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World War II soldiers bonding naked

[quote]The photos, taken at a time when homosexuality was criminalized in the United States, are a record of the unselfconscious camaraderie between young men at war during a period when physical intimacy was less discouraged among straight men. Troops were encouraged by their superiors to form close “buddy” relationships, and these bonds were often cemented through horseplay.

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by Anonymousreply 3106/29/2020

New Republic article on the book:

"My Buddy: World War II Laid Bare"

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by Anonymousreply 107/17/2015

SO many men were hot. I blame food fillers and auto-everything for the state of The Male is today.

by Anonymousreply 207/17/2015

[quote] I blame food fillers and auto-everything for the state of The Male is today.

As a child of the 60s, I remember summers where mothers would shoo us out of the house right after breakfast and tell us not to come back until dinnertime. We'd ride bikes, play in fields, swim at the local pool, and generally not sit still all day, save for maybe an ice cream break at Baskin-Robbins.

Daily PE classes all the way through high school. There were no school buses unless you lived more than a mile away, and moms didn't pick us up from school unless the weather was really bad. Normally, we walked (and, at the risk of sounding like a cliche, yes, it was uphill).

Nowadays, kids sit in front of their computers or smartphones for hours at a time and get fat. There were only one or two chubby kids in my classes at school, now it seems like the norm.

And young men are so afraid of being seen naked, they do the silly towel dance at the gym. Back then, any guy who tried that in gym class would've come back from the shower to find his clothes hanging from an overhead pipe.

by Anonymousreply 307/17/2015

R3 People are mentally and physically insecure, these days, paralyzed by all these anxieties.

by Anonymousreply 407/17/2015

I have a straight friend from England. One day I was perusing his facebook pictures - and was shocked to see so many pics of him and his friends naked. I asked him about it: "What's with all the naked pictures of you and your friends?" His reply, simply, was "Rugby."

Apparently naked horesplay in Rugby is the thing.

by Anonymousreply 507/17/2015

R5 God bless England.

by Anonymousreply 607/17/2015

Ruggers seem to be the only men these days who don't give a fuck about nudity.

by Anonymousreply 707/17/2015

R5 How did you find these straight friends from England who play naked rugby games?

by Anonymousreply 807/17/2015

nakedrugger, com

by Anonymousreply 907/17/2015

naked buddies can be friends. gay men could learn this

by Anonymousreply 1007/17/2015

R10 If you can play naked rugby with your male friends and not get distracted, you're more competitive than me.

by Anonymousreply 1107/17/2015

sure, aren't we all that way?

by Anonymousreply 1207/17/2015

R12 I'm very confused.

by Anonymousreply 1307/17/2015

I'm sure you are

by Anonymousreply 1407/18/2015

R14 Why are there so many gay people on this site? Am I giving off a vibe?!!!! Have they followed me?!!!

by Anonymousreply 1507/18/2015

Dang, R1. I would think I died and went to heaven!

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by Anonymousreply 1605/18/2020

R16 Men asses were a lot flatter back then.

by Anonymousreply 1705/18/2020

OP is trying to hide other threads by bumping up the remains of 2015.

by Anonymousreply 1805/18/2020

I just see a lot of nice, natural bodies. Great to see how comfortable they were with one another. They were war buddies. These men would die for you. That's a deep, incredible bond not found in daily life.

by Anonymousreply 1905/18/2020

R16 is worst than Stalin

by Anonymousreply 2005/18/2020

[quote] [R16] is worst than Stalin

Oh dear.

Sparkle is the WORST princess ever.

Sparkle eats liverWURST

Conchita WURST has a cock.

if you don't see a doctor that's sore on your penis is going to get WORSE.

GEDDIT

by Anonymousreply 2105/18/2020

Did they ever line up and measure? I bet small guys were always made fun of in the showers and what not, but taken in jest. Nowadays young people change in a stall at the gym.

by Anonymousreply 2205/18/2020

They're not my type.

by Anonymousreply 2305/18/2020

Another thread from 2015. Trump does stupid stuff that gets reported on DL and... here we go again... erotic threads from 2015 appear to drive the new threads down.

Please don’t reply to these posts. They are diversion tactics.

by Anonymousreply 2405/19/2020

I like the thread, R24. STFU.

Cell phones cameras have messed up a lot of locker room habits. Too bad.

by Anonymousreply 2505/19/2020

Ignore the hall monitor at R24 and feel free to reply to this post.

by Anonymousreply 2605/19/2020

I love these bodies; lean, fit, and natural, unlike the contrived, super bulked up aesthetic that is so popular among men today.

And I don’t think the asses in the shower pic at R16 are flat. The two on the ends, in particular, have some meat on them, giving a nice, subtle curve.

by Anonymousreply 2705/19/2020

I didn’t bump this thread but I do love it.

I fucking hate hall monitors like R24. Thank God for the FF and ignore buttons!

by Anonymousreply 2805/19/2020

love being men

by Anonymousreply 2905/19/2020

Is this a glitch?

by Anonymousreply 3006/29/2020

"Cemented" by dried spunk in many instances...

by Anonymousreply 3106/29/2020
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