There are oddities in women’s fashion. Many people know how hard it is to find a dress with pockets, but every pair of underwear has them.

First of all, a pocket is not meant to hold things. Nor is it intended for decoration or additional protection in case of closet malfunctions. Such a pocket in the crotch of women’s underwear has its name – gusset. 

Pockets are significant and meant to protect women’s body parts; we can all agree that this is good.

Here’s what these pockets are for

Lingerie for women is often made of synthetic materials such as lace. While lace looks sexy, it also doesn’t allow air to pass through very well, which means bacteria and sweat can more easily accumulate and linger in your underwear. Unpleasant. Gussets are typically made of cotton – a breathable, non-synthetic fabric – and help keep underwear dry and ventilated. The gusset improves hygiene and reduces the risk of unpleasant diseases such as yeast infections and urinary tract infections by making the panties more breathable.

Since synthetic materials aren’t always comfortable – think of how scratchy bare lace is to sensitive skin – gussets provide a soft, cozy place for your lady parts to rest while protecting them from chafing.

If even your fancy synthetic briefs have a gusset, it’s best to use regular cotton briefs. Even though a gusset can help, overall breathability is still essential.

Breathability is even more important if you lead an active lifestyle throughout the day. Therefore, if you sweat, avoid synthetic materials. Thus, if you’re going for a run or to the gym, you’ll need to wear cotton clothing if you don’t want to risk inflammation or infection. This is especially true if you are prone to bacterial illnesses. Cotton panties may not be as sexy as Victoria’s Secret lace lingerie, but they are much more comfortable than a yeast infection.

Is your underwear (or lack thereof) safe?

Even if you’ve learned all this but want to avoid wearing cotton underwear, some cotton-free options are better than others. ” In some cases, panties made from polyester, nylon, Lycra, or spandex are more stretchy and fit better under clothing but still have a cotton crotch,” Dr. Melissa Piliang told Health.

However, it would help if you were wary of thongs. Although they are not particularly dangerous if you are healthy and not prone to infections, for some people, thongs are a quick way to spread bacteria.

Additionally, wearing a thong during menstruation can further increase the risk of infection because menstrual fluid raises the pH of vaginal fluid, making it easier for bacteria to grow. In addition, things can irritate sensitive lower body skin and aggravate hemorrhoids.

How about going “commando”? Going completely underwear-free is safe and beneficial – at least at night.

Of course, underwear should be changed every day. If you don’t wash your underwear, bacteria, and sweat will accumulate in them, whether the underwear has a pocket or not.