Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Naked


When I worked on spinal injuries I was one of two specialist nurses that dealt with erectile dysfunction issues of the male patients.
At that time one treatment was aprosadil, which is a drug that you can inject into the side of the penis.
When used correctly , the resulting " reaction" could be utilised for a good 45 minutes or so!- if you get my drift.
My job was to assess the need of various treatments, and to assess the right dosages when teaching the patients to administer the medication themselves. Subsequently I used to joke that I saw more penises in one day than an averagely busy prostitute !
The comment often broke the ice with certain bashful patients.

I tell you this as a bit of background colour. Only because I was literally caught with my pants down in the loo at fat club this morning. My fellow weightwatcher seemed nonplussed by the whole thing but I was mortified . I am not one that copes well with the thought of my own nudity even though I dealt with the nudity of others for years and years and years.

In the last twenty years only two people have ever seen me naked. the Prof , of course is one, my old friend and badminton partner Mike is the other.

I wish I was not so bashful......

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  1. oh I say let it all flap in the breeze......

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    1. I haven't got enough to flap

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  2. The thought of injecting your penis would surely kill any urges of why you're doing it in the first place.

    I had the 'naked' dream last night. Completely starkers whilst walking amongst people in the street. I didn't feel embarrassed.

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  3. Yes. Nudity is vulnerability. Especially when on the loo.

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    1. I also have nasty knees

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  4. We must confront our demons. Before you leave Trelawnyd, I suggest that you organise a "Full Monty" tribute performance at the memorial hall - starring your kind self, Jason the Affable Despot and any other village men with "issues" about nudity. You could raise a lot of money for Comic Relief.

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    1. I'd pay good money to see that

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    2. Jason maybe worth a look , I wouldnt

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    3. Ok I'm hard up how much Cherie?

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  5. damn, and here I thought I was gonna see something VERY special! :(

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  6. Seems to me just the idea of having to shoot a needle into one's penis would forever take away any need to do so.

    Having children and grandchildren requires you to give up any hope of privacy so I've learned to just let it go as far as nudity is concerned. During a recent family visit, I thought a closed door would allow me time to myself in the shower, but I was wrong. One grown daughter came in to do her makeup and her little girl tagged along and insisted on coming in the shower with me. My grandmothers would have been mortified to remove their shoes in my presence when I was a child! Oh how times have changed.

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    1. Remember spinal injury patients generally don't feel their bits

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  7. Haven't you written before about mooning people? Where was your bashfulness then?

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  8. I think women are more used to being "exposed" down there due to pregnancies. When I had my second child in 1971, no one knew it was a breech birth until I was at the hospital ready to have her. They gave me an epidural so I wouldn't push and I remember lying on the table for a half an hour with the lower half of my body out there for everyone to see. People casually walked in and out of the delivery room like it was no big deal. Also, women are used to regular visits to their gynecologist where they are poked and prodded. I remember Edina on "Absolutely Fabulous" saying that her doctor was "always tinkering down there."

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  9. I was going to say maybe you should spend a couple of naked days in your home to be less bashful about nudity, but then I remembered the 2 ladies at the kitchen window last week.... maybe not a good idea!

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  10. I remember being bashful the first time having mandatory (and necessary) group showers with other teens after Physical Education classes and sports. There were only so many showerheads and a short time before changing classes. It was three to a showerhead to get things moving and us out to the next class on time.

    It was uncomfortable, awkward, but then we started cracking jokes and realized, What the heck? We're all teens struggling with changing bodies. Everyone feels awkward! So we laughed it off and over time, it was just part of the routine. Besides, nobody wants to be known as the stinky, filthy kid. It keeps the girls and other fellas from wanting to hang out with you!

    Humor helps. Loving yourself and taking ownership of your body helps. Be grateful that you can still walk and stand and shower yourself. Others aren't so lucky. Be thankful that you can keep yourself clean, refreshed, and you own your body, and it allows you to do the things that make you happy. Cheers!

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  11. Anonymous6:18 pm

    Body shaming is everywhere and learned young. As eros said above - just be grateful to have a body and basically works and allows you to do things that you enjoy. Most of us don't look like the current in models but we get by!! I don't know how to get my name on here!??!

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    1. Just write it xxxxx

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    2. Anonymous4:01 am

      How to have your name appear. One example is below Sooo-this-is-me.

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  12. Same for me, people ask if I have ever gone skinny dipping or such things, I tell them I never even take my shirt off, I hardly wear shorts, I'm very shy. Totally baffles me why so many guys send pictures of their parts.

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    1. I hate taking my shirt off too

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  13. Anonymous6:55 pm

    Select Name/URL which is just above Anonymous in the comment box and write your name - leave URL blank - click continue - write a message.

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    1. Scotch egg4:02 pm

      Easy one minute I'm scotch egg

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    2. Meatball4:04 pm

      The next I'm a meatball.

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  14. YMCA is a place I take the grandkids swimming. I use the treadmill etc. There are male and female locker rooms but also family locker rooms. The gals don’t want boys over 5 in there and I agree! I took Atlas my 5 year old with me to the family locker room and precided to disrobe. He saw the rolls and the not so perky boobs. We had a laugh about it all as we go ready to swim. As I get older, I just don’t care as much. Be free., Gabs

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    1. I'm not ready to let anything hang out

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  15. Try being an art school model for a week or two. That'll soon cure you

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    1. Have YOU DONE THAT.?

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    2. especially when the tutor sticks strips of tape on the models to make sure that the students (us)stopped drawing them flat instead of rounded bodies...

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    3. I feel so blessed again in my marriage after Doctor ODUMODU brought back my husband that separated with me for one good year. Am ALENNA by name from ROMANIA. Even though i have mouths all over my body, it won't be enough to thank Doctor ODUMODU for his help upon my life. My husband separated with me for one year and have been in pains and agony without him. So, i searched for help everywhere but nothing worked out not until i meant Doctor ODUMODU. I explained my situation to him and he promised that my husband will get back to me within 48 hours as far that my heart still beats for him. I believed in him and he prepared a spell for me and my husband called me exactly when Doctor ODUMODU said. He pleaded and said he needs me back and now we are living happily again for the past 9 months. Everyone out there reading my article that needs help should contact him...Emil:drodumodusolutions@gmail.com

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  16. I remember Youth Hostelling in Cornwall when I was 15. I was in Tintagel YH and walked into the washing room and there stood two Germans completely starkers. They had washed every stitch of clothing they had and were waiting for it to dry. I couldn't back out of there quick enough!

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  17. Wonder if its a nurse thing. we see so many bodies some good some not so good in various states I have now learnt to keep totally deadpan. Obviously not as good as I thought as an elderly pt said " its not good is it" when I did her blood pressure" she informed me she watches my face. \off to pracice deadpan - and no I dont like my own nudity either. too many things heading south . lol

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    1. Perhaps as old nurses we've just been overloaded by flesh

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  18. Also remember taking youngest son about 6 swimming. I took him in the ladies changing room ( no way was I leaving him in the mens alone) and some old bird stark naked and with swinging pendulous breasts gave me a right earful - told her in no uncertain terms he would change in a cubicle and to put a towel on. My son seemed to find the ceiling very interesting that day. Thankfully hes not mentally scarred.

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    1. Winnie has pendulous breasts.... twelve of them

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  19. I once met a guy who used aprosadil, his idea of foreplay was to get his partner to inject him. He used to say 'you give me a little prick and I'll give you a big one's it didn't do it for me.

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    1. I knew a group of paraplegics who I supplied with a load when they attended the Paralympic games. They picked up some women who stole the syringes thinking they were drugs

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  20. If you show me yours, I will show you mine !!!!!!!!!!!! How is that for an offer John Gray.

    I will follow you, follow you were ever you may gooooooooooooooo Maybe not after flashing my muff, I have rebuked that offer by the way, for your sake not mine xx

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    1. Oh no, I couldn't face a vagina, not at my time of life

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  21. I am surprised you are shy about that. Have you ever tried to get over it?
    Sticking a needle into my penis, however, would be difficult to get past.

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    1. No, and I never will jono

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  22. Being pregnant and delivering our first child wiped out my bashfulness. What can you say when you're flat on your back with everything on display and the nurses say "Is it okay if this group of student nurses watches?" Pretty hard to say no! It did make me realize that the special bits aren't really any more special than any other bits. It's all just parts of the human body. Maybe your next holiday could be to a nudist resort!

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    1. I've blogged this before recently but when I was a student I looked in on a birth ( with permission) and the husband rather aggressively asked me what I was looking at?

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    2. Several years ago I had an x-ray procedure done at our local hospital for a urinary problem. After I was all set up, lady parts exposed, the radiologist went and got another radiologist to check things out. Why, I don't know and probably don't want to. Now I see that second guy at the gym all the time and everytime I see him I think, "That guy's seen my hoo-ha."

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    3. LOL, jenny-o, you do lose your dignity and everything else when in labor ...

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  23. I just can't do nudity. I haven't even seen myself naked for years!!! Lights off for everything. My husband is the same way. He won't remove his tee shirt outside unless he is just about to go swimming. My children have never seen me au naturel and I wouldn't want to traumatize them in that way. We are all a bunch of prudes in my family.

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    1. We could be twins your husband and i

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  24. I am comfortable naked. But not comfortable looking at said nakedness. Or having other people look.

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    1. That's cheating

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    2. I feel so blessed again in my marriage after Doctor ODUMODU brought back my husband that separated with me for one good year. Am ALENNA by name from ROMANIA. Even though i have mouths all over my body, it won't be enough to thank Doctor ODUMODU for his help upon my life. My husband separated with me for one year and have been in pains and agony without him. So, i searched for help everywhere but nothing worked out not until i meant Doctor ODUMODU. I explained my situation to him and he promised that my husband will get back to me within 48 hours as far that my heart still beats for him. I believed in him and he prepared a spell for me and my husband called me exactly when Doctor ODUMODU said. He pleaded and said he needs me back and now we are living happily again for the past 9 months. Everyone out there reading my article that needs help should contact him...Emil:drodumodusolutions@gmail.com

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  25. I am not as pretty as I once was, but it is what it is, if they don't like the view they don't have to look. In health care you saw it all - I am sure you saw worse. Let it all hang out.

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  26. Many .manymanymany years ago, I was an advertising model.
    There were never enough rooms with doors and a bit of privacy for clothing changes etc
    While they might take a photo of me in a nightgown, they didn't need to watch me put the nightgown on !
    I never could do nudity either .. except under the sheets with my husband lol

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  27. Anonymous1:26 am

    I have been a student mentor for 20 years plus. Now they wan,t a 5000 word essay on how i wan,t to be a mentor!. Nope they can stick their essay where the sun don,t shine. 1 year 8 months until i retire at 55.

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  28. I remember the family watching a documentary when I was a child about a nudist resort and then there was a serious discussion between my parents about whether we might go for a family holiday there. All I could think was how cold I'd be! There was footage of people playing tennis, naked but for the shoes & socks and a sun visor and women shopping in the supermarket with just a pair of shoes and a shoulder bag!! Still remember it. We never went but being of the era anyway, I don't have much of a problem with nudity. Plus as all the ladies have commented, you have to put up with all sorts of busybodies when it comes to your lady bits.

    Mr P and I were holidaying a few years ago and the beach we were on had signs about being not-topless etc and a German family arrive fully dressed, strip right off then proceed to put their swimmers on. I always laugh at the memory. To me, Germans on their lunch break are always making nude human pyramids in the park to while away the time...

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    1. I feel so blessed again in my marriage after Doctor ODUMODU brought back my husband that separated with me for one good year. Am ALENNA by name from ROMANIA. Even though i have mouths all over my body, it won't be enough to thank Doctor ODUMODU for his help upon my life. My husband separated with me for one year and have been in pains and agony without him. So, i searched for help everywhere but nothing worked out not until i meant Doctor ODUMODU. I explained my situation to him and he promised that my husband will get back to me within 48 hours as far that my heart still beats for him. I believed in him and he prepared a spell for me and my husband called me exactly when Doctor ODUMODU said. He pleaded and said he needs me back and now we are living happily again for the past 9 months. Everyone out there reading my article that needs help should contact him...Emil:drodumodusolutions@gmail.com

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  29. I think a lot of feeling bashful is due to our critical opinion of own bodies, we really are hard on ourselves.
    We may not be the Elle of slender proportions any more or you the lookalike for Russell Crowe of your younger days but even then perhaps we (I know I ) did not have a high opinion of ones looks or body... yet when I look at old photos I really was quite beautiful - but never knew it or was told it apart from breathy boys trying to take advantage and that was just pfftttt!!!

    So John don't be too hard on yourself.. we are what we are and like red wine we are probably aging beautifully too :) xx
    (PS I hope they lady apologised profusely)

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  30. I was mortified even when I was 3 to be naked. It's built in. My partner would be nude in front of just about anyone. It's something I cannot fathom.

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  31. Having played Rugby at both school and club levels, any timidity was soon knocked out of me!

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    1. its great to know that even bots have erectile dysfunction !!!

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    2. I feel so blessed again in my marriage after Doctor ODUMODU brought back my husband that separated with me for one good year. Am ALENNA by name from ROMANIA. Even though i have mouths all over my body, it won't be enough to thank Doctor ODUMODU for his help upon my life. My husband separated with me for one year and have been in pains and agony without him. So, i searched for help everywhere but nothing worked out not until i meant Doctor ODUMODU. I explained my situation to him and he promised that my husband will get back to me within 48 hours as far that my heart still beats for him. I believed in him and he prepared a spell for me and my husband called me exactly when Doctor ODUMODU said. He pleaded and said he needs me back and now we are living happily again for the past 9 months. Everyone out there reading my article that needs help should contact him...Emil:drodumodusolutions@gmail.com

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  33. This did make me smile , my other half was offered the injections and we were told I could administer them as part of foreplay!!! . The look of horror on his face was enough to convince me that he was not having any of it . But he looked the young nurse in the eye and said "just think we could go back to five times a day dear "

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  34. I was diagnosed with heart/lung disease at 16 and it was so hard to take your top off with all the doctors I had to see but ...you do get used to it.

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  35. I don't do naked either. I skinny dipped as a young slim thing but it was in the dark ! I sometimes go on a spa day with friends and there is a communal changing room, one friend parades her nakedness and Brazilian wax, eww ! Xx

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  36. Didn't know you still went to fat club.

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    1. I feel so blessed again in my marriage after Doctor ODUMODU brought back my husband that separated with me for one good year. Am ALENNA by name from ROMANIA. Even though i have mouths all over my body, it won't be enough to thank Doctor ODUMODU for his help upon my life. My husband separated with me for one year and have been in pains and agony without him. So, i searched for help everywhere but nothing worked out not until i meant Doctor ODUMODU. I explained my situation to him and he promised that my husband will get back to me within 48 hours as far that my heart still beats for him. I believed in him and he prepared a spell for me and my husband called me exactly when Doctor ODUMODU said. He pleaded and said he needs me back and now we are living happily again for the past 9 months. Everyone out there reading my article that needs help should contact him...Emil:drodumodusolutions@gmail.com

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  37. Nudity? Who cares? I'm not one of those who clutches a towel about me in the gym locker room. It always makes me laugh when I see those guys doing a sort of complex fan dance in a bid to protect their modesty. I'm with Scarlett and her robust 'Thank goodness I'm not that modest' response. If anybody wants to look at my skinny body(very skinny after six months of chemo)they're more than welcome.

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  38. not just spinal patients, but those who've had cancer treatment..something himself never thought he'd have to learn !!

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  39. A body is just that....a body....all different shapes and sizes. Too bad you feel this way, John. You have nothing to feel bashful about....but obviously you do.
    I used to be an art school model back in the 70's and had no problem being naked then in front of total strangers. I did enjoy watching the resultant drawings and techniques used.

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  40. I used to be much more body shy than I am now. But maybe that's because NOW I never have the opportunity to share.

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