Gym designers have rid locker rooms of the gnarly shower curtains, trading them in for sexy glass escape pods. They have made bathroom stalls ever more private. Comfy couch corners, Wi-Fi and lockers with built-in locks have gone from swank options to standard issue. But gyms are still unable to provide the one thing younger men in particular seem to really want: a way for them to shower and change without actually being nude. Each day, thousands upon thousands of men in locker rooms nationwide struggle to put on their underwear while still covered chastely in shower towels, like horrible breathless arthropods molting into something tender-skinned. They writhe, still moist, into fresh clothes.
This Is the Average Man's Body
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Begin slideshow. Relaxing on the couch A raw and unguarded moment. Bashful and shy It's the emotion that comes from these photos that make them feel so intimate. Standing against the bricks We can feel his vulnerability. A loner looking for a home We see private moments in these shots. Leaning on a mural of flowers His stare is unflinchingly direct, yet he covers himself.
Todd is the most typical of American men. His proportions are based on averages from CDC anthropometric data. At five-feet-nine-inches tall, his waist is 39 inches. Don't let the hyperrealistic toes fool you; Todd is an avatar. I gave Todd his name, and gave his life a narrative arc, but he is actually the child of graphic artist Nickolay Lamm as part of his Body Measurement Project.
Every time I use the bathroom at one of my grandchildren's school events, I flash back to my own childhood. Coming face-to-face with the communal trough urinal and door-less toilet stalls triggers my feelings of juvenile embarrassment. In case a man has never used one of these urinals, eHow offers up advice on "How to Use a Trough Urinal.