Post by zob Post by Vandar Post by fmomoon Post by Suzanne D. Post by zob
I just added this to my, "Just When You Think You've Heard Everything"
I don't think that really that weird. I would never have showered in
front of someone else at that age. That's the point in your life
where you're at your most absolute insecure about your body--the WORST
thing you can do is force a kid to reveal it to everyone else! My
son's P.E. requires special clothes, which they change out of when the
class is done. The odor generally sticks to the clothes anyway, so
they can get by for a few hours without showering.
I realize that zob and I are a bit older than you are, Suzanne, but back
when we were in high school, showering after PE was required. It was no
big thing. I suppose that maybe we weren't as body conscious back then
as generations who came later. I think that this was a good thing.
Given a choice (at least for a girl) between stinking (which I was very
conscious of) and showing in front of other girls, yeah, I'd shower.
Don't forget, back in your day every kid didn't have cell phones with
Showering in school should be abolished for that reason alone.
Nah, cell phones in school should be abolished, not showers after
I had no idea showers were becoming abolished since the 90's!!
I remember well my 14 year old, Freshman dread, with the thought of
showering with all those hairy, and, ummm...developed, 18 y/o Seniors!
After a day or two, being nude was like the great equalizer, your
prurient curiosity was satisfied and it was no big deal. Not one bit.
Actually, in hindsight, I think it was a healthy experience, not only
physically (for the sweat factor), but psychologically, as well. I
understand about the cellphone thing, though. I agree, there is no
reason for a kid to have a phone on campus (but you know kids - they'd
sneak them on campus and take blackmail nudes anyway).