Many people have asked the question, why do we wear underwear? And the simply answer to the question is “for hygiene “but I thought about this for a time and it seems to me that it may not really be the correct answer but just part of the answer! Really when you think about the cycle of life we begin our lives in diapers and we end our lives in diapers.
Now I do not want to compare underwear with diapers but let’s just give it a thought. As a parent we always keep our children in diapers for hygiene purposes. Babies wear their diapers under their clothes also know as under wear. As children grow we teach them potty skills and with that we change the level of under wear that children wear to products that help them learn the skill of using the washroom at the right time. We like to call it Potty Training.
As we grow up our level of required clothing protection changes and we become less depended on the under wear to protect our outer clothing but all these years of wearing under wear is a leaned habit and we are comfortable with underwear.
I find that as we grow our idea of underwear changes and as we take control of our own choices we see underwear as something that can be fun, sexy and comfortable all at the same time. I speak for men only but underwear can add much comfort in a day with its ball support, and pouch designs. Many of us look for styles that suit our outer wear whether its low rise for low rise jeans or boxers that sit high on a low rise pant.
Why do we wear underwear as a teen, well again it is something that we have worn all our lives and it is about hygiene but more than that it’s a fashion statement, we wear underwear high and pants low. We want people to see our underwear, our brand, our style, and mostly because it ticks off our parents.
Why do we wear underwear as an adult? Again it’s about a learned tradition of wearing underwear all our lives but now more than ever it is about fashion; we wear underwear for comfort and style. But for the most part who wants to get caught in a pair of tattered old underwear when we want to make the best impression? Yeah, you know when you dress to thrill it will include a great underwear because you never know where the night may lead.