Is it permissible for a woman to shower after the mikvah once she is Tahor? The whole Mikvah thing just disgusts me because other women were in the same waters and because of the chlorine and I just don’t feel comfortable going to my husband feeling dirty and smelly.

Answer:

There are various leniencies one may rely on when the mikvah leaves her feeling uncomfortable. After arriving at home some permit showering [they only prohibit at the mikvah]. Some permit showering the body without the head, or even both just not at the same time. One who suffers discomfort may rely on these opinions as necessary.

Sources:

Rama, Y:D 201:75, Chut Shani 198:46, Daas Torah 201:75, Shu”T Tzitz Eliezer 11:64, cf. Igros MOshe Y:D 2:96

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