[LMB] Fwd: OT: Temperature

Markus Baur baur at chello.at
Sat Jan 15 06:16:02 GMT 2022

as you usually do it to yourself, its more like auto-flagellantism

which however would also fit into our sterotypes for the russian soul .. 8)



Am 15.01.2022 um 06:16 schrieb Eric Oppen:
> I always thought it was masochism.
> "Yes!  Whip me!  Whip me harder!  I'm such a naughty Russian!"
> On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 8:07 PM Mark Goldfield <markgoldfield at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>> In New York City, the Russian and Turkish Baths offers a whipping with oak
>> twigs that they call "platza."  I believe similar sauna practices exist in
>> Finland.
>> Mark
>> On Jan 14, 2022, at 7:16 PM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Russains also like whipping themselves  with birch twigs. They believe it
>> increases blood circulation while they sit in the sauna. I don't think this
>> practice is done in the US either.
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