10 Tips For Going Commando, Because Underwear Are Overrated

10 Tips For Going Commando, Because Underwear Are Overrated ©iStock/kicsiicsi

Going commando is one of the most freeing, comfortable ways to wear your clothes. I should know — I’ve been going commando for well over a decade. If you’re new to living life sans panties, I’ve got some veteran advice for you.

  1. Don’t wear clothing with large leg holes. You can accidentally give people a peep show by laying down in the grass with wide legged shorts if you’re not wearing anything underneath. It’s something to get used to, but unless you want to deal with a lot of stares, you’ll want to choose your outfits wisely.
  2. Be careful about sports. If you want to do things like horseback riding, spin class, yoga, or dancing of any sort, stick to wearing leggings or yoga pants. Too much movement can easily mean that you’re involuntarily flashing someone.
  3. Do it often if you get frequent bacterial or yeast infections. According to a number of gynecologists, going commando allows your girl parts to breathe and noticeably reduces the chance of infection. From personal experience, going commando also can help you maintain sensitivity down there.
  4. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to switch detergents when you go commando. Rough denim plus soap that makes you itch equals a very bad time.
  5. It’ll probably feel weird at first, but you’ll get used to it. It’s sooo much more comfy than wearing underwear. If you’re like me, you’ll never want to wear underwear again.
  6. If you want to experience a feeling of true freedom, go commando while wearing baggy pants. It’s so nice. It’s so hard to go back to wearing tight pants after trying it.
  7. Take some preventative chafing measures. A lot of women can’t handle going commando while rocking a Brazilian wax because of chafing. If you skip underwear regularly, this might be a serious problem depending on how you’re built. The best remedies are to wear loose clothing when it gets warm, wear leggings that help you avoid the problem, or to avoid going full Brazilian. A little bit of hair can help cut down on chafing significantly.
  8. Going panty-free can also make guys go a little crazy, so be prepared for it. Girls release pheromones down there, and guess what turns guys on? Pheromones! Of course, telling a guy that you don’t wear underwear might actually make them get a little bit hot under the collar, regardless of whether he smells your scent.
  9. From personal experience, you might notice how much money you’ve wasted on underwear after a while. I used to shop for panties religiously… until I stopped wearing them. Then, they became annoying and uncomfortable. All of a sudden, I had about $80 more per month to spend. Looking back, I can’t believe that I wasted so much cash on those itchy things!
  10. In a weird way, going commando for a long period of time makes you more comfortable with your body. When you’re going commando, it often feels like a silent way to show that you’re not shy about your girl parts. It does give me a bit of confidence and it helps me accept the fact that I have a vagina. I can’t be alone in that, right?
Ossiana Tepfenhart is a New Jersey based writer and editor with bylines in Mashed, Newsbreak, Good Men Project, YourTango, and many more. She’s also the author of a safe travel guide for LGBTQIA+ people available on Amazon.

She regularly writes on her popular Medium page and posts on TikTok and Instagram @ossianamakescontent.