So today I went to the gym and after my workout I weighed myself before showering. I usually weigh myself to see if I'm making progress. I have gained 4 pounds so I'm doing well. However, today when I weighed myself I got slapped in the butt buy someone passing by. I made me uncomfortable and I noticed the guy watched me sometimes when I was working out. So my question is, is it normal for guys to do that? I've usually avoided male bonding so it's new to me. I dont want to confront him if I'm over thinking.
I won't say it's normal, in that you're not friends with him. It's really bold to assume you would be okay with it.
That is not normal mate. If he is already a close mate sure it is normal depending on your age and relationship with each other. But a stranger? Nuhuh! I have heard of homosexual assault it is the same as normal assault between men and women. Know your boundries and don't take it! ☺
I'm not a guy so maybe someone else's opinion would be different, but if I was in a public place and someone did that to me, I'd probably haul off and punch him/her.
Unless it's someone you know personally, that isn't even close to being okay.
You should definitely confront him of it makes you uncomfortable.
I'm glad that I wasn't being too skeptical since I replied first. Definitely don't ignore him because he may actually be sizing you up as in, seeing how you respond. This may lead to more harassing behavior and no one should had to deal with that.
Reasonable adults should know better than to act that way.
If anything makes you uncomfortable you need to speak up. No matter the circumstances, no matter who they are. You have the right to make the call. On a side note you should be weighing yourself before your workout. After you workout your body retains water, I'm usually a few pounds heavier after my workout.
If a guy did that to me, that I didnt know in the gym, he would regret it when he woke up!
If hes not gay then hes trying to dominate you, a form of bullying! And its progressed from mental (staring) to physical domination (touching) you.
Let him know your not going to put up with it verbally and if he continues then complain.
Be careful not to drop the bar of soap in the shower
You avoid male bonding? Why? Maybe the guy thought you were someone he knows or maybe he's flirting, instead of been all freaked out and avoiding male bonding why don't you friend this guy? Maybe he can give you some tips! Maybe he will turn out to be a really nice guy! Stop avoiding male bonding the more people you friend in the gym the more u will enjoy workouts and the more you will learn
Maybe he just watched you and it's normal or if he's a stalker and knows that you know that he's watching you, you'll be dead in 5 minutes.
So don't worry
I think it's normal. If it happens a few times more you should probably ask him.
No it's not OK. In the workplace, that would be sexual harassment and grounds for visiting human resources.
Women get touched inappropriately all the time, groped in the subway, etc., so that you should be able to find a lot of advice online.
Sorry, I feel helpless when this happens, sort of powerless, but i think that's what the person who is doing this to you wants. You have to find a way to get the upper hand.