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4 amazing things that happen when you stop wearing underwear

Published on:13 January 2021, 14:11pm IST
Been thinking of going commando? These are four health benefits of not wearing underwear that your vagina will thank you for.
Shreya Gupta
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Know what happens when you go commando. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Wearing underwear has become a daily habit for most of us, isn’t  it? We have become so conditioned to wear them daily, right since our childhood days, no matter what. But, why do we wear them at all? Can going commando do any good for your health?

The answer is yes, it can! While it might get a little uncomfortable in the beginning, and that’s what stops most people from trying it out. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll see plenty of health benefits after a few weeks. Also, over time you will feel more comfortable. 

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So, now without any further ado, let’s look at some of the benefits that come with going commando:

1. Reduces the risk of infections

Infections can sometimes get really bad and painful, and practically no one wants that. Some underwears, especially the synthetic ones, prevent the air from flowing in, trapping excess moisture and microbes that further act as a breeding ground for infections, leading to UTI or yeast infections.

Also, read: Here’s what happens when you don’t change your underwear every day

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Think twice before wearing synthetic underwear, girls. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
2. Less chafing and irritation

Chafing and irritation are common problems faced by women, and if you are one of them, then going commando can relieve you from these painful conditions. Underwears that are ill-fitted can cause friction, leading to these issues in the vaginal area. So, either go for properly fitted underwear or just ditch them altogether!

3. Promotes comfort

While you might think ditching an underwear will make it uncomfortable for you, the case is exactly the opposite. A few days down the line, you’ll feel more comfortable and relaxed. And since there’s no moisture trapped, it also keeps the odour away, making you even more comfortable!

4. There’s lesser bacteria migration

Your choice of an underwear’s style and fabric can increase the chances of bacteria contamination from your anus to your vaginal area. And as you know, ureter infection is most common among women, due to bacterial growth in the genital organs. So, ditching those panties can do a whole lot good for you!

Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.