Sauna Etiquette...

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    Jun 10, 2007 5:04 AM GMT
    So I belong to a relatively small gym- same guys all the time, many of us are friends, or at least acquaintances.

    Scenario;
    you walk into the sauna after being poolside and you walk in on a moment- between two of your acquaintances. Guys who you socialize with at the gym but thats about it, you've showered together joked around sitting in the hot tub and sauna both- you talk about who's cute or what you would and wouldn't do...

    So one of the guys 'in the moment' was totally taken off guard and darts from the sauna...

    returning later to say "hey if I woulda known it was you I woulda just asked you to join..." all smiles and unshy...

    Is the gut reaction to dart off? Was it rude of me to just sorta take my place on the bench and have my sweat after one of the guys fled? The other stayed put, we chit-chatted just like before...

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    Jun 10, 2007 3:57 PM GMT
    This has only happened to me once, as the sauna at 24-hour is co-ed. Walked in at the middle of their encounter, or so I suspect. At first I felt bad, then realized -- this is a public place; you risk others walking in, etc.

    I think the gut reaction is shame, so yes, most will bolt. No, you were right to stay for what you came for -- steam. At least the guy who stayed was man enough not to flee. Funny that the other guy came back. The offer to join in -- flattering, but kinda an after thought. Although, he's opening the door to making a move on you in the future.

    As hot as the fantasy is, I've really never been that great of a performer in 120+ heat. Raise my heart beat while all the blood rushes away from my head, and I am more likely to get dizzy than get off. ;)
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    Jun 11, 2007 3:20 AM GMT
    Thats sort of along the lines what I was thinking- by being in a public place there is a definite degree of exposure you risk; thats your burden and choice- this of course comes in retrospect.

    So I feel confident and fine with getting my steam in.

    Thanks for helping confirm my validation.
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    Jun 13, 2007 9:48 PM GMT
    Heh, sounds like you got your steam, all right (LOL).
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    Jul 27, 2007 9:19 PM GMT
    What he should of done was just bring up a random topic and start talking. If you bolt out like that your gulity by default.

    *Always keep one eye on the door and one hand on....*