Basically, wearing constricting undergarments overnight can create the optimum environment for a host of unpleasantness particularly in women, including an increased risk of bacterial and yeast infections.
There can be something quite freeing about going out commando. But while ditching your undies is usually only done for aesthetic purposes – when even seamless knickers won’t cut it and you’re still left with a VPL – one gynecologist reckons there’s another reason we should all start doing it.
Speaking to Health.com, gynecologist Donnica Moore, MD put her case forward for living a no-knickers life.
“It’s not good to always have the lady parts locked up,” she said, explaining that “they need air like all other parts of your body.” The thing is, going commando while wearing a skirt is an extremely brave move – especially on a windy day.
Women may have been wearing underwear for years, but the gynecologist suggests the build-up of heat and sweat in your crotch area could potentially increase your risk of a yeast infection, especially if you’re opting for lacy or non-breathable fabric.