I was flabbergasted when I found this Tommy John survey.

The Tommy John Company surveyed a 1,000 American men and women and among other questions asked them how many times days they wore the same underwear before throwing them in the laundry basket.

According to what I assume was a very scientific study, just kidding, they found that 45% of those 1,000 American men and women wore the same underwear for “two days or longer”.

You want to hear more, maybe not.

Well believe it or not 13% of those surveyed claimed to have worn the same pair for a week or more. Who raised these people?

They also found, and this was no big surprise to me, that men were 2.5 times more likely than women to wear the same underwear for a week or more.

I wonder why the company then stated the following:

Over time, underwear accumulates various types of problematic microorganisms and fungal germs that can increase your susceptibility to certain illnesses, like yeast infections and urinary tract infections, among others.

Bottom line? Old underwear isn’t just cramping your style — it’s hurting your health. It’s crucial to update your underwear wardrobe every six months to a year to ensure you’re protected from harmful infections and health risks. Women should be especially careful, as they’re more at risk than men to experience health issues due to unclean underwear.

Might they want you to purchase more of their underwear?

The company was then nice enough to provide us with a few tips for keeping our underwear clean and they are:

  • Tumble dry your underwear on low heat for 30 minutes after washing.
  • Don’t mix your underwear in the same load with your significant other or children if they’re sick.
  • Avoid washing contaminated underwear with other pairs and clothing.
  • Wash your underwear separately from clothing containing other bodily fluids. If any article of clothing is stained, it’s better to wash it separately from your underwear.

A little advice, you may want to change your underwear every day.  Remember what our mothers use to tell use: always wear clean underwear, because you might get into an accident and have to be taken to the hospital.

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