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Boys in the Shower: The Lure of the Locker Room

by John Calendo

Shower Room Shower rooms.
Locker rooms.

The words alone cast a drowsy, aphrodisiacal spell on us. And it’s no wonder. They take us back to the days when the jumble of adolescent male bodies in a high school locker room was the first place, as far as our secret desires were concerned, where the rubber met the road.

Our first sight of a jockstrap might have been in the mirror but it didn’t take on real force until it was glimpsed making its grooved, scooping way around a buoyant pouch, just slightly above eye-level as we sat tying our sneaker amid the slam of locker doors.

The trio of shower room, locker room and jockstrap has been plot enough for many a porn film, and as soon as we see the familiar bench in a deserted room with a row of lockers looking on like somber tin soldiers, we pretty much know what’s up ahead. Blowjob City: Population 2. With casual walk-ins dropping their towels and swelling our small town to, at times, an orgiastic metropolis. (Bukkake Nation, anyone?) Then everyone ends up in the shower for a bangup reprise, but with different partners. Wash, rinse, repeat.

About to get wetThe locker room is the perfect — to be exact, the mythic — setting for classic gay preoccupations.

The casual nudity, the boisterous energy, the echoing voices in the shower room, the promise of a chance meeting in out-of-the-way cul-de-sacs where a glance might linger more than you would expect — these are experiences common to all locker rooms.

Gay and straight are there to build their bodies — but for different purposes. For gay men, it’s about the body you want to fuck; for straights, the body you don’t want to fuck with!

In homo fiction and porn films, writes Brian Pronger, a professor of philosophy at Toronto University who specialized in physical education, “athleticism is sexually fetishized as indicative of a particularly ‘hot’ male body, promising the eroticism of an especially robust sexual scene”

Male potency, externalized by powerful arms, legs and buttocks, is localized in hung and abundantly heavy genitalia. The well hung, well built man, is, in fact, the central tribal preoccupation of the culture at large, which gay men take to its most full-blown expression. (Though some might argue that battle ships, jet fighters, and atomic bombs with their “heavy loads” are more blatant and dangerous formulations.)

“Athletic training,” Pronger observes, “is the means by which bodies are made into hyperreal objects of homoerotic desire.” In this context his take on the “coyness” of magazines in the style of Men’s Fitness is particularly tart:

Here, barely submerged homoerotic subtexts permeate advice on how to transform one’s body into the paradigmatic gay athletic body.

In these publications, fairly scanty technical texts are amply supplemented with photographs of athletic men exercising or just sitting around looking beautiful.

The men’s muscle and fitness literature has replaced an earlier homoerotic genre: books and magazines about dance, such as After Dark Magazine, which in turn was the successor to the earlier 20th-century physical culture magazines. This form allows the homoerotic content of a publication to be masked by the ostensible “legitimacy” of exercise, art, or culture.

jockstrapIt is only in frankly homo fiction and pornography that the locker room comes into its own. And the most important athletic equipment to be found there, Pronger writes, is the jockstap, “often portrayed as the quintessential homoerotic garment.”

The jockstrap is a “ritual robe” that “enshrines” masculinity, contends Pronger in The Arena of Masculinity: Sports, Homosexuality, and the Meaning of Sex — his cult classic study, which features the sort of dense scholarly writing that make our own attempts at purple prose strictly junior efforts.

“The straps that originate in the top elastic circumscribe the buttocks and disappear in the anus, bringing us to that place where masculinity meets its mythic undoing. And so, as suggested by the versatility of Apollo, there are two sides to the jockstrap that symbolize the homoerotic paradox: the pouch in the front as the shrine of masculinity joined to the straps in the back framing its mythic violation.”

Mythic undoing? Mythic violation! Mythic, sure — we like turning our life into a soap opera as much as the next Joe. But undoing? That’s a whole lot of jockstrap extrapolation to swallow. In the meantime, as we have said may times before at Nightcharm, theory is great, but fuck that shit: We just want to dance!

As staunch Friends of the Jockstrap (undoing indeed!), we turn to “Gay Pimp” (a.k.a Jonny McGovern) who in the space of a catchy disco ditty and one hell of a hot video says all that the professor meant to say and should have said — but with a lot of pretty boys wagging their pretty things at us.

Now that’s how we like to get undone. Long live the Locker Room!


Over the shoulder glareBoys in the shower come from the
Dieux du Stade calendar series.

With the exception of the jockstrap ad,
the photos here have been gathered
in a large-format photo book
Locker Room Nudes / Dieux du Stade

The Arena of Masculinity: Sports,
Homosexuality, and the Meaning of Sex

by Brian Pronger is available at Amazon

©2006 Nightcharm
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  • jake b

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  • mick

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  • jacob

    My best friend n I are on the school football team. We re both 17 and know everything about each other. Once when I broke up with my girlfriend I was completely down n out because I was attached to her mentally n physically. After the game I came to the lockerroom strippeda my self and went under the shower.my best friend came and stood right behind me with his cock touching my butt. I immediately and there he started kissing me. We made out for about 10 min. He licked every part of my body. He firmly held my cock and gave a handjob and a blow job.he gently inserted his 9 incher in my ass and fucked me for an hour. After that clothed me took me home and had sex with me again on the bed. Although he’s straight n hasa a gf he wantd to make me feel fine. He’s the best friend I could have. We have jacked off together so many times,watched porn together,fucked the same girls n have shaved each others bodies and have had sex togther with sluts but I never knew he ll be sooooooooooo good in bed. Now we fuck every now n then but withhout condom bec I know he’s the best fuck buddy I could get

  • chris

    im gay that was good my schools locker room see who has the biggest dick i always come in 2

  • chris

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  • joel

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  • Random Guy

    There was a really good-looking guy working at the gym: friendly, energetic, tall, nice build, handsome face, great smile. I was working out after the lunch rush, and couldn’t believe it when I heard someone say “Hey!” as I changed out of my workout clothes – him, barechested, in his baggy shorts. I nodded, not wanting to seem flustered. I’d been attracted to him -crushing like a schoolgirl, really- since I met him. Didn’t see him as I stripped off, then I walk into the showers. His black shorts were hanging on a peg, and there was the most beautiful, attractive man I’d ever seen or wanted, a few away, water flowing over his head, back, over the most amazing, pretty ass I’ll ever see, down his legs. I cursed my eyesight, wished I could capture that moment, and went to the opposite end of the row to shower. Could see him showering, just barely, out of the corner of my eye, but turned away, not wanting an erection I could feel coming.

    The two of us, alone, naked, remains, years later, one of the most powerful moments of my life. Never saw him strip off, or change. He was shy, as was I. He was straight. Saw an amazing body in the showers about a year later, head turned up, gorgeous chest, and a glimpse of cool water cascading off a fuzzy glimpse I caught of dick and balls. Minutes later saw it had been him, as he emerged from another row of lockers, now dressed. Denied.

    He married and left. Wish I had one of those porntastic stories to tell, but for me, being there exhilarated but chicken-shit, with everything I ever wanted in a man a few feet away, naked, showering, beautiful, but unavailable, remains far more potent and significant. A lightning flash of circumstances saw me naked with the incarnation of all I wanted in a friend and a mate, knowing it was impossible. I wish I could live that again. I wish I could see him now. I’ll wish he wanted me as long as I live.But those moments in the lockerroom took away it’s mystique. Without him, it’s just a room.

    Not hot, but real, and a reason why that locker room was one of the most significant places in my life.

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  • carl

    I remmber when i was 19 and i was at my best friends house playing soccer and after he said he was gonna shower really quick so i stayed in his room for a minute then i went in the shower with him and i sucked on his hard wet cock im 25 now andd sometimes we still shower together

  • Mitch_belmont

    myself and a mate got really close, and soon enough after going to each others houses we started making out ans stuff like that. few weeks later we hooked up at his place and we sucked each other off…..i then went on holidays for 2 weeks, came back and he didnt want anything to do with me :( but still had loads of fun before

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  • http://thisone to scarred

    My 9 grade phys ed teacher use to line us up and then march us down into the locker room. I always took a locker right in front of his office where he would stand leaning on the bottom of the dutch door. We would all head for the showers under his watchful eyes. Finishing our showers he would be waiting there to hand you a towell. But the best part was that after I would go back to the locker there was Coach L standing there leaning against that dutch door buck naked. His cock, balls, and bush showing and he would just stand there even after we all left the locker room. Thanks Coach L. I still think of you to this very day and that was back 68 to 69.

  • hking

    i had a good experience with the teacher in the university,
    having handjob with each other is very great. i am drunk that time and he took me to his house, when i lay in bed, he lay beside me and bring my hand into his dick. he also play my dick and it was a great night..

    and now, my cock get hard when i’m thinking of what happen at that night..
    i’m a straight guy but still i like someone sucking and playing my cock..

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    I swear I need a 12or 13 year old dick to suck I’m always coming home and jacking off but I need someone else

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    Man I want to suck this guy who is 12 and we both have the same gym but I don’t know if he is gay and his name is Connor and some other guy called raif

  • david

    when i was 15 i played football with a group of other lad afterwards we all changed in the lockerrood i could not stop looking a the guy beside me his cock was huge and very hairy

  • david

    that was then now am 22 years old am the one with the hairy chest and a happy trail down to the hairy cock and other younger boys kook at me

  • http://This Andrew

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  • like to do it all again

    Back in elementary school the assistant coach always came into the lockerroom with us after class. As we all entered the shower room there was coach waiting for us in the drying room. He would kind of block the exit back to the lockerroom as we would crowd around him drying our selves off. He always seemed to pick one student and do some toe touching in front of him pausing as his face was very close to your dick. The day it was my turn I got so shy that I bent over to dry me feet and coach took advantage of that! He inserted two of his fingers between the cheeks of my ass and spread my cheeks wide! I heard him saying WOW and then he walked away, thanks for the memory coach!

  • Would do it all again

    Mr. D was not the kind of man you would say no to. My 8 grade gym teacher was this well built very hairey drill sargent kind of guy. When you were ordered to LINE UP you did and when he said SHOWERS you took one for him. Well it was a cold winter day as we all filed into the locker room Mr. D was standing there with one foot on the bench his arms crossed on his bent knee. Today is marching day so you are only to where your shorts upstairs MOVE IT and we did. We waited for him in the gym and as the door open we all lined up for him. He marched us around and was quite happy with the way we were marching he told us so. About 10 minutes before the bell rang LINE UP AT THE DOOR AND LISTEN UP. YOU ARE NOW GOING TO MARCH DOWN TO THE LOCKER ROOM, UNDRESS, AND LINE UP SINGLE FILE IN FRONT OF THE SHOWER ROOM! NOW! We lined up and he walked over to us looking the line over we heard him say LINE UP with a smile on his face, well we lined up as best we could. LEFT FACE! He walked down that line looking each of us in the eye TURN YOUR HEAD AND COUGH AND THEN THE SAME DOWN THE OTHER WAY! HE HAD A NICE TOUCH. Then we were ordered into the showers. He just stood there with a big smile on his face hie eyes meeting ours! What a shme that it never happened again. Thanks Mr. D

  • to shy

    Coach B was not the best looking gym teacher there was but he made up for it by being the best at looking at you! Sporting my new bush and checking out the other guys and their new bushes I was going to head for the shower room when there was Coach B walking my way. His eyes were darting back and forth on each naked student and he paused to check me out! About a month later after playing soccer I had just picked up a towel to dry myself off I noticed Coach on the phone right by the shower room. As he hung up the phone he shouted out my name! “—” and I raised my hand so he could see me. With 2 fingers he motioned for me to approach him. What only lasted a few seconds but seemed like an hour he gave me a good looking over as he gave me a message. His eyes were locked on my dick and even when the message was done he stood there. I know that he had brown eyes but he never even looked at my eyes, he then turned and walked away. Every chance I got I tried my best to dry myself off in front of him. Coach you just seemed to know, thanks.

  • http://nightcharm not the only one

    Well it was junior year and the first day of gym class with 2 diffrent boys classes going on. He wasnt my teacher but he was there with another class. We did what we had to do in class and then headed into the locker room and hit the showers. While in the drying room he came walking in carrying his attendence book and a slight smile on his face, it was Mr. D my 8 grade teacher. He stopped in front of us and all eyes were on him my eyes were focused on his hairy arms. Well before you knew it 4 of us lined up together and took four steps twords Mr. D. He just stood there all 6ft 3in of him and slowly opened that book up and informed one student that he had not yet paid his towell fee. Student said that he would and as he closed that book we all got a good once over by him. I just wonder what was going on his mind as class after class the same boys would line up buck naked in front of him? Any body have any ideas? Thanks Mr D!

  • http://nightcharm over my shyness

    Well it just had to happen and I am glad it did. A few years out of high school in fact at my first job I ran into my 7 grade coach Mr B. He smiled at me said hello and we shook hands and why Coach was there I will never know. It was quitting time and as I walked out to catch the bus there was Coach in his convertable with the top down waving me over. Hop in he said and I did and off he drove. It was nice he was still wearing his gym outfit, those gray pants with the white stripes down the side and his white polo jersy he must have known that I was checking him out. With his right hand he reached over and put his hand on my leg giving me a light squeeze. I need to head back to the school and change he said as he rubbed my thigh and squeezed my knee. Parking the car next to the gym door he said come on in and see if you remember any thing! Coach opened the door and let me in first and as he unlocked the office doo r he motioned to the shower room. We walked over there and stood looking in, my heart was pounding, look familiar Coach asked. Nothing more was said as we undressed and entered the shower room my dick was so stiff that it barley moved side to side as we walked to a shower. Coach turned on the shower and we stood face to face and I just blew my load as he wrapped his hand around my dick sorry Coach. He then had me turn around and bend over, there is something about cold lube on a hot dick! Thanks Coach that once was just not enough for you!