Nearly Half Of Americans Have Worn The Same Underwear For 2 Days Or Longer, Men Way More Likely To Wear Skivvies For A Week

Study by Tommy John surveyed 2,000 people about their underwear and found 45 percent have worn the same pair for at least two days.

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How often do you change your underwear? After every bowel movement? Daily? Every other day? Once a week? Twice a month? Tommy John wanted to find out the undergarment-changing habits of Americans so they surveyed 2,000 men and women and some of y’all need a hygiene intervention.

Nearly half of the Americans surveyed, 45 percent, admitted that they wore the same pair of underwear for two days or longer. Then there were those who took their uncleanliness to another level and confessed that they would rock the same underwear for a week or even more. The survey found that 13 percent of people wore the same underwear for a week or more and men were 2.5 times more likely than women to wear dirty underwear for a week or more. That’s right, a week straight of wearing the same nasty skidmarked skivvies full of bacteria and bodily fluids.

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The study found that 46 percent of those surveyed owned the same pair of underwear at least one year. Then there was 38 percent who said they had no idea how old their oldest pair of skivvies was.

Clean underwear can contain up to 10,000 living bacteria, that’s CLEAN underwear. Dirty underwear can lead to odors, chafing, pubic lice, itchiness, genital infections and rashes.

On the devil’s advocate argument, if your boxer briefs don’t smell bad, are they really dirty? Who has time to do all that laundry of washing clothes every day?

You can’t have dirty underwear if you go commando and freeball it.