A couple years ago I stopped using deodorant. I took showers daily, but didn’t use soap, I just rinsed off under the water. My roommates didn’t say anything and several months went by. Then one of my roommates finally spoke up and said that my body odor was really bad. Now from time to time I would have dinner with my roommate and her mother and sister. She said that if I didn’t do something about my odor she would not invite me out to eat with her any more. I didn’t want to become a social outcast, so I reluctantly resumed using soap and deodorant.