One of the first things that comes up when gay men talk about coming out in college, the military, or on a sports team is the dreaded shower issue. Just as recently as this past August news media was still concerned about gay football player Michael Sam showering with his teammates. Why are people so freaked out about this? We have been showering with you from at least high school on.
Are you OK with using communal showers after your workout?
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Walk naked to the bathroom. Look at your manly physique in the mirror and suck in your gut to see if you have pecs no. Admire the size of your wiener in the mirror and scratch your ass. Get in the shower. Wash your face. Wash your armpits. Blow your nose in your hands, then let the water just rinse it off.
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Communal showers are a group of single showers put together in one room or area. They are often used in changerooms , schools , prisons , and barracks for personal hygiene. Though not as prevalent in the West today, communal showers are often present in school locker rooms for use in personal hygiene after physical education. They also continue to exist in some gymnasia and many swimming pools. The practice of communal showers is not without controversy.
Photo via Flickr user J. Todd Poling. Let's talk about turning gay in prison. Basically, everyone I know thinks I did some gay shit in jail, or got raped or something.