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Times are Changing and so is changing in the Locker Rooms

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Don't be surprised if ,in the USA, there will be a law that prevents nudity in locker rooms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f6bYBtt2PQ

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This guy is an idiot, as shown by his limited vocabulary with the repeated use of the "F" word and "D" word. I find his language on a public social media site far more offensive than simple nudity in an area where one, with any sense, would expect to see nudity as people change, shower, sit in saunas, whirlpools and steam rooms. I grew up going to the YMCA as a young boy seeing men and boys nude in the locker room, showers, which were open gang style showers, and even in the pool. What has happened to us, that we are so offended by everything? What will be offended by next, will it be offensive because some guy is upset because a girl has a vagina and he doesn't? I mean lets get real and grow up. Seeing a guy naked in a locker room, shower, sauna or whirlpool is not a bad thing. God made us and we are beautiful as God made us.

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Amen Richard - guess that's one reason why you and I enjoy naked hiking :)

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Maybe there is hope. I just got back from the gym, where there were all sorts of naked guys in the showers, the locker room and the sauna (which was really busy tonight with our sub-zero temps). It's a university gym where you see athletes, profs with their kids, people of all ages from the community. Yes, there are some who keep their suits on in the sauna, some who do the towel dance when changing, but many who are comfortable in their skin. The nice thing is that regardless of state of dress we generally talk with each other in the sauna, across age gaps too.

Man, I love to skinnydip. I missed out on those YMCA experiences. But even tho I am often the only one who wears one, I am grateful for my little unlined Speedo-type suits for the pools. Nobody seems to mind, the lifeguards always smile and wave. So much better than board shorts. Hope this catches on everywhere.

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Hey Ed,

Good to hear from you. I love hiking naked with you. Looking forward to the summer. I hope I can get away and go more this year.
Richard

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Most of me sees this guy as ridiculous, but a part of me understands where he's coming from.When you see someone practicing exhibitionism, it's obvious they are getting a thrill out of exposing themselves to others who don't expect to be exposed to a naked body. That is wrong. That is someone practicing something sexual without the consent of everyone involved.However, this is clearly not the case nearly as often is perceived by those that are offended by naked bodies in places like locker rooms. At least, I don't think it is. I would imagine in a location like that, it's just people that grew up with different expectations of modesty. And considering the location, it's a bit ridiculous you wouldn't expect to see nudity in a location designated for changing and hygiene purposes.As for the transphobic responses I always see to this kind of post (ie. "Offended because a girl has a vagina and he doesn't")...Men with vaginas using the locker room the same way as you or I wouldn't offend me in the least. They can cover themselves or be nude as they please. And having a vagina makes them no less of a man (or why that should be assumed as an insult.) That is something you and I probably won't see I to eye on, but having friends of whom that is the case, I know this to be true.

Just so you know, I have transgender friends as well. I was meaning NO disrespect to them or any person. My comment was some people get upset over anything these days and maybe the next thing will be guys who are jealous that they do not have a vagina. Anyone is welcome in my presence nude, male female or transgender. I just am over this petty ignorance of getting offended at everything.

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Most of me sees this guy as ridiculous, but a part of me understands where he's coming from.When you see someone practicing exhibitionism, it's obvious they are getting a thrill out of exposing themselves to others who don't expect to be exposed to a naked body. That is wrong. That is someone practicing something sexual without the consent of everyone involved.However, this is clearly not the case nearly as often is perceived by those that are offended by naked bodies in places like locker rooms. At least, I don't think it is. I would imagine in a location like that, it's just people that grew up with different expectations of modesty. And considering the location, it's a bit ridiculous you wouldn't expect to see nudity in a location designated for changing and hygiene purposes.As for the transphobic responses I always see to this kind of post (ie. "Offended because a girl has a vagina and he doesn't")...Men with vaginas using the locker room the same way as you or I wouldn't offend me in the least. They can cover themselves or be nude as they please. And having a vagina makes them no less of a man (or why that should be assumed as an insult.) That is something you and I probably won't see I to eye on, but having friends of whom that is the case, I know this to be true.

Just so you know, I have transgender friends as well. I was meaning NO disrespect to them or any person. My comment was some people get upset over anything these days and maybe the next thing will be guys who are jealous that they do not have a vagina. Anyone is welcome in my presence nude, male female or transgender. I just am over this petty ignorance of getting offended at everything.

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I think this is one of the major issues with our political system: legislators on both sides of the isle create stupid insignificant laws such as the one alluded to here to "protect" the population rather than spending that energy tackling the bigger issues. It's a political win for them because they have yet another bill with their name on it and in the next election cycle they can tout their efforts to "protect the people". IMHO, too much is being legislated, too many of our freedoms are slowly eroding away! Meanwhile, the real issues go unresolved...

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hey hoping to get up with you and Richard to do some nude hiking this summer too. 1st time we met was on a nude hike outing.

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Don't be surprised if ,in the USA, there will be a law that prevents nudity in locker rooms.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f6bYBtt2PQ

I finally was able to cue up the video. What I see is a guy who is terrified; his anger is way out of scale for that situation. I sense terror and you can hear it in his voice. Perhaps terrified of his own curiosity about men's bodies, but then maybe this is a guy who was once preyed upon by an older guy. It's too bad, because that kind of zeal can infect other minds and indeed affect laws. I go to a local gym that will have a big remodel in about a year, and I won't be at all surprised if the gang shower is converted to stalls with curtains.

Glad that my own experience with guys at the gym is so much more body-positive.

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What an Ahole... If you are ashamed stay home lol... hell I have nothing to flaunt, but I was never afraid of nudity. You are either comfortable being im your own skin or not. I was visiting my parents over the weekend my wife went out shopping with mom so i jumped in the shower with the door open. When i opened the curtain i saw my dad in the kitchen. I asked him a question and we were having a conversation me nude and him fixing a sandwich neither of us cared. Between the nude resorts, nude beaches, nude cruises and nude house parties I've been to I've seen 1000's of naked people of all shapes, sizes and disabilities

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