Shenanigans we get into with our best mates in the nude.
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When I was in high school, junior year, they completed construction on this huge huge second gymnasium for sports practices and physical education classes. It was as big as a football field with four basketball courts we used for basketball, volley ball, you name it. It also allowed for them to teach a couple of Phys Ed classes simultaneously. Adjacent to the gym was a new really big men's locker room with rows of lockers at one end and a very big open rectangular gang shower on the other end. Showers were mandatory and all of us in our gym class showered together. We horsed around all the time. There was a big open area between the showers and lockers. Thats where everybody, either sweaty from practice or wet from the showers would snap towels, shove each other, play grab ass etc. There was one group of jocks that since they were so comfortable being naked together from playing multiple team sports, used to initiate alot of the fooling around. We would all be singing songs in the showers. Sometimes guys would lather up heavily just to see how soapy they could get. Guys would sometimes get soapy and play wrestle with each other. I never played along that much and usually pretty much kept to myself. Then there was one particular day this all went way over the top. For some reason we had two classes showering in the locker room at the same time. We had double the number of guys sharing the showers so we had two, three and four guys under each showerhead with others standing naked waiting for their turn. We were singing songs, acapella versions of Swing Low Sweet Chariot and the Schaefer Beer commercial song are the two I clearly remember. (Schaefer. Is the. One beer to have when you're having more than one! Schaefer. Is the...etc.) I was sharing a shower with a couple guys, I got wet and stepped away to lather up and a guy immediately took my place. I was all heavily soaped up and wanted to rinse off but this friend Jon, a senior I knew from my physics class, was joking, blocking me. He was all soapy himself and suddenly lunged at me. He grabbed me with this wet soapy bear hug and I fought him, both of us laughing. Other similar stuff was going on with other guys, but I was just trying to get out of his slippery arms and make it to the shower to rinse off. Of course while we were playing other guys took our place anyway. It wasn't really a sexual thing but it felt really good and the feeling of our warm wet soapy bodies together and with our dicks rubbing against our legs and butts, we both were half hard. That prompted a close friend of mine to shake his head joking in mock disgust (he didn't really care I'm sure) pretending to shout rape. Around then my wrestling buddy and I slipped. I started to go down on the tile floor and he tried to hold and catch me. We were just playing and no one wanted anyone to get hurt. But he also lost his balance and next thing you know we were down. We were laughing so hard and between the showers, the guys singing and other guys laughing and egging us on we barely heard the Phys Ed teachers (both of them) blowing their whistles. They told us all to stop horsing around, to hit the showers and get out and dry off. Jon helped me up, patted me on my naked butt and I did the same. It all just felt playful. We both got under a shower and rinsed. We were smiling but much quieter now. I had never really thought about his body or the way he looked but I felt alot friendlier and closer to him.
I really liked being naked with him. I remember walking from the showers that day. That long open distance over to the lockers where that other friend, really one of my best friends. was already in his underwear. He looked at my semi hard dick and said. Well, that was pretty gay. I thought he was joking but he was actually uncomfortable with the whole thing. I laughed it off and after that it was a non issue, but that shower stands out as one of my most fun moments in a locker room.
Thanks so much for sharing this real-life story, mate. Sounds like great times to me! I love it when guys can be that comfortable and playful with each other. Probably would've been nicer without the bits of society-imposed homophobia, but it definitely sounds like that at least took a backseat to the good stuff which is great. Gay, straight, bi, undecided, whatever.... those were great male bonding times with the gang showers and such, and I wish I could've experienced that too in school. Truth is I would've been mortified at first back then, but then again I would've opened up and enjoyed true guy camaraderie much sooner than I did =]
I was on the swim team. The wrestling team had practice during the same hours that we did.
Some days we swimmers would get randy, and some days it was the wrestlers.
There was never a dull moment in the shower room, but that is what sports teams are all about
Great story. Reminds my of my youth, too. My school, as most did then, had gang showers and whether it was after sports practice or Phys Ed class, we were always playing around in the shower...just boys being boys. But it did help everyone overcome shyness and any lack of comfort and confidence around body image. And gay or straight, no one seemed to care, especially in an all boys school. And from the openness in the showers, many of my school friends and I extended that comfort to nude fun, especially in the summer, like skinny dipping, running through the woods or farm fields in the nude, etc.
To keep me and my brother active in the winters, my folks got us a membership at an all-male athletic club. The swimming pool was clothing optional and it was also an open gang shower. So instead of just being with boys around my own age, there were men of all ages and all stages of body fitness. That was also another important part of being comfortable nude around people of all ages, as well as body acceptance of myself and others. I'm not sure that such things exist today with all of the stigmas of people's fears and misunderstanding of nudity, especially between people of the same sex. Still, for me, I just wish I had a family to pass on such traditions and make nudity and body acceptance more mainstream.
Before I went to my high school , my uncles cousins and my brother went to this high school. They all let me know that there were no swim wear required and everyone had to rinse off before swim class started. I was looking forward to this as I love to be nude. And this was going to be a new nude experience for me. At my first swim class I came prepared with towel and swim wear. Well it turns out that they changed the rules and had swim wear a requirement . We did have to strip down and line up naked before rinsing off before swim for attendance . This is the first time I saw how every man is different. We all came in different shapes,sizes and colors. The thing I remember most is this short 5 ft 4 in teen walking down the row of naked guys and lockers. I heard others making remarks like ," how big is that thing" . I turned to look and saw the biggest penis . It must have been 10 in long and thick on this short guy. I was amazes, I had never seen anything that big.He proudly strutted on by smiling.
Another time this one teen never took swim class he always sat on the bleachers. The swim teacher told him he was going to fail the class or he could get naked and swim that way. He stripped down and jumped in the pool lol. Other than this gang showers were hurry in and hurry out and the teacher stood there at the door to the shower barking commands. I was approached by the teacher and swim team leader and I was asked to join the team. But I had to refuse the offer due to not being able to travel to meets. It would have been fun to be apart of the swim team .
My first gang shower was with my cousins. As a kid (5-13 years old) I would stay with them for 4 to 6 weeks every summer. It was a large family, 3 boys and 4 girls, 1 bathroom. So the boy's showered together and the girls did the same as a time saver. This made school showers after 5th grade wrestling practise almost a non issue. Not much horse play as the couch's were close and would not tolerated it.
Reminds me of my days in high school. After PE, showers weren't mandatory but recommended. Most of us shy 12/13 year olds skipped untill one day one of the sports teachers joined the class in the showers. Although some of the lads were ahead in the puberty stakes with developing hair and larger penises, the sight of a (youngish) adult male fully developed was enough to encourage more us boys to shower. Up to that point I think the teacher's penis was the biggest any of us had seen, certainly the hairest...lol
The public swimming pools in those days had the changing cubicles along each side of the pool with clubs and schools sharing big gang changing rooms at the end. The showers were communal (separate male a& female of course) and we were instructed to stripp of trunks before showering to make sure we got rid of the chlorine... many semis and full erections to be seen
I distinctly remember after a high school basketball away game going into the guys locker room to check with my friends on the team about a post game party. I was not on the team, and so was in my street clothes. One of my classmates stood there in front of me stark naked giving me directions to the party. Sure I had seen him before we had done the group shower thing back at the high school after gym class , this was the 70s. But there was something about me clothed and him nude with others around in various states of undress that stuck with me.