Most couples know the benefits of sleeping naked. It can boost your physical intimacy, help keep your body cool, and even lead to better sleep. But have you ever considered why you should walk around naked with your spouse?

It's Time to Walk Around Naked

Being naked around your spouse might have been easiest at the beginning of your marriage. Romance and passion were top of mind. You might have slept or cuddled naked regularly. Perhaps you jumped into the shower together often, whether to spend time together or enjoy shower sex.

But over time, being naked in front of your spouse can become less common. As you’re busy raising children or building your careers, it can feel like your marriage has taken a back seat. Alternatively, you might feel less confident with your body as you age and change.

No matter your circumstances, it’s time to walk around naked with your spouse.

Why It’s Time to Walk Around Naked (WITH Your Spouse)

1. To build your physical intimacy 

The 6 Pillars of Intimacy® are the foundation of an extraordinary marriage. They include emotional, physical, financial, spiritual, recreational, and sexual intimacy.

Intimacy is more than just sex. And it‘s important to prioritize all six pillars because they provide beauty and strength to your marriage.

Physical intimacy is the closeness and connection created through your loving touches. This is different than sexual intimacy.

When you walk around naked with your spouse, you have the opportunity to strengthen your physical intimacy by touching your spouse in nonsexual ways. There are no clothes acting as a barrier between your skin. You can experience skin-to-skin contact in nonsexual ways to boost physical intimacy.

For example, you can embrace your spouse in a full body hug as you pass in the hallway. You can touch their lower back as they grab something from the pantry. Or you can leave gentle kisses on their shoulders while they get ready for the day.

These simply moments of nonsexual touch help strengthen your physical intimacy, which increases the connection you feel with your spouse.

While it’s possible to experience some of these moments clothed, you create countless more opportunities for connection when you walk around naked.

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2. To be your true self around your spouse

Another reason to walk around naked with your spouse is that it strengthens emotional intimacy. Emotional intimacy is the closeness and connection that is created by sharing your thoughts, feelings, and desires with each other.

Nakedness requires vulnerability. In order to feel comfortable naked around your spouse, you have to create an environment where you feel safe. The only way to make that happen is by communicating openly and honestly with each other.

As you strengthen your emotional intimacy, you can feel confident being your true self, both physically and emotionally.

Walking around naked is a gift that both you and your spouse get to enjoy. There is no need to constantly cover up your body when you are within the privacy of your home.

Of course, you can’t walk around naked all day, every day. There are places to go and people to see. But when you are alone at home, be intentional about getting (and staying) naked for your spouse. 

3. To switch up your foreplay

Let’s be honest: one of the first things that attracted you to your spouse what their physical presence. Intellect, emotions, and behavior aside, physical attraction helps fuel passion.

When you walk around naked with your spouse, you will facilitate and possibly even ignite that attraction, even if it has subsided over the years. This is a form of foreplay that can lead to new and creative ways to initiate sex.

Foreplay is a crucial piece of sexual intimacy, alongside romance, initiation, and sexual intercourse.

Foreplay doesn’t have to occur right before intercourse, either. Perhaps you walk around naked with your spouse in the morning as a precursor to intercourse later that night. It can create excitement and anticipation that lasts the entire day.

If initiating sex is challenging for you, walking around naked could be a new strategy to try.

When to Walk Around Naked

There is no rule that says you must wake up, put on the same clothes every day, and then hurry to take it off and get into bed at the end of the day. Change it up after the kids are in bed or when you are home alone. Lock your bedroom door, shed your clothes, and walk around naked together.

Here are some times when you can easily get or stay naked:

  • Before or after your shower
  • When you’re getting dressed or changing clothes
  • Brushing your teeth
  • Doing your hair or makeup
  • Making the bed
  • Tidying up the kitchen or family room
  • Put on your favorite song and dance together

In the coming days, don’t feel so rushed to put on your clothes.

There are enough routines in your day. Choosing to walk around naked with your spouse is one way you can break up the routines and add something exciting to the mix.

Not Quite Ready to Get Naked?

If you haven’t walked around naked with your spouse in a while, you might be hesitant to try this out. We get it! You can take small steps as you become more and more comfortable with this level of vulnerability.

Try walking around in sexy clothes if you’re not ready to walk around naked quite yet. This is a great way to take action today toward a stronger marriage.

Look through a selection of sexy clothes for him and her to find something you can wear in the meantime. Instead of switching from day clothes to pajamas, slip into something sexy like lingerie or silk boxers.

Eventually, you can become comfortable enough to walk around naked with your spouse and boost your 6 Pillars of Intimacy®.

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