Men shower together in public
When I was in high school, our shower room was a three walled enclosure with two rows of showers along the opposite walls. I have no idea how the girlsâ€™ shower room was set up. Obviously, I had never been inside and I had never asked any of my female friends.
In the MTC, the showers for the elders consisted of a room with two poles running from the floor to the ceiling. At the top of each pole were six showerheads. The elders would choose one of the twelve showerheads to use. It is my understanding that the showers for the sisters consisted of individual stalls.
At the gym at the University of Lethbridge, the set up is similar to the MTC. Again, I havenâ€™t asked any of the women I know at the U of L how it set up. At Maryâ€™s gym, however, the showers for the women are separate stalls.
Why is this? Why are menâ€™s showers communal while womenâ€™s showers are separate? I could understand why womenâ€™s showers would be separate if they were co-ed showers. Have women always demanded separate showers, or was this something that has always been?
Sure, it would be nice to have my own separate stall, but I have no qualms about sharing a communal shower either. I am comfortable sitting in the steam room or in the shower or even towelling off with other guys around. Mary tells me that women never talk to each other in the shower. I talk to guys all the time while showering, drying off or even getting dressed.
What is the difference?