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Air It Out?

When I was little, and I slept over at a friend's house, her mom was appalled that I wore underwear to bed. She said, "It's not good for you. You've got to let yourself air out."

Hmmm, well, the thing is, it's all about personal preference. Yes, it's true that wearing tight underwear at night can lock in moisture, especially if you get hot - and this could create a breeding ground for bacteria to grow, or yeast infections.

But if you've never had a problem with wearing underwear to bed, keep it up.

On the other hand, if you prefer going free, and like the feeling of rolling over and not having your undies go up your butt, continue to ditch those panties during bedtime.

Join The Conversation
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
i have tried to sleep without underwear and i succeeded but i just like to wear them. but i always change into my granny ones, i actually buy my sexy daytime underwear and ugly nightime i know he thinks you're fine and stuff but does he know how to wind you up?
LaLaLola LaLaLola 10 years
Same here rubia, never went to bed commando...actually I sleep with practically all my clothes on...
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I've never even heard of this before. I have always worn undies to bed, and I've never had a yeast infection.
tra tra 10 years
I always wore them to bed and still do most of the time. I have been told by my OB/GYN that is better to not wear them at night.
bpjedi bpjedi 10 years
My OB/GYN told me not to wear panties to bed, but that wearing shorts or pjs was fine. Now I go commando, and definitely prefer it. Ages ago, when I babysat, I noticed that the mom took of the children's underpants before putting them in pjs. I thought it was odd, but figured it was their custom. We always wore them to bed.
Beth1122 Beth1122 10 years
I've never heard of little girls not wearing panties to bed...I always did. I hate wearing them to bed now though!
DStirk DStirk 10 years
my sister makes my little niece sleep sans undies.... i guess the pediatrian suggested it.
iffermay iffermay 10 years
My mom (or the doctor) told me and my sis not to wear underwear when sleeping. My husband thought it was really weird, but I told him "I need to breathe". However, we have 2 boys, and I guess boys don't need to breathe so they wear undies (not panties...) to bed just like their dad....
LizaToad LizaToad 10 years
i always sleep comando... haha! i toss and turn a lot and if i'm wearing stuff i feel all tangled up.
purplesugar purplesugar 10 years
I always wore panties to bed when I was younger. When I babysat one time the woman was getting her daughter ready for bed and didn't put any panties on her and I thought that was strange.... but now I don't wear anything to bed ;)
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I go commando to bed! It's the only time I don't feel restricted by the bra, undie and clothes. Plus I don't have to worry about any article of clothing twisting around my body, choking me!
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
I was taught by my mom to not sleep with panties. So i have kids sleep panty free as well. I guess it all depends on your PH - like if you are prone to yeast infections or what. Maybe it is just tradition.
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