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The locker room....

Are you really okay with being undressed in public? I grew up being very active my whole life and am used to locker rooms and sharing showers, etc. No problem with being around nudity or being nude myself.......my issue:

I have just started going to Bikram Yoga (which I LOVE by the way) and the facility is relatively new. They are growing quite fast and have just added a second hot room and building a third. Also, a second ladies locker room to help accommodate everyone! The one there now is pretty tiny. Well everyone changes right there in the open area. No biggie....but WHY do people feel the need to completely get ready nude and then dress. I can understand this if you're at home, I too, do it. But there are women there who will put on makeup, blow dry their hair, have converstaions on their cell phones, all completely nude?! Can't you blow dry your hair with pants and a bra on? shouldn't you have some respect for those around you?

Maybe I'm trippin', but lately I've found it to be quite annoying. I just think you should have respect for others and realize you're in public. Sorry, for venting.....I don't know why this is bothering me so much.


Fri. Mar 7, 8:12pm

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I feel the same as you..I am hagreeing with you in the sense that I say throw something on..I do not walk around nude..need not do that to other people the poor things at the gym need to feel good after there workouts not ill that they just saw my nasty ass walking by...all humor aside, I do feel that I believe in modesty so get changed do your thing no problem but yeah making phone calls..well just not so common in our society,

Friday, March 07, 2008, 10:06 PM

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I feel exactly the way you do. I am far from puritanical, but I do think one should consider the comfort level of others and act accordingly.

Friday, March 07, 2008, 10:18 PM

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I write them off as exhibitionists.

Friday, March 07, 2008, 10:23 PM

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please.. nakeness is natural.. why be so uptight about it? how does it bother you?

Saturday, March 08, 2008, 9:28 AM

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Hairy armpits are natural too. 'Nuff said about natural always being good.

Saturday, March 08, 2008, 9:57 AM

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I have been in and out of a lot of locker rooms, as a competitive athlete. Even some mixed-sex locker rooms! To give you some idea of my thinking on the subject, I have been to a few nude beaches in my time, too.

In a women's locker room I will undress all the way -- and shower naked, I've never understood how people feel clean showering in a swimsuit! -- but I do change right into my clothes or wrap right up in my towel. Although it would be MUCH more comfortable to walk around naked while I'm still hot, I know some people aren't emotionally comfortable with that.

Really, it doesn't have to do with exhibitionism -- if you aren't body-conscious, and you are still steaming from your workout, being naked for a few minutes is a lot more convenient and comfortable. If, on the other hand, one is used to thinking of one's body with embarrassment, or wholly in a sexual context, I can see that it might be disturbing. I do try to be polite and accommodate that to some degree.

I have wondered on occasion whether nakedness in the locker room is rebellion or freedom for some women. At one gym I used there was a Muslim woman who worked out at the same time I did -- in very modest robes and headscarf, as is thought proper in areas where there are men. No shorts and T-shirts for her! It looked very hot. But in the locker room she was utterly un-selfconscious about her body.

Saturday, March 08, 2008, 10:13 AM

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nothing wrong with hairy armpits either!!! here in europe nakedness is totally natural and even the unfit walk around naked.. its refeshing actually that people just arent hung up about despite what they look like.. perhaps if only the superfit did it.. that would be different... but here .... old, young, fat, thin.... everyone does it... even in the mixed section! ok I'm not a prude in the womens section but I'd rather not mosey on in the mixed section!! although they see that as very natural as well.

Saturday, March 08, 2008, 10:30 AM

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10:13am: I completely agree with you. I am often still very hot after my workout and shower. I stay naked for a few minutes (and under a vent) to cool off.

I can't understand why other women get upset about this on this site. We are all women with all the same "parts". I am neither an exhibitionist, nor am I checking out any of the other women for comparisons.

Please lighten up and ignore the women who are "clothing challenged" (ha!) in your locker room. To each her own.

Saturday, March 08, 2008, 12:10 PM

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I write off anyone bothered by nudity in a change room as childish.

I can't stand people whining about nudity. Maybe they don't want to get makeup on their clothes? maybe they want their moisturizer to absord into their skin? Obviously, they don't believe in modesty, and in a change room, modesty is ridiculous, immature, and all about being too self conscious.

Saturday, March 08, 2008, 12:44 PM

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Thanks for putting me in my prudish little place.
I shall let my armpits grow nice German beards and prance about like a naked nymph because my values, body image issues, concept of normal, etc. are ridiculous and immature according to some faceless exhibitionist on Peertrainer. The error of my ways has been noted.

Saturday, March 08, 2008, 2:47 PM

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