Most people don’t realize they can make mistakes with their underwear, but that’s not true. Making mistakes with your underwear choices can have undesirable effects. The good news is that as easy as it is to make underwear mistakes, they are equally as easy to avoid. All it takes is a little basic knowledge to make informed decisions about how to wear your underwear.

Don’t Wear Them To Bed

The problem with wearing underwear to bed is that it can trap moisture where it shouldn’t be trapped. That moisture can then lead to a higher likelihood of things like yeast infections and inflammation. It’s better to just skip the undies when tucking yourself in at night, whether you’re going completely bottomless or simply without them under your pajamas.

Cotton Or Bust

If you’re going for sexy, cotton underwear might not be your first choice. However, if you want to keep your vaginal region as healthy as possible, go for cotton. Silk, polyester, and synthetic fabrics don’t let your skin breathe as well, which can lead to moisture collecting in the area. Some good advice would be to use cotton panties as your mainstay, saving the others only for when you’re dressing to impress.

Forget About The Thongs

For all the reasons you might have to wear a thong, there are more impressive reasons to not wear one. Bacteria from the back part of the thong can easily move to the vagina or urethra, which can cause nasty infections a little too easily. Hiding panty lines just does not seem worth the risk.

Size Does Matter

Underwear that is too loose doesn’t give your bottom the support it should be getting. Underwear that is too tight can cause irritation, chafing, trapped moisture, yeast infections, and even limiting circulation. Luckily, it’s not too hard to pick a size that fits comfortably to avoid these issues and keep your body healthy.

Stay Away From Colors

As fun as colored underwear may be, they’re not as healthy a choice for your body, unfortunately. The fabric dye in colored undies can lead to skin irritation, especially because the skin around the vagina is more delicate. If you are a person with sensitive skin in the first place, that is even more reason to avoid colored underwear. White panties are the way to go.