Dedicated to extending the time in which i spend in my pyjamas, this is a chronicle of how well my sleepwear fairs in the process of being made re-public outerwear... Sleepwalking perhaps:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


"Are you wearing your Hugh Heffner pyjamas today?" came a comment from a friend. Having chosen more weather appropriate pyjamas today i found myself dealing with interesting new issues. My gown was closed in the name of modesty, however, when it did occasionally fall open the show of skin was met with cat calls and teasing. This was not directed at how out of shape i was though... The attention was directed at a more 'southern geographical region'. Which got me thinking, is it sexual because i'm wearing pyjamas or does wearing pyjamas make it sexual?

"Why is the partly clothed figure often percieved as being sexier than the nude?
Underwear provides an important clue. In the apparel industry, underclothes are known as 'intimate body fashions', a highly revealing expression. All clothes are body fashions, but the more intimate the connection between body and clothes, the sexier the clothes will be... the sexual power and charm of the body 'rub off onto the clothes. But the clothes are then percieved as providing an additional erotic stimulus of their own."
(Steele 1989b: 55-6)

Seriously... and just as i thought it was my undeniable, um, charm?

"Women's desire is foreground through the sexually
appealing image of the man. The female audiance is invited 
to take sexual pleasure in objectifying 
the man, thus acknowledging active female sexuality."
(O'Shaughnessy, Stadler 2005: 340)

You know you want to sneak a peak...

Stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. once again, you've left your inhibitions down the corridor to the right..