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[-] IzzyScissor 160 points 3 weeks ago

I remember the first time I went to an anime convention, and was SO EXCITED because they were going to host a DDR tournament!

Then I went into the room where the tournament was supposed to be held and almost died. They were routinely shutting down the room just to try to air it out, and were doing routine announcements of "I do not care if you think you do not smell. Everyone needs to go back to their hotel and shower before coming back. We are serious."

I didn't enter the tournament.

[-] telllos 57 points 3 weeks ago

What's the point of showering if the dont wash their clothes

[-] [email protected] 36 points 3 weeks ago

Well just dont wear any. Problem solved.

[-] blanketswithsmallpox 23 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Turns out neurodivergent people think showering is what keeps them from smelling and refuse to regularly apply Anti-Perspirant.

Or worse, nobody ever told them 'Deodorant' lasts a whopping 2-4 hours compared to anti-perspirant. YMMV but most people aren't the lucky ones with great skin or genetics that don't make you rank like others who can last '48 hours' with one application...

Like flushable wipes, yes, it says it lasts 48 hours, it's bullshit. A few swipes in the morning in each pit, a few swipes every evening especially if you're even lightly active. That means light-moderate pressure swipes too. Not so hard you're leaving a visible layer which is why so many highschoolers shirts end up with white armpits, but not so softly that no material is literally coming off the cake. Reapplying more to already caked on pits is doing little. That means it's time to shower and put on less next time. And wait until your pits are fully dry!... then let the antiperspirant dry before tossing on a shirt and it'll help with that shirt crud.

Try smelling your pits a couple hours after getting out of a good shower without applying any. It's not the shower keeping most the stench off. It's antiperspirant.

And yes, we will smell when you didn't put any on Connor. Yes, we know you don't think you stink because you can't smell yourself. Yes, other people will always know when you smell. Air molecules travel at 500 meters per second.

Correct, you can't wear the same thin hoodie 24/7 for more than a few days without it smelling. Yes, you should change your underwear daily. Yes, jeans can be worn for a while before needing a wash. Your thin ass comfortable nylon/polyester sweat pants only last a day with your stank. Wash your clothes. Wash your bedding ideally once a week unless you use pajamas. Even then, at least wash your pillow case once a week.

Start the routine now or set an alarm on your phone then actually follow through.

E: Additions.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 2 weeks ago

changing underwear daily was a fake problem invented by big underwear to sell more underwear and thanks to the patriarchy it has thrived

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[-] [email protected] 18 points 3 weeks ago

There are ways to manage odor without antiperspirants, however they are even more work than just applying deodorant. Meaning they're functionally worthless when it comes to the trogs stinking up your average MTG tournament.

The rest is spot on, though, wash your stuff regularly and not only will you smell less - your skin should clear up too.

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[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

To be fair, deodorant can last longer than 2-4 hours if you don't stink. But most people doing a lot more than sitting are probably putting some wear on that 2 hour minimum.

I'd imagine one could stink as soon as 20 minutes after application if they are sweating.

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[-] [email protected] 18 points 3 weeks ago

Maybe it’s a strategy. Smell so bad your opponent can’t concentrate.

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[-] [email protected] 93 points 3 weeks ago

I've heard this point a lot but given the fact that until the industrial age, most people had open flames in their kitchen and bedrooms so if i had to guess I'd guess most people smelled of woodsmoke.

[-] MotoAsh 48 points 3 weeks ago

That just helped cover the asscrack smell.

[-] [email protected] 19 points 3 weeks ago

Swamp ass with hints of mesquite or a cherrywood smoke.

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[-] [email protected] 20 points 3 weeks ago

Spend a week roughing it, or in a cabin away from running water, and you'll realize very quickly that smoke only sorta covers how bad humans can smell

If anything it mixes eventually and makes a whole new nasty

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[-] Ballistic_86 28 points 3 weeks ago

I assume the article is going for “we should be okay with body odor” which feels very granola. Not everyone needs deodorant, but many do if they don’t want to smell. Antiperspirant can be bad for your body, but deodorant should do the trick for most, by masking the sweat smell with their preferred scent.

[-] Duamerthrax 40 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

The article is screen grabbed and cropped to remove the context and increase outrage. It's actually about debunking all natural deodorants claims about detoxing.

https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/06/rise-of-all-natural-deodorants-not-necessary-sweating-antiperspirant.html

[-] Fades 9 points 3 weeks ago

Are we gonna have a body odor acceptance movement to go along with the fat one?

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[-] [email protected] 27 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

I think body odor has an evolutionary reason to exist, and that reason applies to prehistoric humans living in small gather hunterer societies of <150 people only. Whatever that reason was, is not necessary for our survival in modern society where you meet thousands of people over your lifetime and run into new strangers constantly.

[-] [email protected] 39 points 3 weeks ago

I dont think body odor ever played an evolutionary role. As far as I know body odor is caused by bacterias eating and multiplying whenever we sweat. If this is the case body odor is here because we sweat which isnt that common within the animal kingdom.

(Although dont quote me on any of this, this is just what I seem to remember and Im lazy to look it up - tldr i might be lying)

[-] [email protected] 34 points 3 weeks ago

That doesn't exclude it having a purpose. A lot of our existence we owe to bacteria inhabiting our body

[-] [email protected] 23 points 3 weeks ago

And a lot of what happens in evolution is passed down the generations not because it's useful but because it doesn't hinder reproduction.

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[-] StaySquared 11 points 3 weeks ago

Pretty sure body odor would have worked against them. Once a predator detects body odor of a human.. it knows that body odor belongs to human meat.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

A lot of predators avoid humans though

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[-] [email protected] 24 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

OMG, I read the comments.

I'm a guy who showers daily and tries to make sure I don't smell (breath and body). Today, however, I am off from work and only washed my face. I've had that not so fresh feeling all day.

I'm going to take shower right now.

edit - shower complete. also, i was trying to quote ghostbusters in the beginning but messed up it. it should have been "I looked at the comments, Ray".

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 3 weeks ago

I used to work for Star City Games.

Enough said.

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 2 weeks ago

ok funny question. If we're concerned about the shit that's in deodorant, are we concerned about the shit that's in stuff like makeup?

Or is this just one of those conspiratorial things where we only focus on the one thing because haha funny cognitive dissonance thing.

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[-] EtherWhack 15 points 3 weeks ago
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[-] feedum_sneedson 15 points 3 weeks ago

Yeah I need antiperspirant or I stink.

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[-] TwoBeeSan 11 points 3 weeks ago

Smash brothers players smell even worse than the average expo goer.

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[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

I'm reminded of Rieri reminding her fans to take showers just before a concert

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