What is something that feels embarrassing to do, but shouldn't feel that way because there's nothing wrong with it?
Being overweight and going to the gym. I've actually stopped completely...I just work out at home. The stares and snickering was too much to deal with when I'm just trying to work out.
Mispronouncing words, grammar mistakes, and word choice while learning a new language. It's way less tragic than it feels, and most native speakers butcher their own routinely.
Buying contraceptives and basically any other sexual wellness products in a physical store.
Admitting you have a severe depression and need to take medsand have therapy to not harm yourself.
(Was told I was "damaged goods" because of my illness)
Being in a deadly silent bathroom where you know some of the other stalls are occupied and trying to quietly change pads without everyone knowing what your doing.
Doing number two in a public washroom. The sounds are one reason why I choose home.
Stretch marks. Body hair, or lack of it. Breast size. Penis size. Mental illness. Starting your life at 40 instead of 16. Niche interests. So many things....
Eating alone at a restaurant especially fancy ones. People always talk about treating yourself and taking yourself out for dates, but when you actually hit up a restaurant alone the vibe isn't always the same.
Talking about money. I was invited on a girl's trip and had to say no because I couldn't come up with cash in the short amount of time needed to book the trip. My friend said that I embarrassed her by telling the other girls that I couldn't afford it.
Talking about feminine things in front of my dad. Example: periods , bras, pads ect
Leaking on a period. Sure, it's annoying and uncomfortable, but it's not like it was a choice.
Being hungry at a friends house, or having your host offer you something and saying yes, WHY DOES IT SEEM SO SO RUDE AND EMBARASSING!? Haha
Singing in front of other people. I know lots of other people do it, but it just makes me feel really exposed and awkward.
Getting out of the pool Its just so awkward. and also when your crouching in the shallow end and someone goes "you could just stand ya know" LIKE YEA I KNOW IM JUST INSECURE.
Practicing any instrument you are learning at home around family. You don't know how to play very well which is why you need to learn and practice but you feel dumb struggling through easy songs with people that can hear you.
I know it is a little embarassing but I swear I almost died of embarassment.
Going to a sex shop. And generally everything with sex as a topic is seen as vulgar and a complete Taboo.
Having your period
When your talking to someone and they correct you because you got something wrong. Even if its just the pronounciation of a random word. I always feel so amshamed and I don't know why
Exercising in your room as a kid. I don't know why.
My false teeth. Since high school. I know there's nothing wrong but i still didn't tell to anybody
Farting and burping.
When you have to run to catch the bus, you're out of breath, and you start breathing heavily on the bus. Idk why but this just seems to embarrassing to me.
when a car is stopped to let you cross the street 🙈
Asking for anything especially at restaurants
A giant zit on your cheek that make up won't even begin to cover.
Asking for the bathroom key at those gas stations that require one, especially when they take a really long time to get it.
Also, mentioning that I'm not ok. Whenever someone thinks im unhappy i get super embarrassed and it makes it all worse
Wanting to go home because you are done socializing. But if you say so, everyone is offended and it’s embarrassing, even though it barely has anything to do with them.
Using the bathroom at school
Prostate and colon exams, especially for older men with a family-run medical history on the subject.
walking into school with a project its so awkward
Being over 25 and single.
Having filled your cart in the supermarket and at the check-out suddenly remember you left your wallet on the kitchen table....not in itself embarrassing,but the long line of grumpy shoppers behind you will not let that opportunity go amiss...and bond in universal disapproval of «moi»....I exit with the tail between my legs...
Accidentally walking in the wrong bathroom. An honest accident doesn’t really seem like it should make you as embarrassed as it does.
When you yawn when someone is talking to you. I'm not bored, my brain is just prompting me to suck in a bit more oxygen.
wearing t-shirts and shorts. idk about anyone else, but i have really skinny arms and legs but i only have oversized t-shirts and hoodies. it gets really hot in the summer but i'll be damned if anyone sees these limbs!
Stimming in public
Asking someone if you can pet their dog. Idk but yea
When my friends are talking about boyfriends and I make a comment about me getting a girlfriend and they turn to me and look like “Ohhhhhhh yeah you’re gay”. Never say anything but my face still heats up.
Having marital problems and going to counseling to help fix it shouldn't feel embarassing
ordering something in a restaurant that they don't have(for me at least)
Going into a bra shop in the mall. I'm so embarrassed at the chance of seeing a male colleague.
1. It doesn't embarrass me as much as it used to, but my children's gas. Both have bladder/bowel issues and take Mira-lax to make them go. Plus side, no enemas. Down side, lots of gas.
2. Having to find a tall person to reach something on a high shelf while shopping.
3. Losing words or using the wrong word when talking. I get a lot of 'huh?'s
The human body and its functions in general. we all have one so wth
When you’re a kid at a checkout and one of these two things happens: 1) your parent asked you to run and grab something, or 2) leaves you at the checkout while they go and grab something (One time I had to stay at the checkout with my whining/yelling little brother because my dad left his wallet in the car). Also when my friends talk about periods and they’re all like “yeah I only use tampons” but I’m over here only using pads coz tampons scare me ;-;
Mensuration. I "came of age" in 1970.My mom had 4 daughters and never talked to any of us about it. I learned it in Health Class at school. It was considered to be something that you just shouldn't talk about. Hence, we were basically being taught to be embarrassed and ashamed about something that is normal and natural.
napping. 30 minutes nap has been proved to boost my productivity compared to being forced to stay awake and work
Crushes. Whenever I confess to any of my crushes, I start crying from embarrassment! I know I shouldn't feel that way because all love is beautiful. There is nothing wrong with being in love and yet, I try to shove those feelings deep down and forget about them, which only makes them stronger.
Getting my period in school. I feel something wet in my pants and I think 'f**k'. And I just feel sooo embarrassed when I put my hand up to ask to go to the bathroom, and I feel like everyone's looking at me and judging me. It's even worse when it's a male teacher or they say 'No, you should have gone at breaktime!' and I'm too fuckign embarrassed to explain WHY.
Music preferences, what video games i play, a culture i love.
A woman's annual physical and Pap test. Some say it's embarrassing or painful, but cervical cancer is far worse.
I have allergies pretty bad in the spring and summer. When I sneeze I don't have this little phufff. Mine are huge honking, rock me to the core sneezes. And I don't just sneeze once. Oh, no, I usually sneeze a minimum of 5 times, sometimes as many as 10 to 15 sneezes over the period of about 5 minutes. My record is 21 in a row.
Needless to say, I get embarrassed when I sneeze.
2 things. 1, saying "Your welcome". I don't know why but it sounds really rude to me. "Hey, I like your shirt! Unicorns are so cool!" "Oh, thanks!" "Your welcome!" It sounds like someone is super self absorbed and, yeah, I just complimented you for my own self gain >=}. And 2, Talking to my friends when I see them outside of school. I get super anxiety.
Running with a backpack on.
And running for the train when you're about to miss it. Something about knowing all the people on the train are staring at you thinking 'poor soul. Oh well, should've had better time management!'. I know! I saw a cute dog on the walk down! I'm sorry!
Showing more skin at the beach. I was raised being taught it was wrong. I’m trying to work up the courage to show my belly. It’s all very embarrassing.
I've a few: Asking for help when I need help, getting hurt and getting scared about it, going to a public restaurant with friends, and ordering more than 2 things, liking a show that like,1 person in my friend group hates, When the teacher shares my grade with the class, especially when it's really low, and when I have a wrong opinion
(This might not quite be right for this sorry)
When I went to school and your class was late for assembelly for whatever reason, it could have been the teachers fault or something but it would be called 'The Walk Of Shame' and so something that isn't your fault was made to make you feel awkward or embarrased and yeah.
Being silly and then getting roasted by my best teacher. I miss her.
Nursing a baby in public. I was never embarrassed about it, but I notice that other women seem to be self-conscious and cover up the baby with a cloth. I think everyone needs to relax about this! I think it’s adorable and should be encouraged.
Answering questions wrong in school
asking for a tampon.
being at school and having to go to the nurse.
Eating healthy or trying to better your mental or physical health when there are other people around.
For example, every time I try and eat more healthy food (still living at home with my parents) I get anxious that my mum will ask why I put this or that on the shopping list as we don't normally buy it. Or why I was making so much noise/moving around so much upstairs (exercising. My bedroom is right above the kitchen) She asked the first time I did it, but anytime after that, nothing.
blowing your nose in the bathroom when it's really, really quiet
three words... Secret Workout Session
Carrying anything to and around school. Like a lunchbox, school project, or a change of clothes. It just seems humiliating for some reason to just have to carry around a plastic bag or a giant piece of cardboard. I don’t get why.
Using the school locker room after gym class and taking a shower
Having a low libido and not talking about my sex life.
I used to have a friend in my early 20's that would tell me that once I actually got some good d in me I would feel differently and actually want to share.
I never understood how I could be reverse s**t shamed and feel embarrassed about keeping my privacy.
Breathing audibly when walking up a hill
Saying "no". Whether it's a stranger trying to sell you something or someone you love.
When someone asks when the baby is due…and you’re not pregnant
Admitting your feelings for someone and getting rejected :)
singing in front of literally my grandma or mom when they are literally the ones who be hearing my loud mouth sing
When my brother watches a kid's TV show and even though I'm not watching it, I still get embarassed when my dad walks into the room even tho i didn't choose nor watch the show.
Whenever I sing. I sing rlly well! I just get embarrassed
Buying sanitary products and a young Male is the checkout
love music that everybody "hated" like for exemple Nickelback. everyone make fun of them and i'm pretty sure they have lot of fans but many of them must keep it hiding. i remember when i was younger i had a tape of a female singer (not a "cool" one) and one of the guy at my school try to make fun of me for liking it. i just didn't care and the mocking stopped right there. i never be ashamed of loving something
Therapy. When I started therapy I thought people were gong to see me differently and I was so so embarassed of going. I still kinda am but now I understand that I really needed it.
Using a public restroom. Especially if there's someone in the stall next to you.
saying v@gina. men say d**k all the time-
So my parents are going through a bit of weight loss,and also my brother is realy super intense,and I dont like talking about it.
Every time That I couldn’t hold a fart in front my husband I just looked at him and say : I hate you ! Because I’m get so embarrassed and I know he will make fun of me.
Fart when you are delivering a baby.. It's normal, but super embarrassing
Walking past victoria secret as a young lesbian (and to this day too). Idk if this is how it is with dudes but definitely for me.
Playing the guitar in front of my musicteacher.
Trying to create a username and every entry to try gets rejected because it's already in use so after your 153rd fail attempt you choose a name out of frustration that you know for certain no one would ever use, and now everyone thinks you are a sicko.
asking to go to the bathroom ins chops. i have no idea why it’s so embarrassing.
Walking outside with a glass from your house.
going to a public bathroom when you need to poop. farting and burping in general it's nature
being overweight. we all are there saying, it's ok, we accept you, etc... but let's face it. you're never looked the same way if you're not. i've been overweight all my life even if i always being sportive (lot of hockey and karate when i was younger) i never like to look at myself, that's why i always hated to take pictures of myself and why i don't have a lot.
Taking off a cover up or shirt at the beach
Pooping in a public toilet or at work. Everyone poops but I will hold it until the other person leaves the bathroom at my work.
Just like someone from earlier, compliments. Especially when a girl gives them. Then I make a face I'll post in the comments.
Bringing a school project into school in the morning.
Many things. My body being one of the main ones. I am I'm at a healthy weight for me and my genetics, but I still feel like I have to live up to expectations even though they're from myself for the most part, it's heavily impacted by society, however. I always feel slightly embarrassed if I'm proud of myself and let others know, because some small part of me always says 'Tch, you could do better' and that's the part I pay attention to most, unfortunately.
Eating in public I feel like everyone is looking at me especially (as a black man) when I eat fry chicken lol
When your a kid it’s Either flushing the toilet at night while everyone’s asleep, or having to wait at the cash register while your mom/dad goes back to get bread or something and the cashier is going faster with the items. And you don’t know how to pay cause your a kid.
Being an Ultra, Ultra Sensitive! Tried to keep her under wraps for decades until I realized it’s my Super Power, and that it makes me an excellent at any thing I have ever done in life!
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Buying toilet paper. Yep.
I used to be so conscious about my body, and how I have to consciously hold in my stomach muscles so that I can breathe properly (thoracogenic scoliosis). It made my posture weird. Also being body shamed by family members and other kids at school. Now I'm the opposite. I DGAF. I walk around my house in my underwear (or completely stark naked), and my kids don't care either. We have a "if you don't want to wear pants, you don't have to" policy at home.
This may sound crazy but speaking Spanish. My moms family is from Peru but she didn’t teach me when I was little so when I say stuff in Spanish in front of them the start treating me like a baby. I probably shouldn’t be embarrassed about that but I am.
Getting changed before and after swimming in the changing rooms. I mean I’m naked in a public place right. Not to mention being in the smallest item of clothing I own in public while actually swimming!!
My past self, because things cannot be undone and I keep changing in order to be a better human being and not going back to my shameful me
Aw, man, periods.
I got just recently diagnosed with HPV 1. I just feel so ashamed for the whole ordeal and am very afraid of passing it to my friends by accident. The burning blisters make me feel foul, ugly and "tainted". I also feel like no one would be willing to date me since I'll be carrying it for the rest of my life.
I wish I could just dig a hole in the ground and hide there (/^")
Crying in public.
Unshaved legs. Like I have literally horror dreams about going out in pretty dress or shorts and THEN turns out that I have some fresh hair on my calves
Eating out by yourself.
Eating by yourself in public.
Getting up at a restaurant or social gathering to use the restroom. Everyone has to, so why is it so embarrassing???
Doing the deed when other ppl are around