Calmamity: I have a coworker who refuses to use deodorant because it's not natural or it would be selling out to the Man of some such bullshiat.Trust me, Americans do stink and deodorant is a good and wonderful product.
Ambivalence: Thankfully we live in civilized times and don't have to live like animals sniffing each other's armpits when we say hello.
Indubitably: "The nose knows..." he said.
Ambivalence: not all presperation smells bad. But for MOST people, the presperation from the armpits is particularly....fragrant.
PacManDreaming: They tried convincing us we were French?
downstairs: As long as you shower often, not everyone needs deoderant.
FarkinHostile: Advertisers convinced Americans they needed antibacterial soap, special expensive cleaners for the toilet (when cheap dishwashing liquid works just as well), and a million other stupid things.Thinking for yourself is not common among the masses. They WANT to be told what to buy.
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, is unhealthy.
taurusowner: Body odor is disgusting. When I first went to Afghanistan and had to work with the Afghan National Army, I actually threw up the first time I was in a closed room with them.
FarkinHostile: Thinking for yourself is not common among the masses. They WANT to be told what to buy.
Ambivalence: I can't attest to shampoo, but being a hobbiest soapmaker I can attest that a good bar of handmade soap is NOT drying at all. Commercial soaps harvest out the glycerine that is made in the soponification process (which is itself a natural moisturizer) and handmade soaps also contain unsuponofied oils (a process known as "superfatting") that additionally moisturize the skin.Not all soaps are created equal (and technically Ivory isn't even soap, it's a detergent bar, that's why it floats). Many commercial soaps are drying because of the processing they undergo and the chemicals they may contain, but many handmade soaps are not at all unhealthy and can acually improve skin condition.
Loucifer: Hygiene is for pussies.
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