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Why boxershorts and male biology are the perfect match

You can't judge a book by its cover, but perhaps you can judge a man by his choice of underwear.

A recent study led by Harvard scientists implies that there is more to the ‘boxershorts vs briefs debate’ than just it being a matter of taste. The results should not come to a surprise to any man, we for one, have believed for quite some time, and in the beginning of August 2018 we finally had proof: men who wear boxershorts display a higher count and greater quality of their “swimmers”.

According to research published in the journal of Human Reproduction, men who wear boxershorts benefit from both a higher count and concentration of “swimmers” than men who opt for tight-fitting varieties of underwear, such as briefs or jockeys.

The study is the largest of its kind and also revealed that men who wore boxershorts also had lower levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which stimulates production as compensation for testicular damage that has arisen as a result of increased scrotal temperatures and decreased count and concentration.

Speaking to The Independent, lead author Dr Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, a research scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, explained that her findings were consistent with previous studies on the correlation between underwear choice and male re-production.

“These results could be used to improve the sperm count of men, since the type of underwear worn is a modifiable lifestyle and spermatogenesis is estimated as taking around 90 days,” she adds.

“Results from this study are very practical, since men could easily improve their sperm production by changing their type of underwear worn to boxershorts.”

So, not only does boxers look more better, an airy fit is biologically proven to be the ”best” for male health.



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