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    Re: TMI: Nearly half of Americans don't change underwear daily, new survey says

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    From the NY Daily News:

    Out of 1,000 people responding to an informal poll conducted by the underwear maker, 45% admitted they had worn the same pair of undies for two or more days, with 13% saying they had worn the same pair for a week or more, Tommy John said.

    ...In a finding that did not surprise the company, Tommy John said men were 2.5 times as likely as women to wear unwashed undies for a week or more. That’s 20% of men versus 8% of women. TMI: Nearly half of Americans don’t change underwear daily, new survey says - New York Daily News

    A WEEK or more! Who knew there were so many dirty birdies out there?!
    If I have to wear high dollar Tommy John underwear, I going 3-5 days. With Hanes and Fruit I'm going daily.

    Biased. Tommy John.
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    Re: TMI: Nearly half of Americans don't change underwear daily, new survey says

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    From the NY Daily News:

    Out of 1,000 people responding to an informal poll conducted by the underwear maker, 45% admitted they had worn the same pair of undies for two or more days, with 13% saying they had worn the same pair for a week or more, Tommy John said.

    ...In a finding that did not surprise the company, Tommy John said men were 2.5 times as likely as women to wear unwashed undies for a week or more. That’s 20% of men versus 8% of women. TMI: Nearly half of Americans don’t change underwear daily, new survey says - New York Daily News

    A WEEK or more! Who knew there were so many dirty birdies out there?!
    Ewwwww, I could have gone the rest of my life without this bit of "news".

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    Re: TMI: Nearly half of Americans don't change underwear daily, new survey says

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    From the NY Daily News:

    Out of 1,000 people responding to an informal poll conducted by the underwear maker, 45% admitted they had worn the same pair of undies for two or more days, with 13% saying they had worn the same pair for a week or more, Tommy John said.

    ...In a finding that did not surprise the company, Tommy John said men were 2.5 times as likely as women to wear unwashed undies for a week or more. That’s 20% of men versus 8% of women. TMI: Nearly half of Americans don’t change underwear daily, new survey says - New York Daily News

    A WEEK or more! Who knew there were so many dirty birdies out there?!
    One out of 5 people wear their underwear for a week or more? That is quite medieval. I'm wondering how this poll was conducted. These people have internet service but no laundry facilities?
    Yuk.

    I would think after a week the briefs in question would either stand up on their own, or be quite broken in. Any voice of experience on that?

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    Re: TMI: Nearly half of Americans don't change underwear daily, new survey says

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Nor I. Why, it's enough to make a lady nearly swoon. And I hadn't even considered the notion of showering and then putting dirty drawers back on.

    BTW, in the linked article there is discussion of how laundering doesn't remove all the E coli from underwear, so you dirty birds think about that!
    By today's standards not cleaning your body daily or changing your underwear screams uncleanliness. But just 100 years ago, a good part of this country still did not have running water in their homes. Major cities where the wealthy could afford it but many especially outside the city limits did not have indoor plumbing. They had outhouses and wells. If all you had to wipe with a Sears and Roebuck catalog I have no doubt many had skid marks in their drawers.

    They often would have a pump to the house to access water from the well in the kitchen. I am sure you have seen wash stands in antique shops that were common at that time where a pitcher and basin would sit on them. They would go to the kitchen and fill the pitcher then fill the basin to wash up usually before bedtime. An entire bath was done often in a galvanized steel tub where family members got honest to goodness scrubbing, hair washing usually the day before attending worship services.

    I have no doubt they wore their underwear more than one day in those days. Without indoor plumbing and electricity doing laundry was quite a chore.

    When I was a kid in the 1960's our roadside rest stops were outhouses in Ohio. I remember as a kid gagging having to go in a place like that with the flies and smell.

    I also remember as a kid that women would have their hair done once a week. Some old gals still do to this day. Today I could not imagine not washing my hair for a week.

    In this day in age people wearing their underwear for days by choice is rather disturbing.

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    Re: TMI: Nearly half of Americans don't change underwear daily, new survey says

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    By today's standards not cleaning your body daily or changing your underwear screams uncleanliness. But just 100 years ago, a good part of this country still did not have running water in their homes. Major cities where the wealthy could afford it but many especially outside the city limits did not have indoor plumbing. They had outhouses and wells. If all you had to wipe with a Sears and Roebuck catalog I have no doubt many had skid marks in their drawers.

    They often would have a pump to the house to access water from the well in the kitchen. I am sure you have seen wash stands in antique shops that were common at that time where a pitcher and basin would sit on them. They would go to the kitchen and fill the pitcher then fill the basin to wash up usually before bedtime. An entire bath was done often in a galvanized steel tub where family members got honest to goodness scrubbing, hair washing usually the day before attending worship services.

    I have no doubt they wore their underwear more than one day in those days. Without indoor plumbing and electricity doing laundry was quite a chore.

    When I was a kid in the 1960's our roadside rest stops were outhouses in Ohio. I remember as a kid gagging having to go in a place like that with the flies and smell.

    I also remember as a kid that women would have their hair done once a week. Some old gals still do to this day. Today I could not imagine not washing my hair for a week.

    In this day in age people wearing their underwear for days by choice is rather disturbing.
    That's it--by choice.

    If there is no choice, that's how it is, and back in the day, most people had one outfit that they wore for months with maybe a different shirt/pair of pants or dress for Sundays and special occasions. At least one study in the last couple of years has suggested that rat fleas may have borne too much of the blame for the spread of bubonic plague and that fleas on humans (in their bedding and clothing) may have been a larger contributor.

    Our modern sensibilities about hygiene are so different from our forebears. Thomas Jefferson was considered quite eccentric for having a bathtub in the White House because bathing frequently was considered risky. And, as you've said, keeping clean wasn't easy without running water and sewage systems. I wonder how long one of us would last if exposed to the what the ordinary Londoner lived with at the time the "Black Plague" was spreading.

    But to choose not to change your underwear now? Eeeeew.

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    Re: TMI: Nearly half of Americans don't change underwear daily, new survey says

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    From the NY Daily News:

    Out of 1,000 people responding to an informal poll conducted by the underwear maker, 45% admitted they had worn the same pair of undies for two or more days, with 13% saying they had worn the same pair for a week or more, Tommy John said.

    ...In a finding that did not surprise the company, Tommy John said men were 2.5 times as likely as women to wear unwashed undies for a week or more. That’s 20% of men versus 8% of women. TMI: Nearly half of Americans don’t change underwear daily, new survey says - New York Daily News

    A WEEK or more! Who knew there were so many dirty birdies out there?!
    Hmm... could this be a way of convincing (shaming?) folks to buy more pairs of that very expensive TJ underwear per order? If someone buys any less than 7 pairs (per order) then perhaps the TJ company would assume that they do not change them often enough.

    BTW, this also a clever way to get free advertising for that TJ brand by presenting their "informal poll" to the news media.

    I recently saw a news story about folks discovering "ghost" images with their baby monitor camera systems. The "expert" guest (from a manufacturer of baby monitors) suggested adding (buying) a second camera to see if the "ghost" image showed up on both cameras.
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    Re: TMI: Nearly half of Americans don’t change underwear daily, new survey says

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    I blame feminism. Thankfully, I can just bellow: Woman, why is my underwear drawer almost empty? Voila, clean underwear the next day.


    Grow up and wash your own damn undies, what are you five?
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    Re: TMI: Nearly half of Americans don’t change underwear daily, new survey says

    1. There are some "experts" who say that bathing daily is NOT necessary or even advisable, depending on the individual.

    a. It depends on one's age, occupation, etc.

    2. Of course, when one DOES bathe, then it IS a good idea to change underwear.

    3. I do not know if it is true, but I have read that many men in some European nations change their underwear once a week.


    4. Some people do not change their underwear every day because they do not feel that their underwear is soiled. They are people, for example, who wash certain areas with water after every No. 2. (Is this the idea of the bidet?)

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    Re: TMI: Nearly half of Americans don’t change underwear daily, new survey says

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i change underwear daily even when camping unless there's no way around it. the exception is if i'm really sick and am sleeping for days.
    Instead of throwing out worn out undies, I collect them. When I go out on disaster relief, hiking etc, I take the bunch with me and throw them out after wearing them for a day. Works really well.

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    Re: TMI: Nearly half of Americans don’t change underwear daily, new survey says

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    If the survey is correct, then there are a number of folks among us that do not bathe regularly. Can't imagine someone taking a shower and putting back on the same dirty underwear but then again I can't imagine people wearing the same underwear for days.
    Who knows, they might turn them inside out.

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