and public bathing culture to the point of preferring to go unwashed for several days if I couldn’t get a private shower. However, Japanese culture has a way of getting under your skin and now I really enjoy getting starkers and sharing bath water with a bunch of other people. I’ve even done it with people I know! This doesn’t sound like much to most, but it is huge for me!
Today I had a bit of a set back. I was alone and getting ready to take a shower at the gym when two other people walked in. I was immediately embarrassed and took the remainder of my clothes off with a towel around me for modesty. Not a big deal though, right? I went and showered thinking that for sure they would have left by the time I got out. Wrong!
I got so flustered by this that I’m now sitting at home writing this up wearing TWO bras! I put my old bra back on and then put my clean bra on over top without realising it. After I finished, I looked down and saw what I had done which made me even more self conscious. So I pretended like that was what I meant to do, quickly pulled my t-shirt on over top and got the hell out of there.
I’m feeling very supported right now!