You should also be throwing out your underwear a lot more regularly than you probably thought.
Listen, we get it.
They shouldn’t, but they do, and for whatever reason, you haven’t changed your underwear today.
Okay, that is… not fine, but not not fine. Life goes on.
However, the news that this study reveals that almost half of the people polled don’t change their underwear on a regular basis? Now that… that is worthy of judgement.
These are bits of fabric that spend hours near the smelliest parts of our body, and you figure “Yeah, I’ll keep these on again tomorrow. And maybe the next day too, who knows?”
No. Thank you.
Worse still, 13 per cent have worn underwear for up to a week at a time, although admittedly, it is the men who are the bigger culprits in this regard, being 2.5 times more likely than women to wear their bun-cushions for up to seven days.
The same research revealed that 46 per cent of people keep the same underwear for a year or more, with 38 per cent admitting they had no idea how old some of their underwear actually was.
It is recommended that you throw out underwear every six months, as the build-up of microorganisms and fungi (yes, FUNGI!) can lead to yeast infections or urinary tract infections.
So, what have we learned?
Look to your left. Now look to your right. Someone here is likely to have some stinky pants, and possibly growing fungi.