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Old 08-09-2017, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Attitudes toward modesty, exposure, and the desire for privacy / safe space have been gradually becoming more restrictive for decades - a consequence both of greater presence of cultures where this is an issue (Latin and Islamic in particular), and the financial ability to accommodate this.

The dormitories in which I spent most of my first year as an undergraduate probably represented a construction cost of no more than $10,000 per occupant. That policy assumed two persons per room (and in the draft-avoiding culture of 1966-70, up to six in converted "study lounges"). There was a communal bath -- usually with individual shower stalls, but sometimes "open" in the manner of a high school locker room. Since women weren't permitted on the residence floors, it was accepted to walk through the hall in just a pair of shorts -- but nobody went totally undressed -- since that would have "sent the wrong message".

I'm sure this would be a surprise in some of the teenagers of the present day, who expect something akin to a separate apartment, not to mention the extra expense of furnishing it.

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Old 08-09-2017, 10:01 AM
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Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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i get the feeling that there is some inadequacy or abundance issues.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Why is she traveling with a roommate? Why don't they have separate rooms?

I suspect its a question of money. If so, these were the kinds of things that should have been worked out before the trip began.
She was on a Senior Center trip and had to share a room. Both lady's had their own beds.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:51 AM
 
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Why is she traveling with a roommate? Why don't they have separate rooms?

I suspect its a question of money. If so, these were the kinds of things that should have been worked out before the trip began.
It's fairly common practice in business for company travel to require sharing a room with a coworker, especially if it's some large company event with the whole company traveling to cut down costs and to fit everyone into the same hotel.

Such cases could really do with some matchmaking:
How cold do you like the room?
How naked do you like to be in front of same sex coworker?
How naked would you like your same sex coworker to be?
Do you know what a courtesy flush is?
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Yeah, I would be uncomfortable. I have roommates occasionally for business trips and no one has walked around naked. We normally take turns using the bathroom.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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If you take a roommate, I would think you have some sort of agreement and rules about many things. And most likely you know the other person behavior. Hope you are not splitting hotel room costs with a complete stranger. Obviously the other person feels very comfortable around you....
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Lake Grove
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But what if you happen to find the person attractive...
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Nudity doesn't bother me, so I wouldn't care. I've been in plenty of gym locker rooms and spas with naked women.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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The naked lady is 70 years old.
That's why you don't like it?
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Never.
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