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Modesty for female athletes

This poll follows up on my Girl's sport coachs and modesty poll. http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/594255 It deals with modesty issues for female athletes and is aimed at female athletes, their parents, and coaches. Selected essay responses will be shared in the forum.

I am a (select all that apply)

47% (206) Female athlete
26% (116) Father of a female athlete
11% (48) Mother of a female athlete
15% (68) Male coach of a female athlete
3% (13) Female coach of a female athlete
5% (23) Other
6% (30) Pretending to be one of the above and have selected one or more of the above as well as this one

430 voters have answered this question.

Age of the female athlete/s. Select all that apply.

10% (42) 5-7
25% (109) 8-10
42% (180) 11-13
42% (180) 14-16
27% (115) 17-19
10% (46) 20-24
5% (21) 25-29
3% (13) 30s
1% (8) 40s
0% (4) 50s
0% (2) 60s
0% (2) 70+
2% (10) A real gentleman dose not ask a ladies age

420 voters have answered this question.

Sport/s that you/they compete in?

31% (131) Track and field
16% (71) Running long distance
21% (90) Soccer
10% (44) Netball
13% (55) Softball
1% (8) Cricket
3% (13) Rugby
33% (140) Cheerleading
54% (231) Swimming
19% (84) Tennis
9% (42) Cycling
51% (218) Gymnastics
26% (113) Vollyball
5% (25) Equestine
8% (36) Hockey
4% (19) Mulit Sport
12% (51) Wrestling
6% (29) Boxing
4% (18) Orenteering
6% (28) Weight lifting
5% (22) Rowing
4% (20) Sailing
17% (75) Dance (Please include type)
5% (24) Other and I'm disappointed you forgot it. Please enter the sport.

421 voters have answered this question.

What do you/they wear while training?

8% (34) Track suit
19% (84) T-shirt and shorts
21% (91) Tank top and shorts
25% (106) Sports Bra and shorts
10% (43) Bra and shorts
7% (33) Shorts only
7% (32) T-shirt and skirt
11% (48) Tank top and skirt
12% (52) Sports Bra and skirt
6% (29) Bra and skirt
7% (31) Skirt only
10% (43) Bra and panties
5% (24) Bra only
11% (47) Panties only
18% (76) One piece swim suit
16% (69) Two piece swim suit
12% (53) String bikini
10% (44) Topless swim suit
14% (60) Topless string bikini
24% (102) Leotard
7% (32) Two piece leotard
8% (37) Unitard
39% (166) Nude
4% (21) Other please explain

422 voters have answered this question.

Do you/they wear underwear when training?

17% (73) Yes
66% (279) No
6% (27) Bra but no panties
9% (38) Panties but no bra

417 voters have answered this question.

How do you/they feel about training in this?

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210 voters have answered this question.

When training you/they change

8% (36) at home before training
3% (14) in the car on the way to training
38% (163) in female changing room
19% (80) in mixed gender changing room
3% (16) in the men's changing room
1% (6) outside behind trees or a building
9% (41) outside in the open
15% (64) in the gym/hall where they train

420 voters have answered this question.

Who may enter the changing room when you/they are changing?

3% (15) No one
63% (265) Female coach
59% (249) Male coach
68% (286) Other female athletes
36% (150) Male athletes
44% (185) Mother
39% (165) Father
40% (169) Sister
32% (136) Brother
45% (189) Other females
36% (151) Any males

416 voters have answered this question.

When you/they are changing which of the following applies to the coach? Select all that apply. If your coaching staff has both males and females select all that apply for both sexes

3% (15) Female coach - doesn't enter changing room
4% (20) Female coach - only enters the changing room after you/they have changed
48% (202) Female coach - enters the changing room when ever they want
38% (158) Female coach - watches you/them change
30% (127) Female coach - helps you/them change
35% (146) Female coach - changes with you/them
35% (149) Female coach - showers with you/them
27% (113) Female coach - touches you/them when nude
23% (96) Female coach - touches you/them on breasts
22% (95) Female coach - touches you/them on genitals
4% (20) Female coach - other
6% (26) Male coach - doesn't enter changing room
7% (29) Male coach - only enters the changing room after you/they have changed
52% (218) Male coach - enters the changing room when ever they want
46% (194) Male coach - watches you/them change
43% (182) Male coach - helps you/them change
32% (136) Male coach - changes with you/them
38% (159) Male coach - showers with you/them
41% (172) Male coach - touches you/them on breasts
42% (175) Male coach - touches you/them on genitals
11% (48) Male coach - other

414 voters have answered this question.

Do you think that coaches behaviour is appropriate?

89% (371) Yes
4% (19) No they should respect the female athletes modesty more
5% (24) No they are spoiling the female athletes, they should be making them confront their modesty and body image issues

414 voters have answered this question.

If you don't think the coaches behaviour is appropriate please share with us how you think they should behave.

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48 voters have answered this question.

When changing before and after training. Please select all that apply.

17% (74) Arrive at training already dressed
9% (40) After training go home dirty and sweetie in training clothes
13% (55) Change outer clothes before training
9% (39) Change outer clothes after training
69% (285) Change all clothes before training
71% (293) Change all clothes after training
27% (115) Shower before training
89% (368) Shower after training

412 voters have answered this question.

Do you/they ever have a massage, if so by who?

15% (62) No
33% (138) Yes - Female coach
53% (218) Yes - Male coach
24% (102) Yes - By professional female
24% (101) Yes - By professional male
20% (83) Yes - Mum
27% (115) Yes - Dad
15% (65) Yes- Sister
16% (69) Yes - Brother
27% (112) Yes - Team mate
8% (36) Yes - Other

411 voters have answered this question.

How often do you/they have a massage?

29% (104) Only when they need it
3% (14) Once a month
14% (52) Once a week
11% (41) Twice a week
29% (103) Three times a week
11% (41) Other

355 voters have answered this question.

When you/they are massaged how are you/they dressed

2% (9) Sports gear
1% (4) Shorts and T-shirt
0% (0) Shorts
0% (0) T-shirt
3% (13) Underwear
5% (20) Panties
2% (10) Towel covering top and bottom
12% (43) Towel covering bottom
71% (253) Naked

352 voters have answered this question.

Which areas are massaged?

86% (304) Arms
90% (318) Legs
86% (303) Neck
88% (311) Back above the waist
84% (298) Bottom
78% (274) Stomach
78% (275) Breasts
24% (85) Crutch but not genitals
68% (242) Crutch including genitals

351 voters have answered this question.

Who's decision is it which areas are massaged?

23% (85) Athletes
35% (128) Coaches
23% (82) Massager
3% (11) Mum
8% (30) Dad
5% (20) Other

356 voters have answered this question.

How do/does you/they feel about the massage?

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163 voters have answered this question.

If a female reporter wished to interview you/them while they were changing would this happen?

59% (243) Yes (in the nude)
11% (48) Yes (in the changing room after changing)
13% (54) No
11% (46) Don't know
3% (15) Other

406 voters have answered this question.

If a male reporter wished to interview you/them while they were changing would this happen?

51% (209) Yes (in the nude)
15% (62) Yes (in the changing room after changing)
20% (84) No
9% (37) Don't know
3% (14) Other

406 voters have answered this question.

How would you/they feel about being interviewed in the nude by a reporter, and would the sex of the reporter affect this?

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166 voters have answered this question.

When training my/their coach. Select all that applies. If your coaching staff has both males and females select all that apply for both sexes.

5% (21) Coach is female - Doesn't touch me/them
12% (50) Coach is female - Rarely touches me/them
35% (140) Coach is female - Often touches me/them
53% (212) Coach is female - Touches me/them to correct technique
23% (94) Coach is female - Touches me/them to correct clothing malfunction
16% (66) Coach is female - Touches me/them to cause clothing malfunction
44% (178) Coach is female - Touches me/them in congratulation
28% (114) Coach is female - Touches me/them in commiseration
24% (98) Coach is female - Touches me/them in a sexual way
42% (168) Coach is female - Touches me/them on arms
39% (156) Coach is female - Touches me/them on legs
38% (153) Coach is female - Touches me/them on head
43% (172) Coach is female - Touches me/them on the back
37% (150) Coach is female - Touches me/them on the bottom
33% (133) Coach is female - Touches me/them on the stomach
34% (139) Coach is female - Touches me/them on the chest
27% (108) Coach is female - Touches me/them on the crutch
28% (112) Coach is female - Touches me/them on the genitals
33% (132) Coach is female - Touches me/them outside the clothes
24% (98) Coach is female - Touches me/them under clothes
6% (25) Coach is female - Other
3% (15) Coach is male - Doesn't touch me/them
8% (34) Coach is male - Rarely touches me/them
44% (179) Coach is male - Often touches me/them
57% (230) Coach is male - Touches me/them to correct technique
24% (97) Coach is male - Touches me/them to correct clothing malfunction
22% (91) Coach is male - Touches me/them to cause clothing malfunction
53% (213) Coach is male - Touches me/them in congratulation
37% (151) Coach is male - Touches me/them in commiseration
39% (158) Coach is male - Touches me/them in a sexual way
49% (198) Coach is male - Touches me/them on arms
49% (198) Coach is male - Touches me/them on legs
42% (171) Coach is male - Touches me/them on head
52% (207) Coach is male - Touches me/them on the back
50% (201) Coach is male - Touches me/them on the bottom
43% (173) Coach is male - Touches me/them on the stomach
46% (184) Coach is male - Touches me/them on the chest
40% (163) Coach is male - Touches me/them on the crutch
42% (170) Coach is male - Touches me/them on the genitals
35% (142) Coach is male - Touches me/them outside the clothes
37% (151) Coach is male - Touches me/them under clothes
5% (20) Coach is female - Other

398 voters have answered this question.

If you have anything else that you wish to share about female athletes and modesty please do so here or in the forum.

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73 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2014-08-01 08:53:23 by a4a1
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