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I Went to an Armpit Sniffing Class

Participants in the class had their armpit scents analyzed by strangers in the hopes of learning something new about themselves.

Susan Barbour moves around the room and passes out a stack of Ziploc bags, each containing a worn cotton T-shirt. “Gingerly take it out and find the armpit,” she tells her students, who have each supplied a shirt they’ve slept in for a week straight, sans deodorant, during a recent LA heat wave. Barbour instructs them to lift the garments out of the bags, raise them to their nostrils, and take a big whiff. “Remember, the goal is empowerment,” she says before unzipping her own plastic bag, lifting out its contents, and burying her head within.

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