It’s given that you should change your underwear daily and wash them before wearing the same pair again (otherwise… eww). But what about the lifespan of your underwear—from a health perspective, is there an optimal point when you should toss your old ones and get a supply of brand-new undies?
Your panties are the most intimately engaging garment that you’ll wear as a woman. Discharge happens as a natural occurrence. It’s not always malodorous or infected, and it can be normal. With that being said, your panties are the receptors of all the discharge. You remove your panties at the end of the day and toss them in the wash, which is typically done every week or so. Until laundry day, the discharge is soaked into the cotton crotch of the panties, creating a layer of bacteria (as in vaginitis), yeast and mold.
Do you need to throw out your underwear every 6-9 months?
Refresh your panties within 6-9 months by tossing 4 or 5 old ones every six months and simultaneously buy 4 or 5 new undies.