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Sleeping Naked

(c) Malcolm Lidbury (https://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkpasty/)

(C) Malcolm Lidbury 2007

For a lot of people, their first real experience at “being naked” is sleeping nude. The freedom – and sometimes excitement – of not wearing clothes to bed can be the beginning of a journey that opens the door to naturism. But did you know there are actual benefits to sleeping naked?

According to an article from Gizmodo India, besides just being more comfortable there are “scientific” reasons to sleep naked. These range from enhancing blood circulation, better sleeping patterns due to the body being able to control its’ temperature, reducing stress and enhancing our relationships There is no source for the science behind these assertions, however based on my own practice, I can say that there is anecdotal evidence to support these claims.

Lately I have been having some back issues which has involved me using a pain relieving cream (i.e. Ben Gay) which involves me wearing a tee-shirt to prevent any unnecessary residue¬†on my bedding. I hate it. I feel that I am being constricted by the tee, and just when I think I’m comfortable I move and have to spend time readjusting the tee. There have been times that the tee has been so stretched due to my movement that I’ve felt that blood was not circulating well due to this restriction. When I am naked in bed, I have no issue with getting comfortable (or with constricted blood flow).

I also see a benefit to temperature control. In the colder months, it can be a little more of a shock to the body when you first get into bed, but the body tends to adjust rather quickly. I’ve noticed this more recently with the need to wear a tee to bed. It is odd that such a natural fabric like cotton (which my tees are made out of) can add so much heat when I am in bed. In part, I think this is more related to the closeness of the tee to the body, which¬†impacts the body’s ability to more easily regular its’ temperature.

I’m not certain that my stress levels are really affected that much, though I will say that my frustration levels are higher when I need to wear some form of textiles while sleeping. This has mainly to do with the “fight” I have with clothes (see above).

Overall, I believe (anecdotally) that there are many more benefits to sleeping nude, and I would definitely encourage anyone who is thinking about their first foray into naturism to consider this option. If nothing else, you may feel better in the morning.

Fall Is Starting

The first sightings of fall have started to appear in North Texas. With this realization that another summer is almost over, the sadness of a more textiled-world is about to be embraced … reluctantly.

Of course, the cooler months do provide for some great nude activities inside, and I’m hoping that there will be a number of events or gatherings over the next 4-5 months that will keep the clothes off the body on occasion.

I’m going to do my part, and plan for a naked game night in October. The feature game is going to be Cards Against Humanity, which is a fun game at the best of times, so I’m hoping that there will be great deal of merriment during the course of the evening.

Gaming can be a lot of fun, so let’s hope naked gaming will be a hoot!

Bare As You Dare 2014

The Bluebonnet Bare As You Dare Cross Country 5K is happening on September 13, 2014. This is probably my favorite nude racing event, as the folks at Bluebonnet go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome, and it’s a great day to spend running, walking, playing water volleyball or just casually socializing.

If you are looking for a first opportunity to try social nudism these race days are the best time to try it. Being naked with everyone else, takes away a lot of the awkwardness that you may feel the first time you are in a larger group. It’s one of the most natural environments I’ve ever been in, and I encourage you try it.