Cell Phone Cameras in Locker Rooms

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  1. Fire Stick

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    Something weird happened to me earlier this week, and I am curious whether anyone else here at LPSG has had a similar experience.

    While I was at the gym in the locker room, naked as a jaybird, someone took a picture of me with the camera on his cell phone. It happened very quickly, but I heard a faint click and saw a small flash from the corner of my eye. I was vaguely aware of this guy being in my proximity and of him being on his phone, but I didn’t think anything about it since it is commonplace to see people using their phones in the locker room and pretty much everywhere else these days. I did not recognize the guy – maybe I have seen him there before, maybe not – and he was very covert in his actions. Since I was caught off guard, and not 100 percent sure at the time what had happened, I didn’t react. In retrospect, I am quite certain that he snapped a photo of me, and I probably should have confronted him in some way. God only knows how many other men he has photographed in the locker room with the stealthy operation of his cell phone camera. Although I am not bashful about nudity, I dislike having my picture taken without my consent. While I am not seriously concerned that this probably-rather-amateurish nude photo of someone lacking fame and celebrity will find its way to public exposure, such as over the Internet, this experience does make me wonder about the erosion of personal privacy in everyday modern life.

    Since a lot of cell phones nowadays have built-in cameras, it is very easy to take photos of people when they not expecting it and perhaps entirely without their knowledge. I suspect this may be happening quite a bit.
     
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    Yeah, my gym has put up signs in the locker room that cell phone use is prohibited unless you're outside in the hallway... so I suspect we've had some problems with that in the past too. Never happened to me though... as far as I'm aware...
     
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    That could be part of why the young guys are changing under towels.
     
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    Just be flattered and let it go mate. Nothing can be done now...
     
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    I guess you could say it is flattering, but it is also an invasion of privacy. You might want to tell the gym management. Even if you never see him again, he can be doing this to others (as you said).
     
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    Yeah, what to do about man, sorry to hear it.
     
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    Yea, its flattering but invasive at the same time. My gym makes it clear that phones out past the check in area will lead to membership termination...no refunds...period. It is also in the contract that we sign.
     
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    I know man...Fortunately, my lockerroom is almost always jammed with people and full of mirrors, which makes it hard to hide. As for the prohibition sign, it only encourages people to try it IMO.

    If I were you I would check out FireStickOnFire.com to see what they did with your bare ass shot. :wink:

    JK!
     
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    Srr to hear.

    But we'll never be able to controll everything.
     
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    The only thing he is probably doing is loading to his computer and stroking to your pic a couple of times a day. It is still a invasion of privacy and I would keep an eye on him. If you ever see him doing it again I would turn him into the manager. He probably picked you out because of your body and the size of your cock. After all you are porn material. Still doesn't make it right though.
     
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    This is why I am pissed nearly everything electrical now has a god damned camera attached to it lol. Oh well, at least those shower wanking pics have not leaked onto the net yet I took last night....
    Oh wait....
    Uh oh.......
     
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    what you whiner .....somebody took my picture waawaawaawaa
     
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    behind the reality sucks door: Yeah so privacy is an illusion that we've been brainwashed to believe in our upbringing. It's a set of virtual rules that we try to practice on each other in public places with zero enforcement... the best you can do is report him or move to another gym if they don't do anything about it. If you don't have proof that you are in the shot then that'll really suck for any type of defensive strategies.

    behind the revenge is best served cold door: If you really want to get proof you need to make friends with this guy until he can confide in you and show you his "locker room collection"... that is when victory is yours.
     
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    on another site, muscleservice.com under the forum 'muscle lust' is a regular thread about camera pics from locker rooms. very erotic stuff..
     
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    My rule is never take a photo unless the person agrees to it. (now if I could only get people to give me this same courtesy)

    Seriously, a cellphone snapping pictures in the locker room could easily lead to snapped bones of the person if it's discovered by a big muscle bound man who objects.
     
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    It is also highly probable that his camera was aimed (if anything) at your crotch, not your face...and as they like to say here "We All Have The Same"...

     
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    Yes, I have had it happen. He tried to sneak the photo but I caught him and confronted him. I was pissed. He showed me the photo which was from a distance and my head was turned.

    But even stranger, I was asked by a guy if he could take a picture of me. I really think that he was drunk or high at the time. I didn't allow him to do it.
     
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    Firestick,
    Even though this situation would be considered rude, I'm not so sure that what that guy did would be considered illegal. Public places are pretty much considered open game, depending on where you live or frequent. State laws also can vary greatly from state to state, to say nothing of the fact in different countries or at sea (cruises). From a legal stand point, this is a gray area.
    I'm sure the rules posted in a gym are there from a business standpoint and a courteousy to other members.
     
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    Both of you could be at fault really. He has no right taking pictures of people without their permission -- but you said you knew he took a picture but didn't confront him. It must not have mattered much at the time, so why does it matter so much now?
     
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