Nobody likes to smell. Whether it's odour-proofing your shoes, washing your nuts, or holding in wind, we spend a lot of time attempting to avoid bad odours.
Thankfully, as most people know, staying smell-free is simple. However, it turns out a whole lot of people are forgetting this. According to r/AskReddit, the bar is pretty low for what qualifies as good overall hygiene, but if you thought everyone knew how to stay clean, think again.
Here's exactly what r/AskReddit's users think men are forgetting in their daily routine. Read on and prepare to be horrified.
Forgetting to clean your arse
"The number of people that don't wash their ass is astounding. Yes people can tell, yes it's really that bad.
Here's the super simple fix: WASH YOUR DAMN ASS." —youallsuck6
"I work with some adults who think that deodorant = deodoriser. They think they can slather it on in place of taking a shower when they smell bad. Then, one of us has to take them aside and explain that if you stink it’s already too late." —Nightmare_Gerbil
Ignoring one spot while brushing
"Not brushing their tongue. Brush your tongue to break up the smelly microflora there, especially near the back just short of making yourself gag." —Tbone139
Stocking up on earwax
"Clean your ears. I've noticed that a lot of people tend to neglect their ears. Take a wet wash rag and run it around and behind your ears. Don't stick anything inside of your ear canal, but make sure you wipe up the dirt/wax that's around/on your ears." —Rayvenwolf13
Re-using a smelly towel
"Change your towel regularly. Ie: at least once a week. If your towel smells and you use it, you will smell too. You may not be able to tell the difference, but others will." —CaptainCalamari
Saying no to soap and water
"Wash your hands, even if you don't think they aren't dirty. They are." —Logicbeforeemotion
Leaving the mane untamed
"Look into your hair type and how much you should wash it and how else it needs to be taken care of. My hair used to be terrible because I didn’t read into what I needed for the kind of hair I have." —ViCarly
Forgetting to wash your appendage
"Girl here, boys... wash your damn dick... I'm not going to tell you how, look it up" —Aussie_Red
Flossing and brushing- in that order
"Floss BEFORE brushing not after (rinse first if there's a lot of particulate). That way you get rid of all the gunk that comes out of your teeth when you floss." —Neetz512
Ignoring parched, flaky skin
"Moisturise your skin.... If you wanna look 30 at 40 instead of 60 at 40, take care of your skin." —marksoutherntwain
Pull out your stray hairs
"Trim the f-----g nose and ear hairs!!!! This is more of an issue for older men but I’d find it challenging to come up with something that’s more of an instant turn off." —Joolz802
Surely we don’t really need to say this but…
"Wash your freaking bum guys! I can't believe how many guys NEVER wash between their butt cheeks, that's where all the nasty stuff is! No one finds your stale crusty poop and TP residues attractive." —brasil-e-portugal
We did warn you.