If you aren’t already naked while reading this, you’ve made mistakes one, two and three. Strip down and get comfy.
Yes, there really is such a thing as National Nude Day, which lands on July 14th. While being naked in public is frowned upon, according to societal norms, stripping down to your birthday suit is surprisingly beneficial for your health. People get frustrated when their children decide to take off their clothes and run around. As it turns out, children are on to something.
Nude Fact: Benjamin Franklin liked to enjoy time in his birthday suit. He supposedly took baths by his open window and air-dried to connect with the elements.
According to research, time spent in the nude is associated with an increase in self-confidence. The body likes being naked, which must be why going nude has a variety of health benefits. While you shouldn’t need a reason to let it all out, a few benefits of being nude are detailed below.
Increased Fertility For Men:
A 2015 study found that men, who wore boxer shorts during the day and went to bed in the nude, had lower levels of damaged DNA in sperm compared to men who wore tight underwear all day and at night. Don’t keep your junk under wraps, gentlemen. Let it all hang out…and down.
Speaking of sleeping naked, being in the nude helps to lower your body temperature, which helps you fall asleep. A slightly lower body temperature can reduce the amount of times you wake up at night, and eases you into a healthier night’s sleep. Given that it is hot during the summer, try shedding those nighttime layers and sleep naked.
Healthier Private Parts:
Whether you are a man or woman, being naked allows your privates the chance breathe. Tight clothing and synthetic fabric can lead to rashes, clogged pores, or irritated skin. Sleeping with underwear on, for instance, can create a moist environment in your private area. This can lead to jock itch or yeast infections because the sweat can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Air out your downstairs by sleeping naked.
Better Bond With Your Partner:
Upon entering the world, babies crave skin-to-skin contact. According to Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, newborns that have skin-to-skin contact with their mothers directly after birth have a better transition from fetal to newborn life. They have better glucose stability, they cry less, and their breathing is better. Adults can also have skin-to-skin contact to help decrease stress levels. This action also releases oxytocin, which is a chemical that helps to maintain intimate relationships.