WellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3721 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.
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.
QIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3681 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!!
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6456 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3624 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
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?
CON207 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 292 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3620 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
J_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3567 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...
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3552 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.
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FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3515 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.
Asbg From Israel, joined Feb 2000, 538 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3512 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 I felt so disgusting :P
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3508 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...
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PanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2756 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3451 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.