I have always theorized that older men were so much more comfortable with nudity because they were all in the military at some point and are just used to it. They also grew up in a time where it was not instantly assumed that two men naked in the same space must be gay for each other. I personally have no body shame and get naked as often as possible, but yeah, frequently the younger guys seem to be a little more inhibited than the older guys. When I go to the gym at the university where I work age 63 , I proudly walk around naked because that is the way it is. I don't know how it is now, but there were a few rows of lockers and gang showers. The young guys seem to grasp, but frankly I think they are afraid that people are secretly comparing dick sizes or something. It is true, we did that in 6th grade , but not since then, or at least I haven't. It occurs to me that we may be seeing a gradual migration from a less-conscious sexuality expressed by Whitman in Leaves of Grass to the hyper-sexualized 21st century where everybody needs to have some kind of sexual marker staked out. Not sure if you've had a chance to revisit the post, but the torrent of comments from your readers adds up to something spectacular and hilarious.
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.
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In gyms lately I've been seeing a lot of old guys being naked in locker rooms a lot longer than then need to be. I'm taking a stand against this involuntary nudist colonization of our locker rooms! Jump to. Sections of this page.