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How often do you shower?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 13, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Has your shower frequency decreased since going paleo?

C2f4e82d716f2e8d659650b356aa88f6

(80)

on October 29, 2012
at 09:31 PM

My family points out body odor among our ranks like it's their job. (I suppose in some ways, it is.) Since going no soap/shampoo, trading in the deodorant that used to ruin my shirts for coconut oil and baking soda, and minimizing showers, I haven't received a single complaint...

32d059a467e99a4fc83201407a4a238d

on October 06, 2012
at 08:16 PM

Sure. I'd also like to add that my body odor has completely disappeared in the last week or so, so I don't even need the deodorant anymore. :)

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on October 05, 2012
at 03:56 PM

Dirty girls who are -actually- dirty are just gross! You'd never see Tori Black going about unbathed, that's for sure.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on September 24, 2012
at 01:56 AM

I shower twice a week whether I need it or not.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on September 24, 2012
at 01:43 AM

You don't think you smell. Other folks beg to differ.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on September 23, 2012
at 11:43 PM

Also, you gotta keep your pheromones around for attracting mates!

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on September 23, 2012
at 11:40 PM

You sound delicious.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 23, 2012
at 08:29 PM

...and here I thought you'd be a dirty girl. Ooops, did I say that outloud?

014e7a87621b34bead8645fde586f6cd

(100)

on September 23, 2012
at 08:26 PM

At least 1x a day, 2x in summer..

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 14, 2012
at 12:52 AM

Touche, Luckie, touche.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on September 14, 2012
at 12:41 AM

Kickin' it old school!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on September 14, 2012
at 12:03 AM

(But, Mathgirl, based on one of your other answers that I recall... how would you know smegma-smell? ;D )

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on September 14, 2012
at 12:03 AM

For me, it's pit smell. Eeeugh.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 13, 2012
at 11:59 PM

No, that's smegma smell. "Head" smell is that unclean scalp smell.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 13, 2012
at 11:32 PM

Head smell? Like going down on someone who hasn't bathed? Yeah, there are limits.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on September 13, 2012
at 10:58 PM

No poo, no soap, except on teh ass.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on September 13, 2012
at 10:57 PM

Every workout day, or if I sweat a lot, or every other day if those two don't occur.

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on September 13, 2012
at 09:21 PM

HA! Nice. I think it's questions like this (from the OP) that make people think we're wackos way more than what we do or do not eat.

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on September 13, 2012
at 09:20 PM

HA! Nice. I think it's questions like these (from the OP) that make people think we're wackos way more than what do or do not eat.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on September 13, 2012
at 09:08 PM

A male prison would be the only place I'd consider going soap-free.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 13, 2012
at 07:46 PM

Yum...prison stank.

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on September 13, 2012
at 07:46 PM

Thank God these things graze close to water . . .

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 13, 2012
at 07:44 PM

Nothing abnormal about it, Jay! That "head" smell makes me gag!

5fbdb4d1266cfbd9dd36b4c219bbdb96

(749)

on September 13, 2012
at 07:26 PM

I hope it was grass fed.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on September 13, 2012
at 07:19 PM

Everytime? Damn you are OCD about cleanliness...

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on September 13, 2012
at 06:35 PM

I thought I was snarky...

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 13, 2012
at 05:51 PM

^Meh, a cultural abnormality IMO....even though I still follow it.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on September 13, 2012
at 05:46 PM

:O Maybe YOU trust your skin, but other people trust their noses. I hate to be all Sheldon here, but stank violates unspoken social contracts.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 13, 2012
at 05:24 PM

Exactly this. Ditto (because I f'n needed extra characters).

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06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on September 13, 2012
at 05:44 PM

I usually go jump in the nearest river and clean my spear from the freshly killed buffalo that I ran down over the last 20 miles.

-Matt
PhysiqueRescue.com

5fbdb4d1266cfbd9dd36b4c219bbdb96

(749)

on September 13, 2012
at 07:26 PM

I hope it was grass fed.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on September 13, 2012
at 07:19 PM

Everytime? Damn you are OCD about cleanliness...

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on September 13, 2012
at 06:35 PM

I thought I was snarky...

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on September 13, 2012
at 07:46 PM

Thank God these things graze close to water . . .

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on September 13, 2012
at 05:15 PM

Nope. I usually shower once a day, in the mornings before work. Sometimes, if I feel mucky, I'll take another one before bed or before going out. Sometimes, if I'm just laying around the house on a day off, I'll skip.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 13, 2012
at 05:24 PM

Exactly this. Ditto (because I f'n needed extra characters).

014e7a87621b34bead8645fde586f6cd

(100)

on September 23, 2012
at 08:26 PM

At least 1x a day, 2x in summer..

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 23, 2012
at 08:29 PM

...and here I thought you'd be a dirty girl. Ooops, did I say that outloud?

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on October 05, 2012
at 03:56 PM

Dirty girls who are -actually- dirty are just gross! You'd never see Tori Black going about unbathed, that's for sure.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 13, 2012
at 05:21 PM

You guys shower? Why wasn't I told that was on the paleo diet!

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on September 13, 2012
at 09:20 PM

HA! Nice. I think it's questions like these (from the OP) that make people think we're wackos way more than what do or do not eat.

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on September 13, 2012
at 09:21 PM

HA! Nice. I think it's questions like this (from the OP) that make people think we're wackos way more than what we do or do not eat.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on September 24, 2012
at 01:56 AM

I shower twice a week whether I need it or not.

6
5fbdb4d1266cfbd9dd36b4c219bbdb96

on September 13, 2012
at 05:27 PM

If anything, I shower more now. I am getting way better workouts and sweat up a storm.

5
B12561b04f6ea052f198915c2017fd8b

on September 13, 2012
at 05:10 PM

Shower frequency hasn't changed, but I'm less inclined to use shampoo and deodorant.

3
F17e7a784eb8294ce3ea91c54d98f44d

on September 13, 2012
at 10:05 PM

I live on an island. I occasionally cleanse myself in the ocean, with lamb fat and lemon juice. Needless to say, I'm always pretty salty. A healthy amount of aloe plants makes your skin really comfortable.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on September 23, 2012
at 11:40 PM

You sound delicious.

3
59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on September 13, 2012
at 07:34 PM

Only when the prison guards force me to.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 13, 2012
at 07:46 PM

Yum...prison stank.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on September 13, 2012
at 09:08 PM

A male prison would be the only place I'd consider going soap-free.

2
F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on September 13, 2012
at 09:31 PM

I shower just as much but wash and comb my hair less often.

2
E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

(505)

on September 13, 2012
at 05:11 PM

Nope, but I skip soaping up my entire body some days to keep my skin from drying out (I just stick to the critical areas).

1
32d059a467e99a4fc83201407a4a238d

on September 23, 2012
at 10:08 PM

I must be weird. I shower once a week. I don't smell. I use a simple coconut oil/baking soda mix for deodorant. I doubt dousing my skin (i.e., organs) in fluoridated, chlorinated water is optimal for health, so I try to minimize it. Besides, it's good for the environment :)

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on September 23, 2012
at 11:43 PM

Also, you gotta keep your pheromones around for attracting mates!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on September 24, 2012
at 01:43 AM

You don't think you smell. Other folks beg to differ.

32d059a467e99a4fc83201407a4a238d

on October 06, 2012
at 08:16 PM

Sure. I'd also like to add that my body odor has completely disappeared in the last week or so, so I don't even need the deodorant anymore. :)

C2f4e82d716f2e8d659650b356aa88f6

(80)

on October 29, 2012
at 09:31 PM

My family points out body odor among our ranks like it's their job. (I suppose in some ways, it is.) Since going no soap/shampoo, trading in the deodorant that used to ruin my shirts for coconut oil and baking soda, and minimizing showers, I haven't received a single complaint...

1
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 23, 2012
at 08:31 PM

Ok I'm going to be blunt and honest and if it is TMI well shucks you asked!

I shower 2x per week + after workouts and before sex.

Sometimes that is several times per day, sometimes it is 2x a week.

TMI? Probably.

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46c9fbd45b82453f6a2dfe614a853314

on September 14, 2012
at 12:40 AM

Once a week whether I need it or not.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on September 14, 2012
at 12:41 AM

Kickin' it old school!

1
F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on September 13, 2012
at 05:21 PM

Once a day in the winter, twice when it is hot. I use 100% natural olive oil soap with no additives.

0
34d86d3b0a54fb0bb1d230af2b0d5b40

on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

i don't associate showers with getting "clean" anymore. i only shower when i feel like having the sensation of fresh water flowing over my body. also, no soaps, shampoos, lotions, shaving creams, etc. no more razor burn, dry flaky skin, dandruff, excess oil. i "trust" my skin.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 13, 2012
at 05:51 PM

^Meh, a cultural abnormality IMO....even though I still follow it.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on September 13, 2012
at 05:46 PM

:O Maybe YOU trust your skin, but other people trust their noses. I hate to be all Sheldon here, but stank violates unspoken social contracts.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on September 14, 2012
at 12:03 AM

(But, Mathgirl, based on one of your other answers that I recall... how would you know smegma-smell? ;D )

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 14, 2012
at 12:52 AM

Touche, Luckie, touche.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 13, 2012
at 11:32 PM

Head smell? Like going down on someone who hasn't bathed? Yeah, there are limits.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 13, 2012
at 07:44 PM

Nothing abnormal about it, Jay! That "head" smell makes me gag!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on September 14, 2012
at 12:03 AM

For me, it's pit smell. Eeeugh.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 13, 2012
at 11:59 PM

No, that's smegma smell. "Head" smell is that unclean scalp smell.

0
69b8c908c1f5b4e42d735ded63784c18

on September 24, 2012
at 12:00 AM

I shower once a weeki just dont find it necessary to do it morw, my body gets greasier quicker and amellier if i clean more often. I wash my face an will clean my underarmsa few times a week which works qonders :)

0
5c9fda2bd0018516806bba200a93f6fa

(608)

on September 18, 2012
at 03:01 AM

I shower once a day. I dont use deodorant.

0
487d6c4855c3646527cdbaf26dbda2e5

on September 18, 2012
at 02:07 AM

I shower every other day. If I go longer than that my hair gets really greasy and I start to smell. On shower days I slather myself in lotion. I use olive oil soap and all-natural lotion. On non-shower days, I don't wash my face unless I have worn make-up that day. I do anti-perspirant every day. My real higeine compulsion is flossing. I floss two or three times a day.

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E565e11cf32b38ab1f45086c1e0205f7

(613)

on September 14, 2012
at 02:28 PM

The change of my hygiene habits wasn't really a result of going paleo, more like an overall transition to a different kind of lifestyle and attitude.

Shower usually daily to every other day as a result of a dirty job and exercise habits, but most showers are little more than a rinse. No soap, I use baking soda to wash. I wash my hair 1-2 times per week. No deodorant other than sometimes a homemade one from coconut oil. Moisturize mostly with oils. Carefully avoid dangerous additives in any commercial hygiene products I do use.

I don't let stink marinate and concentrate, but I embrace the fact that after an active day, yep, I have a smell. I don't think I have to run home in shame to wash it off, although a freshening is courteous when interacting with other people.

A clean diet definitely makes for a much more pleasant body odor. I like the natural smell of a good healthy body.

0
8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on September 14, 2012
at 04:04 AM

I shower 1-2 times per day mostly to raise my body temp and absorb water. I shower enough that using soap is a bad idea.

0
Acf3f15ef2f914d0684960ed21a81bd5

(155)

on September 13, 2012
at 09:57 PM

No soap, no shampoo, shower once a day or every two days on non-duty days. Cold water and no more than 10 minutes to keep all my skin issues under control. If the ketosis smell gets too strong I'll slather on some coconut or jojoba oil mixed with a few drops of tea tree oil, it gets rid of any wonky odors in place of soap.

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1ab7ccb9520dddd0777db88e74ca0bed

on September 13, 2012
at 05:45 PM

In the morning and after working out, morning shower probably isn't necessary most of the time, but it helps wake me up.

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