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Do You Mind Showering in Public?

I have a friend who just looooooves being naked. Even her husband has to tell her to put some clothes on every now and then. I'm serious. A few weeks ago, we had a conversation about the open-area showers in the gym. She obviously has no qualms or insecurities about letting it all hang out in public — well, in the women's locker room — and I'm just a little more conservative about the issue.

Perhaps it's due time for me to strip down without giving it a second thought. No one is probably looking or caring, anyway, right? So tell me, are you a-okay with being in the buff, or does it all just make you blush?

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biarose biarose 6 years
I don't mind other women seeing me naked, but I don't like using public showers because it's gross! Also, generally I would cover up anyway, because I doubt other women want to see it!
demi-serena demi-serena 6 years
ill only be naked w/ mature straight women but only if neccesary ,i dont want to see that sh*t
Ladytron7000 Ladytron7000 6 years
We are (mostly) Americans. It's silly and it's the reason girls start falling behind in math in middle school -- body shame. From now on, I'm throwing out the towel.
Bearwoman Bearwoman 6 years
Sure, but the preference to keep your body constantly covered up perpetuates this outdated social stigma that has been attached to the body as a source of shame. And why should we be ashamed!?
Bearwoman Bearwoman 6 years
Sure, but the preference to keep your body constantly covered up perpetuates this outdated social stigma that has been attached to the body as a source of shame. And why should we be ashamed!?
hshs1 hshs1 6 years
Just because you have one (as others have said about everyone having a body, we're all human, etc.) doesn't mean you gotta let everyone else see it. It's called decency people and since when did a person's choice against nudity mean they were "close-minded?" Sounds to me like the same extremism that gets blamed on the uber right-hand side. Lets try to be open-minded to every one's preference, shall we?
hshs1 hshs1 6 years
Just because you have one (as others have said about everyone having a body, we're all human, etc.) doesn't mean you gotta let everyone else see it. It's called decency people and since when did a person's choice against nudity mean they were "close-minded?" Sounds to me like the same extremism that gets blamed on the uber right-hand side. Lets try to be open-minded to every one's preference, shall we?
kulikuli kulikuli 6 years
No way i can't do it. But I'm not offended when anyone wants to be naked, however, I don't wanna see all that! Just cuz you like to be naked, doesn't mean everyone wants to see you naked lol.
GwenCaprica GwenCaprica 6 years
don't like it either...even in the gym...I rather go earlier in the day, so I can get home and shower at home after training/before work. Don't know why...I just don't feel right. *shruggs*
Symphonee Symphonee 6 years
I have no problem showering in public. Being naked doesn't bother me, however I could NEVER sit down on a bench without a towel under my behind because that is just gross.
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 6 years
I workout a lot and I'm fortunate that I live only 5-10 minutes (dependant on traffic) from the gym so I don't have to shower there. First off my gym is really clean however communal showers breed bacteria and things like MRSA! What I hate more is women who do use the showers and think it's okay not to cover themselves or sit down on benches without covering the bench with a towel. I don't want to see your lady parts hanging out everywhere ugh!
mondaymoos mondaymoos 6 years
I didn't vote because I'm unsure. Will I take a public shower if necessary? Sure, and I'm not particularly shy about it either. But I'd much rather shower alone, to be sure.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 6 years
I don't like being naked in public. No way.
dragonlady920 dragonlady920 6 years
Oh, no way! I personally don't care what's common in Europe--I don't care to get naked in front of people, and I don't particularly like to see other people prancing around nude in the locker room (hardly ever happens, by the way). But hey, if you're into that, whatever...
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 6 years
I never use public showers, just because of the germs that lurk there. I also feel really uncomfortable being nude in front of people I don't know, even if I have to strip down for my doctor!
ElenaEv ElenaEv 6 years
I don't understand the comments about Europe!I live in Europe.It's one thing to go topless at the beachand completely another story to shower naked.I want my privacy when I shower, preferably in a shower that has been thoroughly cleaned before I go in.
ElenaEv ElenaEv 6 years
I don't understand the comments about Europe! I live in Europe. It's one thing to go topless at the beach and completely another story to shower naked. I want my privacy when I shower, preferably in a shower that has been thoroughly cleaned before I go in.
Gwen-G Gwen-G 6 years
Oh no way!!!
Gwen-G Gwen-G 6 years
Oh no way!!!
mcollazo mcollazo 6 years
I voted on the more conservative side. I love being naked but only in my own home. I don't want to disrespect anyone else.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
Ugh, hate changing rooms. I have no problem with the nudity of other people --I go to an art school, I'm exposed to it daily --but I am shy about my own. Fortunately I never have to shower in public.
minze minze 6 years
OMG! in junior high we had to shower together, 3 to a stall! gross! it was semi-traumatizing w/ mean girls snickering if you didn't already have breasts or pubic hair. i find people don't always change for the better and i'm certain some still judge appearances even if they don't say it out loud. uh yeah, curtain please.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 6 years
most of y'all sound like a bunch of never nudes. I prefer showering by myself, but I've got no problems changing in the locker room or going to a asian style bath house. When I see grown woman changing in the stalls in the bathroom at the gym...I think "get over it, it's not junior high"
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 6 years
Note to pharm_chick: shower shoes (flip flops)
hills hills 6 years
no way, i don't know if its partly because im from the britain and im being really prissy, or because i just dont want to look at what other girls have, im pertheticaly prudish about it.
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