Early on in my marriage, my husband and I used to joke about having “naked” days at home. We were young back then, so don’t judge us too much! Nakedness was still a novelty. We would joke about spending whole days in our birthday suits, making pancakes, lounging about, and doing what married couples do.
Looking back, I can’t help but laugh at our idea of wedded bliss. After almost 10 years of marriage and four kids, our “naked” days look a little different than they used to. But no matter your age, marital status, or gender, it’s still a good idea to spend more time naked.
Here are a few reasons to celebrate spending more time in your birthday suit.
- To become more comfortable with your body
Many women struggle with body image issues, especially after having children. Most of us are all too familiar with the “tricks” that help us avoid seeing our full naked selves. There’s the full-on avoidance of mirrors (don’t look!), the refusal to install full-length mirrors (chest up only, please!), and the quick “towel wrap” after showers (quick, cover up!). I’ve done them all myself, so I totally get it.
But forcing yourself to spend more time naked forces you to confront the fact that your body is yours. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. No matter where you stand in your health journey, our bodies are amazing. They carry us through life and they deserve to be respected and treated well, not avoided at all costs. Read more