Women Are Sharing The Gross Things They Do When They’re Alone

There seems to be this misconception that men are gross and women are perfect, but it simply isn’t the truth. While women are pretty much perfect, they can be pretty gross as well, we just don’t talk about it as much. Luckily, women aren’t shy about sharing what these gross qualities are, at least not with people who they aren’t dating.

One Of The Only Upsides

Reddit Post: Have super large and freeing, but nasty as hell period poops. They're honestly the best, but also super gross
Photo Credit: Reddit / Alybank
Photo Credit: Reddit / Alybank

One of the only upsides to having a period is that feeling you get at the end of it where you feel well and truly cleaned out and fresh, ready to start the next 28 days.

How Very Empowering

Reddit Post: When I'm on my period, I will just stand in the shower and watch blood run down my legs into the drain and imagine I am a warrior princess who is standing in the aftermath of a battle in which she has murdered all of her enemies
Photo Credit: Reddit / mrmcboss1
Photo Credit: Reddit / mrmcboss1

One of the things about getting clean is you have to see how “dirty” you are. Obviously, there is absolutely nothing about a period that is dirty, but a lot of that blood does collect in various places.

We All Do It

Reddit Post: I can only speak for my sister and I, but on the day before I wash my hair, I scratch my head like crazy and dandruff goes everywhere. And then I pick it out of my fingernails. Gross, I know.
Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

Everyone in the world likes scratching their heads and looking at the stuff that comes out under their fingers. People also love picking their fingernails for that reason, too. Let’s normalize this.

Let’s Hear It For Ear Cheese

Reddit Post: Does anyone else sniff their earrings when they take it out? It absolutely reeks but I smell it every time.
Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

People who have any kind of piercing know that ear cheese is a thing and it smells kind of sour and if enough of it collects it kind of looks like parmesan.

Everyone’s Secret Pastime

Reddit Post: Overly enjoying squeezing out blackheads, and smelling bits of ourselves
Photo Credit: Reddit / hkh25
Photo Credit: Reddit / hkh25

If you look someone in the eye and tell them that you don’t enjoy popping pimples and picking at blackheads, then you are a liar because we all love it.

It’s Like A Hard-To-Reach Itch

Reddit Post: Getting hair (from your head) stuck in your butt crack while showering and loving the feeling of pulling the strands out.
Photo Credit: Reddit / welcometoraisins
Photo Credit: Reddit / welcometoraisins

The best is when you don’t know that you have a little hair caught between your cheeks and you find it by accident and it feels like you’re reaching a hard to scratch spot when you pull it out.

It Just Takes So Long

Reddit Post: Lots of girls go FOREVER without washing their hair. All hail dry shampoo.
Photo Credit: Reddit / mellow_c
Photo Credit: Reddit / mellow_c

Honestly, doing a good job washing your hair just feels like it takes forever, and what is even the point in doing it all the time? Thank goodness for the invention of dry shampoo.

We Are All Human, After All

Reddit Post: All of us pluck or shave some kind of facial hair. For the less fortunate, it's on your chin or it's a mustache, and for the more, it's their unibrow.
Photo Credit: Reddit / sullenosity
Photo Credit: Reddit / sullenosity

I don’t know when it became a thing that people started thinking that women don’t have body hair. Obviously, they do! Some of us can even grow a pretty mean mustache.

It Might Be Laundry Day

Reddit Post: Wear the same pair of underwear two days in a row. Or more.
Photo Credit: Reddit / als_pals
Photo Credit: Reddit / als_pals

We have all done it. More time has passed than we realized since we last did the laundry, and we are out of underwear. What other choice do we have but to re-wear a pair?

OK…This One Is Kind Of Gross

Reddit Post: I bite my toenails
Photo Credit: Reddit / heartshapedmoon
Photo Credit: Reddit / heartshapedmoon

I don’t want to be judgmental, but I cannot think of a good reason why someone couldn’t use nail clippers for their toes. This just seems like way too much work.

What Shampoo Does She Use?

Reddit Post: When there's something in my teeth and I can't get it out I use my hair as floss
Photo Credit: Reddit / mouse_ling
Photo Credit: Reddit / mouse_ling

I would love to know what her hair care routine is because I would love to have hair strong enough that I could floss my teeth with it. What a money-saver that’d be.

That Extra Sleep Counts Sometimes

Reddit Post: Cleaning your body with wet wipes instead of having a shower, meaning you can wake up later
Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

So what? We don’t shower our bodies every day. At least we make a point to make sure that they are somehow clean and tidy and not just like stinky and rank.

Who Else Hates Summer?

Reddit Post: Frantically trying to wipe away the great lake of underboob sweat which envelops my chest.
Photo Credit: Reddit / octohussy
Photo Credit: Reddit / octohussy

If you have boobs at all, then you know the horror that is dealing with boob sweat. It smells, it is hot, it makes wearing a bra super uncomfortable and it never seems to go away.

Life Gets Away From You

a reddit post: I can't remember the last time I washed my bra
Photo Credit: Reddit / mrs_arigold
Photo Credit: Reddit / mrs_arigold

A bra is one of those things that feels like it doesn’t need to be washed too often but should probably be washed more often than it is. Know what I mean?

To What End?

Reddit Post: I like the way my dirty panties smell. I'll totally sniff them on occasion while peeing
Photo Credit: Reddit / PM_ME__About_YourDay
Photo Credit: Reddit / PM_ME__About_YourDay

People are allowed to like the way they smell, I guess? But it does seem a little weird to me that there are times she’ll be sitting on a toilet and she’ll just lean over to sniff.

Everyone Loves Their Own Brand

Reddit Post: I love smelling my own farts
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Photo Credit: Reddit

Every person on Earth likes the smell of their own farts, and no one can deny that. Even if someone’s fart smelled the same as yours, it would be gross unless it was your own.

Just Let It All Grow

Reddit Post: If I haven't shaved in a while, I rub the hair under my armpits almost obsessively to remind myself to do it.
Photo Credit: Reddit / CranberryTaboo
Photo Credit: Reddit / CranberryTaboo

Body hair happens, OK? And sometimes, it is super impressive how much armpit hair a person has when they really let it go, as sometimes happens during certain times of the year.

How Old Are You?

Reddit Post: I eat my boogers
Photo Credit: Reddit / keepmedreaming
Photo Credit: Reddit / keepmedreaming

Most of us haven’t eaten our own boogers since we were children, and it was a habit we were told was a very bad one because it is gross and just…yeah.

Who Doesn’t?

Reddit Post: I love staring at all the gunk that comes out on a pore strip
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Photo Credit: Reddit

The best is when you pull one of those off and you turn on your flashlight to really take a good, hard look at the stuff that came out of your pores.

We Really Are All The Same

Reddit Post: Think of all the gross stuff men do. Now imagine a woman doing it. Because they do--we're human beings. I know it's hard for a lot of guys to understand that, but there ya go.
Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

If there is anything to take away from all of this, it’s really that men and women aren’t so different, and deep down, we truly are all super gross on the inside.