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22% of men & 18% of women don’t change their underwear daily in the UK

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

29 Apr 2021

A survey by OnBuy found that one in five or 22% of men don’t change their underwear every day. The stats aren’t much better for unhygienic women who stand at a similar 18%.

The unsavoury numbers come courtesy of a survey of 2,790 people which also found that 1 in 20 men re-wear their underwear more than five times before washing them.

OnBuy ask so discovered that 25% of men and 20% of women decide to re-wear items if they don’t smell dirty, with a further 29% of men and 30% of women doing so if they’re not visibly dirty.

There are many reasons why someone might not change underwear daily – whether it’s due to lack of washing facilities, for environmental reasons or depression and their is eve is eve or show that it is unlikely to cause you serious issues.

Dr Nichola Cosgrove, skincare specialist at Natura Emporium told outlets: “We have naturally occurring bacteria in our genitals that will happily stay at their normal levels as long as we use the correct hygiene products and correctly fitting underwear, wash ourselves after a particularly sweating activity etc,”

“Obviously bacteria transfers throughout the day onto our underwear, through natural sweating and also if you don’t clean yourself correctly or sufficiently after going to the toilet, normal bodily secretions and just general faecal matter transfers from breaking gas – disgusting to think about it, but very true,”

“Underwear in a way acts as a barrier to protect our clothes, as it’s easier to wash our underwear regularly than our clothes. By not changing your underwear every day you will start to have an accumulation of bacteria like Escherichia coli, staphylococcus, streptococcus and many others that are perfectly normal and useful when they remain at their required levels.”

Following last nights Oloni thread the stats may need a little bit of an update.

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