Common Mistakes Men Make With Their Boxers

An every day compulsory underwear most men use is the boxers or briefs. And even as they are so essential most men tend to ignore the fact their underwear needs some love and care.

Choosing an underwear basically entails necessity, colour and budget. Nothing so special in it for most guys.  A lot of us however, make some mistakes when it comes to choosing the right boxers, wearing and maintaining them.

  • Choice of fabric

It is always important to check the materials the briefs of boxers you are about to purchase are made from. This information can be gotten from the label of the material. Underwear that is made from regular cotton underwear is usually light and breathable which makes them good for regular wear.
Microfiber underwear helps to absorb moisture and are good for casual, day-to-day wear. It’s best to stay off spandex because they have the tendency to trap sweat instead of absorbing and wicking it. This can cause offensive smells and infections in the long term.
Cotton briefs are perfect for wearing on hot days or situations that will require you to perspire a lot.

  • Wearing tight briefs

Tight white briefs were probably in vogue and a regular feature of the 90’s. They are however outdated for our time.
If you’re particular about wearing briefs that fit comfortably, you can opt to go for a boxer with a cotton blend which will provide the feel of the old tight white briefs and the flattering coziness of the modern day.

  • You are drying the wrong way

Using a washing machine and dryer can affect the elasticity of the material from which your briefs are made. The heat from the dryer can cause the elastic material to stretch beyond its limit making your boxers appear baggy and loose.
It’s best to sun-dry. If you must make use of a dryer, ensure that you use a cool or delicate cycle instead of using high heat. This will be gentle on the fabric and make your underwear last longer.

  • Wearing one underwear for days

One thing you probably never knew is that your briefs contain feaces and loads of bacteria. Wearing your boxers for more than once before washing will not only make you smelly but also increase the risk of infection and transmission of pathogenic bacteria.
The solution to this obviously is to wash your briefs and underwear after wearing them once. Also, washing with hot water after use can significantly eliminate all bacteria that detergents can’t destroy.


Underwears and other clothing items all need some Tender, Love and Care (TLC). And if you are worried about colour choice, you may want to consider going for dark coloured briefs such as black, gray and navy blue. These colours hide stains and take a longer time to fade off. And if you use white do not forget to keep the colour always sparkling.

Constance Onyeji - Jarret

Constance is a free spirit who roams the world with a paint brush and colors. She loves to read, is purpose driven and passionate about girl-child empowerment and Children with development disorders and is currently developing projects to help this cause. She enjoys a mind stimulating conversation and is always ready to eat fried yam and egg sauce.

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