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Benefits of Not Wearing Panties

Every time see my gynecologist, she always tells me two things that are vital for maintaining a healthy vagina: DON'T use a douche (it throws off the natural pH [between 3.8-4.5] of the vagina) and DON'T wear panties to bed at night. Now, I know you may reading this thinking, "what does she mean don't wear panties at night??" Let me explain..

I had the same question years ago when my Gyne first instructed me not to rock undies at night, and she broke down the reasoning for me in a way that I could understand (but then again I understand medical terms since I studied to be a doctor for a brief moment in my life). According to Dr. Mary Lynn M.D. OB/GYN at Loyola University Medical Center, "the vagina needs air to help the good bacteria within it to flourish and maintain a healthy vaginal environment." She further explained that the "vagina is a collapsed muscle so it is important to keep a good flow of air in that area of the body."

When the vagina isn't allowed to get enough air, bad bacteria has the opportunity to grow out of control and cause infections that can cause itching, burning and unpleasant odor.  That is why yeast infections are often associated with wearing tight clothes..the restriction of airflow that comes with wearing tight pants aids in the growth of bad bacteria. So you might want to rethink rocking those pants that give you a camel toe on a daily basis, especially if they aren't made of cotton and you're not going commando.

Recently, I let my GYNE know that I don't wear panties at all and she nodded in agreement and gave me the thumbs up of approval. The more air your vagina gets the better! Not only are you giving your vagina the proper air that it needs by going commando, but you're doing a major justice to your bum by creating a seamless look that makes your cheeks look amazing in those fitted pants you love so much.  Do ditch the panties every once in awhile and give your vajayjay some time to breathe. Just remember to batten down the hatches on the flared skirt of your dress if you decided to go commando on a windy day.

If you are the conservative woman that absolutely refuses to leave the house without underwear, opt out for cotton options during the day (cotton is an extremely breathable fabric that will aid in the proper air flow to the vagina) and sleep without the undies at night in a comfy pair of cotton pajama pants.  You will feel healthier, maintain a healthy  vaginal environment and your hello kitty will thank you in the end.

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11 Comments

  • Norm

    A beautiful body and a brilliant mind. You presnt this idea of natural air flow and health is a sane and sexy way.

    November 22, 2012 Reply
  • Andre Day (@AllDayDre5000)

    Great information. I’m sharing this with my lady today.

    December 25, 2012 Reply
  • Sarah P

    Mt doctor gave me the same advise when I went to see her with a vaginal infection.
    I took her advise and it quickly cleared up. This was over two years ago, and I haven’t worn panties or pantyhose since. I always wear skirts and dresses with nothing beneath.
    It is also much more comfortable. No more wedgies.

    January 25, 2014 Reply
  • Kandie

    I decided to give this a try starting tonight! Going all natural starting off sleeping without panties then will migrate to wearing my summer dresses without panties! Thanks.

    XOXOXO

    July 21, 2014 Reply
  • AnnMarie Noble

    After a tough delivery of my second baby I torn very badly. From there on out every time I had sexual intercourse I tore with much pain especially when I urinated. The acid made me see stars. This was back in 1995, I finally had enough of the painful intercourse & while urinating that I went to see Dr. Lauren Ambrose 3 years later and she told me the same, no underwear. I have NOT torn since, Amen!

    August 12, 2014 Reply
  • Jennie

    When I visited my doctor two years ago with a vaginal rash she gave me some ointment and told me to expose the area to the fresh air as the warm, damp conditions inside my panties was aggrevating the problem. When I asked he the best way to do it, she said I should wear only skirts and dresses, but with nothing underneath. She told me tat she never wore panties for that reason, and said I should do the same.
    It was very strange at first. I felt that everyone knew I had no panties on, but gradually this passed, and for the last two years I have been totally commando all the time. My rash disapeared and hasn’t returned. I will never wear panties again.

    January 25, 2015 Reply
  • amy

    Good information…hopefully this will solve the issue.

    February 28, 2015 Reply
  • IA Shaikh

    I am 40 years old male
    I do not wear underwear at all
    it is good & healthy

    April 8, 2015 Reply
  • Felicia

    I luv going commando but I discharge so much I feel dirty … so now what

    April 20, 2015 Reply
    • MissionToSexy

      Hey Felicia. I discharge a lot also and sometimes I spot in between periods. My GYN says it’s yeast infections but I don’t understand how I always have them even again after treatment. I think I’m going to try this anyway, at least at night, and see if anything changes. There are a lot of success stories in the comments of this article, so I’m feeling hopeful.

      January 15, 2017 Reply
  • Cooler

    How to Get My Ex-Girlfriend Back?Background:So last year in October I was in a fake relationship just bacuese me and this girl wanted to try it out. Like we assumed though, it didnt work out and we happily dumped each other and now are friends. However, while dating the other girl, I met her friend (lets call her emily). Me and emily hit it off instantly. We could talk for hours and I knew that once I broke off the fake relationship I would definitely have a thing with Emily. The day after the fake relationship ended, I hung out with Emily and we almost hooked up, but somehow I had the willpower to refuse. Then two weeks later though we started dating and life was great. We were with each other and we were both happy for about the first two weeks. Then the third week came around and I personally was just having a bad week. I was just not in a good mood overall and I could sense things going down hill fast. Then that Sunday she called and broke up with me. Up until this point I was the kid who just stuck with hook ups and nothing serious so I thought I wouldnt feel anything. After she broke up with me and hung up the phone, I was completely in shock. After:So after we broke up, she never left my mind. It wasnt like I was depressed like an emo or anything, she just was always on my mind. I still went to parties, hung out with the bros, and hooked up with other chicks, but everynight I would fall asleep to the thought of her and throughout the day I would envision her too. Present:This past sunday I decided to text her cause I was like f ck it, I got nothing to lose. So we texted for like 2 hrs until we had to go and the over the next couple of days we could talk again. Now I know she doesnt openly admit that she likes me, but I know that somewhere inside of her she still holds feelings for me.She still stares at me the same way, like the stare that penetrates your soul.. yeah the deep intense shit. I just am confused and want some advice on what to do next. I mean movies you would steal her away and tell her how you feel, but cmon.. its high school, no one does that and shed think I was stalker material. I just want her to know that I still like her and that I want to talk about it, but with her openly talking to. So how do I accomplish this and what should be my next move?And sorry for makin this cheesy. Im the last guy that would ever write on here, but i came across it doing homework so I though I have nothing to lose and outside people can provide good info.

    February 10, 2016 Reply

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