Women - we often worry about our clothes, how we look in them, but have you ever thought about how your underwear could cause some serious trouble? Here are some of the top consequences that one may face with the wrong underwear choices.
Most of us were unaware that wearing tight underwear/panty is harmful. Getting loose, free-flowing underwear is preferable to getting too-tight underwear. Tight underwear is not only unflattering (it can cause some unsightly bulges), but it is also the main culprit of vaginal irritation and chafing, particularly if you are postmenopausal. In addition, wearing tight underwear may cause your blood circulation to slow as you feel constricted. In the long run, this will affect your health.
Many women opt for thongs, or G-string, to avoid any visible panty lines (The dreaded VPL). But, that doesn’t mean your much loved thongs is safe to wear! Did you know? Because the piece of fabric that constitutes a crotch is so narrow, the fabric can easily shift between your rectum and vagina. This potentially leads to urinary tract infections, as E-coli, the most common bacteria found in your colon, can often sneak up to your vagina through the thongs.
If breathable underwear is good, not wearing underwear at all is even better? The answer is NO. Not wearing an underwear at all can be a host for a series of problems, especially with clothing that doesn’t have a lining or an inner. For example, if you are wearing pants, the seams may sit directly at the vulva area which causes constant friction. Secondly, as our vagina produces natural moisture, by not wearing an underwear, there won’t be anything to absorb these moisture - This poses a threat as your vagina can become hot, sweaty, which is an ideal breeding ground for yeast infections.
This may sound unpleasant and super “EWWW”, but it’s very important to note here to always check the hygiene of your vagina through your underwear. Any form of unclean underwear is a big no no and should be washed immediately. Other than that, the discharge on your underwear if left unattended to - may lead to an overgrowth of bacteria (especially when your underwear is tight and not breathable). Smelly underwear is another sign that you should take note of - as while a little vaginal odor is normal, strong, foul or fishy odour could signal an infection or other issues.
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