Did you know this fun fact? You might possibly be surprised to know that you wear your underwear more than any other kind of apparel throughout your lifetime.
We all wear underwear. But many of us might not have given a thought to why we wear underwear and what are the benefits of wearing the same? Well, some of you might sleep naked at night, but staying without underwear for a long period of time could create a problem for you.
It is true that underwear is indeed underrated. We think what we wear outside is what adds value to our look and personality, although we know that's not entirely true. The significance of underwear in our daily outfit is as great as any other item.
What do you think will happen if your private parts get infected or emit a foul odor? It will undoubtedly turn off your co-worker, friend, partner, or any person for that matter, and definitely YOU too!
What if I ask you about the real purpose and the benefits of underwear? Well, you might have an answer there that underwear is used to protect our private parts, which is true. But it also serves a lot of purposes beyond protecting our genitals.
Why wear underwear?
Let us take a sneak peek into what makes them an indispensable part of our lives.
1) Separates sensitive areas from outerwear
Our everyday clothing isn't always composed of skin-friendly fabrics. Let's take denim as an example; it is quite tough, rough, and abrasive on our sensitive skin. The skin surrounding our genitals, groin, and adjacent areas is considerably more sensitive and fragile than the skin on the rest of our bodies. Wearing underwear protects this delicate skin from the rough materials of such clothing. As a result, it protects your private areas from irritation and abrasion.
2) Prevents infection
Infection, whether minor or major, can quickly turn into a serious skin problem, and create much more havoc if it develops near our sensitive regions. They can be caused by poor hygiene and harmful substances from outside. This is one of the primary reasons why underwear is important to stay away from such happenings. With that being said, it is also very important to wear underwear that has breathable fabrics. Using the wrong materials for your underwear is another way to catch infection.
3) Control sweat stains
We have experienced a blazing hot day in the summer and it ends up bringing sweat stains on our clothes. Sweat stains, depending on their degree, can be rather ugly. It can also release bad odor in certain cases. Sweat strains in the buttock area, as well as the foul odor they bring can create an unfavorable impression on others. Wearing underwear or jacks, on the other hand, helps us control sweat stains and foul odor in these areas.
4) Make clothes last longer
When we go outside, our clothing is constantly exposed to numerous components of the environment. Continuous exposure can shorten the durability of clothes and eventually damage them. This also occurs when clothes stick to your skin. Sweat and fluids from your body might cause your clothes to fade. Wearing underwear ensures that sweat from your intimate parts do not spoil your outerwear and enhances their longevity.
5) Prevents chafing
Chafing can be caused by skin abrasion and sweating. If you have ever experienced chafed inner thighs, you know how awful that feeling is. Wearing undies between your thighs provides an added layer of defense; it also assists your skin to sweat less. The sweat absorbency and additional layer both contribute greatly to prevent chafing.
6) Improves fitting of clothes
Going commando is not a good idea while wearing tight clothes. In the same manner, wearing ill-fitted underwear is bound to give a similar feel. Choosing the correct size of underwear can fix this problem for you. Underwear is designed to keep your private parts in the proper posture according to the outerwear. So, select one that compliments your outfit.
7) Provides excellent support
One of the major benefits of wearing underwear is that it offers a great support to our private package. If we don't wear underwear, our bouncing testicles can cause serious pain. In the absence of underwear, problems such as varicoceles too can crop up. A good pair of supportive underwear will keep your balls close to your body and reduce the risk of injury.
There is no scientific reason as of yet that says it is mandatory to wear underwear. Wearing underwear is totally subjective and varies as per time and place. But the benefits of wearing underwear definitely outweigh the need of not wearing one. Since your private parts are more sensitive than other areas of your body, keeping them healthy is just as vital as keeping the rest of your body.
In the absence of underwear, the zip of your jeans or pants might snag your penis or balls – Oooh! Did you feel the pain on merely reading it? Underwear is a necessity with benefits ranging from protection to boosting confidence to comfort, maintaining hygiene, and, at the same time, making you look macho too. It adds more spice and fun to your outfits if you choose the right one.