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I don't Want to Bathe
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It's been 2 weeks since I had a shower. It's been a long, slow time coming,this laziness - over the last few months, my time between showers has gotten longer and longer. When I do get in, it's great, feels wonderful. But getting in is becoming more of a chore - I just don't feel like it. I just am getting tired of all I have to deal with in the bath- wash my hair, shave my armpits, shave legs, shave everything. Some mornings, I rationalize by just putting my hair in a ponytail or barrette and slathering more deodorant on. And the longer I go, the harder it is to want to go through the whole process. I clean the important bits individually. But at some point, it's like a huge ordeal. Is it just me?
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Are you depressed?
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I know exactly how you feel. I love to be clean and have nice clean fluffy hair. I love freshly shaven legs and stuff. I love smelling good. But when I think about actually getting in the shower and going through all the motions it just feels like there's so much to do that I get tired just thinking about it.

For me, the worst part isn't the actual bathing, it's the stuff after that I don't look foreward to. I have to blowdry my hair because I have huge cowlicks in my bangs. so I have to comb and brush out my hair, blowdry the bangs right, blowdry the rest of the hair, hairspray, then i have to use astringent on my face, then a moisturizer, then bare minerals, then all the other makeup crap I have to do...

Ugh. So a lot of times I will go about three days without taking a shower just because thinking about all of it makes me want to just get back into bed and go to sleep.
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Wow... some people on here are so judgmental! It is all part of the sorta bell curve of people. You know some people are neat freaks, then you got the middle (which encompasses most people), then there are people like us. For me, I do not shower often because I am Bipolar with ADHD and panic disorder. So showering IS a chore to people like me at least, I have enough to worry about already. There are many benefits to showering. I have to force myself to take showers. That is really the only thing you can do to fix this problem. Maybe check how you react to other things in life and think and compare. If you see a trend in other things in your life that are kind of "falling behind", so to speak, you may want to see a therapist, or at least your primary care physicians and be screened for depression as other people have mentioned. One more piece of advice, try not to be so hard on yourself and ignore the rude comments. You just have to work this through yourself, or with the help and support of a therapist. It has helped me.
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you know by now you probably have gotten so used to your own smell that you can't tell if you stink or not...and when going out among people they will definitely think you smell...shower!!
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SassyFrassyLassie_old
Yeah, BfingIToucher is right: Are you depressed?

I find showering tedious because I have long, thick hair, but I still do it because I like feeling clean.

Maybe you could make it something to look forward to by getting some yummy smelling soap or a shower radio. At least you are getting clean when you do actually shower; some people will shower, but they just stand there and let the water fall on themselves (what's the point).
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You could be depressed if you are finding a normal, healthy part of everyday life a "chore". You might want to check this out with a professional.
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GET IN THERE RIGHT NOW AND JUST DO IT!
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Ehfar
I'm feeling the same way, I don't know why. I like to take showers but it seems like the gaps are getting bigger and bigger. I have been looking on line to see if this is normal and I found this place. I feel bad because of it....
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It's so revitalising to bathe! Think of it as somthing to look forward too, it's awsomee.
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Maybe you should find some good smelling soaps and body wash that would help motivate you. good luck.
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Lockets
And what about when you have a period?
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~L~
People need to shower in order to remove the dead skins cells on our body. I admit I go some weekends without showering, but that's only because I'm not going out. I would never go out of the house without a shower, it's not fair on others or myself to go out smelling like a hobo or whatever.

You need to get back into the routine or people will start to notice and say things.....horrible things.
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When we don't shower,we begin to stink. The smell is cause by bacteria on our skin that eats sweat and excretes waste which has a strong odor. While everyone has some bacteria on there skin, when you don't shower you allow that bacteria to grow and multiply. It is not healthy.
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It is a huge ordeal. But u need to shower to be clean and not smell bad. U should do it just for health reasons.
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you will feel alot better once you do it I think.
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I don't think animals want to go through the whole body-twisting ordeal of licking themselves, but they do, because even they know to keep clean. Yeah, grooming in the bath can be a chore, but as you say, it's wonderful while you're in there and it's got to be done. Honestly, if you're too lazy to bathe properly, then you need to get yourself checked for depression.
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Lockets
You definately need to sort yourself out hygiene-wise. Ok, you say that you wash 'important bits' but the rest of your body will surely smell. You must be aware of this already. Unwashed hair really stinks too after a few days.
Do you have to work or goto school? Do you stay at home all day every day? Do you live with people?
Unless you are an unemployed, depressed person with no social life whatsoever, this is absolutely abnormal and damaging to you.
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It's not normal. Bath daily! Do the people in your life a huge favor!!
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I dont take showers on weekends...only on workk days
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sammisuperr
Not showering is like taking away my makeup. I shower everyday, with the exceptions of weekends. It's not that I love showering, i just like to smell good, always.
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There has to be reason. Mine is depression,an ex boyfriend once told me I'm fuggly while he stared at a pretty girl. I might be ugly but I have self respect so i broke up with him and never llooked back. I am 28 now and after 3 relationships i am confident noone can love me. I am the filler in between people's relationships , so I dont make any
effort, stay grungy all the time, who cares..I have no one to impress.
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ahaha lockets, good one!!... i wonder about that too, thats even more gross! :P :(
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lemonade
yeah, considering your probably a girl, your hair must be greasy as fuck. that's disgusting, take a shower you pig.
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getting in the shower is annoying at times but you really should force yourself to at least shower every other day if you are that lazy. Not showering for that long is gross and not clean.
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Wow ok so your lazy whatever just get over it get up and get in the shower its not hard at all
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Okay you really need to wash yourself in poopy before people lick your butt!
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