Size, Nudity, Self-Confident or Self-Conscious

Discussion in 'Underwear, Clothing, and Appearance Issues' started by HangX, Jan 13, 2006.

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Has being hung made you more confident or self-conscious re: frontal nudity?

Poll closed Jan 23, 2006.
  1. Much more confident

    31.3%
  2. Somewhat more confident

    37.5%
  3. No change

    16.0%
  4. Somewhat more self-conscious

    4.9%
  5. Much more self-conscious

    3.5%
  6. Not sure

    6.9%
  1. HangX

    HangX Well-Known Member

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    I am wondering if being hung has made you more self-confident about full frontal nudity -- in a change room, doctor's office, nude beach. wherever -- or whether it has made you more self-conscious as the extra attention makes you feel more exposed.
     
  2. D_Elijah_MorganWood

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    I'm hung but I'm not comforbable just whipping it out in front of strangers. Nothing less sexual than a doctor's office.
     
  3. Kenn

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    Interesting question. I guess I would have to pick more self-confident, only in that I am not the least bit self-conscious about showing my dick. Not sure if it because I'm hung, or just my nature though.

    Kenn
     
  4. hung

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    I have never really had any self-conscious issues. I always enjoyed life and did not regret that I was endowed more than the majority of my peers while in high school. Way back then we had to shower after gym and the shower area was one large room with many heads. A common dressing area with no stalls. This was so long ago, before TV even; that we did not know any better. Then on to the military. Not much privacy there either. Thus my background allowed me to be on display, just as others were on display. I reflect back and realize that my larger size may have helped my confidence level. No one could tease me, etc.

    Additionally, I have traveled the sandy beaches of Italy and France and appreciate the European view toward being able to display a body. I wore my first bikini swim briefs in Europe. No problem. The beaches were covered with males and females with swim attire that consisted of very little cloth.
     
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    I would say that it has made me a little more confident. HOnestly though, since I started working out is when i have become much more confident. Whether in the showers, at the gym, swimming, or on the beach, I feel beetter now that I am bulking up.
     
  6. Pecker

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    I'm considered 'hung' as are a majority of the men in my family but I grew up around casual male nudity (skinnydipping, sleeping nude, freeballing) so that I'm sure that even had I not been blessed I would not have been self-conscious about something so common as nudity.
     
  7. RideRocket

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    I've never had a problem with being nude. For a long time though, I never considered myself hung because the only real comparison I had was what I saw through porn. I felt 'average' if not 'lacking'. It took a while, but I finally realized that I'm actually in the top 10% of male penis sizes. So for me, it has made me more confident.
     
  8. DC_DEEP

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    Interesting question, but none of the poll choices apply to me. In my younger years, I felt very self-conscious because of my (self-perceived) inadequate size. Several factors have changed my self-image, though. I now realize that I am not small, but actually average. Having a foreskin is actually a good thing, not something to be embarrassed about. But mostly, I have (since entering the beautiful age of my 40s) surrounded myself with people who view almost any human body as a thing of beauty, and I have convinced myself that what I used to perceive as "defects" are actually those things that make me unique, and after years of seeing myself as someone anywhere between plain and downright homely, that I actually do have good qualities. I still accept appearance compliments with great difficulty, but I try to do so with grace and humility - and I get them often enough to really surprise me.

    Now, back to the poll: I'm not hung, and not necessarily an exhibitionist, but I am (finally) comfortable with my body, and I have no hangups about nudity.
     
  9. B_RoysToy

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    From as far back as I can remember, I've enjoyed seeing nude men, as well as being naked among them. I grew up being a bit self-conscious of my shortness in height and felt some satisfaction in having other guys (especially taller ones) see that my dick size was above average, regardless of my height. Brand me an exhibitionist who revels in flattery:rolleyes:
     
  10. B_IanTheTall

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    It depends on the situation and who is around (their reaction mostly).

    At the doctor's office, it's just a matter of fact.

    I don't go to any measures to deemphasize my bulge or hide my cock; I even walk from the locker to shower with towel in hand. (That wasn't the case when I was younger.) Here it depends on who is around and how they react. If they stare, I sometimes become self-conscious, but depending on whom it is I might become self-confident. Note: there have been a few times when I used my size to put a muscle bound gym-bully in his place for picking on or harassing a skinny guy. I just happen to be undressing, showering, drying-off, and then dressing right next to him.

    Around friends and my family, I tend to be casual and wear jeans, but do keep my shirts untucked (although my mom says it makes me look sloppy). Many of them know anyway (for different reasons).

    In a work setting, in the general public, around Sam and Cheri's families, and celebratory/formal occasions, I tend to dress appropriately conservative. I have lots of dark colored, loose fitting, deep pleated slacks, 'kaki' shorts and over sized Umbros. Though Cheri's siblings know, due to an incident, early in our relationship. Sam's 'little' sister knows because she (I think intentionally) walked in on my showering, in their pool house.

    When out at certain bars, I tend to be quite obvious. However, I haven't been to one of those bars in a while.
     
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    I have never been self-conscious about my nude body, but I don't think it has anything to do with the size of my cock. I mean, I grew up showering with my older brothers. I was never given the impression that nudity was anything 'shameful' before I moved to the US. There are some activities, such as showering at the gym, where nudity is natural, and I'm not going to leave the gym reeking of sweat. My reason for being nude in that situation is not because I want to show off my cock, nor am I going to skip the shower because I'm self-conscious about the appearance of my cock. I wish more men would realise that a dick is just a dick, and we all have one: its size isn't the measure of a man.
     
  12. RideRocket

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    When did this happen? :eek: DAMNIT! I miss all the good information. I feel like a mushroom - fed a bunch of crap and kept in the dark. :smile:
     
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    well I'm a very shy person, no matter the size of my dick or what my body looks like i'll still be the same shy guy.
     
  14. 10.5andproudofit

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    i still dont like being naked, i dont care if my wang fell off or could be used as a tire iron whipin it out in person is not high on my list of fun activities
     
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    I checked much more confident which is a bit overstated. I guess it should have been somewhere in the middle. Up until when I was 18 or so I was always embarresed to get undressed in public but, it never stopped me because it drew attention. Which I always liked but did not know how to deal with.
    Older and wiser I do not care what anyone say's or thinks. If it is the Dr's office, the locker room at the gym, a nude beach as long as you do not offend anyone it should not be a hassle. I was brought up in an atmosphere of nudity being a casual thing and that is how I see it today.
    As DMW said a dick is just a dick! :rolleyes:
     
  16. Dude

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    I'm more concerned about my body. All guys have a penis. Not everyone has a flabbeh belleh like mine! But I'm working on it! Salad 'til I die :redface:
     
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    I am the same as most of you, in that I am totally comfortable and part of that is pride. On the other hand, if I think I am going to attract the wrong type of attention or totally shock people, I am discreet.

    I asked as I know a few guys who are definitely in the top 5% sizewise, but they are very discreet as a result.
     
  18. D_Kirkhaus Komandohanger

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    As long as it's a another male, I don't have any real problems. However, if another guy is also naked and significantly smaller, I feel kind of sorry for him and am less reluctant to be nude as well.
     
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    No change to only a little. Though I wasn't really a late bloomer overall, my penis was always on the small side growing up, though it eventually hit a good spurt (pun intended :).) I never had a problem with people seeing me naked then, even though I was clearly smaller than most of my peers.
     
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    I'm only moderately well hung, so I'm not really selfconscience about it nor do I have anything to be insecure about. The 1st time someone made a comment on my size, I was probably in my twenties so I don't have any issues from growing up either. I get as many comments about being uncut as I do my size, which doesn't bother me either.
     
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