Underwear Brand Reveals Real Reason Why Men’s Boxers Have Hole In The Front


The reason will surprise you!

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Most men probably have never pondered why the front of their boxers, briefs or pants is holed. Well, that’s quite clear, isn’t it?

However, one underwear company has recently disclosed the real reasons for that gap. And, believe it or not, it’s not just for urination.

Over the years, the primary purpose of the boxer hole, also known as a flap or a fly, has been questioned on numerous “ask-a-stranger” websites like Quora, Yelp, and Reddit.

Many underwear brands have begun to produce lines without the flap since some guys find it to be so unnecessary.

However, given that some men buy without and that many guys do, it might still be a matter of style.

Regardless, the underwear company Sheath recently declared: “The hole in your boxers is also known as a fly.

“You’re free to call them whatever name you want, but the functional term is still fly. Why is it there? You guessed it!

“The purpose of the fly is to make it easier for you to pee while wearing boxers.”

However, the business also claims that in reality, 80% of men never use the pee hole in their pants.

In general, pulling them down is much simpler!

Given that only 20% of guys really use the boxer fly, this implies there may be another explanation for its existence.

Sheath’s website states: “Today’s modern underwear is nothing like what men wore even a few decades ago.

“The actual pouch where the fly is located has also been changing drastically.

“In the past, this area used to be flat. This design does not give the man a natural way for his penis to be contoured. Thankfully, men today have a better option.”

So, you’re telling me the flap is also used to better ‘contour’ our nether regions?

“New boxer briefs and men’s briefs have a design that actually has a roomier pouch,” the brand explained.

“This new pouch design gives the man more definition, comfort, support, and freedom.”

Evidently, the hole is intended for much more significant purposes than just urinating!

A decent pair of briefs should also have the following essential qualities: definition, comfort, freedom, and support.

Nevertheless, some men on Reddit think it is a pointless addition because they would rather wear trousers that are more secure and reduce the chance that their crown jewels accidentally falling out.

Each to their own, right?

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People Are Shocked After Learning About How Long You Should Keep Your Underwear

Do you often alternate between quality underwear or do you tend to reach for the same worn-in, holey-yet-comfortable pair of boxers or knickers that you’ve had since you were a teen?

Most people have their tried-and-true favourites, but a number of internet users were shocked to find how long you should keep them around.

A TikTok user posted a video outlining the recommended time for replacing underwear in an effort to inform others about their underwear’s “expiration date.”

To be clear, I do not mean replaced on your body; rather, I mean tossed out and replaced by brand-new ones.

I can only hope that nobody took that to indicate the opposite.

I have mine until they don’t fit or rip, one user commented in response to the TikTok video, while another said: “I’m in college and I had some from 7th grade.”

There is “no law that says after six months, cut them and get new underwear,” according to Dr. Chavone Momon-Nelson, an OB-GYN at UPMC in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, even though 16 years may be pushing it.
As long as it is being washed, Momon-Nelson believes that wearing underwear is generally acceptable. She said: “If you’re washing your underwear in warmer or hot water you are cleaning the bacteria off them.”

Anyhow, the video’s advice to replace underwear every “six to 12 months” proved to be utterly mind-blowing for some.

“We should change the narrative about what they should feel comfortable about and what they should not feel comfortable about,” she continued.

“There’s nothing wrong with a nice new pair of underwear that fit nice that are cotton and that are clean. And I wouldn’t discourage anyone from wanting to buy new underwear. But I would not say that you have to throw away your old underwear.”

Though Momon-Nelson obviously isn’t wrong about there being no ‘rule’ on when to change your underwear, other experts have shared differing opinions.

Cosmetic doctor and intimate health specialist Dr Shirin Lakhani pointed out that underwear can take in ‘a lot of dead skin… as well as bacteria’.

“Even washing your underwear in the washer won’t always totally get rid of microorganisms like E. coli.”

As a result, the doctor advises replacing your underwear at least once a year; however, for underwear you “consistently wear for activities like the gym,” more frequent replacements are advised.

If you’re a frequent shopper, you might go through several weeks’ worth before you run out and won’t need to replenish as frequently.

You should go shopping, though, if you frequently find yourself rinsing pairs of clothes under the faucet and turning them inside out just to make it to the day you want to do your laundry.

Though it might be hard to separate yourself from the cash, I’m sure your crotch will thank you.

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Is Your Underwear (And Other Things) Clean Enough?

We all think we’re clean, but in reality it’s a bit of a taboo subject. How often do you clean your household items, and is it often enough? Find out below…

Duvet Cover and Bed Sheets 

Your bedding should be washed every two weeks at a minimum. I mean think about how much time you spend in bed! Plus, the feeling of clean sheets is enough of a reward in itself.

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Bath Towels

I know what you’re thinking – I’m already clean when I use a bath towel. Technically you’re right, but they still need washing – every three to five uses.

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If you’re putting on your comfiest clothes to go to sleep, just remember to wash them after three or four nights.

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If you seriously have to check this one, I’m worried. Underwear should be changed every single day – no exceptions.

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Generally, bras are good to be worn three or four times before a wash. So they’re not quite on the same level as underwear – good to know.

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This is less of a household appliance and more a case of personal hygiene, but we thought we’d throw it in anyway. The average head of hair should be washed every two to three days, but it mostly depends on whether it looks oily or feels itchy.

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Shower Curtain

You probably forget about this one most of the time, but shower curtains need washing every three months.

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Bath Mat

Bath mats have wet feet walking over them all the time, so you should definitely freshen yours up at least once a month.

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Kitchen Sponge

You can only imagine the things a kitchen sponge sees. Do yourself a favour and soak your sponge once a week, preferably with bleach.

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You’d be surprised how much dirt comes out of your carpet when it’s scrubbed, even if it looked clean to begin with. Even if you don’t get a chance to deep-clean, at least hoover your carpet once a week.

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Sofas need love too. They absorb an awful lot of dust and dirt over time, so it’s best to vacuum clean yours every two weeks in order to prolong its life.

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Even though you keep it covered, your mattress is still going to get dirty, so it is recommended to vacuum clean it every three months. If you find any food or drink stains, cover them with baking soda and water for half an hour before wiping away.

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