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.