I've always enjoyed steam rooms both for the health reasons and the social aspect as well.
I do, as well. And "social aspect" isn't a euphemism for "sexual aspect".
Yeah, I like to sit with naked guys. But in a straight sauna (my preference over a steam room) I really don't even look. And here's one reason why (one of my lengthy anecdotes):
In Army Basic Training our first step was at a Reception Station. That's where we got our initial uniforms, took some mental & physical tests before we were shipped to the BT Company where we'd spend 2 months.
The day we got our uniforms was an interesting process. First we hadda strip in the clothing warehouse. Then we went down a long counter, and first we got our duffel bag. Civilian clothes went in there, later to be boxed and shipped home. Then we got our regulation boxers, and piece by piece the rest of our uniform to put on. Stuff we'd wear later went into the duffel.
We went outside in our new fatigues and were directed to a barber shop. We all got our hair buzzed. Some left with scalps bleeding, it was done so fast, like sheering sheep.
We began to reassemble outside, and it was like a Tower of Babel scene, where we were all strangers. Few guys could recognize each other. All dressed alike, bald heads, we were unknown to each other, had to introduce ourselves all over again. Despite having already lived together closely in barracks for 5 days previously.
What I took away from that was we often tend to personalize ourselves with clothing and hair styles. Remove that and we lose our identity.
Over the next 2 months of training we regained our individual identifies. Still hairless on top and all dressed alike, we asserted ourselves in new ways. I found that a good lesson.
A naked sauna strips away your identity based on your clothing style or brand. Worn jeans or Armani, you left them outside. And your hair is likely a wet, sweaty mop. Not to mention that without my eyeglasses I can barely see you anyway in the dim light. I hear you voice, hear your words. But you're lacking a lot of your intended identity. Good. Now I'll decide for myself, based on other things.
A great equalizer, in my view. You strip away more than your clothes in a men's sauna. You lose a lot of your pretensions. In some ways I can judge you better, or at least in a different way. And you can judge me, too.