Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Naked Sleeping and Relationships



A recent survey conducted by Cotton USA asked 1000 British people in relationships what they wear to bed and how happy they were in their current relationships. The survey found that couples who sleep in the buff had happier relationships, more sex and stronger bonds.

57% of those who reported sleeping naked said they felt happy, compared with 48% of pajama wearers and 43% of nightie wearers.

Manhattan-based therapist and relationship expert Amber Madison wasn’t surprised by the findings.

“Being naked in bed with your partner is physically and emotionally intimate,” she said. “It’s a way of showing, ‘I want to be close to you’ and a green light for sex. That intimacy and emotional and physical availability is what keeps a relationship strong in light of daily stressors and challenges.”

I asked a friend of mine who has a pretty wonderful relationship with his boyfriend, if they are usually naked when they sleep together.  He said that they usually are, but occasionally will wear briefs to bed.  When I am sleeping in bed with someone, I certainly feel closer and more connected if we are both naked.  I also certainly understand why couples who sleep together naked would have more sex.  What's better than waking up naked next to your partner when either or both of you have morning wood.

The study also looked at general sleeping habits and relationships. It found that dirty clothes on the floor, clutter and beds left unmade are big turn-offs. Eating in bed, allowing pets in the bedroom, stealing the covers and wearing socks to sleep were also listed as pet peeves. Full story here via the Gaily Grind!

6 comments:

silvereagle said...

Best - and only - way to sleep...free and unbound...even if sleeping solo...and like the article, I am over 55 and enjoy the freedom!!! Do have a pair of pjs somewhere for hospital use, but do not know where they are!!!

Anonymous said...

If socks are a turnoff, why do they show up in so much porn ... or so I am told?

Andrew Weiss said...

I was in a 42 year relationship and the only "downside" is that you end up having lots of sex and don't get much sleep. But I would not trade all that time naked under the covers for anything!

MAC said...

Hubby and I have been together almost 25 years. We have always slept in our birthday suits... Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... Nude, Nude, Nude, Nude.

Jay M. said...

I love sleeping nude, and in my few, short relationships, when we did sleep together nude, it was definitely "better"!

Peace <3
Jay

Mike said...

I sleep in my boxer briefs. I used to wear pajama bottoms when I lived at home, so up until 3-4 years ago. I do like sleeping naked, though. I definitely understand why those who sleep naked would have more sex...