Survey: Men Hang Onto Their Underwear for 7 Years

(If the Brits are anything to go by)

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 27, 2014 12:36 PM CDT

(Newser) – Some less-than-appealing news from Britain: There's a decent chance the guy sitting next to you is wearing 7-year-old underwear. That's the average length of time men hang on to their undies before buying new ones, a UK survey finds, as noted by the Huffington Post. "I know I have a tendency to have underwear that still has holes in it," one man tells KPNX.

How does one know when to get new boxers? "When they get to a point where I don't want to wash them and they shred in the washing machine," a man tells the station. It's no big surprise to a Target employee: "We see people come in here looking for underwear, and they have no idea where to look. Clearly, they have not bought underwear in years." Also noted in the survey: Some 22% of men say they don't change their underwear every day, per KARE-11. (In women's underwear news, two ladies are suing because they claim "slimming" underwear doesn't actually slim.)

These pairs of underwear may have been in use for seven years.
These pairs of underwear may have been in use for seven years.   (Shutterstock)
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