Saturday, August 25, 2012
Revealed ignorance can be pretty funny.
In the past, whenever I would hear or read about gay saunas, what I had in my had a giant finnish sauna. So, when I read that people were engaging in sexual activities in a gay sauna, I thought they were doing it in the finnish sauna.
This week I went for the first time in a (non-gay) spa and sauna center. The first place I went was the finnish sauna. Oh shit!!! It was so hot. I was sweating like a pig and within 2 or 3 minutes I was totally wet and trying not to move in order to not pass out!! It's then that I thought about the gay saunas.... I could not conceive people having sex in such a place! The last thing I would want to do in a finnish sauna is to have sex! Also, since I suffer from high blood pressure, it is not recommended to be exposed to such heat and even less to raise my pulse. It would make me feel nauseous and I think I could pass out. So I really didn't understand how people could have sex in such an environment!!
I was definitely not this happy and comfortable.
Fortunately, the rest of the visit was spent in less extreme conditions. Back home, I decided to learn more about gay saunas. So I checked on the internet and found a very elaborated page on wikipedia. I realized how ignorant I was and I was relieved to know that the sex didn't happen in the finnish sauna, but generally in "normal-heated" rooms (since sex is usually not allowed in common areas). It makes much more sense to me now!! I'm happy I didn't talk about it to anyone before knowing the truth or I would have looked really silly!!