RogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13649 times:
I remember being quite concerned about this when I was very young. They used to make everyone shower together at school after sports and the differences in age / development I thought would be embarassing. It turned out not to be a big deal and everyone got used to it almost immediately.
When I used to swim in school, you would usually shower with your suit on to get the chlorine out, because the chemicals hurt the material. If you didn't swim, you showered like normal. A few people would put their suit on to shower, even if they didn't swim - which is like what you're talking about.
I can see that if you didn't grow up with this custom someone might find it odd. Some cultures and religions may have strong views about this. Maybe your friend has this kind of background where even same-sex nudity is not usual. Maybe he has a physical problem.
FlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 2041 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13636 times:
If I were you, I'm totally discomfortable to have showers with guys! I don't like other people to peek on my body and my dick! However, they are curious about dick because they want to know who has got a big dick or small dick!! Why they always to do like this all the time? I think it's really disgusting!
TNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 13625 times:
Doesn't really bother me. The only time it did was when my wife and I were in Japan, and were invited to a country club for dinner- staying overnight. Our hosts asked if we would like to join them in the public baths. We assumed it was, like, a swimming pool. Wrong!!
The Japanese public bath involves totally stripping off, sitting in a long line on a small stool in front of a shower, and soaping and washing yourself with a hand-held shower (NOT a good look), then bathing with half the population of Japan, naked, in a large pool, then repeating the washing process. Then having breakfast.
Several things - if you are unfamniliar with the customs, it means trying to follow the lead of your hosts by watching what they are doing, (in what must appear to everyone else to be peeking or perving).
The only consolation is that, by and large, the Japanese appeared to be , well, smaller in most respects (including height), which helped ease the embarrassment a little.
Ljungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 923 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 13568 times:
I really don't know what all of you have been through earlier in your lives, but in Sweden (...where I live, of course...) there's a law that forces all healthy men, between the ages of 18-47, to serve with the Swedish military for a period (in most cases, less than 1 year), and most people are between 18-22 when they're into this, and if you don't use those "public" showers they have there...
...well, you won't probably smell the way they talk about in aftershave commercials...
...so I've got some serious problems in seein' this as a problem...
SEVEN_FIFTY7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 13535 times:
Im not in high school yet and have nightmares about this stuff.
Oh, don't worry Bigo747. Don't worry at all. Dont even worry when the Junior and Seniors come putting you in a headlock. Or when they'll immediately start whipping wet towels at your butt. Hey, they may even all grab you (while you're naked, of course), and shove you out into the hallway so all the girls and teachers can see you. That might be a tad embarrassing , but it's all part of the experience. Some of them may dare you (or double dare you) to pick up a bar of soap they intentionally dropped. Just don't fall for that.
I have to admit, none of the above ever happened to me at my days at a large city high school in The Bronx. But it certainly looked entertaining when done to the other incoming freshmen.
Nightmares about this stuff? Nah. It'll all just be in good fun. Don't you worry about a thing.
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 13488 times:
Never bothered me...just take your clothes off and get clean..then get dressed.
Do I check out the other dudes? Only as often as they check me out.
And I drive a BMW (as do some of my other rather well endowed friends...).
I can't comment on the truck thing. I suppose ugly chicks compensate by doing the same?
Kcle From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 686 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 13409 times:
I'm really shy about doing that. At my high school, we have 8 classes all year, but you take 4 each half of the year, so my class periods are 1.5 hours long, so after gym, a lot of the guys take showers, and the rest change out of their gym clothes right after class. I'm the only one that doesn't even take his gym clothes off, I just wear my gym clothes under my other clothes. Plus, I don't sweat a lot because when we play sports, I really don't know how to play any sports, so I just walk around and make sure I stay with the team, so I don't work up a sweat. I am self-concious when it comes to taking off my shirt.
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4300 posts, RR: 34
Reply 24, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13397 times:
We never had time to take them after weight lifting class... Never bothered me after football practice or after a game. We've all got the same plumbing.. who cares. It was kind of wierd at first... but no one like will mess with you or anything.
Chicks dig winglets.
: I've been naked at the gym or the pool in a group shower but don't have to at school because they are seperate showers. I don't know what you are talk
: Showering with other dudes: I never have, I never will... -
: What about the fact they think to be "underpowered"? Maybe it's because of this they are so shy? What about girls??? Is it the same thing??
: Not trucks, big useless SUV's. You know, the suburbanites who buy them just to feel "big" on the road. And because you HAVE to have a 5.6L V8 4x4 to g
: I don't know about you but after I had football practice I took a shower... Call me gay or whatever names you want, but I'm 100% secure in my masculin
: I've never said that people who take shower naked is gay!! I'm not gay (but I woudn't have any problem if I were) and I think it's definitely normal t
31 Stretch 8
: I attended an all-boys boarding school in New England in the mid-1970s. It was afour year school, with lads aged 14-18. We all had sports in the after
: Stretch, I think you're right. Maybe the first time you feel disconfortable, but after 2 o 3 times you feel it normal. I've thought that maybe those g
: I think it's a little strange when u think about guys showering an stuff, cuz at my school us girls don't shower together. i guess thats mainly becaus
: i think alot of it has to do with age, the older you are the more comfortable you are with your body.
: I went to a public shower in China, and was probably the only westerner that had ever been there since this was in a residential area in a rather obsc
: It seems to me like the people who are afraid to shower naked with other guys are the ones with SMALL figures. They dont want to be made fun of. Thats
: And as for this SUV/BMW thing, I don't think it's true because most chinese only have bicycles, but LRFL!! LMAO!