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Man complains of too much nudity in locker room

Canadian man complains of nudity in men's locker room.
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Locker rooms contain too much nudity, at least that’s the contention of one Canadian man who says his gym is filled with naked men.

New Now Next reports that Norm Waddell uses the pool at Cowichan Aquatic Centre in Duncan British Columbia for treatment. But he has complained to the staff that there is too much male nudity.

Although his complaints don’t accuse people of illegal activity, he still feels since it is a public place, everyone should feel comfortable while using it.

“I don’t think it’s right that these men make it so uncomfortable for others with their nudity,” he said. “I have a son who is not comfortable with it either. There are separate cubicles and shower stalls in the change rooms so these men should be made to use them.”

North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure says his office has had some complaints about locker room etiquette and nudity, but there are things put in place to assist the shiest members.

“People changing from clothes to bathing suits is part of using the pool. For people who are sensitive, we have separate cubicles and showers that they can use by themselves.”

Public nudity in a changing room is apparently a hot-button issue in Canada. Nudity was prohibited last November in a Montreal locker room.  

And in Brossard, Quebec, another establishment banned nudity because parents complained of exposure in front of their kids, and adults were also not comfortable.

Eric Leuenberger, Brossard’s director of aquatic activities said, “I’m not saying [nudity in changing rooms] is wrong. Ten years ago, we might not have said anything. But this is where we are now.”

But one resident say's Brossard's anti-nudity rule is “regressive.”

“I don’t agree with having to cover up in the men’s locker room when I’m changing and when I’m taking a shower,” he said. “I agree to be discreet.”