Trolls gonna troll.... Pay it no mind. Life too short.
HARSHING THE NAKED DREAM
so -- we are proposing an ideal club where men can be naked in pool, spa, gym, residence rooms 24/7, where the layout and member agreement discourage sexual activity, where the model is nonprofit, run by professionals, with volunteer support. why does this attract the lengthy, pointless, pseudo-intellectual essays on "the socio-political-economic reasons as to why we can't have nice things", written by anonymous/photo-less gnomes that inundate this site? everybody knows that the 1960s and 70s was the end of free and easy nudity at the YMCA -- that funeral was done a long time ago. the topic was rehashed and wept over on countless discussion boards 10 - 15 years ago, leading to shame-based mainstream media takes, and youtube channels attempting to monetize some really boring content. enough already with off-topic comments that are nothing but lamentation about bygone days, and repressed nay-sayers that preach we can't dream a dream together, or completely and negatively misrepresent what has already been posted in a positive vein. this is really some early-days-of-youtube trolling shtfckry. the world has moved on. this post is about ideas for a glorious future! over at the group for this -- REVIVE THE Y -- we can delete all the dismal spam -- here we can only suggest that if the topic does not interest you, please move on to one that does, of the thousands of others available . . .
As a single dad with partial custody of my kids, I look forward to visiting your facility as well as meeting TN members there, at least the ones with positive, constructive and realistic thoughts.
You are smart not to let the trolls get you down. The concept of trolls comes from my culture of origin - learn more from a google image search of "John Bauer Troll Forest." You are smart to understand that whereas trolls might appear constructive in their criticism, like a dentist who can find tooth cavities, they have no compassion or interest in a greater good. In fact they are blind and stupid and won't improve anything beyond their own selfish desires. Trolls are often wealthy, but it's by thievery, and does not give them an ounce of integrity or respectablity.
Key to your success is keeping trolls out of your proposed pool, gym and residence for males. You can do that by creating an environment of support and encouragement. Trolls snark and whine, undermine and belittle. Counter that nonsense with loud, clear messages to the contrary. Build up herd immunity. Our best troll fighters are the young bucks who've contirbuted to this thread, our future of nudism. Keep them front and center!
imagining how this ideal could be realized -- thinking a building divided in half: one half, the pool, spa, showers in a glass atrium high as the roof, the other half, ground floor locker room and gym, then three or more floors of residence rooms, with balcony walkways facing the pool atrium, with stairs to the ground floor at either end. residents would be free to go from room to pool, showers, spa, gym naked . . . sound good?
so basically as long as the heat is working can live and work there 24/7 100% naked?
imagining how this ideal could be realized -- thinking a building divided in half: one half, the pool, spa, showers in a glass atrium high as the roof, the other half, ground floor locker room and gym, then three or more floors of residence rooms, with balcony walkways facing the pool atrium, with stairs to the ground floor at either end. residents would be free to go from room to pool, showers, spa, gym naked . . . sound good?so basically as long as the heat is working can live and work there 24/7 100% naked?
As long as he works there or telecommutes!
nothing like it in nyc--why we got to make one.....
in the day such places were deemed a necessity in the city, a common amenity we could rely on. the Ys really were a treasured resource for men, before turning into family recreation centers with zero focus on anything but fitness and daycare. zero community feeling, zero soul to be found at the Y at present. lowlife real estate sharks forced any truly community-spirited thing requiring brick and mortar off the edge of the world in nyc. even the nonprofit world is corrupted and manipulated to serve commercial interests. this dream might have a chance if a deep-pocket angel had a spare building and renovation fund to offer . . .