Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thursday on Bilerico: You make me wet.

You will have to go to The Bilerico Project on Thursday at noon to read my response to the following:

Dear Father Tony:

My problem is sweat. I dread going on a first date because I know I will sweat right through my undershirt, shirt, jacket, whatever. After I sit down I'm afraid to get up because my back is like a river and my ass is drenched. Antiperspirant does nothing.

The worst is when I finally meet a guy I've been chatting with. It's only natural to give a hug instead of a handshake and it always makes them jump back a little and wipe off their hands. Gross.

Is there some way to psychologically turn off the nerves and the waterworks?



The Milkman said...

This sounds like it's more than just simple nervous responses. Sounds like hyperhidrosis to me. I've had a few patients with this, with sweating focused in various places. Some have gotten benefit from Botox to the affected glands, and some have taken things like oxybutynin and glycopyrrolate to good effect (though the oral meds tend to make people have dry mouth and other side effects sometimes). Weight loss also helps if that's an issue.

Sure, people have sweaty palms or pits when they get nervous, but if he's sweating through his jacket, he should see his doctor.

Bear Me Out said...

Solution: find someone who REALLY likes a sweaty man. I'd leave my number but. . . .

Homer said...

I had a bf who sweated profusely during sex. It was the hottest thing ever.

The Neighbors Will Hear said...

He can't just have his first date in a bathhouse?