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

On 2013-08-02, definitelyhuman wrote:

I was amused by my own reaction to this: "It?s the bit about sex".

-"What?? Sex? How did ... This was supposed to be about sauna - oh... I see."

Also I'd like to point out that nakedness is not the essence of sauna. Just like it is not the essence of showering. And you do shower in there, and sweat a lot inside. And swim.

If I'd read a long article about how showering naked is quite normal, I'd think that is a weird point to emphasize.

For those who are uncomfortable being naked I'd say we all are. I wouldn't even remove my shirt in public. For that reason the sauna culture is such that you just never comment on anyone's physical properties. Not in sauna, not after.

I'm 33 years old and have been to sauna many times with family, friends and colleagues and absolutely never, ever have I heard anyone comment on anyone's appearances during, or ever after sauna. Doing that would be considered extremely idiotic.


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