Nudity in the Locker Room

  • bkjhebert

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    Feb 05, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    I saw a production of “Take Me Out”, by Richard Greenberg last night, which had plenty of male nudity. During the play, even though the topic of sex was being discussed, the nudity wasn’t necessarily sexual. There are guys who are extremely comfortable with being naked and some who are not at all. It seems comfort level is tied to your thoughts about sex and sexuality.

    Is nudity in a locker room setting necessarily or inherently sexual?
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    Feb 05, 2012 6:19 PM GMT
    Think of it as food at a buffet. If you are starving - it may be overwhelming sensory overload causing outrageous reactions and stirring primal instincts normally dormant.

    But if you are well-fed, are not particularly hungry and know you can get food whenever you want, probably then just nothing more than something to maybe admire and think about for later.

  • daddysw

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    Feb 05, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    not necessarily sexual - but it can be icon_surprised.gif I just love being naked with other naked men . . even if they're straight . . the insouciance of it allicon_smile.gif
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    Feb 05, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    I dont have a problem being naked in front of people. But i have noticed in the locker room a a lot of younger straight guys go to great lengths to cover up.
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    Feb 05, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    Cash saidThink of it as food at a buffet. If you are starving - it may be overwhelming sensory overload causing outrageous reactions and stirring primal instincts normally dormant.

    But if you are well-fed, are not particularly hungry and know you can get food whenever you want, probably then just nothing more than something to maybe admire and think about for later.



    Well said Cash.
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    Feb 05, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidI dont have a problem being naked in front of people. .


    Pics please.
  • mindandmuscle

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    Feb 05, 2012 6:26 PM GMT
    daddysw saidnot necessarily sexual - but it can be icon_surprised.gif I just love being naked with other naked men . . even if they're straight . . the insouciance of it allicon_smile.gif


    Pretty much agree with this, I enjoy being naked around other naked men. It kind of puts everyone at the same level, regardless of whether they have a suit or Carharts hanging in their locker.
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    Feb 05, 2012 6:34 PM GMT
    Cash said
    Dallasfan824 saidI dont have a problem being naked in front of people. .


    Pics please.


    oh i wouldnt wish that on my worst enemy icon_smile.gif
  • Art2D2x

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    Feb 05, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    I used to be the kid in middle school who would dress in the restrooms with all the other kids who were afraid to get picked on. That insecurity followed me all the way through 2010.

    I realize now that we just have to be comfortable with our bodies. Sure, I may sometimes have my moments of feeling awkward when there's a crowd, but I get over it quickly.

    I'm also not ashamed to admit that sexuality plays a role in the way I carry myself post-workout. For example, my gym's showers have these frosted glass panels in between each shower stall, so I make sure I lather and rinse myself a certain way (note: this does not mean I touch myself in the nether regions).
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    Feb 05, 2012 6:41 PM GMT
    Being naked in the lockerroom is not sexual to me. If it were, then I could never be naked, because I throw wood easily. Of course I feel sexy. I mean who doesn't feel sexy when they are pumped and swollen. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 05, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
    I'm comfortable with it but I've noticed men's insecurity seems to come out in the locker room.
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    Feb 05, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
    Jaded semi-bitchy commentary on a thread topic that persistently resurfaces:

    1. Older guys (pretty much anyone who was alive during the JFK administration and older) don't particularly have any hangups about lockerroom nudity. This had largely to do with schools, public gyms and swimming pools, and YMCA's having gender segregated swimming times and nude swimming, and a general lack of concern about gym/steamroom creepers checking out everyone's junk.

    The few who did were probably ostracized if not smacked down for their inappropriate YCYL behaviour.

    2. Guys who grew up during the Carter and Reagan administrations have few hangups, but generally like to keep some amount of modesty, and generally use the locker room for its intended purpose - change clothing, shower, GTFO... unlike the older dudes who seem to linger around with their junk hanging out or peeking out from underneath their massive FUPAs.

    Granted, 80% of these old guys have no sexually predatory designs on anyone, they just seem to think that the locker room is a place to hang out nude and play 3-hour rounds of Pinochle or do the NY Times crossword, or discuss their never-ending array of ailments with guys of any age who are in earshot.

    3. College-aged guys and younger (typically too young to really remember the Clinton administration or pre-TSA air travel) are TOTALLY convinced that 95% of the guys in the gym locker room are looking for the first excuse to anally rape them, and so they cover up from tit to toe with the biggest beach towel they can buy, while awkwardly shuffling into their baggy boxers and jeans at a speed that would cripple all but the most flexible gymnasts.

    Which elicits LULZ from the older guys who are mostly straight, and perhaps some LULZ from the gay older guys who just might not find every chicken that stumbles into the locker room to be that appetizing.


    .... I think that about covers it, no?
  • brightkid

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    Feb 05, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
    Depends on the looks of the other guys in the locker room.
  • DrewT

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    Feb 05, 2012 6:46 PM GMT
    For me, not usually. The only naked guys in the locker room are overweight and/or old (65+).
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    Feb 05, 2012 6:49 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidJaded semi-bitchy commentary on a thread topic that persistently resurfaces:

    1. Older guys (pretty much anyone who was alive during the JFK administration and older) don't particularly have any hangups about lockerroom nudity. This had largely to do with schools, public gyms and swimming pools, and YMCA's having gender segregated swimming times and nude swimming, and a general lack of concern about gym/steamroom creepers checking out everyone's junk.

    The few who did were probably ostracized if not smacked down for their inappropriate YCYL behaviour.

    2. Guys who grew up during the Carter and Reagan administrations have few hangups, but generally like to keep some amount of modesty, and generally use the locker room for its intended purpose - change clothing, shower, GTFO... unlike the older dudes who seem to linger around with their junk hanging out or peeking out from underneath their massive FUPAs.

    Granted, 80% of these old guys have no sexually predatory designs on anyone, they just seem to think that the locker room is a place to hang out nude and play 3-hour rounds of Pinochle or do the NY Times crossword, or discuss their never-ending array of ailments with guys of any age who are in earshot.

    3. College-aged guys and younger (typically too young to really remember the Clinton administration or pre-TSA air travel) are TOTALLY convinced that 95% of the guys in the gym locker room are looking for the first excuse to anally rape them, and so they cover up from tit to toe with the biggest beach towel they can buy, while awkwardly shuffling into their baggy boxers and jeans at a speed that would cripple all but the most flexible gymnasts.

    Which elicits LULZ from the older guys who are mostly straight, and perhaps some LULZ from the gay older guys who just might not find every chicken that stumbles into the locker room to be that appetizing.


    .... I think that about covers it, no?


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    Feb 05, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidJaded semi-bitchy commentary on a thread topic that persistently resurfaces:

    1. Older guys (pretty much anyone who was alive during the JFK administration and older) don't particularly have any hangups about lockerroom nudity. This had largely to do with schools, public gyms and swimming pools, and YMCA's having gender segregated swimming times and nude swimming, and a general lack of concern about gym/steamroom creepers checking out everyone's junk.

    The few who did were probably ostracized if not smacked down for their inappropriate YCYL behaviour.

    2. Guys who grew up during the Carter and Reagan administrations have few hangups, but generally like to keep some amount of modesty, and generally use the locker room for its intended purpose - change clothing, shower, GTFO... unlike the older dudes who seem to linger around with their junk hanging out or peeking out from underneath their massive FUPAs.

    Granted, 80% of these old guys have no sexually predatory designs on anyone, they just seem to think that the locker room is a place to hang out nude and play 3-hour rounds of Pinochle or do the NY Times crossword, or discuss their never-ending array of ailments with guys of any age who are in earshot.

    3. College-aged guys and younger (typically too young to really remember the Clinton administration or pre-TSA air travel) are TOTALLY convinced that 95% of the guys in the gym locker room are looking for the first excuse to anally rape them, and so they cover up from tit to toe with the biggest beach towel they can buy, while awkwardly shuffling into their baggy boxers and jeans at a speed that would cripple all but the most flexible gymnasts.

    Which elicits LULZ from the older guys who are mostly straight, and perhaps some LULZ from the gay older guys who just might not find every chicken that stumbles into the locker room to be that appetizing.


    .... I think that about covers it, no?



    What about the college age twinks who are just becoming sexually curious and have their towels barely hangning on and then follow any hot muscle into the showers, Gets into the shower across the aisle and just taking what they think are quick glances but in reality are just long awkwards gawks. They seem very eager to show off their asses.
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    Feb 05, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    Cash said
    Dallasfan824 saidI dont have a problem being naked in front of people. .


    Pics please.


    +1
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    Feb 05, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger said.... I think that about covers it, no?

    True, but it's not so much a function of the then-current administration or TSA.

    I think in the recent decade, publicity over priest molestation (and now the Penn State scandal) has made people more aware. Even if they aren't fearful that they are the next victim, they are atuned that some may be sexually objectifying them.

    It's what women (naked or not) have had to deal with for millions of years.

    Perhaps Bush Sr. is getting his "kinder, gentler, [more covered up] nation".
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    Feb 05, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidI dont have a problem being naked in front of people. But i have noticed in the locker room a a lot of younger straight guys go to great lengths to cover up.


    you cover in your adult photos
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    Feb 05, 2012 7:01 PM GMT
    dudewithabeard


    What about the college age twinks who are just becoming sexually curious and have their towels barely hangning on and then follow any hot muscle into the showers, Gets into the shower across the aisle and just taking what they think are quick glances but in reality are just long awkwards gawks. They seem very eager to show off their asses.



    Guys don't make passes at guys who show their asses...

    Because they are Whores...
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    Feb 05, 2012 7:06 PM GMT
    Wolverine4 said
    AlphaTrigger said.... I think that about covers it, no?

    True, but it's not so much a function of the then-current administration or TSA.

    I think in the recent decade, publicity over priest molestation (and now the Penn State scandal) has made people more aware. Even if they aren't fearful that they are the next victim, they are atuned that some may be sexually objectifying them.

    It's what women (naked or not) have had to deal with for millions of years.

    Perhaps Bush Sr. is getting his "kinder, gentler, [more covered up] nation".


    We are sexually objectified from the moment we leave our houses - naked or not.

    I don't think the OP is referring to to predators of 10 year old children.

    There is a small segment of the current generation of young Gay men that seems to be so identified with their sisters and/or girlfriends that they have emmulated the traditionally female characteristics of being highly offended at being looked at in ANY way. It seems like a useless sense of modesty in a lockerroom situation.

    Some of these guys sound as if they wanna slap a dude across the face and burst into tears as they tightly cover their bosom.
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    Feb 05, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    Cash said
    Some of these guys sound as if they wanna slap a dude across the face and burst into tears as they tightly cover their bosom.


    Should I feel bad this gave me an erection
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    Feb 05, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    Eveb though i absolutely enjoy being naked in the lovker room, i get little frightened at the thought of beig caught admiring another guy. Just from personal experience, have yet to see someone reacting positively to my curiosity, so ill take extended showers, but definitely try to be quick when going through. Kind of why i want to find a gay only gym.
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    AlphaTrigger saidJaded semi-bitchy commentary on a thread topic that persistently resurfaces:

    1. Older guys (pretty much anyone who was alive during the JFK administration and older) don't particularly have any hangups about lockerroom nudity. This had largely to do with schools, public gyms and swimming pools, and YMCA's having gender segregated swimming times and nude swimming, and a general lack of concern about gym/steamroom creepers checking out everyone's junk.

    The few who did were probably ostracized if not smacked down for their inappropriate YCYL behaviour.

    2. Guys who grew up during the Carter and Reagan administrations have few hangups, but generally like to keep some amount of modesty, and generally use the locker room for its intended purpose - change clothing, shower, GTFO... unlike the older dudes who seem to linger around with their junk hanging out or peeking out from underneath their massive FUPAs.

    Granted, 80% of these old guys have no sexually predatory designs on anyone, they just seem to think that the locker room is a place to hang out nude and play 3-hour rounds of Pinochle or do the NY Times crossword, or discuss their never-ending array of ailments with guys of any age who are in earshot.

    3. College-aged guys and younger (typically too young to really remember the Clinton administration or pre-TSA air travel) are TOTALLY convinced that 95% of the guys in the gym locker room are looking for the first excuse to anally rape them, and so they cover up from tit to toe with the biggest beach towel they can buy, while awkwardly shuffling into their baggy boxers and jeans at a speed that would cripple all but the most flexible gymnasts.

    Which elicits LULZ from the older guys who are mostly straight, and perhaps some LULZ from the gay older guys who just might not find every chicken that stumbles into the locker room to be that appetizing.


    .... I think that about covers it, no?


    Fucking brilliant!!!
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    Feb 05, 2012 7:09 PM GMT
    bkjhebert saidI saw a production of “Take Me Out”, by Richard Greenberg last night, which had plenty of male nudity. During the play, even though the topic of sex was being discussed, the nudity wasn’t necessarily sexual. There are guys who are extremely comfortable with being naked and some who are not at all. It seems comfort level is tied to your thoughts about sex and sexuality.

    Is nudity in a locker room setting necessarily or inherently sexual?


    You would probably catch me looking