I Must Confess…I’m a Prude

Hey there, friends. How has your week started out?

I’m hoping it’s going to be a good one for all of us but just remember you can make it truly amazing by starting off with a clean slate and confessing via I Must Confess. Just sayin…

In last week’s post I asked whether you are an exhibitionist in change rooms or whether you try to hide away.

Taking into account the title of this post, I think you can guess what I do every Saturday morning following Delilah’s swimming lesson…

Prude-Woman

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Yes, I am the mother who ducks into the toilet cubicle to get changed in private. I have always had a problem with showing my body in public, in front of complete strangers. Always.

It’s not that I’m consciously ashamed of my body – I have worked hard in the last year to shed some kilos and start looking after myself better. But I’ve never been comfortable putting myself out there – so maybe there IS a touch of shame there?

Hell, I’m not entirely comfortable being naked in front of my own husband – and we have been married for 13 years this year (so there’s got to be something a little odd about that, surely?)

But that’s not all. I am also uncomfortable seeing nudity as well. I know it’s natural and that I shouldn’t feel uncomfortable, but I still do. Personally, I would like to blame it on 13 years of Catholic education but I’m not sure that’s completely to blame…

I must confess that still blush when I inadvertently see more than I should in a change room or when I accidentally catch a nursing mother adjusting herself or when a sex scene comes up on the TV. I’m not sure why, but all those situations make me feel uncomfortable.

It’s like I’m barging in on a moment that is not for me. I certainly don’t have a problem with the act of getting changed or nursing or having sex. Having done all three of those things, I have no problems with them at all. 😉

However, witnessing them when I’m not involved seems to be an invasion of privacy in some way. And I think that is the aspect that makes me feel so uncomfortable.

So there you go. Now you know that I am a mega-prude, what are you going to share with me this week? You can share anything you like, be it old or new. And remember the linkup is open all week – so get to it!

The Rules…

I must confess with My Home Truths

– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.

– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!

 

Next week’s prompt – Are you into reality TV shows? Be truthful – are you a talent, renovation, lifestyle or cooking tragic?



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16 Responses

  1. Mystery Case says:

    Off topic again this week. Just couldn’t go there. I must confess I don’t actually watch TV so next week will be a real education for me.

    Have a great week!
    Mystery Case recently posted..I must confess I’m in NEED of a holiday!

    • Kirsty says:

      I hope you learn some things next week – I, unfortunately, am a little bit of a reality TV tragic! I loved your confession today – I must confess that I am feeling a bit the same way too!

  2. Aroha says:

    I don’t think it’s being a “prude”, I just think it’s being modest/respectful. I feel very much the same way! xo
    Aroha recently posted..The Best Laid Plans

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Aroha. I sometimes feel a little old and fuddy duddy with how I feel about nudity and showing my body so it’s a relief to know that I am not alone!

  3. Janet says:

    I’ve actually been thinking about writing a blog post about this: I like my body naked! It’s when I put clothes on that it draws attention to the bits I don’t like!!! Mind you, I’m still a prude and cover up around others …
    Janet recently posted..Cutting Edge Fashion …

    • Kirsty says:

      Good on you Janet – I like my body more now than I have done in the past but I still won’t parade it in front of everyone!

  4. Ness says:

    Not sure if I’ll have time (or computer time) to link up this week. I’ll see how I go.

    But, anyway I’m totally with you in the prude camp. In fact, I probably wouldn’t even go swimming in a public pool, so you’re doing better than me.
    Ness recently posted..Fashion Fails: Bogan Style

    • Kirsty says:

      See how you go Ness – I completely understand about the lack of time when it comes to blogging. BTW, I only go to the pool for the girl’s swimming lesson – other than that, I have not gone swimming at all this year!

  5. I am somewhere in between. When I was younger I was definitely more prudeish and was horrified when grown women would just whip of their tops (or…shock horror, their bottoms) in the change room at the pool. I was strictly cubicle girl.

    As I have grown older, I am much less inhibited. Actually, now that I think about it, I am the adult woman at the pool change rooms, probably horrifying small children. Oh my!
    Michelle Holland recently posted..Reality – Shit with a side of turd

    • Kirsty says:

      Good on you Michelle. I wish I could be more open, it would certainly be easier than trying to get dressed in a cubicle with a 3 year old trying to open the door on you!

  6. Shari says:

    Oh, I am with you. I am ultra conservative with this kind of thing 90% of the time.
    I need to know if you and I were separated at birth???
    x
    Shari recently posted..Happy Mother’s Day … and where it all began …

  7. Zita says:

    I’m with you on all of this!!! I would much rather duck into the toilet cubicle at the gym, pool, wherever than expose myself to complete strangers! Sometimes I wish I had the confidence that other people have in this department but other times I think there are things that are meant to be sacred and not shared with every Tom, Dick and Harry.. Or Betty, Sally and Mary as the case may be! Lol…

  8. Jo Tracey says:

    Hi, I’m off topic again this week. But re the question? I’m not a prude- yet I probably should be. Having said that, I do the change room thing as quickly as possible & use my towels judiciously.
    Jo Tracey recently posted..I must confess: I’m not writing…

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