After a week of vacation and rejection emails, I’m ready to start talking about more entertaining topics again. I don’t want this blog to just be about me and my failed efforts at becoming a published author. I want this blog to have some entertainment value, preferably the sexy kind. I’m still committed to delivering that and today is no exception.
For this topic, I’d like to get a little personal. I don’t normally do this, but I think this is due. I’m going to confess something that most people don’t confess outside of private conversations or absent significant alcohol intact. I, Jack Fisher, sleep naked.
Yes, it’s true. The same guy who tries to make a living writing sexy love stories sleeps in the buff. It doesn’t matter if it’s the dead of winter. It doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of summer. I sleep naked and I love it. I also highly recommend that others do it. It doesn’t matter if your a man, woman, trans, gay, or straight. Sleeping naked is one of life’s most underrated pleasures.
Now I didn’t always sleep naked, but that’s mostly due to logistical issues. I grew up in a fairly large household where walking around naked tends to cause problems. I also lived with roommates for a good chunk of my early adult life and too much nudity causes entirely different problems in that situation. Even after I moved into a more comfortable living situation on my own, I still wore underwear to bed. Then, one day I just stopped.
I don’t remember exactly when I decided to start sleeping naked. I don’t know what was going through my mind or why the idea came to me. I just know that after the first night, I could never go back. There’s just something inherently liberating about sleeping naked. I’ve found that it improves the quality of my sleep. It reduces stress. It even settles my mind, which is important for any aspiring writer trying to flesh out new ideas. Other than my manly parts flopping around under the sheets, I can think of no real drawbacks.
I know these benefits are just anecdotal. There can’t be any scientific reasons why sleeping naked is awesome, can there? Well, it turns out science has a dirty mind because they actually did study this and wouldn’t you know it? There are actual documented benefits. Elite Daily listed 7 scientific reasons why you should sleep naked, but I believe there are far more than that.
I believe this because of a little something I like to call caveman logic. This logic simply acknowledges that our bodies, as magnificent as they are, evolved from hunter/gatherer societies in the African savanna 100,000 years ago. Since evolution is slow and our bodies, save for one organ, are pretty dumb on a fundamental level, our biology still functions under the same evolutionary guidelines that emerged all those years ago.
That means sleeping with silk clothes and bleached cotton doesn’t necessarily complement that biology. Remember, our species evolved in a tropical and semi-tropical climate. So sleeping naked was kind of the only option and naturally, our bodies adapted and evolved.
The problem is that 100,000 years of cultural, societal, and religious development tends to create a lot of mixed messages about our bodies and how we see them. That’s why nudity is still so taboo in some areas. However, I don’t think there should be any taboo about sleeping naked.
Whether your alone or with a lover, there are just too many benefits. Human beings, following caveman logic, evolved to be social, emotional creatures. The simple act of being naked with someone creates all these pleasant, intimate feelings that make us happy and content. It’s almost as though nature wants us to be naked, intimate, and content with one another instead of isolated, hostile, and ashamed. Strange, isn’t it?
I’m not a doctor and I don’t pretend to be one. I’m an aspiring writer who has yet to taste real success. I’m not exactly an authority on sexual health or physical health in general. However, I do feel confident in recommending to others that they give sleeping naked a try. If you need even more proof, check out this video from DNews. If that still doesn’t convince you, then that’s your call.
Now if you’ll excuse me, these pants are getting mighty uncomfortable.
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