Sleeping Naked – The Pleasure and Experience
NOTE: This is Part 4 of the Keepin’ It…Real blog series, A Man’s Life. Click here to read Part 3, click here to read Part 2 and here to read Part 1.
In previous articles in this blog I’ve talked about my preference to sleep naked. That particular preference dates as far back as my childhood and would continue until present day. I sleep nude every chance I get unless:
- I’m sick as a dog, shivering from fever
- There is little to no heat in my home (which hasn’t happened yet)
- I need to share a bed with someone –for non-sexual purposes, of course – and
then in such instances, I’m wearing only my boxers
- I’m sleeping over a relative or friend’s house – with a caveat:
Note: Perhaps there is an etiquette issue here but my decision to sleep naked as a guest in the home of another person would often depend on who that person is – and how clean I think they keep their home!
If I’m traveling, I always sleep naked in the hotel/motel room where I’m staying.
(Nice to know fact: The word “pyjama” traces its etymological origin to the Persian word payjama, meaning ‘leg garment’.)
When I go to bed nude, I enjoy the feeling of my naked body against the softness of the sheets. I’ve always been of the mindset that a man was never meant to wear clothing in bed. Of course if he feels a chill he could loosely cover his body in a sheet and/or blanket. It’s simply what I do. In fall and winter I’m more comfortable being nude under the cool sheets with a blanket and comforter, while in the spring and summer months, a simple sheet will sometimes do. Whether male or female, the pores of the human skin were meant to breathe freely and without restriction – at least at some point of the day. Fresh air to the bare skin is healthy, therapeutic, healing and relaxing! If one is a nudist and/or naturist, sleeping naked should come natural. However, it is not for everyone. Like freeballing or “going commando” (meaning, not wearing underwear), sleeping naked is a learned art, particularly if one has been used to wearing sleepwear most of his/her life.
I’ve always hated wearing pajamas aka pj’s to bed. Wearing those damn things simply made me feel uncomfortable lying in a bed under sheets or blankets or in a sleeping bag. I hate when the material folds or bunches up under my legs or would get wedged between my ass cheeks. Pajama tops often made me feel a physically restricted. If I had to sleep wearing pajamas, I always wore just the bottom half, leaving the top off to sleep in bare-chested. I recall someone many years ago telling me that my pajama discomfort might be due to the kind of clothing material against my skin. That’s a possibility but I doubt it. The only time I feel okay with having anything against my skin is when I’m cold – and then the material cannot be itchy or coarse otherwise I’m scratching myself all the time. I’ve owned a couple of pairs of silk-looking polyester pajamas in my teens but rarely wore them in bed. As a teen I often would take them off once I was in bed and slip them back on under the covers before getting up for the day since I didn’t want my mom, sister or younger brothers who might walk in my room finding out that I slept naked. As an adult and whenever I’d come home on leave while in the Navy, I didn’t give a fuck if anyone found out how I slept.
As far as I’m concerned, pajamas – or any sleepwear for that matter – are only good to wear to sit or walk around the house within the presence of parents, siblings, roommates and/or house guests who may be uncomfortable with nudity or who might have a problem with seeing nude people (like me, for example) walking around the home as though nudity was such a natural thing. Ha-ha-ha!
Today, I own a few pairs of plaid pattern sleepwear pajama bottoms but no matching top. The pajama bottoms – like my athletic sweat pants, are perfect for me as lazy/lying around comfort clothing but not for wearing in bed. I also own a plaid nightshirt which I rarely ever wear – but which is sexy as fuck to wear sometimes around the house in the winter. I take a special thrill in wearing the nightshirt – or in simply wearing a bath towel wrapped around my waist before or after a shower whenever a guest would make an unannounced visit after giving me only a few minutes to hour’s notice of their pending arrival. How inconsiderate! I’ve been known to often answer my door dressed in this manner to apartment maintenance staff who are notorious in arriving at a time other than that which I specified. I’ve also answered the door to postal and pizza delivery people in the same manner and most especially to those damn utility service people, who for some reason, always give that “expected arrival”, three to four hour time separation window of “between this hour and that hour“. I don’t like putting my personal time or life on hold like that. In my experience utility people are either too fuckin’ early or arrive later than that window specified! This causes me stress I don’t need or want. Fuck all those people! Anyway, whenever any of the aforementioned people enter my home, I “conveniently forget” that I should get properly dressed; after all, it is my home they’re in and therefore, my rules of what’s “proper” and “considerate” apply. So long as they are not staying longer than thirty minutes – depending on what they have to do, I don’t feel any obligation to rush to put on a robe or get “properly” dressed. I’m sure my semi-nudity makes them feel uncomfortable but it also serves as a hinted motivator for them to take care of their business quickly and get the fuck out of my home.
Forgive me, reader; I digress. I simply take the comfort and freedom of home nudity/semi-nudity and my sexual masculinity quite seriously and passionately. I’m just happy that I have never been one to accept the twisted social mindset of what some might consider “proper living” by having to think or feel that I must wear something – like clothing in my home let alone, sleepwear in my bed.
The Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked
Nudity and sleeping naked feels natural to me; it simply makes me feel more masculine and sexier! As noted earlier, the pores of my skin need to relax and breathe. That’s a healthy benefit to the body and there are a few more many more. For example, according to medical research, sleeping nude helps the body to cool down. When the body is cool it releases fat-burning hormones that rebuild skin cells, bone cells, and muscle cells as you sleep. Sleeping naked also eases tension, which means it helps one to relax. A relaxed person will usually or always have and enjoy a better period of sleep. Medical research has also shown that sleeping naked is good for people who suffer from insomnia. So reader, if you’re clothed and you keep tossing and turning in bed, just get naked! After some hours of sleeping in the nude you should wake up fully refreshed, with a clear mind and feeling able to tackle almost any problem of the day. Give it a try!
Cleanliness of What You Sleep On
I’ve heard people say many disparaging things about sleeping naked. In discussions I have had with people on the subject some have express personal disgust while others felt perfectly fine with it. It often amazes me to know that there are people who have a problem with their roommate or house-guest sleeping naked. I don’t see what the big deal is with it. Some people have told me that they have issues or concerns with the cleanliness of people who sleep naked, expressing concerns over soiled bedding, for example. I still don’t see how that should be any concern, particularly if you are not sharing the bed with a nude sleeper – let alone one who hasn’t bathed or showered that day or who simply has poor hygiene habits. Still, if you are a naked sleeper, here are a few recommended tips which will help keep your bedding clean:
- Shower or bathe. Daily. I realize that for various reasons some people do not – or they choose not – to shower or bathe daily. That’s their business. However, I recommend doing it whenever possible or at the very least, a few times a week. And taking a shower before going to bed – particularly if you’ve worked all day in an environment where your body perspired heavily and/or got dirty, will reduce soiling the sheets, pillow cases and other bedding. You may also want to consider taking a shower if you have oily skin. If you have you have eczema or dry flaky skin (click here for info and treatment info) remember to apply moisturizer lotion after the shower. If you have trouble sleeping (whether nude or clothed) usually a warm shower will help.Try it! My routine is to shower every morning. I rarely need to shower again the same day or at night unless:
- it’s been a very hot day
- I simply feel like it
- I’m about to have what I consider “fully nude” sex. Yes, you read that right. I insist on taking a warm, soapy shower before have fully nude sex with some person who is a casual sex hook-up or with whom I’m not in a committed relationship.
SIDE NOTE: Fully nude sex used in this article, is simply when two people take off all their clothes and fuck. By using the term “fully nude” here, I simply want readers to get a better understanding of what I mean when I talk of having sex. People who have sex usually appreciate the fact that by removing all the clothing, sex becomes – and is – so much better between two (or more) people! I have ways of getting a casual sex partner to join me in the shower. This is very important to me for health and hygiene reasons. I do not want to have [fully nude] sex with any stranger whose hygiene habits are unknown to me. If that person refuses to shower (preferably with me) then any further sexual activity between us will stop. I will not negotiate this standard.
- Change or wash your bedding weekly. That would be sheets, pillow cases and anything which your nude body has come in full contact with. Always wash white or light-colored sheets in hot water. Wash colored sheets in warm or cold water but be sure to used non-chlorine/chlorine-free liquid or powdered bleach for colored clothing, like Purex 2 or Clorox 2.
- Protect your bed covering. Do not lie down on or sleep nude (or clothed) on top of any comforter, bed spread or blankets.Also, do not masturbate or have sex with a partner on top of this type of bed covering. Save all sexual activity for the sheets and pillow cases. Sheets & pillow cases are much easier and less-costly to wash and dry.
- Always (always!) change or wash the sheets and pillow cases after that casual hook-up (aka “sex guest”) has left your home. This isn’t necessary if you’re in a loving, loyal and committed relationship with someone but the tip given about weekly washing of the bedding still applies.
- Always (always!) change or wash the sheets and pillow cases after house guests particularly couples – who used your spare bed, sofa/sleeper sofa, sleeping bag, the blow-up mattress or the floor upon which the bedding was used – have completed their visit and left your home. Remember; not only do you not know what a house guest or couple did on that bedding (while everyone else was thought to be away or asleep), you also might not necessarily know that particular house guest’s hygiene habits!
It’s interesting how cleanliness of the bedding isn’t generally thought about by people whenever they go home with some person they just met and have casual sex. I’m sure many of us have been in the beds of several men and women whose standards of cleanliness didn’t exactly meet or even exceed our own. We should be aware that in the act of wild sex, our naked ass will likely rub all over the same sheets and pillow cases where possibly some other person had sex – days, if not mere hours or less before. (But try not to think about it, reader!) For obvious reasons related to sexual lusts and activity, we choose to take those risks whenever we’re in the home of someone else and in their bed. With this in mind – and with my particularly sense of hygiene, I always (always!) make it a point to take a long, warm, soapy shower – thoroughly scrubbing my body from head to toe after sleeping with a stranger – regardless of gender – before I put on any clean clothing or getting in my bed.
The Courtesy & Etiquette of Sleeping Naked
Hopefully, if you prefer to sleep naked you live alone or, if you have a roommate or housemates, you have your own room and/or sleep in your own bed – with the bonus of having mature-minded and understanding roommates or housemates. While it’s always good when you can sleep comfortably nude without having concerns about what your roommate or housemates might say (if they find out), try to remember what I said earlier: some people have issues with the preference of someone sleeping naked. Those particular people simply aren’t kool with it. Strange or weird as it may seem, there are indeed people who take issue with knowing that they have to share the same house, room or sleeping area with one, two or more people who sleep wearing nothing on their body under the covers – or who sleep nude on top of the covers or sheets of their own bed; even if that naked sleeper has a room of his/her own or, in the case of being a roommate, that nude sleeper’s bed is many feet away from that of the non-nude sleeper!
If you have your own room and pay rent or – if your own the house in which you rent out rooms, there isn’t much the other housemates can say about your particular sleeping habits. Still, if you have a concern or know that others in the house might feel uncomfortable sleeping in the same house, room or sleeping area as you, perhaps you might want to let everyone know – simply as a courtesy; never out of obligation – that should they ever walk near your bed or into your room – without knocking, there is a high probability of them seeing half, if not all, of your naked ass lying peacefully asleep or perhaps awake in bed watching TV or using your computer to Facebook or whatever. If someone asks why you are naked or why you prefer to sleep naked or even why you “feel the need” to be or sleep naked, you can let them know that it is strictly for your personal comfort and that you hope they won’t take issue with or be offended by it. (But so fuckin’ what if they are offended!) Chances are, many of the fellas with whom you share a house, room or sleeping area won’t give a shit about you sleeping naked. However, it’s been my experience that sometimes there is always that one, sexually insecure or perhaps ultra-religious person who has to be the fuckin’ exception. There is always at least one. That person will make his (or her) knowledge of your sleeping naked more of big deal that it is or ever has to be. That person will express some silly concern about your being nude in bed as being “too sexual”, “gay”, “nasty”, “indecent” or even more absurd, “immoral”. My advice for dealing with people like that is to never yield or succumb to that person’s bullshit; certainly do not ever let him intimidate you into putting on your shorts or pajamas just to appeal to his peace of mind. Do not ever waste your time arguing with him about your sleeping comfort and habits. You do not need his permission – or that of anyone else, to sleep naked. You can remind that…asshole – and other dissenters of your personal comfort choices, of their option (if there be any) to leave the house, room or sleeping area and go sleep elsewhere. Better yet, the “offended” or the “feeling uncomfortable” person(s) can move the fuck out! Can you tell that I’ve had a few personal experiences with this sort of thing? Fuck the dumb shit!
Sleep with me!
I don’t know about you, but I think sleeping nude next to someone who is also nude is not only sexy but sensual. To have your body – your skin, touch that of another warm person is simply – in a word – wonderful! Outside of coitus, I find nothing better than to be able to hug or embrace from behind, the nude body of person lying next to me. My dick will get hard – which happens to me with prolonged close contact with another person, but that’s part of the fun! I’m sure this happens with other men too. To wake up and see peacefully sleeping, the nude body of someone with whom I’ve had great sex hours before – especially if I have deep affection or love for that person, makes me want to touch, embrace and make love to that person and his or her body once again. What a way to start a morning!
Medical research has found that skin-to-skin contact releases the hormone oxytocin, a powerful hormone known to promote sexual arousal and feelings of bonding. Whenever we hug or kiss a loved one, our oxytocin levels are increased. This hormone also helps reduces stress hormones, lowers the heart rate and raise overall sex drive. With close skin contact with someone, erotic sexual desire is induced thus promoting a nice flow of this very useful hormone. Self-confidence, mental and physical alertness is enhanced by sleeping naked alone, yes, but it is most especially felt and noticed after sleeping with someone else who is nude.
Advice for New Naked Sleepers –
- If you are new to sleeping naked, just relax and take it a step at a time. I suggest you try sleeping shirtless the first night. Most men already sleep this way so this point probably didn’t need to be mentioned. However, there are women who read this blog and follow this blog series so some, or most of my tips are also for them! So yes ladies; take off the bra or t-shirt and let those “twin girls” hang free! Keep in mind that men generally do not like to sleep with a woman who wears a bra to bed.
- The second night, I suggest leaving the pajamas in the drawer or closet and just try sleeping in your underwear (if you wear any) or a pair of boxers or loose-fitting shorts, since they allow from more air flow to your cock and balls (with women – to the vaginal area) and that entire area leading up to and in between your ass cheeks. Again, many men already sleep this way but this tip is also given for the female readers as well.
- As each night passes, sleep with less clothing until you eventually take off your t-shirt, boxers or briefs and are completely nude when it’s time to go to bed.
Again; men, your balls – and that entire groin region and the space between your buttocks need to breathe! (Women: your vagina – and that entire groin region and the space between your buttocks need to breathe! Side Note for women: If you are on the “monthly” I strongly advise against sleeping naked for obvious reasons. Sleep in panties or pajamas until the menstrual cycle is complete, then you can get back to sleeping nude.) Remove the clothing restriction and let it happen!
- Do you wear socks to bed? Take them off! Feet and toes need to breathe too!
- If the living situation isn’t favorable for you to sleep naked, then simply sleep in a pair of shorts or underwear (if wearing any). Just make sure your draws are decent in appearance; that means they are not torn and/or covered in holes and there is no obvious sign of odor, urine, cum or shit stains.
- Always keep a robe, a pair of shorts or full set of clothes nearby in case you have to leave the room to use the bathroom or leave the room/house in an emergency.
- If you are camping out or at a friend’s house and are sleeping in a sleeping bag but want to sleep naked, take off your pajamas or underwear while you are in the bag and keep them in the bag. Few people can tell that you are naked below your belly in a sleeping bag. In the morning, you can easily slip on the pajama bottom or underwear without attracting any attention. It’s what I used to do and it works!
- Finally, if you don’t know your housemates or house guests well enough or you have trust issues with sleeping naked in your room when they are around, just lock your room door before going to bed. Leave a note on the door or tell the housemates/guests that if they want your attention, they should knock hard on the door or call you by cell phone.
Sleeping naked is nothing new in the world. For millions of years, people have been doing it! Like nudity, sleeping naked should not be a big deal and there’s nothing about nudity or sleeping nude that’s indecent, immoral or nasty. Sleeping naked is not about sex – unless of course, you – and/or your roommate(s) want it to be…as in a decision between the two (or three or more) of you to have a mutual masturbation session (aka “circle jerk”). Speaking from personal experience, that’s not something that’s unlikely. Situations like that can – and do happen when men – regardless of sexual orientation, with like mind, decide they want to party nude, enjoy beer and hard alcohol and jerk off together to pornography. There’s nothing wrong with a good circle jerk party among friends. At least afterwards, everyone will rest or sleep quite comfortably! Man! It’s been years since I was last involved in a party like that!
If you are already a man who sleeps naked, you are – and have been doing, your mind and your body a huge favor! You are also already aware of most of the things written in this article or perhaps you’ve learned something new. Pass it along!
If you are not already sleeping naked, I’d like to suggest that you give it a try – at least a few times. Simply lay aside any inhibitions you have, take off your clothes, your underwear (if wearing any) and just climb into that nice soft bed, completely confident and…naked.
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