Socks on when having sex?

· By Team PLEASE

Cold feet? We have got you covered.

Socks during sex, may just bring the heat!

When we talk about having ‘cold feet’ I reckon half of us immediately think about bad circulation, bad weather or not wearing socks that are thick enough. The logical explanation. Then there’s the metaphorical understanding; the old phrase that refers to hesitation or not following through with a commitment. Well it’s no surprise that the phrase was nurtured by the logic behind it, but we’ll get there.

Now let’s talk about sex and socks. Alright there are definitely better items of clothing (or lack thereof) that you could wear to bed. But before you get the ick over something rather cute in my personal opinion, let’s just look at the facts and real benefits.

Simply put, the intensity of an orgasm is dependent on the blood circulation to the vaginal area the same way erections are dependent on blood flow. You see where I’m going with this. Wearing socks, or keeping warm ultimately leads to better circulation. I.e. Socks. Equals. Orgasms. 

So sex in socks should actually be sexy. And before I go full Dr Who on you, let’s look at some studies. 

According to a study conducted at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, working with 13 heterosexual couples aged 19 to 49, researchers found that when couples were given socks, about 80-percent were able to achieve orgasm, compared with 50-percent who didn’t wear socks. The researchers, led by neuroscientist Gert Holstege, also conducted brain scans to determine different mental responses during orgasm; seeing that female participants demonstrated a decrease in activity from the amygdala and prefrontal cortex, the parts of the brain that process fear and anxiety. So a pair of socks could bring a real feel of relaxation, reduce fear and anxiety and help in reaching that wonderful moment.

But why do some of us feel so strongly about partners wearing socks during a moment that is supposed to be sultry and sensual?

It could very well be the media and society’s portrayal of sex and what it should look like that has been etched into most of our brains. We have an idea of what sex should look like and well, we’re here to say that sex doesn't need to look any sort of way. It can look however you want and feel however you want. And if you want to wear socks, wear them!

But for some, it might be a texture thing. Having socks on doesn’t feel right in bed or you prefer the feel of skin on skin when you’re ‘skin on skinning’. It’s a totally personal preference that you should make your own choices about. So long as you now know that factual connection between the big O and some warm fuzzy toe warmers.

Which I suppose leads us to the notion of getting cold feet. If you feel like you can’t finish, it might just be because you’re not wearing socks.

Yes, please.