coolarmydude saidNo, I showered and never had them.
During Army field training in wooded areas it was common for us to check each other out for ticks when we returned to contonment and took showers. The medical personnel recommended it, since you can't see your own back, nor scalp and other body parts very well. It's also why we got buzz cuts in the summer, virtually bald.
Some of those checks were very erotic, and you literally would spread your ass cheeks so the other guy could look. It really was necessary. Nobody ever promised me the Army would be refined & elegant. How I controlled my hard-on I'll never know.
One time I noticed some ticks in my groin when I undressed back in my quarters. I could have removed them myself, but I wanted documentation in my medical record in case I did contract something. So I redressed and went to the Troop Medical Clinic (TMC).
There I was told they only had female enlisted medics on duty and no doctors. Would I mind a female examining me? I think my being a Major put them on best behavior, because I wonder if a male Private soldier would have been treated with such delicacy.
So I said OK, let's get this over with, and the ticks removed ASAP. Then I was told a female could not be in the treatment room with me alone, another medic had to be present. Except that meant another female.
I see: it's wrong for 1 woman to look at my dick & balls, but it's OK if 2 do it together??? That sure aided MY dignity!
So I pulled my balls to one side to make my groin accessible. And then she took the biggest pair of tweezers I've ever seen, they were like chopsticks, to yank those suckers off me and apply some antiseptic. But at least I got it all recorded on paper, which went into my medical record.
But I never did contract anything, and that was 24 years ago. And I'm still a fanatic about checking for ticks whenever I've been in the woods or bush.