Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Balinese men with girls bathing in the river together

Bathing not only be done in the bathroom, but also in the open, such as in a river, in the pool, at sea, and in other places. In Bali, bathing in the river is a habit long ago. Custom made by the people of Bali are still performed today. Because ancient Balinese people are not familiar with the bathroom, and the water of the river is still very large and clean.

River with large and clear water, must always be a place for bathing by the people of Bali. Not only men, also women and girls, they are used to bathe in the river. Usually the men would bathe in the river upstream, while the women and girls would bathe in the river downstream. That was done because of the degree of men is higher than women. Also to avoid the blood of girls who are menstruating.

The habit of bathing together in one place not only in the river, is also in the public baths which have natural springs. The spring water is collected in a large tub, and a fountain made ​​into several sections. Bathing place men and women just partitioned with walls that do not have doors. Men and women bathing together in one place without feeling uncomfortable and embarrassed. Because it used to bathe together, so bad things never happened. Also there are social norms that have always maintained mutual.

Gianyar region, particularly in the village of Kemenuh, many Balinese girls and boys bathing in the river on the side of the road. While washing clothes, women bathing in the river together. If heavy rain and river water looks murky, no one is willing to bathe in the river. Of course, the reason for the dirty river water.

Since the number of women and girls bathing in the river, many young men who have bad intentions. Many men peeking women who were bathing naked in the river. This activity has become a habit since time immemorial. In some places, the habit of bathing in the river, with the women first, then men become boys a chance to peek at the girls who were bathing naked in the river. Usually the women in the shower at 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm, after the men's turn.

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