I second what Cabel just said. I went to the meet-up in London, and noticed how many of us were worried about whether others could smell us or not, and I realize that this anxiety was all a carry-over of our daily lives.
I was personally worried about my breath smelling, since I couldn't brush my teeth a 'million times' a day as I customarily do, because I was outdoors for more than eight hours straight each day. And I kept chewing gum obsessively, which I think really only makes my breath smell worse. At one point in time, I realized that even if someone could smell my breath, it would not be received with an impulsive response in others to reject me as a person. I realized that everyone there would accept me with it unconditionally. IT WAS SO LIBERATING! I think I stopped chewing gum so frequently after that realization, and I just relaxed to a deeper level than usual and I truly enjoyed the company of my new friends :)
It is precisely because every one in the group has had to deal with the social impact of this condition, that each person seemed to have developed and matured at a much deeper level emotionally. People were real, as Arun pointed out in his video http://mpdela.blogspot.com/2008/09/aruns-intro-video-to-thames-festival.html and the bonding and closeness was at a much deeper and peaceful dimension.