I really enjoy sleeping in the nude with my wife, especially below the waist. She hates it. I find it to be uniquely intimate, and almost as bonding as sexual intercourse, but she says it's awkward and won't do it. I respect her feelings, but I don't get the awkwardness. Can anyone give me insight here? Has anyone felt this way and come to enjoy sleeping in the nude with a spouse?
I don't know about awkwardness, yet I can relate that when I first started dating my wife, she wore pyjamas for the first few nights, until I told her it felt better sleeping naked. As a consequence close to 21 years later she still sleeps naked almost all of the time.
I always wonder what I'd do if there was a fire and I had to run out.
Which reminds me, back in 1996 my now wife and I went to the Sydney Opera House, to see Crowded House do their so called Farewell to the World Concert. When it ended we couldn't get a taxi or a bus back because they were full and didn't bother with a train, so we walked the 7km back to her place and after a long day went to sleep naked.
Then at some point in the AM I was woken up by all of these voices outside her bedroom door (she lived in a share house), they were Fire Brigade people saying it's all clear and the fire was out. Anyway being butt naked and knowing that if there had been a fire, opening the door would let crap in so I didn't disturb my partner and went back to sleep.
As it turned out the place was a mess because, one of the girls had knocked a candle over in her room, which hit the curtains and then made a terrible mess of the room and hallway. The funny thing was no one checked on us, because they thought we were still out. As an aside I thought it was funny one of my mates was one of the guys who attended that fire.
To each his or her own. I enjoy feeling a soft body next to mine, but it isn't even necessary. A comforting woman is more than skin deep. In fact, it's easier to fall asleep if I'm not horny because she is naked and I can feel her soft body.
Sleeping naked has always been the norm for me whether alone or mutually with all of my long term sexual relationships. So sleeping next to a naked woman in and of itself doesn't generate a rise as such. So falling asleep has never been an issue.