8 Interesting Facts About Underwear


Fashion is an interesting world. Many different pieces that we think nothing about, like underwear, have interesting histories to go with them. When you think about underwear, the first things that come to mind are probably not facts. But there are some interesting tidbits about undergarments that might surprise you. Although it seems like it would be simple, underwear has actually gone through a lot of changes over time. If you’re curious about what goes into making such a seemingly simple product, read on for 8 fun facts about underwear:

The Oldest Known Pair Was Found in Egypt

The oldest pair of underwear was found in Egypt, and it looks similar to a bikini bottom. Not only that, but the most famous Egyptian king, known as King Tut, was even buried with 145 pairs of underwear. These are not exactly like the modern-day briefs you might find at Tommy John online, but they are recognizable as underwear, nonetheless. While you may have thought the only cool things that were found in Egyptian tombs were mummies and sarcophagi, it turns out that they found underwear as well.

You Can Tell How High Maintenance Someone Is By Their Undergarments

You can tell a lot about someone by the underwear they wear. The more expensive the undergarment, the higher maintenance. Meaning it probably requires hand washing and drying and needs special care. Low-maintenance underwear can indicate that either the person is simply very practical, or that they don’t have a lot of money to spend on undergarments.  

Each Person Has Their Own Unique Preferences for Underwear

While underwear can be an indicator of how high maintenance a person is, it can also simply be based on preference. Most American women, for instance, prefer to wear bikini-style undies. Some studies show that around 37% of women wear this style of underwear. Briefs come in second at 23% of women. And thongs are worn by as many as 19% of American women.

215 Pairs of Underwear is the Record for Most Pairs Worn at Once

This record was completed by a 10-year-old boy who was trying to beat the previous record of 200 pairs of underwear. While we can’t be sure what sizes they all were, we can rest easy, that if you want to beat this record, you’ll be going up against a 10-year-old kid.

Some People Avoid Panty Lines Using This Secret

If you’re one of those people who can’t stand the sight of panty lines, there are a few different things you can do to avoid them. The secret? Don’t wear underwear at all. That’s right. Many people admit to avoiding panty lines by refusing to wear underwear.

In Some Countries it’s Illegal to Leave Your Home Without Underwear

There are strange laws in many different countries. One of them is in Thailand. While we are not sure why they would make it illegal to leave the house without underwear, it is the law nonetheless. It seems as though the people there aren’t allowed to avoid those awkward panty lines if they wanted.

The Average Person’s Underwear is Only Changed Twice per Week

The average person’s underwear is only changed twice per week. This statistic may seem shocking, but it all comes down to personal habits. Some people change their underwear daily, while others will go for three or more days between washes. While some people aren’t bothered by these habits, there are some good reasons to change out your underwear daily. The biggest benefit is that it helps keep you clean and fresh throughout the day. You’ll be less prone to yeast infections. And you won’t trap moisture down there.

You Can Buy Underwear in Japanese Vending Machines

Did you know that there are vending machines in Japan for all sorts of things? You can go to toy stores where everything is in a vending machine. This means that even things like clothing get sold in their unique single-serve machines. While you can use them to buy small gifts, stationary, and toys, underwear has also become a popular commodity to sell in vending machines. The vending machines are located in train stations, airports, and other public places throughout the country.