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Guys Putting Their Underwear on Under Their Towel in the Lockerroom

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    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 4:42 PM GMT
    I suppose they're shy about showing their butts and junk to geezers like me, but, come on! It's a locker room for God's sake.

    The contortions they go through to keep their towel on with one hand while trying to yank their underwear on with the other would make a female gymnast jealous. They inevitably have to use both hands on the underwear, then the towel drops and they frantically try to pull it up quickly.

    I see this and almost laugh out loud.

    Does anyone else see (or practice) this behavior?
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    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 4:48 PM GMT
    I could swear I saw this exact same thread the day I joined RJ...
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    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 4:55 PM GMT
    Really? Well, I'm nothing if not unoriginal.
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    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 5:26 PM GMT
    I suspect they fear showing shrinkage.
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    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 5:31 PM GMT
    Sometimes I'll put my underwear on under my towel. It depends mostly on how busy the locker room is. The busier, the more I sort of want some kind of privacy.

    I also will when I get the feeling I'm not being just looked at but stared down. I go to the gym so people think I look good and will look at me but there's a difference between looking and staring-- intently, even when the person doing the staring is aware that you know and look a bit uncomfortable. I like being looked at in the gym and feeling sexy to other guys but not being stared down. (Yesterday I was stared down so hard I felt disoriented I was so uncomfortable. I put my underwear on under my towel.)

    Then, I think: Ok, I'm not giving out a free show and I really want some privacy so my ass will stay covered.
  • eckilegs Posts: 216
    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 5:42 PM GMT
    If you're paying THAT close of attention, I can't imagine why someone who is self conscious wouldn't want to drop the towel, lol.

    Why does it matter either way?
  • silverfox Posts: 3174
    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 5:42 PM GMT
    chicago_barry said
    The contortions they go through to keep their towel on with one hand while trying to yank their underwear on with the other would make a female gymnast jealous. They inevitably have to use both hands on the underwear, then the towel drops and they frantically try to pull it up quickly.



    Well obviously Barry you are looking at this poor guy while he is taking his clothes off. Perhaps it makes him uncomfortable. I like to show off some..but on my terms. I think I would have a similar reaction if someone was staring me down while i was undressing or getting dressed.
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    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 5:50 PM GMT
    I've gotten over wearing a towel while changing right next to my locker, but I still wear a towel around the locker room and I still wear underwear in the shower (it's a big communal shower). There are all types at the gym, and if each guy is comfortable (whether he's strutting around with a boner or going home in a dirty sweatsuit because he doesn't want to get naked in the locker room) then the gym will be a better place or everyone. People shouldn't feel pressured into doing any more or any less than makes them comfortable.
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    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 6:30 PM GMT
    Had to think about this for a second because I've never paid too much attention to my actions when I change. If I'm talking to someone while changing I'll keep the towel on. Don't know why because when it's just me the towel isn't a concern.
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    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 6:44 PM GMT
    I get that some guys are modest about public nudity; even if it IS the men's locker room. Whether it's because they have a big dick and are tired of guys staring, or the opposite, one never knows.

    However, I don't think it's about "pressuring" anyone to drop towel and show off their goods. It just seems sort of silly for grown men to make such an effort to cover up in front of each other. You don't have to stare someone down to see them frantically grasp at a falling towel; you just notice it.

    I'm not one to generally walk around the locker room naked, but drop the towel when I'm getting changed. Unless of course someone I'm not attracted to is leering. I don't want to reward them with the visuals! :c)
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    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 6:47 PM GMT
    But isn't sending the message that guys who want to cover up are doing something "silly" pressuring them not to do it?
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    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 6:47 PM GMT
    Italian locker room behaviour makes me laugh out loud. There is a near total fear of nudity to the point that people dress under giant terry cloth robes and capes.

    Honestly, when I was just a little kid (13) growing up in Texas I was mortified of the locker room. I was afraid that if I showered at school I would get a boner looking at the beautiful boys, and everyone would know I was gay (didn't know the word gay at the time so I preferred cocksucker - oh and I still do).

    The Jim Morris club in Los Angeles got me over that and now I prefer to change nekked. If anyone wants to look at me, G-d help em.

    I do look at beautiful men, and I will keep doing it until G-d takes my eyes out of my head. If those beautiful men don't like that they can-

    a - dress under a cape
    b - become ugly
    c - report me to the old troll police

    Until then Viva Voyeurism.

    Terry
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    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 6:58 PM GMT
    Like I said, I don't mind guys looking because that's part of why I go to the gym-- to get hot so I will be looked at. I'm not so self-obsessed as to be offended that guys who I don't find attractive might want to look at me; I won't rant about 'trolls' because that's just immature. Do I hope guys I find hot will check me out? Sure. But trying to be exclusive as to who looks at me isn't realistic.

    But there's a difference between looking and staring. And when I feel that someone's staring so hard they might as well be touching, then I put my underwear on under my towel. Otherwise, I drop the towel.
  • smalltownboy Posts: 368
    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 6:59 PM GMT
    eckilegs saidIf you're paying THAT close of attention, I can't imagine why someone who is self conscious wouldn't want to drop the towel...


    Exactly. And you wonder why some guy's do that?

    I'm actually proud of my body but I don't want gawking eyes watching me dress or undress....I'm there to work out, not to be ogled while I change clothes or get dressed.
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    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 7:04 PM GMT
    I refuse to let other people's behavior dictate mine.*

    I am also very careful not to confuse my own feelings that I project into the "thoughts" of others and then just reflect back to myself.

    *I was going to joke "unless they have a gun," but I have been assaulted twice by muggers with guns and I fought back, so that isnt true either.
  • smalltownboy Posts: 368
    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 7:11 PM GMT
    This is a major generalization on my part...but...

    These sorts of topics make me think about when I hear or read some news article or editorial piece how "straight" athletes and/or military personnel argue they "don't want homos" checking them out in the locker room or showers.....

    Each time something like that happens, the queens all start screaming...."They wish! We don't do that!" and its fairly clear...."We" do.
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    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 7:17 PM GMT
    smalltownboy saidThis is a major generalization on my part...but...

    These sorts of topics make me think about when I hear or read some news article or editorial piece how "straight" athletes and/or military personnel argue they "don't want homos" checking them out in the locker room or showers.....

    Each time something like that happens, the queens all start screaming...."They wish! We don't do that!" and its fairly clear...."We" do.

    So do they...everybody cops a peek. So it is really disingenuous of them to try to use that argument. It is to the extreme that we dont do it. You might point out the occasional troll who stares, but you wont find them in the military.
  • smalltownboy Posts: 368
    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 7:23 PM GMT
    Caslon5000 saidSo do they...everybody cops a peek. So it is really disingenuous of them to try to use that argument. It is to the extreme that we dont do it. You might point out the occasional troll who stares, but you wont find them in the military.


    I don't disagree that "everybody" does cop a peek to one degree or other...but I suppose I go out of my way NOT to...

    Frankly (pardon the pun), if you've seen one limp penis, you've seen them all...Yawn.
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    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 7:25 PM GMT
    I am very happy to dry off and put underwear on in the shower under my towel thank you. No need to give everyone a free show.
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    QUOTE Jul 24, 2008 11:47 PM GMT
    ursamajor saidThe Jim Morris club in Los Angeles got me over that and now I prefer to change nekked. If anyone wants to look at me, G-d help em.

    I do look at beautiful men, and I will keep doing it until G-d takes my eyes out of my head. If those beautiful men don't like that they can-

    a - dress under a cape
    b - become ugly
    c - report me to the old troll police

    1) What's the Jim Morris club?
    2) How do you keep yourself from getting hard while naked and looking at them beautiful men? lol
  • Timbales Posts: 13814
    QUOTE Jul 25, 2008 12:36 AM GMT
    Maybe they have a reason to feel conscious about being naked in the locker room if it's an issue of discussion here.
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    QUOTE Jul 25, 2008 12:39 AM GMT
    I have to wonder if some gay guys think it is their god-given right to be able to see every other man's penis just because those other men set foot in a locker room. Such frustration!
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    QUOTE Jul 25, 2008 12:49 AM GMT
    I sometimes see this behavior, but usually chalk it up to religious reasons - Jewish, Muslim, LDS, etc - religions that make a point of dressing modestly.

    Personally I couldn't care less, I got over my personal locker room hangups in Junior High School.

    Locker rooms are for changing, showers for showering.

    I'm not past a bit of exhibitionism - and if a shapely butt does enter my field of vision I will admire it - but things have their place.
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    QUOTE Jul 25, 2008 12:52 AM GMT
    I believe nobody should feel pressured to do any more than they want to. The way I personally feel about MY nudity, is that we live in a country were people freak out over the WORD "penis", much less the actual dick, itself. People make a bigger deal out of nudity than they need to. I wear a towel around the locker room, and my gym has shower stalls, so at the MAXIMUM, I'm nude for maybe a full minute or two. That's just not a big deal. If I catch someone staring, I enjoy the attention, or tell them to stop if it's making me uncomfortable.
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    QUOTE Jul 25, 2008 12:59 AM GMT
    I've been seeing this behavior quite a bit lately. It seems to me, the under towel gyrations actually draw attention to someone; I always do a double-take. I wonder what a guy's got under there that is so different from everyone else

    That said, I'll take extra modesty over the guys who dry themselves in front of the mirror whilst performing some sort of a ballet stretch.