Originally Posted by md Most such places - spas, gyms, pools, etc - have a towel service; used towels are just tossed into a cart and laundered after one use. OTOH, wood absorbs water and its contents to some extent. Non-wood, painted or varnished wood can be painful to sit on, and will peel after a while. Plus, you have no idea how clean the previous posterior was men being men.
Guide to what to wear at spas around the globe. Nudity etiquette exposed. To bare or not to bare? That is the question. While asking for precise guidance is a good idea, the fact is very few people actually do; after all, those who are confused and anxious about nudity issues are generally not likely to want to even discuss them with a stranger. So here are some tips that will hopefully give you the information you need before you visit a spa in any country around the world - so you can achieve what you came for in the first place:
Kay Ireland Kay Ireland specializes in health, fitness and lifestyle topics. She is a support worker in the neonatal intensive care and antepartum units of her local hospital and recently became a certified group fitness instructor. View Full Profile While using a private steam room means you have more leeway in what you wear to sweat, using a public steam room in a gym requires more extensive etiquette.
Editors Jul 22, When we sometimes make more eye contact with profile pictures than actual people, it can feel socially daunting just to share a cab, never mind how to navigate sauna etiquette. In a nude sauna , you share a hot, often humid space with pants-less strangers. And so, even with centuries of history behind them, these rooms can inspire sweatier palms than foreheads. Luckily, editors Scott and Rebecca are here to help.