Thursday, October 16, 2014

Anxiety and the Men's Shower Room

Why is the all-male shower scene such a hot button for straight guys?

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. Yeah, we look. You look at us too. But nothing gets out of hand because us in the shower with you is not the same thing as you in the shower with a bunch of naked girls. We have been conditioned all our lives to keep it cool. Besides, you're not that hot.
Here's a theory: Your obsession about the whole "dropping the soap" thing has to do with how much you think about other guys naked and wet. Relax. It's no big deal.

And just to demonstrate that it isn't us who can't stop thinking about this shower thing, enjoy this collection of images of men in the shower presented by mainstream media, Hollywood, and the military. Read more...

Source: Advocate, October 16, 2014

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