Spicy Food Question - sweating-centric


#1

yesterday, @deadonthestairs and I were discussing sweatiness. he suggested he was the sweatiest person, but then I told him about this time when my friend cooked me a three-course meal and put lots of that chili you get in jars in the risotto (?!).

it was so hot that I had to make two trips to the bathroom to towel myself down.

can I ask how much you sweat when you eat spicy food?

let me know. x


#2

A little, but I’m not a spice warrior so I don’t really get exposed to hugely spicy stuff.


#3

please note that I only towelled myself down around the head and neck - this was not a full-body towelling.


#4

Did you put the tea towel back in its place when you were done?


#5

would you say that you need, at most, a serviette to dab away the odd bead of sweat?


#6

she didn’t keep her tea-towels in the bathroom, Epimer, they wouldn’t be much use there.


#7

I don’t think I even get to serviette levels. I just get a bit of a gleam on.


#8

I sweat a reasonable amount whilst consuming spicy food. Think my ever diminishing barnet makes it appear much worse than it is too.


#9

Spicy food not so much. More from basic movement.


#10

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#11

handy for hand-drying.


#12

Sweaty back of the head from spicy food. Sweaty cheeks (face) from strong cheese


#13

do you keep a towel ready during? please let me know.


#14

Personally I think mopping is a missed opportunity. If you just let the sweat dribble down your face then everyone can see what a hero you are, and you can also pretend that you’re hacking through the rainforest.


#15

Sweat bands


#16

I only sweat on my eyelids. No idea why.


#17

Wow!


#18

Same, sweat around my eyes when I eat spicy food or (and this is weird) a lot of citrus / slightly sour fruit (tangerines, strawberries, mango).


#19

it’s just my eyelids sweating, I’m not crying because it’s too spicy. classic excuse.


#20

this was just me and my friend. there also may have been a romantic subtext that I was on some level in denial of. I also think you underestimate the amount of sweat.