Underwear is the best way to protect our private parts, but if it is not chosen or washed properly, there are even greater hidden dangers. Today we will reveal the secrets of underwear and the right way to wash them, take a look!
Microbiologists around the world have studied washing machines and found that a pair of dirty pants carries an average of 0.1 grams of fecal matter, and that fecal matter contains germs such as Salmonella and E. coli, and even when washed and dried properly, the bacteria on them are unlikely to be completely killed.
One gram of fecal matter contains 10 million viruses, 1 million bacteria, 1,000 parasitic worms, and 100 worm eggs. While some bacteria and viruses are beneficial, most are harmful to humans. Especially when fecal matter contaminates water, food, utensils, and clothing, most harmful microorganisms enter the body and cause harm.
In general, it is best to replace underwear that is used more than once every six months. If the underwear becomes deformed, the material becomes dry and hard, or the stains cannot be washed out, it must be replaced in time.
Change your underwear: It is important to get into the habit of washing and changing your underwear regularly. It is recommended that you change them every day, especially in the summer, for a maximum of 2-3 days. Wash them separately from your outer clothing and try to wash them by hand with soap. After washing, do not expose them to direct sunlight, but put them in a cool place to air dry first and then disinfect them in the sun. Otherwise, the underwear will easily become hard and deformed. It is also best to store your underwear separately, buy special storage bags or put them in a clean plastic bag to avoid dust and bacteria that can affect your health.
How do men wash their underwear?
1.Underwear must be hand-washed. Pants are usually relatively small. In order to increase the friction density, it is recommended to pinch and rub them gently with the thumb and forefinger so that they can be washed cleanly and thoroughly.
2.Do not expose washed underwear to direct sunlight. They should first be dried in the shade and then disinfected in the sun. Otherwise, the underwear will easily become hard and deformed.
3.Do not leave dried underwear in the closet. Cover and seal them in a plastic bag and put them in the refrigerator. This will keep your underwear cool and dry.
4.The underwear must be washed in soapy water, the utensils should preferably be special and the water should preferably be cool.
5.Underwear should be cleaned, laundry detergent is strong alkaline, if not cleaned, the alkaline residue on the underwear will destroy the weak acid environment of the pubic area, leading to the growth of bacteria.
6.Don’t put your underwear in the washing machine. Washing machines can produce a lot of bacteria if they are not cleaned and disinfected regularly. If you wash your underwear in the washing machine with other clothes, they will be contaminated with bacteria from the washing machine and other clothes, and the washing machine cannot be partially cleaned, making it difficult to wash your underwear thoroughly.
7.Each time you wash your underwear, first boil it in hot water for 15 minutes to thoroughly sterilize and clean it.
8.Underwear should not be mixed with other clothing. Underwear is in close contact with special physiological areas and has special hygiene requirements. If mixed with outerwear, pathogenic bacteria and contaminants from the outside can easily be transferred to the underwear. Socks, in particular, are prone to mold and mildew, which can be transferred to underwear when mixed.
9.UV light is the best natural sanitizing system. It’s best to leave your cleaned underwear out in the sun, or if you really don’t have the option, suggest treating it with heat, such as ironing it, drying it in a tumble dryer, or blowing it with a hair dryer to keep it from getting damp.
In short, men should change and wash their underwear regularly, pay attention to the way they dry it, and start with the little things for their own health.