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“I’d love to turn you on”: A day in the life on “Survivor”

As one of the first smash-hit reality shows, “Survivor” set the bar for vicarious living. Through all of its twenty seasons so far, the show has provided a way for a small handful of everyday people to become celebrities, and for millions more to thrill to their adventures on the small screen. But what you don’t see among all the challenges, fights, and love affairs are the everyday lives of the contestants. Thanks to some curious fans’ questions, though, we have a little more insight into those hidden moments.Many women have wondered about hygiene issues on the island. Women receive hygiene essentials like tampons (and birth control in the case of those aforementioned love affairs). However, tweezers, razors, makeup, and other such vanity products are a no-go. If some women’s legs keep that smooth look, it’s probably due to waxing or laser treatments. Read more »