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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?


biarose biarose 8 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 8 years
ill only be naked w/ mature straight women but only if neccesary ,i dont want to see that sh*t
Ladytron7000 Ladytron7000 8 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 8 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Sure, but the preference to keep your body constantly covered up perpetuates this outdated social stigma that has been attached to the body as a source of shame.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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years
I don't like being naked in public. No way.
dragonlady920 dragonlady920 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years
Oh no way!!!
mcollazo mcollazo 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years
Note to pharm_chick: shower shoes (flip flops)
hills hills 8 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.
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
Didn't vote because I don't mind showering in public (i.e., @ the beach in a swimsuit to get the salt & sand off), but would rather have some privacy. If I had to use an open shower like that, I think I'd wait until I got home. :oops:
greenapplelover greenapplelover 8 years
I'd prefer not to be naked in public, but in a locker room its no big deal. Easier than trying to hold up a towel while changing...
Te-Rang Te-Rang 8 years
Are you serious with those comments? If you've been in Europe anytime, you'll see nobody has no problem to walk around naked in the locker room or in the sauna. But normally showers are separated cabins for hygiene purposes - nothing to do with the HUMAN BODY itself; what's the problem with the most nature part of a self? Release your mind ppl!
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
i totally mind. also, i dont like public showering b/c of the potential spread of germs, and of course, athletes foot and other funguses and stuff you can catch by showering in a public place. but omg i soo agree with nandeyanen, when i was in india to get a full body wax, facial, the whole enchilada, i wanted a private room and they laughed at me and told me to strip there, among like 50 other people there for various things. it was an experience i dont want to repeat again. even among all girls! i guess im kind of a prude.
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