“This goes for all our swimming halls. We don’t want our guests to shave in public,” Josefin Kejder, who manages a pool in Växjö, southern Sweden, operated by Medley, told Sveriges Radio.
Medley, a company which runs public swimming pools in several locations across Sweden, placed signs in the ladies’ showers in all their facilities a few months ago after disgruntled customers had complained that they didn’t like having to watch other women shaving in the showers and changing rooms.
“They felt uncomfortable watching other women shave in public and think that they should be doing that at home – and the company agrees,” Kejder told the broadcaster.
However, no similar signs are up in the men’s changing room, something Kejder told SR was due to no men having complained about public shaving.
Kejder explained that shaving in public appears to be a more of a problem for women than men.
“I think women shave more than men in general. And it is also a question of hygiene with hair getting stuck in the drains,” hetold the broadcaster.