Let Her Breathe: In Defense Of Sleeping Pantyless

December 14, 2012  |  

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I’ve never really been a fan of clothes. I have a moderate to normal appreciation for the art that is fashion and I enjoy being warm when I step out of the house just as much as the next person. But if there were an option to go without clothing without freezing, being arrested or raped, I’d certainly take it. I’d just rather go naked. When I come home from work, after I take my shoes off and wash my hands, the first thing I do is take my pants, or skirt or dress off. If it’s cold I’ll put some variation of sweat pants on, if not, I don’t. I just prefer not to be confined.  I spend most of my time at home in various states of undress. To me being naked is the epitome of being free and it certainly encourages body acceptance. The more time you spend naked, the more you get used to your body, learn how to dress it and how to accept it for what it is, “flaws” and all.

So I’m always surprised to learn that people don’t feel the same way about nudity as I do. I can’t count the number times I’ve asked in sincere confusion, “You don’t walk around your house naked?” I’ve always wondered why some girls would change in a bathroom stall instead of in the lockeroom with the rest of us, or why people don’t at least remove their shoes when they step into the house. But if anything surprised me the most about people clinging to their clothes, it was the fact that women, apparently a lot of women, were so hell-bent on sleeping in underwear. Why? For security, in case you have to run out of the house quickly? I don’t really get it. By the time, I hit puberty and started really paying attention to my lady flower, I ditched the drawers at night. It’s more comfortable for me and I was always taught, and later health professionals confirmed, that it’s healthy for the vadge to breathe. And what better time to do that than at night.

I don’t know about you; but I always feel like my underwear is so demanding at night. Without pants or stockings to hold it in place, my panties are always trying to seek refuge inside my lips or cheeks whenever I happen to toss and turn. I’m not willing to sacrifice good sleep for some uncooperative drawers; so I rip them off, sometimes in irritated subconsciousness. Think about it, all day your velvet glove is imprisoned. As a writer, I’m seated most of the day and things can get a little tight…and hot down there, in between my thighs, so by the time I get home she’s begging to be set free. And because I love her and she’s likely to be right back in the same predicament tomorrow, I unlock those dungeon doors that are my buttons and zipper and allow her to breathe easy throughout the night. If this, my vadge, is the vehicle by which I’ll one day bring life into the world, that’s the least I can do for her.

Based on what I’ve shared at this point, it’s probably not surprising that I get the best sleep when I’m completely naked and I can feel the smoothness of my sheets cradling every curve and crevice throughout the night; but I know quite a few people aren’t ready for that, so we’ll take the baby step of losing the underwear. Though it’s not absolutely imperative that you go commando while you sleep, doing so can actually decrease the likelihood catching a yeast infection. Materials that aren’t natural, like polyester, –the stuff your cheaper lingerie is made of–can seal in moisture and make it more likely for you to catch a yeastie. No one wants that.

So now we’ve come to the call of action. If you’re one who likes to wear your underwear during the night, try sleeping without them tonight or the next night and see how you make it through. If that’s good to you, then next week feel free to try full on nudity. Baby steps.

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  • Kaori

    I sleep with and without underwear depending on how I feel.

  • zva

    Preventss oisture?! My parts in juiceup when its on duty for my husband. I have kids a like to sleep tangled in sheets and open at times…god forbid if one of them walk in to ask a question in the mornin. thong and cami w/o bra for me.

  • Ebby

    It’s ok to sleep without undies but to walk around the house naked with kids in the house is a no no.

  • nicolep

    I have stopped wearing underwear except for when my cycle is on…..otherwise its uncomfortable and no VPL’s lol.

    • pantiesbegone

      right on… or “off” as in gone for good …. try reading Pantiless in NYC & Googling on related posts

      • panty-less-permanently

        Try Googling on “But there’s absolutely nothing wrong with going panty-less as often as you want.” for advice

  • UmmYeahOK

    I don’t see how people sleep with something on. T-shirt, nightie, panties…it’s all too much for me. I like my susie to be free! I walk around the house naked all the time.

    • chanela

      LOL @ susie!

  • xxdiscoxxheaven

    Umm… I am the only one who finds this completely weird? It your panties bunch all up like that then they are probably the wrong size. And I only own cotton panties. I’ve never had a yeast infection either. I guess I like being confined lol

    • I thought the samething! sounds like she needs a size up and a better brand.

    • No,you’re NOT the only person who finds this weird. Why would anybody wanna sleep with underwear? I love sleeping with my undergarments on,it’s uncomfortable sleeping with underwear or a bra on. I ALWAYS sleep with pajamas on,underwear,and panties. These people sound disgusting.

    • MLS2698

      But she acts as if she has ” lady bawls!”

  • Kaf

    Every freakin night!!!! let me tell you its so amazing to do this!! You don’t feel this sense of restrain and then in the middle of the night it twist then it pulls on one of your hairs then the last thing you want to feel is that pulling pain 3 in the morning…

    • SheBe

      A razor and a pair of nice shears for that area will kill that tugging…. Ijs

      • yep

        Not a good idea to shave down there. That hair is there for a reason.

        • SheBe

          According to who? My own personal choice, research, and doctors advice says otherwise.

    • zva

      I trim the hedgea so Riggs and snares become impossible.

  • mrsparker

    I’m all for sleeping without any panties and my husband is all for me not sleeping without any too! he loves rubbing my naked booty to sleep lol!!!

  • Meyaka

    I sleep buck a$$ naked,don’t judge me! Lol

  • kierah

    Dr. Hilda Hutcherson recommends sleeping without undies. It reduces the moisture that can feed bacteria.

  • L-Boogie

    Yes, an advocate of pantiless evenings.

  • realadulttalk

    I prefer to sleep completely nude–it’s so much more comfy.


    Something I learnt from my maternal grandmother. Sleep pantiless….if am home I wear no panties.

    • backtonatural

      It seems that going pantiless away from home is also gaining popularity

  • bigdawgman

    I’m all for it! Wish my wife was! Walking around your own house naked is natural!

  • erica

    I agree sleeping without underwear is the best feeling. Glad to know I’m not the only one.

  • sabrina

    Girl, I love sleeping without underwear! Best feeling ever. And it makes things feel so refreshed down there!