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A 25-year-old male asked:

Is their any health benefit of wearing undergarment.?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Not really.: There may be hygiene issues! one may use underwear to wick perspiration and stay dry and to give support to the genitals (if male). Undergarments may prevent (or cause) chaffing and rashes. Though, no undergarment my provide better circulation, increase sperm count and prevent yeast and other problems. It really comes down to personal preference. To wear or not to wear, that is the question?
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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
or perhaps ' where to wear when"?
Feb 5, 2012
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Yes: Underwear can help to prevent chaffing against clothes. It can protect clothing by absorbing urine, sweat, menstrual blood, semen or fecal matter. It may also provide support (bra or jockstrap).Long undergarments can be added for warmth.
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Last updated Oct 15, 2019

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