Faithful readers might remember, I did another cartoon in Psychology Today about undergarments and shame. (It takes three cartoons on one subject to make a pattern, however, and we're not there yet.)
In that cartoon, a woman's undergarments and body image were the issue, including how she perceives others see her.
Sure, our mothers warned us that we should always be ready (and clean), in case of emergency. Smart women, becasue didn't they really mean that our secrets could be revealed at any time, and to be prepared for this exposure? Of course, it's natural (and good manners) to keep many things private, including parts of our bodies. But sometimes, in spite of our modesty (or defenses), things slip out. And people notice them.