It's no question that when it comes to the torture device known popularly as a bra, it's a necessary evil when it comes to physical activity and changing into a sports bra is as essential as swapping out your high-heels for trainers. Down under there's a little more contention, and based on some highly invigorated water cooler talk, women are either surprised working out without panties is a thing, or they're already doing it themselves. Out of 15 females asked in the AsiaOne office, only three choose to exercise in leggings sans panties when they're not on their periods but it may be a more common phenomenon elsewhere than you think. If you're interested in ditching your drawers in the gym, here's what you'll need to know. Common apprehensions for Team Panty include stains from hygiene concerns like bacteria and vaginal discharge, that unsightly crotch cleavage aka a camel toe , and a feeling of nakedness because we're so conditioned to wearing our drawers that we'd feel bare without them. But when presented with the choice that causes visible panty lines against spandex or picking wedgies out of our butt cracks, many women skip the hassle and just go without. For those worried about painful urinary tract infections or yeast infections, we're here to say that there's nothing inherently wrong or unsanitary about Team No Panty. Though underwear does provide a second layer of protection from bacteria, you don't necessarily need it, according to numerous ob-gyns online. Moreover, bladder infections are unaffected by the amount of clothing one wears, because the urethra not panties , protects against them, she added.
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From Britney to Lindsey to Paris, the s were practially the golden age for going commando. So I decided to take matters into my own hands, and accepted a week-long, no-underwear challenge from my editor. I barely thought about my clothes all day, except for when I received compliments on my fun pants. If the habits makes you feel free and sexy, it may just boost your libido. Some safe pushing of sexual boundaries can really recharge a stale sex life. My experiment seemed to be going quite well, but I think I got a little too big for my britches. There was a winter chill blowing through, so I bundled up with an oversized sweater and white denim jeans. While I had originally crossed skirts off my list of options for commando week, my convo with Sophocles—and my wish to avoid any more abrasions from jeans—made me realize it was time to reconsider. So I touched base with Sophocles again.
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Some see it as an indication you're promiscuous. But, at the end of the day, going commando is not nearly as big of a deal as we all think it is, mainly because you don't really have to tell a single person you're doing it. In fact, more women should embrace it. It's just you, your vagina and your pants getting to know each other better, hanging out like old friends, sipping glasses of wine. If you have lots of itching and irritation down there, gynecologists actually recommend you skip wearing underwear. On her blog, gynecologist "Dr. If you can't find it in you to ditch underwear during the day, try doing it at night. Vaginas are already moist and hairy, so adding a layer of suffocation in the form of underwear can actually make things worse. Alyssa Dweck, M. But for those who were used to it, it was probably just another day.
In the beginning we ran a piece about city women going commando. Back then, our research showed that fashion was the main contributing factor. Many months down the line we did another research and this time we involved the men's thoughts on what they thought of this fashion fad. A previous in-house research we conducted revealed that some men find the thought of a panty-less woman intriguing. Just imagining a woman is panty-less and lust levels instantly soar, they said. Professor Okumu Bigambo a sociologist lecturer at Moi University however claims that everyman's preference depends on his background and surroundings:"Not wearing underwear is widely considered to be immodest and socially unacceptable if the crotch area becomes exposed, but can be a part of some sex fantasies and of some pornographic films," he says adding that going commando " are uncertain, with some of the conservative men that it may referring to being "out in the open" or "ready for action. He divides these preferences into three levels:- The perverted brothers These are the type of brothers who hug random women in the bar while they run their hands down the woman's derriere in search of a panty line. They go as far as grabbing a woman's behind just to confirm their fantasy. Most men on this level think of a woman without panties as inviting.