20+ Embarrassing Things All Women Do But Won’t Admit To

By molly atherton 8 months ago
Let's dive into the unspoken realm of the universally relatable—those moments where women unite in silent solidarity, understanding the inexplicable quirks that pepper our lives with equal parts amusement and mortification. From covertly adjusting undergarments in public to executing covert ninja-like maneuvers in pursuit of a rogue eyelash, these are the subtle yet uproarious moments that color the tapestry of female existence. Brace yourself for a comedic expedition.

1. Wearing the same bra days on end

The mundane chore of laundry often feels like a relentless marathon, and sometimes, in the quest to save a few precious moments, the idea of stretching the wear of a trusty bra for more than a day sounds tempting. But guess what? You're not alone!Bra on Bed(Image/ Pexels)We get it, putting a wash on is dull and not something you want to spend your time doing. So, maybe if you wear the same bra for a week... that's fine, right? Well, plenty of other women clearly feel the same way. And actually, saving water is NOT something to embarrassed by at all, so maybe you can pass this off as something to celebrate?Sourced from Femanin.

2. Or Wearing The Wrong Size Bra

Ah, the timeless quest for the perfect cleavage-enhancing bra! It's a pursuit that has led many down the path of sizing compromise—opting for a bra that's a tad too snug or a smidge too loose in the pursuit of that coveted fuller bust appearance. Who can blame anyone?Image Source / Real SimpleMost women have done this in the hope of making their boobs look a little bigger. Wearing the wrong size bra might mean a bra that's too big, too small or too tight - but hey, if your cleavage looks good, it's fine, right? Well actually, it could cause a lot of problems like back ache, pressure on your shoulders or maybe even bacne if material is too tight against your pores!

3. Stalking your ex

The allure of the digital window into the lives of our past flames—the post-breakup social media check-in. It's a temptation that beckons even the strongest-willed among us. In the aftermath of a breakup, curiosity often morphs into an insatiable desire to peek behind the curtains.Woman Checking Phone(Image/ Pexels)Breakups are hard, it's true. It's totally natural to want to know what your ex is up to, even months or years after the fact. So, many women resort to social media to find out more about what their ex is doing. Though we can never be totally sure if that girl that appears in their photos is a friend...

4. And Then Getting Back With Your Ex

Breaking up with someone because you know you deserve better takes an immense amount of courage and self-awareness. Yet, in the vulnerable aftermath, it's not uncommon to experience a rollercoaster of emotions—a mix of self-pity, fleeting moments of self-doubt, and maybe even a tinge of desperation.Image Source / CosmopolitanIt's gross if you deserve better and you were right to break up with them in the first place. You might have a moment of self-pity, self-hate or just desperation and then immediately regret that one night you got back with them. But it's okay, as long as you learn from your mistakes!

5. Or Even Creating A Fake Profile To Interact With Them

The clandestine world of the digital cloak and dagger—creating a covert identity to peek into the life of an ex. The temptation to don the disguise of a stranger, crafting a fake profile to prod and poke, is a magnetic pull for some in the aftermath of a breakup.Image Source / iPleadersIf stalking your ex from a distance isn't enough for you, and if you've just the right amount of self-preservation not to sleep with them again, then maybe creating a fake profile is the way to go. Maybe you want to test the waters by asking them questions as a stranger and seeing how they respond... it's not a great thing to do.

6. Lying about your period

Ah, the legendary "time of the month" card—a timeless excuse that has graced countless social interactions and invitations. It's the ultimate escape hatch from plans you'd rather not entertain, a subtle yet effective maneuver to gracefully bow out without divulging the true motive: you simply don't want to go.Woman Talking on the Phone(Image/ Pexels)Maybe your friend messages you asking to accompany her to a work event. Maybe your sister rings and wants you to come to your nephew's football match on Sunday morning, early. Whatever it might be, we've all used that 'it's my time of the month!' excuse. Let them think that you're hunkering down in bed when you're actually... hunkering down in bed because you don't want to go to the thing.

7. Leaving Your Tampon In Or Sanitary Towel In For Too long

The unspoken trials and tribulations of a hectic day can sometimes lead to an inadvertent forgetfulness, and when it comes to the practicalities of life during menstruation, the quest for frugality might sometimes take center stage.Image Source / WikipediaIt might just be that you've had such a busy day that you forgot, or maybe you're trying to save money (understandably) by making one tampon or towel last as long as possible - maybe even all day. And all night. I mean, it's probably gonna look, feel and smell pretty bad, but if you can get away with it, that's your prerogative.

8. Or Forgetting Your Tampon Is In Altogether!

Navigating the realm of menstrual products comes with its unique set of challenges, and for some, the sensation of wearing a tampon might become a background hum, easily forgotten in the whirlwind of daily activities. It's a peculiar reality—reaching a point where you no longer feel its presence.Image Source / MashableThis can be very easily done if you're someone who doesn't really feel the tampon in there after a while, and it's a lot easier to do with tampons than it is with pads, of course. Maybe you've even forgotten that one is in and then you've gone to put a new one in... yikes. This is actually a health and safety issue, so you know... gross, but also dangerous - so be careful!

9. Doing The Deed On Your Period

Navigating the realm of sexual intimacy during menstruation—a topic that evokes a spectrum of emotions, opinions, and considerations. It's a personal choice that often straddles the line between comfort and, well, a potential mess.Image Source / AskMenThere's nothing wrong with it, but it can understandably get a little icky... It may feel good, but the mess afterwards might be a little more than what you usually have to contend with. It all depends how heavy your flow is too, but hey... needs must!

10. Using perfume instead of deodorant

Ah, the morning ritual of arming oneself against the dreaded invasion of body odor, only to discover that the trusty deodorant has played its disappearing act. The panic sets in—how does one combat the inevitable onslaught of potential odor without the cherished defense of deodorant?Woman Spraying Perfume(Image/ Pexels)We've all felt the absolute terror when we pick up our deodorant in the morning and it feels... too lightweight. Yep, we're all out.  But what's that on our dressing table? Perfume? Basically the same thing, yeah? So you spritz a little under your armpits and head out the door. It might not be totally advisable, but it gets you through the day without fearing that you'll start smelling just a little bit bad.

11. And Then using Toilet Paper To Dry Your Armpits

Ah, the precarious dance to combat the unforeseen consequence of using perfume as a makeshift deodorant—the unsettling realization that while it might smell divine, it won't perform the Herculean task of halting sweat production. The panic sets in.Image Source / InsiderBut of course perfume - although it smells great - isn't going to act as a barrier to stop the sweat from actually producing. Which means you might make a panic run to the bathroom and dab at your armpits with a wad of toilet paper in the hope that sweat patches don't stain your clothes.

12. Using the men's bathroom

Ah, the classic restroom conundrum—a pressing need to answer nature's call, met with the inconvenient "Out of Service" sign plastered on the door of the women's bathroom. The urgency of the situation leaves you at a crossroads, faced with a dilemma.Mens Bathroom(Image/ Pexels)You're out at a restaurant, you need the loo quite desperately, and - no! The women's bathroom is out of service, unavailable, locked...So what do you do? Just nip in the men's, of course. If there's nobody there to see you, then it never really happened.

13. Pee in the shower

Ah, the eternal debate that surrounds the act of relieving oneself in the shower—a controversial topic that stirs a spectrum of opinions and reactions. For some, it's a pragmatic solution, an act born out of necessity that offers a sense of relief like no other.Woman in Bathroom(Image/ Pexels)The people who consider this unhygienic have clearly never tried it! There's no better relief than peeing in the shower if you really need to go. Plus, the water washes it all straight down the drain, no need to flush. It saves time, it saves water - what else is there to say?

14. Or... Number 2 In The Shower?

Absolutely, unexpected bouts of illness can turn even the most mundane of moments into a whirlwind of chaos and urgency. Picture this: you're in the shower, feeling the warm cascade of water soothing your body, when suddenly, an unexpected and uncontrollable wave hits.Image Source / VICEI mean... hopefully this has never been the case, but we're talking about those times that maybe you've had a very bad tummy, been really ill and maybe you're in the shower, miles away from the toilet, and nature just takes it course without you being able to control it or run to the nearest loo. Oops.

15. Picking Your Ears

Ah, the peculiar world of ear maintenance—a realm where wax buildup, dry skin, and those pesky little spots become unwelcome tenants in the delicate chambers of our ears. The natural accumulation of wax and occasional discomfort from these intruders often leads to the urge to intervene.Image Source / Prevention.comIt's only natural to get a build up of wax in your ears, on top of maybe dry skin or those painful little spots you can get inside. But picking at them and bringing out whatever wants to come is a little ew - and then it all depends where you decide to wipe it, too! If you don't have a tissue, what do you pick? The front of your shirt?

16. Picking Your Backne

Ah, the plight of backne—a pesky companion that takes residence on our backs, often causing discomfort and a hint of annoyance. The presence of these stubborn spots, while completely natural, can be a source of frustration for many.Image Source / FaceToryBackne is painful, annoying but completely natural. For some people who love picking and popping spots, though, it can be heaven if you have that new canvas to start messing with. You shouldn't pop your backne spots - or any spots, of course - but that doesn't stop some people if it's just too tempting!

17. Picking Your Belly Button

Ah, the mysterious realm of the belly button—a fascinating and often overlooked part of the body that becomes a magnet for an assortment of lint, dust, and other miscellaneous debris. For some, the urge to maintain its cleanliness becomes a curious obsession, leading to the tempting act of picking.Image Source / BBCYour belly button - if you have an innie, of course - is the perfect trap for fluff, dust and other gross stuff. So of course it's the perfect place to start picking if you're one of those people who just likes to mess. Picking your belly button to keep it clean is great, of course, but it all depends when and where you're choosing to pick it...

18. Scratching Down Your Pants

Absolutely, the unpredictable nature of an itch can strike at the most inconvenient of times, often in the most awkward of places—like right in the depths of the, well, crack. The intensity of the itch can become a maddening annoyance, demanding immediate attention and relief.Image Source / Prevention.comYou can't help it if you have an itch, of course. But maybe it's one of those really irritating ones right in the crack and you just need a big wad of underwear to get it. Satisfying, right? Well yeah but a little bit gross... especially if you choose to do in the public. You can't control when you get an itch, though, I guess...

19. ... And Then Taking A Sniff

Ah, the curious allure of a persistent itch in an area that's both private and sometimes a source of mystery. The intensity of the sensation might spark a moment of curiosity—a desire to not only alleviate the itch but also ensure that everything down there is as it should be.Image Source / eXroidAnd then, of course, maybe you're just really curious what's going on down there. That was a big itch after all, and maybe you wanna kill two birds with one stone and scratch the itch whilst also quickly double checking everything is smelling okay down there...

20. Creep on someone on social media

Ah, the universal temptation to engage in a bit of harmless social media reconnaissance—an activity that transcends age, background, or relationship status. It's that curious allure of peeking into the lives of others that draws many into the captivating world of online stalking.Social Media(Image/ Pexels)We've already covered that urge to stalk your ex online, but every woman has also had a little creep on other people's socials, too. Whether that's that one friend from high school that you'd forgotten existed, an old family friend, or the parents of someone at your child's school, it can be hugely gratifying to have a little look at their social media pages and see what's happening in their lives.

21. Eavesdrop on conversations

Ah, the accidental eavesdropping—a phenomenon that strikes when we find ourselves inadvertently drawn into the captivating dramas unfolding in the proximity of our everyday lives. It's that moment of being privy to a snippet of someone else's story, a slice of conversation that inadvertently captures our attention.Woman Outside on the Phone(Image/ Pexels)We've all experienced that moment when you're out somewhere - maybe a restaurant, or on public transport - and there's a really juicy conversation happening next to you. It could be a mother berating her child for something they've done or a couple arguing about what's for dinner that night... we've all paused our music to have a quick listen in.

22. And Then Tell Everyone You Know About What You Heard

Ah, the allure of sharing an unexpected nugget of someone else's life—a temptation that often follows the accidental eavesdropping on intriguing conversations. The moment you stumble upon a captivating tidbit, there's an almost irresistible urge to share it with those closest to you.Image Source / LaddersIt's one thing to eavesdrop, but another entirely when you decide to spread that random person's business all about town. Maybe you get home and say to your friend 'you'll never guess what this woman said on the train today!!' Or maybe you're already on the group chat to tell everyone the gossip.

23. Pretending to text while taking selfies

Absolutely, those moments when everything aligns—hair perfectly styled, outfit on point—become an irresistible opportunity for a quick selfie to capture the confidence and pride in the moment. However, the prospect of taking a selfie in public can sometimes be accompanied by a tinge of self-consciousness.Woman Taking Selfie(Image/ Pexels)Those days when your hair is on point, or you're really proud of the outfit you've picked out - we all want to document them. But that means taking a selfie in public, and that's embarrassing, right? So, we've all just pretended to be texting and instead have that camera app open at just the right angle for a quick selfie. It's the perfect hack on public transport or in a cafe, even if you do feel like you're doing something weird.

24. Flirting to get what you want

Flirting as a form of subtle persuasion—it's a tactic that many have employed in certain situations, leveraging charm and a friendly demeanor to potentially influence outcomes. Whether it's aiming for a discounted drink at a bar, a complimentary dessert at a restaurant, or simply vying for that last available seat on a crowded train.Woman and Man with wine(Image/ Pexels)If there's one thing that a man loves, it's a woman flirting with him. So, who hasn't intentionally flirted to get something that they want? Whether this is a cut-price drink in a bar, freebies in a restaurant, or just that last seat on the train, it's easy enough to break out your cutest smile and politest voice to sweeten him up just a little bit.

25. Using toilet paper as pads

Absolutely, unexpectedly getting your period while out and about can be an anxiety-inducing experience, especially when you feel those telltale cramps and worry about potential leaks. In those urgent moments, the nearest bathroom becomes a beacon of hope, offering a sanctuary to manage the situation.Toilet Roll(Image/ Pexels)Ugh, is there anything worse than getting your period unexpectedly when you're out? You can feel those cramps starting and you're paranoid that you're bleeding through your underwear. The easiest thing to do at this point is to speed-walk to the nearest bathroom and make a quick pad from the toilet roll.

26. Blowing Your Nose On An Item Of Clothing

Ah, the plight of a runny nose or an unexpected sneeze without a tissue in sight—a predicament that can quickly escalate into a moment of desperation. The absence of tissue can turn even the simplest sneeze into a minor crisis, leaving you pondering creative solutions to address the situation.Image Source / Dr Steve LaversonThere's nothing worse than your nose running, or having a violent sneeze and a whole load of snot, when you don't have a single piece of tissue anywhere in the vicinity. What are you supposed to do? Wiping on the back of your hand just doesn't cut it. So maybe you look down and think you have an extra layer you can blow your nose on and then stuff in your bag...

27.  Plucking random hairs at random times of the day

Absolutely, the sudden discovery of an unruly stray hair can swiftly derail even the most mundane of tasks. The allure of perfection, especially when it comes to maintaining eyebrows or dealing with an unexpected chin hair, becomes a call to action that's hard to resist.Woman Looking in Mirror(Image/ Pexels)Honestly, the urge to pluck can come at any time of the day. No matter where you are. Maybe you're at home working and you happen to glance in the bathroom mirror and - what is that? Is that a stray hair? There's only one thing for it - to get the tweezers out immediately and sort it out.

28. Or Plucking That One Chin Hair With Your Fingers

Ah, the persistent annoyance of a regrown hair, a tiny intruder disrupting the peace in an otherwise smooth landscape. The sensation of its presence becomes an incessant reminder, an itch that demands attention, and the urge to pluck it out becomes irresistible.Image Source / HealthshotsYou can feel the hair has grown back and you can't stop picking at it. Your tweezers are nowhere in sight and you need to pluck it out because it's annoying the heck out of you. You might then use your hands and nails to try and pull the thing out... and maybe before you've had a chance to wash your hands first.

29. Hide snacks to eat later

Absolutely, the allure of a favorite snack can be irresistible, especially when it's a treat that's cherished and hard to come by. The temptation to indulge in that beloved chocolate bar or those elusive flavored crisps becomes a guilty pleasure, often accompanied by a desire to keep it all to oneself.Woman Eating Crisps(Image/ Pexels)Yep, we've all bought snacks secretly and then hid them so our siblings/partner/children don't get at them. So what if we don't like to share? This is especially true if the snack in question is something special. Maybe it's your favourite chocolate bar or that crisp flavour that is hard to find - we want to keep it for ourselves.

30. Eating Something You've Dropped On The Floor

Ah, the infamous ten-second rule—a steadfast belief that dictates the fate of fallen food, especially in moments of deep craving or intense hunger. Dropping that much-awaited snack or a generously portioned meal onto the floor becomes a moment of dilemma.Image Source / The Hans IndiaYou've spent all day craving that one snack, or being so hungry when you cook and extra big helping for your dinner. And then you drop the thing you've been craving onto the floor. Well, you're not about to let that go - so you pick it up and eat it. Ten second rule though, right?

31. Sniff your partner's clothes

The unique scent of a partner's clothing holds a distinct allure—an intangible essence that encapsulates familiarity, comfort, and an undeniable connection. When separated by distance, the longing for their presence often manifests in unexpected ways, and their clothing becomes a tangible link to their absence.Woman and Man with Clothes(Image/ Pexels)There's just something about the clothes that your partner wears. They definitely have their own scent, and sometimes that scent is so comforting, you just want to sniff it all the time. Especially when our partners are away for a few days, I'm sure most of us have found an old hoodie of theirs lying around and given it a good sniff. There's really nothing better than their smell.

32. Leaving hair in the shower

Ah, the inevitable battle with hair in the shower—a relentless adversary that, despite our best intentions, often gets the better of our cleaning efforts. The initial awareness of hair accumulating in the drain is met with a fleeting promise to address it later.Woman in Shower(Image/ Pexels)Yes, we're fully aware that hair can get everywhere in the shower. But, we're also lazy and will refuse to sort it out, eventually leaving the cleaning for far too long. Then, we have to face grabbing fistfuls of disgusting hair from the shower drain. That really shows us for thinking that we could just forget about this problem and face it later...

33. Or Leaving Your Cut Toenails In The Shower

Leaving behind the aftermath of toenail grooming for the next person to stumble upon—definitely not the most considerate move, yet a temptation that sometimes wins over convenience. The act of tidying up toenails over the bath or shower basin often leads...Image Source / Errol Gindi... to a decision that's driven by a fleeting sense of laziness or indifference. Maybe you like to tidy up your toenails by leaning your foot over the bath or shower basin, and what then? You decide not to wash them away and just leave them all strewn in the bath for the next person to enjoy. Nice.

34. Turning your underwear inside out

In the realm of laundry, desperation can indeed lead to inventive solutions—enter the discreet tactic of turning underwear inside out. When faced with a shortage of clean undergarments and the laundry pile seems insurmountable, this act becomes a last-minute maneuver.Woman Holding Underwear(Image/ Pexels)Okay, this is another habit that screams 'Yes, I'm too lazy to do a clothes wash.' But sometimes you're desperate, and the only thing for it is to turn your underwear inside out. Yes, it's a little gross. But, when needs must. It gives you an extra day to sort your washing out and nobody will ever know.

35. Smelling Your Underwear

Absolutely, bodily fluids are a natural part of life, and ensuring everything smells okay can sometimes lead to a moment of curious investigation. Checking for any unusual or unpleasant odors in your underwear might seem a bit unconventional, but it's actually a good practice.Image Source / Sofia GrayAny stains or *stuff* in underwear is all natural bodily fluids, and it's all healthy. But that doesn't mean curiosity doesn't get the better of you and tempts you to take a sniff just to check everything smells A-okay. In fact, as gross as it seems, it's a good thing to check everything smells okay and nothing to speak to your doctor about!

36. Popping a pimple

Ah, the undeniable allure of dealing with a persistent pimple—a moment that often succumbs to the overwhelming urge to take matters into your own hands. The temptation to pop that bothersome blemish can become irresistible, especially when it's been a source of annoyance for days.Woman Squeezing Pimples(Image/ Pexels)It's not pretty and it's not clever, but we've all done it. You know, sometimes you just have an overwhelming need to pop that pimple that's been annoying you for days. And honestly? You get a lot of satisfaction out of it too. Once it's done, you can go back to your day as if nothing's happened - though you'll always think that someone can tell you've had your fingers all over your face.

37. Sniffing your armpits

Ah, the quick armpit sniff test—a discreet yet effective method employed to gauge the necessity of a shower. In moments of busyness or when questioning the urgency of personal hygiene, a swift sniff can become an impromptu assessment tool.Woman in Tank Top(Image/ Pexels)Sometimes, you're too busy to shower every day - especially if it's not necessary. But to know if it's necessary or not, you need to do a quick test. Sniffing your armpits does the job, and tells you if you can go an extra day without a shower or if your body is really telling you to shower.

38. Picking your nose when no one's looking

Absolutely, the need to clear out a bothersome booger isn't exclusive to any gender. The satisfaction derived from liberating your nasal passages from an obstructive intruder is indeed a universal experience. The urge to discreetly pick at a persistent booger becomes a momentary escape.Face(Image/ Pexels)Yes, men get a bad rap for doing gross things like picking their nose, but guess what? Women do that too. We've all experienced that need to just get a huge bogey out of our nose. It's hugely satisfying and leaves you able to breathe better. Maybe we're just making excuses...

39. Picking out hair from your butt crack

Ah, the mysterious migration of hair to unexpected places—a phenomenon that often leads to surprising discoveries, particularly during moments of personal grooming, like in the shower. The sudden sensation of something amiss down there prompts an investigation, only to unveil a lengthy intruder.Woman in Bath(Image/ Pexels)Nope, we have no idea how it gets there either. But the fact is you'll be in the shower and you can just feel something down there that has to go. And always, that's a huge long piece of hair. It's really a mystery as to how it gets down there, but it can be satisfying to yank a huge piece from your butt.

40. Smelling your own farts

You're absolutely right—everyone passes gas, and women are no exception! While it's a natural bodily function, the urge to discreetly assess the severity of the aftermath of a silent release is a common curiosity that often plays out in the comfort of home.Couple on Sofa(Image/ Pexels)Yes, women fart! It's no big deal, we all do it. And if sometimes we have an urge to check how bad that last one was, then that's totally normal too. Of course, we'd never do this in public. But at home, what's the matter? Sometimes you just need to know if it's a bad one or not so you can act accordingly (i.e. blame it on your partner).

41. Being particular about pooping in public

Absolutely, the struggle with using public restrooms for certain activities is a relatable experience for many women. There's often a certain level of discomfort or hesitation when faced with the prospect of using a public restroom for specific needs.Women at Bar(Image/ Pexels)Do you get a bad feeling when you have to go for THAT kind of loo in public? Well, don't fear, because many other women feel the same way. Sometimes, you just gotta wait for everyone to leave the restaurant bathroom before doing your thing. Or, do you wait for someone to use the hand dryer before starting? Well, plenty of women are particular about pooping in public.

42. Sticking hair to the wall of the shower

Dealing with the aftermath of hair while showering is a familiar struggle for many. The seemingly unstoppable shedding of hair during a hair wash often leads to a dilemma—what to do with the strands that stick to your fingers and body?Showerhead(Image/ Pexels)For some ungodly reason, washing your hair results in huge amounts of hair getting all over your fingers and body. What is there to do when you're in the shower but stick it to the wall 'to clean up later'? Well, don't worry, because women everywhere stick hair to the shower and then leave it for days.

43. Farting strategically

Navigating the delicate situation of needing to pass gas in public or in the presence of a significant other without causing alarm or discomfort is indeed a mastered skill for many. The art of strategically releasing gas without sound—using subtle shifts or maneuvers to minimize any audible evidence.Woman Lying on Sofa(Image/ Unsplash)You know when you really need to let one out, but you're in public? Or, maybe you're sitting on the sofa next to your other half and don't want to make it seem suspicious? Well, women have really perfected the art of farting strategically. We know exactly how to move our butt cheeks to make sure that no sound escapes.

44. Checking to see if we're 'pretty criers'

Absolutely, crying can be a cathartic release, especially during tough times. It's a natural way to process emotions and relieve stress. However, amidst the emotional release, the curious urge to check one's appearance during a crying session is a relatable habit for many.Woman Crying(Image/ Pexels)Sometimes you just need to have a good cry. If you're having a really bad day, it can be kind of therapeutic to just sit down and cry it all out. But sometimes you just need to check if you still look good when crying, right? We've all sat down in front of the mirror while we're in the midst of a crying session just to see what we look like.

45. Secretly take pictures of attractive people in public

It's true, the unexpected encounter with someone attractive can happen anywhere, and the urge to share the excitement with friends is a common impulse. In today's world, where smartphones are ever-present, discreetly capturing a moment or a glance of someone appealing has become a practiced art for some.Woman Using Phone(Image/ Pexels)Attractive people can strike at any moment. On public transport, at a restaurant, or just while wandering down the street. And it's important that when you see someone attractive, you alert everyone in your group chat as well. The key to secretly taking pictures of people in public is just to pretend that you're texting.

46. Pick your toenails

Managing toenails is indeed a common grooming habit for many, even when it comes to the occasional impromptu trimming or picking. The rapid growth of toenails often leads to moments of spontaneous maintenance, especially during moments of relaxation like watching TV or lounging outside.Bare Feet(Image/ Pexels)Yep, everybody does this, even women. Sometimes, we even do it subconsciously, for example, while watching TV in the evening or lounging outside. But toenails really grow fast, and they're just begging to be picked and trimmed down. The important thing is never to do it in public where people can catch you.

47. Pretend to text when waiting for someone

Absolutely, waiting for someone who's running late can be quite the test of patience. It's during these moments of idle waiting that we often resort to various tactics to fill the time and alleviate the awkwardness. Engaging with our phones becomes a go-to strategy.Woman Outside on Phone(Image/ Pexels)We've all experienced that self-consciousness when you're waiting for someone and they're running late. After a few minutes, it gets way too weird and you just need to do something to pass the time. So, what do you do? Open your messaging app and act like you're sending a text to someone.

48. Checking a room for intruders

Absolutely, childhood fears can linger, and the habit of cautiously checking a room for potential intruders or unfamiliar elements is more common than many might admit. Entering a new space, whether it's a hotel room or a friend's place, can evoke a sense of caution.Woman Sat in Bed(Image/ Pexels)Okay, we may be grown women, but sometimes our childhood fears follow us. It's totally normal to enter a room cautiously and surreptitiously check for intruders before getting comfortable. This habit might emerge more strongly in a room that you're new to - a hotel room or at your friend's place. If someone catches us opening the wardrobe doors, we'll just pretend we're having a little snoop.

49. Google yourself

Absolutely, in this digital age, it's almost second nature to Google ourselves out of curiosity, and women are no exception. The internet is a vast repository of information, and it's intriguing to know what information about us is available online.Woman on Laptop(Image/ Pexels)Everybody has done it, and women are just as curious as to other people. When you've lived your entire life on the internet, it can be really satisfying to have a little peek at what everyone else sees when they Google you. Usually, this just ends up being links to social media pages.

50. Drooling On Someone Else's Pillow

Ah, the phenomenon of unintentional drooling during sleep is a relatable experience for many. While drooling is a natural physiological response that occurs more commonly during deep sleep or when sleeping with an open mouth, it can become a bit more embarrassing.Image Source / Medical News TodayYour partner's, a one-night stand or your mate's futon - whatever it is, drooling on your own pillow is one thing, but soaking the pillow of someone else is another thing. You can't help it obviously, but if you do sleep with your mouth wide open, might be time to check in with the doctor or dentist to check why you might be doing it!

51. Popping Someone Else's Spots

The irresistible urge to pop pimples or blemishes is indeed a common habit, often driven by a desire for smooth and clear skin. Many people find satisfaction in clearing their own skin of these imperfections, seeing it as a form of self-care or grooming routine.Image Source / The MirrorWhat is it with us girls wanting to pop everything and anything we lay our eyes on? My spots...your spots...just let me at it. I mean popping your own pimples is one thing. But popping somebody else's spot now that is really gross we have to admit it.

52. Picking At Ingrown Hairs

Ah, the allure of tackling ingrown hairs! It's true, they can be quite bothersome and uncomfortable. The temptation to excavate and liberate an ingrown hair is undeniably satisfying—like solving a tiny puzzle and achieving a victory when successful.Image Source / YouTubeAgain with the popping, the picking, the messing. It must be in our nature. Because nobody likes an ingrown hair. But there is something immensely satisfying about digging and picking one out. Half the time we should leave them alone and we make them worse. But sometimes...result.

53. Sniffing Your Partner's B.O...And Enjoying The Smell

Ah, the paradox of finding the scent of your partner's sweat appealing—an intriguing aspect of personal intimacy that transcends the boundaries of traditional notions of attractiveness. While it may seem counterintuitive, there's a certain raw and primal allure.Image Source / The Sentinel AssamIt sounds really gross to actually enjoy the B.O and general sweaty smell of your partner. For example, they get back from the gym and they're shining with moisture and you take a big whiff...sweat. Mmm. It's definitely a strange concept. Let's just call it ultra romantic.

54. Waking Yourself Up Farting

Navigating bodily functions in the early stages of a relationship, whether it's with someone new you're trying to impress or a potential one-night stand, can be quite the delicate situation. The natural functions of the body, including passing gas, often present a challenge in these scenarios.Image Source / RedditIf this is with your long term boyfriend then fine, what else do they expect? But when this is with the new guy you've been keen to impress or even a one night stand the last thing you want to do is wake yourself up AND him by your loud farts. Well...better out than in.

55. Holding A Jacket Around Your Middle Incase You've *Leaked*

Ah, the unexpected and urgent call of nature when you're out and about—definitely a situation many can relate to! When you find yourself far from a restroom or without immediate access to provisions, the strategy of tying a jacket around your waist becomes a clever and discreet way to handle the situation.Image Source / Refinery25You know that feeling. The dreaded feeling. The first thing to do when you're out and about and either not near a toilet or haven't got the provisions is to tie a jacket around your waist until you can reach the nearest loo. Just incase people can see and the jacket is there to protect you.

56. Wearing A Hoody So You Don't Have To Shave

Absolutely, the routine of maintaining grooming standards can be time-consuming. After meticulously shaving and achieving that smooth, clean feeling, it's disheartening when it seems to last for what feels like a mere moment.Image Source /ShopperboardThe routine of a girl is hard, lets not lie. It's so time consuming. And once you've shaved you enjoy that clean smooth feeling for all of what? One day? So sticking a hoody on is saving yourself time. Nobody knows if your armpits are totally overgrown.

57. Drying Your Boob Sweat

The struggle with sweating in certain areas, particularly between the breasts on a hot day or after physical activity, is something many women can relate to. When faced with this uncomfortable situation while out and about, sometimes a quick wipe with the hand becomes a practical solution.Image Source / CosmopolitanWhether its a hot day or we've been to the gym one place that is for sure going to sweat is between your boobs. So when your out sometimes all you can do is just have a wipe with your hand. And let's face it, we all do it sometimes just to feel just exactly how we are.

58. Plucking Out A Nipple Hair

Ah, the tale of those stubborn nipple hairs that occasionally decide to make an appearance! It's a common occurrence among many women, and dealing with them often involves an almost instinctive urge to pluck or remove them.Image Source / HealthlineNipple hairs - we all get them. But sometimes they are extra long or extra thick or extra dark. And so, as women who love to pluck and pick, we can't wait to get to the tweezers and satisfactorily get to pull it out. Or even worse, grabbing at it with your fingers when you aren't near the tweezers.

59. Borrowing Underwear

Sharing underwear or intimate clothing with a friend, especially in unexpected situations like an impromptu sleepover or a shortage of packed items during a trip, can indeed happen. In moments of necessity or emergencies, borrowing such items might seem like a practical solution.Image Source / FreepikOkay this one is not ideal. But most of us have done it at some point. Maybe it was an unexpected sleepover. Or a holiday where you have not packed enough underwear. So what's the problem in your friend helping you out and lending you a pair of knickers or a bra?

60. Having A Number 2 Whilst Your Best Friend Is There

Certainly, reaching a level of comfort where bathroom boundaries blur can indeed indicate a close and trusting friendship. For some, having an open-door policy or feeling at ease with a friend nearby, even during more private moments in the bathroom, can symbolize a deep level of trust and intimacy.Image Source / News24When you get to that point with your best friend...you know you couldn't be any closer. When you either leave the bathroom door wide open or whether they are right there next to you in the bathroom taking a number two - its a sign of good friendship, surely?

61. Putting Your Hair Into Yet Another Bobble To Save Washing It

Hair washing can indeed feel like quite the task, and there are moments when it's tempting to delay it for as long as possible. With the trendy wet-look hairstyles and the convenience of styling products like gels, sometimes it's hard to differentiate between intentional styling and unintentional oiliness!Image Source / GlamourWashing hair, what a chore. Nobody enjoys hair wash day. So, we of course put it off until we really can't anymore. This can be an impressively long time if you have a bobble. Especially now that the wet-look is so on trend. Is it grease? Is it gel? Who really cares?

62. Eating Food From Your Bra When It Falls

It's not uncommon for the bust area to act as a safety net for dropped crumbs or morsels during mealtime! The space between the boobs and bra sometimes acts as an accidental catch-all, rescuing anything that might have slipped away.Image Source / RedcuctressHonestly it basically acts as a little basket or a bib because as soon as something drops from your hands it falls straight down and it is is saved by your boobs and bra. And what's the point of wasting it, right? Just scoop it out and pop it back in.

63. Used Something To Scrape The Dirt From Under Your Nails

Long nails, particularly acrylics, can inadvertently become collectors of tiny debris or bits of things that get stuck underneath.When something gets trapped under a nail, the immediate instinct is to find something small enough to act as a tool for cleaning out that space.Image Source / blogspotAny girls with long nails or anyone who has ever had acrylics on will know this problem. No matter how clean you are sometimes you do get something stuck down your nails. Then if there's the edge of a card ora toothpick or whatever we can lay our hands on we will scrape it out.

64. Painted Over The Old Nail Paint

Maintaining perfectly manicured nails can be quite the task! Between dealing with chipped nail polish, accidental smudges, or the hassle of removing old polish entirely, it's understandable why it might become a bit overwhelming at times.Image Source / RedditAgain, just another thing we are expected to do as a woman. Have perfectly pristine nails. Well in-between chipping nail varnish and smudging it's not to easy. Plus removing the old tuff is a pain in itself. Sometimes we just have to paint over and assure ourselves that this looks good from a distance.

65. Squeezing Every Pore Possible

The temptation to squeeze or extract something, even when there might not be anything visible, is quite common. It's almost like a compulsive reaction driven by the hope that something satisfying might come out. However, this habit can often lead to the opposite of the desired outcome.Image Source / HealthlineSometimes there's not anything to squeeze out...but you'll squeeze a pore anyway so hard that you leave a huge red mark, just hoping that by chance some satisfying thing is going to pop right out of it. Then, you end up with a huge red lump and more of a problem than you had in the first place.

66. Picking Your Chapped Lips

Dry and chapped lips can be quite tempting to pick at, especially when the skin starts to flake or peel. It's almost irresistible to try and peel off those dry bits, hoping for smoother lips underneath. However, this habit often leads to more discomfort and even worsened appearance.Image Source / BustleScabby, dry, chapped lips don't look the best. But if you are a picker it will give you a lot of entertainment. We've all sat there peeling off the dry skin until we get little pricks of blood on our skin. It's just asking to be picked. And in the end, they look even worse than they initially did.

67. Leaving Old Makeup On

Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we might accidentally skip our usual skincare routine and end up leaving our products on overnight. Surprisingly, waking up with skin that doesn't seem too bad can lead to the temptation to continue the trend for another day.Image Source / MyRepublicaEven when you think you have cracked your skin care routine...they'll be that night where you totally forget or can't be bothered and you sleep in it. And, even worse then that is when you wake up in the morning and think...this doesn't look too bad at all. Kind of grungy. So you keep it on again for the next day.

68. Digging Out Your Knickers When You're In Public

Feeling uncomfortable due to underwear riding up or digging in is definitely a relatable experience! Adjusting them discreetly in public can indeed be a bit of a challenge. It often involves a quick, discreet glance around to make sure no one's paying attention, followed by a discreet adjustment.Image Source / TwitterThat feeling when your knickers are digging in and buried deep into your butt crack...there's no other way to go about it - you have to dig them out. And yes, in public this isn't always easy. You look to check that nobody's looking and then quickly try and fix the situation.

69. Wiping Your Armpits With A Damp Towel Instead Of Showering

In a pinch, a damp towel can indeed be a quick fix for freshening up without taking a full-on shower. Focusing on areas like the underarms can help remove sweat and refresh a bit without the need for a full shower. It's a practical solution when time is limited or when a full shower isn't necessary.Sometimes there just isn't enough time to shower, right? Or yes, we don't feel like getting our whole body wet for the sake of a little bit of armpit sweat. So, taking a towel and making it a little bit damp and giving them a good scrub is surely the next best thing...

70. Dried Your Sweat Patches With A Hair Dryer

When fashion choices lead to unexpected sweaty situations, sometimes a quick fix is necessary. Ducking into the restroom and using the hand dryer to blast away any perspiration marks under the arms can be a clever on-the-go solution.Image Source / flickrWe've all been there. Sometimes you are on a night out and the gorgeous dress you decided to wear may not be so forgiving on the armpits. What else is there to do but find the closest toilet, duck under the hair dryer and blast the sweaty rings away.