to find naked people in changing room unnecessary?

(264 Posts)
CharlLaneoxo Thu 10-Jan-13 21:14:57

Such as at the gym and the swimming pool etc.

I'm not talking about women who are comfortable with themselves and can get changed in front of strangers no problem.

I'm referring to the ones who will take leisurely showers, walk around, spend ages getting ready, drying their hair and stand chatting to their friends completely naked.

I know we're all women etc but I just find it unnecessary.

Or maybe I am a prude smile

AnyFucker Thu 10-Jan-13 21:18:04

I am not too keen on the "one foot up on the bench when naked" kind of display that you sometimes see grin

A simple quick dry and get dressed is quite sufficient, although see no need either for the complicated kerfuffle of trunk wrapped in towel trying to get clothes on arms and legs either....

MmeLindor Thu 10-Jan-13 21:18:17

YANBU

YABB (you are being British)

I was thinking about this when I was at the gym this week. There was a woman getting into an awful tangle while changing from normal bra into sports bra. What a palaver!

I lived in Germany for many years and there was none of this wrapping a towel around yourself and almost falling over while trying to wrestle your knickers out from under the towel.

whois Thu 10-Jan-13 21:18:21

Prude.

You can't put your jeans on straight after you've moisturised! I do wear pants tho while moisturising.

carabos Thu 10-Jan-13 21:18:41

I've just come back from Switzerland where the village pool had communal changing - and I mean communal as in naked men, women and children all wandering around without a care. I'm afraid I came over all British - it was very off putting. The doctors we were on holiday with thought it was hilarious, but it's alright for them innit? They're used to it.

MmeLindor Thu 10-Jan-13 21:19:50

Carabos
I've lived in Germany and Switzerland, and have never seen that before.

That goes Too Far.

kinkyfuckery Thu 10-Jan-13 21:20:56

I think lengthened displays are unnecessary, but wouldn't faff around trying to stay covered up whilst changing. I just whip the clothes off and into the next thing as fast as I can, can't imagine why anyone would need to stand around naked for a while.

PretzelTime Thu 10-Jan-13 21:22:05

YABU
It's feels so nice to stroll around naked after a work out and a shower

Fakebook Thu 10-Jan-13 21:22:13

Chatting to friends completely naked? Can't say I've ever done that, nor do I want to! I don't think you're being a prude. I agree, prolonged, chirpy nakedness is unnecessary in changing rooms.

Garnier Thu 10-Jan-13 21:23:08

yanbu it is totally unnecessary. I dont see the point in it.

PretzelTime Thu 10-Jan-13 21:23:16

What's wrong with talking to your friends while being nude?

CharlLaneoxo Thu 10-Jan-13 21:23:54

I'm not British btw smile

Like I don't care or notice if the woman standing next to me takes her bra off to change into a sports bra etc.

saycheeeeeese Thu 10-Jan-13 21:24:07

I never know where to put my eyes!!

When we used to go on hols to France as children my brothers and I were agog at all the breasts on display at the beach, our holiday video's all feature a vast array of boobs thanks to my dad

babybarrister Thu 10-Jan-13 21:24:25

DH tells me that in the men's changing rooms it is even worse - they dry their hair or straighten it with ghds naked grin - yes the men's changing area has GHDswink

hermioneweasley Thu 10-Jan-13 21:26:12

I have told this before, but I will say it again...at my local gym I once saw a woman blow drying her pubic hair. She was ruffling it to give it root lift and everything (which I thought was pointless as presumably it would just get mushed down in her pants).

IThinkOfHappyWhenIThinkOfYou Thu 10-Jan-13 21:27:39

I saw a woman drying her hair topless with pants and knee boots on. I had to remove myself into a cold shower

itsmineitsmine Thu 10-Jan-13 21:28:10

I'm with you OP!

I used to work somewhere with a gym on sight and there was alwayss one particular lady who used to stroll around naked. Whenever you went in the changing rooms at lunchtime there she would be, wandering around in the buff.

She was one of the HR ladies and every time I had to go and see her about something work related I'd be thinking ' I've seen your (very extensive) bush'.

itsmineitsmine Thu 10-Jan-13 21:28:32

On site

kaiserfootmuff Thu 10-Jan-13 21:28:44

doesn't bother me, would do if i knew someone was gawping at me to post on mn later though!

bodies are just bodies and i can understand blow drying their front gardens if they had been swimming, it's a quick way to warm up yer bits wink

TeaBrick Thu 10-Jan-13 21:29:15

I can't see any of this going on, because I'm in one of the cubicles grin

janelikesjam Thu 10-Jan-13 21:29:40

I just liked the title of OP, made me smile

PandaOnAPushBike Thu 10-Jan-13 21:29:47

I'm very British. I live in Sweden and am still in therapy from my first visit to the swimming pool. shock

kinkyfuckery Thu 10-Jan-13 21:30:21

PretzelTime
What's wrong with talking to your friends while being nude?

No-one said there was anything wrong with it. The OP asked if it was necessary

saycheeeeeese Thu 10-Jan-13 21:31:21

This thread is making me wee myself literally

I change without a towel, and have been known to chase DD across the changing room naked. hmm (not sure that counts as the leisurely stroll you mentioned though!). My reasoning is threefold:

1) We all have the same bodies so why be shy?
2) I want DD and DS to grow up confident in their own bodies and knowing that real women rarely look like the airbrushed models in magazines
3) I can't be arsed to muck around with a towel when I'm trying to dress! grin

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