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The most important rule of etiquette to follow with mixed bathing is that both men and women should look the other way. I hope bathers once again create an atmosphere in which men and women can feel c

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Kiyokazu Taniguchi, 58, who heads a society to promote mixed bathing at hot spring resorts. Mixed bathing is enjoying a renaissance among young women in rural regions but one problem is the "alligator men," who linger in the baths for hours at a time, moving about with their heads barely above the surface of the water as they edge nearer to female bathers -- just like an alligator stalking its prey. (Yomiuri Shimbun)

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"Alligator men" is such an apt expression. I myself have never been to a mixed bath. I think I'd be too embarrassed. I know the etiquette is not to look but I don't think I could resist a peek.

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to promote mixed bathing at hot spring resorts

The only way to increase the population.

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Alligator Men, Hey I think I saw one of these guys on a commuter train!!

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I used to go to a mixed bath but I never saw any alligator men. (I'm a turtle head man myself.) The other men in the bath gawked at the girls in our group unashamedly. But I don't blame them. They couldn't help it, because the girls strutted around like a bunch of hoes. We thought it was funny. Anyway, the whole idea of getting a little peak in is part of the fun, isn't it?

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techall: maybe he was just short.

Why aren't there any links to these baths? I've been trying to find them forever. Chomp chomp.

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And why there are no illustrations and photos?

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I despise the implication that men are "animals" in a bath. I have never bathed with alligator men, I do not plan on it either. I did enjoy a mixed bath with some elderly women and in spite of their giggles, it was soothing.

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I cant imagine miself in a mixed bath, but I guess that I can try it someday with a girfriend.

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I despise the implication that men are "animals" in a bath. I have never bathed with alligator men, I do not plan on it either. I did enjoy a mixed bath with some elderly women and in spite of their giggles, it was soothing.

PS I am the most boring person that ever lived.

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I think men are biologically evolved to take a look in spite of attempts to make them behave otherwise. I can't imaging guys not looking. Oh well...

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When the old geezers start wearing scuba masks and snorkels and bring underwater cameras then all bets are off....

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C'mon, let them stare if they want. What's the problem, except your education?

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PS I am the most boring person that ever lived.

oooof ma'don! maybe he's just polite. try it, it feels nice

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I'm more of an elephant man, myself.

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"The only way to increase the population."

Hahaha, I agree

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Oh yeah! Bring it on! The girls leap out the bath screaming at my western boobs - love to see what the guys would do!

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