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Re: Forbidden nudity in same-sex pool showers in Geneva

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looked like sarcasm to me.
You wish.
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looked like sarcasm to me.
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Re: Forbidden nudity in same-sex pool showers in Geneva

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It will not change. I think GE tends to implement French rules..Also because there are so many French living here.

I also found it a bit weird to see "swimsuits mandatory at all times" even at chick facilities, coz I am used to scrub after sports/swimming and you cannot wash off chlorine efficiently if you keep your swimwear on or wash off lake water with duck flees.

But the rules might be because of kids, modesty reasons, etc. Just find a more lax pool, OP.

French rules, exactly.
An abondance of French from France in Geneva.

I remember being quite puzzled when it was forbidden to shower naked at a public swimming pool in Paris.
They were obviously less concerned about the hygiene.
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They were obviously less concerned about the hygiene.
Supposedly the reason men can only wear 'speedos' is hygiene
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..... I think GE tends to implement French rules..Also because there are so many French living here.
WTH.
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I was more bothered by the changing rooms in Gyms in CH, where Mrs Mop with head scarf would come in & clean the floor whilst men were naked.
Out of interest, how is the head scarf relevant here?
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It is trendy and he's jealous of her mane.

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It is trendy.

Hmm, I am thinking there is a reason for mentioning it.

Can't quite put my finger on it though. Would the poster be comfortable with a non "headscarfy" woman seeing him in the altogether? Seems so.
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Re: Forbidden nudity in same-sex pool showers in Geneva

Omtastat indicated two clear reasons, why this makes sense, though as often not in a best way.

1) Children. A man was caught here in Zug last November in the wardrobe of swimming pool trying to abuse two 8-year old boys. I suspect there are much more of those but more passive.

2) There are different sexual orientations within the same gender. So, for the same reason, women and men are having separate wardrobes or wear swimsuits if mixed.
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Re: Forbidden nudity in same-sex pool showers in Geneva

All those prudish Genevese had better not visit the thermal pools Iceland then as there, a shower naked is mandatory before wearing your swimming costume - and an attendant will be watching, to make sure you do it properly.

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Omtastat indicated two clear reasons, why this makes sense, though as often not in a best way.

1) Children. A man was caught here in Zug last November in the wardrobe of swimming pool trying to abuse two 8-year old boys. I suspect there are much more of those but more passive.

2) There are different sexual orientations within the same gender. So, for the same reason, women and men are having separate wardrobes or wear swimsuits if mixed.
1. If he was abusing them in the wardrobe (changing area?) how does naked or clothed showering affect this? People will need to get naked here anyway to put their swimsuit / normal clothes on before or after their swimming session.

2. Should we avoid using urinals as some gay people might be nearby? This is awful logic, do you think you are so attractive that every gay man will automatically want to accost you when you're getting out of your budgie-smugglers?
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All those prudish Genevese had better not visit the thermal pools Iceland then as there, a shower naked is mandatory before wearing your swimming costume - and an attendant will be watching, to make sure you do it properly.
Or the mixed saunas in Austria where both sexes go completely naked. I might have looked like a narrow-minded weirdo/peasant with my towel body wrap (a towel is allowed though) but I couldn't care less.
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Re: Forbidden nudity in same-sex pool showers in Geneva

If you are talking about Vernets in Geneva, yes there is a rule against nudity in the communal showers. There are some individual showers too but typically there is a queue. The reason is simple - plenty of children (who will often be the "wrong" sex for that shower depending which parent they are there with).

I personally wouldn't mind either way, but I manage to wash perfectly well whilst keeping my trunks on. When washing the soap off me it washes out the trunks too so no issues there.
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Or the mixed saunas in Austria where both sexes go completely naked. I might have looked like a narrow-minded weirdo/peasant with my towel body wrap (a towel is allowed though) but I couldn't care less.
They have mixed saunas here too where people go unclothed.
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I was more bothered by the changing rooms in Gyms in CH, where Mrs Mop with head scarf would come in & clean the floor whilst men were naked.
I noticed other men are embarassed. Well i am from Europe near Africa. No problems at all
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Not surprising. There are just so many sex perverts ( 99% are males ) around these days. Its mainly to protect the children. ( but not only! )
Why not make mandatory children showers? Portugal has this for many many years. Switzerland is 1st class country
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They have mixed saunas here too where people go unclothed.
Probably, never visited one here. We have our favourite spas in Austria and really enjoy going there at least couple of times per year. (pre-corona times of course) There aren't any other saunas other than mixed there btw (never felt really comfortable with the idea but I had to "loosen up").
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Re: Forbidden nudity in same-sex pool showers in Geneva

I had repressive classmates in university shame me for taking a proper shower at the gym after working out... I had no idea it was a thing people did here. That is bizarre. Do the workout gyms have showers? Do people bring a swimsuit for the shower?
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Probably, never visited one here. We have our favourite spas in Austria and really enjoy going there at least couple of times per year. (pre-corona times of course) There aren't any other saunas other than mixed there btw (never felt really comfortable with the idea but I had to "loosen up").
Plenty of swinger ones in CH too
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Plenty of swinger ones in CH too
Really?

Don't think mixed saunas equal whatever you think it equals. Well, at least not in Austrian spas. You'd probably be very disappointed and thrown out or even worse if you try something...people don't stare at each other so you'd be like a total creep if you do that.

I don't get the idea of mixed saunas because it's obvious that most women and most men would like separated saunas, but I guess each country has its quirks.

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