Gift an article

Does what you wear in bed really matter?

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Loading, please wait...
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Woman wearing sexy night dress.
Woman wearing sexy night dress.
Getty Images

Sex. We’re either thinking about it, having it or lamenting its absence. Despite what society will have us think, women are just as sexual as men. “It is our human right, and in our DNA to want to express ourselves sexually,” says OBGynae and sexologist Dr Mpume Zenda.

After all, the survival of our species depends on us engaging in the deed. Not only are we driven by our mammalian instinct to procreate, but it also feels really good and has a number of health benefits. According to Medical News Today some of the benefits include “preserving heart health in some people, reducing blood pressure and boosting immunity”.

Whether you are in a long-term relationship or situationship, everyone can benefit from the stress relief. “Clothes make the man” (or woman), or so the saying goes. But, does the same ring true for what you wear in the bedroom – or kitchen and lounge–if you are a little more adventurous? Will wearing nothing to bed make your man salivate or does the engine stall when he finds you with an old T-shirt and a stocking full of holes on your head? These are the questions that many women often ask themselves when they get ready to do the horizontal tango.

Read this for free
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Already a subscriber? Sign in