Most Women Too Nervous to Get Naked, Study Shows

Wednesday, March 28, 2007



In the brave new world of striptease workouts, plenty of women are still not comfortable in the nude.

According to a report in the U.K. Daily Mail, one out of three women just say "no" to their birthday suit if their partner is in the room. One third of females think they are too fat to be naked around a husband or boyfriend.

According to the survey of 3,500 women for bathroom equipment company SHUC,, the bathroom is one of the most contentious spaces for exposure. One quarter of women reported they do not even go into the bathroom if their partner is already in it.

The bedroom suffers as well, with one in 10 women making sure the lights are out before disrobing in front of their other half.

The self-conscious behavior is not limited to the home either. Seventy-nine percent of women admitted to reservations about showering or changing in front of other women in a locker room.

These body image issues do not translate to men at all, the Daily Mail reports. Gentlemen are strutting around naked almost twice as much as their female counterparts in any given day.

Click here to read the entire story in the Daily Mail