The German sauna culture – nudity Top 10 Difficult Languages to Learn 2 weeks ago   02:53

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The Germans might not have invented the sauna tradition, but they have very much embraced it. On this week's Meet the Germans, Rachel Stewart finds out why the Germans just love to get naked for a communal sweat session.
Rachel is on a mission to investigate the quirks and idiosyncrasies of daily life in Germany. Every two weeks she explores a new topic - from beer to sauna etiquette to complicated grammar - and heads out to get some tips from the Germans themselves.

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. You'll find more from Meet the Germans on YouTube or at

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comrade pudding pants
I agree saunas are not for sex.....couldn't stand watching the cum bubbling away ! NOOOOOOOOOOO!
boy girl and a dad
Sauna is not for sex however it not like they weren't looking at you and did it want to have sex with you. It's a good way to shop without buying
Indra Wijaya bin Susapto
Men & women?
Sooo ur baseting urselves
Rule #2 is in place to prevent you from sweating on the sauna bench...............but it's also in place to prevent you from burning your skin on the sauna bench as well.

I have touched various parts of my "unprotected" body to a bare wood sauna bench and wall and can tell you from experience that I may have thought I got used to it while I was in there, but a few days later I'd have a few small boils on my skin like I had gotten a nasty sunburn on the beach.

The wood in a sauna CAN GET VERY hot to the touch. Always put a piece of dry towel between your skin and the parts of the wood that you will be touching.
Bill Beliakoff
I'm guessing that the saunas there are unisex.
Robert Byrd
Hey Europeans speaking (and writing) English as a second language. Consider using the adjective prudish instead of the noun prude. And put your clothes on!
Steve 1776
Somebody educate me. I thought sauna was dry heat. This seems to be what I've known as a steam bath.
indra soebagjo
She should be nude....
Sam Vander
Got ripped off I was promised nudity
David Harris
The English are the opposite. They never get naked in the presence of another person, not even in change rooms. The swimming pools have co-ed change rooms with cubicles so you have to change in a cubicle because there are Mums wandering around fully clothed on the lookout for paedophiles, also known as "men".
Clay Willoughby
I've done it, and loved it! Aqua Palace in Prague,,, I think that's where it was.
justame smith
As she talks covered up in a sauna.
Ivor Zulim
Romans did it... And they loved honey (they put it in almost all meals)...
Rodger ?
what do your new nasty muslims think about it?
Macht Nichts Sei Mann
Formal Apology to Germany: ( on behalf of my American sister-in-law, who had not "officially" entered a sauna, but was clothed and nearby one with her niece, when upon seeing naked people exiting the sauna, shrieked and complained that "they" shouldn't be naked around her niece! Not that she was in her native country of America, but while visiting Germany. Ohhhh, the ugliness of Americans! ;-) )
Donald Borraccia
90 degrees C?
prinsesa iomperreo
Heute scheint die Sonne durch mein Fenster
Und das Herz wird traurigWenn ich die Stadt betrachteWeil du gehstWie jede Nacht erwachte ichMit den Gedanken bei dirUnd sah all die Stunden auf meiner Uhr vergehenWeil du gehst
Alle meine LiebesversprechenWerden mit dir gehenDu wirst mich vergessen, du wirst mich vergessenAm Bahnhof werde ich heute weinen wie ein Kind 
Weil du gehst
Unter dem Dämmerlicht einer LaterneSchlafen all die Dinge,Die wir uns noch hätten sagen wollenSie bleiben dort schlafen 
Hinter den Zeigern einer UhrWarten all die StundenDie wir noch zu leben habenSie warten dort 
Alle meine LiebesversprechenWerden mit dir gehenDu wirst mich vergessen, du wirst mich vergessenAm Bahnhof werde ich heute weinen wie ein Kind 
Weil du gehst
Wiederholungen des Refrains
Buford ButtFish
Even their TV commercials allow TOTAL NUDITY! Watch women in the shower, selling soap, YEAH!
James X
If it were 200 fahrenheit, you'd be dead.
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