Some Random underwear facts just for fun.. You may be surprised by a few of them!

  • The average American woman owns approximately 21 pairs of underwear. Approximately 10% of women own over 35 pairs.
  • While underwear may or may not be worn under kilts, tradition holds that a “true Scotsman” would wear nothing underneath.
  • A 2008 survey revealed that 9% of men in America have underwear that is at least 10 years old. Fifteen percent own underwear that is between 5-9 years old.
  • In Italy, women celebrate New Years by wearing red underwear because it is considered lucky.
  • In a recent survey by Chaffree only 15% of the women completing the survey had matching underwear on.
  • A survey in 1998 revealed that 60% of French men change their underwear daily. Approximately 75% of French women change their underwear daily.
  • In 2012, Zimbabwe banned the importation and sale of second-hand underwear. Law makers hope the ban will help address health concerns and help the country’s own domestic textile industry.
  • In a recent survey by Chaffree, 80% of women asked said that they usually buy underwear in singles rather than multi-packs.
  • Single people are less likely to change their underwear on a daily basis than married people—82% versus 88%, respectively.
  • Ten percent of American women have confessed to occasionally having gone “commando” to avoid visible panty lines.
  • To avoid urinary tract infections (among other things, such as keeping the genital and urinary areas clean), physicians recommend changing underwear at least once a day.

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  •  While modern underwear is made from different fabrics (leather, satin, vinyl, latex, cotton, mesh, and polyester), it is typically considered good hygiene to have the crotch lined with a cotton fabric.
  • In the 1990s, hip-hop artists made it fashionable for men to wear their pants below their waists and showing their boxers or briefs. This style, called “sagging,” is said to have actually originated in prison when jail inmates had their belts removed because they might be used as a possible weapon. Other historians believe this style originated as a sign of availability among homosexuals.
  • In a recent survey by Chaffree the average spend on an underwear set (bra & knickers) was £50.
  • Italians wear red, Argentineans wear pink, and Brazilians wear brand new underwear on New Years Eve.
  • 29 % of Britons say they would be turned off sleeping with a new partner due to unsightly underwear.
  • The average man only packs 3 pairs of underwear for a weeks holiday.
  • There is estimated to be 1/10th gram of poo in the average pair of mens underwear.
  • Majority of  men would spend $20 or less on undies adding up to £1,200 in an entire lifetime whilst women spend on average £20,000 in a lifetime. This equates to women spending nearly 17 times more then men.
  • In a recent survey carried out by Chaffree, 45% of women said they wore underwear in bed.
  • The top 7 demands by women completing a survey for Women’s Wear Daily when it came to buying underwear were… 82% had cotton in them, 53% easy to care for, 52% Stretchy, 20% wicks moisture, 18% odor resistant, 13% anti-microbial, 8% controls temperature.

This information has come from various surveys and facts found on the internet.