Boxers, briefs, or boxer briefs? Whichever you prefer, you can't argue that underwear is an essential part of a man's wardrobe. Unfortunately, it's one we don't really pay much attention to. As long as we change them regularly, we should be fine, right? Well, that's true, but it's still important to discuss the reasons behind it. So before you put on a fresh pair of briefs, read on for some underwear info you really should know:
1. It's okay to wear your undies for two days in a row.
You read that right, it's fine! But there's a catch: your underwear has to be clean. Spotless. No trace of your excretions. You should also make sure that you don't have any cuts, rashes, sores, or any wounds down there lest you end up with an infection. And never ever wear the underpants you exercised in for two days in a row—you'll practically be inviting a germ party down there!
2. Cotton underwear isn't always better.
Much has been said about the breathability and comfort cotton underpants can deliver, and for most days, it'll do just fine. But for the ultimate in absorption, it's better to spring for a pair made of synthetic moisture-wicking fabric. If you're a hardcore athlete, you now know what kind of underwear you should go for!
3. Your underwear can affect your swimmers.
Opt for looser underpants if you want your sperm to stay in top swimming form. Heat affects sperm production, and tight banana hammocks make the temperature in your nether regions rise. Stick to breezy boxers if you're planning to procreate.
4. It's okay to go commando.
As long as you don't have any open wounds or skin issues down there, you can get away with wearing nothing underneath your clothes. If your workout gear is tight enough and made with moisture-wicking fabric, you can actually get away with exercising sans undies! It might actually be even better, as loose-fitting undies can rub and chafe against your tender skin when you move (ouch!).
5. Dirty underwear can cause cancer.
Bacteria thrive in the pee and poop residue on your dirty underwear, and they can cause urinary tract infections, which are painful AF. If you go too long without changing your tighty whities, these bacteria will keep on multiplying, contributing to the development of bladder and kidney cancers.
Bottom line is, you need to pay as much attention to your underthings as you do to your shirts and shoes. Your three-year-old pair of ratty, holey briefs just won't cut it: the fabric's too worn out to be comfortable at this point, and we're willing to bet that the garter's crispier than chicharon. Your underwear should always make you feel comfortable and confident while giving your manoy the support it deserves.
Try on a pair from Wrangler's new underwear line for size: they're made from the finest breathable fabrics and are available in four cuts, so you're bound to find a pair that's perfect for you! Better yet, bring up to seven of your old tighty whities to the Wrangler stores at Market! Market!, Taguig; Harbor Point, Subic; and Mindpro Citimall, Zamboanga on October 1-2: not only will the Wrangler folks dispose of your yucky undies for you, but you can also get 50% off a new pair of their underwear! Any pair will do, as long as it's clean. They've had a successful run at Wrangler stores all over the country in the past few weeks, and it's your last chance to #GiveUpTheBacon for a new pair of Wranglers. Make a run for it, bros!
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