The Guy’s Thoughts on Modesty


by The Guy

As a guy with a conscience, I wish girls would switch from tight, low, and short to flowing, tasteful, and cute.
Here’s the thing about tight clothes. It is about the same as wearing only whatever you have on underneath.
See, guys generally have powerful imaginations that are somewhat autopiloted. We see a gun and we imagine how it would shoot. We see a dog and imagine how high it could jump or how fast it would run. We see a car and imagine what we would look like in it. All without really trying. Now when we see a girl, the first thing we notice is clothes or lack thereof without trying. We don’t mean to, it just happens.
When we see a girl in clothes that are too loose to be called tight, we have to be a pervert and purposely look for the lines and figure out whatever you’re wearing underneath. But if she’s in tight clothes, or especially any kind of transparent clothes, we don’t have to try to find where the lines are, they’re just… there. Suddenly our brain switches all the areas outside the lines to skin pink and *bam* those of us with a conscience start to blush and suddenly look away. You may be wearing long sleeves and jeans, but if it’s tight enough to show every line and curve, it’s only a little less revealing than walking around in your underwear.
On the flip-side of things, if you have a track record of modesty, you gain a special kind of trust and respect from the guys in your life. When you’re around a guy with a conscience, he can trust that you will leave him with a clean feeling and he’ll like being around you. If there’s a pervert around looking for a piece of meat, he’ll have to look elsewhere, and you’ll receive any respect he may have whenever he does talk to you. I’m afraid I can’t tell you exactly how to get there, but I’m a guy, I’m allowed to be clueless on the finer points of fashion.


  1. Myth said,

    January 27, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks for posting this; for me, as a girl, it’s always helpful to see things from a guy’s perspective – to know how they struggle and how I can make that struggle less.

    In Christ,

  2. Sandy Crow said,

    January 29, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Ditto! Sometimes we think that temptation is only the guys’ problem, not our responsibility. A good reminder that there shouldn’t be so much to resist. Thanks!

  3. Rebecca said,

    February 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I love the stuff that The Guy submits. it’s like a behind the scenes look at guys and what makes them tick.

  4. Hades said,

    August 31, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Guy definitely need to take WAY more responsibility for what he thinks and imaginations if this is true. Also, I don’t think you should make a generalization about all males (what about gay guys? What about people who are asexual? What about men with a little more self control than you?) any more than you should make generalizations about females.

    And what about guys parading around with their shirt off, hm?

  5. Hades said,

    August 31, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    In addition, the next conclusion that can be drawn from this post is that women can avoid being raped or otherwise sexually assaulted, harrassed, and/or exploited if they dress “modestly.” And that is a blatant untruth.

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