So I just figured out my husband doesn't change his underwear daily. Sometimes he goes a few days between changes. He says that it's "unrealistic" for people to change their undies every day. I'd be interested to know if there are things that I thought were basic hygiene rules that are not. Maybe I'm the idiot for going through a pair a day. I feel like women have set rules about brushing teeth and changing undies and stuff like that. Please tell me all!
So, my least favourite visitor decided to show up this morning uninvited and on my lunch break I went to my tiny village pharmacy to get tampons (the only place open within a 2 mile radius of my house).
I queued outside and when the 50ish male owner came out he explained that if it is not essential, he can not serve me and I can not enter the store.
Not a problem, I just need tampons.
Yea, that’s not essential and I shouldn’t be leaving my home for non essential purposes.
After 10 minutes of explaining I don’t need to come in the store, I’m paying contactless and, oh yea - I’m freaking bleeding here, he asked if I could come back later so a female assistant could help me.
Mate, I’m not asking you to insert the thing for me, I’m asking for you to reach to the left, grab a box and take my money.
It wasn’t until the elderly woman behind me called him out that I finally got served and got on my way.
From his actions, he seemed more embarrassed about serving a woman tampons than an owner of a pharmacy should be - there’s no need in hell to triple bag tampons!
This is first time in a long time I’ve come across a man who is embarrassed by periods and I didn’t expect it at all from someone in the medical industry. Ffs.
I went to the store recently with a simple plan: “Buy some tampons and pads.” But because I am a man who has never paid any attention to that aisle until that day, when I was finally standing there I was a bit overwhelmed by the number and varieties of products for sale.
My mind became a whirlwind of thoughts: “Wow, there are a lot of different brands to choose from. I don’t suppose that really matters during an emergency, though. Or does it? … Pads come in different sizes? … Oh, of course they do, that makes sense, because of anatomy … Or is it because of the amount of blood that’s expected that day? … Or is it both? … I suppose it’s both … Ohhhh, I see, they have different thicknesses for that … Why does this box say it has 47 tampons? 47 tampons? I’ve never seen anything sold in sets of 47. Why isn’t it 50? Why is it so oddly precise? Oh, okay, it seems to have to do with this box containing a three-month supply, and there are 27 of the yellow ones for “regular” days, and 27 is divisible by three and … wait, do periods last for nine days? … Oh, hahah you dummy, it’s not like they just use one of these per day, they change them out a couple times each day. So nine tampons would be three per day for three days … But why would I buy so many at one time? Wouldn’t, say, five be enough for an emergency supply? … Do they even have packs with quantities that small? … Uh oh, that lady is looking at me kind of funny …”
It was at that point that an elderly lady had walked into the aisle, and she looked somewhat surprised to see me. I pretended I was just using that aisle as a shortcut, and I justified my retreat by convincing myself I was leaving for her sake, in case she felt uncomfortable with my being there. But it was really because I had no idea what I was doing and so I cowardly ran away.
For reals though what specific products/brands should I get, and how many?
Okay so I know only to shower, wash my hands, Recently I discovered genital hygiene... I know about brushing my teeth and cleaning after going to the bathroom, but I think that's about it ... Are there other stuff I should know?
So I'm from Nepal, and when I heard that most people in western countries don't wash their butts after taking a dump, I had my first culture shock. I learnt that apparently they only use toilet paper and wash it only when they take a shower?
Not only that, apparently when you take a shower, bath or whatever, you only rub some soap and rinse and thats it? Here we put soap, rinse, then rub off all the dirt. You rub every part of your body until all the dirt comes off. My dad used to rub parts of my neck to see if its still dirty. If even a little dirt comes off, I needed to go bath again.
Not to mention, a lot of them don't wash their hands and feet with soap, rinse their after using the toilet.
Probably just a culture thing, but this makes me so weirded out. I really don't understand how y'all feel clean like this.
Has anyone ever felt that it’s sexist how many commercials and products are sold for feminine hygiene?
I use soap, water and clean underwear every day just like my husband does. I don’t stink and I don’t need “special” soap to clean myself. Seeing the commercials used to make me feel like women are seen as “dirty”.
You don’t see wipes for men’s privates ;)
I work in a pretty nice restaurant, and let me tell you December 2019 will go down as the busiest and most disgusting cold season I have ever seen. People were wretchedly unhygienic. Coughing/sneezing/swiping snot uncovered or into hands that then touching EVERYTHING, tossing used tissues on the floor or leaving them on bar/tables "bc they didn't see a trash can," even how many times gum was left on the side of a plate or wrapped in a tissue and tucked under a table tent!?! Cthulu only knows what went down in the bathrooms.
The worst offenders that I saw were 50+, especially if they had their grandchildren with them because oh well I guess you just shrug away the disgusting for kids and grandparents when they are celebrating the holidays. However complacency was pretty universal for the pre-covid cold season.
We needed this hygiene reset. I say this as someone who is privileged to work for a wonderful company and the world's best manager. Covid-style safety and sanitation was implemented at our place weeks before the state mandated, back at the end of February! just bc the company and my manager thought it was the right thing to do. None of the staff cuts corners. We all know how important this is, and I am proud to say that many of our clientele have told me that they haven't been anywhere else since the end of lockdown bc they feel safe with us!
I still would get the occasional cold/flu/etc before and it was just a consequence of dealing with the public. So I like the masks. I like the new etiquette where people use our sanitizer station upon entering. I like that people stay put more bc they have to put on their mask to walk around, especially how this has reduced wandering children. I like that I have the right to ask someone to fix their mask before dealing with their customer service need. I loooove that some balance had been restored to my sometimes craven industry.
Yeah my glasses fog and makeup is pointless and maskne is to be avoided and my hands look I'm eighty, but I've never felt more protected by general manners and I don't want to go back.
This happened less than an hour ago. It’s been a really nice, relaxing Saturday, the kids are out of the house, it’s quiet, I’m relaxed and feeling frisky. Because I’m a marijuana smoker and my husband is not I decided to brush my teeth before putting the moves on my man. My husband bought me this great electric toothbrush for Christmas (I asked for it, it’s not like he bought me a toaster) so I’m taking my time scrubbing every crevice between my teeth. I’m a little high, it’s kind of chill. I then decide to use mouthwash, cuz ya know, I wanna make out. I spit and rinse and strut my way to the bedroom.
I do a little booty jiggling to obtain my husbands attention, strip down and straddle him, we’re making out, it’s going great. I shimmy down his strong, sexy bod, seductively look up at him and then I started to confidently and expertly blow him.
Now, please allow me to brag for a moment: I’m amazing at blow jobs, and I genuinely enjoy giving them, I feel sexy, powerful, it’s fun. So I’m enjoying myself, doing my best to make him feel good and suddenly my husband jerks back and winces. I’m thinking that I accidentally got him with my teeth, but he looks concerned.
With the revelation that his dick was stinging and... cold? He hops up and grabs a T-shirt, wraps it around his dick and hops form leg to leg. About 3 minutes later it’s not getting better, he says it feels like I lubed him up with icy-hot. I’ll be honest here, I couldn’t stop laughing. I felt bad, but it was funny and it’s a sort of uncomfortable situation, I’m a dork that laughs when they’re uncomfortable, so I attempt to apologize to the poor guy between laughter. He ends up wiping himself up with warm water and it starts to stop feeling like he had menthol on his penis.
I drink a bunch of water and rinse my mouth out a few times and we finally cuddle up and get back to it with no further issues. He thought it was pretty funny too and I think this will end up as an inside joke for us next time we need toothpaste.
TL;DR: by brushing my teeth really well with my awesome new electric toothbrush and rinsing with mouthwash before giving my partner a blow job causing him to feel like I had lubed his dick with icy hot.
So the woman (36F) than I (45M) have been dating stayed over last night for the first time, and trying to figure out if I am too overreacting or not, as I have not come across this before.
Basically she did not bring a tooth brush, and did not clean her teeth at night or in the morning, I thought she may have forgotten so offered her a spare but she said declined and she did not forget.
Also did not shower last night or this morning, which I suppose is a lesser thing if going early, but she was here most of the day.
But the teeth thing.. kind of grossed me out and put me right off her, and definitely did not feel like kissing today.
Not sure if this is an overreaction or not on my part? just seems pretty basic thing to clean your damn teeth.
Whit is so gross! First she is wearing the same dress overnight, then gets naked in the lake and pees twice right by her friends - disgusting!
Brings back memories of her sitting in her underwear all sweaty in the bridal shop, and her not shower for a week during their RV tour. She Grosses me out!
I had this realization today and I feel like it might resonate with others. As a child, I would go unbathed and unkempt for long periods of time while under the care of my uBPD mother. I even remember being bribed with “I’ll let you take a bath tomorrow” several times. As a preteen/teen, my mom would try to micromanage how many showers I was allowed to take, etc. I know many of you had experiences very similar to this.
As an adult, I frequently find myself “putting off” personal hygiene when I’m in a bad place mentally. I’ll find myself thinking “you can’t take a shower until you’ve finished (blank)”. It just occurred to me today that it’s because I was taught to see it as a reward or a privilege rather than a right that everyone deserves. It is a way of punishing myself when I’m already feeling down. So today, I quit mid-house cleaning and jumped in the shower simply because I deserve it. And if you find yourself in the same headspace, I hope you’re able to see that you are worthy and you do deserve all the things it takes to keep yourself healthy.
Edit - NOW CLOSED to new entries, but I’ll be picking some more winners between now and Christmas
A quick last minute contest for essentials costing $10 or less. I haven’t got kids so I don’t really know what is considered essential these days, but I’m assuming things like socks, underwear, stationery, deodorant, etc. But feel free to enter for anything else you deem essential too.
To enter -
Just post a wishlist with essential items you’d like to win for child/children. Please make sure that you have an address attached to your wishlist. items on wishlists must be PRIME and must have estimated delivery dates of before Christmas. I’m unable to purchase amazon pantry items.
Edit - now open to everyone, including mods
No closing date, I will close this when I’ve reached my budget.
I will randomly choose winners over the next few hours.
Each individual item on your list must cost less than $10/£10.
You can have as many items on your wishlist as you like, but I will only purchase a maximum of 3 items from each winners list (and I may only purchase 1 per winner, it depends on how many people enter, how my budget is going, how much the items cost- and what mood I’m in lol).
I will reply to winner’s comments to let them know that I’ve purchased an item/items from their list.
Good luck 🤞
Edit to add - I can’t purchase Amazon Pantry items for this contest as there is a minimum purchase amount of $35 for free delivery, otherwise shipping costs are $5.99.
Edit to add - a big THANK YOU to u/rowan954 and u/PassionateHobbies and u/WeLoveDinosaurs and u/artfully_enraged for helping to purchase essential items.
Edit to add winners so far -
u/kmsteinert - gloves, hair elastics and fruit snacks
u/faerylin - sensory bracelets
u/twinningainteasy - Mickey Mouse crackers
u/Slow-Lingonberry2277 - socks, hairbrush, pack of 3 deodorants
u/brilliant-Throat4422 - potty training pull up pants, kids toothpaste
u/Clear-Noise-6680 - diapers
u/keno_lady84 - detangling brushes, toothpaste, kids shampoo
u/littlepage2019 - Ryan’s World socks
u/momlovesmimi - toothbrushes, toothpaste, Mickey Mouse crackers
u/pixiedustsd - sports bra, kids body wash
u/MegaMegum77 - laundry detergent
u/ayonisha - alphabet flashcards, colour flashcards
u/Brittbrat893 - type c charging cables, micro usb charging cables
u/akb502 - argon oil and argon oil conditioner
u/bigbriantime12 - charcoal tooth powder set
Do you keep track of the age of your beauty products? If so, how? How do you decide when to throw it out? Do you have a schedule for washing or sanitizing?
TODAY is a great day to take inventory of what has, or will soon be, expired in your skincare and makeup collection!
TODAY is a great day to deep clean those makeup brushes!
TODAY is a great day to clean off that mirror and sanitize that countertop!
Batch code checkers to help determine manufacture date:
General guideline for expiration after opening (please refer to actual products for manufacturer recommendations):
Beauty Hygiene wiki (linked in the sidebar)
>This wiki offers suggestions on how best to keep your beauty products clean and free of bacteria. The information here has been pulled from a wide variety of sources, including makeup artists and articles based on recommendations from biologists and dermatologists. By publishing this wiki, we are not claiming to be experts, simply offering the best advice we could find on this subject.
Really this applies to most hygiene products in general such as toothpaste and soap. But female hygiene items especially. With threats of lockdowns which is sounding like it might be a actual dont leave your house lockdown in some states, keep your ladies in mind. I'm sure a woman will chime in how important this is to not forget. If tampons and pads are left in its package and the seal is not broken they can last and function correctly for up to 5 years but it may be a little longer than that.
Edit: That includes the painkillers you normally take for cramps, any supplements or medication you use to manage the PMS symptoms and ESPECIALLY any birth control you take
Especially ladies who have PCOS, endometriosis or especially heavy or difficult periods. -u/foreign_inspecter686
Last week I (15F) went on a family trip with my uncles and cousins to a cabin in the countryside. We were paired up to share beds in the cabin, and I was paired with my cousin (13F). My cousin has very poor hygiene--she only showers about once a month, she doesn't brush her teeth, use deodorant/fragrance of any sort, or brush her hair. I'm also not sure how often she washes her clothes. Needless to say, she smells very bad. I was not going to share a bed with her, because her smell is unbearable and would keep me up all night. Therefore, I told my family on the trip that I don't want to share a bed with her, and everyone started saying that I'm spoiled and that I'm making a big deal out of nothing. In the end, I shared a bed with my dad instead. So, did I overreact and offend my cousin, or is it within reason that I made the request not to share a bed with her?
Hi, I’m a dental hygiene student in Canada. My groupmates and I are conducting a survey for a school project. The survey is about oral hygiene and will take approximately 5 minutes of your time.
Would anyone be willing to help us out? Much appreciated!
If you have any questions please let me know.
EDIT 2: based on a comment below we have decided to open the survey again
** EDIT 3: The survey is for individuals who are seeing a dental hygienist**