20 Embarrassing Habits That All Women Have But Keep Hidden

We’re willing to bet you have loads of awful habits that you’d never admit to. Believe it or not, plenty of other women out there do exactly the same thing. It’s true – the internet says so. These are the 20 embarrassing things that all women keep doing but keep totally secret.

20. Wearing a certain undergarment for way too long

As reddit user olivlight admitted in a 2012 discussion on the subject, she wears “the same bra for an undetermined, yet very long time. Unless it smells, right?” She’s certainly not the only one. Despite sounding slightly gross, this is a super common female habit.

19. Stalking our exes online

No one admits to this – but we all do it, it’s just a fact of modern life. Sure, stalking your exes on Instagram or Facebook is a bit pathetic, but everyone does it from time to time. It’s harmless!

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18. Plucking rogue body hairs from… everywhere

Squeezing out in-grown hairs from your face, chest, legs – pretty much anywhere… it’s horrible but necessary. Indeed, what else are you going to do with in-grown hairs? In fact, if you don’t admit to this, you’re a liar, plain and simple.

17. Not washing a particular tool for years

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That’s right folks, we’re talking about our blusher brushes. We bet you didn’t even know you were supposed to clean it, let alone actually clean it. It’s okay, though – everyone’s blusher brush has gone unwashed for years, if not decades.

16. Resorting to desperate measures when we’ve run out of deodorant

You can forget about actually going out to buy new deodorant when you’ve run out. The thing every woman secretly does is spritz a bit of perfume under each armpit. An even better option is spraying it directly on to your clothes.

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15. Peeing elsewhere when there’s a line for the ladies

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Using the men’s restroom when the line for the ladies is too long and you can’t be bothered to wait? That’s one thing every woman does. But it’s hard to keep secret if you’re spotted on your way out…

14. Using a washcloth when there’s no time to shower

Sometimes you just don’t have time to shower. In fact, it’s a truth as certain and unavoidable as death and taxes. So every woman has to rely on a washcloth from time to time.

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13. Not washing our hair for days

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If you’re really dedicated to this embarrassing habit, you can go for days — even a week — without washing your hair. In fact, some women will even argue that it’s better for your locks… however, we’re not convinced.

12. Using the shower for something it was not intended

No woman will admit to this, but trust us: every woman has done it at one point or another. Sometimes you’re in the shower and you have to pee – so you do.

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11. Smelling our partner’s clothes

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Giving your partner’s sweaters and shirts a good sniff – yes it’s totally weird and gross but all woman do it. If caught, we’ll mumble something about “pheromones” then go bright red.

10. Watching ourselves cry in the mirror

As one redditer bravely admitted in a 2012 confession session, she watches herself “cry in the mirror at least once during a heavy crying session. You know after sobbing for 20 minutes, you want to see if you ‘cry prettily.’”

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9. Picking our noses when no-one’s looking

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Sorry to burst your bubble guys, but it’s a hard fact of life. Women pick their noses too when we think no-one’s looking. We’ll do it on the sly, though. We’re classy broads.

8. Opening our mouths when applying mascara

Society has yet to produce a woman capable of putting on eyeliner or mascara without going slack-jaw. In fact, it’s just impossible to apply make-up without opening your mouth.

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7. Wearing the same outfit two days in a row

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You’ve put a lot of effort into finding and carefully assembling the perfect outfit. Why shouldn’t you wear it two days in a row when you’re not going to be seeing the same people? It’s a waste otherwise.

6. Destroying a whole bag of cookies in one go

It doesn’t have to be cookies. Indeed, women can polish off a whole bag of chips, tube of Pringles, bag of candy, expensive box of chocolates — well you get the idea — in one sitting.

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5. Pretending to text while taking selfies

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The women who are embarrassingly efficient at taking selfies have in fact taken their vanity to a new level. They are also good at covering them up by pretending to text while secretly taking more selfies.

4. Eating things from the bottom of our purses

And no, we’re not talking about an innocent granola bar that’s still in its wrapper. We’re talking about rogue lint-coated Skittles and chips covered in fluff. Those are all good to (secretly) eat.

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3. Doing random ugly yoga poses to stretch out our jeans

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In 2012, reddit user Missionblack put it most poetically when she admitted to “squatting like a baseball catcher to stretch out freshly-washed jeans.” Whatever it takes to get that denim into shape.

2. Shaving the very minimum amount of skin necessary

Hirsute redditer bobtail summed up the experience of all women when she wrote, “Only shave what’s necessary. Knee-length skirt? No need to shave higher!” Look, shaving is boring and it takes ages – so can you blame us?

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1. Having in-depth conversations with our favorite TV shows

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Any woman who says she hasn’t had an intense discussion with Alicia from The Good Wife, or a heated argument with Jessica Jones is, in fact, a liar. Indeed, TV characters are there to listen to your ramblings.

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