Science Says These Are All The Bad Things That Can Happen To Your Genitals If You Wear Underwear To Bed

Personally, I prefer my bed sheets to be spic, span and not dripping with excess bodily fluids secreted throughout the night, so for me wearing underwear to bed is a no-brainer. Think about the last time you washed your sheets and had to make your bed from scratch – literally the most annoying chore on the planet. But according to Dr. Brian Steixner, Director of the Institute for Men’s Health at Jersey Urology Group, it’s better to wash your sheets frequently than it is to go to sleep in your whitey-tideys:

Dr Brian Steixner – Director of the Institute for Men’s Health at Jersey Urology Group – says that male underwear sleepers risk not only chafing – but fertility problems too.

Steixner says: ‘Your nether regions need to be just the right temperature in order to optimise sperm production.

‘More bacteria makes for a higher likelihood that any chafed or irritated skin down there becomes infected.’(via)

For women, wearing underwear to bed can cause a bacterial or yeast infection, as having your genitals covered constantly can create an excess amount of moisture. Gynecologist Dr. Alyssa Dweck elaborates:

Not only could that make women more susceptible to thrush, but it could also exacerbate infections from ingrowing hairs – and make the hairs more likely to be ingrown in the first place.

Dweck suggests that if women do wear pants in bed, they should be – ahem – larger designs.(via)

Translation: GRANNY PANTIES. So the next time your girlfriend goes to bed wearing underwear that even Amber Rose could fit her ass into, you know why.

It’s a give and a take though – if she gets to wear granny panties, that means you can go full commando with impunity. If she complains, say it’s for your genital health just the same as her laundry day panties. If she still complains, stab her through the heart and bury her in your back yard. Make sure your neighbors aren’t watching. If they are, stab them too! Stab everyone until your secret is safe and then go to bed, sans underwear, because you’re worth it.

[H/T Metro]