The Underwear Diaries: Underwear Do’s and Don’ts

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Let’s discuss for a minute the least popular clothing item of all time; the one that’s always forgotten or taken for granted – the almighty underwear. One might think that there are no things that they can learn about underwear in general, and this is where that person would be wrong. Underwear is also a quite important item of clothing, and buying it should really be a thoughtful process. Do you know what kind of underwear you need to buy? What are the do’s and the don’ts? Finally, do you know when the right time is for wearing a certain type of underwear? Stick with us to find out the answers to these questions and also see what the most popular types of underwear are.

The simplest rule

One of the most important do’s of wearing underwear is that you always throw the old ones out. Remember that your old underwear is not a sentimental item, so getting yourself a new pair of underwear from time to time is the best possible way to take care of not only your underwear drawer but also your hygiene. Every couple of months take a peek at your underwear drawer and throw away all the pairs that are not presentable – basically, all those that you would be embarrassed to be seen in. However, since we tend to forget to buy underwear as we don’t think it’s that necessary, it would be very good to link this habit to one you already have. For example, you could link underwear with your haircut, so every time you get a haircut, go and buy yourself a new pair of underwear.

The boxers vs. briefs debate

There’s a debate that divides people more than the ever-popular debate on whether you should be a democrat or a republican. Namely, there are two types of people in the world – those who prefer wearing boxers and those who prefer wearing briefs. There are no actual pros and cons to wearing either of these, but there is a slight difference. Wearing boxers will give you more space and breathing room, while briefs give you more support but lower fertility. This is why you should stick to boxers and make sure to use good ones as well. Australians have been known to produce good underwear, so we should completely trust companies from this country. This is why wearing the Australian Boody men’s boxers, for example, is an excellent idea. In the same manner, if you have no intention of becoming a father, or you don’t enjoy wearing boxers at all, you should also stick to good and high-quality pairs of briefs.

The three wheres: Where to wear your underwear

Another very important question is what kind of underwear you should be wearing where. For example, the jockstrap has become a very popular item in a wardrobe of many men, but it’s not for everyday use. Even though this type of underwear was firstly invented as a sporting solution for bicycle jockeys, it is nowadays used in certain sports as support, but also in many bedrooms around the world. So this is the type of underwear you want if you’re looking to spice up your sex life. However, it’s still not the type of underwear one should wear on certain important events. What’s also important is to pay attention to the type of events you’re going, as you cannot wear whatever you please. For example, if you’re going for a men’s massage, make sure not to wear your expensive underwear unless you want it to become oil stained and ruined. One great option that you can always wear is the wonderjock – this was first invented by the company aussieBum (another proof we should have faith in Aussie underwear companies) and it has been providing men with great comfort, style and even support ever since. Finally, if you’re the type of person who enjoys wearing thongs, pay attention to where you’re going as moving a lot can cause great discomfort.

The importance of materials

The fabric is always important when fashion is concerned. However, bear in mind that the material of your underwear is far more important than the material of your t-shirt, for example, so pay extra attention next time you’re buying a new pair of underwear. Make sure to go for cotton and breathable materials, as you don’t want to get all stinky down there. You can also opt for more elegant materials such as silk (even though this is not the most popular material for men’s underwear), but you can save them for special occasions.

So yes, even though you find it ridiculous and unimportant, learning a bit more about underwear is a good thing, wouldn’t you agree? Now you know which mistakes you shouldn’t be making, what you need to pay attention to in certain situations, and perhaps even figured out what the perfect type of underwear for you is!

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

How to Make the Most of Your Summer Weekends

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While some are preparing for cozy Thanksgiving dinners and choosing Xmas presents while wearing the warmest scarves and coats, others, on the other part of the globe, are thinking about what they could do during this hot December and January. It’s summer in Australia, so if you’re an Aussie, let us ask you if you have any plans for the upcoming season. If you’re from another part of the world and you still have to wait six or so months for the summer to begin, you could bookmark this page and reread come June or July. So, how to make the most of your summer weekends, you ask?

1. Relax your muscles

Since summer is all about relaxation and actually enjoying yourself, the best option would be to opt for a men’s massage. Not only will it make you feel hella good about yourself but it’s also quite healthy as it can cure your anxiety in the best possible way. Since there is a wide range of types of massages you can choose from, we suggest you just go for the one that you would like the most and simply enjoy it. So, if you’re from Melbourne, for example, you can choose between a relaxation, deep tissue or remedial massage, or call and book a mobile massage Melbourne if you’re too lazy to get out of your house.

2. Garden relaxation

Who says that summer weekends should be spent far from your house? Definitely not, as some of the best weekends can be spent in the comfort of your own home, or even better, your garden, especially if you have a pool! But regardless of that, sometimes all you need is to sit comfortably in your favorite armchair, reading a book while drinking the strongest coffee you can make. If you’re up for company, you can always invite your friends or family and organise a barbeque or any other sort of a gathering in your garden or home – perhaps a cocktail party, why not? Speaking of that...

3. Bond with friends and family

The summer weekends are a great opportunity for all of you to hit a different destination that’s close by, or even organise a team-building activity. Who says that team-building activities are just for business purposes? Planning a weekend away in a cabin in the woods or a house on the beach, or even signing up for a visit to an adrenaline park or a game show are all things you can consider. Depending on the experience that you choose, this type of weekend is definitely something that all of you will remember forever, and it is more fun than any other generic activity.

4. Quality time by yourself

However, the time comes when you would like to spend some time by yourself. And when this time comes, it’s your job to actually grant yourself that. This could either be staying at home, binge-watching your favorite TV show, going on a weekend getaway by yourself or even taking a day off from your friends and family and hitting the shopping mall all alone. All of us need some alone time – it can help you solve your current problems and it’s very healthy for your well-being as well.

5. Go camping

Finally, many tend to go to the beach or the pool during the summer months, but why not go camping? You can kill two birds with one stone and go camping on a beach – that’s always a very interesting option. It’s different and it’s unique. However, if you’re up for something classic, you can always hit the mountains with a couple of your friends and roast marshmallows over a campfire – this is also a great summer activity and can be quite cheap if you find an affordable but still beautiful campsite. If you lack camping equipment, rent a cabin and stay there.

Summer is for new adventures, so put those activities you’ve tried a million times on pause for now and indulge in something new and interesting!

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.