The Androgynous vault is a blog (and sometimes vlog) about the lives of two androgynous girls in Brisbane. This blog offers a perspective of life through androgynous eyes.
Volume #6 - Naked and Nakedness?
I'm not gunna lie, when it comes to being naked it tends to be an enjoyable experience. Am I right? It's not hard to be excited about getting naked when it is usually associated with such pleasurable as getting naked for a nice bubble bath or stripping down for a nice hot shower after a long day at work. (What were you thinking?)
It's very true that being naked is generally very nice...EXCEPT in public. Last night I had an awful dream about being naked in public. Allow my to explain, my girlfriend and I are currently house sitting and the house has one of those fancy garage remotes where you press the button and the door opens itself. A number of times I have had no keys and my only means of escaping the house is opening the garage door, pressing the remote and bolting for the fresh outdoors as the gap slowly closes. In my dream last night I was in fact enjoying being naked and walking around the house half naked, as you do in your dreams. In this particular dream I was walking around half naked and the garage door was up. Of course I was mortified and pressed the button to close it however I suddenly noticed my car keys sitting just outside. I made a run for it (still in my half nakedness) and grabbed my keys, apparently not realising they were my car keys and the house keys weren't attached and that I was now locked outside half naked with the keys to my car but no phone/money/clothes to be seen anywhere. Upon revision I can now see so many more plausible strategies I could have employed to get my car keys.
Another situation in which I often encounter nakedness is the changing rooms at my gym. For many people it is quite acceptable to get changed, and for some moments be completely naked, in the change rooms. However, not for me...at least not completely. I envy the ladies that feel comfortable enough to completely strip in the same room as a bunch of complete strangers! Until very recently, I would always change in the showers or the bathroom stalls (I think that might have had something to do with the fact that I used to go to the gym with my friends and I wouldn't deem it appropriate to be naked with my friends). However, these days my friends are slackers and I go to the gym by myself and today I reached a milestone. I finished my workout and I was stuffed and all I wanted to do was change into a fresh pair of shorts and t-shirt so I could go to the supermaket before going home. I'm not sure if it was my laziness or perhaps a new found love for being naked...but I changed my clothes right there in the change rooms, in the open, for all the world to see!
Fortunetly for me, the only people that did see me change was an old lady and two middle aged mothers....one of whom took the opportunity to comment on my tattoos.
From all of this I have learnt that 'nakedness' can be a social experience, not just a private activity for your bathroom or bedroom. I have decided to embrace being naked and next time I accidently get locked outside half naked, I won't be embarrassed, nay! I'll march right up to the neighbors house and ask to borrow the spare key with a smile on my face.
With love and nakedness,
(Leave a comment and tell me about your dreams or stories about being naked).
Volume One - The Introduction
Volume Two - Gender Confusion
Volume Three - Categories and Neatly Defined Boxes
Volume Four - Tomato sauce, Assassinations and a woman Prime Minister
Volume Five - Undergarments and Academic Tanned Skin
Volume Six - Naked and Nakedness?
Volume Seven - Prejudice and Pride
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