SHARON STONE’S famous knickerless leg-crossing scene in Basic Instinct has gone down in movie history.
The steamy 1992 shot seems to have inspired a new generation of starlets to go commando in recent weeks — but they ought to know they are risking not only their reputations but their health too.
For the bare-faced cheek of celebs, including Jordan, Kate Moss and Lindsay Lohan, could leave them with frost-bitten buttocks, boils and even KILLER superbugs.
A mini skirt offers next to no protection for a girl’s most delicate areas. That means dust, dirt, bits of fluff and germs all have easy access.
And if, unlike our chauffeur-driven stars, you are travelling by bus or train the risk is even greater.
One study found the average bus seat could be harbouring up to 70 different types of bacteria including lethal MRSA.
And it is not just bugs you need to be worried about. In winter a knickerless night could damage the skin, leading to blistering and sores.
Then there are those who go commando in jeans. Skin-tight denim against delicate naked flesh is just asking for chafing.
The pain could leave you with a John Wayne walk while sore, inflamed skin can lead to boils.
Blokes should beware, too. In my surgery I’ve seen more than my fair share of men with their privates stuck in their flies.
In serious cases it could lead to permanent scarring and impotence.
Letting it all hang free could even lead to tearing a testicle if you’re doing vigorous exercise — bringing a whole new meaning to the question: “Can I have my ball back please?”