Monday, September 16, 2013

Fond (Naked) Memories

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Blogger bud Upton King over at Wonderland Burlesque brought back some very fond memories as he described spending a weekend at a BDSM camp. No, not for the bondage or sado-masochistic stuff - for the freedom of being nude among other people without having to worry about it being illegal and getting arrested for "indecent exposure" - which, of course, you all know I think is ridiculous.

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It reminded me of how much I enjoyed the military barracks. Of course, it was a gang shower, so it was impossible to "hide" oneself there. Very few guys were uptight about being naked and I loved the casualness of all the nudity. Most would walk the hallways completely naked. In the dayroom, where we had a community TV, pool, ping-pong, and card tables, a lot of the guys would be either naked or in underwear. Semi-hard cocks and full-on boners were treated as common and nothing to worry about.
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Hell, there were a couple of dudes who would sit or lie on the couches and chairs and jack off; others would join in and there would be no disparaging remarks, nor any accusations that any of them were gay - which, at the time, would result in court martial and dishonorable discharge.

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My own roomie (the barracks were like college dorm rooms) had no qualms about being naked or jacking off - he didn't care who was around or watching. Every night he'd page through his collection of porn magazines and stroke out a load.

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In fact, he's the one who invited me to my first-ever circle-jerk; 'course back then we called them 'stag parties'.

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Spending time anywhere with the freedom to be naked, to shrug off any and all inhibitions over getting a hard-on, to be able to engage in sexual activity out in the open, is awesome.

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12 comments:

Your French Patrick said...

Hot! Thanks for spicing up my Monday evening! (LOL, private joke).
I am fond of these fond... naked memories.
N°3 is a wonderful vintage photo.
Have a great day and lots of bisous.

Your French Patrick said...

Poscriptum: How can you think that it is ridiculous that it may be illegal and that we may get arrested for "indecent exposure" when we are nude among other people!!!
Did you forget that God is supposed to have created us in his image?
The question is: is this image indecent or not?
Bisou.

Your French Patrick said...

Post-postscriptum: On the other hand, we are so different from the first men of the prehistory! If we looked like them, it would not maybe be so indecent.
Bisou.

Your French Patrick said...

Post-post-postscriptum: The rules of the decency are not inviolable nor engraved in the marble. Did you know that at the time of Louis XIV it was indecent to let see his hair. That is why they wore wigs. The only fact of saying it was obscener: we said "I saw him in shirt" to explain that we had seen his hair.
On the other hand, the king (and everybody) was not embarrassed to shit surrounded with his courtiers and servants when he was strolling about in the corridors of his magnificent palace of Versailles.
Bisou.

Queer Heaven said...

well...you already know I love being naked among other guys. Your remembering your time in the Barracks, is almost exactly like my time in the Army. Except that I had a
local non military guy who would sleep with me in my bed. And no one said anything!

Justin said...

Hot post mate

Upton King said...

Thanks for the shout out! I appreciate it. I also appreciate all the wonderful pics that accompany your memories! Hot stuff. I can't wait to go to another all male nude event. I think it's a shame that dudes in the locker room are so weirded out by nudity (theirs and mine). Is that about body shame? I don't get it. - Uptonking from Wonderland Burlesque

Westernstock said...

A very interesting and encouraging thought. I did not know that there was acceptance of so much back then.

O!Daddie now at http://smokeyandme.typepad.com/ said...

gr8 pics!!! Reminds me of my Boy Scout dayze ☺☺

whkattk said...

@ Upton - I'm not sure; perhaps for some it is about body shame, shame of what they were born with. For others, I think it's because they're afraid of popping a boner - like it's something that never happens to other guys.

whkattk said...

@ YFP - Ah, but, here in the states, nudity is very much illegal. It is only by the grace of any law enforcement officers who choose to ignore it that we are able to enjoy nudity on a beach, or in places (like Castro District in San Francisco). Of course, Upton King was at a privately owned campground.

whkattk said...

@ westernstock - Yes, casual nudity and boners and jacking off in the open were quite accepted in a barracks full of single guys. I think it was because they were single and not always able to find a hook-up; and being young and horny was something we all understood.