If You Iron Clothes While You’re Naked…

by Sherry Riter in Love,Marriage

bottom surface of iron

Although I will strip for a mango, I am really a very modest and conservative dresser. However, I don’t think being naked or nude is bad which explains why I am often doing things unclothed in the privacy of my home.

For instance, if I get out of the shower and discover that I’ve forgotten my clothes, I don’t hesitate walking naked through the house to retrieve them. Many people have a problem with this naked and nude thing. I think the uncomfortableness with it is more prevalent in the older generations, but I’m not an expert on people so I’m just guessing.

Anyway, if you iron clothes while you’re naked, there are several things I want to point out because, well, I’m experienced with this sort of thing:

  • Make sure that you can’t be seen by others through the windows. Remember, if the window isn’t covered with drapes or blinds, there is always the possibility of a peeper with binoculars. Yes, it does happen.
  • Don’t lean your body on the ironing board. Think about it…you are naked and if you lean on the ironing board, you increase the chances that your skin will come in contact with the hot iron.
  • If you use bursts of steam, be sure that you don’t burst the steam while the iron is close to the edge of the ironing board. Once again, remember, naked skin and hot steam don’t bring about positive results.
  • Take your time and don’t hurry. When you are rushing, it is much easier to be careless with the hot surface of the iron as it pertains to all your naked skin.

Basically, if you iron clothes while you’re naked, you are vulnerable.

Do you have to iron naked?


There are only a few times that you HAVE to be naked.

However, (You knew there had to be a catch to this whole ironing naked/nude thing. I mean really, don’t you think it is kind of a random subject for me to be discussing? LOL) if you are going to be in a relationship with someone, you must be vulnerable. In order to have a really close relationship, you must “iron clothes while you’re naked” or in other words, make your heart completely open and vulnerable.

vul·ner·a·ble (adjective): capable of being physically or emotionally wounded

Ahhh, yes, vulnerability.

Vulnerability of the heart is like nakedness of the body.

Allowing yourself to be emotionally vulnerable is far more scary for most people than being physically naked. By the time a person reaches my age, the thought of being vulnerable enough to have a broken heart becomes less and less appealing. The truth is that in order to be in a truly loving relationship, it is mandatory that the person remain vulnerable.

So let me list some of the advantages of being vulnerable:

  • Being vulnerable in a relationship allows both people to feel trusted and safe.
  • You can be the real you instead who you think you “should” be.
  • When you are vulnerable, love can thrive.
  • You no longer have to worry about being perfect.
  • With the support of a vulnerable love, it is easier to accomplish your goals.
  • Vulnerability is the basis of compassion, empathy and sincere caring.
  • You feel peace in a relationship that allows you to flourish in your vulnerability. When you don’t have to worry that the other person is ever going to use anything against you to cause you pain, you will feel relaxed and at peace.


No way!

Maybe we should just skip talking about being vulnerable in love relationships and go back to talking about something that I’m a pro at doing…ironing naked. 😉

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Shan @ Last Shreds Of Sanity June 7, 2013 at 2:15 am

Nekkid ironing and vulnerability in a relationship…helluva segue way there! LOL


2 Sherry Riter June 7, 2013 at 8:20 am

😀 Thanks and I’m glad you laughed!


3 Skip_D June 7, 2013 at 8:52 am

I must admit, I’ve never ironed naked… this is not out of any concern for being naked (although I prefer the term nude to naked, because naked indicates an unusual or uncomfortable state while nude implies a normal, comfortable condition) – the very fact that I prefer the term nude should make it clear that I have no problem with being undressed or skyclad 😀 – but back to the original discussion… there are many things that I’ve done naked, but – frankly – I don’t iron!!! 😛


4 Sherry Riter June 7, 2013 at 5:39 pm



5 Joan June 7, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I do not even own an iron. That should be a clue to how much I iron. 🙂 I gave up ironing when I was in my early twenties. I used to iron my first husband’s white doctor’s jacket when he was going to medical school. Gave up on ironing when I divorced my first husband. Did not give up on doctors. 🙂 I married my second doctor husband eleven years later. During the twenty years of that marriage I never owned an iron. No, we did not wear crinkly clothes. Ever heard of wash and wear? And if something had to be ironed it went to the dry cleaner. (Yes, I would have to pick up the clothes from the dry cleaner but it was a lot easier than ironing. :)) I actually consider it one of my greatest feats in life that I do not own an iron and therefore I do not iron. Yes, I know that some people like to iron. They say that for them it is like meditating and they do some of their best thinking while ironing. Not me. I hate ironing and find it to be totally boring. I do my best thinking while sitting at the computer and writing comments on your blog! 🙂


6 Sherry Riter June 7, 2013 at 5:41 pm

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL Talk about schmooooooozing! 😉

Actually, I can’t imagine NOT owning an iron or ironing. I don’t do my BEST thinking while ironing, but I sure love that just-ironed-feeling when I put on my clothes in the morning. 😀


7 Joan June 7, 2013 at 3:42 pm

But this post was not really about ironing. It is about ironing in the nude and being vulnerable in a relationship. (As your commenter Shan @ Last Shreds Of Sanity pointed out, “Nekkid ironing and vulnerability in a relationship…helluva segue way there! LOL” I have to agree. Actually, I laughed out loud when I saw where your mind was really going! 🙂

Okay, so this is what I have to say about vulnerably in a relationship. As for me, I rather be naked than vulnerable! I believe that covers it all. Or maybe it doesn’t cover anything at all. 🙂


8 Sherry Riter June 7, 2013 at 5:42 pm

LOL Very clever Miss Joan!


9 Suzanne McClendon June 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm

That’s how I feel about it, too. Nakey is way more fun than ironing. 🙂


10 Sherry Riter June 10, 2013 at 7:31 am



11 Joan June 7, 2013 at 4:01 pm

So, as you can see I’m back. Commenting on your blog that is. 🙂 But don’t get too excited about it because next week I am on call for jury duty and don’t know whether I am going to be told to come in and do jury duty. Which means I might not have time to write comments on your blog, because as you know it takes me FOREVER to write a comment on your posts. 🙂


12 Sherry Riter June 7, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Yes, I know it takes you foooooooooooooorrrrreeeeeeeeeeevvvvvvveeeeeeerrrrr to write a comment! 😀

Jury duty?! LOL


13 Joan June 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm

I’m just not a quick thinker like you. If I was a quick thinker I could just roll out these comments in no time flat! 🙂


14 Sherry Riter June 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Well, Joan, we know that genius doesn’t come easily. 😉


15 Joan June 7, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Well, that last comment took me no time flat to roll out, but that was an exception. Sometimes I think that it takes me more time to comment on your post than it takes you to write the entire post. 🙂


16 Sherry Riter June 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Hmmmm…I bet not. LOL


17 Joan June 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm

And if you think that I am slow when it comes to writing comments, you should see how slow I am when it comes to washing cabbage! 🙂


18 Sherry Riter June 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm



19 Joan June 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm

OMG it takes me forever to wash a head of cabbage! I buy organic cabbage and I have to wash and examine every single leaf for fear I will find a live worm in it! Don’t laugh at me when I am being serious. I cannot tell you how many times I have found a live tiny worm crawling around in my organic cabbage. (At least two times that I can recall.) Then I couldn’t kill the worm, I had to carry it outside on a paper towel and put it in the grass. Whether it survived after that I do not know, because there were no other heads of cabbage around for it to crawl into, but at least I did the right thing. I did not end the worm’s life. 🙂


20 Sherry Riter June 7, 2013 at 5:47 pm

KILL THE BUGS! (rolling my eyes)

I know how long it takes you wash cabbage…AN ETERNITY. Actually, it takes you AN ETERNITY to do anything. LOL Of course, I say that with all the love in the world. 😀


21 Peter Spenser June 11, 2013 at 10:52 pm

“I will strip for a mango…”


Quick, pass the fruit salad!


22 Sherry Riter June 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm



23 Young Werther June 12, 2013 at 1:11 am

If I may add another sage piece of advice, never iron what you’re wearing….take it off first. A creased shirt… quick press of an iron…. Owwww!!!


24 Sherry Riter June 13, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Oh my goodness!!! Did you iron a shirt while it was on you?!!!! LOL


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