At TOA Waters, we are all about being raw and real! Lately, we've been encouraging our bubble bath fans to do the same!
That's right; we've been asking you to be raw and real about your bubble bath bathing experiences. We've been encouraging you to share some of your quirkiest bathtub, bubble bath confessions, and you have delivered!
It simply wouldn't be fair to let our rubber duckies keep our secrets. So, without further ado, please enjoy some of our favorite bathtub confessions.
Meeting the In-Laws
Mike, 30, New Jersey
After proposing to my fiancé, my future in-laws invited me to join the family for a trip to Florida. We all shared a beautiful three-bedroom condominium. On one particular evening, my fiancé's parents went out to dinner. I decided that soaking in the master bathroom tub while they were away was a great idea.
As the tub filled with warm water, I grabbed some pretzels and a milkshake. I shut off all the lights and slipped in for a relaxing soak.
My tranquility was short-lived. In fact, it was interrupted by the screams of my mother-in-law. She returned soon after I had settled in, turned on the lights, and discovered me taking a bubble bath in her tub.
Thankfully, I had the good judgment to slip into some swim trunks before I took the little dip. I guess one could say that I left an impression on that first family trip! I have since officially joined the family--no one has mentioned the bathtub escapade since!
The Oblivious Bather
Ani, 25, New York
I moved into a new apartment in a pre-war building a number of years ago. It had a lovely deep old school tub, but unfortunately, the drain would not work. I went two years trying everything to stop up the drain so I could enjoy a beloved bubble bath. One day I was cleaning the tub and bumped into this old pipe sticking out from the floor. It made a clang noise. When I went to rinse the tub, it wouldn't drain. This was the drain stop—the whole time.
I was so excited to finally have a tub that I took my laptop in there with a 12 pack of beer. I watched an entire season of RuPaul's Drag race and drank nine beers.
There's a Time and Place for Everything
Robert, 63, Pennsylvania
An old girlfriend of mine passed away a few years ago, and when I was speaking with her daughter on the phone, I mentioned that I had a few pictures of her when we were going out in college.
When I looked through the pictures, there was also a picture of the two of us taking a bubble bath in the bathtub...and at least I had enough discretion not to send her the picture of her mom and me in the bathtub getting a little frisky.
A fraternity brother of mine took the photo. It was a very discreet photo, with our bodies blocked off by the shower curtain. But I still didn't quite think it was a fitting photo to send, especially because she had married somebody else.
Coming Live to You from my Tub
Dana, 38, New York
I sometimes would wake up at 4 am restless and make an Epsom salt bubble bath to help me fall back asleep. I always would squirt in some body wash for extra bubbles. The more bubbles, the better. I also love bringing in my sippy cup of water (to avoid accidental spills), a candle, some incense, and a snack. I always made a point to keep my hands dry while submerging the rest of my body. This past December, I was doing a 40 live video vixen challenge and decided to do a few LIVE Tub Talks from the bubble bath! Hey, why not!?
When too Much, just becomes TOO MUCH
Aleksandar, 26, Colorado
I don't take a bubble bath that often, but recently after a long day of renovating the basement to removing debris and just plain "being the house handyman" with a strong headache, the only thing I wanted is to slip into a nice HOT bubble bath and pass away with a glass of wine.
Unfortunately, I was so sore that getting a glass from the kitchen was too much of a job for me. So, I grabbed a whole bottle of wine from the rack and slowly drank it away as my headache was supposedly going away and I was having the time of my day. All until I was done bathing, the wine rushed me to the bed, returning the headache twice as strong, making me wish to forget all the pleasant time I've had.
Moral of the story: If you take a bubble bath, be kind to care and share the bottle of wine with someone beloved.
An Important Reminder to all the Moms out There
Lauren, 36, New Jersey
If you're a mom that sometimes feels like a hot mess, burns dinners, serves frozen waffles for breakfast, and sometimes just can't seem to get things right, you're not alone! I'm on a mission to remind moms no matter how crazy life is, your kids love you more than ever, and to them you're perfect in every way! Grab your "mama juice" soak the night away! Enjoy that bubble bath :)
The Right Way to Travel
Eva, 42, California
My husband and I travel about 12 weeks out of the year and I ALWAYS request hotel rooms with bathtubs. I always bring a bath bomb or bath salts with me when I travel just in case. We've experienced some pretty amazing jacuzzi tubs and also some basic ones, but I try them all because I just love soaking in the tub and taking our bubble baths.
Giving Back While Enjoying the Little Things in Life
Nicole, 30, Massachusetts
After I graduated from college, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a rural village in South Africa. The only option was to take a bath—no running water means no showers.
About a year into my service, my family visited me and we vacationed at a high-end game reserve that provided guests with the most luxurious bath salts. I packed two Ziploc bags full of those salts and took them back with me to my rural community, using them in my bucket baths over the next year of my service to add a little flair to my daily routine.
I'm not in the Peace Corps anymore; therefore no longer have to bucket bathe, but to this day, if I ever hop into a bath, you best believe I'm throwing some bath salts in there and reminiscing on the good ol' days of Peace Corps.
Scooby-Dooby-Doo in the Tub!
Mike, 36, Oregon
I haven't taken a bath in a very, very long time, but when I was a kid, I'd always bring my Scooby-Doo Hot Wheels into the bubble bath tub with me and race them under the water. There was a car for each character with their face on the top. Scooby's was a brown truck. If I put my ear to the water, I liked to listen to the sound of them going across the tub.
Alyson, 32, Texas
Ever since the pandemic started, my girlfriends and I have had to cancel our trips to the spa. Our favorite thing to do was hang out in the whirlpool tub. I actually have a freestanding whirlpool jacuzzi at home and I have been using it weekly as a treat after an insane week of working from home. I feel guilty, so whenever I Zoom with my girls, I never mention it! Gotta have my dose of a good old bubble bath.
Luis, 52, DC
Last fall, I got Rocky Mt. Spotted Fever. Now that the weather is getting warm again (and the ticks are back), I'm planning a 2-part strategy. After a hike, I'll do my regular shower — followed by a bubble bath. I read ticks hate hot water and soap — so they're going to get a double dose if they dare to try to infect me again. I may also throw in some Epsom salts to relieve the sore post-hike muscles.
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