I have not sat in a steam room in decades. It was awkward but I really wanted to do it, to see if I could handle the heat so to speak.. I was too focussed on my thoughts and movements or lack of, but I did it. Because no body really speaks in there, when you get up to leave, it's like let's look at the person leaving to distract from the lack of anything, really. Really awkward, 6 or so people and no one says anything.