For many of us, putting on underwear is just part of our daily routine. It is just the first thing we put on each day, and aside from that. we don’t give it too much thought. However, research shows that underwear should be replaced every 6-12 months. If your underwear is poor quality, however, you should consider replacing it every two months, especially if you are wearing it to exercise and sweat. There are several key reasons why we should pay more attention to our underwear choices.

Here they are:


Underwear acts as a barrier between your body and outer clothing. It helps to absorb sweat and maintain personal hygiene. Neglecting the importance of clean and breathable underwear can contribute to bacterial growth, leading to unpleasant odours and potential health issues. This is especially true living in Australia, where we need to take the humidity and heat into consideration. That is where having good quality underwear comes in. Choosing a brand that is made from organic bamboo viscose is ideal as bamboo viscose has natural properties that can help combat some of the above issues.

Comfort and wellbeing

Your choice of underwear directly impacts your comfort throughout the day. Ill-fitting or uncomfortable underwear can lead to irritation, chafing, and discomfort. For men, another factor to consider is how snug “your boys” will be in the underwear you have chosen. Brands like Step One have developed some clever technology, such as a 3D pouch that stretches and supports all men, no matter what they are packing. They have also created innovative Ultraglyde panels in both their men’s range and women’s trunk range that help to reduce the risk of chafing.

Give yourself a confidence boost

While only you and maybe your partner will see your underwear each day, underwear can enhance your confidence. Knowing that you are wearing clean, well-fitted, fresh and stylish underwear can help boost your self-esteem and contribute to a positive self-image, even if it is not visible to others.

Health considerations

The type of underwear you choose can impact your reproductive health. Tight or non-breathable fabrics may contribute to increased moisture and warmth in intimate areas, potentially leading to issues such as yeast infections in women and reduced sperm production in men. Choosing breathable fabric may help to mitigate these risks.

No longer should underwear be an afterthought. Choosing the right underwear goes beyond being functional and covering your “bits”. Underwear plays a crucial role in hygiene, confidence, style and even your health, therefore choose wisely.