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Finnish Nudity

I've been surprised just how modest the Finns are during the summer compared to their Scandinavian neighbours. Nowhere do you see much nudism, and the topless sunbathing which any visitor to Copenhagen's parks can enjoy on a summer lunchtime would, I think, shock the average Finn. Although the Finnish do get naked in their saunas, these seem governed by a complex web of rules as to who shares a sauna with whom, rather than the general, mixed nude gathering that most non-Finns assume it is. Or maybe I just haven't been invited to the fun saunas, instead always ending up in them with a bunch of guys.

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