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    Europeans in "films"

    I've noticed that in a lot of hollywood films, the phrase "its what the europeans do" is being flinged around a lot.. It's usually utter BS.
    So, you americans, do you actually believe any of that stuff? and europeans, is this an actual thing in your contry? I can only speak for my own, so I wouldn't know for sure.

    Examples:
    The kiss on each cheek, even amongst men - I've had someone do that to me, I thought the person was coming on to me.
    The "sleep naked" together as men. Dafuq? Infact, even sleeping together in the same bed as men; weird unless you're drunk.
    The sauna for both sexes.. No way is that happening here.
    Edit; remembered another: "It's normal for people in relationships to sleep with people, other than their girlfriend/wife/reverse."

    Feel free to come up with more examples .

    Edit. For you people that clearly dont understand; I am not stating these things as facts, merely things I have heard in movies. Movies of which I have not written down for your amusement. Also, wearing towels in saunas = not naked - you're naked UNDERNEATH the towel sure, but by that logic, you're naked all the time.
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    Hollywood plays off of inaccurate stereotypes? Who knew?

    No wonder our view of Europe is so wrong.

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    The Irish being mad for the drink, women and going mental!!




    Is very much understated in American film.

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    the one i find weirdest is the women dont shave in Europe. not sure about the rest of Europe but they do here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damsbo View Post
    I've noticed that in a lot of hollywood films, the phrase "its what the europeans do" is being flinged around a lot.. It's usually utter BS.
    So, you americans, do you actually believe any of that stuff? and europeans, is this an actual thing in your contry? I can only speak for my own, so I wouldn't know for sure.

    Examples:
    The kiss on each cheek, even amongst men - I've had someone do that to me, I thought the person was coming on to me.
    The "sleep naked" together as men. Dafuq? Infact, even sleeping together in the same bed as men; weird unless you're drunk.
    The sauna for both sexes.. No way is that happening here.

    Feel free to come up with more examples .
    Sauna for both sexes is completely normal in Germany and nobody makes a big fuzz about it (mainly because most adults have already seen members of the other sex naked in their lifetime and don't automatically get bothered by it).

    The rest, though, doesn't happen over here amoungst straight men (at least I never heard of it or witnessed anything like it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damsbo View Post
    The kiss on each cheek, even amongst men - I've had someone do that to me, I thought the person was coming on to me.
    The "sleep naked" together as men. Dafuq? Infact, even sleeping together in the same bed as men; weird unless you're drunk.
    The sauna for both sexes.. No way is that happening here.
    1. Yes, this does happen in some European countries.
    2. HELL NO.
    3. Oh yes, this really doesn't exist in USA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggleftw View Post
    the one i find weirdest is the women dont shave in Europe. not sure about the rest of Europe but they do here...
    It's hard to find a woman with a bit of hair on them these days!......thank god for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damsbo View Post
    I've noticed that in a lot of hollywood films, the phrase "its what the europeans do" is being flinged around a lot.. It's usually utter BS.
    So, you americans, do you actually believe any of that stuff? and europeans, is this an actual thing in your contry? I can only speak for my own, so I wouldn't know for sure.

    Examples:
    The kiss on each cheek, even amongst men - I've had someone do that to me, I thought the person was coming on to me.
    In some countries, yes. Hugging among men is common in most European countries providing you know them well enough.
    The "sleep naked" together as men. Dafuq? Infact, even sleeping together in the same bed as men; weird unless you're drunk.
    Never heard of that. I have slept in a bed with friends, but never nude.
    The sauna for both sexes.. No way is that happening here.
    Nope, maybe in certain "circles", but it is not common.



    Feel free to come up with more examples .
    my answers are in bold, I have been to the Majority of European countries so I have a little experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damsbo View Post
    I've noticed that in a lot of hollywood films, the phrase "its what the europeans do" is being flinged around a lot.. It's usually utter BS.
    So, you americans, do you actually believe any of that stuff? and europeans, is this an actual thing in your contry? I can only speak for my own, so I wouldn't know for sure.

    Examples:
    The kiss on each cheek, even amongst men - I've had someone do that to me, I thought the person was coming on to me.
    The "sleep naked" together as men. Dafuq? Infact, even sleeping together in the same bed as men; weird unless you're drunk.
    The sauna for both sexes.. No way is that happening here.

    Feel free to come up with more examples .
    Sauna for both sexes is everyday life tbh, nothing weird about it. Neither is kissing on both cheeks, though that's not used in our inward country. Naked men sleeping together, well that does sound odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggleftw View Post
    the one i find weirdest is the women dont shave in Europe. not sure about the rest of Europe but they do here...
    Women do shave in yurop. Pretty sure it's classic porn that created the stereotype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1471 View Post
    my answers are in bold, I have been to the Majority of European countries so I have a little experience.
    The saunathing is very common in the birthplace of the sauna, other countries just failed to adopt it.

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    I hate it when they refer to "Europeans" as a homogenous group of people. It's one of my biggest pet peeves actually lol.
    I mean even with the most conservative definition Europe has over 40 countries, you can't say stuff like "Europeans do X and Y"...

    For instance I've heard people from NA say on multiple occasions that "Europeans are a lot more open about nudity". Scandinavians, Germans, yes. UK? Eastern Europe? Not so much lol.

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    What kind of movies depict men sleeping in the same bed while naked? That just seems off.

    Saunas (nude, obviously) for both sexes seem to be the norm in the countries I've been to (mostly Austria and Italy).
    People who enter with a swimsuit get weird looks, not the other way around.

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    Yes - very normal
    No - dafuq? that's made up
    Yes - nothing special

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    Most Americans (like myself) that have traveled extensively in Europe realize that Europeans are stereotyped much the same way Americans are stereotyped in other parts of the world. Europeans can be wildly different from country to country, just like Americans can be very different from state to state or region to region.

    I will say this though... I've slept with some European women and a few of them didn't shave their legs. I didn't care, to be perfectly honest, but it certainly does happen. Alternatively, I've never been with an American woman that didn't shave her legs, but I know of some that don't; usually black women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damsbo View Post
    Examples:
    The kiss on each cheek, even amongst men - I've had someone do that to me, I thought the person was coming on to me.
    The "sleep naked" together as men. Dafuq? Infact, even sleeping together in the same bed as men; weird unless you're drunk.
    The sauna for both sexes.. No way is that happening here.
    1. It's common in family, but I don't know anyone who does it outside family
    2. The only time I've slept in the same bed with another male is on vacation (trip with friends) to have it cheaper on rooms, but why the fuck would you want to sleep naked...next to another male.
    3. Pretty normal.

    I live in Belgium btw.

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    Naked as in free hanger? No, and to my knowledge most couples sleep with underwear aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damsbo View Post
    The kiss on each cheek, even amongst men - I've had someone do that to me, I thought the person was coming on to me.
    The "sleep naked" together as men. Dafuq? Infact, even sleeping together in the same bed as men; weird unless you're drunk.
    The sauna for both sexes.. No way is that happening here.
    kiss on each cheek, well it´s not realy a kiss more a cheek to cheek like thing around here
    sleep naked together ... uhm no, does not happen, unless it´s gay people ofcourse ^^
    sauna for both sexes is pretty common here

    we do have nude zones around here too, like beachtypes or at lakes, everyones used to naked people i guess ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damsbo View Post
    The sauna for both sexes.. No way is that happening here.
    Perfectly normal in Finland atleast, even tho usually people take turns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damsbo View Post
    even sleeping together in the same bed as men; weird unless you're drunk.
    Nah, still weird.
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