Wishing Y’all A Belated National Underwear Day!

Go Fresh Pair, Go-o-o-o-o!! http://www.nationalunderwearday.com/

Did you know that there’s a National Underwear Day? Yep, me neither. Apparently, this year it was on August 5th and we missed it! It was the 10th anniversary no less. The internet is a dangerous, dangerous toy, my friends, to give me facts like these.

Plus, there’s video. Dang.

You know what we’ll be seeing here at More Cowbell in August every year, right? Thasss right! Serious Undies Homage. Note: For other posts on this topic, click here.

In honor of the BIG DAY, I’ve provided you with 8 mostly true facts about UNDIES. Since it’s August, I thought I’d keep up my “8 Points” theme. I did 8 Entertaining Parenting Tips on Saturday and 8 Social Media Tips last Friday at Writers In The Storm. Today I’m over there talking about some more social media.

But on this fine Monday, 8 days after National Underwear Day, I thought we’d entertain ourselves with some crack-me-up facts:

1. Married men change their underwear twice as often as single men. (I’m dying to know why.)

2. The loincloth is both the simplest and the most popular form of underwear. It was probably the first undergarment worn by human beings.

3. I freaking knew panty hose was invented by a man!

Panty hose, which combined panties and hose into one garment, made their first appearance in 1959, invented by Glen Raven Mills of North Carolina. The company later introduced seamless panty hose in the 1965, spurred by the popularity of the miniskirt.

4. There’s a blog called The Pantsless Postman – their slogan is “saving the world from ancient undies, one delivery at a time.” (LOVE it!)

The aforementioned Pantsless Postman has a blog called 15 Funny Facts about Underwear. It also has my fave Undies Photo this month (see below).

It’s so “Olympics,” don’t you think?

How do you not read a post with a header photo like this?

My two favorites of the fifteen are listed below as #5 and #6…

5. Your mother’s advice to wear clean underwear in case of being hit by a bus isn’t as useful as it sounds. No one who is even close to being hit by a bus leaves the situation with clean underwear. I’m just sayin…

6. According to the 2010 International Underwear Survey (which I sooo want to read!), doctors wear the same pair of undies for the most days in a row. It’s safe to assume that not all their instruments are sterile…

7. Some believe that undie color matters.


Red increases vitality and energy , stimulates the adrenal glands and warms the body. Good for every day use for more energy but especially good for exercising, working long hours or a night on the town, and if the body needs stimulating as red excites the body.

Orange opens up the emotions and is great for communication. Orange is an antidepressant and benefits the digestive system and strengthens the immune system. Good to wear for family reunions! (OMG, I am DYING over this family reunion thing.)

8. The preferred type of undies here at More Cowbell is Cheekies. I wouldn’t have believed it either, but y’all voted and everything.

What “Undie Facts” have I missed on this fine Monday morning? What’s your favorite in the eight I mentioned above? Did you celebrate National Underwear Day without telling me? Enquiring minds LOVE to know these things here at More Cowbell!


About Jenny Hansen

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43 Responses to Wishing Y’all A Belated National Underwear Day!

  1. donnagalanti says:

    Fun post! I want to know too why married men change their undies more than single. I mean shouldnt they be changing them every day anyways? And I think there are 15 colors in that man’s undies here besides reasons!


  2. LauraDrake says:

    Okay, I’m still not over two points:

    First, the married men and changing frequency thing. Okay, does that mean that they change them more than once a day (Why?) or that unmarrieds change them less than once a day (which I’m not even ready to contemplate with my coffee at 4:30 am.) EWWW!

    Second, Hon, you’re giving away your young age! Panty hose are awesome, compared to the alternative! You’d kiss Mr. Raven if you ever had to sit with those damn tabs digging in the backs of your legs!


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      EWWWW is right. Of course you would put that image in my feverish brain! Gah.

      You’re right, garters are a pain in the ass. Especially because they put them below the girdle (to prevent muffin top). I still say pantyhose was invented by a man…a woman wouldn’t make them so they could roll from my belly button down to my groin in less than 2 seconds.


  3. The Mommist says:

    Oh my! This cracked me up…big time! I’m dying to know the rationale behind number 1. I can attest to number 6. I think, they’re referring to the residents. They’re extremely busy and they save lives so I guess, they get a pass. What am I talking about? That’s still disgusting.


  4. Hilda says:

    I’m old school and firmly believe in wearing underpants, bras, and slips. I do think it’s crazy to pay top $$$$ for undergarments. I shop K-Mart , Sears, and other bargain places. As long as the quality is good. I loathe seeing bras straps, it’s so unfashionable and tacky. That’s why we have strapless and other kinds of bras for that.


  5. K.B. Owen says:

    Trying not to hoot too loudly, I’ve got children in the house! Interesting about the married men…I think it’s because they are around a woman all the time, where single men – not so much. Fab post, Jenny! 😀


  6. ROFL!! Love it. I can’t believe both of us missed this National Underwear Day thing. Next year. We’ll start planning for a huge party! LOL!
    I am not surprised about the married men changing them more thing. I’ve never seen a man go through underwear like hubby does. At least 2 pairs a day, if not MORE! He likes to feel FRESH! LOL!!!

    About fell over reading about the doctors. I know they are saving lives and everything but my land people…ya gotta keep it clean!!!


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      TWICE a day? WOW. My dude doesn’t wear knickers at all so these comments are so eye-opening. Thanks for brainstorming Undie Day Celebrations with me. You inspired a whole other series of posts. LOL…


  7. Okay – I’m sure this whole post is a fraud. We couldn’t possibly have a National Underwear Day without you or Natalie one or the other starting it. I suspect you started it here, and she started one in Canada on the same day. Come on, Jenny, fess up.


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      I completely wish I’d thought of it, but alas, it was started by FreshPair.com. I do believe they need to hire Nat and I to be their mascots though. I want to ride in the parade her with her, slinging undies wherever we go. *clutches sides laughing*


  8. I wonder who invented thongs? I’m suddenly reminded of the song in “Beaches”—about Auto Tistling, the guy who invented the over-the-shoulder boulder-holder. 😉

    Is this the study you’re seeking?? Global Underwear Market Report, 2012: http://www.ystats.com/uploads/report_abstracts/922.pdf

    I say we make this National Underwear Week and keep partying…


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Let’s go! A WANAPanties party to commemorate would be fabulous!

      And 155 pages on undies??! You have made me a very happy girl. I say we nominate you for the National Underwear Week queen and give you a tiara to wear in the parade. LOL…


    • Great idea, August. The whole week sounds more reasonable for such an important National Holiday than just a mere day 🙂


  9. Julie Glover says:

    First off, you just slipped that “crack-me-up” phrase in there, didn’t you?! LOL. And as far as the married men changing underwear, it may be because wives point out things like, “Hey, that nasty pair of whitie tighties has three holes in it. Change already!” Of course, in my marriage, it’s for other reasons (ahem). Finally, that color thing is weirding me out because I researched colors one time for painting walls, and red, orange, and yellow tend to make people hungry.

    Happy Nat’l Undies Day, Jenny! Loved it.


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      “I researched colors one time for painting walls, and red, orange, and yellow tend to make people hungry.” LMAO!!!! Bahahahaha…

      Oh my God, I’ve got to go look up what yellow undies means now.


  10. John Holton says:

    Single guys don’t do their laundry as often. Also, they turn their underwear inside out and wear them again. I wasn’t single for very long. Thank heaven.


  11. Happy belated Underwear Day, Jenny!

    I suspect the answer to why married men change their underwear is something pretty simple. As in…”You can either hop in the shower, and then put on a pair of clean shorts…or you can just haul your skanky butt out to the porch…cause it’s not sharing any bed I’m sleeping in.” 🙂


  12. tomwisk says:

    Answer to #1: Single men often do not have a partner of the opposite, or same in some cases, to tell them to do it. That is why a lot are still single.


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  14. Diana Beebe says:

    Hilarious! You were reading my mind or else the universe has undergarments on its mind. Love it!


  15. emaginette says:

    Your blog amazes me. Underwear, who’d of thunk it?? 🙂


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  17. Karen McFarland says:

    What is up with the doctors wearing their undies the most days in a row. I’m not sure I wanted to know that. Especially since we’ve all been told by our mothers to wear clean underwear. I guess it’s safe to say, “So what!” Obviously, doctors could care less. But what about turning our undies inside-out? Does that count? Hmm?


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      I KNOW!!! Hello, where’s your sanitizer, Mr. MD. The only bit of slack I give them is they’re working 24 hour shifts. Dedication gives them a FEW points in the less-icky column…


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  19. Hilarious facts, Jenny. This one made me LOL: “It’s safe to assume that not all their instruments are sterile…”


  20. I will never look at my doctor the same way again. Now I’ll be giving her stink eye and wondering what’s going on beneath the smock. Eww, eww, ewww.


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