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7 Weird Reasons Why Underwear Can Affect Your Health

While a woman always has the option to wear light panties, thick shorts, or even go commando, she must always be informed about the consequences of wearing, or not wearing underwear. Some find lace undies irritating and some prefer tight panties. Besides all these, there are some important things that should be universally acknowledged by women.

These useful tidbits about women's health regarding underwear will surely help you. 

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7 Weird Reasons Why Underwear Can Affect Your Health

7 Weird Reasons Why Underwear Can Affect Your Health

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1. Incredibly Tight Underwear Has Negative Effects.

1. Incredibly Tight Underwear Has Negative Effects.

Wearing super-tight undies can lead to irritation since the skin near your vagina is thin and, obviously, more sensitive than in other parts of your body. Another bad consequence is yeast infection since heat and moisture become trapped and create the perfect condition for the yeast to develop. The pretty bad effect of super-tight undies is that it could lead to ingrown hairs.

2. Thongs and E. Coli

2. Thongs and E. Coli

When you're wearing a thong, E. coli bacteria can easily spread from your anus to the vagina, and that's very harmful. Moreover, wearing thong all the time can sever one's UTI, vaginal irritation, and yeast infection. Moreover, try to avoid itchy fabrics and find thongs that fit perfectly, but not too tight.

3. Always Prioritize Breathable Fabrics.

3. Always Prioritize Breathable Fabrics.

100% cotton panties and seamless undies are best for your vagina. Synthetic fabrics and non-breathable ones, on the other hand, can cause irritation and even yeast or bacterial infections. If you ever want to try out lace, nylon, lycra, or polyester undies because they look good, be sure to take them off ASAP once they're appreciated.

4. Spanx Can Be Harmful.

4. Spanx Can Be Harmful.

Spanx and any other form of shapewear can be dangerous if worn too tight or too long. If the shapewear is incredibly tight, one could have reduced circulation, a negatively affected food digestion, and even experience nerve impingement. Also, UTIs can also indirectly be caused by shapewear when women prevent themselves from going to the bathroom to pee because it's difficult to take them off. High-waist, tight shapewear could lead to bad acid reflux, heartburn, erosive esophagitis, and incontinence.

5. Sweaty Underwear is Harmful.

5. Sweaty Underwear is Harmful.

Wet, sweaty underwear can provide a home for yeast infections. Aside from changing underwear every day, be sure to have a spare one on hand. Moreover, women who go to the gym or who jog or walk for a long time should immediately change their undies for dry ones to prevent yeast and bacteria.

6. Sleeping Without Undies Is Helpful.

6. Sleeping Without Undies Is Helpful.

Aside from feeling comfortable, sleeping naked can also benefit your vagina. Think of it as why breathable and 100% cotton undies are great for vaginal health. However, if you're not about to sleep in the bed, don't ever go commando. Not wearing anything while walking with your pants on can cause irritation.

7. Scented Detergents and Dryer Sheets Could Cause Vaginal Irritation.

7. Scented Detergents and Dryer Sheets Could Cause Vaginal Irritation.

If you can, always wash your clothes with "free and clear" dryers and scent-free detergent. Synthetic fragrance can cause irritation and itching.

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