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  1. Although these ‘golden years’ are for the birds, I am still happy I grew up in the 50s and 60s when gym was a class everybody took, everybody showered, and locker room nudity was casual. There were usually about 30-35 boys in a gym class…oh geeeez, don’t get me started. Suffice it to say the water was the second hottest thing in those showers, and being teenage boys, very often the most interesting subjects would pop up. The super cool thing was nobody cared, what happened in the locker room stayed in the locker room.

    1. “The super cool thing was nobody cared, what happened in the locker room stayed in the locker room.”

      I may not be quite as old as the author of the above, but my experience was exactly the opposite of this. I wish I could have enjoyed his distant Arcadia, but being a queer kid in a 1970s high school locker room was an advanced form of torture, and popping a boner in a public shower was a form of social,if not actual, suicide.

      These gifs are nice, though.

      1. “…but being a queer kid in a 1970s high school locker room was an advanced form of torture, and popping a boner in a public shower was a form of social,if not actual, suicide.”

        Yes, indeed, that explains EXACTLY how things were back then. I seriously doubt that some of our geriatric members remember how things actually were, way back when. :/

        1. What you don’t realize is before Stonewall and Gay Pride Parades, being gay just wasn’t in the nation’s consciousness that much. Teenagers knew what “queers” were, but they mostly thought of them as exotic creatures only found in big cities. There might be a couple of kids in school that others knew were “fairies,” but you had to be actually sucking c*ck the merit the name. And they didn’t associate them with the adult “queers” found in places like New York or even boston. Goofing around in the school showers — even waving a hard-on at someone — wouldn’t have raised anyone’s suspicions. At least that was my experience in school in the 50’s. On the other hand, I can count on one hand the number of guys I found hot in the three years I took communal showers so I don’t remember it as being as blissful as these other guys. Maybe it was just where I went to school.

    2. @horsey:
      “There were usually about 30-35 boys in a gym class …”

      I don’t know where you went to school (either middle or high school), but we never had more than 20-25 in any gym class (Colorado, Texas).

      “The super cool thing was nobody cared, what happened in the locker room stayed in the locker room.”

      Again, that sounds like a great school utopia — believe me, anywhere I went to school, if anyone “rose to the occasion” because of hot water [sic] in the showers …..

      or if anyone “fooled around with another below the waist” …. both incidents would have been pretty much all over that class if not the entire school. And, in Texas, anyone touching another would have met with more than just a “stern talking to” from the school administration, but also the dorm parents as well, which would have ended with at least 10-25 belt lashes and I guarantee …. everyone in that dorm would know what happened and torment the victim.

      1. Obviously nobody touched anyone sexually, there was no “fooling around with another below the waist” – that would be socially and maybe even physically fatal. But teammates showering after practice would butt slap and towel snap each other – it was all harmless camaraderie between fellow jocks. Penboy -didn’t you go out for any sports?

        1. @horsey:
          “Penboy -didn’t you go out for any sports?”

          Of course I did.

          But, your statement, “The super cool thing was nobody cared, what happened in the locker room stayed in the locker room” was/is an obvious implication that sexual “fooling around” was happening during “those showers”. If you’re going to spout off about “good ol’ days”, then you should be more specific about these sensitive subjects.

  2. @Bob:

    “What you don’t realize is before Stonewall and Gay Pride Parades, being gay just wasn’t in the nation’s consciousness that much. Teenagers knew what “queers” were, but they mostly thought of them as exotic creatures only found in big cities. There might be a couple of kids in school that others knew were “fairies,” but you had to be actually sucking c*ck the merit the name……”

    Well Bob, what you need to know is while I was finishing high school, Stonewall happened, but it really wasn’t very relevant here in backwater Western Canada at the time. There was ZERO news coverage of it here, and no one heard of it until years later, and because of that, your views are totally invalid.

    @horselips:

    “Obviously nobody touched anyone sexually, there was no “fooling around with another below the waist” – that would be socially and maybe even physically fatal. But teammates showering after practice would butt slap and towel snap each other – it was all harmless camaraderie between fellow jocks….”

    Guess it was fun for you, and fueled your fantasies well, but for myself, the first year I was able to opt out of Pys Ed class, I did. The change and shower room was a fucking nightmare. You may have been a big muscle jock and got along fine amongst all the hetero boys, but weak little skinny boy did not. To this day I have scars from being teased and humiliated.

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