The type of underwear one prefers is very subjective and is completely a decision of what one feels more comfortable with. However, the wrong type of underwear could be detrimental to the reproductive health of both men and women.
While for men, underwear help maintain an alignment and reduces the risk of injuries that zippers can cause, constrictive underwear that leaves marks could indicate that you haven’t found the perfect fit.
In this article, we will discuss three reasons why men should never regularly wear tight or constrictive underwear.
Reduces Blood Circulation
When you wear tight underwear, the blood circulation gets reduced due to the tight elastic. It can reduce the blood flow to the penis and testicles and also to your thighs. Less blood flow to the penis can lead to erectile dysfunction. Blood flow to testicles can also be compromised.
Increases The Chance of Infections
When we wear tight clothing and move around, we sweat more than usual, and the sweat gets trapped in the folds of our skin. While sweat itself contains bacteria, the trapped moisture causes the build-up of bacteria that can lead to different types of infections.
Tight underwear also restricts the flow of air that causes the area to be damp for longer times. It often causes a foul smell which may be very off-putting and might creep onto the clothes you wear.
If you perform any physical activity wearing tight underwear that causes your underwear to get wet or damp, it may lead to rashes and increased friction which can, in turn, lead to chaffing and cuts.
It is also easy to get cut while manscaping, and when your cuts stay open but do not get the ventilation to heal, bacteria build up and can cause infections. Further, it may be quite painful to wear tight underwear that will definitely rub on the open cut and delay healing.
Affects Sperm Health
Studies have shown that people who wear tight underwear generally have more fragmented DNA and abnormal sperm health while compared to those who don’t. It is mainly because the tight underwear elevates the temperature of the scrotum, similar to when men place laptops on their laps or take hot water baths.
High temperatures can cause affect sperm count, morphology, and vitality significantly. It is probably why your testicles are outside your body so that they remain cooler than the rest of the body.
Apart from these reasons mentioned, constrictive underwear can be uncomfortable and cause increased friction. It can cause chaffing and discomfort that can last for days. Often men planning to father children prefer loose boxers that offer comfort as well as airflow.
How to Choose the Right Underwear?
- Take measurements first so you do not buy the wrong size that may be too tight or too loose for you.
- Consider your build and choose the right shape of underwear for you so that there are no bulges.
- Choose a material that you feel most comfortable wearing. Steer clear of satins or silks.
- Prefer those that offer the best ventilation such as boxers.
Always wear clean underwear every day and maintain good grooming. Have a bath every day and clean your nether regions with a good intimate wash and pat dry. Possibly do not wear underwear to sleep at night to promote good blood circulation.
With these few steps, you can ensure that your sperm will be in good condition and so will your personal hygiene be.