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2012-12-03 01:01:40 AM

Dingleberry Dickwad: AverageAmericanGuy: Actually, even soap and shampoo are sold to us as if they were in any way healthy or good for us. They are not.

These things strip our bodies of their protective outer layer of oils. By doing this, not only does our skin dry out and hair become brittle and lifeless, but it exacerbates the various odors that the human body will emit in order to recover from this stripping.

Wiping the body with lukewarm water on a hand towel and an occasional rinsing of hair under cool, running water is enough to clean on a semi-daily basis. Any more than that, or using chemicals like soap or shampoo or deodorant, is unhealthy.

Are you my old roomie? He said the same shiat and he smelled horrible on a regular basis. After PT he'd wipe down with a warm washcloth and our barracks room regularly smelled of ass and foot. And rinsing your hair with just cool water will still leave greasy nasty buildup and a bad smell. You likely smell bad and you should feel bad.


Yeah, you need HOT water and friction on a daily basis. After a while your body stops producing so much grease. A little soap or shampoo goes a LONG way then. But you will be a greaseball for months on end so most people don't stick with it.
 
2012-12-03 01:02:40 AM

crabsno termites: AverageAmericanGuy: CruJones: I wear their Fiji deodorant. It has a high aluminum content and is a good antiperspirant. And it's a solid, the gel ones make me burn. Oh, and I like how it smells. So does my girlfriend.

Aluminum is good for reducing perspiration and also for increasing your chances of Alzheimers.

OH, BULLshiat!

Ummm what the hell. What basis do you have to disbelieve that?

Aluminum is conclusively associated with neurofibrilary tangles characteristic of Alzheimers. This is a popular topic so there are a lot of papers that seem to make it look like it goes both ways. Some, perhaps industry-sponsored, wherein researchers give excessive lipservice to the possibility that it may simply be a matter of aluminum accumulating in the NFTs after the fact - though I have yet to see a good causal explanation of THAT process. Papers in the last two or three years especially though are pretty clear that mouse models show aluminum can trigger Alzheimers, and that there indeed are clear pathways for aluminum entering the brain contrary to a counterpoint brought up in a lot of the negative papers - the results are damning. But why risk not poisoning ourselves just in case those papers are wrong? The prices are pretty close - they're just not in general the brands that the marketers put the most effort into. I don't think there's an efficacy difference, but it shouldn't matter anyway since the aluminum stuff is poison. Seriously, don't be stubborn about this - look at the alternatives. I don't wanna be supporting your crippled brains. Take care of yourselves. FYI baking powder has aluminum too.

These recent papers (and many others, follow the citations or do your own Google Scholar searches) indicate that Al does indeed play a causal role in forming the beta-amyloid plaques that lead to the formation of NFTs; to be specific my understanding is that it's more that the beta amyloid in solution that causes trouble, but the plaques act essentially as a buffering reservoir maintaining dissolved beta amyloid levels at a high baseline. Seems clear to me that the reasonable choice would be to avoid this otherwise toxic compound anyway (it is not merely Alzheimer's - this is a high-energy-potential compound that is not found in free-metal form in nature), but there are vested interests with a huge backlog of aluminum-containing products for bodily use that would prefer not to change their line of business. And maybe they're a few cents per pound cheaper?

http://iospress.metapress.com/content/vq1p78553222661m/
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/089543569090053R
http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/152/1/59.short
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0162013409001731
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22507317
 
2012-12-03 01:15:33 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: The_Sponge: gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling


I use it....and I'm disappointed that they discontinued the original scent body spray.

Old Spice fresh scent is the bomb.

Have gotten many bj's from the fiancee bc of that stuff...


Same. My ex's sex drive was like night/day depending on whether I put a fresh application of Old Spice swagger on. though I really like artic force scent too.
 
2012-12-03 01:19:35 AM
I use Old spice deodorant, and usually that is about it. It's the only brand that seems to adequately control the funk for me. If I'm adding cologne I will put on some Dunhill Blue. I've received numerous compliments on it over the years.

Link

Most colognes I've tried just don't mix well with my particular chemistry. Especially musks. Nivea products for washing.

If I were to follow AAGuys advice I would reek within a day, and I'd be a giant grease ball. No, I don't eat a lot of greasy crap.
 
2012-12-03 01:22:26 AM

Boudyro: I use Old spice deodorant, and usually that is about it. It's the only brand that seems to adequately control the funk for me. If I'm adding cologne I will put on some Dunhill Blue. I've received numerous compliments on it over the years.

Link

Most colognes I've tried just don't mix well with my particular chemistry. Especially musks. Nivea products for washing.

If I were to follow AAGuys advice I would reek within a day, and I'd be a giant grease ball. No, I don't eat a lot of greasy crap.


Try l'occitane colognes for men.

The bavx and l'occitane scents. The former is cedar and woodsy...the latter is lavender and white pepper.

I have NEVER had women ask me to let them smell me until i wore those. Fiancee goes ape for them as well lol
 
2012-12-03 01:24:50 AM

Boudyro: Most colognes I've tried just don't mix well with my particular chemistry..


I have to seek out the deodorant / antiperspirant varieties -- the Mennen and Old Spice brands do pretty well. I have found the citrus and metallic scents work better than the musk / floral type stuff. Best stuff I have is some Florida Water from the dollar store I got during an Xmas Chinese auction.
 
2012-12-03 01:26:12 AM
www.mastodonmesa.com

www.mastodonmesa.com
 
2012-12-03 01:56:18 AM
I got my brother this, since they haven't yet formulated a cologne that smells like barbecue.
 
2012-12-03 01:57:15 AM
Bacon and mayonnaise. DROOL
 
2012-12-03 02:00:14 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: The_Sponge: gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling


I use it....and I'm disappointed that they discontinued the original scent body spray.

Old Spice fresh scent is the bomb.

Have gotten many bj's from the fiancee bc of that stuff...


I accidentally bought the fresh scent on one shopping trip and after two days my wife made me throw it out and go back for the regular scent.

/no BJs with either scent
//lots of sex, just no BJs
 
2012-12-03 02:04:21 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Actually, even soap and shampoo are sold to us as if they were in any way healthy or good for us. They are not.


Yeah, we had a guy like this on our barracks floor. The Sgt said if he didn't stop reeking we would all be doing pushups. So every morning for a week we dragged him kicking and screaming down to the showers, gave him 5 minutes under the fire hose with people emptying disinfectant and toilet cleaner on him.

He wised up pretty soon, and only needed a few reminders for the rest of the year.
 
2012-12-03 02:14:53 AM
assets.nydailynews.com 

You could smell as bad as Donald Trump's bumjuice but if you look like this, you're in.
 
2012-12-03 02:17:56 AM
Old Spice will never smell sexy to me. It's all my dad ever wore and he's a mean cuss.
 
2012-12-03 02:21:06 AM

steerforth: [assets.nydailynews.com image 485x366] 

You could smell as bad as Donald Trump's bumjuice but if you look like this, you're in.


If you stepped out of my shower looking like that, you could smell like an open cesspool.
 
2012-12-03 02:42:17 AM
The smell of the boy I like makes me want to climb him like a tree, and he wears nothing at all. Only person i've ever met that I've had that response to.

It would suck to miss out on that dimension of attraction forever; I had no idea how nice it could be.
 
2012-12-03 02:52:37 AM

Gyrfalcon: steerforth: [assets.nydailynews.com image 485x366] 

You could smell as bad as Donald Trump's bumjuice but if you look like this, you're in.

If you stepped out of my shower looking like that, you could smell like an open cesspool.


An open cesspool with a delicate aftertaste of rotting whale blubber. That man is the finest that walks the planet.
 
2012-12-03 02:56:33 AM
www.wackypackages.org
/hot!
 
2012-12-03 03:42:03 AM

gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling


I do. I'm 27. I'm aware that it's kind of odd, but I like it.
 
2012-12-03 04:42:12 AM
On average men born without a sense of smell had two sexual partners, compared to ten for a normal male.


Ten is the average?

Who do these mooks interview? Celibate monks?
 
2012-12-03 04:57:32 AM
Acqua Di Gio (sp?) works for me. I dunno. Old GF bought it for me coz she LOVED it. I wore it for her, and quickly noticed other gals dig it too. Still. Women of a variety of ages. Honestly, I've had women track me down in a grocery store aisle to ask me what makes me smell so good. THAT never happened with anything else.
 
2012-12-03 05:40:15 AM
I wear Aqua Di Gio, or did anyways when I could afford it. Being unemployed sucks.
 
2012-12-03 06:15:47 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: CruJones: I wear their Fiji deodorant. It has a high aluminum content and is a good antiperspirant. And it's a solid, the gel ones make me burn. Oh, and I like how it smells. So does my girlfriend.

Aluminum is good for reducing perspiration and also for increasing your chances of Alzheimers.


I call BS.
Citation needed!
 
2012-12-03 06:20:45 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Actually, even soap and shampoo are sold to us as if they were in any way healthy or good for us. They are not.

These things strip our bodies of their protective outer layer of oils. By doing this, not only does our skin dry out and hair become brittle and lifeless, but it exacerbates the various odors that the human body will emit in order to recover from this stripping.

Wiping the body with lukewarm water on a hand towel and an occasional rinsing of hair under cool, running water is enough to clean on a semi-daily basis. Any more than that, or using chemicals like soap or shampoo or deodorant, is unhealthy.


So you don't partake in any labor intensive work? Or live in a humid environment. You have unwashed dreads don't you?

Two showers a day here, and degree adrenaline for me. Living in 100% humidity during the summertime will give you a different additude.
 
2012-12-03 07:50:21 AM
I've worn a lot of different stuff in my lifetime but whenever I wear Dolce and Gabana cologne I always have women sniffing me and asking "MMMMM... What are you wearing". I actually had one woman at a bar nuzzle my neck like some kind of AXE commercial. It's a little expensive so if you have a Sephora or Macys in your town just use some from a tester before going out to see if it works for you too. It may be that it goes well with my body chemistry or something. And I'm ugly as fark. (But happily married) 

www.worldsfragrances.com
 
2012-12-03 07:59:34 AM
This is what I wear:

www.brownells.com
 
2012-12-03 08:33:50 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling

Old Spice is a bit of a tricky one - most women I know think of it as a "creepy uncle" scent, they're reminded of "Uncle Frank" who always wore a semi-transparent short-sleeved dress shirt with a visible wifebeater underneath.

So usually, it's a turn off for them. However, every once in a while you'll run into a woman who was molested by Uncle Frank, so to them Old Spice may as well be ruhypnol. They're like putty in your hands.


I shouldn't have laughed at that, but I did.
 
2012-12-03 08:36:15 AM
 
2012-12-03 08:45:19 AM
The family that teabags together?
 
2012-12-03 09:02:26 AM
Mark me as another that uses Old Spice, the wife absolutely loves it, and I find that it works on me better than a few others.

I will water it down after using it after shaving so that I don't end up being "that" guy that has a too strong cologne smell in the elevator, and I technically splash water and use it as a body scent as I "move" it to my chest and arms.

It's a nice clean scent.

And after using many products in my life, I pretty much converted to Old Spice stuff products for my body stuff, deodorant, soap, etc. I just find that it works better than just about everything else for me.

bim1154: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling

Old Spice is a bit of a tricky one - most women I know think of it as a "creepy uncle" scent, they're reminded of "Uncle Frank" who always wore a semi-transparent short-sleeved dress shirt with a visible wifebeater underneath.

So usually, it's a turn off for them. However, every once in a while you'll run into a woman who was molested by Uncle Frank, so to them Old Spice may as well be ruhypnol. They're like putty in your hands.

I shouldn't have laughed at that, but I did.


The old creepy uncle thing.. to me is more a reminder of the ones that used any cologne to mask the BO, and did it several days in a row. And that's any "old school" cologne... 

Overall, it's been long enough for it to have passed a generation of it being "uncool".

But then again, I started using it when I started DE shaving. (and never looked back)
 
2012-12-03 09:33:54 AM
As a guy, I think having an almost non-existent sense of smell made me better at performing.... certain tasks... for the ladies. One could go to task with enthusiasm and not be off-put by certain natural scents.
 
Skr
2012-12-03 09:46:16 AM
Grew up with my father using Old Spice. Never really got into using the cologne myself, but I've been using various scents of their deodorant line for many years.

Stetson is my primary cologne, which I suppose destroys any hypothetical credibility I might have had. I switch between Classic and Untamed. It doesn't make me a cowboy, but I do like the smell.
 
2012-12-03 10:25:39 AM
Scientists say that a strong sense of smell is the key to a happy and long lasting relationship. Old Spice stock soars

gee, i wonder who funded that study.............that'll sell some perfume, after shave.


would explain why so many have their noses up corporate brass asses. it pays off!
 
2012-12-03 10:26:28 AM

Cubansaltyballs: gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling

I use Old Spice. The girls like it... I guess it's a sign you're an actual man instead of some androgenous hipster in skinny jeans.



wrong,

an actual man puts it up her poop shoot.
 
2012-12-03 10:26:46 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: AverageAmericanGuy: Right Guard FTW

And Brut, if available.


I had some luck with Hai Karate and Aqua Velva. Do they still make that stuff?
 
2012-12-03 10:28:14 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: CruJones: I wear their Fiji deodorant. It has a high aluminum content and is a good antiperspirant. And it's a solid, the gel ones make me burn. Oh, and I like how it smells. So does my girlfriend.

Aluminum is good for reducing perspiration and also for increasing your chances of Alzheimers.



yep, at least you won't remember how you smell. nothing like a good dose of aluminum every day over the years.....
 
2012-12-03 10:28:58 AM

LordOfThePings: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x270]



wow, that is disturbing.
 
2012-12-03 10:31:41 AM
...........and don't forget folks, you need to shave all the hair because hair is dirty and smelly.........Gillette will love you for it!


its amusing to see how well marketing/propaganda works in a 'free' society.
 
2012-12-03 10:42:42 AM
I almost never use any sort of scent, other than good ol' soap & shampoo residue.

But when I do... Tuscany by Aramis drives Mrs_Fab to distraction. Great stuff, guys. Trust me.
 
2012-12-03 10:51:41 AM

rocky_howard: Well, as someone who decided on his partners based on how delicious I find their smell (especially the one coming from her vaginas), I'm getting a kick out of this study.

Yes, even if you were hot, I couldn't get serious if my nose didn't pick up that smell. And it's not about taking a shower, it's the natural smell every person has.

I have like 4 types:

Bad smell: I don't want anything with this person, not even their company.
Neutral smell: Regular people. I may have sex if the chance arises. Must fulfill other qualities to be considered couple material.
Good smell: Women I like. Probable candidates for mating.
THAT smell: I go crazy. I WILL get involved with the woman even if it's a red flag in other areas (usually sanity, lol)


Ya. Cause you're clearly rocking the bounds of that 'sanity' flag yourself.

Bacterial vaginosis is bad, right. Other than that, I dot judge a woman by her smells. That's just wierd. But I seem to have a diminished sense.
 
2012-12-03 11:06:23 AM
 
2012-12-03 11:31:30 AM

kroonermanblack: Ya. Cause you're clearly rocking the bounds of that 'sanity' flag yourself.

Bacterial vaginosis is bad, right. Other than that, I dot judge a woman by her smells. That's just wierd. But I seem to have a diminished sense.


Thanks for misreading, asswipe :P

Anyway, well, if you have a diminished sense don't judge other people who have one. It's not something I "judge", it's an automatic response.
 
2012-12-03 11:32:57 AM

LordOfThePings: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x270]


WTF did you ... ?

Sweet babbling yahoo ...
 
2012-12-03 11:59:48 AM
They ain't made a decent smellin' toilet water since hai karate!

/my lawn
//you know the drill
 
2012-12-03 12:07:02 PM
fark all of you perfume wearing motherfarkers. I hate you all.
 
2012-12-03 01:13:33 PM

mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...


This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.
 
2012-12-03 01:20:12 PM

dj_spanmaster: So, a strong sense of smell is good for relationships? That couldn't possibly be related to a lack of smell contributing to psychopathic behavior?


Of course. If we can't smell your fear and emotions then we cannot be affected by it as we work......
 
2012-12-03 01:48:18 PM

crabsno termites: My ex had extremely bad breath during ovulation.

/also went batshiat farking crazy in bed.


So, two reasons to stay from during that time.

/Was it nature's way to prevent crazy?
 
2012-12-03 01:57:04 PM
Female, get INSTANTLY hot for Old Spice. Yes, one of my grandfathers used it too (and no, he didn't molest me), but it smells WAY different on an old guy than it does on a virile young man; as far as I'm concerned it's an entirely different scent. Rawr.

Also, Isaiah Mustafa: Rawr.
 
2012-12-03 02:41:02 PM
northhigh73.com
 
2012-12-03 03:38:52 PM

pivazena: mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...

This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.


I call them chromed turds.
 
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