How to tell a friend that she has a body odor?

Philippines
April 24, 2007 2:11am CST
I had a friend, way back in College, who has a body odor. She's pretty and intelligent. Because of her looks, she has a lot of suitors but when these guys discovered about her flaw, they got discouraged. I really wanted to tell her about her having a body odor but I just cant find the courage to do so.If you were me, how will you open up this thing to your friend without her being offended?
8 responses
@lyndee22 (1211)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
I will talk to her and tell her in discrete manner or in a way that she would not be offended. There's nobody who could help her realize or notice defects if not the people around her.
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@lyndee22 (1211)
• Philippines
30 Apr 07
thank you for marking me best response. keep on posting..
@laiza14 (593)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
maybe you can give her a gift-a deodorant.
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• Philippines
24 Apr 07
haha..that's cool..I like it...
@rodeotexas (1154)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Well that is a good question. I'm in college now and I have a friend like that. I have no clue how to tell her. Her and her husband both smell and don't take showers everyday and both have a body odor. They are expecting their first baby and I do not know how to tell her she needs to improve her hygene since she is expecting and does not want/need her baby being dirty.
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@rupaar (4)
• India
24 Apr 07
As a mother, I would not allow her. But treating 21 years daughter as a friend would advise her of the risk involved and will ask her to make her decision as that would help her in future to make her own decision after thinking of pros and cons of any thing to be decided. If she insist on going out, will suggest her that i will accompany her without disturbing her, maintaining a distance.
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@rupaar (4)
• India
24 Apr 07
Being a friend, i have the full rights to tell her about the body odour. I would get her a deodrant and tell her politely to use it. If she understand the meaning hidden in it, its good or i need to tell her directly, as i would not like someone else making fun of her because of her body odour.
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@jojogirl (289)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
how about asking your friend to accompany you to the health and beauty section of the department store? tell her how protected you are with your deodorant and then convince her to buy and try it because you really believe in that certain product.
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@katzkii (140)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
If I were you, I would send her a letter telling about her fouled body odor, don't write your name as a sender, write your signature as anonymous. Be nice to her letter, find accurate words that will not offend her, or maybe you just scared that she might discover your handwriting, don't worry, I'm not yet finish, just type your letter or computerize it, to make safe.
@grebsie (69)
30 Apr 07
I have no slightest idea what my advice would be! Sorry.