Sweden experiences an annual baby boom nine months after Midsummer. That's because Midsummer is a pagan fertility ritual. It's also the most important weekend of the year, which can be described as a free zone for people to live out their wildest fantasies. However, Swedish Midsummer is an odd contradiction.
Are all swimming naked in Sweden? – Late Friday Night Reading
In the summer, the beach is considered a base for the naturist association members although entry is free to the public year around. Families are welcome at this beach. The beach has:. You can get to the beach by car or public transportation.
When I started climbing last summer , I was told that my membership also included access to the shower and sauna. Having never used a gym in my life before I did not care to use the shower or the sauna. So I would climb, change and then go home to take a shower. I had no idea how the cultures are in the changing room and I was quite shocked when I saw people walking around naked in the changing room. I tried to act cool of course but I would never be completely naked while changing.
Never would I think of even taking off my shirt in a public, or semi-public place. In fact, when I first stopped at the baths in Budapest , it took everything I had to shimmy my swimsuit bottom off while strategically keep my towel from covering up the rest of me. I was not ready to take anything off.