Re: changing rooms
- --- In email@example.com, "C C Wayah" <ccwayah@...> wrote:
>Hello Everyone, I have to ask, but are we too hung up on nudity? Or
> A kilt would be fine for a man? but not for me
seeing some exposed part of some else's body?
I don't have issues with any of this. I go in the woods, skinny dip etc.
Does it really matter?
- Lungi's are long enough that they supply more than adequate coverage
from armpits down.
When changing from wet to dry, I start at the bottom. Shoes and socks
off and then feet into flipflops or back into the loose shoes. Then, I
remove however much is decent. If it's cold, I keep the top half fully
covered. Then I step into the lungi and pull it up to my waist and a
little above. I'll hold up the front with my teeth and drop remaining
bottom layers down. Then I tie up the lungi around my waist and step
out of the bottom layers now around my ankles. Now, I loosen up the top
layers and then I loosen up the lungi. I bring the lungi up to my
armpits underneath my shirt or sweater or whatever. I bring it up from
the back first, and then from the front. Bringing it up around the
front can be a bit tricky, especially tying it off (basically, make one
big fold that is tight around your chest and overlaps the front, then
roll down the top a time or two to hold it all up). Now I can remove
all the top layers. When it's cold, my wool beret usually stays on for
all this. If I was really dirty, I can insert some bathing (i.e. wipe
downs or tea-cup bath) at each stage. Once I've removed all the wet
clothes, I'm now in a mostly dry or slightly damp lungi and am covered
from arm pits to knees (almost). I may tighten up the lungi and wear it
that way for a while or I can pull a t-shirt on over it all and drop the
lungi to my waist and retie it. I generally feel the lungi is on more
securely around my waist than when it's under my arm pits.
Anyway, the lungi's the easiest and most comfortable thing to wear.
In Bangladesh, the men do use lungi's to ensure privacy while on the
toilet (which can be the middle of the field--relief and fertilizing at
the same time). Women would use their sari's the same way. After
bathing in a river in the old lungi, men will change into a clean and
dry lungi by pulling it on over their head and down over the old lungi.
They can drop the old lungi and tie up the new one without getting the
new one wet. Women can change saris (rather more complicated) the same way.
Even though I've done most of my hiking at altitude (2000-4000 m), I've
lived almost all my life in the sub-tropics: hot and humid. Thin cotton
dries fast and stays cool.
C C Wayah wrote:
> A kilt would be fine for a man? but not for me--
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