Sure, it feels sexier, but that doesn't even scratch the surface. Sleeping naked is legitimately good for your health — and, of course, it is sexier. Here are all the reasons you should strip down before settling in to the sheets. Tight, vag-hugging undies can be a warm, moist breeding ground for the bacteria that causes infections, and letting your vagina air out overnight by sleeping nude can help keep you healthy and clean. As Nicole Prause, an Associate Research Scientist at the University of California Los Angeles, told Medical Daily , sleeping naked reduces the ability of those bacteria to "overwhelm the normal healthy vaginal flora. So many studies have shown that sleeping in cooler rooms helps you sleep better, so maybe save the cute flannel PJs with scottie dogs on them for pre-bed lounging instead of actual sleep. Sleeping naked is like ditching a blanket and keeping your body a bit cooler.
Sexually transmitted bacteria
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By Jessica Hamzelou. Having sex with a male partner can disrupt the balance of bacteria in the vagina — which might put women at risk of infections. The bacterial communities of healthy vaginas tend to be dominated by one type of bacteria. Women with higher levels of other bacteria are more likely to get urinary tract infections, or even give birth prematurely. So far, though, it has been unclear if the bacteria are a cause of these problems or a result of them. Each woman was asked to swab their vaginas every three months for a year, and to keep a record of any sexual activities. The women were all young students, and 19 had not yet experienced penetrative sex at the start of the study. The volunteers were also asked to record the type of sex they had over the course of that year and whether they used condoms. The team found that women who had unprotected penile-vaginal sex were much more likely to have a vaginal microbiome dominated by the species Gardnerella vaginalis and Lactobacillus iners. Those that started having penile-vaginal sex for the first time during the study tended to go on to have a vaginal microbiome dominated by these two strains.
Most Asian women first encounter this stereotype when they start having sex with men
They say size counts, but, let's face it, it's not always a man's size that determines how his manhood holds up in lover's lane. There are a myriad of myths that surround a woman's Mount Pleasant, and while a man's measurement is often called into question, the size of the camp ground is another rumor that suggests how successful a stay the trip was. There exists a misconception surrounding vaginal tautness, with virgins being tighter and promiscuous women being looser, and we hope to dispel these rumors thanks to the help of Psychology Today , as well as input by sex therapist Dr. Ava Cadell , founder of LoveologyUniversity. The first thing to remember is that women, like men, come in different sizes. It's important to understand that vaginal musculature is elastic, meaning it naturally contracts and resumes its normal size and shape, both after sexual intercourse as well as childbirth. However, the relaxation of her muscles does not mean the vagina stretches or grows into a cavernous space; it merely makes room for the man, as a tight vagina would hinder our evolutionary need to procreate. This is when men come into the equation. If a woman feels too tight during sex, chances are she is not fully aroused.
From perennially perky breasts to smooth, hairless legs, womanhood has been constantly sexualized and subjected to unrealistic standards. However, none have been as harmful, or as unexplored, as the expectation of having a tight vagina. Tight vaginas are prized in almost every society and culture that has roots in patriarchy. And this stereotype appears to heavily affect Asian women in particular. And how do they bring it on home for the win? Oh, the smallest vaginas in the game.