The Shocking Truth About America's Underwear Habits.


Tommy John revealed some shocking truth about our underwear habits. It seems not all of us are changing our underwear everyday. And then it gets worse.

The underwear maker found nearly half of U.S. Americans (nod to miss teen SC) wear their underwear two days in a row. But wait. It gets worse. 13% of people wear the same underwear all week! ALL. WEEK. Collectively, as a country, we have to pull it together.

But you may have guessed it already. Most of those week-long underwear wearers are men. Men should be changing underwear more often because they never throw them away. No matter how little of the original underwear is left, they just won't throw them away.

In a statement to USA today, Tommy John, "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."

They also offered these pieces of advice:

  • 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. 
  • 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.