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Naked at Home: Why It’s Good & 20 Things Best Done in the Nude!

Do you long to be free and naked? Well, there are some surprising benefits to being naked at home! Why not give it a go and see for yourself?

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From the day Adam and Eve decided to swap eternal paradise for the glory and majesty of a solitary apple, nudity is something that society has frowned upon across nearly every culture. Yet, it’s the most natural thing in the world, isn’t it? There are some great benefits of being naked at home, because you’re in your own space and nobody else is there to judge or see you.

After all, we came into this world naked, why not embrace that wonderful freedom even in your adult years?

Of course, make sure your curtains are closed – you wouldn’t want to give the neighbors a shock! But, as long as you’re not accidentally giving anyone an eyeful, there are plenty of benefits and enjoyment to simply being free in your birthday suit.

[Read: How to look way, way better naked by using 15 real-life tips]

Why is it good to be naked at home sometimes?

If you’re a fan of the TV show Friends, you’ll remember that Rachel decided to strip off and dance around the apartment simply because it felt good. There’s some truth in that! Of course, she forgot to close her curtains and gave Ross quite the shock, so do learn from her mistakes!

The truth is that being naked is actually good for your health and wellbeing. Here are a few reasons why you should be naked at home occasionally. [Read: 13 sexy benefits of sleeping naked you had no idea about]

1. Nakedness helps you accept your body

When you hide your body under layers of clothes, you’re not really doing a lot to accept it.

Body confidence is such an issue these days and it’s something we should all try and overcome. By spending time naked at home, you’re seeing your body as something very normal.

It’s not something you’re hiding, it’s out there and you can see it very clearly. That’s how you accept it. That’s how you realize that you’re wonderfully beautiful in your own skin. [Read: How to feel more confident in your body and fall in love with you]

2. Being naked at home helps you burn fat

Believe it or not, when you’re naked, you’re actually burning fat! Yes, it’s true! The human body has good fat cells and bad ones.

You need the good ones to kick into action (called brown adipose tissue) so that they go to battle with and kill the bad ones (white adipose tissue). When you’re exposed to the elements, albeit inside your house, the good ones start to do what they’re best at and burn away the bad ones.

You’re probably not going to lose a huge amount of weight but it’s not a bad thing to try!

3. Your overall confidence will grow

As you accept your body, you’ll notice that it’s not only your confidence in how you look that grows, but in how you feel generally. Spending time naked at home allows you to feel free and without limits.

As you see your body as a wonderful and beautiful thing, you’ll start to feel positive and upbeat. Now, that’s a major benefit! [Read: How to build self-confidence – 16 ways to realize you’re worth it]

4. Being naked at home may help you beat stress

You’re feeling good in your own skin and you’re feeling free and unshackled. You’re basically as relaxed as it’s possible to be. In that type of situation, stress simply can’t survive.

If you’ve had a pretty hard day at work, close the curtains, light some candles, put on some relaxing music, and get naked. Feel the freedom all around you and you’ll quickly kick out any stress that’s lingering in your mind. [Read: 14 really quick stress busters to recharge your mind]

20 of the best things you can do while naked at home

We know there are certain advantages to be had while being naked at home, but what can you actually do? Are you supposed to just sit there? Well, here are some practical and sensual pursuits when you’re walking around your place in the buff.

1. Cleaning

Obviously, we’re not talking hardcore cleaning, here. You wouldn’t want to risk your most intimate parts coming into contact with splashes of bleach!

However, for light dusting and such, it makes perfect sense not to be dressed. After all, it saves a change of clothes. [Read: The best ways to love your body, no matter its size]

2. Watching TV

Slouching around on the sofa, watching your favorite soaps and sports programs, why bother dressing?

It would be far more comfortable to let it all hang out while you’re worshiping the goggle-box, and will keep you from being too warm, as the sofa slowly becomes a body-heat-reflecting radiator.

3. Playing board games

We’re specifically talking about with a partner here, although if the group thing does it for you, then go ahead.

Getting naked could actually be part of the game *think strip poker* or it could be that way from the start. Twister, anyone? [Read: 10 of the most horny drinking games for naughty guys and girls]

4. Meditating

Meditating takes a helluva lot of practice and concentration to get right. What you don’t need is an uncomfortable bunching-up of cloth pinching at your intimate areas midway through.

It makes very good, practical sense being naked in this case. Also, the more relaxed feel of being naked at home will help you to get into the mood for meditation. You’re as grounded to nature as it’s possible to be when there is nothing between you and the universe.

5. DIY

Many women will get a buzz from seeing their guy all naked, except for a hard-hat and tool belt. It’s like something out of a male stripper’s catalog. The same could, albeit less typically, work the other way around. Why not?

6. Sleeping

A fairly obvious one, but a lot of people still don the full nighttime regalia when hitting the sack. If you’ve never dared to sleep naked before, give it a go. It’s liberating, comfortable, and more than a little bit sexy. [Read: Shy getting naked? How to take it all off with confidence]

7. Exercising

The perfect time to get your clothes off and be how nature intended. Why? Because you sweat like mad when you’re exercising.

Being naked means you keep cooler, and you save yourself the bother of having to wash yet another set of clothes.

8. Eating

This could be a pretty sexy pursuit to indulge in with a loved one. The Japanese even eat food off each other’s naked bodies *a traditional called Nyotaimori*, and while that could be a little extreme for many, they do say that variety is the spice of life!

However, if you’re at home alone, eating naked could be a great way to practice mindful eating too. This means slowing down and being right in the moment as you enjoy the flavors and textures you’re consuming. Being naked simply means you’re more relaxed and that could help you to stay in the moment. [Read: Nom-nom no-no’s – 17 foods to avoid before having sex]

9. Cooking

While this perfect partner to the suggestion above provides much the same in the way of visual and sensory stimulation, do please be careful to avoid fried food. Unless you want to end up a casualty with very intimate burns, that is. [Read: 10 awesome ways to make cooking with your partner so much more fun]

10. Playing video games

This comes down to practical reasons again, especially if you’re a hardcore gamer who can easily spend a full day on the console.

Clothes aren’t made to stay in that position on the couch for so long, and nakedness provides a pleasant alternative to intimate chafing and rubbing.

11. Washing the car

Only if you have a private garage or drive, of course. On a hot day, it makes a very pleasant diversion and could provide some fun time with a partner also. Time to get the hose out!

12. Sunbathing

The reason for this is quite obvious; as well as saving your summer clothes from getting covered in sunscreen, sunbathing naked means you’ll get a more even tan. Who knows? Of course, you should do this privately, so only in a private garden or yard.

However, sunbathing naked *with sunscreen* could help you get a good dose of vitamin D, which is ideal for mood-boosting. [Read: Real-life public flashing confessions from our readers]

13. Playing sports

As long as you have private grounds well away from prying eyes, a game of badminton or croquet could prove a very pleasant diversion.

Of course, avoid the more active sports. Neither the male nor the female form can cope well with attempts to resist gravity, and the concept of snap-back can have some quite uncomfortable consequences.

14. Painting and decorating

Painting ceilings, especially, can be very uncomfortable and any amount of lightening the load or reducing restriction is bound to help. So, try stripping your clothes before you strip the wallpaper!

However, do bear in mind that you might end up with paint splashes in places where they may be hard to remove! [Read: 15 compelling reasons to date an artistic, creative person]

15. Reading

Chill out at home with the curtains drawn and a good book. What could be more relaxing than that? If you’re chilly, you can grab a blanket but try to go the whole naked at home route and you’ll grab the benefits more.

16. Working

If you work from home, on the computer, or otherwise, try doing it de-robed. Reduce the discomfort and increase your productivity. That’s one way to make sure your to-do list is completed! [Read: How to maintain a social life when you work from home]

17. Practicing yoga

Stretching at full tilt, splayed limbs, and highly exposed flexing—and all done while naked. What’s not to like about that? It’s much easier to move and you’ll feel much more comfortable. Again, it also has benefits in terms of body confidence and calming too.

18. Studying

When your brain’s operating at full capacity, and the stress of a deadline is getting to you, then it’s time to cool down—in more ways than one.

Strip off, and let the air cool you down. As we mentioned earlier, being naked at home is also good for reducing stress. [Read: 15 college life hacks you won’t learn in school to survive and thrive]

19. Dancing

If you’re home alone, close the curtains, strip off, put on your favorite music and dance the night away. It’s a great way to reconnect with yourself and just let loose. It’ll kick stress out of your day and you’ll feel amazing at the end too.

20. Having sex

You might think that this goes without saying, but it’s amazing how many still cling to their clothing when having sex.

If this is a problem for you, then try throwing caution to the wind and making love as nature intended. Not only will you avoid having to fight your way around clothing at a crucial moment, but you’ll also increase the amount of skin contact that you have with your partner—a far more sensual option than dressing for winter in Alaska.

[Read: 9 naughtiest sex parties you can safely have at home]

It’s amazing how easily domestic chores can be spiced up with a generous helping of nudity. Whether for practical or sensual reasons, go ahead and liberate your body with these things best done naked at home!

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