Ladies: can I tell you a secret? I don’t wear underwear. Like, ever. Unless it’s that time of the month or I’m wearing a flowy dress (and yes, I learned that the hard way on a windy day).
Part of it is that I like to hang around in boxers at home as a freelance writer, so there’s no need for clingy underwear — let alone pants. But the other part of it is that I simply don’t like to wear undergarments. I don’t like the visible panty lines (VPLs), the wedgies, the weird lumps caused by elastic waistbands or the need for a separate gentle cycle on laundry day. In short, women’s underwear is totally overrated. Period.
I stopped wearing underwear about ten years ago after deciding thongs would just never be comfortable, and I have yet to go back. Plus, it turns out, science says I might be onto something with my underwear embargo.
Here are eight benefits of going commando all the time: