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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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  • 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
  • Jan Has... Muriel 2012/04/24 23:52:20
    Jan Haskell
    +2
    I know what you mean. Some crazy old woman keeps stepping in front of me in the mirror!
  • Muriel Jan Has... 2012/04/25 00:19:09
    Muriel
    +11
    Oh my goodness! You have the same problem I have. The old woman in the mirror just sighs. I wish she would go on a diet and visit a plastic surgeon. Wouldn't do it if I could afford it though, I 'm to chicken.
  • Jan Has... Muriel 2012/04/25 01:23:34
    Jan Haskell
    +4
    We'd better not look too young ... people will expect to much from us :)
  • Muriel Jan Has... 2012/04/25 01:54:22
    Muriel
    +6
    So true.
  • Old Salt Jan Has... 2012/04/26 03:22:27
  • Jan Has... Old Salt 2012/04/26 13:59:28
    Jan Haskell
    Well, thanks. But in the spirit of full disclosure, the picture is real, but about 7 years old. :)
  • alanh Muriel 2012/04/25 01:19:53
    alanh
    +3
    I think your a great grey mare!! Sure are an awesome Mom!!
  • Muriel alanh 2012/04/25 01:54:58
    Muriel
    +4
    Thanks Son. Love you too.
  • Shanra 2012/04/24 21:41:37
    Yes!
    Shanra
    +1
    Definitely. I stopped swimming, actually.
  • kobidobidog 2012/04/24 21:34:55 (edited)
    Yes!
    kobidobidog
    +3
    Seeing that there are so many humans that said that they don't like trying on swimsuits should petition the Government to no longer have nakedness be indecent allowing whoever whatever age to wear nothing, but sneakers if they want to. Sex is not bad either folks.
  • jennylyn.thomas 2012/04/24 21:21:55
    Yes!
    jennylyn.thomas
    +1
    my tummy too big for bathing suits
  • kent 2012/04/24 21:18:25
    No
    kent
    +6
    It's not a problem unless some one is watching!

    guy in a bikini
  • kobidob... kent 2012/04/24 21:39:20 (edited)
    kobidobidog
    All you are wearing is a man made thing.
  • Muriel kent 2012/04/25 00:23:49
    Muriel
    +1
    Miss America 2012 Congratulations! I kinda think I prefer you in blue. Pink isn't your color
  • kent Muriel 2012/04/25 03:57:30
    kent
    Ya, I know what you mean...the floral pattern is a bit over the top isn't it?
  • D'eath kent 2012/04/25 09:00:11
    D'eath
    Very nice, such good taste and it fits so well :)
  • kent D'eath 2012/04/25 22:11:31
    kent
    +1
    Oh I don't know about that it feels like it's climbing up my ass a bit!
  • seahawk665 2012/04/24 21:12:30
    Yes!
    seahawk665
    +2
    It's so hard to find a bathing suit that fits me and isn't expensive. Luckily, I don't need to buy a bathing suit this year. I've got a few bathing suits I still like to wear.
  • Bigbrowneyes 2012/04/24 21:09:57
    Yes!
    Bigbrowneyes
    +3
    That is how my eating disorder got started...Well, with trying on bras. I was already on the light side of a normal weight to start with. Looking at yourself so critically messes with your mind...Then it starts to become about other things...
  • rightside 2012/04/24 21:01:05
    Yes!
    rightside
    +2
    None of them ever make me look 20 again.
  • Angie 2012/04/24 20:41:36
    Yes!
    Angie
    +1
    Not because I feel self conscious about my body, but because I can never find an affordable bathing suit that fits me right and is my style.
  • Linkums 2012/04/24 20:19:39
    Yes!
    Linkums
    +2
    I hate trying on anything.
  • mike j Linkums 2012/04/24 20:59:10
    mike j
    you know at least one thing in America that i think that you can still decide on your own and that is what you buy to wear . If you don't like the deal , do not feel obligated to try or buy anything . and just because others buy it , or others wear it or want you to wear it , is no reason to obligate yourself . Hey in this one little area of remaining freedom , do as what pleases you , and remember many of your freedoms today are just hanging by a thread (no pun intended) and as a rock n roll guy once sang a song , goes like " if ya can't please everyone , you gotta please yourself ."
  • Linkums mike j 2012/04/24 22:11:56
    Linkums
    I'm not sure why you felt the need to say all that to me, but I'd defend to the death your right to say it.
  • David (oYo) 2012/04/24 20:16:30
  • UNEEQ David (... 2012/04/25 04:04:02
    UNEEQ
    +1
    You perv, actually I would like to see you put a pair of budgie smugglers on sweetheart, well, with that large penis of yours, you would have to have them custom made of course :)
    budgie smugglers
    budgie smugglers
    budgie smugglers

    Oh Darling, it is so sweet that you waved to me when I took the photo of you, see, you look adorable in them, xxxxx
  • David (... UNEEQ 2012/04/25 08:02:13
  • Anna 2012/04/24 20:11:12
    No
    Anna
    +1
    Bathing suits, dresses, and some shirts I love to try on, particularly with friends or by myself. When it comes to jeans or shopping with family I want to hang myself on barbed wire.
  • Acoja1 2012/04/24 20:00:01
  • Acoja1 Acoja1 2012/04/24 20:00:57
    Acoja1
    Heck NO, LOL,had to share
  • ☠ Live ... Acoja1 2012/04/24 23:18:01
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +2
    flip table meme
    I just died a little on the inside.
  • Acoja1 ☠ Live ... 2012/04/24 23:42:14
  • Rob Acoja1 2012/04/24 23:23:58
    Rob
    +1
    banana hammock extreme. He's trying to keep all his blood below the waist.
  • Acoja1 Rob 2012/04/24 23:43:14
  • retrograve Acoja1 2012/04/24 23:42:52
  • Acoja1 retrograve 2012/04/24 23:45:27
  • UNEEQ Acoja1 2012/04/25 03:58:22
    UNEEQ
    +2
    That is hysterical :))

    Thank you, that just made my day!
  • Zhu Baj... Acoja1 2012/04/25 16:35:48
    Zhu Bajie (Pigsy)
    +1
    Wow! Now that is a bathing suit!
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/04/24 19:53:43
    Yes!
    **StarzAbove**
    +1
    Yes, it's too time consuming so I usually buy two or three at a time.

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