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A feminist guide to mid-life sweating

It’s heading into late August, dear readers– time for temperatures to cool down a bit, giving us a hint of fall. Well, this may be true for some areas of the country, but lots of us are still enduring full-summer heat. With that heat comes sweat. If you’re like me, a lot of sweat.

I wrote this post a few years ago before full menopause, complaining about my symptoms, which included copious sweating while doing anything as active as walking, hot hands and feet at night, and sensitive skin. Those are still going on, by the way.

Over time, though, I’ve accepted that serious sweating is just a continued part of my life, and I deal. It means carrying extra clothing for changes if I’m active on the way to a social or work thing, and more laundry than perhaps the average person. In addition to the showering…

One thing I’m learning is that increasing age seems to correlate with decreasing worry about some things I can’t control. Sweating falls into that category. As long as I’ve got bandanas, changes of clothes and a water bottle handy, I’m good to go.

How about you? What are some of your responses to “gee, you sweat a lot?” I mean, those we can print… 🙂 I’d love to hear from you.

One thought on “A feminist guide to mid-life sweating

  1. Great post and yes please let’s talk about it openly. For me I’ve always stuck to dark tops, can’t see sweat as easily 👌

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