Here in the UK, all the public pools built in the past 10 years have mixed-sex shower facilities which means no more naked showering. However, even in the older pools, some guys would shower with their swim shorts on. I always showered naked.
Before Covid, I used to go swimming at a gym which had seperate facilities for men and women. I showered naked whereas others would keep their shorts on or pull the shower curtain across. Asian men were the ones who kept covered up the most so it must be a cultural difference. Oh, and there was a sauna cabin in the men's locker room area. I would have a naked sauna but others would keep a towel wrapped around covering tnemselves from waist to knees. Interestingly, older guys tended to shower and sauna nude whereas the young gym bunnies kept themselvex covered!
I believe that some 90% of males are bisexual.This is probably more semantics than anything, but I don't believe men (in general) are bi-sexual -- at least not in the typical understanding of that term.
I believe that men need close relationships with other men. I used the Bible as my standard and authority in my life -- I'm going to address it from that perspective.
The Bible is very explicit about prohibited sexual behaviors. There's also an example in which the Pharisees question the Messiah about a practice they deemed sinful that Scripture does not deem sinful. This is important because Scripture does not and cannot mention every possible activity and behavior and then say that it is permissible. Rather, it details those activities and behaviors that are not permissible -- it's a much shorter list. The Pharisees believed it was sinful to eat with unwashed hands. However, Scripture doesn't say anything about washing your hands before eating -- in fact, it doesn't say anything about it at all. If it were sinful, it would say so,
The only sexual behavior prohibited in Scripture is anal sex -- and it doesn't matter who the participants are male/male or male/female. It involves contact with human feces, which is prohibited. There are other issues as well, but let's just leave it at that. But don't get me wrong, if you have anal sex, that's none of my business, none of my concern.
The point is, there's no mention in Scripture of jerking yourself off, jerking off another man, or sucking another man's cock. The "Pharisees" of today, would tell you those things are sinful and must not be done. "Certainly, touching another man's cock (unless you're a medical professional) makes you gay or bi." Actually, it makes you a man.
But it's this fear of being gay or bi that prevents men from having the close relationships with other men that they have a deep-down yearning and longing for. I do believe that all or nearly all men have such desires and those desires are good and proper.
As with most things in life, our views are shaped by our experiences. Having been around nudity for the good part of my last 10 years, and off and on before that, it's one thing I see and hear, that men 'crave' the attention of other men. Yes our society here in the Americans doesn't openly accept that men can have relationships with other men. What does happen both public and privately in many cases is more on the lines of sexual experience that gives men relationships that sigma that it is bad. Having the opportunity and knowledge of massage, I've seen guys that need that male touch that they need to satisfy both the physical and emotional. There is something that we males experience from the touch of another male, we can feel it in the energy level within us and emotionaly. Men that are open to experiencing this will pick up that sense within them while been around other males that are the same and in many cases you can 'see it in their eyes'. It doesn't even need to be sexual in nature that when the emotional part of the touch hits it will be more satisfying than that sexual pleasure. A simple hug, especially nude, can make the strongest guy, weak at the knees. Then there is the sense of smell that can enhance the moment. All this comes from been open to allowing oneself to be with other men at all different levels. Once you've experience those different levels, you will feel totally different and understand that there is much more than 'getting off'.
I love to bathe with my fellow man. We are naked, in warm water. We soap ourselves and our buddy, we can wash, touch, and explore each otheranywheregreat bonding experience. I love a buddy shower but for me a bath is a shower X10! And yes, I get sexually excited when I bathe with a man and that is good. Male sexuality is part of who we are. If my buddy does nothing, if he fondles me, jacks me off, or more, all good options. The point is that its OK to be naked with your fellow man, its OK if you get sexually aroused, that is naturalAND its OK if that is as far as it goes. The point is, if I get sexually aroused when I am with you its a compliment to you and just a part of bonding for me.