Hey, all you fun singles out there one-night-standin' and hookin' up, listen up: There is officially no shame left in the "Walk of Shame." In fact, we might as well just do away with the stodgy, antiquated term altogether, because now, there's a $35 handy-dandy little kit curated specifically to help you get out of dodge in the a.m.! For real.
The official Walk of Shame Kit includes a dress, flip-flops ("because you can't run away fast enough in the heels from last night"), a backpack ("to make a quick getaway with all your belongings"), sunglasses, a prepasted toothbrush, wipes, and a call or don't-call note card to leave behind ("in case he doesn't remember your name and number, unless you don't want him to"). And then, so maybe you feel less weird buying something actually called the Walk of Shame Kit, you'll get a breast cancer awareness bracelet (because a portion of the proceeds go toward a breast cancer foundation). Yep.
So, according to the product's site, the Walk of Shame is defined as, "the act of going home the next morning and being embarrassed in your clothes from the night before." But really, the existence of this kit only serves to show there really shouldn't be any embarrassment at all. And I'd even venture to posit that perhaps the Walk of Shame hasn't been shameful in a long time!
Seriously, we should own up to the fact that when we're single or even just starting to date someone (but not yet living with them), we may have sex at a location that's not our home. (OMG!) And unless it was a dalliance with someone you really wish you hadn't had gotten it on with, we really are pretty proud of ourselves when we have a "walk of shame" to walk! Who isn't happy after a consensual hookup?!
It bears noting there is one sketchy aspect of the Kit: It's not just for the ladies, apparently. The website targets men with the following pitch that reads like sick frat boy code:
And for you guys, aren't you tired of her taking your favorite t-shirt the morning after to walk home in? Your problem is now solved. Keep a Walk of Shame Kit in your house, and you don't have to worry about calling her to get your favorite tee back again.
Bottom-line, though: As long as you're owning your sexuality and your hookup, there is no shame -- whether you're wearing last night's clothes or not.
What's your take on this Kit? What about the "Walk of Shame" in general?
Image via WalkofShameKit.com