I walk in with just a towel wrapped loosely on my body. I’m dripping with sweat, and vapor slowly escapes the room. I’m in you.

Oh how I missed you – it’s been much too long. They say that distance tests the best of relationships, but this summer felt like a million years. Every day, every hour, every second I was missing how you made me perspire.

I remember first seeing you from the corner of my eye last year. I was surrounded by testosterone and people with rippling muscles who could probably bench press me – I needed an escape. I was exhausted after doing the elliptical for 30 minutes: legs sore, eyes twitching, body aching. While I was in the locker room – peeling my shirt off – I saw you. You were tucked away in the corner, away from everyone else. You were watching me.

Curious, I walked over. You were a small room, with wooden walls, tiled floor and a few benches. I had only heard about you from myths; I never thought that I would actually meet you. They say that you lived in a labyrinth, hidden from the ordinary person. They say they could find you in both the men and women’s locker room. When I found you it felt like I found the Holy Grail.

I opened your doors, and I was met with a great gust of heat. My eyes filled with tears and I had to turn away. You were so hot.

I wanted to get to know you better, so I grabbed a towel from the front desk and I entered your doors – nervously. I moaned. Heat wrapped around my fatigued body and I felt my skin moisten. My joints loosened and I let you overwhelm my senses. The world fell away, and it was just the two of us, so I loosened the towel I had wrapped haphazardly around my hips and sat down. Sweat dripped into my eyes and my vision blurred – I started to feel wet. My chest began to glisten and was slippery to the touch. My toes curled as droplets formed and ran down my sculpted legs. The warm air burned my nostrils as I breathed in your aroma. I licked my lips and it tasted salty. You enveloped me. Both of us naked. We were one.

Fifteen minutes felt like a galaxy far away with you because when I saw the clock outside the window of your door, I noticed the gym was about to close. Oh! Why must carnal pleasures always end too quickly? Why must time be the cock block of human sins and desires? I stepped out and ran to the shower. While the shower sprinkled water all over my body, I couldn’t help but think about you and the way you made me feel. I missed you already.

And then I returned, over and over again. This was our secret affair that no one knew about. (Because who the fuck goes to SPAC just for the sauna? Does anyone other than me even know we even have a sauna?) Every now and then, there was another person when we would reunite. Oh, how scandalous we were – coyly flirting and flaunting our love affair in front of others.

After a long time, we finally have reunited. Once again we can sin together in secrecy – because no one fucking knows there’s a sauna in SPAC.

With lots of love,