Shirtless at home when str8 friends visit

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  1. NudistSlo

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    It's a very hot summer here and I'm usually shirtless at home. I stay shirtless also when i have someone visiting me. If it's my gay friends or girls it si no big deal. But when my str8 male friends come, I always put a shirt on before opening the door. Now we're quite good friends tehy know I'm gay and they have absolutely no problems with it. We even discuss my love problems sometimes, but still I always think: if am shirtless around them they might get it wrong and freak out or something...

    So what do you think? Should I loosen up?
     
  2. D_Jared Padalicki

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    Loosen up, with these temperatures you have the right to walk shirtless in your own home
     
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    All I put on when I answer the door for anyone is underwear.... lol
     
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    Dude - if it's really hot, they might well be shirtless too lol - wouldnt worry.
     
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    Yes, you deserve to be comfortable in your own home, but it's admirable that you are concerned about the sensitivities of your straight friends. You say they are fine with you being gay, so be happy about that. If you think going shirtless might create an uncomfortable situation in your friendship, then perhaps you aren't all that close to begin with. But at least you are showing respect for the friendship of your straight buddies.
     
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    what's the big deal? now pantless, that's another story!!!!
     
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    Guys going shirtless in hot weather was pretty common when I was a kid in Ohio and also at college in San Diego. I can't see that it's a "gay" thing at all. Of course, I like seeing guys shirtless because I'm gay, but most straight guys won't freak out being around shirtless guys.
     
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    If I had the body I once had, I'd go shirtless in hot weather, especially in my own home.

    I was too self-conscious about my chest scar from open-heart surgery two years ago to swim without a tee-shirt recently while camping.
     
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    Sounds like more their problem than yours, although it never hurts to be considerate of the more "prudish" among us. :biggrin1:
     
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    If the weather warrants being shirtless, there's no reason at all to put one on if another guy shows up at the door.

    But, I was raised that you cover up if a woman arrives on the scene. I workout outside in just shorts and always put on a shirt if one of my female neighbors comes by for something. That's just good manners, isn't it?
     
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    Try going shirtless. It sounds like the problem is your fear, not their...whatever you're worried about. :)
     
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    Hot: shirtless

    Cold: shirt

    no exceptions
     
  13. D_Terry_Misue

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    Loosen up bro! If they're str8, they shouldn't care. If they care, then it's their problem not yours.

    Be comfortable in your skin!
     
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    if its a good friend, then no shirt is fine.

    otherwise, it is probably better to be polite and put a t-shirt on.
     
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    I have a habit of walking around naked most of the time, so when I know someone's coming over I'll throw on a pair of baggy shorts and freeball in those.

    Hell, I've had guy friends come over just after I finished a run -- went into the shower, forgot my towel in my room (I'm really bad for leaving my towel in my room after I dry off while I get dressed) and so I've had to parade about the house naked in front of friends. They didn't care, they've seen me naked in the locker room and they made fun of me for how scatterbrained I was. We're all straight and it wasn't an issue.
     
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    I dont think any straight guy would be worried about you being topless (especially in your own house) as long as you obey the rules of personal space.
     
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    I think if you feel the need to put a shirt on, then do so. Regardless of how hot it is, you have A/C, right?. Sometimes our instincts are better than our reasoning.
     
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    no problem visiting a shirtless gay friend.
    some problem if the same gay friend would open the door underwearless :)
     
  19. D_Beau Nerr

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    Come on, man. it's hot. you should be shirtless regardless of whos coming or not. I think your major issue is being uncomfortable being with straight guys.

     
  20. thadjock

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    uh, how is it good manners to cover up the reason she's coming by?
     
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