If you don’t know what the phrase, “mixed bathing” means then stop reading this blog and go hug your pastor or youth minister right now. Mixed bathing is the old school Christian word for when people of the opposite sex swim together. There’s no soap involved or luffas or any sort of scrubbing but for some folks if you jump in a pool and there’s guys and girls there, well you’ve just engaged in “mixed bathing.” I know a few big colleges that actually still post different swim sessions for guys and girls in their campus pools in order to prevent mixed bathing. In fact when I wrote my piece on the “tankini” some readers wrote in and said in their youth group they never wore tankinis because of rules against mixed bathing. I think that’s horrible, not as horrible as that kid in youth group that always wore spandex bike shorts instead of a bathing suit when we all went to the beach, but this site is about things christians like, not things that give you cold sweat nightmares as a teen, so I’ll stop right there.