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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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  • birdie1224 2012/04/25 04:11:07
    Yes!
    birdie1224
    dread it
  • Baya Suesette 2012/04/25 04:06:49
    No
    Baya Suesette
    I know what look nice on me. At least in my opinion.
  • genesis 2012/04/25 03:49:48
    Yes!
    genesis
    Oh goodness I hate it because I get scared in the public places it's uncomfortable to do at a young age and it's hard to pic good qiesttion
  • diane RN 2012/04/25 03:43:35
    No
    diane RN
    +2
    Its a curse, I look good in everything.
  • fcombs 2012/04/25 03:40:41
    Yes!
    fcombs
    It's torture. You are forced to face all your worst fears.
  • kay29 2012/04/25 03:40:04
    Yes!
    kay29
    Argh, its so annoying but as soon as you get it on and check yourself out in the mirror you become satisfied.
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2012/04/25 03:27:06 (edited)
    No
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +3
    Two piece and comfort is what I look for. Boy shorts/female trunks with a top.



    female swimming shorts and top female swimming shorts and top
  • kay29 Latti I... 2012/04/25 03:42:53 (edited)
    kay29
    +2
    Me too, comfort and looks tied into one are the best. :)
  • Odinsown Latti I... 2012/04/25 05:12:02
    Odinsown
    +1
    As a boy I think the shorts with a top look is sexy.
  • jackie 2012/04/25 02:33:29
    No
    jackie
    +2
    I wear one piece speedos.
  • mae 2012/04/25 02:21:42
    Yes!
    mae
    +1
    Yup. Hate it.
  • Rhi-ot. 2012/04/25 02:15:06
    Yes!
    Rhi-ot.
    I like wearing bathing suits and buying new bathing suits, but I hate trying them on at the store and it is because of the lighting and mirrors.
  • emily 2012/04/25 01:58:36
    No
    emily
    +1
    i feel sexy and i like 2 show them off!
  • Ozymandias 2012/04/25 01:57:33
    No
    Ozymandias
    +1
    No, not really! I see something I like; I buy it; and then I leave. It's as simple as that.
  • anime-lover123 2012/04/25 01:42:47
    No
    anime-lover123
    +1
    love trying them on if i can find cute one and sometimes i like the girly fealing to it
  • Jimbo 2012/04/25 01:42:24
    Yes!
    Jimbo
    +2
    SWIM NAKED
  • LoveBug 2012/04/25 01:29:38
    Yes!
    LoveBug
    +2
    For one, you don't know what kinda disease someone had that tried it on before you... and two, I cannot ever find a bathing suit that fits my top half right. ><
  • Wayne TH G 333 2012/04/25 01:29:02
    Yes!
    Wayne TH G 333
    Especially when they haven't already been worn!
  • KendraTaylor 2012/04/25 01:25:28
    No
    KendraTaylor
    I love bathing suits! I love collecting them, showing them off, and matching them. I suppose someone could say I'm addicted to buying them. With that said, I hate how they try and sell individual pieces for the price of a limb and/or your newborn baby. It's like...you jerkoffs know I need the top and bottom so why won't you just have a final, AFFORDABLE price... Also it sucks if you're proportions aren't perfect and one part of the two piece fits while the other fails at life. :/ sigh!
  • Gunner 2012/04/25 01:23:42
    Yes!
    Gunner
    But the little nipple parts won't stay on my chest and the undie doesn't cover my male.
  • animelover123 2012/04/25 01:19:29
    No
    animelover123
    I don't mind
  • Nekosarethebest 2012/04/25 00:43:49
    No
    Nekosarethebest
    +1
    Because I don't wear them. I like frills though.
  • Vitalani 2012/04/25 00:31:35
    Yes!
    Vitalani
    +4
    But not because I feel bad about myself. The tops don't fit and I always have to spend way too much money at a specialty store -_-
  • Honeybuns 2012/04/25 00:20:14
    Yes!
    Honeybuns
    +1
    Yes I really really do.Thats the worst part of summer for me.Going swiming because i can not swim.I just walk around the pool.And having to wear a bathing suit. I do not look good in any bathing suit.Im really to chubby. I would never even think to wear a two piece bathing suit.
  • shadowgirl 2012/04/25 00:17:09
    Yes!
    shadowgirl
    +1
    Constant adjusting.
  • Sarah Alexander 2012/04/25 00:04:35
    Yes!
    Sarah Alexander
    HATE it, but I don't swim now so I don't have to buy one :)
  • Jan Haskell 2012/04/24 23:49:25
    Yes!
    Jan Haskell
    I avoid it like the plague. I'll keep the old one for another year .... at least.
  • Death On Two Legs 2012/04/24 23:43:09
    Yes!
    Death On Two Legs
    +1
    Especially since my boobs never fit -.-
  • Hannah 2012/04/24 23:27:56
    Yes!
    Hannah
    +1
    Who wouldn't!?!?!?
  • Arse-Whole 2012/04/24 23:25:29
    Yes!
    Arse-Whole
    +9
    I can never find the right size.

    fat guy in bikini
  • Acoja1 Arse-Whole 2012/04/24 23:59:33
    Acoja1
    +4
    hahaha
  • Muriel Arse-Whole 2012/04/25 00:14:32
    Muriel
    +5
    Not a bad fit for the shape your in.
  • **South... Arse-Whole 2012/04/25 20:48:54
  • ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠ 2012/04/24 23:18:49
    No
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +1
    Not really..
  • Jan Has... ☠ Live ... 2012/04/24 23:50:54
    Jan Haskell
    +1
    Good for you :)
  • Mike 2012/04/24 23:03:10
    Yes!
    Mike
    Any clothing articles actually
  • gaines.derrick 2012/04/24 22:44:08
    No
    gaines.derrick
    I know what size I am and what type of bathing suit my wife likes me to wear. If she thinks I should try it on, I will.
  • Betty 2012/04/24 22:43:01
    No
    Betty
    +3
    I never try one on in the store. I've been the same size for years so i pretty much know if the bikini is gonna work for me. I always always wash before wearing!!!!
  • rustyshackelford 2012/04/24 22:16:48
  • XRenX 2012/04/24 22:15:08 (edited)
    No
    XRenX
    Sounds fun, I got down to 109lbs at 5'2.5" this year.

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