Taking your shirt off in public =D would you ? or do you ?

  • BloodFlame

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    Feb 16, 2015 9:52 AM GMT
    I only take my shirt off at home or if I'm at the beach/pool. Though as I kept up with my workout regimen and seeing some nice results (for myself), I'm not as uncomfortable as I used to be when it came to it. But in public places or if I'm just out and about, nah, I keep my shirt on lol.

    But like another guys said, I don't mind other guys who do. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 16, 2015 2:27 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidAt the beach and on the dance floor. Can't think of anywhere else.

    Same here, when I still had the body for it. And more, since I've hiked totally naked, camped naked at a gay campground, did numerous other naked activities as a member of a gay naturist (nudist) group, stay at clothing optional resorts, use nude beaches.

    So I'm not shy about legally showing any part of my skin, but my overall shape nowadays is the real embarrassment, causing me to cut way back on going shirtless. icon_redface.gif

    But I'm working on it, and making some progress, lost 25 pounds already. Maybe there are some shirtless days still left in me.
  • NeuralShock

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    Feb 16, 2015 2:31 PM GMT
    I'm still too small to do that, but give me 2 more years and I will likely whore out my torso like none other.
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    Feb 16, 2015 2:34 PM GMT
    I don't really take off my shirt in public unless I'm running and very exhausted and hot, or if I'm swimming. icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 16, 2015 2:37 PM GMT
    I'm too conscious about my body.

    I only did it when I went running with a bunch of guy friends and they naturally took off their shirts, so I followed suit. It felt liberating. But I can never do it by myself.
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    Feb 16, 2015 2:43 PM GMT
    Rarely to never unless at a beach or pool.

    In spite of what My RJ pics may indicate, I actually prefer to be provocative rather than blatant.

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  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 16, 2015 3:19 PM GMT
    It depends on the formality of the place. I certainly wouldn't in NY on 5th Avenue but I certainly would in Central Park. I live in a beach/resort town and shirtless is fine everywhere outdoors. In fact if you want to look odd, walk around in a suit.
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    Feb 16, 2015 3:40 PM GMT
    Am I the only one who is turned off when a guy takes his shirt off at a club?
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    Feb 16, 2015 4:31 PM GMT
    I can't go to clubs until this July icon_razz.gif But I don't see wtf the point of it is. Got a great body, wear a tight T-shirt. Unless you're a stripper. haha

    During the summer I'd go around without a shirt all the time. But I burn too easily icon_cry.gif
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    Feb 16, 2015 5:49 PM GMT
    WhoDey saidAm I the only one who is turned off when a guy takes his shirt off at a club?


    No, you're definitely not the only one.
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 16, 2015 6:11 PM GMT
    Erik101 said
    WhoDey saidAm I the only one who is turned off when a guy takes his shirt off at a club?


    No, you're definitely not the only one.

    You must be kidding. Why not? A good looking shirtless guy? I love seeing it and doing it. Especially if the dance floor is packed.
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    Feb 16, 2015 6:20 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    Erik101 said
    WhoDey saidAm I the only one who is turned off when a guy takes his shirt off at a club?


    No, you're definitely not the only one.

    You must be kidding. Why not? A good looking shirtless guy? I love seeing it and doing it. Especially if the dance floor is packed.


    Bad memory experience. The last time I went to a packed house with a bunch of shirtless men was at a circuit party in Atlanta. To this day, I don't know why I agreed to go knowing the stigma behind circuit parties but all I remember were a bunch of hot guys dancing, sweating and doing drugs. And then they would share those drugs to guys around them. It made me feel uncomfortable, so I left and my clubbing days became limited from that point. But that experience left an imprint in my mind I can't forget.
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 16, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
    OK. Fair enough. Funny thing, though, I never did circuit parties back in the druggy days but I do go to a few of them now. Now it appears to be the same guys just older and while alcohol and grass are around, you seldom see anyone clearly blitzed out of their mind. Still a lot of shirtless guys, though. And they are good parties!
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    Feb 16, 2015 8:07 PM GMT
    I'm just way too old for that anymore. Regardless of what I do at the gym, these boobs be saggin' again in no time!
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    Feb 16, 2015 8:37 PM GMT
    yes, i would do it at the beach. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 16, 2015 10:18 PM GMT
    I hate wearing a shirt. It just doesnt feel natural. Except when playing basketball, those sweaty bodies are gross. I would love to be shirtless most of the time if it was 'appropriate'. Beach season is almost upon us!!!!
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    Feb 16, 2015 10:35 PM GMT
    Erik101 said
    Bad memory experience. The last time I went to a packed house with a bunch of shirtless men was at a circuit party in Atlanta. To this day, I don't know why I agreed to go knowing the stigma behind circuit parties but all I remember were a bunch of hot guys dancing, sweating and doing drugs. And then they would share those drugs to guys around them. It made me feel uncomfortable, so I left and my clubbing days became limited from that point. But that experience left an imprint in my mind I can't forget.

    I would consider a heavy drug scene a bad experience, too. But I think you should separate it from guys dancing shirtless who aren't doing drugs. They aren't synonymous.

    My first shirtless dancing was at the Saloon gay club in Minneapolis, with my BF in 2000. It was pretty much routine on that dance floor, even in the dead of a Minnesota winter. My BF did it first, and he really had the body for it, a TV & movie actor.

    Then he persuaded me to lose my shirt, too. Though not at all a hunk like him, I still had a 32" waist. I was more self-conscious about my dance moves than my bare chest. Ironically, as I worked on successfully improving the former, the latter started going downhill. icon_sad.gif

    We both got sweaty, as most of the other guys were, it was hot in there in more ways than one. Then the DJ played a slow number, and we cuddled as we danced. I nuzzled my face against his furry chest, the hair soft but his muscular chest hard as steel, the scent of his skin intoxicating. For once my shortness compared to him was an advantage, positioning my face right where I wanted.

    My pulse was racing. and I started to get dizzy and light-headed with the rush. He had to support me at one point. Nothing to do with alcohol, both of us barely drank that night. In the city on official business I was driving a State car with State license plates parked outside, I didn't dare have a DUI with it, or worse an accident.

    No, the feel of his hairy chest against my face, and the thrill of having the most attractive guy in the place in my arms, dancing with ME, unattractive old ME, envious stares surrounding us, had my heart pounding.

    I was in Gay Heaven. For once in my life I got to live out the fantasy of being the ugly girl who gets invited to the prom by the most handsome guy in the school.

    And so for me that first shirtless dancing experience was wonderful. I wish I could be doing it today. I still like to cuddle with my husband like that, his own chest as satisfying to me, even if both of ours are no longer esthetically pleasing to others, not suitable for public viewing. Therefore we limit that activity to the privacy of the bedroom. icon_wink.gif
  • venue35

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    Feb 17, 2015 12:56 AM GMT
    There was a hot blonde with no shirt on today at crossfiticon_twisted.gif
  • jo2hotbod

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    Feb 17, 2015 12:58 AM GMT
    Shirt? What's that? Is there an app for that?
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    Feb 17, 2015 1:35 AM GMT
    I think a lot of the younger generation tends to be more self conscious of their bodies and is more shy to be shirtless in public. It seems like it's getting worse because I see a lot of elementary school age boys at the pool and beach swimming with their t-shirts on? What's up with that? They are not fat kids either who may be embarrased about their bodies. I'm not quite sure what's causing boys and even young men to be so shy to be shirtless in public. When I was in school in the 70's and 80's one team in phy ed class always took their shirts off and were the "skins" team. We didn't have reversible phy ed shirts, so one team always had to take their shirts off, so we knew who was on your team. It was the same on our basketball team. When we had a scrimmage against each other, one team was always the "skins" team and played shirtless. So I was use to being shirtless a lot in public and even in phy ed class at school and basketball practice etc. After phy ed class and basketball practice, we showered nude together in a community shower room because there were no private showers. Today the older schools in our area still have the community showers in the locker room, but nobody uses them anymore. So it seems like the younger generation is a lot more self conscious of their bodies today, then my generation was and doesn't like being shirtless in public either, sometimes not even at a beach or pool. Public restrooms and locker rooms were not built with any privacy back in the 70' and 80's. My high school and most public restrooms then had one urinal trough that ran across one whole wall with no partitions and everyone just lined up to it and pissed in the same urinal together. It sure is lots different today. The YMCA in Appleton is very old and still has community showers. The hot tub and steam room is in the men's locker room and a lot of men go nude in the hot tub and steam room, too. I know a lot of gays like this because of the eye candy and are turned on by showering and hot tubing with other hot guys there. That's probably why a lot of str8's don't like being shirtless or showering nude in community showers because they know us gays are eyeing them up. lol
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    Feb 17, 2015 7:24 AM GMT
    It's really odd to me that this shyness thing extends to taking one's shirt off. Guys are becoming like women used to be. There is something to this feminization of men concern.
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    Feb 17, 2015 2:12 PM GMT
    I've been shirtless in public before. I would take off my shirt in public again if there's a reason.
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    Feb 17, 2015 2:25 PM GMT
    wesv saidI've been shirtless in public before. I would take off my shirt in public again if there's a reason.


    Your reason should be you look fantastic without a shirt!!
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    Feb 17, 2015 3:37 PM GMT
    Adult recreational basketball nights here still have the traditional shirts and skins teams. Teams are formed by 2 captains who choose players for their team from those who show up that night. They flip a coin and the team to win the toss gets to choose, if they want to be shirts or skins. Typically, the team that wins the toss will choose to be shirts and make the other team take their shirts off and be skins. So, if you are shy about taking your shirt off in public, you wouldn't want to participate in these adult recreational basketball nights because you may be picked to be on a skins team and have to take your shirt off. A lot of married guys come to these and some of their wives come with their kids to watch, so it's not all men there. Their wives probably love looking at all these hot shirtless men play basketball lol
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    Feb 17, 2015 4:26 PM GMT
    What's curious in our society is how we place geographical limitations on going shirtless. OK in some places, not in others.

    Shirtless is OK at the beach or pool. That's how you tan & swim. But you wouldn't go into Macy's that way, nor attend church. And how many eateries have signs reading: "No shoes, no shirt, no service"

    How much skin you can show is very situational in our society. (Except in Walmart stores, that represent the dregs of society. Check out the various online sites that document the aberrant underdressed horrors to be found there)

    And Speedo briefs are the norm in competitive male swimming & diving, seen on TV everywhere, but wear them on a US beach and you'll likely get criticism. Well, except on our local Sebastian Beach, which is mostly gay. Another double standard.

    So going shirtless depends on place & situation. We all do it at some point. The trick is in knowing where that point is.