Underwear is something we all wear everyday (well… most of us), so don’t you think you should know some facts about it? Whether you’re into thongs, g-strings, granny panties, hipsters, briefs or bikini style, underwear is something we all spend a lot of money on. And it’s also something we think about a lot: like, should you wear sexy lingerie for guy or do they not care? What kind of thongs are the most comfortable (answer: Hanky Panky)? Stuff like that.
Obviously, underwear has been around for a long time, so there are a bunch of cool facts out there about it, along with some health facts you should be informed about. Suspiciously, these facts don’t include that the word “panties” is the worst word in the world, but okay. Here are 10 crazy, interesting facts about underwear that you need to know now.
Thongs Can Be Bad For Your HealthI've heard this before, but the info is here again to haunt us: according to Huffington Post, thongs can be bad for your health. The issue with thongs is the shape - they leave your vulva exposed and, especially when you're wearing something tight like skinny jeans, moisture gets trapped there. Thongs can cause yeast and bacterial infections because they can very easily transfer harmful bacteria from your butt to your vagina. And if you wear them during your period, you may be even more likely to get an infection. I realize that thongs are sometimes the best option, mainly when you don't want panty lines. So, if you want to wear them, try not to wear them too often and always go for cotton. Source: ShutterStock
1 in 10 Women Admit To Going CommandoAccording to one survey, 1 in 10 women have admitted to not wearing underwear during the day. It's usually fine to go commando, but be careful: if you're not wearing underwear and also wearing something tight, like jeans, you'll be more prone to a rash. And doing so when you have your period is never a good idea because then you're more likely to get an infection. Source: ShutterStock
Single People Are Less Likely To Change Their Underwear DailyApparently, only 82 percent of single people change their underwear daily, while 88 percent of married people do. That's not a huge difference, but it does make sense. If you're single, no one is seeing your underwear but you - and if you're married, someone else is obviously in the know. Still, you should be changing your underwear on a daily basis regardless of your relationship status. Not doing so leaves you much more open to infections. And you might smell. Just saying. Source: ShutterStock
Half Of Women Have Complaints About How Underwear FitsAccording to a survey, half of women out there have complaints about how their underwear fits. 30 percent hate wedgies, 19 percent can't deal with how underwear doesn't lay flat under clothes and 14 percent hate that there isn't enough coverage of their butt. I agree, I agree and I DEFINITELY agree. Sigh. The struggle is real. Source: ShutterStock
If Your Underwear Is Annoying, You'll Probably Be In A Bad MoodThose underwear complaints are nothing to joke about - the same study says that 27 percent of women let ill-fitting underwear affect their mood. Silly? Not really. Uncomfortable underwear sucks! Source: ShutterStock
More Confident Women Wear G-StringsAccording to trend analysts, women who wear g-strings are more confident about displaying their body and also feel less inhibited. That woman is more likely to try different things in the bedroom. This kind of makes sense, though: g-strings cover basically nothing and require confidence to pull them off. Anyone can wear a g-string - doing so might even make you feel more awesome about your sexy self. Source: ShutterStock
White Cotton Underwear Means You're Low-MaintenanceSexual researchers also say that girls who wear (sexy) white cotton underwear are more low-maintenance and "no-frills." According to them, it's a sign that she's comfortable around a guy and “It’s the underwear equivalent of seeing her without her makeup on.” They also say that women in white underwear like to keep sex simple at first. Sooo I don't know how they know all that from your underwear color, but okay. Source: ShutterStock
Cotton Is Always The Way To GoSatin, lace and silky underwear might look pretty and glamorous, but it's definitely not the best option for your down-there health. Cotton underwear is what we should all be wearing, according to doctors. The fabric is breathable, meaning that you're less likely to get an infection down there if you're wearing it. Most women argue that their underwear has cotton around the vagina even if the rest is a different material, but even this isn't ideal. The material on the outside still makes it less breathable. Source: ShutterStock
The Average American Woman Owns 21 Pairs Of UnderwearOne site says that the average American woman owns about 21 pairs of underwear. Only 10 percent of women own over 35 pairs. I guess I'm in the minority, because I own at least 100 (not exaggerating, I really like underwear). Anyway, you are now instructed to wear your underwear exactly like the girl in the picture is. Thank you. Source: ShutterStock
Most Women Prefer Bikini Style UndiesThat same site states that 33 percent of women like bikini style underwear the most - obviously, it's super comfy and can still look cute. 22 percent like briefs, 19 percent like thongs best and 17 percent prefer boy shorts. A tiny 4 percent like other styles. Which is YOUR favorite? Source: ShutterStock
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Which of these facts did you think was the most interesting? How much underwear do you own? What’s your favorite kind of underwear? Tell us in the comments.