Early on in my marriage, my wife and that I wont to joke about having “naked” days reception . We were young some time past , so don’t judge us too much! Nakedness was still a novelty. We would joke about spending whole days in our birthday suits, making pancakes, lounging about, and doing what married couples do.
Looking back, I can’t help but laugh at our idea of wedded bliss. After almost 10 years of marriage and four kids, our “naked” days look a little different than they used to. But no matter your age, marital status, or gender, it’s still a good idea to spend more time naked.
#1. To become more comfortable with your body ( Spend More Time Naked)
Many women struggle with body image issues, especially after having children. Most folks are only too conversant in the “tricks” that help us avoid seeing our full naked selves. There’s the full-on avoidance of mirrors (don’t look!), the refusal to place in full-length mirrors (chest up only, please!), and thus the fast “towel wrap” after showers (quick, cover-up!). I’ve done all of them myself, so I totally catch on.
But forcing yourself to spend longer naked forces you to confront the very fact that your body is yours. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. No matter where you substitute your health journey, our bodies are amazing. They carry us through life and that they need to be respected and treated well, not avoided in the least costs.
Get comfortable with actually watching your body and you’ll just get comfortable with what you would like to try to to to find out to like your body more, too.
Studies show that bonding between a mother and a baby during breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact promotes oxytocin, the “love” hormone. It seems , an equivalent is true for adults. Maintaining a physical connection also connects you emotionally.
Going panty-less under a dress or in the dark can help your vagina’s pH balance itself out naturally and let your skin breathe, especially if it’s irritated from shaving or frequent thong use.
Of course, when it comes to spending time in the buff, you should do what feels comfortable to you. If the thought of spending extra time in your birthday suit makes you squeamish, then, by all means, don’t do it. But don’t write off getting nude a little more often. And maybe make some pancakes while you’re at it!
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