Some Taíno customs inherited by Puerto Ricans.

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Jorge

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Taking continuous baths.
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Rural life revolves around the a "yucayeque" style small farms (where these are owned by generations of the same family and even the sectors are named after their last name.

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I can't speak for the rest of the nation but bathing/showering several times a day is somewhat common here on Long Island even during the winter. I know people who take up to 3 showers a day.
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I can't speak for the rest of the nation but bathing/showering several times a day is somewhat common here on Long Island even during the winter. I know people who take up to 3 showers a day.
Maybe in Long Island, but I still can recall New York City's own Bobby Darin's song "Splish Splash"-where he sings to New Yorker's custom of taking baths on Saturdays (to go out).

In fact, most old New York apartments had bath tubs in the kitchen (up until their demolition in the 1970's, early 1980's), for they lacked complete bathrooms.

Never saw it, while I visited there in the early 1960's, though...(but saw tons of movies about it-Popi with Rita Moreno and Alan Arkin, comes to mind).

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Maybe in Long Island, but I still can recall New York City's own Bobby Darin's song "Splish Splash"-where he sings to New Yorker's custom of taking baths on Saturdays (to go out).
In fact, most old New York apartments had bath tubs in the kitchen (up until their demolition in the 1970's, early 1980's), for they lacked complete bathrooms.
Never saw it, while I visited there in the early 1960's, though...(but saw tons of movies about it-Popi with Rita Moreno and Alan Arkin, comes to mind).
Wow I had no idea about the tubs in the kitchen.

www.nytimes.com/2004/05/30/nyregion/new-york-...
^ I found an interesting article on this!
"One of its early uses was as a party go-go cage."
ROFL
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Wow I had no idea about the tubs in the kitchen.
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/30/nyregion/new-york-...
^ I found an interesting article on this!
"One of its early uses was as a party go-go cage."
ROFL
A bath tub used as a go go cage...LOL

Hey, I'm not from the go go, psychedelic (if you remember the 60's, you were not part of it) era...LOL

I was a little kid during the swinging (Viet Nam war) 60's...

Remember Travolta's Saturday Night Fever?-there you go...(that's Jorge, getting dressed for some heavy disco dancing and waking up on Sunday morning)...LOL

Though no grandma to see me in my undies...LOL
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Wow I had no idea about the tubs in the kitchen.
Remember that movie "Once Upon A Time In America" and the scene where this girl is being bathed by her mother in the kitchen?

I love bath scenes in the movies, absolutely love them.

And even more so, after learning that I was not alone in that fetish (???).

Italian director, Count Lucchino Visconti always included a bath scene in most of his movies because he said (in an interview) that he "absolutely loved them").

I still can recall the scenes he included of Burt Lancaster in The Leopard (taking a bath in his town's palace)-what a masculine bathroom, filled with mid 19th century bathroom luxury, which only an Italian Prince could afford (Lancaster played the part of a Sicilian Prince).

Another famous bathroom scene by Visconti is in The Damned, where the picture's Countess Von Essenbeck was taking this long bath, in her room's 1930's luxurious bathroom.

I can go on and on about famous bathrooms scenes, including each of Mae West's many....LOL

How about that shower scene in Mommie Dearest, when Joan Crawford turns on that multi shower in that glass, art decco bathroom?

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A bath tub used as a go go cage...LOL
Hey, I'm not from the go go, psychedelic (if you remember the 60's, you were not part of it) era...LOL
I was a little kid during the swinging (Viet Nam war) 60's...
Remember Travolta's Saturday Night Fever?-there you go...(that's Jorge, getting dressed for some heavy disco dancing and waking up on Sunday morning)...LOL
Though no grandma to see me in my undies...LOL
Now we know what you did in the 70s! LMAO

My parents, aunts & uncles, etc love that movie ... I think it reminds them of their "glory days" LOL
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Now we know what you did in the 70s! LMAO
My parents, aunts & uncles, etc love that movie ... I think it reminds them of their "glory days" LOL
Yeah! The mid to late 70's were a lot of fun, especially in Gay San Juan, Ibiza, Barcelona and San Francisco.

Tony Manero was stuck in that horrid place (what was the name again? Disco 2000???) Ugh!

In San Juan's gay discos, Manero's polyester, blower hair and high heels "look" was out of the question.

Remember, gays are always a step ahead!

LOL

Gays always had GQ magazine to prevent "looking" like the guy next door....LOL
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Wow I had no idea about the tubs in the kitchen.
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/30/nyregion/new-york-...
^ I found an interesting article on this!
"One of its early uses was as a party go-go cage."
ROFL
Great article.

Had a lot of laughs reading it (and is a 2004 one)...
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Now we know what you did in the 70s! LMAO
My parents, aunts & uncles, etc love that movie ... I think it reminds them of their "glory days" LOL
Then was "the Aids era", the 1980's (or the fundamentalists' answer to their reactionary prayers against the 1960's sexual revolution).

As always, gays were a step ahead of their times...

I was spared, though I was in the wild, Harvey Milk's San Francisco, but it was so wild that I ran, scared s_itless, all the way back to San Juan.

Talking about a wild town!

Absolutely nothing topped the San Francisco of the 1970's (not even New York City or Fire Island).

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