"Definitely agree on this one. My first shirtless experiences were being in a place where I can be alone - in my room, or hiking and there is no one else around. Next step perhaps would be in a place where there would be 2 of you, preferably…"
"If her husband is sometimes shirtless, too, it's probably okay if you are, but, if you want to be sure, continue to put a shirt on when she comes around until and unless she or her husband tells you not to worry about it. "
"I live with my recently widowed mom, so far I took my shirt off an hour and a half ago when I got home, and she hasn't said anything about it so far. But if someone was coming over here I would use common sense and cover up. If my best friend…"
"actually she did not say anything related to my shirtlessness. her husband is sometimes shirtless but of course he is her husband and she does not mind at all. maybe the case with me is quite different since I am almost a total stranger. just a…"
"did the wife or the landlord say annything ? im shirtless all the time at home most of the time naked. when im in my yard in the summertime im shirtless. if someone comes over i do not put on a shirt i will put one on if a lady comes over and…"
"I have gotten a little more comfortable going shirtless outside my home when doing yard work on hot days. However, there is one neighbor next door, a single woman in her 50s, and I'm a bit self-conscious around her. So when…"
"Thanks man. I think I ask her myself. Currently she's on vacation so her husband's only left with the house. Since we're all guys who were left. I have decided to go in and out around the house shirtless."
"I am neither shy nor consider skin to be sexual in nature, so shirtlessness in any company is more an issue of respect and protocol for me. I think every man should be able to go shirtless in his own home but also respect the house rules when…"
I have that very situation right now. I'm out of town for a few weeks doing a theatre show, and I'm rooming with another lady in a cast--a grand old broad, and quite a character. Our first morning together, I put on my shirt when…"
"I understand. I go shirtless as much as I can. I am very comfortable alone or with other guys being shirtless. If I am at a beach, pool, or other place where being shirtless is generally the norm, I will be shirtless around women. However, when…"
"Which stories provide the base generic thematic imagery of Asian literature? What are the headwaters from which it all flows? For Western literature it's the Bible and Greek Myth. With that foundation you can understand just about everything…"
Our form of government predates the left/right labels, so how we describe it is skewed from the rest of the world. Republicanism is, of course, a left wing form of government. But, because it's the only one we've ever had,…"
"Essential SF/Fantasy is way easier
Canticle for Leibowitz
Lathe of Heaven
Islands in the Net
Mote in God's Eye
A Million Open Doors etc.
"As a bonus my idea of essential fantasy.
The Hobbit- JRR Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings- JRR Tolkien
A Song of Ice and Fire, the first three books- George RR Martin
Some Conan the Barbarian short stories from Robert E Howard
"Some essential Science Fiction in my opinion.
Dune- Frank Herbert
The Man in the High Castle- Phillip K Dick
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?- Phillip K Dick
VALIS- Phillip K Dick
The Left Hand Of Darkness- Ursula K Le Guin
Hard to Be A God-…"