When we first got married, my husband suggested the idea of going to sleep without any clothes on, which he claimed would bring us closer together. I initially refused, because I’m always cold at night; the downsides of having a banana body shape! A couple months later, when the temperature shot up to a hundred degrees—weird Midwestern weather!—I finally relented and did as he asked, and I loved it. Since then, aside from that “time of the month” (when I wear a pair of panties) we always sleep naked.
As it turns out, the benefits of sleeping naked have been scientifically proven. If you and your hubby cuddle up, the constant skin-to-skin contact increases both of your oxytocin levels, which helps bond you closer together and puts you in a better mood. Also obviously, with nothing to separate the two of you, sexytime becomes that much more frequent and sensual. Not only that, allowing air to circulate around your body can improve your skin health and also reap innumerable benefits for your naughty bits (and not the ones you’re thinking of)! And if you’re worried about being cold, you can always snuggle up to your man for warmth!
But my husband and I have another reason for going nude: what’s the big deal, anyway?
Our culture has a weird complex about nudity. We merrily shove sexual imagery in each others’ faces all day long, yet when it comes to flesh and blood in the buff, we become total prudes. My husband and I are planning to have children soon, and we want to imprint on them the idea that nakedness itself is no big deal. If boys and girls grow up having seen mommy and daddy naked, without any hangups, they’re more likely to have healthy and modest perceptions of sex when they’re adults. And it’s not like we’re going to be having sex in front of them or gallivanting about the house in our birthday suits!
So ladies (and gentlemen), if you’re feeling a little down, try sleeping naked to reinvigorate your love life. You’ll benefit in more ways than one!
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