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What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 4:21 pm

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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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 4:45 pm

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.
 
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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 4:52 pm

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
 
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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:02 pm

"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
 
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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:06 pm

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............
 
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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:27 pm

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!!
 
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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:50 am

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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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:53 am

Probably 3/4 days i'd imagine (Thats 3 to 4 days, not 18 hours Big grin)
 
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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:57 am

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.

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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:58 am

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?
 
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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sat Mar 13, 2004 7:02 am

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.

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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sat Mar 13, 2004 7:14 am

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

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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sat Mar 13, 2004 4:11 pm

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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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sat Mar 13, 2004 4:20 pm

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).

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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sat Mar 13, 2004 5:27 pm

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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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sat Mar 13, 2004 5:32 pm

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

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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sat Mar 13, 2004 10:40 pm

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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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 1:15 am

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.


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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 1:44 am

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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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 1:49 am

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

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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 2:06 am

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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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 1:46 pm

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.
 
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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 1:57 pm

I've gone almost 2 days, I don't remember why, but that was a long time ago.
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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 2:54 pm

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


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RE: What's The Longest You've Gone Without Showering?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 2:59 pm

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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