Locker Room Etiquette

I didn’t ask to see it. I didn’t want to see it. I hope I never see it again.

A woman was going about her business in the locker room completely disrobed. Yes, there are times when we are all disrobed in the locker room, but not for an entire 30 minutes and not throughout the entire locker room.

I believe the towel was invented to help prevent this from happening. For the fashion conscious, there are designer towels in designer colors to meet your needs. Hey, I would have been thrilled to have seen one of the white generic models used in my unwanted experience.

Here are a few basic guidelines to keep the locker room experience a positive one:

1. Please minimize the amount of time you must be disrobed. After showering, wrap yourself in a towel as you return to your locker, dry your hair, apply make-up, or shave.

2. Do not use the wall mounted hand driers to dry body parts other than your hands.

3. Learn to share the bench in front of your locker. I’ve seen individuals spread all of their belongings out across the entire bench.

4. If you must stretch, please do so fully clothed. In fact there are areas in the gymnasium set up just for this activity.  Check it out.

5. Keep conversation to a minimum. If you must converse, remember eye to eye contact. Be aware most people are in a hurry to return to work or home and don’t have time for idle chit chat.

6. If you are applying body powder, do so while standing on a towel, then pick the towel up when you are finished. This keeps the floor clean and slip free.

7. Dress quickly with your back to others. You may also find you can get dressed in stages, top then bottoms, to avoid complete nakedness.

8. Do not stare. Do not solicit attention to yourself. We’ve seen it already.

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One Response to Locker Room Etiquette

  1. Janet says:

    It doesn’t bother me if other women want to walk around nude in the locker room. It’s a locker room, they have the right to be nude in there if they choose to be. And it’s not like they have anything that I don’t have. It’s certainly NOT harming me or anyone else if I/we see another woman in the nude.

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