Open Gang Style Showers in Southeast PA

Discussion in 'Underwear, Clothing, and Appearance Issues' started by OandyO, May 25, 2010.

  1. OandyO

    OandyO New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Anyone know of any gyms or fitness centers that still have the open communal style showering rooms? Maybe even "Bradley Gang Showers"?
     
  2. B_Hornaplenty

    B_Hornaplenty New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Messages:
    441
    Likes Received:
    0
    Don't know if you have Bally Fitness Centers in your area, but here in Boston I use Bally and some of their facilities are set up with gang shower rooms. It's been a good place to shower casually while managing to compare the competition.
     
  3. D_CountdeGrandePinja

    D_CountdeGrandePinja Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    9,775
    Likes Received:
    0
    would be quite an experience and then some!!
     
  4. beentheredonethat

    beentheredonethat New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Aquatic & Fitness Center (Riverside) in Bala Cynwyd has a larger completely open shower room with about 30 shower heads. I was a member there about 10 years ago and was quite surprised to see this layout. Actually, they redid the shower area while I was a member and kept it completely open. It's right over the river from Manayunk, so lots of young professionals are members. I always worked out before work and was surprised to see so many young guys showering before work there. Lots of good memories. It was a great gym, btw - best in area. The Bally's in King of Prussia also has open showers, but it's a total dump. Club LaMaison in Wayne has both open showers as well as a few stalls with curtains...
     
  5. OandyO

    OandyO New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Thansk beentheredonethat! I always wondered what the place across the river from manayunk was like. I think I will check out Club La Maison since it is closer.
     
  6. necrokr6236

    necrokr6236 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Every YMCA i have been to in PA has open showers, but i live in central PA, come to think of it a LOT of gyms in central PA have open showers lol just move west a little
     
  7. OandyO

    OandyO New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    the YMCA's around here seem like they used to be open but have dividers and curtains now. Most are too small to even close the curtain and shower properly; what's the point?

    Wouldn't mind running into you in the open showers. Looking good necrock
     
  8. necrokr6236

    necrokr6236 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    haha thanks! when i was younger i always used to take like REALLY long showers after the gym i dont know why i guess just having people see my cock turns me on lol
     
  9. CURVEDANDTHICKK

    CURVEDANDTHICKK New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is exactly why people don't like showering in public areas. My sons go to the local Y to swim and I can't help but think about perverts looking at them naked in the locker room for their own perverted sexual gratification. I don't want to think about what I'm capable of if someone tries to touch them or tells them something. This is why I tell them to stick together all the time and to just change clothes not use the shower and get out of there as soon as they can. And when ever it is possible Daddy is there standing right next to them.

    Looking over these blogs opened my eyes. My kids are 16 and 14 and to some people on here they are ripe for the picking. I'm not naive in any way and yes I know that they have sexual feelings and get sexually aroused. I expect them to engage in sexual activity but I want it to be age appropriate. I expect my 16 and 14 year old to play show me yours and I'll show you mine with other 16 and 14 year olds. Not some 30 year old dude with a hard on asking my son if he can suck his dick or staring at them in the locker room admiring how big his dick is.
     
  10. jockmaestro

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,247
    Likes Received:
    0
    I can certainly understand your point, Curvedandthick. I think, tho, most guys here aren't talking about seducing underage kids. Gay men really aren't more inclined to that kind of perversion than straight men. In fact, most underage stuff like that is older man- younger girl.
    However, in the LR that certainly wouldn't be the issue. Still, I do think when guys say "younger guys" they mean above 18, just not older adults.
    You're a good dad, sounds like.

    I have to say, when I was 16 or so, I wouldn't have minded an older hot dude putting the moves on me, tho' it might have flipped me out, and it wouldn't have been appropriate.
    Nonetheless, I'm all for protecting kids.
     
  11. B_dxjnorto

    B_dxjnorto New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2006
    Messages:
    7,322
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    You can also terrify kids though. I would make it known not to take candy from strangers, like my parents did forty+ years ago. But I wouldn't try to make them afraid of random people who are minding their own business. It's like all the people who were afraid of Y2K ten years ago. My mom seriously had her mind going about it and she didn't own and couldn't use a computer then or now. Why put fear in people for something that likely will never happen? At fourteen and sixteen they know a lot about the world and will be able to deal with these challenges without inheriting their father's world wise or world weary fears.

    The shower room is not a place I fear, nor the people in it, nor has it ever been.
     
  12. OandyO

    OandyO New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Keep it on topic people or go to a different thread. I do not care about your 14 or 16 year old boys. Not my thing. Move on.
     
  13. dad4you

    dad4you New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    853
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    open showers aren't for everyone. there are plenty of gyms around. find a new one that has private showers. no big deal.
     
  14. buzzrider7

    buzzrider7 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    534
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Wow.
    I think we have our answer to understanding why younger guys are terrified to be naked around other men these days.

     
  15. alphadawgd

    alphadawgd New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    shut up douchebag...your the only one talking about that shit and imagining it. pretty sure your son's can take care of themselves in that situation. i would go to locker rooms when i was 14 and was fine.
     
  16. CURVEDANDTHICKK

    CURVEDANDTHICKK New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    0
    I guess I have upset a few pervs. Like it or not if you go to public showers or bathrooms with the intent to see unsuspecting naked guys regardless of age to get your voyeristic sexual gratification you are a pervert. No different than guys who are peeping toms because that is what you are a sexual predator. Go to a park, club, store, mall where ever to meet guys in a normal manner.
     
  17. OandyO

    OandyO New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    I am not sure you get it curvedandthick. I and others are not looking to get off in the showers or locker room. I just enjoy not being shoved in tiny cubes for showering and was just wondering if anyone knew of places that have open showers.

    Get off your high horse and get over yourself.

    You seem to have a problem with paranoia, you are what is wrong with people teaching young men that they should be afraid to use a bathroom or locker room for what it is meant for. You shit, clean, and go home.
     
  18. TomCat84

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,497
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    And you are on a site for large penises because........?
     
  19. Stephenmass

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,883
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    While I do think there is some overreacting on Curved's part; I would think it's a normal concern for a father to be concerned about his boys knowing when they are being eyed or whatever. Perfectly normal; at the same time I think they are borderline old enough, especially the 16 y/o to perhaps learn when he is being inappropriately ogled and what to do about it. It can be a good lesson so he doesn't grow up naive.

    I am well over the age of 18 and while I have a dick pic here, in real life I do not like to be ogled at all at any gym. I'm not there to be ogled. I'm there to workout, shower and go home.

    They have special places and special showers for those that want more....
     
  20. doesitmattter

    doesitmattter New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Your in a lockeroom man. Your naked someones going to see you. Just because some one looks at you sons in the lockeroom is not an invitation their going to grab them. Clean up your act buddy. You think they not every going to look at someone naked. They walk around with their eyes closed. Your riight there. It's not a bath house -grow up.