Hand Or Object Underwear: Literature

  • In the Ian Fleming novel Dr. No, James Bond first encounters Honey Rider emerging from the water naked instead of wearing the famous white bikini of the movie and is surprised when her version of the standard female modest gesture includes hiding her badly broken and disfigured nose instead of her breasts.
  • Discworld
  • The Star Wars Expanded Universe X-Wing Series features Wes Janson having this happen to him. After months of pulling pranks on Wedge, he earns Wedge's "greatest revenge" — he's tricked into a situation where he's naked, covered in what looks like fruit-and-leaf compost, and the only thing around to cover himself with is a life-sized stuffed Ewok doll. Then he walked into a room filled with the rest of the crew.
  • In Whispers Under Ground, Peter describes a statuette found in a murder victim's home this way:
    It depicted the ever popular "Venus-Aphrodite surprised by a sculptor and struggling to cover her tits with one hand and keeping her drape at waist height with the other" so beloved of art connoisseurs in the long weary days before the invention of Internet porn.
  • In David Rakoff's Verse Novel Love Dishonor Marry Die Cherish Perish a character photographs another posed with oranges in front of her bare breasts.