Sauna dress codes can vary depending on the country and the type of sauna. In some countries, saunas are considered a more private and personal space, and nudity is the norm. In other countries, saunas are considered a more public and social space, and clothing is worn.
In Finland, for example, nudity is the norm in saunas, and it is considered impolite to wear clothing. In Germany, nudity is also common in saunas, but it is not mandatory, and some saunas may have separate areas for nude and non-nude bathers.
In the United States, saunas are typically considered a more public and social space, and clothing is worn. In some cases, such as in fitness centers or spa, a towel may be worn around the waist.
In Russia, it is common for men and women to be separated in banyas and nudity is the norm, although some banyas may have separate areas for nude and non-nude bathers. Some banyas may provide a sheet of fabric called a “platok” or “peshtamal” to cover the body
In some other countries like Japan, it is common to wear a small towel, called a ‘modesty towel’ to cover your private parts, and in some places, you may also be required to wear a robe or a yukata (a lightweight cotton kimono).