Just for fun.. Which of your 5 senses would you sacrifice?

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Just for fun.. Which of your 5 senses would you sacrifice?

sktb0007 sktb0007
This is just a for fun poll.. obviously no one wants to lose any of their senses but I thought it'd be an interesting poll. I think I'd give up smell, but then again, I'm not 100% sure.

So if you HAD to give up one of the five senses you have (assuming you have all five), which would it be and why?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Sight
Hearing
Moein , Love Perpetua , Willow Wand , Remigirl , slynch , CaliGirl
6  (8%)
Smell
dv8 , mizzmilla , Cherrylane , JessCee , allinonekid , Lummox , GenderSexplorations , JackRaiden , Chirple , wrmbreze , Jon S , Errant Venture , AmberM , wetone123 , Kindred , Bignuf , Ghost , Beck , EvilHomer , toxie m , PassionateLover2 , Owl Identified , Ash1141 , idunshire , LavenderSkies , julia. , Drakoni , Ms. N , Pink Jewel , 12345678 , Holly14 , Apirka , petname , kitty1949 , ginnyluvspotter , Allstars316 , libra777 , ViVix , Mattsgirl , Creepellah , AliMc
41  (52%)
Touch
Vanille , November , GONE!
3  (4%)
Taste
OhMy! , Shellz31 , Clandestine , aliceinthehole , switzerland , sexydelphia , Howells , Girly Girl , null , Ryuson , The Curious Couple , Kitt Katt , Bigkc , Mew , Lavender420 , Peggi , voenne , eeep , jacki , catgirl9 , ellejay , Cherry21 , Sinfully , paige09nicole , QSBybakd , Gracie , Rarity , Taylor , Lover of Leather
29  (37%)
Total votes: 79
Poll is closed
11/28/2011
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Shellz31 Shellz31
Definitely taste without hesitating. I couldn't give up the others!
Plus if I couldn't taste the delicious-ness of junkfood, maybe I wouldn't want it and I'd be able to be slim! It's a stretch, but worth a shot...lol.
11/28/2011
Clandestine Clandestine
Sometimes I yearn for silence, which makes me think that I might give up my hearing... But then I would never hear the comforting voices of loved ones or the mood lifting effects of music, or my friends' voices.

I guess if I had to choose, it would be taste. I mean, I love food, but if I couldn't taste it I wouldn't have to worry about putting on weight and I'd only eat what was necessary.
Everything else is just too essential if you ask me.
11/28/2011
switzerland switzerland
this is such a hard question haha! i could never give up my sight or hearing, or touch! it would be a toss up between taste and smell - and i would probably give up taste, because i would still be able to smell everything i eat...
11/28/2011
Moein Moein
Taste and Smell are combined, if you can't smell you can't taste, so both are important. Not eyes any way, and not touch. Hearing yes, because it is the most (problem transfer) utilities. Also I can read rather than hear the things I need to know. So I can Sacrifice my hearing but for some one I love.
11/28/2011
mizzmilla mizzmilla
Smell for sure.
11/28/2011
Girly Girl Girly Girl
taste ,, it will make me lose like a few pounds ,, and i am not fat , i mean i will be more hotter
11/28/2011
null null
Taste, I don't much enjoy food as it is, this would only decrease my fried chicken intake.
11/28/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
Taste, it would help me loose weight and the others are too precious! (Especially hearing!)
11/28/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I've thought about all of them a bit, and I think I'd give up my sense of taste. It seems easier to give up than the other four.
11/28/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
Smell. Downside being, smell and sight are both HUGE factors in what you think you're tasting. Sooo that would suck... but anyway.

I couldn't give up taste though. Not having to deal with bad tasting things is nice, but, not being able to taste the deliciousness of good food?

And, something to consider. Having no taste could be a disincentive for proper oral hygien. Ew?
11/28/2011
allinonekid allinonekid
Of all the five sense, the one I would be most willing to give up is my sense of smell. Obviously it is hard to consider giving up even one of them but theses are the reasons why...

Of all senses I would be the most unwilling to part with my hearing. This is a touchy topic for me though because I know that it is highly likely that I will be deaf later in life. I am already deaf in my left ear and have been since birth, and my right ear isn't perfect either. Though I am fluent in sign language, I really fear living in total silence. Never having warning of things coming around corners, never being able to play my instruments and hear the music again (which is one of the biggest ways I relieve stress), and never hearing the voices of my friends again. The thought of that terrifies me.

The second biggest sense that I would have trouble giving up is my sight, though I know I could live without it. This is hard to contemplate getting rid of too though for different reasons than with my hearing. You see, my profession is that of a photographer. In order to do my job, I have to be able to see. If I couldn't see however, I would simply go back to school and become a history professor (I've always loved history). Now while I know I COULD live without my vision, I am unsure if I would WANT to. All the beautiful things I have seen in this life have made it hard to conceive being plunged into a world of darkness forever. The sight of mountains, nature, cities, art, and of Morgan and Elaine's faces... I never want to lose them.

Now that those two are explained and out of the way, it becomes much easier to narrow down the sense I want be most willing to surrender. Touch is most important to have to be able to do all the fine motor skills thing I do such as play guitar, repair objects using small tools, and operate the buttons on my camera. Without touch, I would lose the feeling of a hot bath, or a cool breeze, a massage, and the feeling of more "adult" activities.

This narrows down the list to smell and taste. This is a hard decision because they are so inextricably tied to one another. Without smell there is no taste and without taste there is no smell. I found that the lesser loss would be that of smell. There are too many delicious things I have tasted in the world for the rest to go untasted.
11/28/2011
Kitt Katt Kitt Katt
Tough one, but smell is linked to taste, so I would give up taste and still be able to smell.
11/28/2011
Bigkc Bigkc
Where is the classic "other" button
11/29/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Smell I think. I'd miss the others too much. I'd miss smell too though.... Hrm...
11/29/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
I don't think I'd want to eat if I couldn't taste anything, and smell is a big part of taste...I picked hearing, but now I'm thinking I should've picked taste. I'm glad I have all five senses!
11/29/2011
Lavender420 Lavender420
Taste.
11/29/2011
JackRaiden JackRaiden
Losing sight is one of my greatest fears. Very visual person. Walking in the dark is no fun... ("Watch out for that eye gouging tree, bush, door, werewolf!")

Smell, I choose you.
11/29/2011
voenne voenne
I'd give up taste, because taste is completely useless apart from making eating pleasurable. I would rather eat for nourishment than pleasure. If you got rid of smell, then you couldn't taste anyway, so you'd be losing out on two senses. Sight and hearing are just too precious to me, and if you had no sense of feeling (touch) we wouldn't be able to know when we were in pain, etc.

That is my reasoning.
11/29/2011
eeep eeep
Losing sight or sound would be awful. The difficulties with being blind are terrible, and I could not tolerate losing music. I went with taste, largely because it is partially linked to smell anyhow, and smell is a great memory trigger. Also, losing my sense of taste would probably help with dieting...
11/29/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
I put smell since even without it, you could still taste. Things just taste different. My mom hasn't been able to really smell for over 10 years. every now and again she will get a wiff of smell when something is really strong. Where strong perfumes were bad smell to her, now they make her itch.
11/29/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Technically, we have more than five senses, but out of those I'd least upset about losing my sense of smell.
11/29/2011
AmberM AmberM
i'd be least upset of losing my sense of smell probably, i rarely have it anyways, thanks to constant sinus infections!
11/29/2011
wetone123 wetone123
Quote:
Originally posted by AmberM
i'd be least upset of losing my sense of smell probably, i rarely have it anyways, thanks to constant sinus infections!
Me too! And when I can smell, I smell the stink of this city pollution. Yuck!
11/29/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Bigkc
Where is the classic "other" button
I don't like adding "other" options, especially for fun polls where you are supposed to choose only one of the choices provided too many people would choose "other" and then say "none of them!" lol I try and avoid that
11/29/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Interesting choices everyone. I would have never thought of taste for weight maintenance lol but I guess that makes sense. I love yummy food and constantly indulge!
11/29/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
This is just a for fun poll.. obviously no one wants to lose any of their senses but I thought it'd be an interesting poll. I think I'd give up smell, but then again, I'm not 100% sure.

So if you HAD to give up one of the five ...
People don't realize that SMELL and TASTE go together. Almost always if you lose one, you lose both. Smell is just TASTING the particles in the air.
11/29/2011
GonetoLovehoney GonetoLovehoney
I'm not sure I should vote,as I've got 80% hearing loss already XD.
11/29/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Bigkc
Where is the classic "other" button
What "OTHER" sense do you happen to have to lose????? I guess I could give up my ESP (but never my ESPN)?
11/29/2011
Willow Wand Willow Wand
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
This is just a for fun poll.. obviously no one wants to lose any of their senses but I thought it'd be an interesting poll. I think I'd give up smell, but then again, I'm not 100% sure.

So if you HAD to give up one of the five ...
I said hearing. I already don't have a sense of smell though, lol. But if I didn't have to hear my kids whining all the time, I'd be in heaven! LMAO
11/29/2011
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