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21 Oct 2012, 8:39 pm

Ok so I don't officially have aspergers because I don't have enough symptoms but of the many symptoms I do have one of them is poor hygiene habits! I usually brush my teeth every night (only once a day), but few times I have skipped because I was too lazy. I can go as long as a week without washing myself because I don't have a social life or a job yet so I almost never go anywhere. I only wash myself when I feel like it or if I'm going somewhere, and generally I take when my pits stink as the sign that I need to wash myself. This washing is usually at the sink with soap and a wash cloth and only includes everything above the waist. I only take a shower (washing my full body, including everything below the waist) and wash my hair every 3-4 weeks (I have scalp psoriasis so I should wash it more often but it's only mild so whatever......) and change my underwear only about every 3 days. I will wear the same shirt and or pants for up to a week if it doesn't smell cause I don't care. Months ago I saw this cute hat at the store, that also happened to be big enough to hide all my hair under. (I have short hair) So what I do if my hair starts looking real greasy and I need to go somewhere, I just put on the hat to hide it. :tongue: How bad is your hygiene?



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21 Oct 2012, 8:41 pm

barely acceptable according to my shrink



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21 Oct 2012, 8:46 pm

Let's see:

I shower everyday before going to work and also after workouts on days I choose to workout. I'll shower before going to see the lady friend. This includes shampooing my hair (what's left of it). Days I don't work, I usually shower before going out somewhere.
I brush my teeth before going to work, and usually after dinner and before going to bed. I brush three times a day. I floss the front teeth twice and the back teeth maybe once every other day. I'll brush my teeth just about everytime I go out
I use deodarant everyday. I spray cologne on me everytime I go and see the lady friend.
I shave my face at least once a week.
The worst part of my hygeine is the fact that I am a smoker. I had good hygeine beaten into me when I was young and this is probably why I don't have many issues.



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21 Oct 2012, 10:09 pm

Horrible hygiene. I always need to be told to brush my teeth, and sometimes I need to be told to shower. Otherwise, I never brush my teeth and only shower 1-3 times a week.


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21 Oct 2012, 10:14 pm

I'm very clean most of the time. I can't stand being dirty.


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21 Oct 2012, 10:35 pm

I generally shower once each day, but I actually prefer to take a shower or bath at least twice a day. Three would be even better -- when waking up in the morning, once before supper, and again before going to bed. I just feel better that way.



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21 Oct 2012, 10:37 pm

If I can't bathe or shower at least once each day, then I feel sick -- maybe only emotionally so, but it's still an unpleasant sensation.


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21 Oct 2012, 10:39 pm

I have good hygiene. I don't like feeling dirty. My brain shuts down when my face gets too dirty at the end of the day.



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21 Oct 2012, 10:55 pm

aspiemike wrote:
Let's see:

I shower everyday before going to work and also after workouts on days I choose to workout. I'll shower before going to see the lady friend. This includes shampooing my hair (what's left of it). Days I don't work, I usually shower before going out somewhere.
I brush my teeth before going to work, and usually after dinner and before going to bed. I brush three times a day. I floss the front teeth twice and the back teeth maybe once every other day. I'll brush my teeth just about everytime I go out
I use deodarant everyday. I spray cologne on me everytime I go and see the lady friend.
I shave my face at least once a week.
The worst part of my hygeine is the fact that I am a smoker. I had good hygeine beaten into me when I was young and this is probably why I don't have many issues.
Woah 8O ....... I'm sorry but I could never get myself to shower this frequently and brush my teeth that many times on any day!



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21 Oct 2012, 11:02 pm

I seem to remember reading that the mathematician Alan Turing reportedly liked to work in the bathtub and had the key insight into breaking the Enigma while taking a bath.

As I understand it, they received a message encrypted with Enigma that was rather odd - in the encrypted text, one particular letter never appeared. Turing supposedly had the insight while bathing that it was a test message consisting only of that one particular letter.

Has anyone else heard of this or am I confusing him with someone else? I have a book on Turing, but it may be stored in some boxes of books in a storeroom and thus hard to find.



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21 Oct 2012, 11:10 pm

I shower or bath everyday, when its stinking hot I have a quick shower at night as well, I couldn't bear not showering I hate being dirty.



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21 Oct 2012, 11:15 pm

It seems the general consensus is that AS does not correlate with poor hygiene.


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21 Oct 2012, 11:17 pm

Fnord wrote:
It seems the general consensus is that AS does not correlate with poor hygiene.


Unless getting regular haircuts is considered to be necessary for good hygiene. :)

My hair is looking more and more like Einstein's hair.



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21 Oct 2012, 11:19 pm

If I don't bathe or shower every day I will feel the oil on my skin all day and it will make me so so mad.



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21 Oct 2012, 11:20 pm

By the way, some people build the area around the bathtub in such a way that they can put a television at the end of the bathtub so that they can watch it while in the bath.

I think that for safety's sake, the best such installations keep the television completely separate from the bathtub itself with a large glass window that lets the bather look through the window to see the television.



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21 Oct 2012, 11:26 pm

The exact opposite. I don't feel "fresh" unless I shower each day. I also have $70 toothbrush and 2 different kinds of mouthwash I used every day.


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