I noticed something about a year and a half ago.
My deodorant stops working.
I mean - STOPS working. I sweat. I smell.
At first, I assumed it was some kind of hormonal change that came with turning 36.
Lady Speed Stick had to be put aside. It was not doing the job. I moved to Degree, which seemed to help a little more. Then IT stopped working. I went back to Lady Speed Stick, thinking the 6 month break would have renewed it's potency.
After a few weeks of realizing that I was sweating like a 17 year old Dawn waiting for her period, I went back to the store and began READING bottles. I needed the Highest level of sweaty and/or smelliness protection legally available in Canada.
Secret (for women) seems to be doing the job at the moment. At least I don't SMELL as bad as I did before. Or maybe I do and my hermit, misanthrope ways simply prevent other people from being consumed by my funk.
I fear, however, more hormonal changes approaching with the Big M - and let's face it - I ain't smearing Teen Spirit on my pits.
So my bloggy friends - are you all finding this same "issue" as we rapidly approach our collective 40's?
Oh, and for the record - the bullshit about the cramps being better AFTER I had a baby? I think not.