Guys. I recently quit wearing a bra to regular, clothed yoga and it changed my life. So when a studio in New York finally started offering Naked Yoga classes that were open to women (all-male naked yoga is far more popular), I obviously had to go. Because SO MANY QUESTIONS.
“The etiquette has to be confusing. Is it more polite to show up with groomed pubic hair? Should you clip your tampon strings like a stripper? Are the mats properly sanitized? I’m getting anxiety just thinking about it. I will agree that everything else has to be a breeze after you let it all hang out and loosen your limbs with a group of strangers.”
I think most people would agree that my energy skews towards “fuck politeness,” but really though, does body hair get in the way? Is full wax the way to go to avoid snagging/pinching on a rubber mat? I didn’t know about the tampon string trick, but I have recently befriended a porn star who tipped me off to using a square of two still-attached triangle makeup sponges to remain discreetly plugged while naked. I don’t think I’m personally talented enough to find them if they ever got lost, however, and then I’m explaining to a forceps-wielding gynecologist why I have makeup sponges inside of me, so yeah, clipping tampon strings seems the way to go. Continue reading >>