Please understand that even if you are an underwear-every-day kind of person, there will come a time in your life (maybe when you forget to do laundry) that will see you venturing out sans underwear.
As a cool breeze blows and you walk through the world without any restriction, you might even start to wonder why you have not been going commando all along.
That said, there are collosal reasons why and occasions when wearing undies is a very good idea.
Be informed that Underwear is a barrier between the vagina and clothes.
In fact it protects clothes from vaginal discharge and blood.
It also protects the vaginal area of a woman from irritation.
Provided below are benefits of not wearing underwear in the night when sleeping.
1. Not Wearing Underwear Helps You Feel More Comfortable:
If you are so sensitive to underwear that bunches up, twists, or itches along the seems, you may want to experiment with different brands, cuts, and styles — or skip them entirely and see how it feels.
For majority of people, the first and most obvious benefit of not wearing underwear is comfort.
If you go commando in a pair of loose pants, soft leggings, or a long dress the difference can be life-changing.
The same thing goes for tossing your undies aside before bed.
2. Air Can Flow Freely:
When You quit Wearing Underwear
especially the kind made of synthetic material, it prevents air from flowing freely.
Get this straight. By going commando, you give the labia and vagina time away from the fabric.
Often, this is popularly referred to as letting the vaginal area “breathe.”
3. Failing To Wear Underwear Relieves Dampness:
Wearing underwear will not automatically cause discomfort, health problems, etc.
Not wearing them is, however, a creative means to relieve dampness by allowing time for the vaginal area to release excess heat and moisture.
In fact If you are someone who experiences a lot of sweat and discharge, this can be a godsend.
It is all about figuring out the right combo of clothing for your needs while factoring in where you are going and what you will be doing during the day.
4. Going Commando Decreases Rashes:
Now, about that excessive warmth and moisture between your legs, trapping it all against your skin may contribute to an overgrowth of microbes, Purvisha Patel, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, tells Bustle. And that can result in heat rash and irritation.
A heat rash happens when blocked pores trap perspiration under your skin leading to a superficial blister or a red bump, as well as a prickly or itchy sensation. Heat rashes go away on its own but it can be prevented if you keep your skin cool and dry.
5. Not Wearing Underwear Soothes “Acne”:
Another clear side effect of heat and moisture is folliculitis, Patel says.
While it can look a lot like acne or pimples, folliculitis is actually a very common skin disease that causes your hair follicles to become inflamed with red and white bumps.
The itchy rash is most likely to form along your bikini line, especially if you shave and then pull on a pair of tight or scratchy underwear. While there are many ways to help prevent and treat folliculitis, like applying a warm compress, it may also help to avoid wearing underwear so the area does not get extra irritated.
6. Not Wearing Tight Underwear Prevent Yeast Infections:
Wearing tight underwear can also trigger vaginitis.
Vaginitis is often due to a vaginal infection such as a candida yeast infection.
A vaginal yeast infection brings about itching as well as a thick, white discharge that looks like cottage cheese.
Another common type of vaginitis, known as trichomoniasis triggers similar symptoms but has a greenish-yellow discharge that may appear “frothy.”
7. It Plays A Role In Preventing Bacterial Vaginosis:
A third type of vaginitis, known as bacterial vaginosis or BV, may be a little less likely to form if you wear breathable underwear and/or give the vaginal area a chance to air.
BV is a vaginal infection that causes burning when you pee, a grayish-white vaginal discharge that often smells “fishy,” and itching. It can occur if there is a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria.
Many lifestyle changes, including not wearing tight underwear or going commando while you sleep, may also help prevent these infections from forming. If you come across any of these symptoms, let a doctor know.