The study, conducted by the extremely scientific outfit MyCelebrityFashion.co.uk and reported in the Telegraph, found that 48% of female respondents preferred to have sex with at least one item of clothing on. The most popular choice was the bra (though we'd like to meet those ladies who get down wearing, say, a top hat) and the most common reason was "to improve body confidence." Men, perhaps unsurprisingly, are way less into ladies wearing clothes, with just 36% saying they prefer it (and just anecdotally, even this seems high).
Perhaps due to a pro-clothing bias, MyCelebrityFashion.co.uk spins the results in a positive way: says marketing director Andy Barr, ''The fact that such a large proportion of women claim to feel sexier with an item kept on suggests that, whilst body confidence might be low, clothes can really improve a woman's self-image.'' Bras can be sexy, and of course there's an argument to be made for doing whatever makes you feel hot. But what bra-wearers may gain in confidence they lose in nipple-access, and it's kind of a shame if body image issues are getting in the way of women's fun. Top hats, of course, are another story.
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