Seven Things You Should NEVER Share With Your Girlfriends

Listen up. There is one thing I need to get off my chest this morning, and no, it’s not the betrayal I feel after being brutally attacked by my hairdryer. Whoever said that sharing is caring lied. Au contraire, kindergarten teacher, sharing is NOT caring and it is NOT fun.

I will, however, make an exception for my best friend’s new dress though, because that is oh-so fun to share.

Anyway, getting back on track here…there are things in this girl power filled world that we should just not share. In fact, we should keep these things tighter than tight to our bosom and never, ever share them. Not with your best friend, not with your mom, not with your sister, not with your third cousin, not with Cuddly, the teddy bear your dad won for you 13 years ago at the state fair.

No, no, no. But if you’re raising a fine eyebrow at me, let me explain. If you’re wondering what to share and what not to share, use the list below as your guide. The ladies here at CollegeCandy drove through a list of seven no-nos when it comes to sharing:

1. Your Underwear

Okay, I have to admit, I broke this rule. BUT LET ME EXPLAIN! It was in high school and my best friend needed a new pair of underwear AND I SWEAR THEY WERE CLEAN! I swear. But never, never, ever will I make an exception this rule, and neither should you. If your best friend wants to switch undies with you…say no. Sharing undies does not make you besties and it does not make you wild. To be honest, the only thing in does make you is next in line to share STDs. Ew.

2. Your Toothbrush

God, okay, broke this rule too. Not on purpose though. My college roommate and I bought our toothbrushes together, and for a while she thought hers was mine, until one night I caught her shining her pearly whites with my brush. The moral of this story, ladies, DO NOT SHARE! I should have just kept my brush like one of my other roomies — in its own mug on the opposite end of the shelf.  But really, don’t share your toothbrush, it’s gross. They practically give them away at the dentist office.

3. Your Gum

Your gum, your germs. You friends gum, your friend’s germs. Why I am going to explain this to you, I don’t know. Keep your germs IN YOUR OWN MOUTH! Under no circumstances – none at all! – should you swap spit with a girlfriend. Wondering what she had for lunch? If you share gum you’re guaranteed to find out! Not even in her moment of need should you resort to this! It is yucky. Buy breath mints, buy bulk packs of gum, but for the love of all things sanitary keep your gum to yourself!

4. Your Retainer

Yes, yes, I know, we all want beautiful straight, sparkly teeth. There is no existing rule that says if you have pearly whites than your friends should have them too. Ergo, do not share your retainer. There a reason they take molds of your teeth. There is a reason that it only fits your mouth. If you are going to dispute this no-sharing rule, then I don’t even know what to say to you.

5.  Your Brother/Sister

I have been on the receiving end of this awful, awful tragedy. Just kidding, it wasn’t that bad. A girl that I went to high school with hooked up with my brother. Who is three years older. Granted, they just kissed but it was gross. It still is gross.  For some people, sibling sharing works. For others, like myself, it doesn’t. There is an entire population of same-aged folk devoted to your brother and another for sister. Why do you have to steal from another generation for some tail? I mean really. Stick to your own population pool, creeps. (PS: My brother is not a pervert, we were 18 and he was 21.)

6. Your Boyfriend/Girlfriend/Partner

I can gladly say that I have never shared my boyfriend…as far as I know.  Maybe when he’s not my boyfriend anymore and about 20 years have elapsed since our relationship ended, maybe then I’ll fork over my rights. Some people keep it interesting by sharing. How these people do it, I will never ever know. I think for me it would boil over a huge pot of insecurities. What if my best friend is better? What if my boyfriend is more attracted to her? No and no. No thanks. I’m just fine letting these crazy, outlandish, impossible ideas simmer in the deepest, darkest corner of my mind forever. And frankly, if you’re not down with sharing your partner, then you should too.

7. Your Contacts

Maybe there is way around this. As a non-contact wearer, I can’t say for sure. All I know is I definitely do not want to share something that has sat on top of my eyeballs all day with another set of eyes. Yuck! Nothing about that screams hygienic. Glasses, I can understand sharing, but not contacts. Anything that’s going in your eyeball should stay out of your best friends. Besides, 1-800-CONTACTS has commercials on TV like every three seconds, and it’s not a hard number to remember.

Well there you have it! We’ve nailed seven reasons that you should keep your fingers, toes, brothers, contacts and retainers to yourself. In college the line of safely swapping gets blurred (usually because you’re drunk and can’t see straight) but you should never compromise your hygiene! Seriously. It’s gross.

Uh, now that I’m done sounding like your mom, have any more absolute no-nos when it comes to swapping? We’re dying to hear them!

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  2. lauren says:

    Is this a joke? I hope so.

    1. Kylie - Vermont says:

      Half-joking with this one. This article was based off a lead we had that Maggie Gyllenhaal was lending vibrators to friends for 6 months and then they had to return them. While that little bit of information didn't get put in the article (my mistake), we had a fun attempt at listing other things you "shouldn't" share with your friends. Half of these "rules" I've broken myself, but we were just listing off other no-no's when it comes to personal hygiene and sharing.

  3. You had me up until #6. Why would you NOT want to share your partner?

    1. Kylie - Vermont says:

      To each their own, I suppose!!!

  4. naaa says:

    Are you stupid…waste of time reading this shiit

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  6. hillary says:

    do you actually pay your contributors? this 'article' is stupid.

  7. Blue_Writer@xanga says:

    This is common sense stuff. Though after I dumped a bf of mine he dated a friend of mine. If the people are happy, they're happy. I dated an ex of a friend though because she'd blabbed that she was going to dump him about a month or two before she did I kinda started cutting the friendship strings. Never at the same time though. Doing these things you've listed as not to do is just. Plain. Stupid.

  8. Lena says:

    "Under no circumstances – none at all! – should you swap spit with a girlfriend." This is ridiculous. It is not uncommon for girls who are friends to have kissed each other, and almost all share food or utensils occasionally. Besides, I assume you have nothing against people "swapping spit" with their partner. Why is it perfectly fine to do so with a lover but disgusting to "share germs" with a best friend? Many close friends are closer than partners in a lot of ways, and share almost everything – including things on this list – with absolutely no detriment.

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  10. hotxoxeyes says:

    the more you share the better your immune system becomes ;)

  11. elizibeth says:

    woooowww.. this is just weird!!!

  12. theminotaurman says:

    Just goes to show some women will do anything for attention. The more I hear about the most disgusting, ridiculously stupid things that women do, I feel much better about not calling them. I'm sorry sweetie but you're gross and I've never met one guy that would even think of doing half the disgusting things you've done. Do yourself a favor and never tell a guy you're with that you have this blog.

  13. Number 2 is just plain gross. Why would you want to share toothbrushes with someone else?

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