Nudity at the YMCA

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  1. aatt22

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    Several years ago I went to visit my cousin and we went to the YMCA where he was a member. After the rough workout he put me through with the weight machines, I was looking forward to relaxing in the whirlpool. We were in the locker room and I changed into my shorts like I always do at my local Bally's ready to go to the wet area, where at Bally's it is coed and nudity is not allowed. But this being the Y, My cousin (who was more muscularly built) stripped down nude and went to the wet area. After seeing this, I immediately got over my bashfullness and stripped naked, and went with him to the whirlpool, steam room, sauna and showers fully nude. It was a funny feeling at first because he never saw me naked before, but frankly it felt great and liberating going without clothes and I also felt a sense of bonding with my cousin, too.

    Now just to let you know I'm a straight guy.

    My questions are is full nudity like this at the YMCA common and do you get a great liberating feeling going nude with friends and relatives at the YMCA like I did, and when they first see you nude how do they react?
     
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    Yup. Years ago no swimsuits were allowed at the Y. Everybody was naked. It would probably be a big deal with all sorts of lawsuits filed if the Y went back to that.
     
  3. jockmaestro

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    Is it really true that guys swam in the nude at the Y in the old days?
    Men and women should be separated. Period.
    Bonding with another guy and being comfortable with letting your cock and balls hang out is CRUCIAL to make psychic development. You see it in "primitive" cultures all over the world, but not in American culture as much as you used to.
    Showering in your suit or boxers is psychotic behavior. The only reason to do it is to actually wash your shorts or jock or whatever in the shower, which would involve stripping anyway.
     
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    no man will goto a gym for men only thay all want to look at the women.
     
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    Our Y is very family-oriented. Don't know anything about nude male spas for sure! Haven't been there in a while, though. Their perv ratio got pretty high in the weight room. It used to be a nice place, but too much ogling for my comfort.
     
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    I started going to the Y with my dad and brothers a long time ago. And. yes, it was male only and we swam naked-even as a kid. I thought nothing of it. Now my Y has separate showering with a few stalls, but mostly an open shower room. The sauna is near the pool and is coed, but you leave that area and into separated showers for men and women.
     
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    Here's another thread on this topic:

    http://www.lpsg.org/110263-ymcas-and-showers.html

    My YMCA has a large open shower, hot tub and steam room that everyone uses completely naked in the men's locker room. I have always found that gyms that offer ultra privacy attract an ultra uptight and unfriendly clientele, so I look for gyms that are more relaxed and open regarding nudity. I have had countless bonding moments with guys of all ages in the nude over the last 21 years in locker rooms, showers, saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs. Guys tend to let their guards down in those environments which allows bonding to occur.
     
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    Buddy...I loved the "penis friends" line...I plan on using that with some of my buddies!
     
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    i love checking guys out in changing rooms. i've noticed that men intend to spend alot of time naked in the changing rooms. i dont know if it is that they feel conforable being nake or is it so the can show the other guys how big they are. the hottest and the biggest built guys are infact the longest to stay nude. they are more confortable there body and like to show it off.
    you see alot of guys putting on clothes in unusual ways. they leave it as long as possible to hang out. they put on there top first then maybe do there hair. still full hanging out. the socks, underwear then trousers.
    men are confortable around other naked men. with growing up with open showers in school, gyms etc. we get used to naked men around us.
    so going into the steam room etc completely naked, in our heads its a natural thing. so embrass it
     
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    I attend an old fashioned Y, showers, sauna, steam and whirlpool are all in one area. I can't believe the parading around by the men with big dicks and/or great bodies. How many times can you take a shower in the gang showers, walk the length of the locker room with the towel around your neck or stand in front of the mirrors with your dick in the sink? I have observed some guys do this for a hour. I can't be the only one who can see what these guys are up to. Perhaps like me, all the rest of the guys are enjoying the view. I guess if I had one of those trophy dicks, I would be parading it around also, but I would like to think that I would be more discrete about it, BUT then again, I probably wouldn't.
     
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    and when they are talking to there mates or whatever. they keep tugging there or scratching there balls. this automatically draws the friends eyes to go down even if they dont want to look. automatic reaction. its the same method as public speakers. when given a speech the use there hands, move them about or what ever to draw and keep the audience attention.
    obviously these guys want other guys to check them out. but would what they do if they caught a guy checking them out. would they carry on or would thet say something to them and make them out to be gay. "oh u queer. looking at my cock" lmao
     
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    sure take this site for example. straight guys upload.pics of there hard/soft cocks,.wanking etc. knowing this site is mostly men (gay and straight). so they want men to check out there cocks.
     
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    well if you are watching all this for an hour or more, then are you also naked in the shower for the same length of time? Maybe the guy parading around is wondering why there is this guy who stays under the shower watching him for an hour!
     
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    Why would you be discreet? (note: there are two words: Discreet and discrete with diff meanings) Men SHOULD be naked in the LR. As much as possible. Shaving nude rocks, tho' not as much as jacking in the sauna.
     
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    I agree. Once I hit the locker room after my workout at the Y, the clothes come off at my locker. I walk from my locker to the shower, to the steam room to the hot tub and back to the shower completely naked. I only grab a towel when I am completely done in the wet area. Once I dry off, I hold the towel in my hand and walk back to my locker naked to get back into my clothes and go home. Why be modest? We all have cocks, balls and an ass. If you're lacking the first two, you're in the wrong locker room! :biggrin1:
     
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    Anyone know anything about the Y's in Atlanta? Or any gym where nudity is accepted?
     
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    For me after a hard sweat drenching workout being nude is a good cool down method. Even after a shower and getting dried off nude is a good feeling.

    The gym is my me time, my time to take a break or vacation from the insanity of day to day life. When I get dressed into my street cloths that me time is over -- that is why I take my time getting out of the locker room.

     
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    So what happened in our society that swung so far right? I mean, we (men) accepted this years ago but someone, somewhere was embarrassed and instead of not going back, he must have made a stink. Sure wish people would just leave well enough alone. No one seemed to be hurt with the nudity back then so why be bothered with it now? Conservative Christian Bible thumpers!!! Naked = sex = sin = baaaaaad
     
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    As I remember,the y was at one time THE place for guys to go and workout and get some action back in the 70's-80's Then the ballys chain and golds gym came into the scene and made the clubs more family orientated. The clubs also became the place to show off your stuff wich can be intimidating for us guys who slack off from time to time. I think where so much more open about sex these days,that alot of guys feel shy being nude around other strangers for fear they will be stared at. If you got it show it,but don't prance around like its all about you. Theres some hot ass thin guys out there that look just as hot as some overly buffed jock. Y.M.C.A.
    everybody sing.
     
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    Please don't make sweeping generalizations. I consider myself fairly conservative. I'm a Christian. And I do read the Bible. But guess what? I have absolutely NO ISSUE getting naked in same-gender non-sexual situations like an open shower or locker room. My closest friends share views similar to my own, and they don't have any hangups about nudity in situations like that either.

    In fact, earlier this summer, a bunch of us went to a water resort for a little day trip. The guys locker room there only had an open shower room with five or six shower heads on each side. I noticed a lot of guys there didn't bother using the showers or changing before they left. But me and my four friends ALL SHOWERED NAKED WITH EACH OTHER. That's right, five CHRISTIAN guys in their late teens to mid-20s showering naked together. No hint of sexuality. No boners. Just some talking and joking around.

    The really ironic part is that there was another group of friends using the showers too. It was four guys, probably in their mid teens, showering in their board shorts. They were cussing just about every other word. (And I'm not saying that means they WEREN'T Christians. But they weren't really acting like they were.) Me and my friends started off in our shorts too, so we could rinse off the chlorine. But after a couple minutes, we took off our shorts and started soaping up. The younger guys saw us, and after a few minutes, they got naked too! We even chatted a little bit, and they started to tone down their language. My point with this story is that it was the conservative Christian guys who set a good example of acceptable nudity for guys who were acting more liberal and non-Christian.

    I don't post often. And I certainly rarely make posts this long. But your comment seemed out of line, and I wanted to give you an example to think about. Also, you may want to lay off using the term "bible thumper". It is offensive to Christians in the same way the "f" word is to homosexuals.

    Peace out.