Why Ladies Should Go Commando

What does it mean to ‘go commando’?
This term has mixed roots, but stems from two ideas. Soldiers stationed in Vietnam were known to go without underwear to reduce the amount of moisture around their genitals and also to help facilitate better airflow. Smart guys. Another source is from the term ‘true Scotsman.’ This comes from the tradition of men not wearing undergarments under their kilts. Add in the passage of time and the popularity of slang and the phrase ‘going commando’ was born.

Give Some Breathing Space
Not wearing underwear is extremely beneficial when it comes to letting air circulate around your genitals.

In this day and age, we are often wearing leggings, jeggings, and other tight, non-breathable materials. Those tight conditions can cause too much moisture to be trapped near your genitals and can result in a yeast infection.

If you’re not feeling like going panty free all day long, consider going panty free when you go to bed. Keep your vulva happy by letting her breathe.

Rethink the Panty Liners
Panty lines can be a downer if you’re going for that sleek, no panties look. Panty lines, lacy patterns, and colors, can often be seen through many materials and it can be tough to find the right pair to go with an outfit. Save yourself the hassle and skip them all together! You’ll never have to worry about finding your sheer-nude-no stitch panties again. Skin matches everything.


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Save Some Cash
Skipping the skivvies can also help you save money. Not having to buy new underwear may not seem like a great savings, but it will add up over time. Think of what you can buy instead of purchasing the latest five for $25 deal. And with the reduction in panties comes a reduction in laundry. Less panties will save you in the detergent department and you’ll never have to utter the words ‘it was laundry day’ when questioned why you were wearing your last pair of over loved underwear.

Feel the Freedom!

And one of the more exciting perks of not wearing underwear is the taboo feeling of not wearing underwear. Being exposed like that can feel risqué and can boost your sexual self esteem. It can be your own little secret or you can take it to the next level and whisper to your significant other, ‘I’m not wearing any panties.’ This little act of rebellion can really make you feel empowered and in touch with your sexuality.

If you’re not sold on the commando idea and still want to wear underwear, please consider what kind of undergarments you want to put next to your genitals. When choosing what type of underwear to wear, make sure it is cotton; panties, thongs, boy shorts, G-strings, whatever. Cotton is ideal because the material allows your genitals to breathe while other synthetic ones trap moisture.

So whether you want to let it all hang out or not, the choice is up to you. You can try it once and be done with it or you can be converted and toss all of your thongs away tomorrow. It is all about personal preference.

The Go Curvy panel discusses whether they go commando or prefer to wear underwear.

About The Author

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Dr. Megan Stubbs

Holding degrees in human sexuality and biology, Dr. Megan Stubbs is a multimedia Sexologist. She is the co-host of the ‘Sex and Sports’ podcast on ESPN 96.1, can be seen on WZZM 13 (an ABC affiliate), can be heard Friday nights on 104.5 WSNX, and other various radio shows. She writes for many online publications as well as maintaining her own blog. Dr. Megan also speaks and hosts workshops across the country. Visit her website SexologistMegan.com, follow her on Twitter,  and her Facebook fan page.

 

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