Did you know the type of underwear you put on can affect the health of your genitals? The kind of undergarments that you wear has a significant impact on your health. The market has a lot of undergarments for panties, trunks, and briefs. Rarely do people consider health factors when buying the underwear; what is mostly considered is the style, occasion, and fitting.
This article will outline the health impact that our undergarments have on the genitals.
Tight underwears cause skin irritation and infections. The reason why you should switch to a fitting panty is that with a tight one, air circulation is limited, and this creates a ground for yeast and urinary tract infections. With tight underwear, sweating is excessive, leading to moisture accumulation that results in bacterial attacks. Tight undergarments result in ingrown hairs on the vagina since the elastic on the underwear presses the skin trapping the growing hairs. The tight briefs result in increased temperature in the scrotum due to friction leading to reduced sperm production, thus lowering the sperm count.
Choose the correct fabric for underwear
The best underwear should be made from a breathable material such as cotton. According to undywear.com, cotton fabric undergarments absorb moisture, thus preventing yeast and bacterial infections. Although undies made of cotton are the best, they may not be suitable for the various outfits. Some outfits may require silk, lace, or synthetic fabric to avoid “muffin tops” and panty lines.
Thong as an undergarment
Women always find thong to be sexier and more comfortable, thus considered as daily wear. Little is known that thongs act as catalysts to infections such as yeast, bacterial vaginosis, and hemorrhoids. The increased back and forth movement of the thong irritates the rectum accelerating hemorrhoids and transfers bacteria from the anus to the vagina and vice versa. For ladies prone to yeast and bacterial infections, the use of thongs will make it worse. If you must wear a thong, make sure that the crotch should be made of cotton.
Sleeping without undies
Although this may sound odd, sleeping in your underwear at night will do you more harm. When you sleep “commando,” you allow your genitals to breathe, thus reducing infections. For men, sleeping without your briefs minimizes the level of damaged DNA in your sperms.
When it comes to under wares, always clean them separately to avoid cross-contamination, especially if you have an infection. Rarely do we check on the type of detergent that we are using for cleaning the undies. The use of non-hypoallergenic undies results in dermatitis. Choose detergents that are dermatologically approved for sensitive skin.
While there are more other factors to consider, the above is the main. Private parts are quite sensitive parts of a human being that need utmost care. Although the undies could be wrong, we can correct them by getting the right underwear, showering properly, Changing the undergarments regularly, visiting the doctor for treatment, and check-up. Sun-drying and ironing the undergarments to help in reducing infections. We hope this article will help you choose the right underwear.