Fear Of Public Showers and Getting Naked

| December 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

Overcoming My Fear Of Public Showers and Getting Naked in Front Of Strangers

(A Guest Blog)

My Fear Of Public Showers

Back in the day, boys would generally shower after gym class. I an unsure if this is still the norm these days but I spent four years of high-school without ever once setting foot in the boys public showers Even on hot muggy days after grueling gym sessions, the temptation of a refreshing shower never crossed my mind. The biggest reason why I refused to use the high-school facilities was the bad experiences I saw other students had.

There were instances where the teenage boys would “steal” clothes or ridicule other boys. The poor students who suffered this bullying did not look pleased to be on the receiving end of someone’s prank.

As I grew older, my fear of using the public shower never went away. I decided to join a gym because I was gaining too much weight and this time I knew there was no avoiding the shower room.

The gym rules stated you had to shower before entering the pool area. After a grueling work out, all I wanted to do was hop into the Jacuzzi and let the hot water melt away the aches and pains. So I made a conscious decisions to face my fear.

Fear Of Public Showers

Using the public showers was one of my biggest fears

My first time getting naked and using the shower was really weird for me. I felt so uncomfortable taking my clothes off in front of a group of strange men. The only reason I was able to muster up the courage was seeing how the other men seemed so comfortable being naked. I actually watched two naked men talking about their plans for the weekend and the fact that they were both naked did not seem to faze them.

Unfortunately, over the years that I worked out in this gym, I never grew this comfortable with social nudity. But I am happy to say no one stole my clothes nor was I subjected to any bullying. In fact, nothing out of the ordinary really happened in the shower room. It became something of a routine. I would take off my clothes, shower, get redressed and go on about my business like normal.

I learned a valuable lesson from this experience. I learned that I should never avoid something just because I felt uncomfortable with it. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and more often than not nothing bad will happen.

Who knows, perhaps one day I could wrap my head around the nude freedom that many nudists experience every single day! But for now, nudism seems to be a bit of leap. That said… one never knows!

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Jordan Blum is a lifelong nudie and co-founder of Young Naturists America.
  • jasenj1
  • Some jobs like DOC training and the military require people to shower naked together. In
    boot camp (and most barracks after boot camp) they have to change and shower
    naked together almost every day. Refusing to follow orders means a harsh cursing out,
    intense exercise, then an other than honorable discharge which makes it tough
    to get another job. So of course everyone showers naked. The catch-22 (and
    double standard) in the law is that some of the guys and girls are 17 so this
    means the rest of them are breaking the law by exposing themselves to minors,
    but if they don’t then they’re breaking the law by disobeying a lawful order!!!
    A double standard at school is they arrest students for
    having nude photos of minors but yet the same school shows naked children in
    health class (I think it was even full-frontal). If someone on the street
    showed the exact same video they would be jailed for showing material “harmful”
    to a minor! This also counts as a double standard for “child porn” because when
    it’s a textbook video (or anything like that) it’s acceptable but if it’s
    homemade someone could go to jail.
    Students also can’t play sports until their goods are
    examined and sometimes used to train new nurses on what to look for.

  • Some jobs like DOC training and the military require
    nudity.In boot camp (and most barracks
    after boot camp) they have to change and shower naked together every day.Refusing to follow orders means a harsh
    cursing out, intense exercise, then an other than honorable discharge which
    makes it tough to get another job.So of
    course everyone gets naked.The catch-22
    (and double standard) in the law is that some of the guys and girls are 17 so this
    means the rest of them are breaking the law by exposing themselves to minors,
    but if they don’t then they’re breaking the law by disobeying a lawful order!!!
    A double standard at school is they arrest students for
    having nude photos of minors but yet the same school shows naked children in
    health class (I think it was even full-frontal).If someone on the street showed the exact
    same video they would be jailed for showing material “harmful” to a minor!This also counts as a double standard for “child
    porn” because when it’s a textbook video (or anything like that) it’s
    acceptable but if it’s homemade someone goes to jail.
    Students also can’t play sports until their goods are
    examined and sometimes used to train new nurses on what to look for.