The debate that continues to spark flames, and is even asked during political debates, is boxers vs. briefs. Both have their advantages and both have a certain appeal. Boxers are seemingly winning the argument, but only by a short margin of about 58% to 42%. So why are doctors and scientists suggesting the 42% make the permanent switch to boxers? Wearing boxers is one of the best ways to protect yourself against infertility. If you do not wear boxers, then there is a high chance of decreased sperm count and your chances of procreation will definitely drop. There are a number of healthy reasons to wear boxers as opposed to other kinds of men underwear like briefs. Here are a few healthy reasons why men should wear boxers.
The testicles are located outside the body because it needs a cooler temperature than the regular body temperature. The temperature when wearing briefs will be much warmer than when wearing boxers. Boxers allow a cool temperature around the testes, which is considered necessary. This is one of the most important health reasons to wear boxers.
To keep your testes at optimal temperature:
- Don’t wear tight pants — particularly during sports activities. Wear loose clothing, especially if you sit for long periods of time.
- Wear boxer shorts at all times. “Of course, they just don’t work under tight pants,” says Grunebaum.
- Stay away from saunas and hot tubs.