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Do You Hate Trying on Bathing Suits?

Living 2012/04/24 18:00:00
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It's that time of year again! Memorial Day weekend is only a month away, which means that you probably could use a new bathing suit. But while an excuse to go shopping sounds like fun, for most women, it's really not. Australian researchers have confirmed what most women already know: Trying on swimsuits can make women feel badly about themselves -- and just thinking about it can put them in a bad mood, ABC News Radio reports.



Trying on a bathing suit makes women feel like they are being seen as objects, which can lead to "always worrying about how you look, shame about the body, and [it] is linked to eating disorders and depression," according to Flinders University psychologist Marika Tiggemann.

And doing it in a store makes it even more unpleasant, thanks to the "mirrors, bright lighting, and the virtual demand that women engage in close evaluation of their body in evaluating how the clothes appear and fit." Let's face it: Unless you're Gisele Bundchen, shopping for a swimsuit isn't that much fun. But we're still glad summer's almost here. How about you?

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  • Muriel 2012/04/24 22:14:13
    Yes!
    Muriel
    +12
    Oh my goodness yes. This old grey mare isn't what she used to be!!! It's tough looking in the mirror

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  • pterodactyl 2012/05/19 18:47:38
    Yes!
    pterodactyl
    i always feel fat
  • johnpaul 2012/05/03 10:52:18
    Yes!
    johnpaul
    +1
    Why would you wear a bathing suit? Does it keep you dry? Does it keep you warm? It’s no kind of protection from sand. I can look at anyone and know what they look like under their clothes.
  • artistheweapon 2012/04/30 02:02:50
    Yes!
    artistheweapon
    +1
    actually i just hate trying anything on at the store. i buy it and try it on at home. there have been too many bad fitting room experiences...
  • krispykreme335 2012/04/26 15:47:21
    Yes!
    krispykreme335
    +1
    If you really want to know how out of shape you are. Try on a swimsuit in the fitting room. Those three way mirrors will show you every inperfection, roll and love handle. If that doesn't make you put that Big Mac down nothing will. Well it will make put it down but the depression alone will make you go get a drink. LMAO!!!!!
  • Crimson 2012/04/26 12:09:24
    Yes!
    Crimson
    +1
    I hate trying on any kind of clothes...
  • Kari 2012/04/26 10:38:50
    Yes!
    Kari
    +1
    Ugh, absolutely! It's just awkward and uncomfortable, and the thought that some people may have not left their underwear on while trying on the same suit I'm trying is pretty repulsive.
  • Troy 2012/04/25 21:55:24
    Yes!
    Troy
    +2
    I hate wearing them even more, when you get out of the pool / sea, they collapse around your genitals and quickly go cold (even here in Spain) so I skinny dip either in my own pool, which is quite secluded or at the local nudist beach.

    Regards,
    Troy.
  • Crime Time 2012/04/25 20:52:29
  • **Southern Man** 2012/04/25 20:44:36
  • Pake Jitts 2012/04/25 18:52:04
    Yes!
    Pake Jitts
    oops i mean no
    im skinny so i look cute in bikinis
  • NakedRei 2012/04/25 17:17:59
    No
    NakedRei
    +3
    I'm a nudist, so I don't have to worry about trying on swimsuits. God already gave me the only one I'll ever need!
  • the fantastic one 2012/04/25 16:55:21
    No
    the fantastic one
    I have a slender body. I like looking at myself.
  • Jacques 2012/04/25 16:32:46 (edited)
    No
    Jacques
    I don't have body image issues but it does concern me that someone else might have tried it on at the store if I was trying on a new bathing suit.
  • Now Lost 2012/04/25 16:15:46
    No
    Now Lost
    +1
    I was in RonJon's in Cocoa beach, FL and a woan came up in back of me and said.."how do you loike this one?' i turned around and she was standing there in a very tiny bikini..and cute besides... that's when she said 'you're not my husband' lol...i told her she was right but it looked great.
  • JayLynx 2012/04/25 15:03:41
    No
    JayLynx
    No. It's a routine to cariocas (=people born in Rio de Janeiro) routine cariocas people born rio janeiro
    routine cariocas people born rio janeiro
    routine cariocas people born rio janeiro
  • gunner 2012/04/25 14:11:40
    Yes!
    gunner
    +1
    3yr, 9mo. , 4 days in USN. In boot camp, I couldn`t pass swim test. Had to take lessons for a wk. Took test again, failed again. Took lessons for another wk. My idea of going swiming is to set in a lawn chair in shallow water wearing old levi cut offs. With beer cooler close by.
  • frozenfire 2012/04/25 13:27:34
    Yes!
    frozenfire
    +4
    Not only you dont know who got in that suit before you but its disgusting
  • CookiiCutter 2012/04/25 13:02:06
    No
    CookiiCutter
    +1
    As much as I feel I need to lose weight, I love trying on flattering bathers.
  • Eleni Pink 2012/04/25 12:50:18
    No
    Eleni Pink
    +1
    no i don't it's just once a year so it's not that hard!
  • No
    ϟ Emma ϟ_♥loves♥supernatural♥
    +1
    not really :) i actually like it xD
  • UNEEQ 2012/04/25 12:36:42 (edited)
    No
    UNEEQ
    +1
    No not at all, I don't often try them on, if I see any I like I just grab the right size for the bottom half and the right size for the upper half. I can basically tell if they will fit. Also order many from Victoria's Secret and they are always perfect. I love to buy new bikinis, I spend a lot of the time at the beach in summer so I have quite a few pairs. For actual swimming as in for exercise I wear a more sensible one piece.
  • GANGA~Patriotic Revolution ... 2012/04/25 12:28:07
    Yes!
    GANGA~Patriotic Revolution BL-100+
    +2
    Longitude bathing suits
    My favorite!

    I buy several because we have a pool and I end up
    living in them! lol
  • Diamond Girl 2012/04/25 12:18:49 (edited)
  • Cricket Diamond... 2012/04/25 12:21:32
    Cricket
    +4
    Love that style and color!!!
  • Diamond... Cricket 2012/04/25 12:26:46
  • Cricket Diamond... 2012/04/25 12:30:28
    Cricket
    +3
    I have an all coral one and a neon green one with black solid stripes and studs. I love both those colors too.
  • Diamond... Cricket 2012/04/25 12:37:01
  • Artist~... Diamond... 2012/04/25 14:31:14
    Artist~PWCM~
    +3
    And I've got the pictures to prove it, lol!
    Dang, even ran thru my entire memory card...
    hot bikini
  • RoyDMercer - IFOTFD 2012/04/25 12:14:57
    Yes!
    RoyDMercer - IFOTFD
    +4
    Yes, but I love watching others try them on.
  • Cricket 2012/04/25 12:14:33
    No
    Cricket
    +3
    I love buying new swimsuits.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/25 12:11:06
    No
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I want to know if they are going to work BEFORE I pay for them.
    Oneil boardshorts
  • Becca <333 2012/04/25 10:35:48
    Yes!
    Becca <333
    Yes
  • Joey 2012/04/25 10:29:08
    No
    Joey
    +1
    Since I just pick up my size shorts and am gone . but it just stink for ladies since they have so many variables to account for. .
  • Aksana 2012/04/25 09:49:17
    Yes!
    Aksana
    Yes
  • Autty 2012/04/25 07:19:25
  • EdVenture 2012/04/25 06:09:51
    Yes!
    EdVenture
    +1
    If u wore tongs u would too.
  • harasnicole 2012/04/25 05:40:46
    Yes!
    harasnicole
    +1
    So I avoid them like the plague.
  • ♡Short Sparkley Ginger♡ 2012/04/25 04:50:54
    Yes!
    ♡Short Sparkley Ginger♡
    Can someone spell "Lowest self esteem ever"?
  • Lisa 2012/04/25 04:46:23 (edited)
    No
    Lisa
    +2
    yet another moment for me to be uber self-conscious...damnit I clicked the wrong one! Ugh SodaHead fail :P self conscious
  • luke 2012/04/25 04:43:24
    No
    luke
    You mean people actually try them out?

    I just order mine off the internet because it's improbable that the boardshorts I'm getting are going to not fit me well.
    people order internet improbable boardshorts fit

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