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Undressing in Public Situations - Please Advise.

Short and sweet – is it OK to undress in public situations? How much is too much? And who gets the go?


You have your own opinions I’m sure… But I usually think mine are right. NIX that – mine ARE right ...for me… because I make up my own truth. I suppose yours could be right for you… Totally your choice.


So exactly WHEN is undressing in public situations ok?


I think it’s appropriate in any beach scene or whenever water’s near - to strip like you’re making money! Well – down to your swimsuit that is. (and I suppose it’s not necessary to chant that stripper tune you all know so well - Da Da Da Da Dat da Dat da Dat... DON’T pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about).


80% of the time that’s also accepted at a barbecue with really close friends depending on how piping hot it is and if the host put out one of those kiddy pools just to calm the demons the heat conjures up.


It's situationally appropriate at sporting events. Sometimes athletes need to throw their shirts over their heads in celebration to reveal their RIPPED abs. And sometimes the guy in the stands wants to write a motivational message across his body and strips down in order to reveal the supportive bright blue and white lettering displayed across that not-so-attractive beer belly.


Same same - but DIFFERENT is when your at a graduation party or luau with people you don’t even know or in the middle of a chess match or watching a tennis tournament. I can't see a situationally acceptance here...See the difference


Outside of these very obvious visuals I’m sure you all had automatically as I did, I can in fact think of many occasions where public stripping is not the number one option… Business meetings, in your cubicle, at a conference, baby showers, casual restaurant with your closest friends, formal restaurant with your boss, while driving carpool, during vows at a wedding, at a paint n sip, at a kids birthday party, while taking communion at church… The more that I think about it – I suppose clothes are often a better option.


BUT... there IS a unique instance where I feel like publicly stripping is perfectly suitable…

That occasion is when you are in your beginning stages of pregnancy and while your tummy starts off flat at the beginning of the day… You seem to be exploding from all arenas by the end of the day… Your entire stomach feels as if it might burst from your high waisted jeans you decided to sport to that evening’s personal development conference you attended…


At this point – the appropriate amount of stripping is a snap of the top button and 6 inches of a zip down (yes those high waisted jeans indeed do you have a 6 inch zipper)- ALL done while you are sitting securely in your conference chair next to 200 peers. The trick here is – perform the strip when everybody’s applauding and distracted by the speaker… And you must re-zip in a similar moment of crowd pleasing at the end of the night as to avoid the stripper stairs.


This is how a pregnant woman survives the uncomfortable pre-maternity-clothes-stage...by....publicly...stripping.

PS - I wrote this all while on a walk wearing workout pants that started out feeling super comf this morning... but felt like suction cup pants by the afternoon (left). I was just WAITING for the moment to strip and slip into my sweats (right).

End of Day SUCK IN on the left... sweats and RELAX on the right!

Oh and PPS - Here is my morning weekly pics at which time of the day I am NOT exploding yet. I'm over 11 weeks - baby it the size of a lime - and I'm almost through that nasty first trimester.




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