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Is It Unhealthy to Wear Underwear to Bed?

So I've quizzed you about whether it's healthy or not to skip out on wearing undies during the day. What about at bedtime? Personally I like wearing underwear to bed, but my Grandma always said "Don't wear underwear to bed. You've got to let yourself air out down there." Is my Gram right? Does your crotch, um, need to breathe?

Here's the deal. It's basically all about personal preference. If you've never had a problem wearing undies to bed, then I say keep doing what you're doing. I'd stick to cotton undies, though, since this material is breathable. Wearing tight underwear or a pair made from polyester or some other material that doesn't breathe can lock in moisture and lead to yeast infections.

On the other hand, if you love to sleep without underwear, then going panty-free is okay, too. Just do what allows you to feel the most comfortable.


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Abnormal-girlie Abnormal-girlie 7 years
I wear granny panties, a shirt and pj bottoms. My hubby is naked, he says its more comfortable especially for morning wood. I like the access it provides me.
zxamyxz zxamyxz 8 years
i dont like to sleep with undie, so i normally just sleep with baggy shirt tat covers my whole butt.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
Wow. I've never heard of this myth before. That's crazy. I don't see why it would matter either way.
clareberrys clareberrys 9 years
yeah naked is the way to go....especially when you have really nice sheets =) and a really nice boyfriend to be skin to skin with =)
ladyliz ladyliz 9 years
I've heard of this before and it makes alot of sense to me. I sleep a la naturalle. It feels so liberating. Sleeping with anything on is just not comfy for me.
tglynn tglynn 9 years
woo! I'm with ashcwebb~ mostly beacuse I toss and turn around a LOT before I eventually go to sleep, and clothes just get all wrapped up.
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 9 years
This is funny because I never wear underwear under my pj pants but last night I put them on right after work and never took of my undies so I went to bed with them on and COULD NOT get comfortable. I ended up having to get out of bed to take my undies off and then I was finally able to fall asleep. I just can't do it. But, I do sleep with full butt chonies when I'm on my 'business' as my boyfriend and I call it! :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I sleep BUTT NAKIE ;)
MandyPinecone MandyPinecone 9 years
I've never heard of this myth. no underwear for me.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
I've always heard its unhealthy.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I always wear underwear, I just prefer it that way. I also wear either an oversized tee or a cami & pants/shorts. I prefer wearing sleepwear to bed. I have heard of this myth though; my grandmothers used to tell that to me when I was little; although I never followed that advice,lol.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
They say dont wear undies to bed... but wear a bra... I heard that on Tyra banks show when she brought in experts..... but I do the opposite... every once in a while I go totally commando down there,,,
msmoney23 msmoney23 9 years
Wow! I've ALWAYS heard this rumor, I guess being brought up in the south and all...
msshellokitty msshellokitty 9 years
I actually have heard that myth too but I do wear undies to bed.All I sleep in is a short and my panties.I can't wear my bra though.The bra is too uncomfortable to sleep in.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
I always wear underwear except bra when sleeping. Wearing a bra while sleeping is very uncomfortable. And wearing no panties while sleeping is uncomfortable.
cittypark cittypark 9 years
what in the world? never heard of this one either.
Never heard that one.
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
I couldn't wear a bra to bed but underwear is a must! My boyfriend gropes me during the night otherwise in his sleep and it's very unpleasant!!
emalove emalove 9 years
I've never heard this myth sounds like a bunch of crap to me! I'd say it's all about personal preference as well...I don't think it's "unhealthy" to do either.
candy-apple candy-apple 9 years
i hate sleeping in anything. even wearing stuff like the smallest thinnest bracelet totally bothers me. i hate having to wear clothes all day and nighttime is one of the only moments when i can be naked without being arrested so why would i give that up??? what can i say, i'm a hippie at heart! ;)
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I do wear underwear but could never wear a bra to bed.
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