We are travelling to the Baltics in early July and are interested in experiencing a real coed sauna similar to Erding sauna near Munich where you can spend a half a day with your opposite sex partner naked, eat, drink and relax. We would like to do it in Helsinki as the homeland of the sauna, but Stockholm , Tallinn , Riga or Copenhagen would be alternatives. Rent a cottage maybe? Every cottage - and I mean literally every cottage - in Finland has a sauna. You would have your privacy to do anything you wish.
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It's the start of spring, a time most Finns in the cool, northern city of Helsinki, consider warm. Looking lame in a woolly hat, leather gloves, and bandana over my mouth to keep whatever little heat in , I make my way to the public sauna. So, being the stereotypical kiasu Penangite , I have to try it. A Google search lists five places that offer the cultural tradition of getting hot, wet — and nude — with total strangers. Each public sauna has its own character and locals have their favourites, I learn.
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There is nothing more Finnish than sauna, and many Finns think you can not grasp Finland or its culture without bathing in a sauna. However, Finns understand that foreigners have certain inhibitions and concerns when it comes to stepping in a heated box with no clothes on. Have a look at our tips below and you need to worry no more. Full of interesting contrasts, such as the four seasons, the Midnight Sun and winter darkness, urban and rural, East and West. Sauna is good for everybody. Only newborn babies and people with serious conditions like open wounds or heart problems should avoid sauna. Finnish sauna has nothing to do with sex, and suggesting it will not score points with Finns.
The thing goes like this: Whenever I am talking to someone about Finland or the Finnish sauna for the first time, it is almost guaranteed that they will ask me, in confidence, if the sex in the sauna thing is actually real. There are questions about if it is a good place to do it, if it is sexy, if everyone does it…. There are 3 types of sauna in Finland albeit many strange ones.