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.   (Shutterstock)
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