Here are a few surprising reasons not to wear underwear. They’re health benefits from an OB-GYN, actually! Sometimes you need to give your private parts a breath of fresh air, a chance to air dry, and space to breathe.
But only in private! It’s really important to wear underwear when you leave the house. It’s especially important if you live in an area where you actually see people, interact with coworkers, or go to school. These benefits of not wearing underwear are strictly for at-home use.
I originally wrote this five years ago, when I was sharing health tips. My blogs – from Life Blossoms to She Blossoms – have changed since then. But this article (The Health Benefits of Not Wearing Underwear) has always been popular. I thought I’d update it with my new blossomy spin.
Why It’s Good to Not to Wear Underwear at Home
“Wearing no undergarments – or just cotton ones – allows the external genitals to dry and reduces bacteria growth that could otherwise make its way into your urethra and cause a bladder infection,” says Dr. Sherry Thomas, an OB-GYN and surgeon at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, California on CNN’s “fast and easy tips.”
Letting ALL your body parts – not just the private ones – air dry can be very healthy. It’s most hygienic and healthy to wear underwear during your regular day, especially if you’re leaving the house.
The best time not to wear underwear is overnight
Have a bubble bath or relaxing shower, and sleep in your birthday suit! This gives your privates a chance to air out. If you tend to wear thong underwear a lot, this will also give your bummy a break.
Another benefit of not wearing underwear when you sleep is it may revive your intimate life with your husband or wife. If you’re coping with a chronic illness, you may not feel like being intimate with your partner.
But if you wander around the house in the evening without wearing underwear, you may find yourself revving up! And we know that being intimate is healthy for our bodies and minds…so the surprising benefit of not wearing underwear may actually boost both your immune system and your relationship with your partner.
Why you should wear underwear when you’re out in public
Rashes, lice, infections, and bodily discharge on your clothes are risks for not wearing underwear in public. So, if you decide not to wear underwear for the health benefits, put it on before you leave the house.
A last tidbit of advice about wearing undies: “Always wear pretty underwear, on account of you just never know.” – Jill Conner Browne.
Speaking of health benefits; here’s a great article for people who aren’t wearing underwear because they’re healing after a major operation or medical procedure: 17 Gifts to Help With Healing and Recovery After Surgery.