Important background info: I was brought up to be quite modest. I am not comfortable being naked around others.
For those of you who may not know, there are private stalls for showering, and some not-so-private ones at the YMCA. At my particular gym, the one side has private stalls and the other side has open showers.
I took a shower after my very first class.
I finished my shower and grabbed my stuff (it was quite an arm-full with my clothes and shower supplies etc). I'm busy in my own little world, making sure not to drop anything on the wet floor, wondering if I was going to get athletes foot because I walked barefoot on the floor, etc...........
I part the curtain to exit, and I am literally taken aback as I stand facing a naked woman who was rinsing off. Traumatized, I jumped backwards and gasped. Needless to say, I felt horrible for my reaction and immediately apologized (as I scurried out of the shower area).
Yesterday, I enter the change room and there are 3 naked women standing/ toweling off within arms length of me. I only jumped back a little.
I am certain that I will eventually get used to the nakedness, I may even try it once..... But for now, I will make sure to keep my eyes focused on the floor.
Are you comfortable with nakedness?
Gotta erase those images.