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So come on then, how gross are you? Are there things you do that you know for certain other people would be really grossed out by? Tell us about them here.

ENBB, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

I will go first as these are all things I've admitted on ILX before.

- I pee in the shower.
- I sit on public toilet seats because squatting is what messes them up in the first place and you can't catch anything from a toilet seat anyway.
- Sometimes I like things that smell kind of gross like belly buttons for instance. Sometimes they get sorta stinky but I kinda like that.

ENBB, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

I pee in my shower beers.

tables n tables (crüt), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

OK not really.

tables n tables (crüt), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

-i kind of enjoy the smell of my armpits?

aka the pope (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

I pick my nose. Not in public or anything but in the privacy of my own home sometimes you just gotta have a good pick. Anyone who says they never do this is LYING.

ENBB, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

-i have been known to shed body hair

aka the pope (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't know if that's really gross. I mean, I'm sure that to some extent most people do.

ENBB, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

-i will try to be grosser

aka the pope (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

hahahaha

ENBB, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't know if this is gross or not but I'm sure that some ppl would think so. I'm not at all freaked out by body fluids. In fact, I'm sorta fascinated by them.

ENBB, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

btw - As a general rule I do not pee in other ppls showers so please don't worry if I ever wind up staying at any of your houses.

ENBB, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

bodily fluids are not gross at all. I don't think peeing in the shower is either but I'm sure some ppl would disagree.

tables n tables (crüt), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

xpost lol

tables n tables (crüt), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

I am dirt under the fingernails level super gross and yknow what, fuck it. I give -1 fuck.

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

my fingernails are always really dirty :(

tables n tables (crüt), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

-yeah i think peeing in the shower is totally acceptable and people who think its weird are horrible human beings

aka the pope (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh i love popping zits. It's one of my greatest joys in life.

ENBB, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

also if you really want you can pee directly into the drain

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

what about a bunch of popped zits clustered together

tables n tables (crüt), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

See when it comes to hygiene stuff I'm pretty fastidious. Like, I feel gross if I don't shower every day and my nails are usually manicured (short nails not gross long fake ones or anything). I even keep up with the leg shaving in winter most of the time. I did grow out my pit hair one winter just to see what it was like but then shaved it when spring came.

ENBB, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

x-post if they were clustered together then it might freak me out

It's bad though. I was sitting behind some guy with a huge fucking whitehead on the back of his neck and it took so much willpower to stop myself from just reaching over and popping the shit out of that thing.

ENBB, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

OK wait - this one is pretty bad. I used to bite my toenails but then I started getting pedicures and don't do this anymore. See, I told you I'm gross.

ENBB, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

i just coughed and before i could cover my mouth a lougie landed on my hand

true story

aka the pope (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

Did you examine it? That's what I would have done.

Sometimes Benson's face smells because of all the folds and stuff. I clean it everyday but he gets into a lot of trouble so it's hard to keep up with. I don't mind though. I kind of like it because it smells like him.

ENBB, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

I have a writer's callus on my right middle finger, and every once in a while I'll clip away at it with a pair of nail clippers, greatly reducing its size and leaving the skin all red and raw (but not (usually) bloody). it always grows back.

i probably busted a nut when i was tossing her cookie salad (unregistered), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 18:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

teach me how to lougie

I Lost A COGHdrop in His Pato (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 18:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

gross, dude

i probably busted a nut when i was tossing her cookie salad (unregistered), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 18:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

I take a shower approx every 4th or 5th day -- more often if I need to go out and face the public, but that's not common.

earnest goes to camp, ironic goes to ilm (pixel farmer), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 18:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

I swallow a bunch of burps & wait for them to resurface as one giant fart.

i probably busted a nut when i was tossing her cookie salad (unregistered), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 21:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is a good thread

I've eaten in the bath and then put the dishes in it to wash them off.

peacocks, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 22:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah, being unemployed for quite a time has upset my showering schedule so much that sometimes I realize it's been a full week since my last one. I have to wash my hair more often than that, though, because I've got a naturally dry scalp.

Speaking of my dry scalp, it's particularly satisfying when I can pick a really sizeable fleck of dead skin off and have it remain intact long enough to look at it closely.

Dr. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 13 January 2011 00:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh, I just remembered something...several years ago, I had a bump on my jawline that just wouldn't go away. I had it for a long time. One night I was lucky enough to finally pop it and there was a whisker/hair in there that, stretched out, was probably about six inches long. And the smell was t o x i c.

Dr. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 13 January 2011 00:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

HOw in the shit do you bite your toenails? I dont think I could manage to get my foot anywhere near my mouth o_0

1981 Nothing happened. (Trayce), Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

Really!

kate78, Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh i love popping zits. It's one of my greatest joys in life.

kate78, Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

I am pretty much ENBB, minus toenail chewing, with fewer showers.

kate78, Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

¯\(°_o)/¯

I'm double jointed and have long legs?

ENBB, Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'd just like to reiterate that I don't do the toenail thing anymore.

ENBB, Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

im generally pretty clean w one conspicuous exception: i eat my own snot, like launch the globs and strands onto my fingers and lick em clean. I relish it. Ive always done this. I realize it's pretty gross but i get zit-popping satisfaction out of doing it so ive given up trying to quit.

enfuque (Matt P), Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

THIS THREAD DELIVERS

Dr. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

thread got gross

xp lol

Kerm, Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

Really!

― kate78

...hey, was I just zinged? :|

1981 Nothing happened. (Trayce), Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

no zing, the "really!" was about biting the mechanics of toenail biting.

kate78, Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

I like popping my own zits but I think it's gross to pop other people's zits

dayo, Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

I have keratosis pilaris on my upper arms and I like to pick off the skin cap over hair follicles when I'm bored

dayo, Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hahah I thought it was some "o rly" comment re foot-in-mouth syndrome lol ;)

1981 Nothing happened. (Trayce), Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

I am truly disgusting in every way.

Stop Non-Erotic Cabaret (Abbbottt), Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

i wash myself with the same towel over and over for like 1-2 months before I launder it

strawberry shartcake (San Te), Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

I do that with my bed sheets :( No wonder I never get any dates.

1981 Nothing happened. (Trayce), Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

I mean you wear the band-aid, "hi i'm z s, soz about the band-aid, this is how I did it..."

a. instant sympathy
b. awesome ice-breaker

I vote this

Steamtable Willie (WmC), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:04 (six years ago) Permalink

well, there's also the matter of my gross left hand, but i feel selfish even bringing it up

tmi but (Z S), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:04 (six years ago) Permalink

except that "how i did it" is less "i protected a little old lady from a surprise attack by a bunch of teenage rough housers and took a blow to the chin from a crowbar that was cowardly thrown by the gangs leader" and more "i was drunk and fell on my face"

tmi but (Z S), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:06 (six years ago) Permalink

think i'm gonna go without, and carry a spare bandaid in my pocket. in the event of a severe gross out (doubt it'll happen) i can always be like "the bandaid fell off on the bike ride over)

nothing like completely overthinking everything!

tmi but (Z S), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:10 (six years ago) Permalink

Wear an unfurled turtleneck.

Jeff, Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:10 (six years ago) Permalink

time to bust out the space helmet

tmi but (Z S), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:17 (six years ago) Permalink

Z S if you want, I'll show up and pretend to almost slip on a banana peel but at the last second you dive and fling the banana peel away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1tAYmMjLdY (dayo), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:23 (six years ago) Permalink

hahahahaha

tmi but (Z S), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:24 (six years ago) Permalink

or just poll her at the restaurant: "with the bandaid" (holds up bandaid to chin) or "without"? and she will say "I don't care kiss me you fool" etc. I REST MY CASE.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:25 (six years ago) Permalink

^that's actually a good idea

tmi but (Z S), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:25 (six years ago) Permalink

anyway you're nowhere near as gross as me: I had to buy ringworm cream AND athlete's foot cream. For myself. You sir, are dating. Which puts you firmly in the W column :)

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:27 (six years ago) Permalink

go with a spongebob squarepants band-aid. then go to the bathroom 20 minutes into the date and switch it for a hello kitty bandaid. refuse to acknowledge the switch.

how did we get here how? (ytth), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:35 (six years ago) Permalink

ooh that's good.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:38 (six years ago) Permalink

Put a fake scab on the other side, then 1/2 hr in just rip off the fake one without any warning

Wub wub wub wubwubwubwub wub Pzzzzzzz WUBB wubwub (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:07 (six years ago) Permalink

Tell her you think she should kiss it better!

...ew wait no maybe not.

Lindsay NAGL (Trayce), Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:14 (six years ago) Permalink

eww

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:17 (six years ago) Permalink

I mean ZS is cuet but that's just a bridge too far

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:17 (six years ago) Permalink

1st pic: your hairline is so awesome I didn't even notice your chin

2nd pic: I'd probably wear the bandage but it's not seriously gross or anything as it is. Key thing is that it's temporary; if your date is freaked out about it band-aid on or off, red flag. If not, good portent.

3rd pic: that's how i look after most of my dates......

Lee626, Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:21 (six years ago) Permalink

well, it didn't go well at all, but nothing to do with the grossness!

tmi but (Z S), Saturday, 18 February 2012 05:23 (six years ago) Permalink

:(

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 February 2012 05:33 (six years ago) Permalink

eh, it's ok, the girl i'm REALLY excited about is tomorrow afternoon! i feel like such a jerk doing the multiple dates in a week thing but it's online dating and almost everyone seems to have severe problems when you meet them in person, so it seems good to have a backup plan

tmi but (Z S), Saturday, 18 February 2012 05:34 (six years ago) Permalink

iirc it's why you jump with 2 parachutes

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 February 2012 05:39 (six years ago) Permalink

you have nothing to worry about
think about whether or not you like them

for real

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Saturday, 18 February 2012 05:46 (six years ago) Permalink

oh, i'm not worrying at all. i'm not excited at all about either of the people i saw this week, although they were both nice enough. i have high hopes for tomorrow, but if that doesn't work, whatever. i never ever want to settle

tmi but (Z S), Saturday, 18 February 2012 05:55 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm not too gross, I only pick my own nose.

StanM, Saturday, 18 February 2012 06:07 (six years ago) Permalink

i feel like such a jerk doing the multiple dates in a week thing

I have this issue with a guy Ive met on okc who I really like (and he see,s to like me) but hes all "oh I already had a succesful date w/someone else this week I feel like a heel so I cant say this'd be a date" which is soooo frustrating cos I like him a lot, but this is more for the okc thread anyway carry on chaps

Lindsay NAGL (Trayce), Saturday, 18 February 2012 06:37 (six years ago) Permalink

I had to buy ... athlete's foot cream

the other week I diagnosed myself w/athlete's foot so I bought the cream and used it for a week and it made no real difference, so then I had to wonder "ok, did I misdiagnose myself or do I actually have the worst athlete's foot in the history of feet and should go to the doctor", but I decided to assume the former since that didn't involve doing anything

(foot is mostly fine now without me doing anything)

but I am p. gross in general and also my washbag is a graveyard for half-used tubes of cream of varying ages against various embarrassing conditions so I hope nobody ever looks in it

Schleimpilz im Labyrinth (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 18 February 2012 10:45 (six years ago) Permalink

PS good luck w/today's date Z S

Schleimpilz im Labyrinth (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 18 February 2012 10:46 (six years ago) Permalink

tell her we said hi

StanM, Saturday, 18 February 2012 11:11 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah good luck Z S!!

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 February 2012 17:28 (six years ago) Permalink

B-)

tmi but (Z S), Saturday, 18 February 2012 19:51 (six years ago) Permalink

Too late, but it'd be a shame to waste an opinion: Band aid is a good look except that the middle padding part stands out. For aesthetics and healing, may I recommend a hydrocolloid bandage - no contrasting pad, heals much more quickly and with less scarring, and available at your local chain drug store.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Sunday, 19 February 2012 02:14 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I had a bump on my back that I squeezed and this stuff with the consistency of soft cheese came out. I'm guessing it was a blackhead, so gross.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:17 (six years ago) Permalink

was the cheese white, or yellow? smelly or not smelly?

gross is all in the details, milo :)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Possibly a sebaceous cyst! Those are exciting.

drawn to them like a moth toward a spanakopita (Laurel), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:59 (six years ago) Permalink

otm

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:03 (six years ago) Permalink

Mine hasn't come back yet. So stoked about life.

lag∞na beach: the real ∞range c∞unty (beachville), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:14 (six years ago) Permalink

dealing with gross toe fungus!

yaaaaaaay!

1986 Olive Garden (Z S), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:38 (six years ago) Permalink

I have a spot on my back that has a recurring ingrown hair -- I scratched at it for so many years that there's a bit of scar tissue back there, and that one hair and surrounding dead skin accumulate as a hard mass. About once a year that grain of rice is ready to harvest and I get my wife to dig it out with a penknife or tweezers. It feels great when she catches hold of it and pulls it out.

Carlos Pollomar (WmC), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:48 (six years ago) Permalink

I usually use a sharp pin sterilized with rubbing alcohol rather than a penknife to work the ingrown hair free - I find it's less obtrusive to surrounding skin than a knife - before using tweezers to pull the hair out. I sometimes need to keep an alcohol pad handy to wipe the skin if it bleeds, but nonetheless, having a painful ingrown hair pulled out is one of life's unsung small pleasures....

everything else is secondary (Lee626), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:15 (six years ago) Permalink

yep, just looked up sebaceous cyst - definitely what it was
cottage cheese + funky odor

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:15 (six years ago) Permalink

There is a thread for this: Cysts

kate78, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:18 (six years ago) Permalink

I have a spot on my back that has a recurring ingrown hair -- I scratched at it for so many years that there's a bit of scar tissue back there, and that one hair and surrounding dead skin accumulate as a hard mass. About once a year that grain of rice is ready to harvest and I get my wife to dig it out with a penknife or tweezers. It feels great when she catches hold of it and pulls it out.

dude

Joan Cusack clumsily running into a water fountain (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Marital aid

Jeff, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:29 (six years ago) Permalink

There is a thread for this: Cysts

sentences that single-handedly demonstrate the all encompassing monster that ILX has become.

1986 Olive Garden (Z S), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:42 (six years ago) Permalink

I have what I guess is a sebaceous cyst on my neck, mentioned itt way upthread. Though my doc called it a ganglia. It gets full of stinky cheese once or twice a year, not v big, squeeze it out and it goes back to normal. It doesn't hurt or bleed or anything.
the cheese is gross. but secretly I think it's kind of fascinating in a grody kind of way.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 20:08 (six years ago) Permalink

I kind of dig getting rice grains stuck in my sinuses, it feels good to snort them out and eat them

― flagp∞st (dayo), Saturday, March 17, 2012 7:02 PM (12 minutes ago) Bookmark

flagp∞st (dayo), Saturday, 17 March 2012 23:14 (six years ago) Permalink

sometimes I get these little... growths? I don't know how to describe them, except that I can scratch at them, and they'll come out, and leave a little 'socket' behind. sometimes I get a nice big one and it leaves a little hole behind that's big enough to be dark (i.e. light can't get in). feels good

flagp∞st (dayo), Saturday, 17 March 2012 23:17 (six years ago) Permalink

I love rubbing neck acne

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Saturday, 17 March 2012 23:38 (six years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

I just looked at a carton of whole milk and though "buttwhole milk" that's how gross I am.

how's life, Sunday, 21 June 2015 22:28 (three years ago) Permalink


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