Survey: Men Hang Onto Their Underwear for 7 Years
(If the Brits are anything to go by)
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 27, 2014 12:36 PM CDT
These pairs of underwear may have been in use for seven years.   (Shutterstock)

(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.)

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Jul 29, 2015 4:43 PM CDT
I was doing the exact same thing, keeping underwear for years. Until two things happened that changed my habits. 1) My girlfriend mocked my tighty-whities, and 2) I discovered men's ergonomic underwear . See for yourselves.
May 2, 2014 3:26 AM CDT
I hold onto mine more than 7 yrs.Of course I purchase ne ones twice a year. the stretch in the elastic is gone before they make the trash can
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May 1, 2014 9:43 PM CDT
Eventually, the worn material in the undies starts to grab the hairs down there. Either the boys fall out, or the waste band gets weak as well.