Men Keep Underwear for 7 Years on Average: Study

By Kyli Singh
|  Thursday, Apr 24, 2014  |  Updated 3:57 AM PDT
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Researchers in England have found that the average man keeps a pair of underwear for 7 years and 22 percent of the men admit to not changing their underpants every day. Kevin Kennedy reports.

Researchers in England have found that the average man keeps a pair of underwear for 7 years and 22 percent of the men admit to not changing their underpants every day. Kevin Kennedy reports.

Men, how often do you replace your underwear? Probably not that often, a British survey and an  NBC affiliate in Phoenix suggest.

A study in the United Kingdom found that men hold onto their undies for an average of seven years, and 22 percent of men admitted to wearing the same pair multiple days in a row, NBC station KPNX reported.

The study was of British men, but some underwear shoppers told a Phoenix, Ariz. NBC affiliate they thought the findings rang true for Americans, too.

"I think it's more of a pain to shop for them, unless they are shopped for us. So that's why I think we tend to hold on to them longer," a man told KPNX.

A woman shopper said she thinks men are indifferent about their underwear and its appearance. And a  Target employee told KPNX that male shoppers in her store can often look a little lost when browsing for underpants.

"We see people come in here looking for underwear, and they have no idea where to look. Clearly, they have not bought underwear in years," she said.

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