Did you ever think that your boxers could affect how you perform in the bedroom? Let’s get real, Your choice of boxers could affect your sperm count, or even cause infertility. The question is now whether you are willing to go commando or settle for that ‘less appealing’ piece of cloth that covers your next generation.

Boxers Shorts

Men who wear boxers have a higher sperm count, in comparison to men who wear tight undies like briefs or jockeys. However, men who wear boxer shorts, do not smile yet. Wait for it… Boxers can be bad, especially for sports, due to the consequential friction experienced while wearing one, leading to chafing. Testicular torsion is also a concern for athletes due to lack of support for down under. This means that men have to be careful with their underwear choice to avoid such choices.


Boxer briefs (or tight boxers) are a hybrid type of men’s undergarment which are long in the leg, similar to boxer shorts, but tighter-fitting like briefs. They are sometimes called “trunks”.

Combining the snug fit of the brief with the coverage of a boxer, the boxer brief for many men represents the best of both worlds. This seems to be the best option for men as it provides both support and comfort. Guys, now you know where you should run.


Wearing jockeys could affect your sperm count. Tighter underwear could potentially lead to higher testicular temperatures, by holding the testicles closer to the body, but studies looking at the effect of underwear style on testicular function have had inconsistent results. The researchers said that the findings provide some simple advice to men looking to conceive. “These results point to a relatively easy change that men can make when they and their partners are seeking to become pregnant,”

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