Did you ever feel really dissatisfied with the way your life was headed? Stressed out? Overwhelmed?
It must have occurred to you to take your clothes off in public. There is something cathartic about undressing before strangers when personal difficulties get out of hand.
Some of you might be familiar with the moth-eaten remnants of the Jim Bakker-Jessica Hahn sex scandal. The sexually misused church secretary, after her sordid encounter with the televangelist was made public, found solace in the embrace of Hugh Hefner, who took care of her, protected her, and initiated her recovery by putting her naked, enhanced goods on display.
Does anybody remember when O. J. Simpson, NFL great, was tried for double murder? One of the jurors could not take the stress of being sequestered and ended up being hospitalized. Not long after, she, too, found solace in the embrace of Hugh Hefner, who gave her the opportunity to kick-start her “acting career” by being naked in public.
Hefner’s largesse extended to Faye Resnick, a friend of the murdered Nicole Brown Simpson. The strain of being associated with the Simpson trial drove her, also, into the loving embrace of Hefner, where getting naked for strangers unleashed her “reawakening.”
Paula Jones, the Arkansas state employee who accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment, had such a hellacious time after her accusations became enmeshed with the Monica Lewinsky scandal that she salvaged her wrecked personal life by falling into the embrace of Bob Guccione and Penthouse magazine. Getting naked set her life back on course, the way it always does for people.
This process is just as beneficial for guys. Levi Johnston, the babydaddy of Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol, has reportedly stripped down for the online magazine Playgirl. He’s going through a lot of stress right now, after the bruising Presidential campaign during which he and his family came under all that destabilizing scrutiny.
That Levi is a smart kid. He’s been paying attention. Getting naked is great therapy. And the pay’s pretty good.