Changing and Showering in the Locker Room

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    May 20, 2008 11:14 PM GMT
    Just curious guys....and I hope this hasn't been posted before. I was in the Locker room today, putting my stuff away and getting out my iPod, when another guy was in there changing. While he changed his underwear, he kept his shirt on in order to hide his ass. I thought that was odd. And then almost immediately another guy came back from the shower already wearing his briefs and carrying his gym bag. His towel was already around his neck.

    Do you guys find this at your gyms? When did this start to happen? Is it because I live in the southeast? I realize everyone looks, whether you are gay, bi, or straight, and some old trolls make it more obvious than others. Just curious what goes on in other locker rooms at other gyms around the country.

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    May 20, 2008 11:36 PM GMT
    I notice the same thing at the gym I go to. It's like men are so worried about hiding their junk. I've seen it where a guy wears his underwear into the shower, shuts the curtain, then takes off his underwear and showers. Sort of dries off and then puts his underwear back on before he opens the curtain. First, omg... I can only imagine the smell when he finally takes off those underwear again. And second, how can someone be so modest that they're afraid that someone may actually see his bare ass?

    I just don't get it. I don't have the best body in the world and certainly not the biggest dick, but I don't couldn't give two shits if someone peeks a look. It is what it is and it's not growing anymore so I'm happy with what I have.
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    May 20, 2008 11:41 PM GMT
    I have seen this before...more so in highschool after swim class. We use to shower like that when we were away at summer camp. I guess some people are shy...maybe they feel they are too small...or too BIG and they dont want anyone staring.
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    May 20, 2008 11:45 PM GMT
    Yeah, polobutt, I've noticed that too with the shower. They go in there, strip, shower, and put it back on. I don't get it.

    And I don't care if someone peeks either. It would be an ego boost to me.
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    May 20, 2008 11:54 PM GMT
    I'm curious to know why it matters so much to you!
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    May 20, 2008 11:58 PM GMT
    Appropriate modesty is what i see at my gym. Most part, guys wear a towel to/from shower. Face locker. Change quickly.

    The ones hangin' brain to and from the shower, shaving, going to take a pee, etc are really in the minority.
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    May 21, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    And others remove and put on their underwear underneath their towel, like a surfer removing his wet suit under a towel out in public.

    I used to be weirded out by nudity up until mid-twenties or so, so it's just their way.

    I'm definitely more concerned about the ones that insist on parading around naked.
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    May 21, 2008 12:13 AM GMT
    I think locker room shyness is inversely proportional to sexual prowess. I also think that the older you get, the less you care who sees your junk. If a younger guy is strutting his stuff without shyness, my guess is he fucks like a champ.

    I used to work at a health club with members (heh) from all age groups well represented (incl. 80+) and I noticed how the older guys would really "hang out". Yeah. I've seen WAY too much senior citizen dick. The older members (heheh...snort) sat around buck naked watching Celtics games for hours. I'd come home from work trembling, sucking my thumb, and needing a hug. But beer was a good substitute. ;-)
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    May 21, 2008 12:18 AM GMT
    I'm one of them shy people but my house and shower is 3 minutes away so I don't use the gym showers, I just go home.

    It was the way I was brought up, you don't get naked in front of others only the one you get into bed with, I have never been able to shower in communal showers of any description.
    I'm the same with peeing when others are around, it just doesn't happen, unless I'm so desperate that I'm gonna wet my self anyway, then I just have to deal with the shame hahaha
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    May 21, 2008 12:23 AM GMT
    I dont go around flashing around flashing it. I wear a towel to and from the sauna and shower and in the sauna. But when I am changing I think it is ridiculous to go thru the gymnastics of getting my shorts on under my towel. That to me seems weird.

    Whereas it is one extreme to walk around naked, it is also way too prudish to dress and undress under a towel.
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    May 21, 2008 12:25 AM GMT
    Once I removed my towel and blurted out "tahdaaaaah!".




    OK no I didn't.
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    May 21, 2008 12:27 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidI'm one of them shy people but my house and shower is 3 minutes away so I don't use the gym showers, I just go home.

    It was the way I was brought up, you don't get naked in front of others only the one you get into bed with, I have never been able to shower in communal showers of any description.
    I'm the same with peeing when others are around, it just doesn't happen, unless I'm so desperate that I'm gonna wet my self anyway, then I just have to deal with the shame hahaha


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    May 21, 2008 12:32 AM GMT
    Ah, the guys would leave me alone at the end of the game to shower alone, they would all hang out outside of the showers..

    I was the butt of many jokes because of it, but, they where kewl with doing it. I was always terrified showering there as it was hahaha

    Sometimes thought I'd just go home and shower and met them back at the pub or what ever to hang out and have a few beers.
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    May 21, 2008 12:33 AM GMT
    I always just put a towel around me to go into the shower, I'd get annoyed letting people watch. I only flash if there is no one around.

    Although today, I did shower naked at the pool shower... they don't have curtains, only the gym showers have curtains. And I only did so coz I got fed up trying to wash my ass with the swimsuit on, and the only other guy that was there was showering naked too. icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
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    May 21, 2008 12:34 AM GMT
    some guys might feel uncomfortable showing of there privet bits. It's not weird some guys just like to be more modest.

    I'm like that to a certain degree. I don't walk around in public shirtless unless at the pool or the beach or changing after a soccer game into my street clothing. I just don't feel its needed to walk around in public shirtless or to have other guys see my penis in the change room. I might grow out of it but theres nothing wrong with it.

    Besides lets face it. after some of the comments guy make in some of these forums topics about body type and how shalow guys can be is it any wonder some guys are self aware?
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    May 21, 2008 12:35 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidAh, the guys would leave me alone at the end of the game to shower alone, they would all hang out outside of the showers..

    I was the butt of many jokes because of it, but, they where kewl with doing it. I was always terrified showering there as it was hahaha

    Sometimes thought I'd just go home and shower and met them back at the pub or what ever to hang out and have a few beers.


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  • irishboxers

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    May 21, 2008 12:36 AM GMT
    Yeah, there's a group of guys at my gym who do the damp overly modest underwear thing. Somehow they're also the guys who haven't made any visible progress in months. Also have the strutting seniors; one in particular is pretty bad about leering while naked. I try to be obvious about averting my eyes. I don't get the underwear thing or the naked thing or, for that matter, the guys who hang out in the locker room, fully clothed, having conversations; the lounge is that way, guys.

    I'm with ATXRugger on the twenty-somethings who saunter around with next to nothing left to the imagination -- probably rock stars in bed. My personal fave is this little blonde fireplug wrestler-type who never makes it all the way back to his locker before the towel comes off and he starts drying. Hung like a clydesdale, too. I'll try to wrangle some pictures for you all. icon_biggrin.gif
  • DCEric

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    May 21, 2008 12:38 AM GMT
    Another modest guy here. I also just go home after the gym... although that is partially because I hate lugging a gym bag around. In college, in the dorms, we had communal showers. To make things worse most years I lived in "supplemental housing" which amounted to a study lounge converted into a room with 8-10 beds, desks and dressers. The first week we all would dance around covering up... by week two we mostly just came in changed and left- including when guests were in the room.
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    May 21, 2008 12:39 AM GMT
    I'm the nekkid guy. I shave, piss, shower nekkid. My gym we have 6 shower heads; 3 facing 3 and in cramped quarters. But it's a military gym on base and there aren't too many shy guys there. There are a few, but not many.









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    May 21, 2008 12:40 AM GMT
    At McGill University in Montreal, they have communal, co-ed showers. People were just like, "whatever".
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    May 21, 2008 12:40 AM GMT
    The str8s are afeared of their giblets being seen by the gay menz. Either that or they don't want to be judged. I see it all the time, some don't care, most (especially the younger guys) keep covered. I even see some of the gay guys doing the same thing.

    What's even funnier is going to the gay clubs and noticing the guys acting looking around and seemingly acting disinterested and as shy as they would in a mixed restroom. (I hope what I'm saying makes some sense, especially since my cocktail is stronger than I expected.)

    It happens... I kinda don't blame them, unless they're too good looking and should know that if I'm looking it's a compliment and they should go on and give the show unless they're afraid of sporting wood. (kidding)

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    May 21, 2008 12:43 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidAh, the guys would leave me alone at the end of the game to shower alone, they would all hang out outside of the showers..

    I was the butt of many jokes because of it, but, they where kewl with doing it. I was always terrified showering there as it was hahaha

    Sometimes thought I'd just go home and shower and met them back at the pub or what ever to hang out and have a few beers.


    terrified that someone might see you naked? sorry, but this is a bit incomprehensible to me. ...esp for someone as handsome as you.
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    May 21, 2008 12:45 AM GMT
    A towel is usually appropriate IMHO. That's what I do, just seems normal to me I guess.

  • May 21, 2008 12:46 AM GMT
    I am semi-modest because there are men overtly obvious staring hoping to get a peek of my junk or my ass who I wouldn't even look at WITH CLOTHES ON. I don't think the gym locker room is an appropriate place to fill your eye candy jar. I have also had men "accidentally" pull back my shower curtain to get in my shower while I'm in there showering... HELLO you can see my feet and legs!!! How would you not know I'm in there using that shower!?!?!? If I went to a more straight guy type gym where people used the locker room to ACTUALLY shower and ACTUALLY change and not to jack off, line up dates, or oogle at other guys who are WAY out of your league then I'd not be modest. but I DO put my underwear on while my towel is still around my waist while in front of my locker.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 21, 2008 12:54 AM GMT
    I really don't pay much attention to others as they walk to the shower unless it makes sense for me to do so, I'm just not comfortable with that. What I have noticed is most just have their towels around their waist.