Underwear is the one of the most important items of clothing. We could even consider it a second skin.
The problem is that sometimes we let ourselves be led by different fashions and we end up making mistakes that affect our well-being.
In this article, we’ll take a look at 8 common mistakes you may be making that can affect your health.
1. Don’t wear tight underwear
If you tend to wear very tight underwear, then you’ll know that it can cause infections or irritation.
For men, is it harmful to testicular health and can even reduce fertility.
Choose loose underwear. If you like, you can wear a tight piece of underwear for a specific moment, but don’t let it become a habit.
2. Avoid thongs
Thongs are not a great choice either if you want to stay healthy.
Due to the inevitable rubbing that the string tends to cause, the vagina and anus end up coming into contact in a way, thus leading to the transmission of bacteria.
All this can lead to vaginal infections.
For men, who are wearing thongs more and more, this risk doesn’t apply and so whether to wear them or not is a simple question of aesthetics.
3. Wear underwear made of breathable fabrics
Underwear should always be made of breathable fabrics so that it is as comfortable as possible.
Avoid underwear made of silk or lycra. While they may seem much sexier, you must remember that these fabrics are not breathable and the skin of the genitals needs to breathe.
The best thing is to use cotton, which will help you to avoid infections. As with tight underwear, you can leave the silk and lace for special occasions.
4. Not changing it every day
Underwear must always be changed every day. If you sweat, you should change even more often. Sweaty or dirty underwear stops protecting your intimate parts from bacteria, so you need to bear this in mind.
Also, if you’ve already put on a fresh change of underwear and you go to the gym, it is advisable to change again afterwards.
5. Be careful what products you use to wash your underwear
Some chemical products that are sold for washing underwear can be irritants, so you should be careful about using them and go for other options.
This way, you’ll avoid skin problems like irritation and infections.
Don’t be deceived by a fresh floral aroma and pay attention to the chemicals they contain because they can damage the sensitive skin of your genital region.
The best option is to use natural white soap or unperformed detergent.
6. For those who don’t wear underwear…
If you’re one of those people that doesn’t wear underwear, you should at least bear in mind a series of hygiene precautions that should never be overlooked.
You’ll have to apply all the above-mentioned recommendations to the clothes you wear that come into contact with your intimate zone.
Pay special attention to the seams to avoid them rubbing your skin and causing irritations.
7. Sleeping in underwear
Do you sleep in underwear? Perhaps you should reconsider it.
According to a study carried out in 2012, the excess of heat in the intimate zone can damage the quality of their sperm for men.
Don’t forget to let the genitals breathe and transpire as they need to during these hours of rest.
We recommend you read: Helpful Tricks to Sleep When it’s Very Hot
8. Your underwear is not your pocket
Have you ever used your bra to carry money or a piece of paper? This is harmful to your health because of the quantity of bacteria that can be found on bills.
The best thing is to keep your underwear clean and dry and that you choose breathable fabrics.
I’s healthier to always wear underwear, and if you want a break from it at any time, make it at night.
Remember that these recommendations are especially important when exercising. During exercise, the skin comes into more contact with the dampness and bacteria of the underwear and this is when an infection can start.
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