Alternachicks - Naked Gym Ladies, & My Various Reactions To Same




K8-EEE
02-10-2009, 03:51 PM
Doesn't every gym have those ladies who will blow dry their hair or put on makeup before putting their clothes on? And speaking for my No Hollywood YMCA -- these are not Vegas Show Girls I'm talkin' about here.

Sometimes I'm thinking, oh for God's sake, put some clothes on -- but then sometimes I envy their lack of inhibitions and I think, well good for you.

I think it was the 1930's movie star Jean Harlowe that said, "Modesty is a good trait for women who look better covered up." LOL ! I think if I'm honest that is the kind of modesty I have! So when I see these ladies who look more or less like me displaying no modesty it kind of amazes me.


corazonas
02-10-2009, 03:55 PM
ahhhh.... how i love working out at home....

willow650
02-10-2009, 03:59 PM
I remember several yrs ago I was doing pool therapy and decided to shower afterwards. I became completely FREAKED when a woman tried to get in the shower with me. Then I noticed there were 2 shower heads in there but still. I SHOWER ALONE, or with hubby...lol this woman was just amazed that I would not let her in there with me. I was on a military base so I guess she was military and its hard to be modest. I knew the men kind of all showered together but never imagined the women did. I ever undressed in front of others when in high school gym class either, some did though. I had a friend at the YMCA I belonged to, dry her hair, naked from the waste up, it was not the way I ever wanted to picture my friend. I would like to have that kind of confidence, but still dont think I would be naked in the dressing, I would just like to be naked with my husband with the lights on. But that may not ever happen either.


MariaMaria
02-10-2009, 04:09 PM
Seriously? You're offended that the women who are naked in your locker room aren't PRETTY ENOUGH for your taste?

Really?

aneleh
02-10-2009, 04:12 PM
I was in Iceland last summer and quickly lost all my inhibitions lol. At all the public pools and spas you are required to shower butt nekked in a communal shower thing (with multiple shower heads, and girls and guys separate change rooms/showers of course). The kicker is there are shower marshals in that room!! They basically ensure that people are actually washing up before they go into the pool, or they won't let you in/make you do it again. :dizzy: That is probably the only time I would shower naked with my friends and professor.

K8-EEE
02-10-2009, 06:58 PM
Well read the post....sometimes I am bugged and sometimes not! I think I project my displeasure with my own body onto the ones who look like me.

Pesonally I do think clothes THEN make-up is a good order to go at the Y! But, admittedly, I look better with clothes on.

Seriously? You're offended that the women who are naked in your locker room aren't PRETTY ENOUGH for your taste?

Really?

K8-EEE
02-10-2009, 07:00 PM
I know I would never think of swimming topless but when I was in Spain I did....I felt like I called more attention to myself with the top on!

I was in Iceland last summer and quickly lost all my inhibitions lol. At all the public pools and spas you are required to shower butt nekked in a communal shower thing (with multiple shower heads, and girls and guys separate change rooms/showers of course). The kicker is there are shower marshals in that room!! They basically ensure that people are actually washing up before they go into the pool, or they won't let you in/make you do it again. :dizzy: That is probably the only time I would shower naked with my friends and professor.

K8-EEE
02-10-2009, 07:06 PM
Oh the naked with husband with lights on, that's an excellent goal! You can do that!

[/I]I remember several yrs ago I was doing pool therapy and decided to shower afterwards. I became completely FREAKED when a woman tried to get in the shower with me. Then I noticed there were 2 shower heads in there but still. I SHOWER ALONE, or with hubby...lol this woman was just amazed that I would not let her in there with me. I was on a military base so I guess she was military and its hard to be modest. I knew the men kind of all showered together but never imagined the women did. I ever undressed in front of others when in high school gym class either, some did though. I had a friend at the YMCA I belonged to, dry her hair, naked from the waste up, it was not the way I ever wanted to picture my friend. I would like to have that kind of confidence, but still dont think I would be naked in the dressing, I would just like to be naked with my husband with the lights on. But that may not ever happen either.

jandaman
02-13-2009, 11:50 AM
just like analeh i have been forced to become more nonchalant about bein "buck-nekkid" in communal places since moving overseas...and/or parading around in my bday suit at public pools and lakes (ever seen nekkid men playin badminton or flying kites?? YIKES!!) still feel weirded out in da mixed sauna, tho.

lizziep
02-13-2009, 02:53 PM
it weirded me out a bit too- but mostly it was the other naked things that i witnessed people doing in the locker room at the gym. naked toe nail clipping at the gym?!?! WHY!!!???
and the lady who would walk into the bathroom portion naked, use the toilet without closing the door, not flush or wash her hands, put on her suit and then go straight to the pool. EVERY time. ugh. gross.
also not a fan of the drying off spread eagle *** in the air move that i witnessed a few times. like- i don't need to know if you're wearing a tampon thanks! gag.

daniela
02-13-2009, 03:13 PM
it weirded me out a bit too- but mostly it was the other naked things that i witnessed people doing in the locker room at the gym. naked toe nail clipping at the gym?!?! WHY!!!???
and the lady who would walk into the bathroom portion naked, use the toilet without closing the door, not flush or wash her hands, put on her suit and then go straight to the pool. EVERY time. ugh. gross.
also not a fan of the drying off spread eagle *** in the air move that i witnessed a few times. like- i don't need to know if you're wearing a tampon thanks! gag.



:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::r ofl::rofl:

I'm dying over here!

dominodreams
02-13-2009, 03:52 PM
Seriously? You're offended that the women who are naked in your locker room aren't PRETTY ENOUGH for your taste?

Really?

Considering she only briefly mentioned that they weren't the commercially ideal body type, I don't think that was her point.

Depending how someone feels about their own body on a particular day it can be hard to understand why other people aren't more modest. Especially when you're not used to seeing... that much.

Plus, I think being naked is a bit more of a personal thing. Like, I'd only be naked around a boyfriend. It's not always about physical appearance. Sometimes it's more about intimacy.

bananapancakes
02-24-2009, 03:28 PM
I personally couldn't care less- us girls all have the same cash and prizes. If how some appears isn't to my liking- I just don't look :) Sometimes I'll catch myself looking at girl (in a totally straight way) and thinking- wow, I'd love to have legs/butt/back like that- try not to get caught staring though, that could be awkward :P

Gosh, now I sound like the creepy locker room stalker.....ha, ha, ha! I think if most people are honest they peek too.

evilwomaniamshe
02-24-2009, 03:47 PM
it weirded me out a bit too- but mostly it was the other naked things that i witnessed people doing in the locker room at the gym. naked toe nail clipping at the gym?!?! WHY!!!???
and the lady who would walk into the bathroom portion naked, use the toilet without closing the door, not flush or wash her hands, put on her suit and then go straight to the pool. EVERY time. ugh. gross.
also not a fan of the drying off spread eagle *** in the air move that i witnessed a few times. like- i don't need to know if you're wearing a tampon thanks! gag.

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

K8-EEE
02-24-2009, 07:25 PM
We have one of those with the toenails!!!!!! Except she does close the door in the stall, however I think that has more to do with the door opens IN and there's no ROOM to have it open, than any modesty on her part since she is totally lacking the modesty chip.

it weirded me out a bit too- but mostly it was the other naked things that i witnessed people doing in the locker room at the gym. naked toe nail clipping at the gym?!?! WHY!!!???
and the lady who would walk into the bathroom portion naked, use the toilet without closing the door, not flush or wash her hands, put on her suit and then go straight to the pool. EVERY time. ugh. gross.
also not a fan of the drying off spread eagle *** in the air move that i witnessed a few times. like- i don't need to know if you're wearing a tampon thanks! gag.

swandive81
03-07-2009, 09:40 PM
Normally, this wouldn't weird me out too much, but my gym happens to be in my office building, and is open to employees only. and it seems to be the more powerful the woman is in the working world, the more naked she's likely to be in the locker room. Which just leaves us underlings to giggle uncomfortably and avert our eyes...

saef
03-07-2009, 09:58 PM
I have the same situation, Swandive, at my office in CT. My male coworkers joke about the CFO and CEO. One of my male coworkers jokingly refers to being in the locker room with other people in our department as "our special naked time together."

swandive81
03-07-2009, 10:22 PM
Haha, it never really occurred to me how the guys react to naked time with colleagues... i work in an unbelievable female-dominated company, so they probably have a little more "me space" in the locker room. The funniest thing was that one day my boss commented on how awkward it was seeing the CEO changing in the locker room... the irony of the fact she changes with my entire department every day was totally lost on her.

beaka
03-07-2009, 10:41 PM
I joined a new gym last week and I'm quickly getting used to this. I think I'd be ok with it in the locker room, but the jacuzzi? I swear there were like 10 naked ladies piled into the little steam room today.

I think it makes me more comfortable too though, because the naked bodies aren't necessarily the hot bodies.

Dalgishake
05-09-2009, 02:48 AM
I lived in Korea for a year and every time I went to the gym, all the women would be walking around totally nude, socializing and talking on the phone.

Meanwhile I was struggling to hide beneath my towel to change my shorts and scurry out of there.
I'm sure they thought of me as really bizarre

Brown Eyed Staccie
05-09-2009, 03:13 AM
At my former gym - it was literally the naked house. One lady actually plucked her nipple hair in front of the mirror while I was putting on my makeup. I switched gyms for some other reasons but that has haunted me forever. There are things you just don't do in public!

mauvaisroux
05-19-2009, 06:26 PM
oh ick! I had one at a gym I went to years ago. She would stand in front of the mirror starkers with her legs spread open and blow drying her hair - I think she was an exhibitionist or something - other women in the locker room were also naked but somehow not as disturbing as this particular one.

Stacie - your story is particularly gross! :p

Sylvied
05-24-2009, 09:06 PM
Ah yes, change room nakedness. Like another poster, I was forced to become less concerned about my nakedness when I lived in a converted hostel in Germany for the summer. We worked a sweaty sticky job and at the end of our shifts, all the women would pile into the shower room together. At first it was really awkward for the little North American contingent, but the rest of the women seemed so nonchalant about it it was easy to start feeling like it was no big deal...and I got some shaving tips:o

In general I think the experience made me more comfortable with my body...cuz they seriously didn't care that I was plump and pasty white.

dominodreams
06-03-2009, 09:33 AM
In general I think the experience made me more comfortable with my body...cuz they seriously didn't care that I was plump and pasty white.

When I went to Greece a couple years ago I had a similar experience on the beach. No one was naked, but it certainly looked nothing like an American beach!! I felt a lot less self conscious in my suit there than I've ever felt stateside.