We wear underwear everyday, so it is important that the underwear we choose is comfortable, cost-effective and good for our skin. Many studies have been conducted over the years that demonstrate the impact that our underwear choices can have on other areas of our lives. There are many types of underwear available, from cotton boxers to bamboo undies, each of which have their own pros and cons. In this article, the style, material, cost and replacement rate of underwear will be discussed. Pay close attention, and get ready to understand your underwear today.

Style

Style is perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when distinguishing between different types of underwear. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to style of underwear, so don’t be afraid to try something new! There is more to the style of underwear than just comfort; a recent study has revealed that the style of underwear worn can affect testicular health in men. In contrast, it has long been assumed that wearing g-strings can negatively affect vaginal health. However, a study in 2018 found no correlation between wearing a g-string and adverse vaginal health issues. Your style of underwear, therefore, should be chosen based on more than just aesthetics, but on health and comfort.

Material

As well as style, material is also incredibly important when it comes to understanding your underwear. The material of your underwear should be breathable, and it is best to opt for natural fabrics. The skin of your nether regions is more sensitive than other parts of your body, and should be treated with care. Cotton and bamboo are great options to consider. Nylon, lycra and polyester will not allow your skin to breathe, and will instead trap moisture and heat. Wearing such underwear on a regular basis has adverse health effects, so it is best to wear cotton or bamboo. If you have more sensitive skin, you may have to pay more attention to materials than others.

Cost

While cost is not an inherently important factor when choosing the underwear that is right for you, it is worth noting that higher cost does not lead to higher quality. Buy underwear based on material quality and style rather than the branding and it will save you a tonne of money. While higher priced underwear may not necessary be the best, cheaper underwear is commonly made of polyester and should be avoided.

Replacement

Regardless of how suitable the style, and breathable the underwear, it is important to change your underwear daily. It is also a great idea to sleep without underwear and let your skin breathe. Take care to replace your underwear annually, as the build up of bacteria, even with regular washing can lead to health issues. Although this section may seem obvious to some, one study showed that one in four men wear underwear for two days before washing. So remember, wash your underwear daily and replace them every year.

So there we have it, there is more to your underwear than you may have thought. Find a style that is comfortable for you, and consider the many studies that show how style can affect health. Choose natural fabrics such as cotton or bamboo, and allow your skin to breathe. Higher cost does not necessarily mean higher quality, however cheaper underwear is usually made of poor fabrics. Finally, take care to wash your underwear daily, and replace annually. Good luck!