Going commando isn’t just for promiscuous wild women, or your friends who basically live at Coachella and Burning Man-style events. Ditching your drawers can provide a lot of perks and benefits, even for the pant-suit-wearing, “conservative” lady. And admit it: there have been so many times you’ve wanted to leave the house without underwear on. Getting ready is already so time-consuming between hooking bras, shimming your ankles through skinny jeans and doing your eyeliner without smudging it. Can’t we skip one step? Yup! And it should be the step you take into your thong. You may not know it, but half the women in the room with you are probably going commando. They’re probably the ones smiling because they aren’t picking a wedgie. Ready to join the club? Here are 15 reasons to go commando.
It can prevent infections
If your underwear shifts just a little, it can carry bacteria from the front to the back. This can cause a slew of infections. Thongs are the worst offenders, but any pair of panties can do it.
It gives you confidence
Anytime you do something liberating, you build a little confidence. Anytime you do something that makes you happy, with no regard for what society would think of it, you get a little ballsier in every arena of your life.
It cools you down
They say heat travels through your head and extremities, but women know that it also travels through your vagina! Somehow, taking off underwear seems to drop your body temperature a few degrees.
It’ll put you in the mood
Being so aware of your va-jay-jay all day will make you rearing to go with your partner when you get home at night.
You can tell your partner
If you text your partner to let him know you’re walking around without underwear, he will think about that all day, and he will be rearing to go when he gets home.
You’ll send out more sex hormones
When you don’t wear underwear, you emit more pheromones. Men won’t know why, but they’ll be incredibly attracted to you.
No underwear lines
Ugh. Thank goodness. Honestly, there is no underwear in the world that can hide under a curve-hugging, jersey material dress.
No uncomfortable cinching
Underwear cinches your hips and thighs, and can make you feel like you’re carrying extra weight when you’re not! So screw it!
It can prevent odor
Underwear can trap moisture downstairs which can lead to odor. Some people worry that going commando will mean people can smell their vagina, but in fact, it will keep things breezy and fresh down there.
Underwear is expensive! Especially when you opt for natural materials to avoid itching and sweating. Skip that expensive and spend that money on a nice dinner every month.
It encourages you to stand more
When you aren’t wearing underwear, you’ll think twice about sitting down on a public bench or the bus. But that’s good; you burn more calories standing.
You can wear your white pants
Even skin-tone underwear shows through white bottoms. Now you can wear your summery white skirt or tight white jeans without despair.
You get more drawer space
If you’re buying less underwear, you can finally make room in your drawers for all of that clutter on your dresser. Or more sex toys—whatever.
You can do less laundry
You know you mostly do laundry so you can have clean underwear. Now the game of finding quarters for the machine is (mostly) over.
Most materials aren’t good anyways
Cotton is pretty much the only material that’s good for your vagina, but if we’re honest, cotton underwear is never the cutest underwear. So it was a losing battle.