So, it’s late Saturday afternoon and you step out of the shower, clean and refreshed. It’s still a while before you need to get dressed to go out. You go to the kitchen, unpack the dishwasher and pour a glass of wine.
You lean over the basin and open the kitchen window. A cool burst of air rushes in and your nipples burst out the open window to a theatrical Sound of Music chorus in the background, while your neighbour cycles past politely greeting… Okay, so the latter may have been a slight exaggeration, but the point is that as you go about your normal routine you realise you are still naked.
A brief inexplicable emotion of shy pleasure washes over you as you hesitantly walk back to the couch. Now, fully conscious and focused on being naked, warning questions start to pour into your mind. “What if someone knocks on the door?”, “What if there’s a fire and you need to run out?”, “WHAT IF, a neighbour sees you through the window?” Your heart starts to beat just a little faster at the thought of being exposed, but instead of panic, it feels…good?
One can psychologically debate the topic academically, but the fact remains, many people love walking around the house naked. There are even groups on Facebook and the Net dedicated to “walking around the house naked”.
After doing some research online and …erm…offline, here are our 5 top reasons for letting it all loose at home:
Get to know your body
Unless you sleep in the nude and have daily sessions of extended intimacy, most of us probably spend a total of an hour naked every day. During this time we are showering, bathing or getting dressed and as result we pay very little attention to the intricacies of our body. Most things in life have become a rush and the latter is often not an exception.
When you really think about it, your other half and pets probably spend more time studying your body, in all its glory, than you do.
Prolonged periods of exposure and a few strategically placed mirrors would inevitably provoke you to start paying attention to yourself. You are bound to take a critical or perhaps, complimentary look at yourself. Maybe you notice a patch of hair you realise needs urgent removal or trimming, maybe you see an area that can do with a little definition or maybe you realise that you actually have a few really stunning assets.
For so many reasons, it makes sense to know your body better than anyone else.
Comfortable and confident
At first walking around naked may feel awkward or even a little perverse, but you need to accept that you were born naked and it’s completely natural *pun intended* to give the clothes a rest. Some of us aren’t comfortable with the idea. Often getting undressed and preceded by a ceremonial “can you turn off the light?”
Spending time at home alone in your birthday suit with no one to judge you is a great way to gain intimate self confidence. It ties in with the point above. The more time you spend being naked, the better you get to know yourself and the more comfortable you will become being starkers’.
Eventually slipping out of your clothes, getting dressed in fresh air will be a very “normal” thing to do and it’s bound to have a positive impact in the bedroom…or anywhere else in the house for that matter…
A relaxing sense of freedom
Stripped of all clothing at home, in your sanctuary, can give you a sense of freedom by letting you briefly escape from the social boundaries that sometimes limit and constrict our inherent nature.
Let the stress of the day fall to the floor with your clothes, while you indulge in your “freedom” with some good tunes and happy thoughts. However, try not to dance….for some people dancing without the support clothing offers can turn into a very dangerous event. We said that you should enjoy your body in all its glory, not become a danger to yourself and the décor around you.
It’s a great way to cool down!
Summer is on the way, or so they say, and there is no better way to cool down than sitting or lying in front of a fan or air-con on hot stuffy summer’s day.
Being naked together is always fun! This is no exception and it can turn into some really awesome foreplay!
Our suggestion is to make a date of it. If possible, dedicate one morning, afternoon or evening to being in your birthday suit. Some couples have a day in the week, for example, “Naked Sunday”. Once you have had a shower, spend the time together making breakfast, cooking dinner or watch a movie together. Regardless of how you do it, the idea is to enjoy each other’s company while being completely exposed, doing normal routine things around the house. “No!” fixing the gutters and gardening doesn’t quite fall into this category….unless…..each to their own we suppose!
If neither of you are comfortable being completely vulnerable, or if you want to just want to have some fun, sit down at opposite ends of the table and as you are about to eat, take off your all your clothes, except for your top. The idea is that you will both “appear” clothed, but you will both know that underneath the table you are completely naked…see how long you can have dinner without thinking about it and without getting just a little aroused…*in the event that you have pets, the kind that likes to beg at the table, we advise you to make sure they aren’t around. Especially if they like Vienna’s as a little treat*
At the end of the day, if you are still not comfortable to indulge in this activity then ask that special person in your life (no, not your mom!) to read this post. Offer to leave the house while they give it a bash on the condition that they send you proof. Okay, we admit it’s a cheap way to get a nude selfie of your other half, but hey, we’re all about foreplay!