Naked in bed or Onesie fun?

Festival Onesie wearer

A new survey conducted on behalf of Cotton USA asked 1,000 British couples questions including: what they wear to bed, and how happy they are in their relationship.

Fifty-seven percent of those who sleep naked reported they felt happy in their relationship, compared with 48% of pyjama wearers and 43% for nighties. This research trys to suggest people who wear onesies are the unhappiest with only 37% happy.

What to make of these findings? Well not much because you would need to know the age and gender split on results. It’s the over-55 group who are most likely to sleep naked, the survey found and maybe that is the same group who are most likely to be content with their partner. Also it is probably the case that onesies are worn when people feel like they need comforting, say after a relationship split. Cotton USA spokesperson Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe commented that being nude encouraged being intimate and open, because of soft bedding and skin-to-skin contact. Lets see what a Manhattan-based sex therapist and relationship expert says: “Being naked in bed with your partner is physically and emotionally intimate,” she said. “It’s a way of showing, ‘I want to be close to you’ and a green light for sex. ” Green light for sex? – Surely that should be a red light?

The survey also looked at other sleeping habits and bedroom issues that get people upset. It found that dirty clothes strewn on the floor, general mess and unmade beds are all issues for partners, whilst eating in bed, allowing pets in, stealing the covers and wearing socks to bed were also considered turn-offs. So no footed onesies then.

Best solution – lounge in the cosy comfort of your unfooted onesie – then take it off in bed when you are warm enough. And go for cotton – We agree with Cotton USA that cotton was said to imply cleanliness, while satin implied wealth (but also sleaziness) and polyester implied cheapness.