Apparently, there's a deep divide when it comes to wearing socks during sex. Some people are hardcore #TeamSocks, while others are adamantly against it. There's a few who are in-between for the issue, but generally, this topic is pretty polarizing.
Pros to keeping them on include warmth, avoiding any unpleasant smells, hiding any potentially unruly toenails (it happens), and appealing to your partner (sock fetishes are thing!). Also, one study found that women who wear socks during sex are more likely to orgasm.
Cons include socks looking kind of unsexy, distracting from ~the mood~, and slipping off halfway through doing the deed.
When I investigated which opinion is more popular, I found that people are actually pretty passionate about this topic. Each side definitely thinks theirs is the right one (of course). Whiletherearemanythreads on Reddit that debate this at length, here are a few summed-up reasons for the big sock-during-sex debate. Here's what they all had to say – arguments for pro-socks, anti-socks, and in between all ahead.