5-Day Deodorant Pads

Do you have to abstain from washing your pits for five days to make this work and get your money's worth? I note this item still exists. Any experience with it among WUvies?

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 30, 2014
     Category: Body | Business | Advertising | Products | Hygiene | 1950s

Damn, Paul (btw Happy Name-day yesterday) I was going to use the ones I just bought but if I do now y'all will poke fun of me.

Ah... anyone know if the stuff washes off in salt water?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/30/14 at 08:10 AM
Weird product indeed! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 06/30/14 at 11:09 AM
What about going five days without washing ones nether regions? That sounds more unhygienic than just neglecting your pits.
Posted by KDP on 06/30/14 at 11:30 AM
A couple of generations ago, Americans typically bathed once a week. I guess the last two days, they stank.
Posted by ges on 06/30/14 at 12:27 PM
When I was in the military in the 1970's 5-Day deodorant pads were used to put a 'spit shine' on your shoes before inspections. The down side was that after about an hour, a white dusty film appeared, and you had to polish over it.
Posted by NEO ANDERSON on 06/30/14 at 12:40 PM
My widowed mother-in-law would go fishing from time to time. After a Sunday afternoon as Lake Alcova sitting in the sun and cleaning trout, she would come home with an 'aura' that would keep people at bay for a week.
Posted by tadchem on 06/30/14 at 01:00 PM
Why in the first place? Dumb product.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/30/14 at 07:02 PM
In the early 1970's I did stay in some "bush" camps with no showers and out house toilets. Nobodies B.O. really got offensive over the week. I find the over use of of perfume or cologns is far worse.
Posted by BMN on 06/30/14 at 08:11 PM
In the dim, distant past, people took far fewer baths (it's said that Queen Victoria took one bath a year whether she needed it or not).

But they did wash daily. Armpits and nether regions got a brisk sponge bath. Face and hands were well-scrubbed.

These 5-day pads were a bit of a gimmick. It takes about three days for the average person's b.o. to become noticeable. These were a little stronger than normal so they actually worked for about two days, and you were left with the normal course of events after that.
Posted by Phideaux on 06/30/14 at 11:02 PM
I agree with BMN about how someone at work etc who "bathes" in perfume or cologne bothers me more than any BO. I guess they think we all need to smell it 30 feet away all day long. I once resorted to coming in early and spraying a fart/feces smell spray on their desk I got at a local novelty store.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 07/01/14 at 03:26 AM
Just a thunk, and no idea what would be true. You ooze sex inducing pheromones along with the B.O. So my question is: Is a slighty 'stinky' lover better? 😊
Posted by BMN on 07/01/14 at 10:23 AM
They are easier to find in the dark.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/01/14 at 02:33 PM
"When you first heard of 5-Day Deodorant Pads, how many of you thought you had to wear them? "

-- George Carlin
Posted by Gregory on 11/29/18 at 12:26 PM
An application wouldn't work for 5 days, but was intended for 1 day. It's the PAD that's reusable for 5 days. They come stacked in a jar where the pad soaks up liquid. After 5 days, the level of the liquid would be about up to the next pad down, so you'd throw away the top pad and start using the next.

The formula originally was a water-alcohol solution of hexachlorophene, plus perfume. I don't know what they're using now, but it says it's an antiperspirant, so I assume an aluminum complex.
Posted by Robert on 02/08/19 at 02:54 PM
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