Nearly Half Of People Reveal That They Wear The Same Pair Of Underwear For Two Days In A Row
A recent study has revealed that almost half of people wear the same pair of underwear for at least two days in a row. The research was conducted by underwear brand Tommy John, which included surveying 2000 US men and women. It was found that 45 percent of respondents confessed to re-wearing same innerwear on consecutive days.
We all know that there are many who would not confess despite doing it. Of course, in an ideal world, we would all change our knickers every day. T-shirts can be re-worn comfortably with a pit spray or two, and jeans can go unwashed.
However, innerwear needs some consideration as they come in contact with the intimate areas and that’s not a good idea to keep using them without washing them.
Perhaps more shocking though is the study’s finding that 13 per cent of people said they had worn the same pair for a week or more – now that’s one long bender/terrible tumble dryer. Less shocking is the revelation that blokes are 2.5 times more likely to wear the same pair of undies for more than a week.
It was also found that 46 percent wore underpants that were more than a year old, whereas 38 percent had no clue how old their underpants were.
Tommy John claim that the innerwear should be replaced after every six months to a year, as they accumulate microorganisms and fungi that can lead to yeast infections or urinary tract infections.
If you want to keep them clean and tidy then you must be following the below tips offered by Tommy John:
– Tumble dry your underwear on low heat for 30 minutes after washing. This will minimise the amount of bacteria your underwear gathers after a wash. You can also iron if that’s more your speed.
– Don’t mix your underwear in the same load with your significant other or children if they’re sick. Doing so only increases the amount of bacteria hanging out in your washing machine.
– Avoid washing contaminated underwear with other pairs and clothing. This is especially important for those who have bacterial infections.
– Wash your underwear separately from clothing containing other bodily fluids.
So, what’s your take on this weird yet interesting analysis?