Question on Locker Room Etiquette

  • bilondonjock

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    Jun 16, 2012 2:36 PM GMT
    Need some advice on location of a locker when in the locker room with a work colleague. We frequently arrive at the same time and not sure if I should change next to him (does he think i want to see him naked?) or across the room (does he think I'm being unfriendly?).

    This goes for casual friends too, and gym buddies I really don't know well but say hello to when training. Never sure whether its weird to strip down next to them or not.

    The question is the same in the gents toilet...do you use the urinal next to your mate or as far away as possible?

    Need some advice, please.
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    Jun 16, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    ^Agree
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    Jun 16, 2012 3:22 PM GMT
    WHAAAT? Dude fuck using the urinal next to someone, if you're gonna be creepy, might as well try to use the same one as them.
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    Jun 16, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    hmmm i use the urinal next to them i dont have a problem dressing in front of them either
  • Timbales

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    Jun 16, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    leave a space or two between and keep your eyes up and on their face when talking to them in the locker room
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 16, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    Timbales saidleave a space or two between and keep your eyes up and on their face when talking to them in the locker room


    I agree with this. Everyone enjoys a little personal space, but you don't want to have to raise your voice to talk to someone else you're friendly with in the locker room.
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    Jun 16, 2012 6:11 PM GMT
    About 4 - 5 lockers away
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    Jun 16, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    mizzouguy10 said
    Yeah...but you have a huge case of gay face and are probably in a frat full of closet cases. This topic was for people who aren't trying to fuck each other.


    Could you be any more insulting? We cannot judge your face, because you are hiding it , presumably because you are a 'closet case' yourself.
  • nefficles

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    Jun 16, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
    mizzouguy10 said
    SportyN2 saidhmmm i use the urinal next to them i dont have a problem dressing in front of them either


    Yeah...but you have a huge case of gay face and are probably in a frat full of closet cases. This topic was for people who aren't trying to fuck each other.



    wow all that from him just being helpful....
  • tyler_helm

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    Jun 16, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    as far as urinals

    http://youtu.be/BD-OizY0X70
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    Jun 16, 2012 6:21 PM GMT
    You're overthinking it. Just use a convenient locker and stop driving yourself crazy.

    This is the kind of shit that uptight people have to deal with.

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    Jun 16, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    Personal space. Just enough so that you're not asses to elbows, but not too far away that you have to use your "projection voice" to chat.
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    Jun 16, 2012 6:26 PM GMT
    mizzouguy10 saidYeah...but you have a huge case of gay face and are probably in a frat full of closet cases.

    I like his face. What's yours look like, shithead?
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    Jun 16, 2012 6:27 PM GMT
    Timbales saidleave a space or two between and keep your eyes up and on their face when talking to them in the locker room


    ^^^ AGREE.
    Everyone likes some personal space when getting naked and going through the awkward motions and umm vulnerable positions of bending over to pull on/off trousers, undies, shorts, socks, etc. Likewise, no one wants a sweaty hairy crack thrust in their face, when its not welcome or expected!

    But you're friends, so you should both trust each other enough that you can be social, won't ignore each other, are able to be friendly without getting awkward and stare at each other's junk.

    The guys on my team all shower and change in front of each other. Some are more comfy or proud than others doing so, but no one makes it weird.
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    Jun 16, 2012 6:27 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    mizzouguy10 said
    Yeah...but you have a huge case of gay face and are probably in a frat full of closet cases. This topic was for people who aren't trying to fuck each other.


    Could you be any more insulting? We cannot judge your face, because you are hiding it , presumably because you are a 'closet case' yourself.


    Yeah that was really insulting
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    Jun 16, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    I change next to em and use the urinal next to em, its not weird unless you make it weird.
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    Jun 16, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    mizzouguy10 said
    SportyN2 saidhmmm i use the urinal next to them i dont have a problem dressing in front of them either


    Yeah...but you have a huge case of gay face and are probably in a frat full of closet cases. This topic was for people who aren't trying to fuck each other.


    The guy's obviously really attractive for his age, so if I were him I'd just take this as a point of pride. Jealousy is a very sincere form of flattery, if not quite as good as imitation.
  • hawkeye7

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    Jun 16, 2012 10:25 PM GMT
    Hunahpu said
    Ex_Mil8 said
    mizzouguy10 said
    Yeah...but you have a huge case of gay face and are probably in a frat full of closet cases. This topic was for people who aren't trying to fuck each other.


    Could you be any more insulting? We cannot judge your face, because you are hiding it , presumably because you are a 'closet case' yourself.


    Yeah that was really insulting

    hey mizzouguy, post a picture if your going to be a jerk, otherwise your a dick and a closet case.
  • FRE0

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    Jun 16, 2012 10:32 PM GMT
    You be the first to select a locker and let him deal with which locker to use.
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    Jun 16, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    Um, just use the same locker as him...I use my locker neighbors locker (he doesn't know though) and sometimes I use his stuff (clothes, deodorant, condoms, etc.). Oh and sometimes I don't respond to someone unless I'm called by his name. Not creepy at all!
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    Jun 16, 2012 10:58 PM GMT
    Are these actually things that people have to think about? I thought I was bad at socializing, but this just sounds like straight up Asperger's.
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    Jun 16, 2012 11:02 PM GMT
    CollegeTex saidI change next to em and use the urinal next to em, its not weird unless you make it weird.


    ^ absolutely, you guys need to relax. Americans are too uptight as it is, (let's get naked)
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    Jun 16, 2012 11:18 PM GMT
    you have a crush on him, so that is your answer, stop beating around the bush, we are not stupid icon_cool.gif
  • FRE0

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    Jun 16, 2012 11:54 PM GMT
    judoguy said
    CollegeTex saidI change next to em and use the urinal next to em, its not weird unless you make it weird.


    ^ absolutely, you guys need to relax. Americans are too uptight as it is, (let's get naked)


    I see you're from Denmark. Are Danes more relaxed about such things?
  • Brack202

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    Jun 17, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    Use a locker nearby, but keep a respectful distance of at least three feet away from him at all times. Choosing a locker far away is weird.

    And when I walk into the men's room with a friend, I try to leave at least one empty urinal between us, especially if there are no dividers. But if it's crowded and you have to piss next to an occupied urinal, I'd rather choose the one next to my friend than a stranger.