So, believe it or not, I'm a modest girl. Like uber modest. I wear a lot of J. Crew and think v-necks on me are kind of slutty. Oh yeah, livin' it up! Somehow I decided it it was a really good idea to take my super modest ass, strip down and soak in tubs with strangers. My brain is a magical place to be at times.
How this all started was of course: Liz. You see she's a big fan of these day spas in Koreatown. For $15 you are given access to a room full of spas and saunas. The only catch is that you must enjoy said spas and saunas totally in the buff. This would be fine if they oh, let one person in at a time. However, that does not good business make and thus it's open to lots and lots of people. Lots and lots of naked people.
As this is the year of Meghan Conquers Her Fears (see jumping off cliffs, parasailing, internet dating) she suggested I get over my fear of The Naked. Apparently I had some sort of mental breakdown and I agreed. And that is how two Sundays ago I found myself in Koreatown with one of my best good friends, desperately clutching a paper thin robe and then walking around in what can only be described as Blind Panic in Your Birthday Suit.
Dudes. It is awkward. And yet? Awesome. Especially the giant tub full of boiling tea. Boiling tea that you sit in, with like 15 other naked chicks. Trying desperately to keep your eyes looking upward. It's HARD. There is a natural tendency to stare at well, the sea of boobs. To judge. To take note of any new waxing techniques. To judge.
After about 2 hours of soaking though you relax. You lay around on the jade floors in the buff and stop thinking 'how in God's name can this be sanitary????' and instead focus on the 'Wow, this is comfy and I could take a nap'. You also forget you are TOTALLY FUCKING NUDE and just kind of walk around and haphazardly soak in tubs. Then you get ready to leave and put back on your clothes and balk at the restraint jeans provide.
Then about an hour later you have another total mental breakdown because hello, just spent the afternoon naked with strangers.
And yet? Will totally do it again. Again, my brain is a magical, magical place to be.