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  • For those going soap/deodorant free...

    The (surprisingly recent) history of antiperspirants!

    How Advertisers Convinced Americans They Smelled Bad | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine
    Perfection is entirely individual. Any philosophy or pursuit that encourages individuality has merit in that it frees people. Any that encourages shackles only has merit in that it shows you how wrong and desperate the human mind can get in its pursuit of truth.

    I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
    I'd apologize, but...

  • #2
    I don't need any convincing to tell me that the guy sweating away next to me at the gym smells bad, let me tell you.
    F 28/5'4/100 lbs

    "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."


    • #3
      It took a few months (I was fairly sweaty when I first went Primal, it being summer and all, so I could tell!), but now I use a crystal deodorant stone and it works very well to cut odor. If I'm active, I use it twice a day (morning & evening), and I don't get beyond a slightly sweet sweaty smell. Nothing faint-worthy.
      Depression Lies


      • #4
        I just use water, in the shower. Lotion would also work, and does when I'm not so lazy.

        I use soap, actually, but not to shave.


        • #5
          A checkout clerk at Whole Foods tried to convince me to use coconut oil as a deodorant, so I tried it. OMG, my pits smelled like a big soft rotten coconut at the end of the day. I smell better not using anything at all. Sometimes I use Tom's of Maine, but I prefer to go without- still, we're so used to not smelling people so that when we do, we REALLY do.