locker room etiquette

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  1. Imported

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    DJM277: some people have talk about this in a previous post of mine but I figure it would be intresting to see the different views on this.
    What would you consider excessive nudity in a lockerroom?
    And do you have a reaction either way to someone who i guess you could say kind of hangs out nude in the locker room?

    being in the gen x i might not being the norm when it comes to actually showeering at the gym but i do. Personally I have no problem with communal showers.And to be honest if a guy want to brush his teeth in the nude personally i don't care either way.Would i do it probably not. however I think it is far more strange to change with a towel still on .As far as having a towel on when walking to the shower. I don't see the point.Guys are guys. We have a dick and a set of nuts.Some bigger than others.As long as there not swinging in my face when i'm doing my routine i don't care who walks around bare ass.To be honest I would expect to see nudity to some degree upon entering.To me that just how a men's locker room is.

    What do you think?
     
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    I think it's extremely impolite for a naked guy with a big dick to turn around too quickly in the locker- or shower-room, knocking over furniture or other bathers with the resulting centrifugal whiplash.

    This problem is amplified if the big dick is erect, which increases the carnage, making its owner the big dick.
     
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    Don't strut too much. Don't intentionally get an erection. Basically, don't make too much of a deal out of your penis.
     
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    bklynbigballs: I have trouble with the concept of locker room etiquette with regard to nudity. If someone is "too nude" in a locker room, isn't that the problem of the viewer?

    My own locker room etiquette (which I admittedly violate all the time) is not to stare at naked men. I realize that some (many?) men like to "show off" but I also try to keep in mind the fact that some guys like to relax amongst men in the locker room and aren't thrilled that their bodies are being checked out.

    Let me put it this way -- chewing with your mouth open is rude because your dinner companion has to look at you when he speaks to you and if there's a hunk of food in your mouth, it's gross. However, in a locker room, you are really only there for the purpose of changing your clothes. No one has to look at you.

    Yes, there are people at my gym who are always naked in the locker room. I think of them as show offs and desperados but I don't think of them as rude. I just avoid looking at them and go on about my business.
     
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    [quote author=bklynbigballs link=board=meetgreet;num=1060128602;start=0#3 date=08/06/03 at 13:24:45]If someone is "too nude" in a locker room, isn't that the problem of the viewer?[/quote]

    I agree - those who find fault would even complain if the rules required that one's nakedness be hidden behind privacy curtains or partitions between lockers. They'd fuss about being able to see 'that naked showoff' in the next cubicle (although it requires standing tiptoe on a bench and holding a mirror over the top of the neighboring partition).
     
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    gigantikok: I just change at home. What's the big deal of just waiting till you get back to your house?
     
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    warmsunshine:
    I completely disagree here. It's like saying that it's the fault of the viewer if they object to someone having sex in the middle of street.

    What is that Japanese quote? Nudity is often seen, but never noticed. The point is that people DO have to look at you. If for no other reason than to avoid bumping into your nude ass in the lockerroom.

    I maintain that it's impolite to just hang out nude in the place, chatting up a storm, combing your hair, brushing your teeth and watching television. What's so wrong with if not putting a towel around your waist, then at least putting your damn underwear on when engaged in these activities?!?!

    I'm not complaining about any of that stuff. I don't go out of my way to see nudity and then complain about it. Okay, maybe my protests would be less vociferous if we were talking about porn models or something. Actually, come to think of it, they wouldn't be. If the stated purpose of the lockerroom is to change clothes and / or shower. I suggest people do that instead of walking around in their birthday suit for 30 min or more. It's rude to the other patrons of the establishment who DON'T want to be forced to see that sort of crap. I'm not complaining about people doing their business...or even chatting other people up. I object to it having to be in the nude, day after day. Isn't that the sort of thing that can be done in the privacy of their own home without forcing other people to watch them?
     
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    Let me get this straight. You do your business in the locker/shower rooms and leave quickly, and you request that others do the same.

    Then how do you know that some men wander around naked for 30 minutes? And why does this bother you?

    I'd say you have other issues than simply lockerroom nudity.
     
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    warmsunshine:
    No. I am not the arbitor of how long someone takes to take a shower and get dressed or whatever. There is one guy whom I've witnessed taking a shower for over 20 minutes... I do my business and leave within 10-12 minutes because I have other things to do.

    Maybe you didn't read my post regarding this in the other thread concerning this, so I will give you the benefit of the doubt and explain that I stated that I work out and then come back to change my shirt. I sweat a lot (my gym doesn't have central air) and I don't like to workout in a drenched shirt.

    I'll try to explain this again and type slowly so that you can understand. I don't have an issue with people being naked in the lockerroom. I don't mind if they brush their teeth. I don't even have an issue with people taking their time. Maybe they run across someone they know or want to watch the tv that is in there.

    I. Don't. Care.

    What I DO care about and find annoying is that they seem to have to do all of these activities that aren't related to showering...IN THE NUDE. If they want to do it, fine, I can't stop them, they have a right to do it. That doesn't mean that I have to like it or that I don't have a right to complain about it. Maybe you like to gawk at 50-70 year old pasty, flabby guys parade around sans a towel or underwear. Fine. To each their own.
     
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    bklynbigballs:
    Nope. People aren't supposed to have sex in the middle of the street. People are supposed to take off their clothes in a locker room.
     
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    gigantikok: [quote author=bklynbigballs link=board=meetgreet;num=1060128602;start=0#9 date=08/07/03 at 11:03:18]People are supposed to take off their clothes in a locker room.  
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    Well, no one is required to do anything they don't want to do. Thus, people arent supposed to take off their clothes in the locker room, it's optional.
     
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    [quote author=gigantikok link=board=meetgreet;num=1060128602;start=0#10 date=08/07/03 at 17:05:45]

    Well, no one is required to do anything they don't want to do.  Thus, people arent supposed to take off their clothes in the locker room, it's optional.[/quote]
    I'm sure someone can go into a locker room and put on his jock strap over his blue jeans. And it's possible to shower while fully clothed. However, such actions would garner much more negative attention than nudity, not to mention questions concerning the dude's sanity. Okay, how about, "People are expected to take off their clothes in the locker room," or maybe, "Taking off one's clothes in the locker room is a accepted practice"? Neither can be said about having sex in the middle of the street ... not to mention I've never gotten hit by a Buick while stripping down to shower in a locker room!
     
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    warmsunshine:
    Well, perhaps unsurprisingly, you are missing the point of the analogy. It was not about people simply taking off their clothes in the lockerroom, it was about them parading about in the nude for an extended period of time, doing things that have no relation to them being naked in the first place. THAT is analogy i am making....people are not supposed to do these things, just like they are not supposed to have sex in the middle of the street.
     
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    (With apologies to Paul McCartney...)

    Why don't we do it in the road?
     
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    norseman: I'm more than a little amazed at this thread. I certainly didn't expect to find intolerance and prejudice toward nudity in locker rooms on LPSG. Yes, not everyone has washboard abs, broad shoulders and big pecs to go along with our oversized dicks. We may not all be great to look at naked but most of us have experienced not being accepted or being prejudged because of our physical attributes at one time or another. It shouldn't be hard for us to understand that overweight and out of shape guys shouldn't have to hide or be self-concious because they are less than perfect.

    Locker rooms are one of the last bastions of male dominion and privacy. Why can't we enjoy the freedom that atmosphere provides ? Naked, clothed, fat, buff, what does it matter ? if you're not comfortable in that atmosphere, first ask yourself "why?" , but at any rate, avoid it. Please don't project your moral inhibitions and aesthetic prejudices on others who don't share them. As long as they're not hitting on you or waving their dicks in your face, I don't see that there's a valid complaint.

    Chill out. Nudity is about the most natural thing on the face of the earth.
     
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    warmsunshine:
    Okay, here we go again. I'm not against nudity. We were all born nude. We (usually) shower in the nude. You have to drop your drawers to use the toilet. Many poeple still go into the sauna nude (but considerate people use a towel). So...no problem here with the nudeness.

    I DO have a problem with guys just basically walking around the lockerroom, talking with their acquaintances, seeing to their toiletries, etc nude for an hour or more.

    I've already stated that I admit being a little shallow. I wouldn't be complaining as loudly if it was some buff guy with a large dick that was doing the same thing (because of the eye candy factor)....but it WOULD still bother me that someone is doing what I said.
    Because that is NOT what the lockerroom is for. Social aspects aside, the purpose for changing clothes, showering, etc. It isn't for parading about naked. And I shouldn't have to avoid the place because some other people are being inconsiderate and rude. They should stop that behavior. There are plenty of places for these flaunting naked people where they can be fully accepted, whether it be the privacy of their own homes or a nudist colony or beach. Not everyone is comfortable with other people's nudity....so it's my opinion that those people should just cut it out.

    This whole society is about moral inhibitions and aesthetic prejudices. Hence the "no sex in the middle of the street" thing.


    And I'm perfectly chill, dude. I'm just here expressing my opinion...same as you. Nudity is certainly natural, I'm just saying I don't need to see your nudity in the lockerroom for an extended period of time for no good reason. Be as nude as you want to, under a towel or something.
     
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    gigantikok: Well said, warmsunshine. I totally agree with you.
     
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    norseman: Well, Warmsunshine, thanks for admitting to being "a little shallow" about your attitudes toward locker room nudity, but I think you might have to add "contrary" to the list as well if you were serious when you said:

    " Be as nude as you want to, under a towel or something."

    Does that phrase strike anyone else as a bit odd ?

    Oxymoron anyone ?
     
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    Longhornjok: [quote author=warmsunshine link=board=meetgreet;num=1060128602;start=0#15 date=08/09/03 at 19:10:20]I'm not against nudity.... I DO have a problem with guys just basically walking around the lockerroom, talking with their acquaintances, seeing to their toiletries, etc nude for an hour or more.[/quote]
    Why is this such a big deal? Even if some exhibitionist guy is walking around the locker room nude for "an hour or more", you're not being forced to look at him. If someone crosses a line and enters your personal space or comes onto you inappropriately, that's another matter. If it's just a naked body, ignore it, take care of your business and leave. Sheesh.
     
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    gigantikok: well, sometimes you have no control as to what you see or where you look, especially if someone's wrinkly old ass is in front of you at the sink when you go to wash your hands or something. There really isn't anything you can do about it, and you can't tell someone not to be naked. It is annoying, though, to see unnecessary nudity. That is where i agree with warmsunshine. It's annoying, but there's really not anything you can do about it. That's usually why i stay away from locker rooms, and shower and change at home. It's only a quick drive away (for me), i don't know why most people don't just wait till they get home. You can't stand being dirty for an extra 10 or 15 minutes or so? I'd much rather be showering in the comfort and privacy of my own bathroom, then in front of a bunch of strangers in a locker room.
     
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