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Offline suze

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Re: environmental chemicals
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2007, 03:49:50 PM »
I haven't tried these things but I know a lot of people use them.

http://www.lifesvigor.com/14243.html

I guess B.O. is just a cultural thing.  Like shaving your legs and pits if you are female.  (Uh, I don't do that either, BTW.  Too much information?)  I grew up in Europe, and there it just isn't an issue for most people.  Maybe you just get used to it.

But I think the deodorant/anti-perspirant people have marketed a powerful and dangerous message to the American people about a totally unnatural and probably unhealthy product.  People are supposed to sweat!  It is one way we release toxins from our bodies.  And sweat doesn't stink.  IT-SMELLS-GOOD!  Plus we chicks use the scent to identify potential mating partners via pheromones.   ;D ;D ;D


(Don't even get me started on the new craze for men to get their body hair lasered off.  That's just creepy.)

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Re: environmental chemicals
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2007, 10:11:43 PM »
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I guess B.O. is just a cultural thing.  Like shaving your legs and pits if you are female.  (Uh, I don't do that either, BTW.  Too much information?)  I grew up in Europe, and there it just isn't an issue for most people.  Maybe you just get used to it.

That may have been true in the past, but living in a European country and having vacationed in almost every other country in Europe, I can tell you that Europeans today are just as concerned about shaving and B.O. as Americans.


Offline 21st-century caveman

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Re: environmental chemicals
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2007, 10:30:12 AM »
As far as getting body hair removed, I'm not sure about the reasons for men in the general population to do that, but I know that a lot of bodybuilders, especially competitive bodybuilders, get their body hair removed so that fine details of musculature are visible and not covered up by "unsightly" hair. 

I tend to agree with you, Suze, re: the B.O. - there are different expectations with different cultures.. and we in the West may have been brainwashed into thinking that unless we use deodorants, perfumes, etc., we're not socially acceptable.  And I think that if one bathes (or showers- I almost never take a bath), daily, body odor will be mild, even after exercising and sweating profusely.  I think it is the people who apparently don't bathe for weeks, the ones that can clear a crowded room in 10 seconds, that give B.O. a bad name. 

Well, I only used deodorant soap this morning in my shower, and no one has held their nose while going past me.  So maybe I don't need that "Fresh Breeze" or whatever, under my arms..
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Re: environmental chemicals
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2007, 01:44:28 PM »