When it comes to underwear, most men don’t think there is too much to learn – wear, change, repeat. However, there’s actually much more to it than most people think. Regardless of if you opt for boxers, briefs, or even go commando, there’s a good chance that your underwear doesn’t get too much of a second thought.
This means that many men don’t have proper “underwear etiquette.” Most importantly, underwear needs to be changed frequently and always be clean. Something that shouldn’t have to be said is if the underwear or stained or thread-bare – they should be thrown out. Also, if you tend to sweat excessively or work out often, it’s a good idea to change them midday so they stay fresh. Some other do’s and don’ts with men’s underwear can be found here.
With the above in in mind, there are several rules you can follow when it comes to men’s underwear and health. To begin with, remember – unlike other old things, like a favorite t-shirt, old underwear isn’t sentimental. It’s gross and something you need to throw away. Each month, you should throw out any underwear that’s unpresentable.
You should accompany this purge with the purchase of new underwear. A good rule of thumb is to purchase new underwear each time you get a haircut, or something else you do frequently.
Also, don’t get linked into just a single type of underwear. Instead, switch things up. Unless you are religiously committed to briefs or boxers, have fun with the underwear and get some of both. If you decide to have fun with your underwear, there’s a good chance your partner will too. Styles, cuts, fabrics, and colors – get at least a pair of each.
Variety is the spice of life, and underwear. It also brings up the old men’s health debate regarding which is better – boxers or briefs. The truth is, this is really just a matter of your personal tastes. Usually, boxers are going to provide you with more breathing room, and briefs offer more support. In this situation, it’s a matter of preference; however, there are studies that have shown that tighter briefs are going to reduce fertility, so if you want to have a baby, it’s best to stick with looser fitting boxers.
When it comes to underwear, it’s a good idea to choose a synthetic or cotton blends for day-to-day wear. However, there are other fabric options to consider. For example, have you ever considered a soft luxury bamboo for all day comfort? Or what about moisture-wicking, breathable synthetic fabrics for days when you’re going to be active or working out? You have options, see what works for you.
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