I don’t like being naked. Except for the shower, of course. But other than that, no Full Monty for me.
Where does this come from? Is it because I didn’t have sisters growing up or play sports so didn’t find myself undressing in front of others? Is it because I never seem satisfied with my body, even in my thin phases? Is there some deep meaning behind feeling over-exposed, even when no one is around to see me? I don’t think it matters – but it is interesting to speculate.
My husband seems very comfortable in his nakedness. He does his morning routine in the buff: shaves, brushes his teeth, maybe puts away his clean laundry. Years ago he told me that Ben Franklin took a daily “air bath” because he thought it was good for his health. Hmm. The other day I asked DH to help me make our bed after he had just gotten out of the shower; he helped me in his birthday suit:) I admire him for being so comfortable in his own skin… literally.
When I get out of the shower and dry off, I put on my ratty old robe and it stays on until it gets replaced with clothes. And even then, now that I think about it, I don’t usually take of the robe, full naked while I get dressed. I think I put on my underwear first, under the robe, at a minimum.
Now there is one big exception to my hesitance to be in the buff. At the spa:) When my mom and I first went several years ago, we planned to sit in the whirlpool after we had taken water aerobics so we would already be in our swimsuits. (The whirlpools are located inside the women’s locker room.) It wasn’t until we lowered ourselves into the hot, swirling water that we realized that the other women already in there were naked! For the first time in my life I was more embarrassed to be in my clothes than out of them! Last spring we had our fifth trip to the spa planned. It was in anticipation of this that I went on my “naked-in-the-hot-tub” diet; it was very motivating. So I can say that I will gladly endure any emotional turmoil over my own nudity to enjoy the full spa experience. And this includes taking it all off for massages too:)
What about you? Are you comfortable being naked? Is it weight related or not? Does it matter if other people or a mirror are around?