How can I get rid of the odour that my sandals leave on my feet? They have a vinyl lining which creates an awful smell when contacted by sweat. This isn't a problem with any other footwear, and I've had a number of other people complain about this happening to them, so "wash your feet" would not be an appreciated response.
posted by DrJohnEvans
on Sep 12, 2004 -
Anyone got opinions, advice, stories, or strong feelings about Japanese-style electronic toilets
? As I get older I grow more disgusted with the Western tradition of smearing one's feces with toilet paper instead of giving it a proper hygenic washing.
posted by five fresh fish
on Sep 3, 2004 -
My fingernails are like magnets for dirt. Every day I have to clean out the crud that gets underneath them. While it isn't a hassle, how is it that a female with long nails is able to keep hers clean where I struggle to keep mine clean for more than 2 hours or so? Is there some fingernail gnome who just loves to keep my fingernails dirty? Is there an easy way for me to keep them clean for more than lets say half a day?
posted by thebwit
on Jul 6, 2004 -
Another shower related question: Guys, what shampoo do you use? Or more specifically: what guys' shampoo smells the best?
posted by adrober
on May 7, 2004 -
What is the benefit of using a "solid" deodorant vs a "gel" based one?
posted by thebwit
on Apr 3, 2004 -
I'm going to be having a baby boy soon, so I've been forced to handle a sensitive subject: foreskin!
Should we circumcise him, or not? Is it genital mutilation or just good, clean hygiene? I'm snipped, so it's always seemed perfectly normal to me, but is it even necessary? Some professional medical advice would be appreciated, as well as any sociocultural perspectives/opinions you might have.
posted by waxpancake
on Mar 2, 2004 -
Are there hygiene problems with eating ants? I ask because I accidentally ate a bunch of ants that were in a box of cereal. I've now thrown out the box and I am not really grossed out by it but it did get me wondering, given that ants live in dirt and carry around pieces of dead insects as part of their chores, whether there are health consequences.
posted by vacapinta
on Jan 3, 2004 -