Ladies, you have no business wearing panties to bed. See why!

Woman removing her underwear
Should I wear underwear to bed? This is a question that is asked a lot. Except when you are having your monthly period, you have no business wearing pants to bed! What reasons do doctors have for this ‘prescription’? Continue reading to find out!

Physicians say the female genital needs to ‘breathe’ in order to maintain its pH balance and prevent fungi and odor. So, going to bed without your pants on will aerate your nether region.

During the day, women wear a variety of panties and tight outfits that hardly allow their privates to breathe. Though it’s advisable and absolutely preferable to wear cotton panties, many women still opt for polyester panties, with the attendant heating up of the genital area while the day lasts.

For those who may not like to go to sleep without having pants on, Doctors recommend wearing boxers or pajamas.

Experts at say the vagina normally has a balance of mostly “good” bacteria and fewer “harmful” bacteria. However, a condition, called bacterial vaginosis, develops when the balance changes. This may lead to abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor, while some women may complain of a strong fish-like odor, especially after sex.

Other symptoms may include burning when urinating, itching around the outside of the vagina, and irritation; while some women with bacterial vaginosis have no symptoms at all.

Wearing panties to bed can lead to too much moisture in the female genital area, and this can lead to vaginal yeast infection, most commonly due to the fungus Candida albicans.

Certified Sexuality Counselor, Evelyn Resh, says, I do not recommend that women wear underwear to bed. Taking a break from underwear for the eight or so hours that you’re asleep gives you an opportunity to ‘air-out’ down there! Best to have an underwear-free zone while sleeping.

And while yeast infection is not a sexually transmitted illness, physicians say some men will develop symptoms such as itching and a rash on the penis after having sexual contact with an infected partner.

The online physician, Dr. Mehmet Oz, counsels, It’s time to go natural. You don’t want it to be so moist down there. Let it dry out a little bit.” The reason for this timely advice, Oz says, is because the underpants can abrade on your skin a little bit, and can cause pimples. And you don’t want that.

Now, go take off your underwear before bedtime.
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