I worked in a gym one summer. There was an equipment locker within the male lockeroom. I had to do this on a couple of occasions. In fact many men would drop their towels and stand proudly naked as I entered. One chap even came ov One chap even came over to me completely naked and would strike up a conversation. He only retreated back to his towel when I let my eyes drop down to assess his member and gave a very scathing smirk. My guy friends in the program said that moms were always coming in to check on their young sons or to tell their husbands to hurry up lol.
All of my male media brethren went cruising into this sacred place, and then, there was only me—the lone female reporter covering a USC football game—waiting outside. Me, the girl who has no fear, was nervous. Fear of the unknown tends to do that to you. Cripes, maybe I should just wait til they all get dressed before talking to them? In I went into the world of major testosterone, stinky athletic shoes, and wrinkled jerseys, and out I came a different person. The players were roaming around in towels or standing by their lockers speaking into digital recorders—no one was smacking towels on butts, no one was making soap jokes.
Love them or hate them, communal changing rooms have made a bold return at the newest fitness clubs. Charlotte Sinclair reveals all in this piece first published in Vogue 's May issue. The naked female body. It's rather a shock to encounter it in the middle of your afternoon. One moment you're walking off the street into the gym, head full of thoughts of work and life, then bam!
Women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted in unisex facilities. There are children in there. Last year, statistics revealed the majority of reported sexual assaults at swimming pools in the UK take place in unisex changing rooms. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles.