Saturday, December 6, 2008

Parade Around Naked in the Locker Room

The locker room used to be a nudist colony. We guys would walk around naked and bathe together in the common showers. We were fucking proud of our bodies. We'd talk, laugh, horse around, and pop each other with our towels. If any male was shy about undressing, we'd tell them, "We're all guys here." This meant, "Don't worry," and "Cowboy up," at the same time.

Then, something strange happened as the Gay Movement became more visible. Males started to become ashamed. They turned away from each other while dressing and undressing. They wouldn't be caught dead without towels or clothes on. They quit using the common showers.

Schools and YMCAs started installing private shower stalls. Males started saying things like, "I don't want gay guys checking me out." It was as if guys and locker rooms were recoiling from the world. Males were now more modest than the women!

Real men reject this state of affairs. They fucking use the common showers. They walk around uncovered. They don't get hard, because they've gotten used to being naked. (Practice makes perfect.) They are fearless. If other guys look at them, who the fuck cares? Every American male --whether gay, bi, or straight-- is taught to admire the athletic male body.

It's time to turn back the clock on this one. It's time to shed our paranoia about gays. It's time to enjoy our nudity. We thank God we're men. We thank God we have dicks. We should thank God we have locker rooms. We should enjoy this freedom from clothes and women. This is our world of men. It's where we can express an American masculinity based on fun, courage, fraternity, and self-confidence --not fear, shame, hatred, and isolation.

Take off those towels. Get out of those clothes. Shed those inhibitions. Play rough. Raise hell. Laugh big. Wrestle each other. Pop each other. Cuss up a storm. We're all guys here. Let's fucking act like it.

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  1. I agree. Back in high school on i was on the swim team. After a meet we'd hit the locker rooms and fling our skimpy speedos at one another, laugh at eachother as everyone's dick flop as we ran around smacking ass. We wrestled naked too. It wasent sexual. It was innocent. The gang shower, the troth, all communal settings for men. The locker room was a respite from the outside world. You could walk and talk naked, fart, scratch your nuts, etc. Some great talks I had were in the communal showers. Everyone boned at one time or another but no one cared. We were a fellowship of men.
    Today men dance the towel dance. They wrap it around and try to get their boxers on without exposing their ass or genitals. Men sit in the steam room in boxers. This modesty means we have lost the only place where men can be men.
    I proudly walk naked in the lockers. I make eye contact. I say good morning. I wear a speedo for swimming laps. I remain proud of my body. I wish men would distinguish between nudity and sex.

  2. I go to the local community pool regularly and probably 50% shower nude, me included; no private stalls available. Mostly it is really young kids doing the towel thing…sign of the times I suppose.

  3. A few years ago I used to go to the swimming pool. There usually weren't many other guys around, and I didn't know them, but I love getting naked in front of other guys. My philosophy is: if you're not looking, then you're missing out.


  4. I always enjoyed getting my muscles all pumped up at the gym and then stripping down naked to hit the showers, sauna and whirlpool. All the guys were buck naked. The most anyone had on were maybe a pair of flip flops. Times sure have changed.

  5. I agree. Once I hit the locker room after my workout at the Y, the clothes come off at my locker. I walk from my locker to the shower, to the steam room to the hot tub and back to the shower completely naked. I only grab a towel when I am completely done in the wet area. Once I dry off, I hold the towel in my hand and walk back to my locker naked to get back into my clothes and go home. Why be modest? We're all men. We all have cocks, balls and an ass.