Two normal people join a gym: one of them works out and goes home, the other works out and showers at the gym. A current trend explains why so many people, millennials, are uncomfortable in the gym locker room. Chances are good it comes with a history. Do you want to spend the next half hour listening? One guy had his entire life tattooed all over after he got out of prison. Said he did it to balance things out. Look, you have a life. There is one exception: If the birthmark is somehow incorporated into an artistic rendition of Portland, you might want to hear about it.
Gym designers have rid locker rooms of the gnarly shower curtains, trading them in for sexy glass escape pods. They have made bathroom stalls ever more private. Comfy couch corners, Wi-Fi and lockers with built-in locks have gone from swank options to standard issue. But gyms are still unable to provide the one thing younger men in particular seem to really want: a way for them to shower and change without actually being nude. Each day, thousands upon thousands of men in locker rooms nationwide struggle to put on their underwear while still covered chastely in shower towels, like horrible breathless arthropods molting into something tender-skinned. They writhe, still moist, into fresh clothes.
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Daniel became desensitized to nudity when he joined the Marines at I just lost the shame we build around our bodies when I realized that nobody cared and a body is just a body. Those old naked guys in the public locker room may be a dying breed. And because the shift is happening, more people are expecting to have many of these options available to them when they join a club. So where did this generational divide come from, and is it really as stark as it seems?