Sweating while dancing

#81
MacMoto said:
I read somewhere that how much you (can) sweat depends on the environment you grew up in when you were very young. If you spend your early life in a hot and humid country, your body develops the ability to sweat more to cope with the heat. People who grew up in colder countries have a smaller number of active sweat glands so can't sweat as much.
Sorry, I don't buy this story. Although it seems to make sense, it's the other way around. I grew up in a fairly cold country so I can't stand the heat without sweating a bunch; and it gets worse when I'm physically active. I've some friends who come from a hot and humid parts of world and they don't seem to sweat much, but they can't tolerate cold.
 
#82
cocodrilo said:
I've heard that big meat-eaters tend to have smelly sweat, but I cannot prove this.(Take a trip to the Czech Republic and you'll get a lot of proof there. The guys, well...Make sure you're in a room with a big, open window... :? )
I'm a vegetarian so I can easily smell meat from the sweaty dancers if they haven't put on deodorant.
 
#83
thespina said:
I don't think that's entirely true. My husband is a complete carnivore, and his sweat rarely stinks (unless he hasn't showered in awhile... ewww.) I do think it has to to with a combination of genes, pheremones (some people are turned off of a smell while others are attracted to the same one), diet and health, grooming, and cleanliness. Smell is one of those very, very complex things.

One thing I DO know is how lovely it is to come home from the club, having danced close and hot with someone who smells really good, and shared sweat, and you can still smell their cologne and their body all over your clothes and hair. Now. That's visceral. Makes me remember the gooood dances. And to think it was completely, innocently shared on the dance floor, why that just makes a good thing better.
May be you've gotten too used to his smell.
 
#84
Thespina- take a trip to Prague and you will see what I mean. Maybe the men there don't believe in deodorant or do not bathe frequently. The women didn't smell at all.


Macmoto said something about sweat & growing up in a humid country. In very humid Japan, China, Thailand and the other SE Asian countries I have visited, the people HARDLY sweat at all! It's amazing. Us fair-skinned foreigners are soaking T-shirts and they don't even have a drop of sweat on their brows! :?
 
#85
May be you've gotten too used to his smell.
Hee hee. I should tell him that. "Sweety, I don't think you smell, but it could just be that I'm too used to you. Honestly, you probably stink."

And yes, I have noticed a difference in nationalities. I do know that the Inuit up north don't sweat very much either. That's a survival thing. If they were to sweat much, they'd have a hard time keeping warm. The also have more blood vessels in their faces per square inch than any other race, in order to absorb more vitD with limited skin exposure to the sun. Dressed up in all those parkas, looks like nature took care of the rest! Wow. Now there was a tangent.
 

luh

Active Member
#86
cocodrilo, maybe you really want to investigate a little further and write the book. ;)
Seems way more complicate than i thought it would be. The thing with the food - i can imagine that pretty well. So - no more meat before tonight ;)
luh
 
#87
You know Itold my husband about this thread and he actually said "no, I think I stink a lot when I eat GREASE. Then it's naaaasty." Could this be the difference? The amount of animal fat in a diet?
 

luh

Active Member
#88
thespina said:
You know Itold my husband about this thread and he actually said "no, I think I stink a lot when I eat GREASE. Then it's naaaasty." Could this be the difference? The amount of animal fat in a diet?
try it out.:D
luh
 

Josh

Active Member
#89
All this talk about grease and fat and sweat and stink and, did I mention grease, makes me feel sort of gross.

Sweat == ok. Grease and fat == gross. :?
 

luh

Active Member
#93
yesterday night at the workshop, it was so hot and humid, that you were almost able to cut the air right through. It was if the air was not moving at all.
luh
 
#94
luh said:
yesterday night at the workshop, it was so hot and humid, that you were almost able to cut the air right through. It was if the air was not moving at all.
luh
Sounds like what I am experiencing right now- morning, noon & night. Japanese summers are miserably hot & humid...
 
#95
kdogg said:
I'm a kind of person who doesn't take much to sweat. While I don't mind sweating playing sports, I hate it when I get drenched in sweat on the dance floor. While my unquenching thirst for dancing hasn't kept me from asking ladies to dance no matter how sweaty I get, I would rather look more presentable if there are ways to do it. Are there any sweat-proof shirts on the market? What ideas, suggestions fellow sweaty dancers have for me? :roll: Please share.
aaaahahahahahahaha! I totally feel you! I dance like 1 1/2 songs and I am drenched!! :oops:

I hate it! :cry: But hey, if the girls want to dance with me... TOUGH! :wink:
 

DancePoet

Well-Known Member
#96
kdogg said:
I'm a kind of person who doesn't take much to sweat. While I don't mind sweating playing sports, I hate it when I get drenched in sweat on the dance floor. While my unquenching thirst for dancing hasn't kept me from asking ladies to dance no matter how sweaty I get, I would rather look more presentable if there are ways to do it. Are there any sweat-proof shirts on the market? What ideas, suggestions fellow sweaty dancers have for me? :roll: Please share.
Bring an extra shirt or two to change into. ;)
 
#97
DancePoet said:
kdogg said:
I'm a kind of person who doesn't take much to sweat. While I don't mind sweating playing sports, I hate it when I get drenched in sweat on the dance floor. While my unquenching thirst for dancing hasn't kept me from asking ladies to dance no matter how sweaty I get, I would rather look more presentable if there are ways to do it. Are there any sweat-proof shirts on the market? What ideas, suggestions fellow sweaty dancers have for me? :roll: Please share.
Bring an extra shirt or two to change into. ;)
:lol: I'd be changing after every dance! I bring some towels and wipe m'self dry after each dance. I wear breatheable fabrics that dry quickly. Check the labels- there are TONS of sexy shirts out there for guys in synthetics- not that stretchy jock stuff but some really nice things. (All the guys in the pics in my photo gallery are wearing that kinda stuff! Take a look!)
If you wear cotton, which will NEVER dry in one evening, it's a good idea to bring some extra shirts.
 
#98
thespina said:
I don't know if I'm the only one or not, but I just so happen to like sweat. Means you've been dancing enough. I even like touching a wet shirt. Stinky, no thank you. I haven't run into that yet, thank goodness. But sweat is one of those things that happens when you're passionate and working hard, both good things. Ya, I guess it can be dangerous when you're trying to hold on, though. I don't really see the problem with carrying a little towel and a fan... and dance materials are great, as it's been mentioned.
AMEN to that! I find sweat very sexy on the gals...one of the reasons I love visiting the gym regularly :lol: No complaints, keeps me in shape.
And I connect sweat with passion and intensity, lovely!

Well, as a lead, I guess a very sweaty back can be a problem in terms of connection. Even more importantly, sweaty palms can be worse in that respect.

Again, it might be cultural, as you say. Americans are very very sensitive about sweat, compared to many other countries. I'm from India originally, and it's as hot as it gets, sweat is something you just take for granted.
 
#99
too much sweating on the gals can make their backs too slippery ... it becomes no fun.

if gals sweat way too much, they should wear blouses or dresses that cover the backs as to allow for comfortable traction...

but I agree, some sweating on the gals is HOT! 8)
 

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