We saw London in heat, saw France in cold. Check out these underpants that are 10-years-old


By web gangsta | Published:

Sherlock Holmes and the Underpants of Death
Sherlock Holmes and the Underpants of Death

A recent survey of 5,000 men and women by an online shopping site had some bad news about the hygiene habits of people in the UK.

For example, they found that 7% OF WOMEN SURVEYED DO NOT CHANGE THEIR UNDERWEAR DAILY.

Remember when WEB WATCH SAID THAT UNDERWEAR CONTAINS A 10th of a GRAM OF POOP?  You may want to revist that article after reading the rest of these stats…

  • More than 25% of the men in London don’t change their underwear daily
  • 16% of men will wear the same pair of underwear for three days… or more.  If you find that surprising, 4% of women have admitted to the same
  • 28% of both men and women are wearing underwear that’s at least five years old.  1.7 million respondents said that they were wearing 10-year-old underwear. 

(An aside – Web Watch will note that the phrase “10-year-old underwear” is using “10-year-old” as an adjective describing said underwear, not a description of said underwear’s owner. Get your mind out of the gutter, folks – this is a funny survey, not a creepy one.)

More underwear study results showed:

  • At 68%, the most popular reason for not throwing out old underwear was  that they were comfortable.  7% said they didn’t want to throw out those briefs due to “sentimental reasons”.  Web Watch will assume the latter were women – we can’t think of any man who gets that attached to their underwear.
  • 50% of the women said they wore mismatched bra and panty lingerie sets
  • 29% said that they would be turned off by seeing a new partner in ugly underthings

As for the types of old underwear the respondents said they wore:

  • 18% wore underwear that had turned grey
  • 17% wore holey underwear
  • 15% wore fraying underwear
  • 13% wore ill-fitting underwear
  • 9% admitted to still wearing underwear that featured cartoon characters.