See them? Right there, just barely peeking out from between the folds of my jeans and t-shirt.
Why is it that we hide our bra and panties when going to the gynecologist office for our exams? Is it modesty, fear, embarrassment, or something we were taught from our mom’s? Could it be that our bodies are exposed, vulnerable, and under intense scrutinization and probing, that we feel the last shred of dignity we have is to hide our unmentionables between our jeans?
Think about it. There we are, legs up in the stirrups, staring at the ceiling. BUT at least our underwear is out of sight of peering eyes. Let’s face it, that’s not what we really want to hide, yet we do it.
Ok I do it.
Are you a woman like me, who, when asked to “please disrobe from the neck or waist down, and use the gown or white paper sheet to cover up with” slowly takes her clothes off, and hides her bra and panties between the folds of our clothes?
Oh and don’t forget, you can at least keep your socks on. Unless you’re at my doctor’s office, they offer some really cool socks with the grippers on the bottom. You know those hospital issued socks you get when you’re admitted. So attractive and they keep your tootsies warm and toasty. Nope, thank you but no thank you, I’ll keep my socks on. I often joke with my gynecologist that I should make some socks that say “What’s Up, Doc” this way he’s looking at that rather than the hoo~ha.
I’m lucky I have a doctor that I’m comfortable with, and one I can make jokes with who also has a fantastic bedside manner. His humor, and personality really come through when I’m not to fond of being there. Then again, when are we ever fond of being at the gyno’s office? Ok maybe when you’re pregnant, I don’t personally know so I won’t assume, but sounds plausible.
Let’s face it, a gynecologist appointment isn’t a walk in the park. We get nervous, maybe worry, and let’s face it…it’s uncomfortable sometimes too. I don’t know, maybe at my next appointment I’ll keep my underwear front and center. Just lay it out on top of my folded clothes.
I mean seriously, what’s the worse that could happen? I’m already naked in front of strangers. It’s kinda like having one of those dreams where you’re at school or in a crowd and all of a sudden you realize you’re naked. I’ll just make sure I wear my semi cute underwear if I’m gonna lay it all out there to be seen.