You didn't have to be a member if you had a couple dollars, so it was perfect for us. We'd drive up there, get high as kites, and then go inside to work out in the gym, shoot hoops on the court, swim in the pool, and then hit the steam room and sit in there and wilt for a little while. We'd usually go to the steam room directly from the swimming pool, or from the hot tub if we did the hot tub after the swimming pool isn't the YMCA awesome? They have practically everything there , and so we would have our swimming trunks on. We'd just be sitting there sweating like decent gentlemen in our swimming trunks. But then, every now and then, a guy would walk in with a towel wrapped around his waist, and he'd take his towel off and sit down buck naked. Meanwhile, my buddy and I would still be high as kites, and I'd start feeling overdressed for the occasion in my trunks, but I'd likewise wish the world was different than this here example of the world that I was being presented with. So I'd feel a little aggravated, and I'd think to myself that the naked guy was an asshole, because all I had to look at now was the one wall.
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And so, even with centuries of history behind them, these rooms can inspire sweatier palms than foreheads. Luckily, editors Scott and Rebecca are here to help. According to Scott, many guys try and prove their toughness by staying in as long as possible or trying to outlast their friends in the sauna. First off—this goes against the chief principle of sauna-ing: relaxing and letting go. And nobody looks tough when they're dehydrated or passed out. Light stretching overhead is fine, but floor-quaking calisthenics distract other people in the sauna, and slippery floors can make it a dangerous game. Saunas are part of a tradition that could stretch back to the Native American sweatlodge, the Finnish lake-side sauna, and the Russian banya. People feel culturally connected to the practice and are usually happy to explain it to newcomers. Don't stare—there's nothing you haven't seen before, and there are too few spaces in the world where we can feel free of shame and judgment.
The Urinal Study
What do you think? I can see why this guy would be upset. Going to court because of it is dramatic. Much too dramatic. Anyone who sits in a public space mostly naked has a reasonable expectation that someone might check them out. He has no case, there was no crime committed. Will be thrown out. Seriously, he should be glad someone is giving him a second look! In this day in age everyone is objectifying everyone. If you want to see that, then text a fwb or watch porn.
We talked to the experts — and the locker-room nudists themselves. It's not as cut-and-dry as you'd think. Daniel became desensitized to nudity when he joined the Marines at I just lost the shame we build around our bodies when I realized that nobody cared and a body is just a body. Those old naked guys in the public locker room may be a dying breed. And because the shift is happening, more people are expecting to have many of these options available to them when they join a club. So where did this generational divide come from, and is it really as stark as it seems? We talked to the experts — and locker-room nudists themselves — to find out.