I’m a big fan of trending news especially ones that don’t involve politics like today’s story about a downright gross things guys do when they are alone. Admittedly, I have a few of my own rituals but here are the takeaways from the Reddit thread. If there are any women out there reading this, I hate to tell you that most of these rituals are true and most guys have done them.
If you’ve got the stomach here are the best responses:
Eating while on the toilet (going number 2, of course). The thread actually starts out with a Reddit user complaining that his brother was scarfing down a bowl of cereal while taking a dump. I personally have never done this but it’s not uncommon either. One of my roommates was famous for eating sandwiches while on the throne.
Smell tests. Yes, this particular ritual got quite a reaction with several guys weighing on doing a smell check of their armpits, behind their ears or nether regions. I can certainly relate to this and as a courtesy to my girlfriend and others, I do a quick check to make sure I don’t smell like a cricket cage. In fact, I keep ball spray on hot standby in case I need it in a pinch. I also like to use a product called, Dude Wipes. What I don’t get is that some guys reportedly found their own smells soothing.
Peeing in the shower. Not only do I do this on occasion but it really does save time. I am not about to hop out mid-shower to take a leak. My girlfriend also does this and neither one of us are bothered by it at all. But I can see where some germaphobes might go crazy over it.
Blowing out snot while in the shower. One Reddit user also admitted to doing full-on snot rockets while in the shower. I’ve done that a few times during higher allergy seasons and when I had a cold.
Smelling your own flatulence. I think this goes for both men and women. Although, I think most guys are more open about owning up to it and the true enjoyment of smelling your own. When I asked my girl about it she wouldn’t fess up to enjoying them.
Peeing in the sink while brushing your teeth. I do this as well but not on a regular basis. Shhhhh, don’t tell my GF. It’s bad enough she knows I piss in the shower.
The explicit Reddit thread gets even odder and more disgusting even for me but feel free to check it out or chime in.