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Your Underwear EXPOSED! | Common Mistakes To Avoid | Doctor Mike

August 15, 2019

– Hey guys, this week, I want to talk about your unmentionables. Yep, I’m talking about your
underwear, my underwear. A few weeks ago I partnered
with Cotton Incorporated on a sleep video, now, we’re
diving into your drawers. First things first, why
do we even wear underwear? – Keeps stuff in place. – You get protected from germs. – Keeps like a nice
protective barrier between, I don’t know, your
pants, and, private area. – The materials that we think
look good for outerwear, aren’t necessarily the best
feel on some sensitive skin, that’s the vibe I get. – The answer to this is part
medical, and part practical. The area down there is more sensitive than other areas of your body. The skin is more sensitive,
than let’s say, your forearm. And that makes it susceptible
to chafing, itching, irritation, and underwear serves as a protective layer for you. On top of that, we’re all human, the private area sweats profusely, there’s occasional
unintentional discharges, and you don’t want that
to get on your clothes, on your pants, on your skirts. It’s easier to wash your underwear after single use than to wash
your pants or your shorts. The final reason why
underwear should be worn, is that so you can maintain
privacy at all times. That’s really just a nice way of saying, the world doesn’t need
to see your genitals. By the way, who was the first
person to look down and say, oh man, I need to cover this up. Let’s take a look at a brief
history of your briefs. Five to seven thousand years ago, there’s the first evidence
of humans wearing underwear. Fast forward into the
1500s, braies were now worn. In 1925, boxer shorts were invented. They were made for boxers. 1935, briefs came into existence. 1980s, thongs, 1992, the
first ever boxer brief. So where are we today? Well, Cotton Incorporated did a survey to see what styles are popular now. According to the summer 2018 survey, 69% of men now own boxer briefs, versus 42% of men who own boxers. Coming in at third, and
last place, are briefs. Which are only owned by about 24% of men. Making boxer briefs the preferred choice of underwear for men. For the ladies, the same survey found that half of women own
bikini style underwear, and prefer it for
everyday use and exercise. And for those special occasions, women went for thongs as
their underwear of choice. Interestingly, this survey
found that on average, people own 15 pairs of underwear. How many do you own? – A million, no, I do,
I do have my drawers, I buy too much underwear. – A lot, like… – Throw me an estimate.
– A hundred. – A hundred pairs of underwear,
so you’re a collector. – 20. – I’d say around like, 25, maybe? – 30. – Over 30. – Maybe five or six regular underwear, 10 girdle like underwear. (laughs) I think she might own like, two. – I feel like we’re going to have a moment of honesty right now. – I’m like an underwear fanatic, uh, 70? – It’s an interesting question, I’m actually growing
my inventory right now, I’d say, eight to 10. – I actually just went to check my drawer, and counted 34 pairs of underwear. 35. But why do they call
it a pair of underwear? – Because it’s got two little
holes to put your feet in. – Maybe because they got two legs. – That’s brilliant, mom, that’s brilliant. – Because I always carry an
extra one in my bag. (laughs) – Yeah, but! I’m trying to find out myself. – Okay, I thought you were,
you know, the expert, so. – They didn’t teach me
that in medical school. – Oh my god, I have no idea? Because you have two butt
cheeks, I don’t know? I have no idea! – Two legs didn’t cross your mind, but two butt cheeks was right. – It’s the same with pants, right, like a pair of pants, like
I guess, they are two holes. – But the pants have two legs. – I know but, I have a pair
of legs, for each hole, you know, I don’t know. – All right, let’s get
serious for a moment. What is the relationship
between underwear, and your health? I think it breaks down
into three key factors. Fit, style, and fabric. Fit, and when I’m talking about fit, I’m talking about too tight of a fit. Loose fitting underwear is
not generally a problem. When you’re wearing
underwear that’s too tight, not only is it unflattering
because it highlights your bulges and creates puckering, but it could also cause
chafing of sensitive skin, due to increased friction,
it can hurt circulation, and worst of all, it can cause something known as nerve impingement. The nerve gets irritated and inflamed from constant pressure
that it creates numbness and tingling in the area. You don’t want numbness
and tingling down there. Next up is style. And I know some of you pay attention more to the style than the
comfort of your underwear. Do you generally look
for style or comfort? – Style. (laughs) – The style, for sure, yeah. – Yeah, I’d say style. – You gotta look good, you know. (laughs) – Style, which is silly,
because like most people I think I’m the only person that sees, not the only person, but. – When I’m in a relationship,
I most definitely have like the style ones
that aren’t gonna be on long. Those are the ones that are just gonna like be on for like ten minutes. (laughs) – Ten minutes, that’s quick. But the style can actually
be quite important, because some styles of underwear can make you more prone to infections. Take thongs, for instance. Because of their design,
they’re more prone to moving around, and when that happens, they can facilitate transferred bacteria from the anus to the vagina. And that can make you predisposed to urinary tract infections. Also the designs of some underwear, particularly g-strings
can make more contact with the vaginal area, which can lead to increased friction
and rubbing on that area, leading to irritation. We can’t talk about style without touching on the boxer versus brief debate. For the longest time, we were saying that wearing briefs can hurt
the fertility of a man. The reason we thought that is because, sperm don’t like hot temperatures. And we thought when you
constricted the testicles, and brought them closer to the body, that increased the temperature, and made men less fertile. But after the National Institute of Health and other organizations did
some research into this matter, it looks like it’s not the case. So the current recommendation is that you should just wear whatever makes you most comfortable. Next up is fabric, and I know people have their own personal preferences here, but if you’ve ever visited the doctor, and had a brief conversation
about underwear, cotton was likely the recommendation that your doctor gave you,
and that’s for good reason. Synthetic materials like polyester, are not as breathable as cotton fibers, which can trap moisture,
and create a breeding ground for bacteria or yeast infections. That’s why one of the most
common recommendations a doctor will make to someone who gets frequent yeast or UTI infections, is that you should wear
cotton fabrics down there. Also, in doing this research I found a really interesting study that checked the odors after fitness session, of both polyester and cotton clothing, and they found that the polyester clothing had a much less pleasant
smell after a fitness session. This is because more bacteria, and specifically bacteria
that create bad odors, were attached to the polyester fibers. So if you want to smell better down there, probably should avoid those polyesters. I can’t let you go without
me giving you some tips on how to wear your underwear. Tip number one. Going commando during the
day is probably not ideal, from a hygienic or privacy standpoint, but at night, it’s not a bad idea. A little air down there
at night can’t hurt. Tip number two, use a mild detergent, or maybe even a hypoallergenic
one for your undies. Again, you have to remember
the skin down there is more sensitive than
the rest of the body, and is more prone to developing things like contact dermatitis. Which is an allergic inflammatory response to perfumes, or harsh detergents. Tip number three, probably the most important tip of them all. After sweating profusely,
and that could mean just being outdoors on a hot day, or going out and exercising,
you need to get out of your underwear as fast as possible and change into a fresh pair. Because the longer you stay
wearing that wet underwear, the more likely it is that you’ll develop a fungal or bacterial infection. They love dark and moist environments. So now, you’re an underwear expert. But I’ll ask you this question, do you know the style, fabric, and color of the underwear you’re wearing right now, and without looking? Because I don’t. – Okay, I actually have no idea. (laughs) I really have no idea, that’s so sad. – Lavender. – And style? – The seamless ones? – I don’t know what seamless ones are. – Boxer briefs, gray, oh, black. – Oh, black, you got them wrong! – Cotton, lace lining, bikini, beige. – Tommy Hilfiger, boxers,
light blue, cotton. – They’re cream, they
have a Calvin Klein band, and they are like, a cheeky, not a thong. – Fabric? – Cotton. Boom! – And again, huge thanks
to Cotton Incorporated for sponsoring this week’s video. If you have any comments or questions, please jump into the comment section. As always, stay happy, and healthy. (relaxed music playing)


  • Reply agirly1503 August 1, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    He's so handsome but his button up shirts are often too tight!

  • Reply Ace Hunter Blake August 2, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Huh… Boxer briefs were invented in 92. I was born in 92. Boxer briefs are my absolute favorite undergarments. Coincidence? I think not!

  • Reply Artin Saphire August 2, 2019 at 3:06 am

    Wait why does he have 2 watches..

  • Reply Zeth Crownett August 2, 2019 at 3:20 am

    I can actually. I always pick my underwear based on my mood for the day.

    But I especially know right now because I needed to borrow some boxers from my boyfriend >,>

  • Reply the Bguy August 2, 2019 at 7:06 am

    2:28 me? 3

  • Reply Destiny Garcia August 2, 2019 at 7:12 am

    How is going commando unhygienic? Just wash your pants. I go commando all the time, I just wash my pants after every use (I do this with all my clothing). I find underwear uncomfortable and that extra layer makes me hot. And how does underwear hide your bits? If anything, a panty line just awkwardly emphasizes them.

  • Reply MR.I HAVE SOMETHING TO SHOW August 2, 2019 at 8:46 am

    I’m only a kid and I have a drawer full and people even took them!

  • Reply Just Another Person August 2, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Those medical tools on the background look like sex toys xD

  • Reply Xenia Aby Mangli August 2, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Well gotta check my underwear fabrics.

  • Reply 20 points August 2, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    During my minimizing of my wardrobe I trashed all my old boxer briefs and but bought 2 3packs. I should buy a new pack.

  • Reply Nick C August 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    How is it that a subject can be both
    A- important to understand and have info about, and
    B- considered "uncouth," or whatever, to discuss openly?

    Underwear, sex, bathroom habits, etc…

    Talking about something so genital-adjacent is considered socially unacceptable, for whatever reason, while at the same time everyone needs to know that habitually wearing unclean underwear can cause health issues like infections, or that too-tight underwear can cause nerve impingement.
    This is important info!

    It's the "unmentionables paradox"!
    It's important information that's socially unacceptable to discuss…

    BUT… A thing is only "unacceptable" as long as we choose for it to remain that way.
    For an example, just looks at how mental health, as a whole, has recently gone from "buried, secret, and hidden affliction" to "oh, everyone has issues of some kind, let's talk about it and be supportive and get this thing figured out!"

    Ladies and gentlemen, everyone poops.
    So consider approaching your friends today: "Hey, friend, I care about you…Have you pooped today?"
    And everybody out there- make sure you're pooping often enough. If you don't, problems big and impactful issues can arise.

  • Reply Bamfhammer August 2, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    "had a BRIEF conversation about underwear" A+ Punning.

  • Reply G E S August 2, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Doc mike always gets puss lmao

  • Reply Midnight Wolves August 2, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Nope nope nope. I recommend girls to wear not bikini underwear at all times for the cause of unexpected falls… girls you know what I mean. Anyways yea because that underwear is not easy to get the u know what to stay and be comfortable. I recommend not to wear thoses unless it’s for swim wear. People really gotta know there’s a lot of girls that don’t we’re thoses. I wear boys underwear because of this and also because women’s underwear is uncomfortable. So no nope no wrong! Btw love your videos sorry for the rant….

  • Reply Tara Steeb August 2, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Anyone else freak out at the Orange Is The New Black reference?

  • Reply hot cuboid August 2, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    A brief conversation:))

  • Reply Victor Bengtsson August 2, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    I thought there was a cat o nine tails in The background in his room ?

  • Reply Joe Milillo August 2, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Dr. Mike got some kinky stuff on the wall behind him lol

  • Reply Jason August 3, 2019 at 1:06 am

    Free balling! Is the best.

  • Reply Gundor Stoneskin August 3, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Black, cotton, briefs.

  • Reply what the flying fuck ... August 3, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Dr. Mike,
    as a european I wonder why are so many americans circumcised? What are the benefits? Some say hygiene, don't you wash your "things"? What are the drawbacks? I believe what you cut off is the most sensitive part of the male reproduction organs. Or is it a sexual thing to have men "last longer"? Is mutilating the "recreational" organs of an infant without its consent something parents can just do in the US, or do you have to have religious reasons to be allowed to do so?

  • Reply Shoopyman Sam August 3, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    “Brief” conversation about underwear

  • Reply Arthur Nathanael August 3, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    But…. theres 3 holes… y did they say 2 holes

  • Reply Dragon Slayer Ornstein August 3, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Pairs of things probably came from the original trousers where they came in two halves.

    Also underwear keeps the skidmarks from reaching the back of your trousers.

  • Reply Kyo / Kazuto August 3, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    And why am I watching this now? Right, I need new underwear.

  • Reply Snakeit100 August 3, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Dr. Mike just walking down the street like:
    "Hi I'm a doctor. Tell me about your underwear."

  • Reply inpo Juwan August 3, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    [1:53]: Nice.

  • Reply S. K. August 3, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Mike: What kind of underwear are you wearing right now.. cough it's for educational purposes only cough

  • Reply nightcrawler • August 3, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    1:54 if you laughed you're childish af… ?

  • Reply Ida Ryskin August 4, 2019 at 12:16 am

    1:54 Nice

  • Reply Molly Atherton-Walby August 4, 2019 at 12:19 am

    It makes you able to wear a shorter skirt and not have to wear shorts underneath and be longer than the skirt and still be decent

  • Reply Nathaniel Sizemore August 4, 2019 at 12:31 am

    I normally do not wear underwear. If I'm wearing a suit, underwear. If I'm exercising, an athletic supporter, if I'm sleeping, naked. Everyday wear, commando (button fly not zippers (do it yourself circumcision).

  • Reply Yvonne Poole August 4, 2019 at 2:25 am

    I've worked in healthcare for 25+ yrs, trust me from ALL the nudity I've seen – WE DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR GENITALS!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Alexandar Hull-Richter August 4, 2019 at 7:04 am

    A "brief" conversation?

  • Reply G Mail August 4, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Am I the only girl that wears boy shorts ?

  • Reply Julie Upton August 4, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    I’m more for comfort hell no am I having a thing up my a$$.

  • Reply Veronica S August 4, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Boy shorts are my favorite style for women underwear. It's comfortable and not too tight.

  • Reply [bLanK] August 4, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    I wear female boyshorts 20/10 would never go back to bikini again

  • Reply sierra D August 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    BRIEF conversation about underwear. I see what you did there ?

  • Reply Nav Jordaan August 4, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    3:45 LOL

  • Reply bigdavexx1 August 4, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Versus pronunciation:

  • Reply Ambee Gaming August 5, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Boyshorts are my fav thongs are the best when you have tight leggings and don't want lines.

  • Reply Megan Greene August 5, 2019 at 12:48 am

    COMFORT!!! I only think of comfort. I wear "granny panties" otherwise known as briefs. I never liked bikini or thongs. I tried them both.

  • Reply RainbowXD August 5, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Odor test = people smelling multiple underwear and gentitals….

  • Reply Petra ral August 5, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Shit i was asking luce (my male maid) and he said he washes about a 100 briefboxers a week and i have about one thousand briefs ? thanks luce

  • Reply jm2204355 August 5, 2019 at 4:37 am

    please don't expose my underwear.

  • Reply 1972Sylvester August 5, 2019 at 5:47 am

    black cotton briefs

  • Reply missy ann August 5, 2019 at 6:26 am

    We are really poor i have 5 pairs of underwear

  • Reply Josefina Sarabia August 5, 2019 at 7:59 am

    I love it!! You talk about EVERYTHING!!! Night commando are a great idea!??

  • Reply Shadier Skies August 5, 2019 at 9:22 am

    1:52 . . …. NICE

  • Reply Amazingturtlehead 2187 August 5, 2019 at 11:06 am

    1:53 nice

  • Reply Minecraft & More! August 5, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Ahhhhaha u said underware!!!!

  • Reply Willow SW August 5, 2019 at 7:08 pm


  • Reply hickorydickory dock August 5, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    This girl in the pink 8:45 you can have all my cream.

  • Reply Alvin Hawkin August 6, 2019 at 2:30 am

    1:55–2:07 I like that math

  • Reply Mona Jayne August 6, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Do you know the color and style of the underwear you're wearing right now? Yes yes I do because I'm not wearing any.

  • Reply Caleb Markle August 6, 2019 at 4:38 am

    1:51 nice

  • Reply JR Raven August 6, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    How about no underoos? everything is great 'down there'??

  • Reply Migg August 6, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    6:14 was that a pun?

  • Reply Eniyelis Peña August 6, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Doesn't want to say boy part says women part

  • Reply Marta August 6, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    "Hi, can you describe the underwear you´r wearing right now? It´s okey, trust me, I´m a doctor" lol, but really though, what a bizarre thing to experience if you have no idea who he is from youtube.

  • Reply Vitamin Memes August 7, 2019 at 4:43 am

    (Girl finishes workout)
    Scientist: (inhales panties)

  • Reply Jason C. August 7, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Underwear for support. Keeping you stuff in place. ?

  • Reply Lilly Smith August 7, 2019 at 11:23 am

    a brief conversation about underwear… haha, thats a good one

  • Reply wet towel August 7, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Any girl here willing to give him your underwear if he wants to keep them and master bathe with them?

  • Reply Sir Yolo August 7, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    1:53 nice

  • Reply Tamang Rohit August 7, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    I have 0 underwear ??

  • Reply truerthanyouknow August 7, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Honestly, Dr. Mike, the least you could do is demonstrate by modelling different underwear for us. Come on. How else are we gonna learn. That will add another cool million onto your subscriber tally AND we'd smash that "like" button so fast!

  • Reply Julia Andresen August 8, 2019 at 2:25 am


  • Reply Deamonbane August 8, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Ok Doc I have a question. I have pretty bad urinary incontinence (Birth defect Caudal regression syndrome) and I have to wear pads. In order to prevent spillage out of the sides I have had to wear underwear that are close up to the skin to hold the pad up against the body. I get frequent rashes, chafing, sores, and yeast infections. I wear hanes cotton briefs. I am a big guy and boxers are too loose to hold the pad and boxer briefs ride up and are uncomfortable. Any advice would be great.

  • Reply Svenja Strohmeier August 8, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    I'll take my last Comment back. Go get some sleep man!

  • Reply Michael Duenas August 8, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Woman:look at the camera
    Kid: whips head around and stares into your soul

  • Reply Hippie Toes August 8, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Purple, cotton, Victory Secret, thick thong

  • Reply David Smock August 9, 2019 at 3:06 am

    @6:12, but if you've ever visited the doctor, and had a "brief" conversation about underwear….

  • Reply Blue Emerald August 9, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Adam and eve were the first humans and the first to realize they needed clothes after they ate they forbidden fruit

  • Reply Zach Mazur Lazur August 9, 2019 at 4:56 am

    1:54 it just had to be 69 didn’t it.

  • Reply M. Fernanda Domínguez Villegas August 9, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Hahaha Sometimes I think you only dress well on the upper body, and since the bottom is not seen in the video you must be in shorts ?

  • Reply Rajat Sharma August 9, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Sexy Doctor

  • Reply ariana zeya August 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm


    That lady, wow she is carefree and I love it ??

  • Reply Emarosa Cregg August 10, 2019 at 2:00 am

    I haven't purchased or worn underwear in years I wear jeans nothing too tight so I have no chafing issues and as far as being hygienic wash your goddamn clothes LOL

  • Reply AJ Fredrickson August 10, 2019 at 4:54 am

    I have 2 pairs ?

  • Reply A Alvarez August 10, 2019 at 5:15 am

    It probably would have helped if you had modeled some for us!

  • Reply Fernando Morales August 11, 2019 at 4:45 am

    What i'm working with 9 pairs of hanes thats pretty much it.

  • Reply Galaxygirl Eb August 11, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    A little air down there isn't bad!
    Women: Yeah, that sounds gr-
    Periods: NOPE! NOT TODAY!

  • Reply Μαρία Μισόγιαννη August 12, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    What the hell is a yeast? 6:35
    If you're mendes army you know?

  • Reply Sobair Piti-ilan August 12, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    I love the stuff on your right hand.

  • Reply Brooklyn Cloudsong August 12, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Any Victoria Secret Girls out there?

    Only me?


    I has Black blue and white, :3

  • Reply Sebastian Dias August 13, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Good morning doctor
    Thank you for sharing this information.
    You are such a sweet person
    God bless you

  • Reply E H August 13, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Dr: Who’s the first person to look down and say “ I need to cover this up”
    Adam : am i a joke to you?

  • Reply Clause Da Mouse August 13, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Dear Lawd.. I have 2 drawers full of underwear ?

  • Reply John Kelheim August 13, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Ease down on the make-up.

  • Reply Ananda Mercer August 14, 2019 at 1:37 am

    I would always look for comfort

  • Reply Lozz ar August 14, 2019 at 5:11 am

    6.14 had a brief… conversation …. anybody?

  • Reply James Lee August 14, 2019 at 9:27 am

    I just got hit in the nuts at sch

  • Reply Jimin's Foot Mole August 14, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    was that an underwear joke?

  • Reply Filiberto Gutierrez August 14, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Show us you in your underwear

  • Reply Emma Jent August 14, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Pink cotton briefs

  • Reply RaciouS91 August 15, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    I would stay on day time for wearing underwear and nightime for go commando. It's good as it gives ur genitals some breathable air.

    Great video and info, Dr Mike!

  • Reply Carrie-Lee Hurzeler August 15, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Adam and Eve were the first people to cover up their stuff.

  • Reply Ryan the Bork August 15, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Black doxer breef coton

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