How many people actually know what vestiphobia is without looking it up? I never even knew it was a phobia. Vestiphobia is a branch off of claustrophobia. It is when a person feels suffocated by anything on their body. Clothing especially tighter material triggers anxiety or even a full-blown panic attack. It goes all the way down to woman’s bra and panties. Majority of us would think wearing clothes is more of a comfort than being naked. A lot of people are truly self-conscious about their bodies. Some of them would be happiest wearing a burqa or maybe a potato sack. However, if you have vestiphobia, you prefer your birthday suit for all events.
A coworker of mine at work yesterday had her bra in her hand at the end of the day. I had a perplexed look on my face. Kirstie advised me that she is claustrophobic of tight clothes. I was not sure if she was feeding me a load of bullshit or not. She told me that she had not worn underwear since before her first day of kindergarten. I am sure the little boys in school loved looking up her skirt. They got a peek at her pikachu.
Kirstie said that anything on her body at any point in a day can cause her to have extreme anxiety that leads right into a panic attack. It gets to be so bad that she feels like she cannot breathe. She goes home every day after work and puts on comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. She feels much more at ease. I can agree with that. I love sitting on my couch in my underwear after working all day. No snail trails though. That is unacceptable. Kirstie has a hard time getting through a full work out in the gym because of how her sports bra makes her feel. She also cannot really handle cuddling because it makes her feel claustrophobic. Her boyfriend is not a fan of her phobias. You would think most men would love a girlfriend who preferred being naked and did not want to cuddle. Kirstie admitted she is okay at being the big spoon. The little spoon is what makes her feel claustrophobic. Granted, a broad being the big spoon does not make the middle of the night slip it in sex easy to accomplish.
People with this phobia might be better suited in a nudist colony. No shirt. No shoes. No problem. Matthew McConaughey may even have vestiphobia since he enjoys playing conga drums on the beach in the nude. I would put vestiphobia in the same category as sexomnia only because not many people have heard of it or experienced it to be able to believe it is real. The world could be a better place without the restrictions of clothing. I would venture a guess that people who live near a beach are happier in life wearing swimsuits majority of the time. It would be less friction, less stress, and less worrying about what you are going to wear each and every day.