Gilette made a comment about mixed sex saunas, no nudity in a 'kids in the locker room' thread and it reminded me of something. When I was 19 and travelling about on my own I spent a little time in Eastern Europe. A good few of the hostels I stayed in had only 1 set of showers per floor and no floors were gender segregated. The rooms were, but not the floors - so if you wanted a shower at 'prime time' you were going to be showering with members of the opposite sex. I was fine with this, so were most people - everyone just got on with their normal hygene routine. The only group of people who had a problem were North American men - all the girls (European, Japanese, Nth.American, Aussie) went right on ahead, all the Aussie, Japanese and European guys - no probs. But if there were girls already in the showers the nth.Am guys would not go in, at all. If girls came in while they were showering they would leave, like little brown and pink streaks of lightening - sometimes still soapy. Were they being polite? embarassed? worried about getting aroused? [all the hostelers would have been 17-26, btw] So this here site seems to be an international bunch, I thought I run a poll with this, see if there really is a trend - comments and opinions would be great. Edit: I'm not just looking for info from straight people, I have no idea if the people I showered with were gay, str8, bi or other - are lesbians happy to shower with men, are gay men happy to shower with women?