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    gym etiquette

    my gym has new ownership, been recruiting new members, refurbished the showers/locker rooms & installing new machines, etc. It's all good, but there's a bunch of newbies using the locker/dressing room that don't seem to have experience with proper etiquette. there are no posted rules so in theory anything goes, but it's tiresome. anyone want to share what they think are the basics in gym locker/dressing/shower etiquette?
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    What are they doing running around naked snapping wet towels at each other's rear quarters?

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    lol ... I would share but I don't want to get flamed for being a prude or a neat freak.

    but for example, walking up to the sinks/mirrors without covering their junk, sitting on the benches without underwear or a towel to sit on, leaving anonymous underwear on the floor of the drying area outside the shower area. I'm naked when necessary but cover up out of courtesy if I'm walking to&from the showers, or using the hair dryer by the sink/mirror. I think some resist normal modesty to the point that they become exhibitionist and their lack of public hygiene is disgusting to me. don't they consider the consequences of sitting in their own slime then leaving it for the next knucklehead to sit bare a*sed on? or consider that they might be sitting in someone else's slime?
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    You could always try to compliment their genitals in an attempt to get them to cover them up around you. This might backfire though...

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    For some reason just reading some stuff in your posts makes me uncomfortable. I agree with RPK though. Don't do the obvious though, be creative. Then they will freak and probably cover.
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    "Hey, Bro, lookin' good."

    *point at crotch*

    *put fist up for a "bump"*

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    Nudity is normal in locker rooms. I'm not talking about the weirdos who bust out a set of pushups in the buff, or stand, nekked, with one foot up on the bench, but walking to and from the shower, etc is not particularly out of place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpk79 View Post
    you could always try to compliment their genitals in an attempt to get them to cover them up around you. This might backfire though...
    lol
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Nudity is normal in locker rooms. I'm not talking about the weirdos who bust out a set of pushups in the buff, or stand, nekked, with one foot up on the bench, but walking to and from the shower, etc is not particularly out of place.
    agreed, it's really the other stuff
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    For some reason just reading some stuff in your posts makes me uncomfortable. I agree with RPK though. Don't do the obvious though, be creative. Then they will freak and probably cover.
    I've made the mistake once or twice over the years of saying something - it always back fires or hurts their feelings. just something to endure while the newbies learn the ins&outs of our gym, no pun intended
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    "Hey, Bro, lookin' good."

    *point at crotch*

    *put fist up for a "bump"*
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Just sidle up, kinda point with your chin, and say "hey man that's a real nice one".

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Just sidle up, kinda point with your chin, and say "hey man that's a real nice one".
    reminds me of Clint Eastwood's shower scene in Escape from Alcatraz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKYeUcLqugU
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Nudity is normal in locker rooms. I'm not talking about the weirdos who bust out a set of pushups in the buff, or stand, nekked, with one foot up on the bench, but walking to and from the shower, etc is not particularly out of place.
    +1
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    standard etiquette? go to and from the showers with a towel wrapped around and with flip flops, sit down on a towel,

    Others have made great suggestions as to comments to make to correct behavior, I advocate sidling up and saying something like "don't worry, it will grow... hopefully"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    lol ... I would share but I don't want to get flamed for being a prude or a neat freak.
    but you ARE a prude and a neat freak!

    ... not that there is anything WRONG with that.

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    See, I think making sure you are wrapped in a towel every possible second is weird. Never nudes are loco en la cabeza.
    Last edited by rebel1916; 03-05-14 at 09:47 PM.

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    The only sign posted in my gym locker room is one prohibiting cell phone photos.

    I have also seen people sit naked on the benches without a towel, so I avoid having contact with the benches unless there is a towel or article of clothing as a barrier.

    There are several women who wander around naked, but I've never seen any of them bust out a set of pushups.

    My biggest complaint are those who sit at the vanity in front of one of the 4 hair dryers and yap with their friends while people are waiting to dry their hair. Oh, and the swimmers who don't dry off and leave a big puddle of water on the tile floor in front of the lockers; I've slipped on it several times.
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    What is wrong with you people? You are talking about nudity as if its something unnatural and dirty. As long as people don't get in your space, naked or otherwise, and don't make a mess who cares what they are wearing? It's a public space for showering and changing clothes. First off why are you staring at someones junk, and if it bothers you that much and you can't help but stare don't go in the locker-room.

    Now I'll tell you what is disgusting, everyone eating together in a public place and stuffing food in their faces

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    There are several women who wander around naked, but I've never seen any of them bust out a set of pushups.
    It is remarkably uncomfortable.

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    Where I went to school, the sexes were separate in showers, pool, sauna, etc. Thus clothing was forbidden in all those areas. Kept things neat. Coming out of HS where everybody was still weird about that stuff it took a little getting used to, but it is so obviously a good way to treat all that body stuff. They tried to make adults of us. Probably mostly failed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
    Where I went to school, the sexes were separate in showers, pool, sauna, etc. Thus clothing was forbidden in all those areas. Kept things neat. Coming out of HS where everybody was still weird about that stuff it took a little getting used to, but it is so obviously a good way to treat all that body stuff. They tried to make adults of us. Probably mostly failed.
    Clothing was forbidden in the pools when you were in school. As in y'all skinny dipped your way through college? Like you swam laps nekkid? Whoa, that blows my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
    Clothing was forbidden in the pools when you were in school. As in y'all skinny dipped your way through college? Like you swam laps nekkid? Whoa, that blows my mind.
    That is correct. IMO nakedness is a good thing. About 20 of us dirty hippies have been saunaing together for many years. Not all of us at once - none of us has a sauna that big. Think about that and our age. Now that's an image you'll never erase.

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    You are aware that gymnasium literally means the place to be naked, right?
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
    That is correct. IMO nakedness is a good thing. About 20 of us dirty hippies have been saunaing together for many years. Not all of us at once - none of us has a sauna that big. Think about that and our age. Now that's an image you'll never erase.
    Ok, still wrapping my innocent little head around this. Naked in the swimming pool doing what? As a lap swimmer, I just feel all the parts should be nicely ensheathed by nylon or whatever it is swimsuits are made of. For the same reasons the diver comes once a month to scrape barnacles off your boat. To decrease drag.

    Note to self: when visiting Carbon, change the subject if he suggests swimming a few laps

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