My first gym locker-room experience

  • Camz03

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    Jan 12, 2013 3:08 PM GMT
    Not the icon_twisted.gif kind, sorry to disappoint, boys. icon_lol.gif

    It's honestly one of the most bizarre rooms I've ever been in. Oh some background: when I was young, mommy and daddy said never to show Willy and the twins to anyone, so I never even liked peeing at the urinal. This year is the first time, at 20 years old, I have used the gym showers (I always just showered at home afterwards).

    - There was a guy that got undressed and then, while standing around naked, decides to take out his phone and have a full-on conversation while he is naked. Why? icon_lol.gif

    - Sitting on the bench at the lockers, with plenty of space around me, some old guy comes and plonks his bag next to me and starts undressing next to me. Why? icon_eek.gif

    - I went to the shower, where almost every guy was showering with the doors open. Why? icon_lol.gif

    - The other guys left and I was the only one showering, when someone came and showered in the stall right next to mine (out of the 20 shower stalls they could have showered in).... Why? icon_rolleyes.gif

    I just thought it was the weirdest thing ever. Glad it's out of my system, though. Hopefully there'll be some cuties next time icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 12, 2013 3:36 PM GMT
    This is the sole answer to all of your why questions: because they don't care. They're perfectly comfortable with who they are and will do what they want!
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    Jan 12, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    The post above said it best. You already know the answer because you were taught to conceal Willie and his twins doesn't mean anyone else was. Get over it... thats all, won't be a big deal unless you make it one.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 12, 2013 4:07 PM GMT
    Ha! Kudos to going out of your comfort zone!! As the other posters have said, a lot of guys just don't give a fuck--and as we get older we give even less fucks.icon_lol.gif
  • Camz03

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    Jan 12, 2013 6:58 PM GMT
    WHAT!? icon_eek.gif And all this time I've been handing out my fucks like spare change! No more fucks will be given from now on!

    Haha no but seriously: I'm not in any way judging them or anything. Was just very interesting and left me very curious. Thought I'd share and hope others would post their locker room stories, too.
  • Koaa2

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    Jan 12, 2013 9:57 PM GMT
    Join a naked gay group in Cape Town, maybe it will help you with all this. Went to a Bathhouse in Capetown, one of the best I have ever been at.
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    Jan 13, 2013 12:42 AM GMT
    If they hit on you, inform them: you cruise, you lose #YCYL
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    Jan 13, 2013 3:27 AM GMT
    Koaa2 saidJoin a naked gay group in Cape Town, maybe it will help you with all this. Went to a Bathhouse in Capetown, one of the best I have ever been at.


    I'm a member of 2 different "NATURIST" groups.....and in spite of the belief that it is only about sex and orgies...I have found that most guys in these groups are more into the freedom and the experience of "no secrets", experiencing things the way we came into the world... It doesn't hurt to see some FANTASTIC, HOT guys, but there are also the average and the not so hot, of all ages, sizes, races, etc. People from repressed societies or families or cultures have a VERY hard time with nudity. ..If you ever have a stay in a hospital ( I pray you don't!) and have "modesty" issues.....you will get over them quickly or go completely crazy. There are very few true surprises in the human body.....we all have the same parts, with a little variety in size, shape, color, textures, etc, but unless you have 2 penises and 4 balls, or have other various organs....we are all alot alike......and not shocking. At 20 you are barely done with physical maturity and maybe a little awkward about it still. And then all of those rules of family, culture, religion, society, etc...some just need to go out the window! Comfort in your own skin will make you more comfortable with others in their skin....its a maturing process...which is why the one guy was nude and on his phone, and the old guy...doesn't care and the showers being open.....unless someone is fondling you against your will, be secure in who you are, and comfortable in your own skin.....and look at feet as much as you can if you can;t get past "NUDE".....you'll be ok.
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    Jan 13, 2013 3:51 AM GMT
    Camz03 saidWHAT!? icon_eek.gif And all this time I've been handing out my fucks like spare change! No more fucks will be given from now on!

    Haha no but seriously: I'm not in any way judging them or anything. Was just very interesting and left me very curious. Thought I'd share and hope others would post their locker room stories, too.


    whao? you didnt see any guys changing under their towels? was another thread topic on locker room stories, saw one last wednesday night changing under towel, this one was weird though, saw him in the pool doing laps, he went to change, put his underwear and shorts on, then when to go workout in the gym area, never seen pool laps before a workout
  • Wyatt

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    Jan 13, 2013 4:16 AM GMT
    Anthropologically speaking, most men feel uncomfortable with other men seeing the size of their genitalia because they fear they will be judged (which they will). However, women don't care at all about the size of their partner's genitalia.

    I postulate that the only reason you view seemingly normal tenancies as strange or awkward is because you subconsciously feel you're being judged (which, you probably are).
  • Camz03

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    Jan 13, 2013 7:40 PM GMT
    Sporty_g said... At 20 you are barely done with physical maturity and maybe a little awkward about it still. And then all of those rules of family, culture, religion, society, etc...some just need to go out the window! Comfort in your own skin will make you more comfortable with others in their skin....its a maturing process...which is why the one guy was nude and on his phone, and the old guy...doesn't care and the showers being open.....unless someone is fondling you against your will, be secure in who you are, and comfortable in your own skin.....and look at feet as much as you can if you can;t get past "NUDE".....you'll be ok.


    Wyatt said... I postulate that the only reason you view seemingly normal tenancies as strange or awkward is because you subconsciously feel you're being judged (which, you probably are).


    I feel I may have somehow mislead everyone on this thread... I have been involved with First Aid since I was 14. I have seen blood, vomit, bones sticking out and all kinds of other horrible stuff. I am currently doing a Bsc majoring in, among other things, Human Physiology. In my last exam I had to traverse an 80-year old kadava vagina and other parts. I am very comfortable with the human body and all the potentially "gross" parts that comes with it.

    As am I comfortable with my own body. Furthermore, adding to Wyatt's contribution, I have never ever been ashamed of the size of my member. It's definitely a part of my body I'm quite proud to have, so no issues there either.

    I suppose I'm just more curious about the activities of others in the locker room because they behaved in ways I wouldn't. For example, I would have dressed before making a call, and I would not have showered in a stall adjacent to someone else when others are free because I know people can be finnicky about their "private space".

    I wasn't anxious or scared through all of this. Nor am I in the slightest bothered by what these men did. I was just interested.icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Camz03

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    Jan 13, 2013 7:43 PM GMT
    scruffLA said
    Camz03 said ... Thought I'd share and hope others would post their locker room stories, too.


    whao? you didnt see any guys changing under their towels? was another thread topic on locker room stories, saw one last wednesday night changing under towel, this one was weird though, saw him in the pool doing laps, he went to change, put his underwear and shorts on, then when to go workout in the gym area, never seen pool laps before a workout


    Changing under a towel? Like the way guys did in school or like some guys do at the beach with their speedo? LOLicon_lol.gif

    But the other is quite common I think... I mean you have to shower if you are sweaty before you get into the pool. Why not just swim first and then hit the weights? Way to warm up almost every muscle in the body!
  • carew28

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    Jan 15, 2013 9:32 PM GMT
    I've actually never been in a gym which had individual shower-stalls. The only gyms I've ever been in (high-school, YMCA) had a large communal shower room, with individual spigots (spouts) located along the walls. I've never had any problem showering in them. From my own experience, though, it seems that guys naturally space themselves out at regular intervals. If the gym is crowded, though, and every spigot is taken, everything is still fine, there's no problem.

    My college dormitory did have individual shower-stalls, although my Army barracks had one big communal shower-room for the whole barracks.

    It might be kind of weird, though, in a gym, if there were lots of empty spigots, and someone chose the one right next to me, to use. I might wonder about it, a bit. But still. I don't think it would bother me, if I liked him I might even welcome it.

    I wouldn't make a phonecall while I was nude in the gym, I'd get dressed first. But to each his own, it wouldn't bother me if I saw someone else doing it. And if there was plenty of room on the locker-room bench, I'd never sit down or start undressing next to someone else ( that would seem awfully presumptuous). I'd space myself out. I think it's natural for people to want to have a bit of privacy, while nevertheless discreetly enjoying the locker-room camaraderie.

    A few times, on a public beach, when I took off my bathing-suit and got dressed, I did disrobe way off to the side, under a towel. But in a locker-room, I just get undressed in the nude, no problem, although I do tend to face the toward the wall or the lockers, rather than toward other guys.
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    Jan 16, 2013 1:40 AM GMT
    Get over it. It's just nudity. We are all born naked.