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1st time buying a bathing suit in 20+ years. Assistance needed!

When I moved to a new city, I joined a nearby community fitness club that offers Aqua Fit. Only problem is: I haven't worn a bathing suit since childhood. Butterfly stroke snowflakes within. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Jul 1, 2014 - 19 answers

Is there a way to keep bathwater from cooling?

I thought for sure there would be a device that would keep bath water warm while you're soaking in it since it seems like such a simple thing. All I can find so far however are little warmers for aquariums to keep the fish swimming in nice warm water. Why not something like this for humans? Am I just not using the right search terms? Even just a heating mat that can go under water would be fine. I could just lay down on it to keep it from floating up.
posted by manderin on Feb 5, 2014 - 40 answers

Beyond rubber duckies: must-haves for the best baths

You love to take baths. What do have in and around your tub that makes it a great experience? Is there more to life than soap and shampoo? [more inside]
posted by Theophylactic on Dec 16, 2013 - 28 answers

Sweat -- do I have to wash it off (besides for smell purposes)?

I've been looking for info on showering/bathing in relation to sweating and whether it's sanitary or not. I can only seem to find articles that basically say "yeah, you need to shower cause you'll smell" but can't find anything that confirms whether or not it's actually sanitary or not e.g. infections. What do ya'll think/know? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Apr 11, 2013 - 19 answers

I promise I'm clever...

I somehow cannot figure out how to make the water switch from bath to shower in the place I'm housesitting. Please help me determine what incredibly obvious thing I'm missing. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Feb 20, 2013 - 18 answers

What to wear and from the pools at a clothing-optional hot spring?

I am going to a clothing-optional hot spring and need some suggestions on what to wear to the pools before disrobing. Ideally, I would have a nice robe but I don't, and I am trying to avoid getting one just for this occasion (and I am also strapped for time before I leave). I know that I am over thinking this, but I do have some hang ups about public nudity and would like to have the least amount of stress involved getting from the cabin and into the heavenly waters. I am a woman, and the temperatures are going to be quite chilly, not freezing temperatures, but soggy cold rains.
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2012 - 15 answers

My mom won't bathe.

Ideas to help a mom who won't shower or bathe. Lots more details inside. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Aug 15, 2012 - 17 answers

shower me with tips!

We have no water pressure and may be without it for some time, which makes showering difficult. What can we do about this? By which I mean (a) what can we do to get our water pressure back, and, in the meantime, (b) what are some tips and tricks to keeping clean without a working shower? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 16, 2011 - 35 answers

Creating a Shower in an Imperfect Setting

How do I rig a shower in my bathroom when there is no drain? A pal installed a functional shower head, now I just need to get rid of the water somehow. There is a sink and toilet right next to the soon-to-be shower, and I was thinking a pump in a basin with a tube that empties into the sink is the way to go. But what kind of pump? Is there a smarter way to go about all of this? [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus on Jul 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Pimp my bath.

I want to take more long hot baths in the bathtub. How can I make this activity even more relaxing and indulgent? [more inside]
posted by taramosalata on May 23, 2011 - 37 answers

How to make bathtimes more splendid?

What are some awesome things to add to a hot bath? Cost is a factor, but feel free to post rare treats as well. Currently I favour magnesium sulfate and tea tree oil.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Aug 24, 2010 - 13 answers

Assume that I don't want to make gin

Bathroom remodel question: does one really need a bathtub? [more inside]
posted by mumkin on Jun 16, 2008 - 51 answers

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble

I want to buy some bubble bath for a gift for someone who says he takes baths solely for the bubbles. As a no-nonsense showers-only girl, this is unknown shopping territory to me. What's some seriously good bubble bath? I guess my criteria would include but not be limited to: doesn't leave a greasy residue on the skin; prolific, long lasting bubble action; and geared for a grown man, meaning no overpowering floral scents or sparkly teddy-bear-princess-themed packaging.
posted by orange swan on Jun 4, 2008 - 8 answers

Getting cooking grease out of cat fur?

How can I get hamburger grease out of my cat's fur without hurting him? [more inside]
posted by buildmyworld on Aug 30, 2007 - 20 answers

Where will I find tub?

I love relaxing in a tub after a long day's work. Problem is, my apartment has only a shower! Can you help me find a tub-substitute (that doesn't involve going to icky public baths) please? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Aug 6, 2007 - 23 answers

Boxers or briefs?

What's up with Europe and their aversion to swimming trunks? [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on May 7, 2007 - 25 answers

Injured man at Coney Island Polar Bear Club swim?

I was at the Coney Island Polar Bear Club's New Year's Day swim. It was a great event, except for the fact that someone one was injured (perhaps a broken neck). Does anyone out there know exactly what happened to this person and if they're allright?
posted by brookeb on Jan 3, 2007 - 7 answers

Smoking in the bath tub?

Any smokers out there light up while showering or taking a bath? [more inside]
posted by Sloben on Mar 17, 2006 - 39 answers

Power shower hacks?

Help me become a power shower power-user. [more inside]
posted by roofus on Dec 15, 2005 - 41 answers

How often should a girl wash her hair?

How often should a girl wash her hair? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Nov 26, 2005 - 22 answers

Name That Suit!

Ok! I know this is lame, but my wife really wants a bathing suit she saw Jessica Simpson wearing. Can anyone help me figure out where to buy this? (BTW, I know it looks like a dress, but, apparently, it's a bathing suit.)
posted by JPowers on Sep 5, 2005 - 6 answers

Plus-Sized Swimsuits

I'm asking this on my wife's behalf. As a plus-size woman, she's having trouble finding a proper swimsuit - one geared towards swimming as opposed to sunbathing. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by O9scar on Feb 3, 2005 - 10 answers

How often to bathe young kids?

Parents: how often do/did you bathe your young kids (those too young to handle it themselves). We put our 3 year old in the tub about once a week, sooner if really dirty. Some of our friends dunk theirs every night. Consensus?
posted by luser on Oct 27, 2004 - 17 answers

What the differences between how and when men and women shower?

Inspired by this question, I'm wondering about the differences between men and women when it comes to showering. My boyfriend showers at least once a day...often two of three times. I usually do it every other day or so. [more inside]
posted by amandaudoff on Sep 23, 2004 - 53 answers

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