thread: 2013-08-01 : A Guide to the Sauna for Shy Americans

On 2013-08-02, Arttu wrote:

Another reason why Finns might have been eager for you to sauna is the social climate. We tend to be a pretty reserved lot unless there's alcohol around, but that changes in the sauna. It's an easier environment to talk to strange people, especially Intimidating Foreigners (which Ropecon guests of honour tend to fall under). You definetely have a good point with the human universality thing. One part of that is that anyone can talk to anyone in there, regardless of whether you know that person beforehand, or if you believe that person is smarter or better or whatever than you. In the sauna, everyone is the same.


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