Bathing FAQs:


Q: Is bathing the washing of the body with a liquid?

A: Yes, and usually water or an aqueous solution, or the immersion of the body in water.

Q: Is bathing depicted by numerous painters?

A: Yes.

Q: Is bathing for personal hygiene?

A: Yes, and bathing in a bathtub or shower is the most common form of bathing in Western, and many Eastern, countries.

Q: Was bathing done in large?

A: Yes, and wooden tubs with a linen cloth laid in it to protect the bather from splinters.

Q: Is bathing also done without clothing?

A: Yes.

Q: Is bathing in a sex segregated situation?

A: Yes.

Q: Is bathing for personal hygiene?

A: Yes.

Q: Was bathing not restricted to the elite, but was practised by all people?

A: Yes, the cronist Tomás López Medel wrote after a journey to Central America that "Bathing and the custom of washing oneself is so quotidian amongst the Indians, both of cold and hot lands, as is eating, and this is done in fountains and rivers and other water to which they have access, without anything other than pure water".

Q: Is bathing one of the primary means of attaining outward purity?

A: Yes.