of water a day and get lots of fresh fruit and veggies. I used to date a body builder who was constantly eating meat and he had the worst body odor on Earth, even after using antiperspirant.
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    Feb 08, 2014 8:25 PM GMT
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    This is the only thing I put on my body, aside from coconut oil.
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    Feb 08, 2014 8:31 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said170815396_dr-bronners-soap-tea-tree-orga
    This is the only thing I put on my body, aside from coconut oil.



    I think my older brother uses that, or at least tea tree shampoo
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    Feb 08, 2014 8:48 PM GMT
    I use an unscented deodorant only because I don't like the smell of the cologne ones. I can't stand to smell though so I gotta wear something.
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    Feb 08, 2014 9:00 PM GMT
    Savages!!! All of you!!!!icon_mad.gif
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    Feb 08, 2014 9:01 PM GMT
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    Scruffypup said170815396_dr-bronners-soap-tea-tree-orga
    This is the only thing I put on my body, aside from coconut oil.



    I think my older brother uses that, or at least tea tree shampoo


    That would peel the skin off Bill in about three days. You two do know that everyone is different, right?
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    Feb 08, 2014 9:04 PM GMT
    scruffLA said
    According to the OP article, under arm odor may be associated with illness or disease, if you had the odor before your cancer treatment, then your body was telling you something before you knew it!

    I don't like Dial, its like using Old Spice...something dad used icon_lol.gif
    I use a combo, Irish Spring and Dove exfoliating

    MAY BE associated, but not necessarily. I experienced strong underarm odor beginning when I was 14, as my hormones and body chemistry transitioned from childhood to adulthood, nothing to do with illness.

    Whatever we choose is based on personal preference, and how it reacts with our bodies. There is no right or wrong answer, everyone is different. But we can share what has worked for us, in case some guys haven't tried those solutions before, that may work for them, too, or at least point them in different directions.
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    Feb 08, 2014 9:06 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    scruffLA said
    Scruffypup said170815396_dr-bronners-soap-tea-tree-orga
    This is the only thing I put on my body, aside from coconut oil.



    I think my older brother uses that, or at least tea tree shampoo


    That would peel the skin off Bill in about three days. You two do know that everyone is different, right?


    Of course everyone's different. I never said anyone should use it but me. But why would that make his skin peel off? It's pretty gentle.
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    Feb 08, 2014 9:10 PM GMT


    It's not gentle. Teatree is powerful enough to kill foot fungus in toenails (used sometimes in palliative) and Castille soap is astringent. It's fine for oilier skins, but not for dry.

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    Feb 08, 2014 9:15 PM GMT
    I remember I went to a bear bar with my ex ( the one who's fat now ) guess he's a cub lol..anyway.. all the bear guys were freaking out over my cologne..saying it was gross lol but I was like..wtf haha they said I'd understand when I was older
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    Feb 08, 2014 9:25 PM GMT
    _Behemoth_ saidI remember I went to a bear bar with my ex ( the one who's fat now ) guess he's a cub lol..anyway.. all the bear guys were freaking out over my cologne..saying it was gross lol but I was like..wtf haha they said I'd understand when I was older
    I don't get it either. There's nothing masculine about smelling like road kill that's been roasting on a hot desert highway for weeks. There are a few guys like that at my gym. I think one of them finally wised up and started caring about his body odor issues.
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    Feb 08, 2014 9:32 PM GMT
    I never use deodorant or antiperspirant or crystals. A daily shower (or two) does the trick.
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    Feb 08, 2014 9:33 PM GMT
    _Behemoth_ saidI remember I went to a bear bar with my ex ( the one who's fat now ) guess he's a cub lol..anyway.. all the bear guys were freaking out over my cologne..saying it was gross lol but I was like..wtf haha they said I'd understand when I was older


    Well, try a 10 day test, just shower as normal, maybe use a scented soap and don't put any deodorant on, and go about your day, especially try this if you go out in the evening, around other guys, it will 'feel weird' at first as your body and pores gets used to the unblocked signals, if at the gym, try going to the sink and splash your pits and dry or make sure you shower there, I found that wet armpit hair even after shower, can get a musty smell if not dried properly, if at home, stand in front of a fan.

    Yeah, most in the bear/leather communities frown from using it, check out Hot Fit Hairy appreciation thread, I can almost guarantee, half of these guys do not wear deodorant and enjoy fresh showered, other men who smell naturally clean, may be a little musty, its a pheromone thing, it really is

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    Feb 08, 2014 9:54 PM GMT
    I use desert essence "dry by nature" deodorant. I have to wear deodorant because I don't like to feel sticky.
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    Feb 08, 2014 10:05 PM GMT
    Dr. Bonners is too harsh for me to use as a body soap, but I use the mint one in the kitchen for hands.