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8 Tips To Select Men’s Underwear With Comfort and Style

8 Tips To Select Men’s Underwear With Comfort and Style

Certainly, buying underwear for men is a simple matter, if you can answer one question: briefs or boxers? There are simply hundreds of styles of men’s underwear and each has its own specific design, attribute, and fabric.

Knowing what’s right for your comfort and style seems like a daunting task. This article will discuss some helpful tips to buying men’s underwear.

1. Briefs

Most men love to wear briefs for a number of reasons. They are standard, go-to underwear available in a range of designs, colors, and rises. Briefs are comfortable to wear under just about anything as it completely covers your package and back while leaving your side of the leg and the upper thigh exposed.

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If you want to keep everything in place and need support, then briefs are an ideal option. These are great for everyday dressing and moderate sports, and you don’t worry about the excess fabric found in boxers, boxer briefs, and trunks.

2. Low-Rise Brief

When it comes to the low-rise briefs, they sit on the hips (below the natural waistline), while providing enough fabric to cover you up. Some low-rise brief designs will enhance the package.

3. Mid-Rise Brief

When it comes to the mid-rise briefs, they sit on the natural waistline. They are perfect to wear with dress pants, regular cut jeans, and board shorts.

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4. High-Rise Brief

When it comes to the high-rise briefs, they’ll provide a more traditional fit and sit perfectly below the belly button. You can wear them with high-rise pants. It will streamline your waist, smooth out your stomach and reduce the appearance of love handles.

5. Boxer Briefs

When it comes to the boxer briefs, they’ll beautifully cover about half of your thighs. There are some boxers that only cover about a third. They are perfect to wear during sports and workouts and provides you protection from chaffing. Like standard briefs, they will give you great support and complete coverage. You can wear them for everyday use or for the workouts. Just pair boxer briefs with coarse fabric pants such as winter wool or selvedge denim and gym shorts.

6. Boxers

When it comes to the boxers, they’re loose-fitted underwear with little or no support. However, they allow more breathability when compared to any other undergarments. A lot of boxers come with an open fly, enabling the wearer an exit route with the utmost of ease.

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Boxer styles vary in terms of design and slim-fit cuts. They’re perfect to wear on the daily basis or you can use them while playing sports.

7. Trunks

Nowadays, trunks are becoming a popular trend when it comes to the men’s underwear. It is basically a hybrid of a boxer and brief without the mounds of fabric. You can also say that these are boxer briefs with a square appearance and short legs. You can consider trunks if you like briefs with something different. Trunks are perfect for everyday use, whether you’re going out, dressed up for a business meeting or playing moderate sports. You can pair them up with just about anything.

8. Jockstrap

When it comes to the jockstraps, they offer complete package support and protection. They will actually lift the package upside and keep it away from the rest of the body, which results in a drier and cooler experience than standard briefs. You can pair them up with uniforms, high-intensity sports, bike shorts and tight pants.

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If you want maximum leg comfort, then go for the J.Crew jock straps as they give a more relaxed fit. You can wear them with pajamas,  loose pants, and shorts.

Hopefully, the above-mentioned tips to select underwear for men will give you an idea of what to expect when shopping and help narrow down your options.

Featured photo credit: ManCrush via mancrush.uk

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10 Benefits of Sleeping Naked You Probably Didn’t Know

10 Benefits of Sleeping Naked You Probably Didn’t Know

Sleeping is one of the most important things we do every night.

Getting the right amount of sleep has an untold number of health benefits and not getting enough sleep is a serious problem in many countries around the world.

So you should have heard of the many benefits of getting adequate sleep, but did you know that you can get additional benefits by sleeping naked?

Here are some benefits of sleeping in the nude:

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1. It is easier.

When you don’t have to worry about sleeping in clothes, things start to get easier. You don’t have to buy pajamas, which can save you money. You have less clothes to wash and less clothes to put away. You may have to clean your bed sheets more often, but not nearly as often as you’d have to wash your pajamas when you run out.

2. It forces you to be ready to go more often.

Some people get off of work, change into their pajamas, and use this as an excuse to stay home the rest of the evening. This can lead to a more sedentary lifestyle, which has been attributed to things like weight gain.[1] When you keep your regular clothes on, you tend to go out more often and that’s a good thing.

3. It can make you feel happier and more free.

Just imagine the feeling of laying in bed naked. You’re free of your pants and underwear. Women, you’re not wearing a constrictive bra. It’s just you sandwiched between two cool sheets. The feeling just makes you want to smile and it makes you feel more free. Everyone can use that kind of good feeling every now and then, and it may even help you be happier as a person.

4. Skin-on-skin contact is the best.

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    If you’re married, or living with your significant other, sleeping naked gives a greater chance of skin-on-skin contact, especially when it comes to cuddling. This kind of contact can also lead to a more active sex life. All of this releases copious amounts of oxytocin, which is the neurotransmitter that helps you feel those good feelings about your significant other.[2]

    5. It could lead to better sleep.

    Let’s revisit the scenario I described above. There are no drawstrings or clothes getting tangled in sheets. You don’t have to worry about shirts getting twisted. All of these distractions go away when you sleep naked and it may help you get better, deeper sleep. You don’t need science to tell you that better, deeper sleep only helps you be healthier.

    6. It can help your skin.

    For once your body gets to breathe. Your private parts, armpits, and feet are generally restricted all day and are often covered by multiple layers, even in the summer time. Give those parts a chance to air out and breathe. This can lower the risk of skin diseases, like athlete’s foot, that result from wet, restricted skin.[3]

    7. It helps you regulate your cortisol.

    Cortisol is a very strange chemical in the body but it can do a lot of damage. When you sleep naked, it helps keep your body temperature at the optimal ranges so your body can better create cortisol. If you sleep overheated your cortisol levels tend to stay high, even after you wake up. This can lead to increased anxiety, cravings for bad food, weight gain, and more terrible things.[4] Sleep naked so you can keep your body temperature down and sleep well so your body can properly produce and regulate cortisol.

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    8. It balances your melatonin and growth hormone.

    Continuing along that same vein, keeping your sleeping environment below 70 degrees (F) every night can help your body regulate its melatonin and growth hormone levels. These chemicals help the body do things like prevent aging and are essential to good health. When you sleep in clothes, your body heats up and prevents effective use of these hormones. In other words, sleeping with clothes on makes you grow old faster.

    9. It can keep your sex organs happier.

    For men, the cooler sleeping conditions allows your testes to remain at a cooler temperature. This helps keep your sperm healthy and your reproductive systems functioning as normal. For women, the cooler and more airy sleeping conditions can actually help prevent yeast infections. Yeast grows better in warm, moist conditions.[5] When it’s cooler and dryer, the growth of yeast is prevented.

    10. Sleeping in the summer is more bearable.

      Summertime is a tricky time to get good sleep. If you don’t have air conditioning, then you may find your bedroom a bit stuffy at night.

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      Shedding those bedtime clothes can help the bedroom feel more comfortable. You may even be able to turn the A/C off on those cooler nights, which can save you a few bucks on your electricity bill.

      Don’t wake up drenched in sweat again because your thermostat is downstairs and the hot air expands up to your bedroom where the thermostat can’t read the warm temperatures.

      Sleep well with your naked body!

      With these tips in mind, it’s time to start taking off your clothes at night!

      Of course, there are times where clothes are preferable. If you are ill or it’s cold outside, then you should sleep with clothes on to help you stay warm and prevent further illness. Otherwise, go commando!

      If you’re looking for more tips to sleep well and get up feeling energetic, I recommend you to check out this guide:

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