There is a lot that you may not know about what you wear down there.
When it comes to underwear, we know the style, cut and color we like but there are some more important things about underwear we should also take into consideration — especially how they affect your health.
Even people who are real sticklers about their skivvies would be surprised at some of these bizarre and cringeworthy facts.
Honestly, it’s a wonder that we even wear them at all.
1. A recent survey found that nearly two-thirds of women are wearing the incorrect bra size. Plus, 29% of those women are completely aware of it.
2. Try not to cringe, but there is one-tenth of a gram of fecal matter in most people’s underwear. If that doesn’t get you to change every day, nothing will.
3. They’re not necessarily bad for you. However, many thongs are made of lacy or satin materials, which are not very breathable. Plus, the skinny shape doesn’t protect your skin down there. This can lead to excess bacteria and infections.
4. A nice, breathable material like cotton can keep you from sweating too much and trapping bacteria.
5. That suspicion that briefs can affect a man’s sperm count is an old wives’ tale. As long at your underwear is breathable and not too tight, you’ll be just fine.
6. Up until 2001, people who played characters like Mickey Mouse and Cinderella had to turn in their underwear with their costume at the end of the day. This lead to several complaints about contracting pubic lice and scabies. Luckily, they don’t have to do that anymore.
7. In 1939, New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia passed a law that nude dancers needed to wear thongs rather than going bare.
8. It’s tradition to let yourself hang free under your kilt. Just avoid any sudden upward breezes.
9. Especially for women who don’t have a different bra for every day, between 6 to 9 months, most elastic becomes worn out. Not only are you less supported but old bras can be breeding grounds for leftover bacteria if not washed correctly. However, if you have several bras in your wardrobe that you wear on rotation, they’ll probably last longer.
10. Always change your underwear. Every day. Not only can clean skivvies prevent bacteria from growing, cotton ones are great for letting your nether regions breath and stay cool — which is good for your health. Read more…