German spa culture requires nudity in the saunas. No underwear, no swimsuits. Just your skin and whatever hair and tattoos you might have on it. A towel is required to lay on the sauna benches, but wearing anything else is strictly verboten. When it comes to this particular brand of self-care, part of the adventure is letting go… of everything.
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If you've been following instructions, then you've read the previous six pages completely naked. If you're actually Finnish, there's a good chance you went the extra mile and read them on your iPhone whilst ladling water on the kiuas. But all this leads to the inevitable question: How naked do you need to be in the sauna? Obviously, for a comfortable, effective sauna experience, you'll need to be as naked as possible. From there, everything breaks down into whatever the accepted local sauna culture happens to be. In Finland, for instance, you'll find both mixed-sex and single-sex nude saunas.
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Spa visits are not a luxury but a necessity in Germany. The cornerstone of these visits is getting nude and sweating it And - because this is Germany - there are rules. Follow these guidelines or ready yourself for the wrath of some stern and very nude Germans. That is one way to truly learn the German word " Schwanze ".
Oh wow.. Sure sounds like one hellova experience.. Haha, this sounds like quite the experience. I hear Japanese onsen have the same custom - if you dare to wear a towel, you might jolly well be thrown out! Great to hear how quickly you were able to "sweat out" your initial inhibitions and that the overall experience of non-sexual public nudity was a positive one.