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

Some people just overexplain jokes. Can be worse - they could announce them before hand...3, 2, 1..
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Usually, there's a small semantic differentiation.
A "Sauna" is what you think it is.
A "Sauna Club" is usually not.
I wonder how many people didnít spot that fine distinction and ended up on an embarrassing situation ?
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Some people just overexplain jokes. Can be worse - they could announce them before hand...3, 2, 1..
German TV ?
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Re: Forbidden nudity in same-sex pool showers in Geneva

Yeah, that's probably what they tell their wives:

"I didn't realize it until it was too late, darling. Honest mistake, right?"
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Yeah, that's probably what they tell their wives:

"I didn't realize it until it was too late, darling. Honest mistake, right?"
And act embarrassed or delighted?

I am overexplaining, am I not...lol. Entschuldigung.

Humor should always be expected. Not announced.
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Yeah, that's probably what they tell their wives:

"I didn't realize it until it was too late, darling. Honest mistake, right?"
Better than "So I was working on this research", I've heard that one before.
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Not sure you needed to explain the pun.
As long lasting and caustic as a burn one could expect to be sold from one versed forwards and backwards in Finnish, no doubt.
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Re: Forbidden nudity in same-sex pool showers in Geneva

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The 'Swinger' ones in CH are not generally mixed. And (apparently) they're quite open about what goes on and try to inform any new customers about it if they don't look like they understand the idea.
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Yeah, that's probably what they tell their wives:

"I didn't realize it until it was too late, darling. Honest mistake, right?"
Plenty are mixed, many will have women available for a fee, sometimes it's just a party night where single men pay a lot & couples or women go for free. Links provided by google
https://www.club-palace.ch/en/
http://www.club-swiss.ch/en/saunaclub.php
https://www.caesar-sauna.ch/ambiente.html
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Re: Forbidden nudity in same-sex pool showers in Geneva

This thread is really a who's who of the sauna sex cub gurus. At least now we know how fatmanfilms spends the rest of his free time.
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This thread is really a who's who of the sauna sex cub gurus. At least now we know how fatmanfilms spends the rest of his free time.
Sounds like you want him to take you with him, perhaps?
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Plenty are mixed, many will have women available for a fee, sometimes it's just a party night where single men pay a lot & couples or women go for free. Links provided by google
https://www.club-palace.ch/en/
http://www.club-swiss.ch/en/saunaclub.php
https://www.caesar-sauna.ch/ambiente.html
google...sure
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It will not change. I think GE tends to implement French rules.
French rules? what are they?
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French rules? what are they?
Thou shall be clad. 24/7. Some modesty stuff.

Used to be the other way around. Although there still some topless beaches left in FR, I think.
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No. I'd love one, but I'd either lose my home cinema or my office.
you need to get rid of the office
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Indeed, if it was Finnished, it would certainly have a sauna.
Most Finnish houses do have a sauna, even some of the block apartments.

Nudity is not such a big deal there. I still wonder why it's forbidden in the same-sex pool showers in Geneva, thought most people are relatively comfortable around the same gender. And how can you wash properly with the swimming suit on*?

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Yeah, that's probably what they tell their wives:

"I didn't realize it until it was too late, darling. Honest mistake, right?"
I doubt these men accidentally get there. If it does happen irl, it's just creepy. Serious reason for divorce .

*on a second thought, the only plausible explanation imo is that a swimming pool is for both adults and children, so the intention might be to protect children.

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you need to get rid of the office
I always thought that "I gotta go to the office" when somebody said at home actually meant no. 2.

So are the times, changing with CV...
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I've recently gone back to swimming after prioritizing other forms of exercise for two years and I find myself concerned about the forbidden nudity rule in the same-sex showers in the main pools in Geneva, rendering my choices of a pool rather limited (especially if you consider how close some of them are to where I live).

And I don't get it. I personally prefer to shower naked because:

- I have other things to do later on and don't have time/am too tired to come back home to shower AGAIN. I sometimes have to use public transport. That's how I've always done it in gyms/sports facilities after working out. If a shower is available, I'm not gonna use it half-assedly (no pun intended)
- Don't fancy covering my swim suit in soap that I would have to carry back into my backpack.
- That's how you shower and it's more hygienic.
- Personally, I'm more sensitive to things like jock itch than athlete's foot so, I don't think being able to wash yourself thoroughly is too much to ask (especially coming out of a public pool).
- As 'unorthodox' as it may sound, I think it desensitizes people to nudity and teaches them that it's okay to be naked in spaces like these and bodies come in all shapes and forms. After all, that's how it's done all around Europe (probably less in the US), in same-sex locker room/showering facilities and saunas in Northern Europe.
If some people are gawking, they should get kicked out and have their ability to come back revoked. You can't even ban nudity out of locker rooms altogether as there are communal changing rooms where it's 'allowed'. If anything, open showers are the safest of places to be naked in, in the changing facilities.

If some people don't want to shower naked, they don't have to. But to others like myself who have practiced sports for years (and happen to be a bit compulsive about personal hygiene... and have a life), it's just normal.

Are Swiss/Geneva people more voyeuristic? Deliberately showering with your suit/underwear on comes off as very passive-aggressive and paradoxically exposes yourself as kind of perverted and squeamish.

And if there are any swimmers who know where a proper shower is 'legally allowed' (Lignon, Livron, Marignac?) and I guess, by extension, the clientele more fitness/lap swimming-oriented (read: less gawky), I would appreciate suggestions. I want to try Lignon.
It seems the smaller pools are relatively okay with their customers committing the horrifying crime of exposing their full, bare bodies in a room solely designed for personal hygiene between members of the same gender.

OP, you don't get it, many of us don't get it either. All your points are valid imho. Except that I don't judge anyone who deliberately showers with their suit or underwear because some people are shy/have body image issues/prudish/not used with nudity in public spaces. The only good compromise is to let anyone do as they are inclined to. Banning nudity in same gender showers/locker rooms seems like a step too far IMO.
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as far as I know it's safe to assume that in every nordic country public saunas are separated based on genders.
In my experience they are not, nor are they here.

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In my experience they are not,
In my experience, they are . I hope a Finn/Swede will come along to settle the issue once and for all, there's no other way with some... Private saunas might have different rules, obviously.
But here's a link, just in case you're interested
https://worldofsauna.com/swedish-sauna-culture/

As for whatever there is in CH, as it's getting very confusing, I have never visited a sauna here so I can't confirm anything.

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In my experience, they are .
Between 2000 and 2010 I was spending an average of 2 weeks a year in Norway, and one in Sweden.

The saunas in the hotels were co-ed.

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