Gym showers?

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    Apr 07, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    Quick question...

    Gym showers, are yours open and shared or individual cubicles

    There's a guy in mine who I've already judged harshly for have a crusifix tattooed on his back showering in really bad, old fake Calvin Kliens and staring at the same tile like he'll melt if he sees one of the three other guys in there's dicks...

    That's liecence to point and laugh... Right?
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    Apr 07, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    Gym in the weekend open, gym during the week closed (individual cubicles).

    2nd part of your post: not sure if serious...
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    Apr 07, 2012 6:16 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidQuick question...

    Gym showers, are yours open and shared or individual cubicles

    There's a guy in mine who I've already judged harshly for have a crusifix tattooed on his back showering in really bad, old fake Calvin Kliens and staring at the same tile like he'll melt if he sees one of the three other guys in there's dicks...

    That's liecence to point and laugh... Right?
    "License" to laugh.. yes!icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 07, 2012 6:17 PM GMT
    People shower in their underwear in a public place? Shower at home!
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    Apr 07, 2012 7:19 PM GMT
    I go to two gyms. One during week is individual stalls. One on weekend is open. I always shower after working out because i sweat perfusely.

    I prefer the open because they are cleaner. The individuals stalls always stink like they werent cleaned well, have wet towels and discarded toiletries strewn about. Open ones are always clean prolly because people are too shy to use them.
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    Apr 07, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    Maybe he was doing his laundry while showering? icon_lol.gif
  • Pontifex

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    Apr 07, 2012 8:37 PM GMT
    My gym is pretty small so they actually have private restrooms ;). I rarely shower there though since I live about 5 minutes away. They are kept clean. Open showers wouldn't bother me though. You use them to get clean, I don't understand people who don't get that... but that is their issue. I really don't see the point of showering in clothes.
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    Apr 07, 2012 9:05 PM GMT
    Mine has 4 cubicles with frosted glass doors, but they are grungy and very small. There's also one handicapped, that's much larger with no door or stepover threshold, open to view. It also has an auxiliary hand-held shower head.

    That's the one I use. I'm not shy, I have a lot more room and brighter lighting, and I do use the handholds on the walls to steady myself when lifting my legs and feet to soap. No signs say I can't use it, and I'm legally certified as handicapped anyway, even if I'm not in a wheelchair (yet).

    Another previous gym I used had 2 side-by-side shower rooms. One was totally open with 8 shower heads, the other had partial metal partitions bolted to the walls, sorta like you see between some urinals, only larger. The majority of men used the fully open shower, the other room almost a stigma that implied you were a shy sissy.

    Plus if you were there with a buddy the partition made conversation difficult. And if you'd already shared the mandatory nude hot tub or steam room with him, it was a little late to be suddenly turning modest in the shower. I still don't understand why American men have turned into cringing prudes within the span of my own lifetime. That wasn't how my generation was raised.
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    Apr 07, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    Our gym is relatively small. The showers are cubicle-style, but are very underutilized. I hope that means that people are rushing home to shower, because if they're not it's GROSS. Blechhhh...

    Although point #2 of the OP is amusing, there is never any cause to point and laugh out loud. Please continue to stab the guy behind his back, however icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 07, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    There's no cubicles at my gym, but there's lots of space. I use the showers there because there's steady, pressurized hot water. It doesn't have those annoying timed faucets. Clean, unlimited towels, complementary razors, sauna, steam room, whirl pool... it's fantastic. Makes shaving my head an enjoyable, pleasant experience.

    I never shower after hockey practice. For some reason arena showers always leak out a cold, weak stream. The shower spaces are tiny and dingy. Too many people and it's awkward. Don't like.
  • Timbales

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    Apr 07, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    Mine has individual stalls, thank goodness
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    Apr 07, 2012 9:21 PM GMT
    Mine has 5 stalls with the last being handicapped.
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    Apr 07, 2012 9:27 PM GMT
    I drop all pretense at my old local Y where it'd definitely be license to laugh. It's a huge gang shower filled with men aged 16-80, usually talking about the Mets. In fact it's so convivial in there that I'm surprised guys don't soap each other's backs whilst arguing the relative merits of Duda versus Wright.
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    Apr 07, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidI go to two gyms. One during week is individual stalls. One on weekend is open. I always shower after working out because i sweat perfusely.

    I prefer the open because they are cleaner. The individuals stalls always stink like they werent cleaned well, have wet towels and discarded toiletries strewn about. Open ones are always clean prolly because people are too shy to use them.


    That's true my old gym had stalls they would clean a big circle on all walls and floor and the corners would be slime..... icon_redface.gif
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    Apr 07, 2012 9:39 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI drop all pretense at my old local Y where it'd definitely be license to laugh. It's a huge gang shower filled with men aged 18-80, usually talking about the Mets. In fact it's so convivial in there that I'm surprised guys don't soap each other's backs whilst arguing the relative merits of Duda versus Wright.


    It's the same at my Y. I think there's something wrong with guys that are afraid of communal showers. lol
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    Apr 07, 2012 9:40 PM GMT
    I have my own shower at home, that I know is clean. Thus it's a non issue for me.
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    Apr 07, 2012 9:46 PM GMT
    My gym showers are private cubicles with curtains. How clean they are depends on the time of day and how crowded it is. Some people seem to think it's OK to leave a disgusting mess in the showers. I think the more the staff tries to keep it clean, the more lazy people get and assume someone else will take care of it.

    That guy staring at the wall sounds like me some of the time! LOL! I over-compensate a bit because I don't want to seem like I'm staring. I pick an inanimate object to fixate on. It's pathetic, I know.
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    Apr 07, 2012 9:51 PM GMT
    Careful, Puritan Boy is watching and the YCYL Threat Level on this thread has just gone from CREEPCON 5 to CREEPCON 2.

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    Apr 07, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidCareful, Puritan Boy is watching and the YCYL Threat Level on this thread has just gone from CREEPCON 5 to CREEPCON 2.



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    Apr 07, 2012 10:19 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidThat guy staring at the wall sounds like me some of the time! LOL! I over-compensate a bit because I don't want to seem like I'm staring. I pick an inanimate object to fixate on. It's pathetic, I know.

    If pathetic then I was, too. I did that during my Army days, when I lived in enlisted barracks and used a common latrine, or even afterwards as an Officer, when I used Army gyms with gang showers. Larger facilities even had separate locker rooms just for Lieutenant Colonels and full Colonels (apparently General Officers never used the gym), but even those I used still had open showers. When I served the concept of modesty was not authorized.

    The last thing I could do (or would have done as a career ender) was pop a stiffie in the shower. So I trained myself to go into an almost Zen-like trance, shutting out my surroundings. One of the ways I achieved this was by mentally playing the calming & tranquil Mozart piano Sonata in A Major, K.331, first movement Andante Grazioso, the first Mozart I ever mastered in my pre-Army early teens.

    Oddly, this was the piece that my first wife said won her heart, when she heard me play it. Later I played piano accompaniment to her public performances of the 4 Mozart Horn Concertos, she having been trained at the Juilliard as a non-degree student. Watch Variation IV with the hand crossovers at 3:32 (that's not me in the video, of course). She positively swooned when I did that.

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    Apr 07, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
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    intensity69 saidOur gym is relatively small. The showers are cubicle-style, but are very underutilized. I hope that means that people are rushing home to shower, because if they're not it's GROSS. Blechhhh...

    Although point #2 of the OP is amusing, there is never any cause to point and laugh out loud. Please continue to stab the guy behind his back, however icon_twisted.gif

    Yup....our gym's are VERY underused....to the point if you leave something in there, it's still there a few days later. We're pretty sure they're not getting cleaned...certainly not as much as we would like anyway, so we actually bring our own cleaning solution and spray down the stalls before our workout so they're nice and clean for after.

    And my opinion of the guy in the CKs is different than my partners....I think laughing is totally appropriate. Bonus points though for having the guts to start a creepy convo with him in his wet CKs....something like "wow, you're totally reminding me of when Marky Mark did that Calvin Klein ad in the same tighty whiteys....OMG, that was so hot. I wasn't really "sure" up until that, but when I saw that Marky Mark CK ad, I knew I couldn't keep denying my feelings.....so, what's your name? Come here often?"

    And smile like this when you're talking to him:
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    Hahahha... If I could make that face, I'd be totally tempted to do as you suggest icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 07, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidQuick question...

    Gym showers, are yours open and shared or individual cubicles

    There's a guy in mine who I've already judged harshly for have a crusifix tattooed on his back showering in really bad, old fake Calvin Kliens and staring at the same tile like he'll melt if he sees one of the three other guys in there's dicks...

    That's liecence to point and laugh... Right?

    I wonder why you care.

    But I think it is funny that according to RJ forums you're a creeper if you sneak peeks at other guys in the showers....and you are an object worthy of ridicule of you keep your eyes to yourself. Jebus! You cant win.

    So I guess if you can't win, you might as well sneak a peek. ;-)
  • Sparkycat

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    Apr 07, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    Cubicles with curtains. But, the cubicles are small, so I leave the curtain open because I don't enjoy feeling like I'm showering in a coffin.
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    Apr 07, 2012 11:15 PM GMT
    My gym has individual stalls, but the partitions are frosted glass.

    Since the gym was built about 10 years ago, and since then it's been in the hands of Ballys and L.A. Fitness (as a result of takeovers), maintenance hasn't been the greatest, and the "frosting" on some of the partitions is peeling off.

    If you want to put on a show, you can use those; if you prefer more privacy, then there are others which haven't been exposed to as much use and cleaning fluids.

    Note: there is no guarantee who's going to come into the stall next to you, so if you're not interested, you just pretend like there's not a clear pane of glass separating you.
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    Apr 07, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
    The gym I went to for years because it was close to home, was in a borderline gay area. About 50 percent of the clientele was gay, the rest, questionable. A lot of married guys (wedding rings and met the wife outside in the lobby) would jack off in the cubicles that had no doors or curtains.

    There was an incident once where a str8 guy grabbed a 53 year old gay man's crotch. I happened to have witnessed it and was interviewed by the cops. My statement when they asked me what I saw:

    "Officer, I'm almost 59 (at the time) if someone comes up and grabs my crotch the first thing I am going to do is not call the police.. I'm going to ask, "Is this gonna cost me?:" end of interview

    For those in Ft Laud it was Bally's on commercial

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