Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, but you’d be wrong. This isn’t about that, it’s about this; the relationship that men have with their underwear and how this might help you in any last minute gift giving plans you have for today. After all, this is a multifaceted blog and providing assistance, where needed, is part of the deal, right?
So anyway, I read this survey that Tommy John Underwear put out recently about the bonding most men have with the only undergarment they need to purchase. If, in fact, they purchase them at all, but that’s another story. This is TJ’s business so understanding the male mind, which in itself is an oxymoron, is something they need in order to operate their business successfully. I just can’t imagine who they sent out to gather this information. Hopefully it wasn’t a door to door type of survey.
So it seems that 10 percent of men keep their underwear over ten years, or longer than the length of their first marriage, and that men generally hold onto their underwear much longer than women. More than 40 percent have a “special occasion” pair, not to be confused by the 40 percent who have a “lucky” pair. I’ll leave it to your imagination to figure out the difference.
Here are some other interesting, I really don’t need to know, facts.
100 percent of men admit to making “adjustments” to their underwear at least once a day. Of those caught in the act, 40% say they were caught in front of their boss, 25% in front of friends, 18% at a fancy restaurant and 11% in front of their parents.
When asked why they adjust, bunching topped the list at 30% while sweating and ease of access came in second and third.
Having fun yet?
It also seems that 77% of those polled claim they buy their own while 14% say their partner does the buying and, get ready for this, 10% say their mom or mother-in-law purchases their unmentionables.
It seems that of those who let their mother-in-law buy their undies, 44% have tighty-whities in their drawer and 33% have superhero themed pants. Oh yeah, 45% of men whose mother-in-law buys their underwear claim to “adjust” themselves “a million times a day.”
Is Doctor Freud available?
Is your stomach starting to feel queasy yet?
Okay, then lets just put an end to this with these final statistics. It seems 33% of men 18-29 wait until their underwear begins to sag before replacing them while 45% of males ages 45-59 do the same. If you’re over sixty, I’m guessing they feel sagging is a given.
Wait, was that a joke?
Finally, to answer the age old question. It seems 20% of males 45-59 still prefer tight-whities compared to 5% of men ages 18-29. More than 80% claim to prefer boxers with a third of this group opting for the loose kind.
Yeah, I know you’re curious so to answer your question 6% prefer going commando.
So there you have it. You can thank me later, assuming your stomach is still in the mood for breakfast.
As for me, I’m off to slip on my special Valentine’s Day underwear and socks. I forget when I bought them but it seems that doesn’t really matter?
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!