The Best Boxer Briefs for Men of 2022 (2022)

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Written by Kevin Cortez

Updated April 11, 2022

There are many styles of men’s underwear, but none offer supportive comfort quite like the boxer brief. Snug in the leg and nurturing of the package, boxer briefs give you the best of both worlds. Many brands now make underwear using fabrics other than the typical cotton, blending materials nylon for durability and moisture-wicking and super-soft micro modal (a type of rayon) for all-day comfort.

To find the best boxer briefs, we put 13 highly rated pairs to the test. The Adidas Men’s Sport Performance Boxer Briefs (available at Amazon) was our top pick for its versatility, moisture-wicking ability, and comfortable fit. For a premium upgrade, the Ex Officio Give-N-Go 2.0 (available at ExOfficio) offers a snug design, quick-drying and breathable mesh fabric, and odor-proofing that makes it great for travel.

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Best Overall

Adidas Men's Sport Performance Boxer Briefs

Of all the boxer briefs we tested over the five months, no pair was quite as versatile, comfortable, and durable as the Adidas Performance. During my time wearing them, I I hardly noticed I had them on, no matter my daily activities—and this is not something I could say across the board. They didn’t bunch up while I walked around—even on the most humid days—they never rode up my legs while I worked out, and the waistband stayed put all day. They’re made of a stretchy polyester/spandex material that wicked away moisture and clung to my legs without feeling too tight or too loose. While sitting in my office chair for work, I found the fabric to be highly breathable—a true blessing. For their value, airiness, and fit, the Adidas Performance boxer brief is worth every penny.

If I had any negatives with this boxer brief, it’s that they could feel softer to the touch. Polyester isn’t the coziest material, but it is useful for wicking moisture—hence why it’s a favorite fabric for athletic apparel.

The boxer briefs come in men’s sizes S to XXL in three two-pack color combinations: black and black, red and black, and grey and black.

Pros

  • Breathable

  • No ride-up or chafing

  • Great moisture-wicking

Cons

  • No fly

  • Could be softer

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Best Upgrade

ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go 2.0 Boxer Brief 2-Pack

If there’s one boxer brief I would recommend to any person on the planet, it would be the Ex Officio Give-N-Go 2.0. It’s pricier than your typical pair of boxer briefs, but if you’re willing to invest in incredibly soft, super durable, odor-free, and stay-put underwear, these are the premium choice. Similar to the Adidas Performance, these are made with a stretchy mesh fabric that’s highly breathable and great for all-day wear and exercise alike. However, unlike the Adidas Performance, the Ex Officio Give-N-Go 2.0 feels more pliable, tougher—they contain nylon instead of polyester—and has an awesome fit. They have a fly and, thanks to their porous texture, even look texturally interesting.

When I packed these for an international trip, I was able to wear them for three separate days without wash and saw no moisture build-up that caused my luggage to stink. While hiking up a mountain in Mexico, I didn’t experience ride-up, chafing, or any ill-fitting issues. Furthermore, during our laundry tests at Reviewed’s lab in which we machine-washed and tumble-dried all the pairs (because that's what most people would do), we found that these shrank the least of any other boxer brief on this list, despite care instructions telling us to line-dry.

The boxer briefs come in men’s sizes S to 2XL in two-packs of black and gray.

Pros

  • Silky soft

  • No ride-up

  • Quick-drying and odor-proof

Cons

  • Slight excess fabric

How We Tested Men's Boxer Briefs

The Tester

I’m Kevin Cortez, style staff writer at Reviewed, and I spend the majority of the year dressing for cooling comfort. As a lifelong Floridian, it’s essential that I wear clothing that keeps me airy and dry, so I can look and feel good all day. With that in mind, underwear is the foundation of me staying cool and comfy—not sweaty and swampy. I find solace in undergarments that don’t cause chafing, help wick away moisture, guard against odor, and resist bunching up my sweaty thighs. When looking at these rankings, keep in mind: The top choices survived this most humid of states.

The Tests

To choose which products to test, I shopped the internet for the top-ranking and best-selling boxer briefs. With the help of our fabric expert, Jamie Ueda, I put together a scoring rubric for the underwear to evaluate fit, quality, and comfort based on both objective and subjective tests.

I wore each pair of boxer briefs at home, noting how they performed during my day-to-day routine of working at my desk, exercising for an hour—typically long walks and hundreds of kettlebell swings—and being a nightly couch potato. I also took note of how each pair held shape after three laundry cycles. Meanwhile, at our Cambridge offices, senior manager of lab operations Jonathan Chan took measurements of each pair before washing them three times and noting any visible defects concerning pilling, coloration, and shrinkage. He then washed each pair an additional seven times and noted those differences as well, totaling 10 different wash cycles.

I then took the top five boxer briefs on a two-week-long trip to Mexico, during which I had no access to laundry, to make my final decisions on the top picks.

What You Should Know About Buying Boxer Briefs

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What Are Boxer Briefs?

As its name suggests, boxer briefs are a combination of two styles of underwear: briefs and boxers. While briefs are short on the leg and snug around the thighs and crotch, boxers are relaxed throughout the leg and crotch like a pair of shorts. Boxer briefs combine the best of both of these styles. They carry the snugness of briefs around the thigh and crotch and the extended leg of boxers. Ideally, these stay put—no bunching or rolling—while still fitting semi-relaxed.

How Should Boxer Briefs Fit?

With boxer briefs, look for a pair that’s comfortable and allows you to move freely while maintaining a snug fit around your legs and package. But don’t confuse snug with tight. Avoid any boxer briefs that bunch up around your thighs or don’t feel breathable, which can cause chafing and bacteria build-up that leads to unpleasant odors. There should be a good amount of fabric in the crotch area to feel supportive, not constricting—but not so much that it bunches up around your delicate bits.

When sizing for men’s boxer briefs, it’s useful to measure your waist in inches and compare that to sizing charts. Sizes vary from brand to brand, so taking your normal pant size of, say, a medium, won’t always align with a medium-sized pair of boxer briefs. If you're between sizes, it may make sense to size or down in accordance to your body type, going bigger to accommodate a larger waistline or smaller for a tighter fit around slim legs, for example.

As for the best fabric for boxer briefs? Synthetic materials like polyester, nylon, or spandex are quick-drying, pliable, and sometimes odor-proof. Cotton, on the other hand, is often cheaper but more prone to shrink in the wash and isn’t the best when buying for comfort—the material can’t wick moisture as well as synthetics and can become soggy with sweat, leading to odor and chafing.

Other Boxer Briefs We Tested

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Saxx Hot Shot Boxer Brief

Saxx has many underwear styles that feature its patented Ballpark Pouch design—a set of supportive micro-mesh panels that hold your package in place and keep it cool. But it was the company’s Hot Shot model that truly impressed me. These were the breeziest pairs of boxer briefs I’ve tried, and it’s all due to rows of perforated mesh stripes that run throughout the body.

Made of recycled polyester and elastane, the Hot Shots performed well on humid days in Florida, and they fit just right in my usual size, with no annoying waistband rolling or tightness around the legs. The stitching and construction are solid, and I never had to adjust them while in motion.

With minor shrinkage and tough fabric that ensures these won’t fade over time, these are your best bet on those warmer days—although I wouldn’t wear these when working out because they’re not tight enough to stay put during a run or gym session. (Saxx has a Sports line with added compression for that.) Saxx’s only setback is a monetary one—a single pair is nearly double to many multi-packs on this list.

Saxx’s Hot Shots come in men’s sizes S to XXL in three solid colors and an array of rotating seasonal patterns.

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Pros

  • Terrific fit

  • Awesome moisture-wicking

  • Cooling and supportive

Cons

  • Not fit for working out

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Pair of Thieves Super Fit Boxer Briefs 2 Pack

These Target bestsellers are a solid alternative to Saxx in terms of breathability, and they fit similarly but without the company’s Ballpark Pouch design to keep your package in place. They’re made of polyamide and spandex, and the entire piece is perforated throughout—like a basketball jersey—helping air out the legs and crotch. Silky smooth to the touch and ultra-comfortable, these offer a great value pick for anyone wanting a set of reliable boxer briefs that are great for all-day comfort.

My qualms with them, however, stem from a sizing issue. I tried these in my usual men's size large, and while they fit well around my legs and hips, they feel a tad too loose around the groin. Those wanting something more supportive may have to size down. And although they’re excellent moisture-wicking pieces, they’re not the best for working out as they will ride up the leg during a run or gym workout.

The Pair of Thieves come in men’s sizes S to XL in two-packs that include one solid color and one pattern or two solids.

Pros

  • Great fit

  • Comfortable

  • Cool fabric

Cons

  • Not very supportive

  • Not great for workouts

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Tommy John Second Skin Boxer Brief

I loved these Tommy John boxer briefs for lounging around. When I tested them, I found them to be buttery soft, pliable, and snug in just the right places. The hugging around my thighs felt amazing on my skin, thanks to its fabric blend of micro modal and spandex. I appreciated the extra fabric pouch near my package. The material is slightly see-through when stretched, which helps with breathability and airiness, and the stitching and construction feel top-notch. When testing, I didn’t need to adjust the briefs or yank them down from my leg, and the thick and sturdy waistband never rolled down onto itself. The Tommy Johns also impressed during lab testing, where they shrank by only 1% and didn’t show any signs of pilling or color fading.

The only cons holding this pair back from the top spot are its higher-than-many price and its comfort during exercise—despite being a synthetic, the material is not very moisture-wicking.

The boxer briefs come in men’s sizes S to XXL in 13 colors.

Pros

  • Buttery soft

  • Snug fit

  • Pliable

Cons

  • Not moisture-wicking

  • Pills at seams

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Calvin Klein Men's Steel Micro Boxer Briefs

I was shocked at how good these Calvin Kleins felt when I first put them on—they’re similar to the plushness of the Tommy John ones but made of a blend of nylon and spandex instead of micro modal. If you’re looking for a casual boxer brief, these are an awesome choice for short-term wear and cooler climates. They’re pliable and snug, with a tighter fit, especially in the leg. That sleek silhouette made me feel, uh, kinda cute while I wore them, too.

However, the fabric just isn't as breathable as our top picks. I found them uncomfortable when worn for long stretches in Florida's humid temps and when working out. We also found that pilling was a major issue with these—the fabric pilled after just four washes.

The Calvin Klein boxer briefs come in men’s sizes S to XL in five colors.

Pros

  • Soft fabric

  • Thick waistband

  • Attractive style

Cons

  • Easily pills

  • Not breathable

Buy now at Amazon

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Mack Weldon 18-Hour Jersey Boxer Brief

The style and fabric of Mack Weldon’s 18-hour boxer briefs are superb. They’re made of a blend of cotton, modal, and spandex, so they feel soft—but not smooth—against the skin with a bit of added stretch. The stitching and construction appear solid as well.

It’s the fit where I had issues. Although I tested a pair in size large (my usual), these fit more like a medium and didn’t give much slack around my thighs. They felt tight to the point of making me uncomfortable. The waistband also rolled down my stomach, which to me, is a dealbreaker. If you’ve got thinner thighs and legs, you may have luck, but those with a thicker build should look elsewhere.

The boxer briefs come in men’s sizes S to XXL in 10 colors and seven patterns.

Pros

  • Plush

  • Good construction

  • Variety of colors

Cons

  • Annoying waistband

  • Tight around legs

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MeUndies Classic Boxer Briefs

After years of hearing about MeUndies on podcast ads, I was excited to try them out for myself. The brand’s boxer briefs are made up of a similar micro-modal-and-spandex fabric as the Tommy John ones, but the proportions differ, with more modal to less spandex. This ratio makes a huge difference in their construction: Where the Tommy Johns feel sturdy and reliable, MeUndies’ showed pilling, as well as unraveled stitching, after a few washes at home. Although they’re silky soft, I doubt MeUndies’ boxer briefs will last in the long run. It’s a shame considering the fit and style are so solid.

The boxer briefs come in men’s sizes S to 4XL in seven colors.

Pros

  • Smooth

  • No-roll waistband

  • Great fit

Cons

  • Rides up leg

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  • Pills easily

  • Poor stitching

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Jockey Classic Boxer Brief - 3 Pack

Of all of the 100% cotton boxer briefs I tested, Jockey’s Classic boxer brief is by far the best—which, unfortunately, isn’t saying much. Although cotton shrinks, I didn’t find that to be a bad thing here. In fact, shrinking felt like a necessary step for Jockey’s boxer briefs to fit better. Before washing them, these were loose around my legs and felt more like boxers than boxer briefs, unsupportive of my package and just too relaxed. After washing, however, they felt snugger around my legs. They aren’t as supportive as I prefer boxer briefs to be—and the bits of excess fabric around my package were annoying—but these are just fine for what they are: no-frills, soft, and pliable cotton undies.

These Jockeys come in men’s sizes S to 3XL in multi-packs of various colors.

Pros

  • Easy fly

  • Quality cotton

  • Wide size range

Cons

  • Wonky fit

  • Slightly loose

Buy now at Amazon


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Champion Elite Men's X-Temp Boxer Briefs

The Champion Elite X-Temp boxer briefs weren’t comfortable at all. During active exercise, they constantly rode up my legs and bunched up. Whenever I sat down, they shot up my thighs and begged me to fish them out of my crotch. The only time these were wearable was when walking after I had already pulled the fabric down my legs a few inches. The fabrics blend of polyester, cotton, and spandex helps them wick away moisture while on the move and offers some flexibility, but the amount of shrinking that occurred during our lab wash tests, alongside poor stitching, makes them feel like they’re built to be replaced after minimal use. I’m not a fan.

The boxer briefs come in men’s sizes S to XXL in a four-pack of black/red and blue/grey.

Pros

  • Moisture-wicking

  • Stretchy

Cons

  • Awful sizing

  • Poor quality

  • Shrinks

$19.99 from Amazon

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American Eagle AEO Space Dye 6" Classic Boxer Brief

Straight out of the packaging, the American Eagle pair had my favorite fit of every boxer brief on this list. Unfortunately, that changed after washing. These shrank more than 25% of their original size after 10 wash-and-dry cycles. Even when I line-dried them, they shrank an entire men’s size, tightly grasping my waist and legs. They’re advertised online as 96% cotton and 4% elastane, but the pair of boxers I received was 58% cotton, 38% polyester, and 4% elastane. The anti-roll waistband and flatlock stitching—which helps prevent seams from showing under bottoms—are both cool features but unusable for me as I could hardly pull them on after washing. Although they looked flattering style-wise on first wear, the amount of shrinkage made them nearly unwearable thereafter.

The boxer briefs come in men’s sizes XS to XXXL in an array of graphics and patterns.

Pros

  • Anti-roll waistband

  • Flatlock stitching

Cons

  • Heavy shrinkage

  • False fabric makeup claim

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Hanes Tagless Boxer Briefs

There are your run-of-the-mill cotton boxer briefs... and there’s really nothing I can say about them that I liked. They soaked up my sweat without wicking it away, the cotton fabric is paper-thin and rough, and the fit is horrendous. As soon as I took them out of their package, they looked enormous and cheap. A few washes later and put on my body, they didn’t feel softer or fit better at all. They shrank during our lab tests by nearly 9%. A glance at the stitching along the seams also shows fraying, looseness, and poor craftsmanship. I’ll be glad to never wear these again.

The boxer briefs come in men’s sizes S to XXXL in six-packs of various colors.

Pros

  • Available in bulk

Cons

  • Rough cotton

  • Major shrinkage

  • Poor quality

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Fruit of the Loom Men's CoolZone Fly Assorted Boxer Briefs - 7 Pack

Unsurprisingly, Fruit of the Loom is much like Hanes in the cotton boxer-briefs camp: cheaply made and uncomfortable. The cotton on these is rough and feels poorly constructed. On the body, I found them to have a wonky fit. They’re too loose around the leg and package, even after shrinking over 10% during our wash tests. I also found them generally unsupportive. The fly has a mesh polyester window to help moisture control, but it was useless amidst the absorbent cotton. Not a fan.

The boxer briefs come in men’s sizes S to XXL in seven-packs of various colors.

Pros

  • Bulk buy

Cons

  • Coarse cotton

  • Bad construction

  • Unsupportive

$16.36 from Amazon


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Kevin Cortez is the Style Editor at Reviewed. He's covered the worlds of pop culture, hip-hop, gaming, and streetwear since 2013. His words have been featured in The A.V. Club, Genius, EGM, Ambrosia For Heads, Vulture, Leafly, and Mass Appeal. He’s lived in Florida since birth and is still unsure if he enjoys it. Please bother him on Twitter.

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FAQs

Which briefs are best for men? ›

  • Levi's Men Brief. ...
  • Euro Men's Cotton Brief (Pack of 5) ...
  • Rupa Jon Men's Cotton Brief. ...
  • Jockey Men's Cotton Brief. ...
  • VIP Frenchie Plus Men's Cotton Brief. ...
  • Van Heusen Men's Antibacterial Brief. ...
  • Dixcy Scott Men's Brief Snug Fit Solid Innerwear. ...
  • ONN Men's Cotton Brief.
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Should boxer briefs be tight or loose? ›

Boxer briefs should not feel restrictive or tight. They are intended to complement your body shape with an elastic fit that provides equal measures of support and comfort. They should sit against your skin on the legs and hold your package comfortably in the front.

What boxers are best for not riding up? ›

Which boxers don't ride up? Boxers with a slim fit are designed to close seamlessly around your legs and leave no space for the fabric to bunch are ideal. They provide a snug fit and maximum comfort.

What size boxer briefs should I wear? ›

Wrap a tape measure around your waist at the level where your pants regularly sit. No one likes wearing tight boxers, so place a finger between your waist to ensure you get size that is comfy. We recommend that a smaller size is best if you wear slimmer or tailored pants. If you prefer a looser fit, then go a size up.

How do you choose boxer briefs? ›

The most important factor when choosing your perfect pair of underwear is comfort, which means wearing boxer briefs that don't bunch or shift when you walk or go about your normal routine. It means underwear that has breathable, lightweight fabric and wicks away moisture, while still feeling snug against the skin.

Are tighty whities better than boxers? ›

As it turns out, guys who choose boxers over briefs had a 25 percent higher sperm concentration and a 17 percent higher total sperm count. They also showed 33 percent more swimming sperm in a single ejaculate compared to men who like other, more constrictive underwear.

How tight should men's briefs be? ›

Men's underwear should fit snug - not tight - around the waist and thighs while providing breathing room in the crotch; in other words, you should feel comfortable, but not feel cramped. Underwear that's too tight can lead to chafing, rashes, skin irritation, and general discomfort.

Which is better boxers or tighty whities? ›

According to experts, wearing tight underwear like briefs creates a temperature increase that prevents sperm from growing and developing properly. A Harvard study found that men who wore looser underwear, like boxers or boxer-briefs, had about 25% more sperm in their collected samples.

What boxer briefs do celebrities wear? ›

6 celebrity-approved bra and underwear brands
  • Calvin Klein. ...
  • Skims. ...
  • Hanky Panky. ...
  • Spanx. ...
  • La Perla. ...
  • Agent Provocateur.
8 Sept 2021

Which is better brief or boxer brief? ›

Briefs are undoubtedly better than boxers. But that isn't saying much. These tighty-whities leave your inner thighs exposed and the wrong fabric can easily cause chafing, especially while you are wearing briefs for long-periods. As such, briefs are great for protection and support.

How many pairs of boxer briefs should a man own? ›

Average pair of underwear owned by men ranges between 8-10. Ideally, you should have between 15 to 20 pairs of underwear for ease and comfort.

Should you size up or down for boxer briefs? ›

SHOULD YOU SIZE UP OR DOWN IN BOXERS? If your underwear size falls somewhere between two sizes on a size chart while you're shopping for new underwear, wear boxer briefs that are the size larger. The extra support and space will give you a more comfortable and breathable fit as you wear them.

Should you wear briefs at night? ›

In case you were wondering, in terms of vaginal health, there's no reason you need to wear underwear to bed. Marsha F. Granese, MD, an ob-gyn with Providence Mission Hospital in California, confirmed this fact. So, if you prefer to ditch your underwear before slipping under the sheets, you're good to go.

Why do my briefs keep falling down? ›

Problem: Undies falling down

Like pretty much anything, if your panties are falling down, it probably means they're too big—or they've stretched due to wear and improper care (more on that later). Try a size down and see if it solves the problem. (Hey, sometimes the simplest solutions are the most overlooked.)

What does it mean when boxer briefs ride up? ›

If the legs ride up, your underwear is either too big, too old, or poorly designed. If it's too big, you'll see excess fabric hanging in the back. If you've had them for a long time, they're probably past their prime and it's time to get a fresh pair.

What color boxer briefs should I wear? ›

Basic, solid colors like black, white, gray, blue and red are great color choices. If you're wearing white pants, it's not a wise idea to wear black underwear. The outline of the dark underwear will be clearly visible under the lighter colored trousers.

How do you keep boxer briefs from riding up? ›

THE LIKELY ANSWER IS THAT YOU HAVE NOT FOUND THE CORRECT FABRIC TYPE OR YOU MAY BE WEARING THEM A LITTLE TOO BIG. TRY GOING DOWN A SIZE OR TWO. AS LONG AS BOXER BRIEFS ARE HUGGING YOUR BUT NICE AND TIGHT, THEY SHOULDN'T RIDE UP.

What type of boxers are most comfortable? ›

Regarding material, the most comfortable boxer shorts will be a classic, breathable cotton style, a knit jersey fabric, or even a moisture-wicking material (like Merino wool) to prevent a sweaty situation. And as far as style goes, have fun with it!

Do girls like briefs or boxers? ›

But I'd be willing to bet that if you polled most women, they'd agree that boxer briefs are their preferred choice. And it's obvious why, too. Boxer briefs just look better: sleeker and more refined than boxers, but not nearly as skimpy or revealing as briefs. They feel a helluva lot better, too.

How do I know my briefs size? ›

All you need is a soft tape measure! Bend to the sides to reveal the natural crease in your waistline. Wrap the tape measure around your waist where you typically wear your pants. This number, in inches, will give you your underwear size.

How tight should briefs fit? ›

Underwear, especially briefs, bikinis, and thongs, should fit snugly, but it shouldn't leave imprints in the skin.

How do I know my boxer size? ›

Take measurements to choose the right size of underwear
  1. Your waist measurement : measure horizontally at the thinnest point of the waist, below the ribs. The area is just above or below the belly button. ...
  2. Your hip measurement : measure horizontally at the widest point of the pelvis, at the level of the buttocks.
4 Apr 2019

What is the most popular type of boxers? ›

Boxer-briefs are the most popular type of men's underwear. They're my favorite, too, for a few good reasons: They're the best middle ground between comfort and support.

Are boxers better for your balls? ›

The Answer is Clear — Boxers Beat Briefs

This helps ensure optimal sperm production and overall sperm health. So when you wear tight briefs that keep your testicles close to your body, you risk elevating the temperature of your testicles and hindering healthy sperm production.

Do boxers help with sperm count? ›

Among the study participants, 53% reported usually wearing boxers. Analysis of semen samples showed that these men had 25% higher sperm concentrations and 17% higher total sperm counts when compared with men who did not primarily wear boxers.

Why do so many guys wear boxer briefs? ›

Boxer Briefs – Great For Comfort And Coverage

You'll feel physically comfortable and won't feel awkward because you feel like your manhood is on show. They don't leave your manhood hanging the way boxers do but cover up more of your body.

How often should briefs be changed? ›

Every Day

The general rule of thumb for how often you change your underwear is once per day. Michael Reitano, MD, recently told Bustle that changing your undies daily helps you avoid a buildup of bacteria, sweat, and moisture, all of which can lead to infection or skin irritation in your more sensitive regions.

Do briefs affect size? ›

Numerous studies and researches have been conducted regarding this question. The conclusions overwhelmingly say that wearing underwear does not affect the size of your 'package'.

How do you size men's briefs? ›

Measure around your waist, slightly below your natural waist, where you normally wear your pants. Insert your forefinger between the tape and your body to allow ease in fit. Tip: For the most accurate results, measure yourself in your undergarments.

Do most men wear tighty whities? ›

Percentage of those surveyed who said each type of underwear was their preferred choice: Tighty-whities 51% Boxer briefs 26% Boxer shorts 10%

Does wearing boxers increase testosterone? ›

Blood tests also showed no association between underwear choices and testosterone levels. There was a difference in another hormone, known as FSH, or follicle stimulating hormone. That hormone, produced by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain, stimulates sperm production in men.

Are tighty whities back in style? ›

Hanesbrands is posed to make a name for itself (again) in 2020. Just when you were enjoying the comfort of boxers, tighty-whities are threatening to make a comeback. Fashions are cyclical, and the Gen Z crowd is bringing back the unexpected thanks to pop culture, social media, and celebrity influencers.

Do doctors recommend boxers or briefs? ›

“Studies have been done to analyze temperatures of men who wear boxers versus briefs, and it makes absolutely no difference in fertility.” So in Werthman's opinion, is the best option boxers, briefs, or commando? “It boils down to this: do whatever's comfortable,” he says. “There's no difference.”

Is it healthier to wear boxers or boxer briefs? ›

They found that men who reported wearing looser styles of underwear, such as boxers, had higher sperm concentrations and total sperm count, as well as healthier sperm, than those who reported wearing briefs.

Can you wear boxers under jeans? ›

Boxers are as laid-back as it gets. They're great for lounging around the house and can be worn under your relaxed-fit jeans or chinos.

What happens if u wear the same boxers everyday? ›

“When sweat or oil sits on the skin for too long, it can lead to bad odor or clogged pores, leading to breakouts,” she says. You're also at an increased risk for genital irritation and infections when wearing your underwear for extended periods of time, Dr. Ross says.

How often should a man change his boxers? ›

Change your underwear after intense physical activity and before going out for social events, right after shower, that is. You should change your underwear on a daily basis, period. Consider fully replacing your underwear once a year. Stained underwear should be thrown out almost immediately.

How often should you replace your boxer briefs? ›

Most experts recommend buying new underwear as often as every 6 to 12 months, however, there's really no definitive answer as there are many factors to consider when determining your current underwear's lifespan.

Which is better boxer or boxer briefs? ›

The main difference between boxers and boxer briefs is the fit: boxer briefs are form-fitting while boxers provide a more relaxed fit. Both offer more coverage than briefs, hitting at the mid-thigh.

Which brand briefs are the best in India? ›

Many brands make good and comfortable underwear for men. Jockey, Rupa, VIP, and Dixcy Scott are some good brands for briefs for men.

What is the number 1 boxer? ›

Heavyweight (201 lbs+ - 91.18 kg+)
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Should a man wear boxers or briefs? ›

The advantages of briefs

Briefs also provide better support for men when they are working out. “If you're doing any kind of activity, wearing boxers is going to allow your testicles to swing,” says Dr. Jadick. “And if they swing, they are going to hit the side of your leg, which can lead to more injury and trauma.

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Why briefs are the best? ›

Briefs are close-fitting pants, offering plenty of support where you need it most - they keep a firm grip on the front pouch. This is perfect for anyone who enjoys sporting activities and needs the extra support (and it's also pretty good at concealing an erection… let's face it. We've all been there).

Which is best briefs or trunks? ›

If you are more active and spend most of the day on your feet, boxer briefs are more suitable because of their greater coverage and longer legs. Boxers combine the comfort of slips/trunks with the length and coverage of traditional loose boxer shorts.

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