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Bathing?
Posted: Posted August 15th, 2007 by bloodb4roses
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How do you're cultures view bathing/washing?

Is it considered healthy, or do people have a similar view to those of Dark Ages Europe?

Are there any taboos, like males and females can't bathe together?

Do they use baths, showers, waterfalls, sweat lodges, etc?

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The Elves of Inis Albion consider bathing healthy, and bathe frequently, usually in bathtubs.

Posted August 15th, 2007 by WeepingElf
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My fantasy conpeople also consider it healthy, and bathe several times a week. When they can't do it at home, they have thermal baths with baths, showers, sweat lodges, and even massage rooms.

Posted August 15th, 2007 by Khajidu
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The sakin of Razaz Nudar don't think of it as healthy or unhealthy. Rather, they view it as wasteful. In most areas water is not free, but rather something paid for by the local unit of choice. Taking a bath would be expensive, and most would rather spend the money on things like, say, food.

Posted August 15th, 2007 by GrenDrake
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The Ialiai have instated laws that dictate that anyone living in a city is required to bathe at least daily, with exceptions made for the amount of people living in said city. There are public bathhouses, and private bath-rooms, with even the latter being mostly communal. Ialiai Integration Officers will often bathe with their integrees, to strengthen their bond to both Ialre and to the Integration Officer.

Posted August 16th, 2007 by Mr. Saturday
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MoKatalans usually bathe several times a week. However, since air-conditioning is a luxury, and MoKatalans tend to be quite active, many outsiders think they should bathe more often than they do.

Posted August 22nd, 2007 by Cro Magnon
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Bathing is very popular in Kalammon, where there is at least some kind of bath house in every town and larger towns have dozens of them.

The people of Kalammon believe in the mens sana in corpore sano idea, that the there is a healthy soul in a healthy body and high hygiene is known to improve health. But besides healthy for the body, bathing is healthy for the soul, because bathing is a social event: the people of Kalammon bathe together and not to attend to bathing is considered solecism.

Either there are different compartments for men and women in bathhouses or then they bathe in different time (usually women bathe during the day and men in the evening).

Posted September 2nd, 2007 by Avaronald
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The Aerien's don't bathe very often, but as they live far above the earth, dirt is not really an issue. They are very hygenic about their clothes.

Posted September 3rd, 2007 by Rin
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Kukuttik don't like getting wet. But they use sand or dry grass or some other abrasive to scrub their carapaces clean, and rub oil into them to make them shine. They're big and not very flexible, so a Kukuttik can't clean and oil herself; if she's high-ranking she has servants do it, or sisters or friends groom each other.

Among the Kolar, nobles bathe daily and a bathroom is an important part of the house, used not only for bathing but also for delivering children and other medical treatment (since it's always kept clean and water is readily available). An actual bath to soak in is a rare luxury, though, normally seen only in households near the sea or a major river. Normally, people use a bowl and pitcher to wash and then rinse themselves clean. Modesty isn't an issue, but many households will have a separate room or a screened-off area for the adult men so they're not bothered by children underfoot. Commoners mimic that pattern if they can afford to, and use public bathhouses if they can't (however, commoners normally do separate the sexes, as sexual and social mores differ somewhat between castes).

I'm not sure about Thiwi. They probably like swimming, at least.

Posted September 3rd, 2007 by Lea
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How do you're cultures view bathing/washing?

Is it considered healthy, or do people have a similar view to those of Dark Ages Europe?

Are there any taboos, like males and females can't bathe together?

Do they use baths, showers, waterfalls, sweat lodges, etc?


My culture isn't festidious about it, but getting dirty is a part of thier daily work/hunting, so bathing in the streams, local springs or a quick jump in the lake is typical.

Taboos? not people of the same clan, but strangers/visitors? oh yeah

Posted September 4th, 2007 by doctrellor
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The Qatama masses bathe ~2-3 times a week, usually in a public lake or river. The noble class bathes much more frequently and normally in tubs.

Posted September 5th, 2007 by Anonymous
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