FishSwimmer saidUgh, and of course there's gotta be a dumb comment like that from that Penny woman.
And the answer to Penny is that, yes, opposite sexed persons should be able to shower next to each other AND ACT LIKE ADULTS. The whole point, really, is that nudity and sex aren't automatically associated. Mature people understand this.
It's all contextual, and Americans always give nudity a sexual context. I don't think Europeans are this way, so much.
We each have different levels of comfort, and that should be respected. But you can't globalize your personal level of comfort/discomfort. The same principle applies to basing public policy (i.e. law) on personal belief systems. You can't do that in a Republic like ours, but it's been the history of this country from the start. We are clawing our way toward maturity, though.