All of us worry extra approximately our clothing and hardly ever think about our undies. However, did you realize your female parts deserve some attention and grabbing the wrong pair can have some significantly unpleasant side outcomes?
Let’s face it, ladies, cotton underwear may not be the sexiest choice you can make but it’s the healthiest. ‘Silk and synthetic fabrics are not breathable, which increases the risk of moisture being trapped and retained, which can create a yeast or bacterial infection,’ Donnica Moore, M.D., told The Huffington Post.She added that if you must wear underwear made from synthetic fabrics, you should at least choose a pair with a cotton-lined crotch. Limit the silky panties to special occasions especially those where they won’t stay on very long.
Okay, so hear me out on this one. I’m not telling you to go bed naked, I’m just saying it might not be a bad idea to go commando under those comfy pajamas of yours especially if you’re a frequent flyer when it comes to issues like yeast infections and vaginal inflammation.
Trapped moisture can lead to increased bacteria and even yeast infections, and wearing underwear 24/7 can increase that risk. Michigan State University ob-gyn Nancy Herta, M.D., told Glamour, ‘Allowing that area to get some air helps to keep it dry and clean.’ If you can’t bring yourself to ditch the underwear every night, try it out for at least a couple nights a week and see if you notice any improvements.
JUST BECAUSE IT’S BETTER TO LET YOUR LADY PARTS BREATHE WHILE YOU SLEEP DOESN’T MEAN YOU SHOULD PLAN ON GOING COMMANDO ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. MELISSA GOIST, M.D, TOLD HEALTH THAT WHILE IT’S OKAY EVERY NOW AND THEN, IT’S DEFINITELY NOT ADVISABLE TO GO WITHOUT UNDERWEAR IN SOME SITUATIONS.’
According to Goist, going sans-panties while you wear clothing that causes friction, like jeans, can actually lead to chaffing and sores which can eventually become infected.
‘Wearing underwear that’s too tight, or that’s made of the material that doesn’t breathe well or doesn’t wick away sweat can lead to an infection,’ he explained. ‘Bacteria breeds in an environment that are dark, moist, and warm, so if you foster that environment it’s not going to be good.