Steam room and sauna etiquette?
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Hello. My first experiences with Saunas and Steam Rooms were aboard cruise ships. I love them, but I do wonder about proper protocol. For example, I would visit the sauna and steam room early in the morning after working out and they were empty. So I would enjoy the facilities in the nude sitting on a towel. This felt right. However, one morning another man opened the door while I was enjoying the sauna in my birthday suit, took one look at me and bolted. Should I have been wearing a swimsuit? What is correct in these situations? I am definitley not an exhibitionist, but I assumed that no clothes was okay in the sauna or steam room.
Probably that person that saw you is problably there first time in that situation as far as "public" nudity goes like in gym saunas etc. And it was a shock to see another guy naked. You were doing the right thing even though most people are there totally naked ad have a towel they sit on and or covering there private parts.
Expecially if those people are from the states where saunias arent part of there lives so when they happen to see one on a ship like when they are curious to look around to see what is there in the lockerroom area they get a shock when they se a naked body sitting there.
We find it absolutely hilarious that people would wear ANYTHING to a sauna.
It's nice to know people are catching up to this.
We also go in with the opposite sex and all generations.
This (I've noticed) is an absolute horror to many other nations. We Finns find that quite amusing as well
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