Weird Underwear Questions You're Embarrassed to Ask

We all have questions that keep us up at night that we're too ashamed to ask in real life. The Google search bar might know some of these well-kept secret ponderings. However, your questions about underwear may remain tucked away. It's okay to ask questions! When it comes to the undergarments you wear to protect your vulnerable areas, you should get the answers you seek. 

Underwear usually goes unseen on a day-to-day basis. Perhaps you haven't given any thought at all to retiring your undies or upgrading to new pairs. Regardless, we're here to walk you through some of the everyday weird questions you might be too embarrassed to ask about underwear. Let's explore the questions you have about your underwear size, style, and hygiene. 

Underwear Size

Do your underwear fit just right? The odds are that not every pair will fit you perfectly. One pair may be barely too loose, while another is tight around the seams. The underwear in your drawer might be passable, but is it ideal? Is your pair worth keeping and living with the small imperfections, or should you toss them out for new ones? Let's take a look.

Is My Underwear Too Tight? 

The way your underwear fits you is primarily up to your preference, but there are a few things to consider about tight undies. For example, tight briefs can affect sperm count for some people versus boxer briefs. 

Another aspect to consider is if the seams are so suffocating that they're leaving marks on your skin. Whenever an undergarment leaves deep marks on your skin, it's time to trade up to a bigger size. 

How Loose is Too Loose?

Is your former favorite pair of underwear starting to lose its stretch? It can be hard to let go, but there comes a time when the fit isn't working for you anymore. You don't have to keep pairs of old underwear in your drawer 'just for emergencies.' Stock up on some new pairs of underwear that fit you well, and feel free to toss your emergency back-ups in the trash. 

Is My Saggy Waistband Noticeable? 

If your underwear fits you, but the waistband is starting to lose its elasticity, that's a problem. People may not notice for the most part, but if you have to pull these undies up several times a day, they may see that. Waistbands and seams that have lost their elastic feel can be downright uncomfortable. There's no need to suffer through pulling up underwear all day – consider exchanging them for a reliable pair. 


If you're content with the fit of your underwear, that's terrific. Perhaps you have a few questions about the style of your everyday boxer briefs. Though it's primarily an aesthetic issue, you may still want to know a few things about your underwear's color or pattern. Does the fashion of your underwear really matter? Let's take a look at some of your questions surrounding style. 

Will They Care if I'm Wearing Cartoon Underwear? 

Have you bought underwear in the last ten years? How about the last twenty years? If you haven't, you may still be rocking your favorite cartoon on the front of your boxers. Is this okay? The design is totally up to you. However, if you've had a pair of underwear for ten years, you might want to ensure they haven't acquired stains throughout the years. 

Do My Undies Have to Be Plain and Boring? 

Even if you're a grown-up, your underwear drawer doesn't have to look like 20 pairs of white briefs lined in a row. Depending on the opacity of your trousers, you can have a little fun with your underwear. Wear bright colors if you want to! Express who you are! There are no rules surrounding your undies, as long as they don't show through in a professional workplace. 

What if I Don't Like Briefs?

Maybe you've worn briefs for years, and it's all you know at this point. Perhaps you tried briefs but realized they're not for you. The style of your undergarment you wear may affect the fit under clothes, but ultimately it's up to your preference. You're free to try boxers or a pair of well-made boxer briefs. Be sure to choose pairs that are stretchy and breathable. 


This category has the potential to contain some of the gnarliest questions. That's okay. We all have strange questions from time-to-time about our bodies and the waste they leave behind. Whether your questions are about stains, smells, or washing, they deserve answers. Here are a few underwear questions you may be embarrassed to ask concerning hygiene. 

How Often Should I Buy New Underwear? 

When you open your underwear drawer, what do you see? Do you behold bright, stainless briefs and comfortable boxer briefs? Do you see worn, saggy underwear with stains on them? There's no real expiration date to underwear as long as they're functioning for you, but it's a good idea to upgrade to underwear you love if it's been a few years. 

How Do I Remove Skid Marks? 

Everyone has a pair of underwear that is less than perfect. You may have trusted a moment of gassiness a little too much, leaving an unfortunate stain behind. If you loved that pair of underwear, there are ways to salvage it. Here is a quick method to try on fresh or set-in stains:

  1. Rinse the stained underwear with cool water.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda onto the stain.
  3. Using an old toothbrush, scrub the baking soda into the stain and watch it fade away.
  4. Once you've removed the discoloration, rinse your underwear in cool water again.
  5. Wash as usual in a wash cycle or by hand.

Can I Wear My Underwear More than Once? 

We've all been tempted to re-wear one outfit two days in a row. That's your choice to make, but there are specific negative after-effects that follow wearing a pair of underwear for more than one day. For example, you may start to notice unpleasant smells, stains and acquire uncomfortable infections. Though it might be easier to let a day or two pass before changing, It's best for your health if you switch them every day.

Where Can I Get Underwear That Won't Fall Apart? 

During these questions, you may have decided that there are a few pairs of underwear that could stand to part ways with you. It's essential to have more than enough underwear to get you through each wash cycle, so you should replace them as soon as you can. When you replace your undies, try upgrading to sustainably-made boxer briefs that are guaranteed to fit well. 

Our Athletic Stretch Men's Boxer Briefs are the perfect new addition to your underwear drawer. They're made of 90% polyester with 10% spandex, so they move wherever you do. Our boxer briefs are not only durable and supportive but breathable, too. They'll endure your Saturday hikes and be cozy enough for your lazy Sundays. 


You might have been a little bit hesitant to ask a few of these questions about your underwear. After all, your undergarments are quite personal. Whether your current pairs need to be retired or you'd just like a few more pairs in your rotation, consider upgrading to our Athletic Stretch Boxer Briefs. You'll thank yourself later for finding the answers to questions you've been asking and finding ideal boxer briefs you didn't even know you needed. 



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Should I Wear Tight Underwear? | Healthline 

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