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Offline tgibeth

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Sticky question
« on: June 15, 2021, 12:03:59 pm »
Does male under arm odor/perspiration eventually dissipate? I find this very frustrating when wearing some of my favorite outfits. Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Sticky question
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2021, 12:49:02 pm »
Does male under arm odor/perspiration eventually dissipate? I find this very frustrating when wearing some of my favorite outfits. Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.
   Beth
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Dear Beth:
For me, HRT and hormone therapies did change the way that I sweat and changed my body odor.

This is not just an HRT hormone issue and is not just a male issue... both cis males and cis females can experience body odor on clothing, especially in warmer weather.
In my personal experience... the odor does not dissipate. 
Washing the clothing is best next action.

Obviously preventive measures are best... essential things like ample application of anti-antiperspirant underarm deodorants and frequent showers and daily (or more often) washing "pits and privates."

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Re: Sticky question
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2021, 10:19:14 pm »
Perspiration is your body's way of cooling down. The fluids will evaporate relatively quickly, but they often leave an odor. Many people do not find daily odors objectionable unless the bacteria on the skin is a bit too much. Daily washing with soap and water will reduce bacteria to acceptable levels and reduce the objectional odors.

Some body odors are part of sexual attraction. Talking about pheromones' here. What one person finds objectional another person may find attractive.




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Re: Sticky question
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2021, 04:55:01 am »
Yes, you can wear clothes that reduce the need to cool down.  When the weather gets hot I'll wear short shorts and a sleeveless tank top.  A crop top is cooler as it exposes more skin.

Shaving off body hair will also help. I'm cooler since I started shaving.
 In theory, many could also lose a few pounds, but that is easier said than done.

Cotton is inexpensive and comfortable, but there are newer fabrics that do a better job of keeping you cool.  I just bought an SPF 50 guide shirt from Eddie Bauer that is a polyester/nylon blend.  These new fabrics are great if you get caught in wet weather, as they don't soak up water like cotton.

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Re: Sticky question
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2021, 05:58:44 pm »
As a matter of fact, I found out I perspire more since being on HRT, but my smell has changed. During the hot summer months, I switched to thinner, lighter fabrics that allow my skin to breathe easier. Even more importantly, I make sure to drink more water than before, since I sweat out more. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are dangers I have to keep in mind. You might want to keep that in mind as well, especially with record high temperatures being recorded almost daily.
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Re: Sticky question
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2021, 08:10:50 am »
I sweat less and smell different, but neither has left entirely.  It used to be so bad with me that I discolored my side of the bed sheets dramatically.  Now that is totally gone.  But I can still for sure sweat like the dickens on those super hot days, like today with a predicted high of 113 degrees F. And I will definitely have a funk in my pits by this evening, lol. 

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Re: Sticky question
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2021, 05:45:20 pm »
I recommend shaving your armpits if you haven't already done so. It really helps.

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