- Year of past OR future Camino
- Camino Frances 2017, 2018; Camino Portuguese 2019
Respect for others runs two ways - one does not have to wander around in just briefs to get to and from the shower.Seen both. I took my briefs, soap and towel with me, came back in briefs with dirty clothes in hand. No point in taking a bag. When i felt fancy, i'd take shorts and shirt with me, but thats been less than half of the times.
If your eyes cant handle a man in briefs, don't stay at an albergue. Or dont go to a beach, swimming pool, whatnot.
edit: my towel is barely big enough to cover the private parts, not even near to be wrapped around.
Yes. I agree with the adage of "avert your eyes if you don't like what you see" but flaunting one's 'assets' is disrespectful of others' sensibilities.
For myself, I would wear the day's walking clothes to the shower and put on my clean evening clothes in the shower cubicle. Once on my bed, shorts come off, leaving me in a t shirt and dark trunks (which are far less revealing than said briefs or swimwear, or the French cycle teams' lycra...) and if I had to visit the bathroom during the night, then that was sufficient for modesty...
Only a handful of times in three caminos did I see anyone 'parading' in their underwear, and each time it was inappropriate.