Do You Stink?

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    May 14, 2010 5:15 AM GMT
    Ok..you shower. Use deoderant/antipersperant. You;re clean. But do you sweat a lot?

    Is your funk sexy to other men? ( or women?) That can be great in an intimte situation but by the end of the day and you have something to do where you will be in a social situation around other people...... and you can't get home to shower again....are you a little paranoid if you smell?

    Sometimes i stop in my gym not to exercise, but to shower

    Sometimes I go into the mens room in a public place and wash my pits.
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    May 14, 2010 5:49 AM GMT
    I get paranoid of it a lot. Personally, I fucking hate humidity. If I could live in a place without it and could have a lot of the same amenities, I would pack myself up and live there asap, but, since everyone I know doesn't mind it so much and lives in it, I'm kind of stuck.

    It gets so bad sometimes I sweat at work and when I wear a light colored t-shirt it's unsightly, then I smell myself just to see if I smell bad. Hate it yet I never do have that gross smell. I must use enough deodorant and cologne. lol.
  • Webster666

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    May 14, 2010 8:24 AM GMT
    I used to have a job where I worked outside, and I sweat a lot.
    I would go right from work to the gym where I'd shower, then do my workout, then shower again.

    I can't stand stink.
    And, I don't want to subject anyone else to it, either.
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    May 14, 2010 9:21 AM GMT
    KissingPro saidOk..you shower. Use deoderant/antipersperant. You;re clean. But do you sweat a lot?

    Is your funk sexy to other men? ( or women?) That can be great in an intimte situation but by the end of the day and you have something to do where you will be in a social situation around other people...... and you can't get home to shower again....are you a little paranoid if you smell?

    Sometimes i stop in my gym not to exercise, but to shower

    Sometimes I go into the mens room in a public place and wash my pits.


    I smell like fresh cherries....

    No, oddly I do not stink, no matter how much I do sweat. I smell sweet for some odd reason!

    Someone told me they liked how I smelt...I guess it's pheromones right?
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    May 14, 2010 11:42 AM GMT
    I sweat A LOT, i've hyperhydrosis, under my arms, back, face are the worst, I wear black tshirts to try and hide the sweat, wife beaters under my tshirt during summer, jumpers all winter long to hide it.. it's hell.

    In the morning after a shower I use rubbing alcohol under my arms, then apply my deodorant which stops smelling all day long, also apply it before gym and after the gym shower.

    Most people will find the smell is actually in the shirt/tshirt they are wearing, I know that's where mine comes from, so after wearing they all get soaked for an hour in warm water and bicarbonate of soda. Doing this I can wear the same tshirt all day even in the middle of summer without developing a funk, I HATE doing it but I can do and I'm just fine icon_smile.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 14, 2010 12:09 PM GMT
    I'm really pretty lucky. I can actually wear my long sleeved dress shirts several times prior to laundry because I don't sweat excessively. Its a little worse in the summer, but overall I don't smell, nor sweat too much.

    When I'm mowing the lawn and its hotter than hell, I wear as little as possible (and the sweat pours off), but I just rinse off before I come inside.
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    May 14, 2010 12:40 PM GMT
    Not normally but everyone does sooner or later after they've been sweating. It's the bacteria buildup growing on sweat that begins to stink not the sweat itself.

    I read that the best time to apply an anti-perspirant is at night before you go to bed. That gives it time to be absorbed into the skin and stop the sweat most of the day.
    Anti-perspirant and deodorant are not the same thing either, one is absorbed and stops sweating,, deodorant only sits on the surface and masks odor and blocks sweating but doesn't actually stop it.
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    May 14, 2010 1:06 PM GMT
    The stuff your talking about Beneful is aluminium chloride, which is put into antiperspirants, like you said putting it on the night before is more effective, however you can get a much stronger solution of aluminium chloride to apply at night, it works a thousand times better then any normal stuff you buy at the store however one really bad side effect, it can get incredibly itchy.. like, raw itchy... I use it occasionally if I really have too, I have to apply it every night for a week and then every second day after that for it to work but it almost totally stops the sweating... under my arms at least, I can't apply it to my back because I get even worse itching.

    I don't know if anyone has noticed but, the buildup of this solid white stuff under the arms on tshirts and stuff, is caused by a reaction to the aluminium chloride and sweat, if you use a deodorant only, it'll actually stop with that buildup and stop ruining your shirts/tshirts
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    May 14, 2010 1:11 PM GMT
    I too, have the sweat issue. Drives me nuts. If I'm wearing a tight t, or a dress shirt that is constricting, forget it. It's like my pits can't breath. I look like a baptist revival preacher. I got this clinical deoderant and it was fantastic at first, but I think my clever pits have figured out the way to break through the barrier. I changed my shirt three times yesterday, so irritating.
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    May 14, 2010 3:39 PM GMT
    Aluminum salt deodorant/antiperspirant products are getting mixed reviews in regards to long term safety.

    I'm fortunate that I don't funk up easily, and perhaps it is partially because of some of the lifestyle practices that I adopted, including:

    Diet - I try not to eat a lot of asparagus, onions, garlic or other foods that can leech out your pores.
    Water - I drink a lot of water.
    Hygene - I shower at least 3 times a day, more if I'm particularly active.
    Hair - I shave my pits. Less hair in the pits means less surface area for bacteria to grow.
    Deodorant/Antiperspirant - I use deodorants regularly, but antiperspirant less so (only when I need; due to long term health concerns).

    Other tips that friends have mentioned include:

    BodyMint: A natural systemic dietary supplement that helps to reduce body odor from the inside out.

    Company: Seek out guys who are into funk.
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    May 14, 2010 4:21 PM GMT
    Okay.. this is my grossness coming out. I shower every day after the gym. But.. if I'm not doing anything strenuous I usually don't shower but every 2-3 days. I hardly EVER wear deodorants of any kind. For some reason.. I'm just the kind of guy who usually doesn't stink any more than a light hint (if I have my shirt off and haven't showered).

    I think showering more is a waste of water, and the energy it takes to heat it (which, if you shower mostly at the gym, and not at home you'll see a huge difference in your bills).. and my partner loves it when I'm a little musky.

    So.. I guess I'm the exactly opposite of the OP. LOL

    Now.. when I DO stink. I'm usually totally unprepared, and have done some weird things to take care of the issue. But always take care of it. So I sympathize with you guys who have to deal with this all the time.
  • KissTheSky

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    May 14, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
    If you take a shower every day, you never really smell that bad, in my opinion. Showering after a workout obviously makes sense.
    Other than that, who cares if you sweat a little at work or wherever? It's not like you have to smell like a flower 24/7. And if people see sweat on your shirt, so what? We're men. It's natural. (On the right guy, kinda sexy) icon_razz.gif
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    May 14, 2010 4:35 PM GMT
    I also sweat alot. And summers in Texas get hot as hell. Therefore, I usually shower about 3x a day. Also, use heavy duty deodorant. It gets a little embarrassing at times because my shirts will get soaking wet in the chest, pits and back. People will make comments like "did you know your shirt is all wet." LOL. Started wearing DriFit work out shirts under my clothing. It has helped alot to absorb the moisture and keep it from penetrating my outer shirt- much better than your standard cotton undershirt.
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    May 14, 2010 4:37 PM GMT
    I sweat a lot too, but I use deodorant and cologne even more so I smell good icon_smile.gif

    A good collection of colognes can go a longggggggg way!
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    May 14, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    When I'm nervous yeah, like in an important meeting where I'm the youngest (by like a generation at least) and have to prove myself.
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    May 14, 2010 5:52 PM GMT
    Nobody has mentioned the butt. I can't stand the idea of not being sparkling clean down there, so I take a shower every time after the toilet.
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    May 14, 2010 6:03 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidI sweat A LOT, i've hyperhydrosis, under my arms, back, face are the worst, I wear black tshirts to try and hide the sweat, wife beaters under my tshirt during summer, jumpers all winter long to hide it.. it's hell.

    In the morning after a shower I use rubbing alcohol under my arms, then apply my deodorant which stops smelling all day long, also apply it before gym and after the gym shower.

    Most people will find the smell is actually in the shirt/tshirt they are wearing, I know that's where mine comes from, so after wearing they all get soaked for an hour in warm water and bicarbonate of soda. Doing this I can wear the same tshirt all day even in the middle of summer without developing a funk, I HATE doing it but I can do and I'm just fine

    I don't stink, thankfully, but I do sweat. I have hyperhydrosis as well and it's a beast of a problem. I can't do the whole t-shirt in the summer thing and I'm stocking up on black tees as well.

    I really have to thank you, tanker, for so nonchalantly writing your response. there are quite of few of us excess sweaters out there and, like coming out, it's not as easy for everyone else to admit when something errs from the constructed norm.

  • rnch

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    May 14, 2010 6:22 PM GMT
    this reply is for the guys here who claim that they don't stink, that they can wear the same shirt several times without washing it, the guys who claim to not need daily baths/showers, the guys who don't wear deoderant.....

    YOU DO SMELL! people are just too polite to tell you this. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 14, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    I stink with flowers and unicorn feces.

    Nah, not really. I actually get real man musk from my pits, some guys told me this.
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    May 14, 2010 6:30 PM GMT
    Stress makes me reek. Seriously, my normal sweat has a hint of the musk one of the other guys described, but when I'm stressed out...like really stressed out, all of a sudden my pit sweat is noxious and has to be washed immediatly because it's offensive to me, let alone anyone else who might get a whiff.
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    May 14, 2010 6:32 PM GMT
    I don't really stink at least not to those around me and I don't like wearing cologne unless it's for an occasion. People, especially women, seem to find my scent very attractive and they keep asking me "What do I wear?" to which I reply just soap, water and skin. LOL.

    I'm not a heavy sweater so I'm guessing that might be why. I have a scent that I've been told smells relaxing and pleasant. What kind of smell is that?
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    May 14, 2010 6:43 PM GMT
    I've been told that I smell nice even when I don't wear deodorant.
    I just love sniffing my armpits. icon_redface.gif
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    May 14, 2010 6:52 PM GMT
    I love it when a hot guy is not wearing deodorant and I can smell his natural musk. Only hot guys, though.
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    May 14, 2010 6:57 PM GMT
    viveutvivas saidI love it when a hot guy is not wearing deodorant and I can smell his natural musk. Only hot guys, though.


    This isn't the same as body odor, which isn't hot on anyone.

    I obsess a bit about this, I'm always worried I might stink. Even though there's no good reason for it, it's complete paranoia. Or is it?

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    May 14, 2010 6:57 PM GMT
    I never use deodorant but never smell. From the medical standpoint, body odor has something to do with metabolism, genetics, hygienic practices, the kind of food you eat and sometimes medications that one is taking.
    TIPS to prevent Bromhidrosis or in layman's term Body Odor (BO): practice good personal hygiene, change deodorant brands regularly, choose the food you eat (avoid spicy food, onions, garlic, fried food that may contain rancid oils and fat), for genetics - you are stuck with it...lol, but seek medical attention if BO is persistent despite all the above mentioned remedies. Maybe some metabolic diseases (kidneys, liver etc) is cooking. This goes with Halitosis (bad breath) as well.