The other day it was 24 degrees out, with a biting wind. As I walked through the gym parking lot as fast as I could, shivering in the cold, I saw a high school kid standing there, waiting for a ride, in gym trunks and a t-shirt.
How could he do that?
There's something undeniably erotic about guys with their shirts off, or naked, in the snow. Maybe it's the incongruity -- I would never dream of going outside like that in the cold, not even for a second.
Certainly not lying around in it, trying to make a snow angel.
Maybe it's the toughness. This guy is impervious to the cold. He must be made of iron.
In Scandinavian countries, it's traditional to take a hot sauna, then run out into the snow. The juxtaposition of hot and cold is supposed to be good for you.
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Some intrepid "polar bears" go swimming in frigid weather. I don't even like a cold pool in warm weather.
I don't know what this soldier is doing nude in the snow, except showing off his...um...gun.