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Why do boys never have adequate bedding?

By Jessica Lindsay

I have never been to a single man’s house and thought his bed was up to scratch.

Whether that’s only one lonely pillow made available, or a thin duvet, or horribly printed covers, I haven’t seen one boy’s bedding that looks comfortable and inviting.

I find it odd, that guys I know who are meticulous about their personal style and appearance, and not messy in any other sense of the word, will sleep in what’s basically a hovel.

What sort of raw pillow nonsense is this!? Who are these poor girls who slept over at your house? Pillow cases come in packs of two, so where did you put the other one?

I’m a bit of a bed snob, really, but I don’t see an issue with wanting to spend eight hours of every day in a bed that’s clean, fluffy, and has ample pillows.

Why do boys never have adequate bedding?
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Doing a bit of research on men’s interior design skills, I came across this article on D’marge, which says to impress women you should have a bedside table, and a wardrobe. The bar is really that low.

According to one study, single men only change their sheets four times a year. So, not only are these bedrooms not aesthetically pleasing, they’re bloody filthy.

Chatting with colleagues, one woman said her boyfriend uses a sofa cushion as his pillow, another went home with a guy to find he didn’t even possess a duvet cover. It doesn’t look good, guys.

Why do boys never have adequate bedding?
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One strange phenomenon I’ve also noticed is boyfriends even making the bed differently, putting the pillows under the duvet and failing to master the art of the tuck.

However, all of my female friends are pretty proud of their beds, and have a multitude of cushions, memory foam toppers, and good tog duvets. Of course, this is anecdotal, but there are just too many people saying the same thing to ignore it.

It might be something to do with living at home for longer, or some men just not thinking it matters.

The takeaway is clear though, female or male, your bedding IS being noticed by your sexual partners. Get yourself to Dunelm or Debenhams, buy yourself some proper pillows, and please wash them.

 

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