WET’s philosophy of bathing has made only limited cultural inroads. Its basic tenets are: 1) Water, steam, air, and mud—and the energy to heat them—are precious resources to be cherished and conserved. 2) Cleanliness is next to impossible (but keep trying anyway). 3) Nakedness is almost always an excellent idea. 4) In addition to all its other charms, bathing is an accommodating metaphor.