I read a story recently about a teenage girl who wanted to buy her first bikini. She approached her parents and alerted them to her wish.
Her father calmly replied, “Let’s discuss this, but first, take off your shirt and pants.”
This horrified the teenager. She exclaimed, “Dad! I can’t do that! I would be standing here in my underwear!”
He gently explained that standing in her underwear would cover up more of her body than a bikini would; moreover, she was standing in the presence of only her mom and dad. If they could not see her in garments that covered more of her body, why would she want to be seen in less before an infinitely larger group of people?
The teenager never mentioned bikinis again.