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Posted 5/13/08 , edited 5/13/08
There are a lot of smells. Some are intoxicating, some are putrid, some are fatal, some are....weird.

Smelly ARMPITS.
Have you ever smelled one, intentionally or accidentally? Describe the smell. Why do SOME armpits smell? And why is there an ARMPIT FETISH?

You could consider this as an Armpit Thread, Discuss whatever it is you want to discuss about armpits.

I for one had an accidental and unwanted interaction with a smelly armpit. I went to Hong Kong last summer and rode the MTR, it was rush hour, and bloody hell. Out of all the armpits my face could get 'smooshed' up on, it had to be the armpit of a very obese and sweaty person with really big man boobs. I wanted to vomit right there, the sweat was literally mopping my face wet. And ugh, the smell. It smelled like sour milk combined with stinky cheese and raw fish.

Smelly armpits could be considered a condition and there are cases where deodorants are no help.
Armpit odor, or axillary malodor, usually begins when you reach puberty, when your glands start working. There are two kinds of sweat glands in the human body, the apocrine glands, which secrete a milky fluid from the hair follicles, and the eccrine glands, which are the source of most perspiration. The sweat from the eccrine glands is water, which is used to cool the body by evaporation and to moisten the friction surfaces of the body.
Most axillary, or armpit, sweat is odorless, and comes from the eccrine glands. The small amount of apocrine secretion in the sweat, however, causes the problem.
Although fresh apocrine sweat is also odorless, it develops its characteristic smell when the sweat is broken down by the hair and skin cells in the armpit, and then eaten by bacteria.

It's actually the bacteria that make the smell, releasing a chemical called 3-methyl-2-hexenoic acid.

About 90% of men and 70% of women have these bacteria in their armpit, and women produce a milder odor than men. Most people have trouble smelling their own odor without burying their nose in their own armpit ... probably because your brain filters out smells which are always present.




NOTE: This thread is not a duplicate. I checked.
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Posted 5/13/08 , edited 5/13/08
Disturbing pictures FTW.

Well, you asked... I do smell my armpit sometimes, but I don't notice any smell coming out from it. Yep, Deodorant saves your day.
and remember that Smelly Pits is your worst enemy, second to politics.
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25 / M / Stamford, CT
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Posted 5/13/08
okay....might not be a duplicate...but I find this to be a little pointless

it's just a matter of personal hygene to why armpits smell...(that and puberty)..also depends on what kind of physical activites you're doing
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armpit fetish... hahaha a couple of my friends are like that...



yep.. just like that..
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The smell is produced by the metabolic reactions of microbes that feed on your sweat.
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a friend of mines once sat next to a wierd kid with an armpit dat smells really bad.
everytime when dat kid raises his hand to answer a question my friend has to lean
back.
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food and hygiene might help aside from deodorants oh! can be used as WMD
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I think I just lost my lunch.

I havent had a problem with sweaty armpit (thank you God!)
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Posted 5/13/08

chinky_sonny wrote:

food and hygiene might help aside from deodorants oh! can be used as WMD


weapons of mass distraction?

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32 / F / Toronto, Canada
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Posted 5/13/08 , edited 5/13/08
I hate people who put deodorant over smelly armpit, that makes it smell nasty eww.

I also i dislike out off control armpits hair, keep the chia pet undercontrol...
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ohhhhhhhh....
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deodorants can save you from embarassment >_<
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i have many smelly armpit encounters because i'm in dance. there are quite a few people there that have really bad b.o.

i think the worst was this guy at my high school. he was in one of my english classes and he literally stank up the enitre room. it was absolutely repulsive. there was no escaping the smell for 50 minutes. pure torture.
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F / in ur closet >:D
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haha one of my friends (although we don't tell her so i don't think she knows it) has really really bad b.o. it's like not even funny. so whenever she gets close to us, we all have to hold our breaths >.<
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