Why I don’t want to watch porn at the gym!

Let me clarify my title…. I’m not repressed, nor am I a prude but I do not wish to watch scantily clad women roll around on a big screen while I’m exercising.

This evening my 15 year old daughter and I were at the gym together. We both have our own exercise programme and were happily getting on with it . She had gone over to do some light weights and I was exercising on the exercise bike watching the  gigantic screen at the front of the gym playing music videos. I usually enjoy watching these videos. I’m not enough of a gym bunny yet to have my own headphones so quite like singing along with the videos. The music helps me get into some kind of exercise rhythm. I was three quarters of my way through my target when a new music video came on.

It featured a blonde and brunette (how original!). Both women were very scantily clad, wearing tops that didn’t cover their breasts and very small and tight hot pants. The video only seemed to consist of them getting more and more nude! I felt embarrassed and it felt inappropriate. Perhaps that was the idea?
I am a Christian but I haven’t led a sheltered life. I’m 42 and I have 4 kids. I know what goes on in the world. I’m also aware that maybe some men and women for that matter go to the gym to ogle fellow members but most people seem to be concentrating on what they’re doing and not focusing on others.

I know things have changed since I was young and these days anything seems to go but in my opinion that doesn’t make it right.

So anyway that’s how I feel. You may feel I’m overreacting. All I know is the gym is awkward enough without throwing in that flesh display also.

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6 thoughts on “Why I don’t want to watch porn at the gym!

  1. I had a similar issue at my former gym… not only did they show these highly sexualised clips (embarrassing when there are not many ppl in the gym and you are on the treadmill / bike next to someone!), but they showed the same ones, in the same order, every day at the same time – awkward plus boring! I tried to zone out but it was hard… I hope you have more success!

  2. I am not sure what’s worse. What’s on the television or some of the people around you. My first gym was a total “meat market”. While I went to the gym to actually exercise (novel idea) so many used it as a place to hook up (and hence dressed like they were going to a club and not a gym). Now, I just wish I had time to go to a gym LOL. Cheers!

    1. Lol. Thankfully for me I’m usually there with my husband or my daughter but I have seen some of the flirting in action in the guise of people helping others….. Eg. Instructor helping scantily clad member with her positioning!

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