Sharing Gym Clothes

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    Nov 08, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    This is kind of a weird question, but is it "normal" to share gym clothes? I was recently in a new city for a few days and this (straight) guy offered to lend me some of his. I politely declined and thought it was a bit excessive, given he hardly knows me. My friends thought it was weird, especially when coupled with all the time he insisted on hanging out with me.Thoughts?
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    Nov 08, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    Had the clothes been washed?
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    Nov 08, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    clean and washed clothes...sure....otherwise...only if you have a fetish...yuc!
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    Nov 08, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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    Nov 08, 2010 4:27 AM GMT
    Someone had a booty call!!!!

    I don't see anything wrong with that as long as the clothes was washed... unless there are stains on them.
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    Nov 08, 2010 6:13 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidSomeone had a booty call!!!!

    I don't see anything wrong with that as long as the clothes was washed... unless there are stains on them.


    It was definitely not a booty call, lol. He was actually straight. The consensus, though, seems to be that it isn't so strange. That's comforting I guess, in terms of allaying any fears that he was hitting on me.
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    Nov 08, 2010 6:57 AM GMT
    You do know the same bacteria that causes "Athletes Foot" also causes "Jock Itch"?



    -I would never wear someone's gym clothes unless they were my boyfriend. At least then I already know I have their bacteria ALL over me.
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    Nov 08, 2010 7:01 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]hauptstimme said[/cite]You do know the same bacteria that causes "Athletes Foot" also causes "Jock Itch"?



    -I would never wear someone's gym clothes unless they were my boyfriend. At least then I already know I have their bacteria ALL over me. [/quote

    I didn't really know that. To me it just "seemed" gross and way too intimate.
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    Nov 08, 2010 7:03 AM GMT
    as long as hes cute and i put them on after we have sex and he puts mine on then sure ill borrow some gym clothes from a guy icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 08, 2010 7:06 AM GMT
    weird... definitely weird.
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    Nov 08, 2010 9:12 AM GMT
    If you forgot to bring gym clothes and your friend has a clean, extra pair that fits you, there's absolutely nothing weird about loaning it to you or accepting to borrow it.
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    Nov 08, 2010 12:11 PM GMT
    hauptstimme saidYou do know the same bacteria that causes "Athletes Foot" also causes "Jock Itch"?

    I believe it's a fungus, not a bacteria. But I've also read that it's difficult to destroy, even in the clothes washer. For that reason I never wash my socks and underwear together. I've also read a recommendation that men's underwear should be replaced every 6 months, even before it's worn out, because of fungus build-up. Not sure that's necessary, but I would decline the gym clothing offer.

    Only time I ever wore another guy's things was to go swimming in 1968. I stopped to help these 2 other motorcyclists who were having engine problems in New York state. They said they were going to a state park, and invited me to ride my bike along after we got the broken one running, partly for their insurance. When we arrived there I saw it offered a large outdoor swimming pool that these 2 guys had planned to use, a nice idea after a hot summer ride. Except I didn't have a swimsuit with me.

    They had ditty bags on their saddles, containing some shorts in case they went hiking at some point. So the 3 of us went into the large changing room where they gave me a pair of denim shorts, and one guy lent me his jock, while he went commando in his own swim trunks.

    (In those days suit liners were less common than now, a special swim jock or regular supporter typically worn instead. Especially since many swim trunks still had very short legs, like the old-style gym shorts, past which your stuff could protrude, or at least be seen)

    I thought it a bit odd to do this, but figured we'd be in the water, where the chlorine would keep things sanitary. I didn't yet know about fungus issues.

    Some military gyms used to have a complimentary clothing issue if you hadn't brought your own, mainly for guys on travel status, that consisted of T-shirt, trunks, socks, jock and sneakers, presumably all sanitized. I was a bit uneasy with that, too, and uncomfortable, since the the jock would invariably be all stretched out and slack from too many washings, offering no more support than going commando.

    And one college I attended would also issue a daily gym kit from the equipment room if you needed it, their saggy jocks likewise almost worthless. So in a way, "sharing" gym clothes used to be a regular policy, cause you were wearing stuff many dozens of other guys had used before you. Not sure that's done anywhere today.
  • DanOmatic

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    Nov 08, 2010 12:50 PM GMT
    The university I teach at still issues gym clothes/jocks/towels for working out. When you're done with your workout, you just toss the sweaty clothes in a gigantic laundry bin on your way out of the gym. It's typically the older or retired professors that use them; I prefer to bring my own gear, not because of any squeamishness about germs, but because my own clothes fit and look better.
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    Nov 08, 2010 12:50 PM GMT
    Sorry 'bout that. It is fungus.

    -not too mention the dreaded pubic lice. I had a friend get those from sharing their roommates towel.
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    Nov 08, 2010 12:53 PM GMT
    I don't think so. icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 08, 2010 1:08 PM GMT
    He just wanted to sniff them after you wore them.

    If the clothes are washed and clean, I see no problem with borrowing an item of clothing that you need for a workout session. Or even the whole kit if you were having an unexpected workout session and didn't have your stuff with you.
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    Nov 08, 2010 1:17 PM GMT
    I think it is gross and weird.
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    Nov 08, 2010 1:25 PM GMT
    I see no issue with sharing clean gym clothes; but I won't even wear my own gym clothes twice, much less anyone else's.
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    Nov 08, 2010 1:26 PM GMT
    I'm going to go ahead and say... Nooooo.
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    Nov 08, 2010 1:34 PM GMT
    Straight guys appear, by an insanely limited sample, to be oblivious to either the sanitary or social implications of this kind of stuff. A guy I met on a train and have only hung out with a few times once grabbed my (used) fork and started eating his dinner rather than ask for another one. There was no way he couldn't have known I had used it, since he was seated to my left and had to reach over my plate to get it. I would have been less surprised if it was a boyfriend or someone I knew well.
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    Nov 08, 2010 10:41 PM GMT
    njmeanwhile saidStraight guys appear, by an insanely limited sample, to be oblivious to either the sanitary or social implications of this kind of stuff. A guy I met on a train and have only hung out with a few times once grabbed my (used) fork and started eating his dinner rather than ask for another one. There was no way he couldn't have known I had used it, since he was seated to my left and had to reach over my plate to get it. I would have been less surprised if it was a boyfriend or someone I knew well.


    Wow! That seems waaay beyond normal conduct.
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    Nov 08, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
    I used to use my bfs when I was with him. Didnt really care if it was washed or not......exact same with forks and stuff too.....but i guess it doesn really matter
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    Nov 09, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    I've shared clean gym clothes with friends who visit me, and with friends whom I visit. They're clean clothes for crying out loud.

    Stop being such prisses. You give us fags a bad name.
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    Nov 09, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    Clean...yeah. "Used?" Nope!
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    Nov 09, 2010 2:43 AM GMT
    its probably normal between str8 guys because theres no sexual tension being he thinks you're str8