jjohnson88 said...When I'm in my own house, I'm usually shirtless...regardless of who's around (and also usually in workout/compression shorts which I use as underwear).
Wear shirts. I wear shirt. You wear shirts. We'll get along just fine.
If you're so uncomfortable in you own skin that you have to cover it up, then you might need to ask yourself a few questions.
I'm fine in my own home being shirtless, and have no issue with others at home doing the same. Nude beaches, outdoor activities, and such is fine.
Everything else, clubs, bars, social events, at the gym(if it's even permitted) not okay. I'm okay with my body enough to be shirtless at times. Obviously I'm not mormon or shower in my clothes--some guys do this with swimming trunks and that's weird to me, but whatever.
All I'm saying is that to cover up at the apropriate times, and don't make a spectacle of yourself. I'm confident enough that if I took off my shirt in a club or bar that I would get some attention. I don't have a super ripped body, and I'm not in the greatest shape right now, but I know I can be when I start putting myself to do it, I'll be more confident, but I don't want people to look at me and start thinking about what they want to do to me, or have me to do them.
When guys walk around shirtless, they are advertising themselves as a sex object, and that's trashy. It's basically saying "Hey, look at me!" "Give me attention" "Look at my body" There's nothing there beyond the superficial.
What questions do I need to ask myself exactly? I'm confused about that.
Sounds to me like I don't need to do that, but feel free to clarify anytime you want. I love a good debate or semantics argument any day.
I'm not one to show off anyway, and that seems to be an issue in the gay community. Props to those of you who do. More collective power to you. Unless I'm at a beach, outdoors in the sun, or something that warrants me not having a shirt on, I'm keeping it on, thanks.