Every now and then Seth asks me what I’m sliding onto my underarms. I try to explain, but for some reason he always gives me a blank stare.
Over the years, I’ve tried to go without underarm deodorants or use those that do not contain aluminum, but they just don’t work. Truth be told, I start to stink pretty strongly within a few days, no matter how much I shower or scrub my underarms.
That is not the case for most of us, reports The New York Times. They claim that most Americans, though obsessed with how we smell, can get through the day by washing our underarms once or twice a day.
Although the Cancer and Alzheimer’s societies claim that the aluminum in deodorant does not cause those diseases, I would love to stop using the stuff.
If I did, though, I am positive of a lonely existence. My scent is just too strong. Perhaps Seth will luck out when he hits puberty, but I doubt it.