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November 15, 2013

The Yin Yang couple bath – no more arguing over who gets the back rest (Photo: Trautwein)

The Yin Yang couple bath – no more arguing over who gets the back rest (Photo: Trautwein)

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Bathing with your significant other is good in all sorts of ways, although things can get kind of cramped when you try sticking two people in one bathtub. That's why German wellness products manufacturer Trautwein created the Yin Yang "couple bath." It lets you and that special someone bathe together without, you know ... bathing together.

Designed for use in spas and hotels, the Yin Yang consists of two side-by-side tubs, each of which has its own faucet, taps and drain. This means that the temperature in each tub can be set to that bather's liking, plus either of the tubs can be used on its own, without having to fill up the other. Additionally, the company points out that it could be used by friends, or mothers and daughters, who wouldn't necessarily want to be right in the same tub together.

Each tub features integrated lights that can be set to different colors, an underwater sound system that allows users to bathe "directly in the loudspeaker" as the music pulses through the water, and an array of air and water nozzles. The product takes its name, of course, from its resemblance to the Chinese yin-yang symbol.

The temperature in each tub can be set to that bather's liking, plus either of the tubs ca...

If the idea of the Yin Yang couple bath floats your boat, be prepared to part with a little cash – it costs approximately €22,000 (US$29,750).

... and if you're thinking that it brings Saturday Night Live's Love Toilet to mind, you're not the only one.

Source: Trautwein via This is Why I'm Broke

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Ben Coxworth An experienced freelance writer, videographer and television producer, Ben's interest in all forms of innovation is particularly fanatical when it comes to human-powered transportation, film-making gear, environmentally-friendly technologies and anything that's designed to go underwater. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spends a lot of time going over the handlebars of his mountain bike, hanging out in off-leash parks, and wishing the Pacific Ocean wasn't so far away.   All articles by Ben Coxworth
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7 Comments

Pretty much the most unromantic bathing idea ever! Kind of defeats the purpose of bathing with your lover.

Smitty Jl
15th November, 2013 @ 02:50 pm PST

The only reason i would get into a bath with a woman would be to get jiggy with her. this is pointless, if I got into this with my wife she would never shut up.

Denis Klanac
15th November, 2013 @ 09:37 pm PST

A solution in search of a problem. Somewhere near the start of this, some critical thinking was lacking.

Pin
16th November, 2013 @ 12:35 am PST

It's living the Cialis commercial in your home, but without the view.

Reinvent
17th November, 2013 @ 12:08 pm PST

The reasoning is perverse.

It is true that "things can get kind of cramped when you try sticking two people in one bathtub" -- if it is standard size. But if your bathroom has space for this thing, it has space for a wide unitary bath, un-cramped, where it would be much easier to lather each other.

The only couple I can imagine needing it would be so allergic to each other's preferred soaps that they have to rinse in the shower after bathing.

Geometeer
18th November, 2013 @ 01:48 am PST

Yeah no. I like spooning in the bath with my partner thanks. I don't need a wall erected to make it harder. Pardon the pun

Rocky Stefano
18th November, 2013 @ 06:29 am PST

Maybe they could put some "feely holes" in the divider?

Bob Finley
18th November, 2013 @ 08:07 am PST
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