semorglas wrote:Try as I may I am unable to be nude in front of others. I have absolutely no reason to fear being nude. I have no problem with nudity. I was raised in a family that was very liberal & when we camped we bathed together in the rivers. I sleep nude, swim nude and sunbath nude but only in total privacy. I will go to a beach and walk many miles to be alone. If there is an approaching beach vehicle I cover up. The worst part has been my urologist/oncologist visits for prostate cancer. I have walked out of doctor’s offices if there are only female technicians. And even with male doctors it has been humiliating & I barely allow them to poke & prod. How the hell do women do it? Wish I didn’t have this phobia because it has been debilitating at times.
I am a little surprised that as you have gotten older your outlook hasn't changed. I didn't go out for sports in junior high because I would have to get a physical exam and drop my briefs for testicle examination. I was never comfortable in the school shower room or at the Y or in any naked setting around men especially when I realized that flaccid I am on the short side. However by age 50 I just decided "What the hell it is what it is" and lost my inhibition. Now at 68 even a cute female working on my plumbing doesn't faze me or make me blush. My wife is very prudish and would never sleep nude although I do from time to time. I do sleep better with my dick unconfined.