Do you know that contrary to popular belief, dirty underwear is not peculiar to women alone Do you know that a lot of men do not change their underwear regularly? Are you one of them? If you are, you should know this: Apart from saving yourself the embarrassment, you should know that wearing dirty underwear can be fatal for your health.
- Itching: If you are one of the lazy ones that don’t change their underwear regularly, you must have experienced itchy skin!
- Sores or Rashes: First comes the itchiness, and then comes the sore or rash. Because the briefs or boxers have been out and about for so long, they are no longer ever clean. When ignored, it can lead to visible protrusions or redness, neither of which is pleasant to deal with.
- Cancer risk: It may develop into prostate cancer. The risk comes from the fact that if you don’t change your undergarments, these sores and blisters are the perfect place where the microbes from your dirty underwear grow and multiply.
- Bacterial infection: Dirty underwear for men is often a breeding ground for all sorts of microbes; these bacteria usually always result in developing urinary tract infections.
Underwear hygiene tips for men
You should change and wash your clothing regularly: Choose a quality laundry detergent to remove general soils and stains. There are many varieties of laundry detergent to choose from: powders and liquids; for top-loader or front-loader washing machines; for whites, colours or dark clothing; with added enzymes; with added fabric softener; with a variety of fragrances or fragrance-free; for sensitive skin; and with low phosphorus or no added phosphorus.
If you see a stain, treat it fast! There are many types of stain removal products, including spot treatments, soaks, and in-wash products. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and check your garment for colourfastness.
Always dry washed clothes: To help prevent the growth of mould, wet washed items should be hung or dried as soon as the wash cycle has finished, and damp clothing should not be left at the bottom of the washing basket.