Naked & Shy with Underwear vs Bikini Swimsuits

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, August 20, 2011

Why is it that people are shy when it comes to someone seeing them in their underwear yet they have no problem with people seeing them in their bathing suit?  This is yet another example of something that people do that makes NO sense to me.

Take note that I'm not talking about the people that are embarrassed about their bodies and don't want people to see them in either...that makes sense. I'm also not talking about see-through lingerie (but you clearly did buy that for someone else to look at anyway), nor am I talking about you having holes or stains or just flat out ugly attire that you don't want people to see. What I am talking about is situations like this:

Jennifer Lamiraqui Naked
Thank you, Google Image Search, in more ways than one ;)

Is she wearing a bikini or is that a bra and a pair of panties? Does it fucking matter? It's the same thing!

If you're showing off the same amount of skin, why is one considered not a big deal but the other one is shameful and you have reservations about it?

This goes for guys too. Some guys would be apprehensive to let someone see them in their boxers/briefs/whatever but have no qualms about walking around in broad daylight in their bathing suit trunks. Again, you're showing off the same amount of skin, so what's the problem? Then there's the speedo, in which case you're covering LESS, so that throws everything out the window.

I'll tell you why people do this: people have convinced themselves that underwear is "secretive" and thus, needs to be concealed, and if someone can see them in their underwear, they're "exposed". They don't think rationally that they're just as equally exposed when they go swimming.

There are situations where you'd be embarrassed to have someone even see you in a bathing suit, so you'd equally be embarrassed about the underwear scenario. For instance, nobody bats an eye if you're in a bikini at the beach. Those same people would be confused as hell if you were in a bikini at a funeral or giving a conference speech. If you're frequently finding yourself in these environments with either your bathing suit OR just your underwear on, then you've got far bigger problems than just feeling naked!

If you're the type of person that thinks this way, please, leave a comment below and explain to me how two identical types of clothing that show the same amount of skin aren't equal in terms of nudity.

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