How Often Should You Change Your Underwear?
When Should I Change My Underwear?
How often should I change my boxers, briefs or Y-fronts?
There are several schools of thought on this age-old question. Some people say that you should change them once a day, others say that you should change them twice a day.
Then there are those who argue that you should change your underpants four or five times a day as the need arises. And then there are those strange people who think that you should change them at least once a year, whether you need to or not.
How often you change your underpants is entirely up to you. It is a private and personal matter between you and your extremities. But this article might help you decide that a little better.
Changing Your Underpants Once a Day
If you are one of those people who change their underpants once a day, when exactly should that once a day be? Should it be:
- when you get out of bed in the morning?
- when you go to bed at night?
- at some point in between?
Deciding when that once a day should happen is the most difficult part. If you put clean underpants on first thing after you get out of bed, you have whole day ahead of you. Through work, rest, and play, you will be wearing the same knickers. You will sweat in them, you will have to use the toilet at some point, and you might get dribbles of urine in them—or even worse, skid marks if you are not a good wiper.
You will possibly or probably expel a little wind from the rear end—or to us common folks: "fart"—when you are wearing your daily pair of briefs.
Then you go home and either have a bath or a shower. When you are clean, do you put back on those underpants that you wore all day? Kind of defeats the purpose of washing yourself, doesn't it.
Then you wear them overnight in bed, where again, you will sweat. You might even—if you have an erotic dream—get some other body fluids on them. Thank goodness you will be changing them again in the morning.
No matter when you put your daily ration of underpants on during the day, you will put them through the same routine, but maybe just in a different order.
Changing Your Underpants Twice a Day
If you are one of those people who change their underwear twice a day, then you are slightly more in touch with your personal hygiene than those who only change once.
You get up in the morning and put on a clean pair. After your daily routine, you go home and have a shower or bath, and you put another clean pair on.
Of course, you face the same routine as the once-a-day guy. The only difference really being that you have more underwear in your laundry basket at the end of the week than he has.
It may really sound more hygienic, and it probably is to a point. Because through your daily routine, you are wearing the same underwear for 12 hours at a time. And 12 hours is a long time in the life of the underpant. Stains and smells have plenty of time to gather and have a little party together. At least they were clean when you put them on.
The Multiple Underwear Changer
There are some guys who take changing their underwear to the extreme. You will find these guys paying a visit to the toilet or changing room several times a day.
These guys have a problem and need psychiatric help. When he pees, he changes them; when he poops, he changes them; and when he farts, he changes them. The sad fact is that this guy would change his underwear every hour on the hour if it was possible.
It may be perfect hygiene for your extremities, but think about all of that dirty and soiled underwear that you are carrying around with you throughout your daily routine. Maybe you have more money then sense and can afford to throw your hardly worn underwear in the bin every time you change them.
Did You Know?
When you fart, small poop particles are scattered into the air, and that is what other people are smelling.
Changing Your Underpants Once a Year
If you are one of those guys who think that changing your underpants once a year on your birthday whether they need changing or not, then I have to tell you some bad news.
You stink, man.
Though you probably don't care what I or anyone else thinks about your chronic hygiene habits, and you probably don't really care about anything.
You are the guy that everyone crosses the road to avoid. They smell you about 20 minutes before they see you. And when they see you, they notice that you have a funny walk.
You only walk funny because your underwear has so many stains, fluids and feces stuck to them that they are as stiff as a board.
You are the guy who has a good sniff at the laundry basket to see which clothes have the least pungent smell when you are going out on the town.
How often do you change your underwear?
What Are Underpants?: Going Commando
To avoid any hygiene problems with underpants, there is a simple solution: don't wear them.
Going commando means there is no need whatsoever to worry about when to change your underwear. After all, if you don't wear any, there is nothing to change.
It also cuts down on your laundry, and you save money by not spending any on underwear.
© 2012 Jimmy the jock