At least men have a “barometer” to tell if the stares cause “excitement”. There is this active duty nurse who showed how “proud” he was in the gym shower and no doubt a product of DADT (By the way the guy carried himself). Eventually people started to complain and he disappeared for awhile. He is back, but “waits his turn” now (This is a gym that has a lot of civilian contractors/dependents/retiree traffic).
I went to a public school once in 7th grade where showers were mandatory and you had to walk naked to them. These two gym teachers were both Army ladies and back then in the 70s a certain amount of the female soldiers were lesbians. You were only allowed to wear your gym shorts (no shirt) to the showers if you were on your period. All this at an age where girls' bodies were changing! It was humiliating. Both for the girls who had "blossomed" and the ones who had not. Those butch women "supervised" the showers too. SICK. Glad they put me in private school after that year.