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Changing rooms in shops abroad

Postby Maisie2002 » Thu May 03, 2018 1:05 pm

I was on holiday in Greece and the strap on my bikini top had snapped so I went with my mum into the town near our hotel to buy a new one. It wasn't a massive city or anything, so it was like mostly small shops rather than big department stores. So we went into this shop that sold some sports stuff, but mostly swimwear, and I picked out a couple of bikinis to try on. I asked the woman where the changing room is and she pointed to the back of the shop. It was kind of round a corner, down a little corridor at the back of the store. When I got there, it was just one changing booth and was clearly unisex because a guy had just gone in. They didn't have a seat or anything so I just had to stand outside and wait.

The thing was, the booth just had a flimsy old curtain across the front, not a door - and it didn't close all the way across, so I could literally see right in. There wasn't anywhere else to stand in the little corridor without going right back into the main shop, so I just had to stand there while I waited. The guy who was in there was actually not bad looking and like 20 - 23 maybe, so my heart started beating a bit when he took off his tshirt and started undoing his belt. He had his back to the curtain, but there was a mirror on the opposite wall, so I could see him from the front in the mirror. I was worried he'd notice that I could see him and get mad, but he didn't seem to notice, or maybe he just didn't care too much. So he got down to his boxers which was quite a nice view, and I figured he'd put on the swim shorts over them. So I literally couldn't believe it 2 seconds later when he pulled down his boxers and basically stood there naked, checking himself out in the mirror for maybe like 15 seconds before he put on the swimshorts. During this time I literally had a clear view of his willy in the mirror and I was really nervous and excited at the same time because I've never been in that situation before. I was actually properly flustered (but in a good way!) It was only a few seconds, but then he obviously had to take the shorts off again to put his boxers back on, so I got another 10 second willy view. When he opened the curtain and came out he sort of looked at me, but didn't really say anything and just went to buy the shorts I guess. I was super-paranoid about trying on the bikini, but luckily no-one else came by while I was in there except my mum.

Has anyone else found this kind of set up in clothing shops abroad? Like, here they always have separate mens and womens, or there's wooden doors so it's fine. Out of millions of shopping trips I've never seen a guy getting undressed in a changing rooms, but on this holiday I literally saw a cute guy's willy in like the first shop I went in.

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Re: Changing rooms in shops abroad

Postby StaceyUK » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:10 am

I think in some countries they just don't seem to care so much about privacy and stuff. I remember a few years back when I was 14 and my brother was 16 we were on a family holiday and, because my brother is an idiot, he'd forgotten to pack his swim shorts. There was a tourist market right opposite our hotel, so on the first day me and mum went for a look around and he came with us, to see if any of the stalls sold swim shorts. There was only one stall selling them and they were the tight shorts, not the baggy ones he normally wore, but it was all they had so he didn't have any choice.

He had no idea if they were the right size or not, so the woman on the stall said he could try them. Bear in mind this was a temporary stall on a tourist market, set up on a patch of grass. At the back they had a separate little area, kind of like a makeshift changing booth, but it was basically just a canvas sheet tied between two metal poles of the stall. I remember my brother went back there to try on the shorts, but there was a massive gap between the canvas sheet and the metal bits, so from where we were stood, me and our mum both had a clear view of him and so did the stall woman, plus her teenage daughter(and anyone else who happened to walk past the back of the stall lol). Because they were the tight kind of trunks, he had to try them on properly - no boxers underneath - so we all saw his pecker. He ended up trying on about 3 pairs to find the right size, so we saw him half-naked about 6 times in total. The market was busy so quite a few people walking past must have seen him too. I managed to sneak a photo of him when he was mid-change (pecker clearly visible) and teased him about it for literally 2 years after.

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Re: Changing rooms in shops abroad

Postby Isabel90 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:16 pm

Yeah I agree some countries are less uptight. My family lived in Europe for a couple of years when I was a teen cos of my dad’s job. In the summer I took a holiday job working at the local water park as my parents knew the people who owned it. Basically it was a way to get paid for sitting in the sun, checking out guys and occasionally shouting at kids for misbehaving lol.

But yeah, the best job was working the basket desk (they didn’t have lockers so customers put their clothes and stuff in a basket, gave it to whoever was working the basket desk and collected it when they were done). It was the easiest job at the park and you got to sit in the sunshine, plus the desk was right by the exit from the changing rooms. The cleaner would always leave the door to the guys changing room propped wide open, so from the basket desk you could literally see right in to the guys showers and sooo many guys would strip off naked to shower. All the girls working at the park always wanted that job and everyone knew why, but no one ever bothered to shut the door lol.

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Re: Changing rooms in shops abroad

Postby Melanie x » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:21 pm

I think this is quite common thing actually. I am French and when I did high school I had a weekend job in a small shop in my home town. The town is at the coast and is popular with tourists who visit the beaches. The shop I worked in sold tourist items and beach items, but also many swimwear.

The shop was small, so that only one or two persons work there, and I spend most of Saturday standing at the cash register to serve the customers. The shop had a single change booth for customers to try the swimwear and it was opposite the cash register. For security reason I think (the old owner always saying they lost money because items are stolen), the booth had a curtain that does not close completely. So when I stand at the cash register and a customer would try swimwear before they buy it, I can see every time into the change booth.

Inside it had a big mirror and the curtain gap was possibly 10cm, so I can easily see the customer inside. I had this job on Saturday for almost 2 years so I saw many customers including lots of men undressed fully to try the swimwear. I think customers there do not be aware or do not care that they are seen. Many customers are tourists but I have seen also two guys from high school and the friend of my brother try a speedo and so I see them each nude, yes including the p***s! This thing is not common in the city I live now and in other countries so I think maybe it depend on the location.

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Re: Changing rooms in shops abroad

Postby Mac » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:05 pm

There shouldn't be any need for sex separated changing rooms. The changing stalls should also be large enough for 2 people so that you can take some one in with you thus avoiding the need to go out between changes to show you partner. My wife has frequently gone in the men's changing room with me without incident but I have been unable to go in the women's changing room with her.
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Re: Changing rooms in shops abroad

Postby DavyJ » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:19 am

Customs definitely vary in different countries.

1. In Jamaica I stopped at a beachside shop (the ones in temporary tents right on the sand) to get a new swimsuit. They didn't have any changing rooms at all; you just tried them on between the aisles. It was actually great fun, because they mostly sold women's wear, so most of the shoppers were women. There was also no place to put anything; most people just handed their clothes to the salesgirl to hold. And to boot, she didn't have my size on the shelf, so she had to go in the back looking for other sizes. Of course she took my original swimsuit with her, so there I was standing in the aisle totally naked while she took forever to return with the correct size. Lots of the other customers noticed for sure, and a few snuck pictures, but the sales girl acted like this was all perfectly normal.

2. Not a store, but in South America outside the main cities many places only have one restroom with stalls and urinals. It was fun watching the obviously American guys debating whether to just use the urinal or wait in line for a stall. I quickly got used to the urinals which was always much quicker. And some places even put the urinals on the outside of the buildings. Often there were privacy partitions, but not always, and anyone who wanted to look could easily see everything, partitions or not. Generally the adults were respectful, but groups of young girls were usually not, making a big deal of laughing and trying to take pictures.

3. I actually have 1 story from here in the USA. Years ago I was with my wife clothing shopping at a women's store near a college campus. The dressing rooms were way in the back and they only sold women's stuff so they just had those flimsy curtains that only sort-of closed as others have mentioned. Fortunately there was a chair right next to the rooms where I could sit and watch the shows. Actually you couldn't see too much, except that shortly after we arrived 2 college girls came with a bunch of stuff and went into the same dressing room. Now there was no way they could keep the curtain even half closed, so I got quite a view. They must have noticed me sitting there patiently waiting for my wife, but either didn't realize the show they were putting on, or didn't care. When they finally left I gave them a big smiled, but I don't think they noticed. Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime event.

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Re: Changing rooms in shops abroad

Postby franfran » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:59 am

Mac wrote:There shouldn't be any need for sex separated changing rooms.


As long as the men in the shop behave themselves....
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Re: Changing rooms in shops abroad

Postby Mac » Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:17 pm

franfran wrote:
Mac wrote:There shouldn't be any need for sex separated changing rooms.


As long as the men in the shop behave themselves....

What about the women behaving themselves?
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Re: Changing rooms in shops abroad

Postby DavyJ » Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:29 am

Mac wrote:
franfran wrote:
Mac wrote:There shouldn't be any need for sex separated changing rooms.

As long as the men in the shop behave themselves....

What about the women behaving themselves?

Everybody was behaving themselves quite well in all 3 of my encounters. (Ok, well, maybe that salesgirl in Jamaica was a bit over the top, disappearing for so long with my swimsuit in hand. But I wasn't complaining, and neither did anyone else, so far as I could tell.)


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