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Could You Go Commando on a Regular Basis?

Could You Go Commando on a Regular Basis?

I have gone commando a few times. Largely because the dress I was wearing was so clingy that it was impossible to avoid visible lines and I DETEST g-bangers with a passion. Anything rubbing constantly against my butt-hole is a massive no from me.

And given that women exude moisture from time to time it’s a bit of a gamble to go down the commando road. As to whether I would go au naturel wearing pants I’m going to also say I don’t fucking think so. For a start I don’t want seams rubbing against my tender bits and I sure as HELL don’t want to wash a pair of pants every time I’ve worn them. It’s nice to have a slice of fabric between me and my clothing but gynaecologist Donnica Moore has suggested here that going commando is a good sexual health move.

“It’s not good to always have the lady parts locked up,” she told The Sun.

“They need air like all other body parts.”

I have a few friends who wear their knickers to bed but this is a big no-no ladies. The heat and sweat can build up and lead to yeast (thrush) infections or even vaginitis. And if you’ve never had a yeast infection well let me just tell you they are no fun at all. If you suffer from itching, soreness, and/or a stinging sensation when you pee you may be suffering from one but a quick trip to the pharmacist with an over the counter treatment should send it packing very quickly.

Dr Vanessa Mackay from the Royal College of Obestetricians and Gynaecologists, agrees:

“Wearing your underwear all the time, if nothing else, can lead to chafing and irritation especially for menopausal women as they have thinner skin down there so are more susceptible to irritation and rubbing.

Sleeping without underwear may be beneficial to women with vaginitis, which is inflammation of the vagina, and those who suffer from thrush, a common yeast infection

Thrush thrives in warm, moist parts of the body, so avoiding tight-fitting underwear or tights can help prevent the infection.

For women who have vaginitis, wearing loose-fitting cotton underwear or not wearing underwear while they sleep, may improve the condition.

My Mum always told me to wear cotton underwear because it breathes which is why I have one drawer full of boring, faded, stretched old-faithful cotton undies and another drawer full of the good stuff that rarely sees the light of day. Why oh why can’t manufacturers make sexy cotton ones? Why does all the nice gear have to be made of synthetic materials? WHYYY?

“Try and make sure the crotch is cotton, synthetic underwear increases the moisture trapping in that area because it is not breathable,” she said.

“If there is more moisture there is more risk of bacterial infections and yeast infections because they thrive in that environment.

Do you go commando? Could you do it ALL THE TIME?


Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy is a married mother of three and regularly provides us with recipes and strange but true stories about her life. When she’s not here, she can also be found on her website where all her other recipes are located!

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