"I will have to second Everything that Stephen has said about the Chicago Sweatlodge. I frequent this place at least once a month, and I went for the first time about a year ago. It is a rare to find a place where it is perfectly normal to be barely…"
"Ah yes, Budapest baths are great. Which baths are you describing? Rudas? I was there in 2003 and enjoyed it a lot. It seemed to be very traditional, attended mostly by Hungarian guys at their daily routine. When I was there, it was men only every…"
"I was at a conference in DC so I followed advice from this site and checked out Spa World. Really nice place, big, clean. I still think the best part is lathering up and rinsing off on the little plastic stool Japanese-style; completely…"
""Turned them around"--that's funny, but also quite practical. Doesn't surprise me. Isn't it great that we men can be so cavalier about nudity? I'm glad you had that experience, really glad. You will enjoy those…"
"I did not make the rules and I reckon it is more decorative than concealing and the guys turned them around to sit on in the sauna and steam room. Also a few guys did not wear them at all. There was a sprinkling of guys in bathing togs too."
"My favorite banya is in St. Petersburg, Russia. I don't even remember the name of it, but it had a swimming pool in addition to the sauna and wet room. It was my initiation into the ancient male ritual of the banya and it was great. You can…"
"Sounds like you had a great time. Good for you. I don't understand the need for the pinneys though--if it is all men, why not just be naked? Or was this a mixed bath? If so, then it has changed from when I read about it in the 1970's."
"I did, I'm just back, it was great fun. The most wonderful thing is that the building is six hundred years old.
I arrived and paid for the baths and for an hour long massage session. They give you an electronic tag and that allows you to…"
"Has anyone been to a baths in Budapest, I'm heading there in the middle of next month and am keen to try out some of the famous baths. i gather you can't be nude in any of them but in one they give you a little pinny to wear which is…"
"That place sounds awesome!I've only ever been to the american Jjimjilbangs here in the US. My favorite that I've been to is King Spa in Dallas. I got a scrub there and it was awesome. I don't know if I can go to a…"
"That sounds really great! I will have to check it out the next time I am in the area.
My only experience has been with the Chinese bath house last March. I hope to return to China (a different Chi than Chi-town) in July. It is a…"
Since this forum is about discussing the benefits, history, and culture of hot air bathing, wouldn't it be apropos to tell the other members of the group about any outstanding (and preferably manly) places we have been to go with one's buddies to do so? It would seem so; and I would like to start off with a place I've been raving about to my (male, of course) friends, co-workers, acquaintances, and even strangers:Chicago Sweatlodge - Old World Sauna3500 North Cicero Avenue, Chicago IL …See More
"I agree. God isn't so interested in what we do, but with how we do it and that we include Him. God, at least to me, seems far more concerned with me on a deeply internal and personal level, the kid of person I am, not so much the milieu…"
""It's conventional wisdom that God limited Himself to allow us latitude..."
That statement puts succinctly what I was trying to say to my friend. Thanks for putting it so nicely.
The first point that I try to keep in mind is that…"
"My slogan would be "If nominated I will not run, if elected I will not serve." General Sherman had it right, that job is the worst. Just look at any of our past few Presidents. About 50% of the country defends you even if…"
"While I appreciate your candor, this is not the place for this. Our beneficent dictator has asked that we keep such discussions off of the main forum. They are more than welcome in The Great Debate group, and there are already quite a few…"