â€œYouâ€™re more real, youâ€™re being yourself, and you canâ€™t play games,â€ said Chundydyal.
He added that â€œyour barriers for whatâ€™s acceptableâ€ change once everyone is out of their fashionable clothing and wearing identical white towels.
This inclusive environment also makes saunas a safe haven for those who otherwise arenâ€™t accepted in society. New immigrants, for example, who have a difficult time in bars and clubs due to a language barrier, can thrive in the sauna, where little verbal communication is needed.
â€œIf not for the bathhouse, a lot of those people would not have any place to socialize. And in that way, I think [bathhouses still have] a role [today],â€ said Chundydyal.
â€” Rub-a-dub-dub, we studs in a tub: bathhouses are still steamy in 2012, The Sheaf. (Ma premiÃ¨re rÃ©action a Ã©tÃ©: mais pourquoi ne seraient-ils plus d’actualitÃ©?) L’article parle aussi du bareback dans les lieu de consommation sexuelle. Pas mal pour un journal d’Ã©tudiants de l’UniversitÃ© du Saskatchewan.