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What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?  
User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

I'm talking about consciously choosing not to shower, not being stuck out in the woods on a boy scout trip or something. And no, golden showers don't count.  Insane

Mine was probably a week and a half. It was about 2 years ago and I had just moved and started a new job, so I was working a lot, moving, etc. and I just had more important things to do... so I just sucked it up for a little bit. I don't think I smelled THAT bad since no one said anything to me. When I finally got around to it, I gave myself the deluxe scrubdown treatment, using Comet and a plastic scrubbrush.

I did perform some "routine maintainance," cleaning some of the more private areas, since they tend to get stinky a little more easily. I also employed the "Puerto Rican shower" technique (no offense) by dousing myself with cologne. These are essential if you want to get the most out of not showering, while avoiding rashes and strange looks.

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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

The longest time I have been going witouth a shower is a weekend. We were on a campingtrip. And in a tnet you dont have luxury things like a shower  Wink/being sarcastic
I also took the "puerto rican" shower every morning.


User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

I also took the "puerto rican" shower every morning.

whats that?  Confused

are you saying your fellow campers pissed on you every morning.

my records about 4 days


User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

"Puerto Rican shower" technique (no offense) by dousing myself with cologne.
No no., If they pissed on me every morning I would do something really terrible to them... hehe


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Never more than 36 hours.

I have a friend though that usally only showers when he has been at the gym (like once a week) and when he starts to stink. And he wonders why he has a hard time getting to know girls............


User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

Haha.... Yopu are right. No wonder he never get any girls...
I had a classmate aswell back in highschool. He did the same and he was a pretty big guy about 250lbs. And he always was swetting like a pig during gym class. And instead of taking a shower he used his deoderant. And a mixture between a fragrance and swet is even worse then just the swet. He stinked!!


User currently offlineInbound From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2001, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

2 days too.

drove down to Oshkosh WI for that Airventure show and didn't get a hotel/motel room, so we had to camp out in the car park.

Didn't care to use those open showers in the barn thing, so I waited till I got back to ontario :p



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

Probably 3/4 days i'd imagine (Thats 3 to 4 days, not 18 hours Big grin)

User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2698 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

11 days while backpacking through New Mexico. The only "shower" I had was just dumping water bottles on my head which did almost nothing at all.

Nick


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6001 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

About a week - at Roskilde Festival.

Seriously - the line at the bath stalls are too freaking long to even bother standing in line. I saw someone get in line once, and when I walked past the line a few hours later, he was only just getting to entrance  Laugh out loud

Nevermind that I live less than a mile from the Festival site - what's the fun in going to a festival and then every night walk home & sleep, eat & shower?


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11660 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

The longest I have gone in the last 5 years is 12 hours. When I was in middle school, we had one bath tub but no shower and no insulation in the walls of our house. We didn't bathe much in the winter.

What is up with Puerto Rican showers? Is that where you stand under a waterfall? Our waterfalls are about 40F because they are all runoff from snow covered mountains, so I would not enjoy that.

GO CANUCKS!!



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User currently offlineCON207 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 292 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

I can't stand a day without a shower or a good hot soak in the bathtub but a week?? eeaargh!!. The longest time i went was four days and being a woman hygeine is very important especially in the 'lower regions' of the body

 Sad



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User currently offlineJ_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

About 2 weeks...was just recently....spent almost all of the time home alone...had head cold for middle part of that time...so didn't go out...and temp in house was not that hot so no sweat...i don't perspire that much anyway...shower freq normally depends on heat/humidity/where I'm going/etc...mostly twice a week but many times, once a week....during summer, can be twice a day or more...


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User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

The most I've gone without showering is about one day. Wherever I go, I always find SOME way of showering (even if its getting a small bucket of water and having some good-smelling soap replacement).

-A330Fan1


User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Me, like..5-6 days..

I bet nobody has ever beaten William Sampson's record of lasting without showering. This Canadian while in a Saudi Jail did not take a shower for a little over 2 years to proclaim his constitutional rights to live. When he was finally released he stated that as he took a shower there was like a 2 inch thick slime of dark grey sludge covering all over the floor and like blocking the drainage.

UNBELIVABLE!



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User currently offlineBMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

A week... hiking + a 2000 mile roadtrip in Scandinavia don't offer a whole lot of opportunities...

johan



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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

About four days for me. It was this summer in Russia when they shut off the hot water...then the cold water in the building where I was staying.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2445 times:

I went a few days a couple years ago on a camping trip in Banff. But since that doesn't count, the longest I've gone without showering is probably 2 days, when I'm traveling international or something. I'm a shower and shave freak. I shower every morning and shave pretty hard. I hate facial hair and I hate not being able to shower.


FSP


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2442 times:

I went a week without a shower, and I wore the same clothes too! Looking back on that, I can't believe I actually did it; that's nasty!


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User currently offlineAsbg From Israel, joined Feb 2000, 538 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2442 times:

During basic training we had to go through what they called a "field week" which took place in the middle of the desert. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't take a shower for a whole week  Smile I felt so disgusting :P

Sam.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2438 times:

Probably somewheres around a week to 10 days while on my summer wilderness trips...I know this summer we'll be out in the wilderness for close to 2 weeks without a shower so that will take it for me for sure...

Greg



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User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

Someone who calls himself (or herself) WellHung asks who has gone the longest without taking a shower and 22 people answer without raising a stink? I'm lost.

User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

I've gone almost 2 days, I don't remember why, but that was a long time ago.


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User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

I haven't showered in years. Only liberals shower.


Signed,
JCS17


User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2679 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

An odd topic, but nonetheless, 2 days. That is, if swimming in a chlorine pool doesn't count. I believe it was because it was summer, and I was swimming almost every day. Working also, so I never got around to it. At 5'9 and 115 pounds, I don't sweat profusely, as I don't get overheated all that much, so it wasn't that big of a deal.

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