What age did you start wearing deodorant?Watch
I remember about four month after turning 13, we went on a school trip for ten weeks to a leisure center for our school swimming lessons and after we changed into our swimming trunks, we were walking down the corridor out into the pool area and one or two of my classmates were covering their noses with one arm as they ran past me to the pool sneering "It stinks in here" and when we were stood in a row at the pool side, someone pushed me into the pool shouting "Stinky boy needs his bath", I'm a decent swimmer so it didn't scare me.
Not long after I turned 14, some of us boys went on an ongoing school trip for just over a month similar to the swimming lessons but we were in an age 14 school football team. One week, we had a match against some 14 year old from a school in a village a couple of miles away from our home town. We get to the football ground and put on our shin pads and football socks, shorts and sweaters and after we get changed, our football coach comes to speak to us before we go out onto the field. He shouts out "Someone in here stinks of B.O!" and everyone is staring at me but nothing is said. When we leave the changing room, and walk down the corridor to the field, some of my team mates pull the tops of their football sweaters over their noses and one mutters "Get a wash". We lose the match, and as we are getting changed someone remarks how we would have won if it hadn't been for 'smelly boy'.
Just before Christmas, in our Drama lessons we put together a Christmas performance for people to watch in the hall on the last week before Christmas and I had to wear something very similar to a morphsuit, an all over body skin tight spandex costume, I was kind of embarrassed to wear because it was very revealing, you could see my underwear outline, and the exact shape of my skinny figure and my butt outline but what I was embarrassed about people seeing the most was the sweat patches under my arms from lack of deodorant. The performance I felt very nervous about and caused a lot more sweating and in the breaks in between our performances, I got lots of nose wrinkling and nose pinching from my class mates.
About a month later, I asked one of the girls in my year if she thinks I stink and she says that to her, all boys stink, worse than others, not a very helpful answer.
About two weeks after I started in year 11, my mum takes me upstairs for a 'private conversation' and she says it's time I started wearing deodorant and held up a deodorant stick that was only a very cheap brand but I felt fresher after the next time I showered then used deodorant. My self esteem rose significantly and I no longer had sweat patches in my school uniform or the stench of body odor in my school uniform or had the issues with being the class 'smelly'.
What age did you start wearing deodorant and can you remember the talk your parents had with you about the subject of needing to wear deodorant for the first time?
Is there a reason your parents wouldnt let you?
Wore it at the beginning of secondary
Idk how you guys above started at 16, I was a grown ass woman by then. That’s brave.
OP I’m sorry u had to go thru that, was there a reason why u weren’t allowed to wear deodorant?
I started using it in year 8, so around 12-13.