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Old 08-09-2017, 03:36 PM
 
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The non-naked roommate should just ask the naked one to please cover up. No drama needed.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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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.
In what world?

I work in a university environment. While we definitely get complaints about the increasing number of forced triples (i.e. 3 people in a room designed for 2 - two bunk beds, one lofted bed over a desk, and three people sharing 2 closets), no one expects singles. Aside from a few on-campus townhouses where 6 occupants share 2 bathrooms, all the bathrooms are communal. This is typical at most universities, from state schools to the top 10% of tuition costs. Most of the halls and even many of the bathrooms are coed, though rooms themselves are single gender.

I think you've been reading a bit too many anti-Millennial hot takes.

But back on topic, because I've always worked in higher ed and nonprofits, I've always had to share a room with a colleague or fellow board member when traveling on their dime. Sometimes it's been a complete stranger, especially in the latter case. It would be very uncomfortable for someone to be lounging around naked, or even to briefly be naked. Even in small hotel bathrooms, there's room to change there.
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Old 08-09-2017, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Lake Grove
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The naked lady is 70 years old.
If the lady is 70, don't look down, and you won't see anything you don't want to see!
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Hahaha! My BFF was always nekkid when we traveled no matter where we were.

I used to take her sailing on my friends boat and that is the first thing she'd do is strip.

Some people are just more comfortable nekkid.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I've only had to share a hotel room with a workmate once...and we were both shocked because we'd never had to before. It was a small not-for-profit so I guess understandable. Since I've been employed at a "real" company it's never been an issue...sorry, no roommates, I'm not in college any more!
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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There's a "generation gap" perception issue here; Americans born before, roughly 1975, particularly males, were more likely to have shared group showers in High School Phys Ed or similar situations.

"Students Still Sweat, They Just Don't Shower"

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Old 08-10-2017, 02:10 AM
 
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Would you have a problem with a naked roommate in your hotel room? A friend of mine made a big deal about her roommate running around the hotel room naked. What do you think about this?
I don't know what "running around nekkid" means - getting dressed in the main room is one thing, but spending more than a few moments nekkid would bother mje.

I'm used to it from going to the gym for years, don't love it. Don't really get the need that some people have to walk around for thirty minutes with no clothing on while they do their hair and makeup.
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Orange County
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Girl ok........guy not ok!!
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:48 AM
 
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It would make me uncomfortable, but that's just me. LOL. I believe in bathrobes.

Reminds me of some colleagues who went to a couple of conferences and shared a hotel room. One colleague told us how the other was naked a LOT - no modesty whatsoever.

The interesting thing is that the 'naked one' is very 'conservative' - i.e. Has a Victorian home fully decorated in all the Victorian antique memorabilia, wears clothing totally buttoned up with those old-fashioned cameo broche pins at the neck, unfashionably long skirts- just really matronly. But in the hotel room... it's like she's at a nudist colony. Haha.

The story always made me feel uncomfortable, too.
Maybe the "Haha" is on you. You seem to be doing the proverbially judging a book by its cover. The woman in question doesn't seem to be worried about the cover at all.

Sounds like you are the conservative one.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:56 AM
 
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The non-naked roommate should just ask the naked one to please cover up. No drama needed.
"Oh glad to. Sorry, didn't mean to excite you."
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