Yes….. you got it….. I have accomplished the last milestone in my Dutchification.
The NUDE unisex sauna.
Naturally it wasn’t by free will. Jarno surprised me with a weekend at the spa. “Spa” as I knew it meant massages, facials, aromatherapy baths, fluffy bathrobes and jacuzzis. Pure Indulgence. Accordingly, I breezed in through the doors looking forward to some hard core pampering. You can imagine my surprise when I was visually assaulted by a sea of stark naked bodies. Everywhere!! In the swimming pool, sauna, showers and even just walking around. I couldn’t get over the trickery. The brochure said Thermae Spa 2000 (not Nudist Camp Paradise) and there were pictures of people smiling, relaxing and wearing bloody swimming costumes. I wondered what I’d done so badly in a past life to deserve ending up on the set of a low budget 70′s Swedish pornfilm. I wanted to strangle Jarno. I wanted to run for my life. But I couldn’t run…. I couldn’t hide….. and swimming costumes were strictly forbidden. So I attempted to switch off that compartment in my brain that deals with dignity and somehow managed to go with the flow. While it’s only fair to say that I did see things that will deeply scar me forever (girls, stay posted for the X-rated version), and that most of the people who are there to show off their bodies REALLY REALLY shouldn’t, on the whole it was quite a liberating experience.
I just hope Jarno’s going to pay for the years of intensive counseling I’ll need to recover.
Aside from that everything is great here. Just got back from a week snowboarding and two weeks of sunshine in Australia. What’s new with all of you?