Many of us ladies only choose underwear based on how pretty they look, scientists say that needs to stop right away.
Why? Because the habit might promote some health consequences that come with using the wrong underwear.
Scientists say although lace, silk or satin maybe be very sexy, they put you at risk for infections.
These types of fabrics trap in moisture, which could lead to a yeast infection.
Thongs are also said to be the worst as they can bring E.coli from your rear up to your vagina or urethra as you move, according to Huffington Post.
Dr Jill M Rabin said: “If you have some little bacteria — E. coli is the most common bacteria in the colon — in the back part of the fabric and you’re physically active, that material may move. All it has to do is move an inch or two and it’s next to the vagina or urethra. That thong may be depositing colonic bacteria into your vagina or urethra.”
And because bacteria thrive in dark, warm and wet areas, women are also advised to go to bed in their birthday suit to allow everything to breathe and air out.
This is mainly for women who tend to suffer from yeast infections, vulvitis and vaginal inflammation.
However, during the day you may want to keep your underwear on because that also causes a whole host of other problems.
“For one, if you’re wearing pants, the seam sits right in the vulval area and will constantly be rubbing the area. If you are wearing dresses or skirts, there’s nothing there to absorb vaginal moisture,” Dr Raquel B Dardik told Grandparents.com.
The recommended underwear is cotton, simply because it is breathable and absorbent and while the crotch of your silky or lacy underwear may be cotton, it still is not enough.
“When patients say [to me], ‘But the crotch is cotton,’ my response is that the layer outside the crotch is not. Thus making the cotton less breathable and thus allowing more moisture to be trapped and more possible imbalance leading to infections,” Dr Shieva Ghofrany said.
So ladies make the right choice!