Men, here is why sleeping in boxers is bad for your sexual health

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Sleeping in your boxers or underwear is a common practice for many men. However, recent findings suggest that it may have negative consequences on fertility and skin health.

Growing up, most men do not have the luxury of privacy at their homes and hence develop habits such as sleeping with clothes on.

This article explores the potential risks associated with wearing underwear during sleep, and highlights the benefits of going commando!

According to a study by the Institute for Men’s Health at Jersey Urology Group, sleeping in underwear can adversely affect male reproductive health. Maintaining the optimal temperature for sperm production is crucial, and wearing tight underwear can disrupt this balance, potentially impacting sperm quality.

Fertility Concerns

The study explains that the genital region needs to be at the right temperature to maximize sperm production. The confinement caused by underwear during sleep can elevate temperatures, which may hinder the optimal functioning of the testicles.

Consequently, fertility issues can arise as a result of this prolonged exposure to higher temperatures.

Skin Irritation and Infections

Aside from fertility concerns, wearing underwear during sleep can lead to skin irritation and increase the risk of infections.

The higher temperatures and limited airflow create an environment conducive to the accumulation of bacteria around the genital area. This, in turn, raises the likelihood of chafed or irritated skin becoming infected.

Avoiding underwear during sleep can help minimize these risks and promote better overall genital hygiene.

Reduced blood circulation

This is by far the riskiest thing you can do by wearing tight underwear at night. We are all aware of how important it is to keep our blood circulating. Circulation may however be reduced due to the tight elastic of the underwear.

Ultimately, it may even restrict blood circulation throughout the night, which is not good. This may further result in decreased blood flow to your thighs, penis, and testicles. Less blood circulation towards your penis might result in erectyle dysfunction.

Benefits of Going Commando

Stripping down and sleeping in the nude offers several advantages beyond avoiding the negative impacts mentioned earlier.

Firstly, it benefits the skin by allowing it to breathe and preventing the accumulation of moisture, which can contribute to various skin issues.

Secondly, avoiding boxers and underwear reduces the risk of crotch rot, which is caused by wearing wet or tight clothes.

Additionally, going commando may aid weight loss efforts, as it helps regulate body temperature and improve sleep quality, leading to a more rested metabolism.

Concerns About Loose-Fitting Pajamas

While the negative impacts of tight underwear on male fertility and skin health are well-documented, the effects of loose-fitting pajamas remain unclear. Further research is needed to determine whether loose-fitting sleepwear has similar consequences or if it provides a viable alternative for men who prefer not to sleep naked.

If you are still concerned about your privacy and can’t go naked, consider wearing lightweight cotton breathable boxers to bed rather than tight underwear. However, we still recommend you consider going commando!

Your health matters and so does the right choice of underwear (or none) to be worn at night.

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