A friend with a B.O.

Philippines
March 21, 2007 2:04am CST
I have a friend with a body odor. I can tolerate unpleasant smells in a low intensity. My problem starts when she perspire and the smell coming out of her really nauseated me. Sometimes, when we're in public places, I noticed that other people cover their nose when near her. How can I tell her about this without embarassing her? She is a very nice friend and I don't want to lose our friendship.
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3 responses
• United States
21 Mar 07
I have always held the position that "HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY" So just take her aside and tell her about it IN PRIVATE. Do not be rude, insensitive, or corse. Just tell her as if it is no big deal. She may actually have a medical condition that prevents her from smelling it herself or it may be a part of her chemestry that produces it, and there is noway to avoid it. If you do not wish to take the HONEST approach then you can always buy her a gift of smell good stuff. Or you could passivly ask her what kind of perfume/body spray she uses and accentuate how good that stuff smells in hopes that she will use more of it or use some in general. Take her out shopping and test some body sprays and find one that smells good, buy it for her later and give it to her as a gift. Well these are just a few ideas and I am sure you will be able to work this out. Be good to your friend and Have a great day!!!!
• Philippines
21 Mar 07
i agree with your suggestion. although i can't think of a fool-proof way of telling her the truth without making her feel embarrassed or offended. telling it to her is the best way. she needs to be aware that she has body odor and you can both go from there.
• United States
23 Mar 07
As with anything in life thre is NO FOOLPROOF method for anything. What works for mee may not work for you and even if it does it may not work for the next person and so on... I know that if I had BO I would want my FRIENDS to just tell mee that way I would know. But I am an HONESTY type of person. Someone pointing out a fault of mine is perfectally fine and well accepted as I love the chalenge of improving myself, hell when my day comes I want to be the best mee that I can be. Thank you for the addition to my comment and have a great day!!
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
21 Mar 07
Be truthful to your friend(you said she is nice friend). Openly tell her that she stinks, and her stinks cause embarrasment for others (not you). Advise her to shave her armpits and present her a good deodorant to use daily.
• United States
21 Mar 07
Buy her a nice bath basket full of good smelling soap and lotions, body wash and deodorant, shampoo etc... Give it to her as a gift, maybe she will enjoy the products and the compliments she gets after using them, and continue to maintain a stink free body. BUT..she may also have a body chemistry that is just smelly and no matter what she tries..she'll still smell bad. In that case, all you can do is love your friend for who she is, be tolerant and sympathetic:) I hope things work out!