How many times do you rewear the same underwear before washing it?

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You know you've been in that spot - you forget to do laundry, you're already late for work. You pull up used underwear and do the smell test to find the most worthy pair and throw them on, even if they're crunchy at that point.

My question is - how many times do you reuse that same piece of underwear before you'll actually throw it in the wash?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
None - I never wear used underwear prior to washing and you are evil for doing it 35
1-2 (Minor stinkage) 16
3-4 (Hey, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do) 2
5 or more (Fumes comin' off of those trunks gotta me stankin) 1
I don't believe in laundry 1


Cattle Grind, Friday, 19 March 2010 03:54 (fourteen years ago) link

hate doing this -- 0

funky house septics, let me drain you of this (J0rdan S.), Friday, 19 March 2010 03:55 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm thinking this is probably only something guy's do? If I'm out of underwear because I haven't done laundry (which happens all too frequently now that I'm working so much) I just go without. I'll wear a bra 2-3 times before washing it though but that's different.

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Friday, 19 March 2010 03:58 (fourteen years ago) link

its not something this guy does - gross. id wear brand new underwear every day if i cld

Lamp, Friday, 19 March 2010 03:59 (fourteen years ago) link

i have back up underwear that i never use unless i'm out of "good" underwear -- also from what i've gleaned irl, this might split down the boxers/briefs divide

funky house septics, let me drain you of this (J0rdan S.), Friday, 19 March 2010 04:01 (fourteen years ago) link

I just go without

yes!!!!

Cattle Grind, Friday, 19 March 2010 04:01 (fourteen years ago) link

0. Might be more acceptable if you wear boxers but i wear briefs and i don't really want to be putting back on something that's been so close to the nasty boys for a day.

404s & Heartbreak (jim in glasgow), Friday, 19 March 2010 04:02 (fourteen years ago) link

lmao dammit tell me it isn't only me please.

Cattle Grind, Friday, 19 March 2010 04:03 (fourteen years ago) link

Lamp - there was an episode of Cribs with some rapper (forget who) who never wore a pair of sneakers twice. He had hundreds of boxes of brand new sneakers which he would wear once then donate to charity. You could be like him only with underwear. Probably couldn't donate your used shorts though.

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Friday, 19 March 2010 04:04 (fourteen years ago) link

It might be possible for guys to do this, but not for women.

demonic splendor, demonic majesty (Abbott), Friday, 19 March 2010 04:12 (fourteen years ago) link

Maybe my ex was a tranny. she sure as hell did it. then again she also wore dresses covered in cat hair without even bothering to lint roll it off

Cattle Grind, Friday, 19 March 2010 04:13 (fourteen years ago) link

come to think of it to this day i've never witnessed her brush her teeth either

Cattle Grind, Friday, 19 March 2010 04:13 (fourteen years ago) link

That's a very private act.

demonic splendor, demonic majesty (Abbott), Friday, 19 March 2010 04:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Yes, very dif. for the ladies, ahem.

someone start the poll re: bra washing, though.

kate78, Friday, 19 March 2010 04:15 (fourteen years ago) link

^^ I would but it would just end up like the towel washing and toilet flushing threads I started and wind up either making me think that everyone is a clean/germ freak or that I'm a disgusting savage which I'm pretty sure I'm not.

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Friday, 19 March 2010 04:17 (fourteen years ago) link

When it comes to bras, I'd fall on the disgusting savage side, I'm afraid...

kate78, Friday, 19 March 2010 04:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, same. I said 2-3 times but it's really more like 5-6.

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Friday, 19 March 2010 04:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Unless I'm sweating or something. Went skiing yesterday in near 70 degree weather and that bra went straight into the wash.

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Friday, 19 March 2010 04:22 (fourteen years ago) link

I am much more disgusting. That is all.

kate78, Friday, 19 March 2010 04:34 (fourteen years ago) link

i feel gross about 2 but i'll do it.

i will admit during periods of unemployment i went 3+

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 19 March 2010 04:37 (fourteen years ago) link

and then the underwear became self-aware

Cattle Grind, Friday, 19 March 2010 04:38 (fourteen years ago) link

i've "reworn once" a few times, i think after getting drunk instead of doing laundry. hungover + wearing dirty underwear = pretty harsh

hobbes, Friday, 19 March 2010 04:40 (fourteen years ago) link

hungover + wearing dirty underwear = pretty harsh
i'll raise u + unemployed + unshaven + still drinking

lol

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 19 March 2010 04:42 (fourteen years ago) link

punk rock changed my life

First and Last and Safeways ™ (jjjusten), Friday, 19 March 2010 04:50 (fourteen years ago) link

"Do They Owe Us Silk Boxers? of course they fuckin' do"

Cattle Grind, Friday, 19 March 2010 04:52 (fourteen years ago) link

i'm with kate78 on the bra thing. i own a million pairs of underwear but i'm totally lazy about washing the 4 bras i own.

just1n3, Friday, 19 March 2010 04:53 (fourteen years ago) link

this will go down the 'how many times do you shower' divide

丫 power (dyao), Friday, 19 March 2010 04:54 (fourteen years ago) link

fwiw i'm a boxer briefs guy on some days, boxers on the other, but no tightie whities....

Cattle Grind, Friday, 19 March 2010 04:55 (fourteen years ago) link

the white bra needs to be getting somewhat gray before I'm spurred into action...

kate78, Friday, 19 March 2010 05:00 (fourteen years ago) link

hahahaha that's why i don't usually buy white ones!

just1n3, Friday, 19 March 2010 05:02 (fourteen years ago) link

(slinks off to start load of towels and bras...)

kate78, Friday, 19 March 2010 05:03 (fourteen years ago) link

The only way I'll ever wear a pair of knickers twice is if I'm stuck somewhere overnight with no way of getting fresh ones. And even then, heck, there's usually an M&S in every city.

Bras I try to wear 2 times, 3 times if I haven't been very sweaty. I used to be able to wear bras for longer when I was younger and my breasts were somewhat smaller (I've never been small breasted, so this is a relative thing) - these days it's just punnishing for the fabric. Bras have to go back into the wash to get shrunk back into enough shape to actually be supportive.

I should get some better fitting bras, perhaps. I know my breasts have grown and I haven't upsized my bras to go with that.

There's Always Been A Dance Element To (Masonic Boom), Friday, 19 March 2010 21:40 (fourteen years ago) link

1-2. With shirts and t-shirts my standard is that if I recoil when I go in with the nose, it's for the wash, but being a man of high standards any smell from the underwear makes it no go.

FC Tom Tomsk Club (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 20 March 2010 00:03 (fourteen years ago) link

can't do this.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 20 March 2010 00:11 (fourteen years ago) link

Never more than once, and then only (ONLY!) if it's underwear that I wore for 20 minutes right after a shower, just to run to the grocery, then casually tossed on the floor before some quality naked bedtime. This happens often enough. The problem with this is that full-on dirty underwear often ends up on the same floor, and while there is a simple sniff test to figure out which is which, when you put a pair of undies in your face and the answer turns out to be "OMG NO NO NO A THOUSAND TIMES NO", you really question the wisdom of ever sniffing your underwear at all.

kenan, Saturday, 20 March 2010 00:25 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't know that bras should even count here, though I am interpreting the thread creator's intent. (I am not an Originalist.)

At any rate, while boobs can get sweaty and gross like any other part of the body, boob funk is nothing even remotely like butt funk. And thank Jesus for that.

kenan, Saturday, 20 March 2010 00:32 (fourteen years ago) link

wait if you go commando, do you wash the pants immediately afterwards?

丫 power (dyao), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:07 (fourteen years ago) link

kenan you sleep naked?

丫 power (dyao), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:07 (fourteen years ago) link

what's wrong w that

AnCoulter (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:11 (fourteen years ago) link

sleeping naked is awesome

Cattle Grind, Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:15 (fourteen years ago) link

logically you'd have to change your sheets every night then

丫 power (dyao), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:18 (fourteen years ago) link

it's not like your crotch is *on* the sheets
unless you sleep in a really weird position

harbl, Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:19 (fourteen years ago) link

or you get a sheets wedgie

AnCoulter (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:19 (fourteen years ago) link

pretty sure I don't get the bedclothes wedged up in my ass crack at night

but I'm asleep, I can't be sure

Religious Embolism (WmC), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:20 (fourteen years ago) link

maybe if u hump the bed

harbl, Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:20 (fourteen years ago) link

people sweat when they sleep

丫 power (dyao), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:22 (fourteen years ago) link

only if the temp. is fucked up. i mean let's not compare sleeping w/walking around all day.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:23 (fourteen years ago) link

i don't re-use underwear because if you put on used underwear it just feels different & gross -- sheets don't retain that feeling

AnCoulter (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:24 (fourteen years ago) link

there may be leakage

丫 power (dyao), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:24 (fourteen years ago) link

go to the doctor

AnCoulter (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:25 (fourteen years ago) link

agreed!

Cattle Grind, Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:35 (fourteen years ago) link

you guys are being all inconsistent

丫 power (dyao), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:39 (fourteen years ago) link

you're spelling "incontinent" wrong

Religious Embolism (WmC), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:41 (fourteen years ago) link

don't project your leakage onto everybody else

Cattle Grind, Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:41 (fourteen years ago) link

sleeping naked after sex without washing up first c/d

Not washing is ok. But do you at least wipe? If not you are a SAVAGE etc.

BTW if you have ever felt like your skin is dry in the genital region, fucking and then falling asleep still wearing your own fuck filth is the cure for this. Most amazing skin conditioner ever.

kenan, Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:47 (fourteen years ago) link

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalright

AnCoulter (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:48 (fourteen years ago) link

:{

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:49 (fourteen years ago) link

mexican pizza just came out of my mouth and nose

Cattle Grind, Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:51 (fourteen years ago) link

If my sentence is guilty of anything, it is telling too much truth. (And possibly telling it badly.)

kenan, Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:54 (fourteen years ago) link

Filth was a bad choice.

kenan, Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:55 (fourteen years ago) link

ts: fuckwant vs fuckfilth

丫 power (dyao), Saturday, 20 March 2010 06:05 (fourteen years ago) link

I change my underwear at least once a day, but I might wear pajama bottoms two nights in a row before changing. Please change your underwear everyday, people.

A while ago, I couldn't afford a whole weeks worth of underwear and would try and postpone laundry day by reusing them. My private, personal terms for underwear that smelled too bad to be used again were "bricked" and "adobed".

This has been too much information.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Saturday, 20 March 2010 09:43 (fourteen years ago) link

Not all of us leave artwork in our trousers each day. Some of us are sanitary.

Cattle Grind, Saturday, 20 March 2010 13:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh man, "how many times do you rewear your pajama bottoms before washing" could be a whole 'nother poll/ball of wax!

kate78, Saturday, 20 March 2010 14:11 (fourteen years ago) link

going commando while wearing jeans with gaping holes in the asscrack and/or crotch c/d

Cattle Grind, Saturday, 20 March 2010 14:17 (fourteen years ago) link

mexican pizza just came out of my mouth and nose

the sad thing is that he was eating cereal at the time

smoking cigarette shades? it doesn't even make any sense. (HI DERE), Saturday, 20 March 2010 15:13 (fourteen years ago) link

goddammit dude I read this ^^^^^^ as I was finishing a taco anda lmost laughed meat and cream out of my nose.

Cattle Grind, Saturday, 20 March 2010 15:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Ear, nose and throat doctors should be alerted to this thread. Whole new customer base developing here.

kenan, Saturday, 20 March 2010 17:50 (fourteen years ago) link

This has been too much information.

Should be attached to every post on this board, like an email signature.

kenan, Saturday, 20 March 2010 18:06 (fourteen years ago) link

This thread has given me some horrible mental images of kenan, naked save for his "fuckfilth", sniffing his own underpants.

black jeans stained by (snoball), Saturday, 20 March 2010 18:09 (fourteen years ago) link

That confluence of events is rare.

kenan, Saturday, 20 March 2010 18:48 (fourteen years ago) link

I found that essence le kenan rare

丫 power (dyao), Saturday, 20 March 2010 20:12 (fourteen years ago) link

"truffles"

kenan, Saturday, 20 March 2010 21:44 (fourteen years ago) link

does underwear rust

Cattle Grind, Saturday, 20 March 2010 21:47 (fourteen years ago) link

metaphorically, yes

kenan, Saturday, 20 March 2010 22:42 (fourteen years ago) link

The nice thing about underwear is they're small, meaning if you don't want to do all of your laundry, you can wash your undies in the sink.

demonic splendor, demonic majesty (Abbott), Sunday, 21 March 2010 01:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Just don't let anyone see you doing that. Because it looks like the saddest activity in the world short of... well... something sadder than that. Like starving to death in a pile of sub-Sarahan dirt.

kenan, Sunday, 21 March 2010 01:41 (fourteen years ago) link

new boxers, socks, towel and shirt/t-shirt everyday. will wear a pair of trousers or a hoody about 3-4 times before washing, though.

max arrrrrgh, Sunday, 21 March 2010 03:33 (fourteen years ago) link

clean, rather than new, sry

max arrrrrgh, Sunday, 21 March 2010 03:33 (fourteen years ago) link

Clean socks every time I take my socks off actually. May also wash my feet in the sink in between wears. I really wish I could apply this level of grooming to my underwear situation.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Sunday, 21 March 2010 11:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Rewearing the same socks 4-5 days in a row c/d

Cattle Grind, Sunday, 21 March 2010 13:49 (fourteen years ago) link

classic, especially when they start getting stiff.

丫 power (dyao), Sunday, 21 March 2010 13:53 (fourteen years ago) link

I have to admit I'm guilty of the latter. I'm a slob so I just kinda drop clothes all over the place and then suddenly I can never find socks. so I wear the same 2 for several days,

Cattle Grind, Sunday, 21 March 2010 14:00 (fourteen years ago) link

ewww... my feet would get all sweaty and itchy. although i do have to wear socks in bed during the winter, which isn't ideal, but i'd be too cold to sleep otherwise.

max arrrrrgh, Sunday, 21 March 2010 14:54 (fourteen years ago) link

my feet stench resembles that of old porridge

Where's Mexican Waldo? (Cattle Grind), Sunday, 21 March 2010 14:55 (fourteen years ago) link

i have no trouble finding socks, lately

harbl, Sunday, 21 March 2010 15:18 (fourteen years ago) link

that's prett foot-unate

丫 power (dyao), Sunday, 21 March 2010 15:22 (fourteen years ago) link

Just went to Wal-Mart and bought 4 more pairs of pajamas based on this thread.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Sunday, 21 March 2010 15:44 (fourteen years ago) link

ILTMI: Promoting social change

Where's Mexican Waldo? (Cattle Grind), Sunday, 21 March 2010 15:45 (fourteen years ago) link

WTF kind of question is this?

Il suffit de ne pas l'envier (Michael White), Sunday, 21 March 2010 15:57 (fourteen years ago) link

You didn't answer the question.

Where's Mexican Waldo? (Cattle Grind), Sunday, 21 March 2010 16:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 30 March 2010 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

lame.

FC Tom Tomsk Club (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 1 April 2010 17:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Yes, it is really lame to have clean underwear.

demonic splendor, demonic majesty (Abbott), Thursday, 1 April 2010 21:45 (fourteen years ago) link

ABSOLUTELY. although, to be hypocritical, I think I'd rather not be around our stankin and anti-laundry people.

FC Tom Tomsk Club (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 1 April 2010 21:55 (fourteen years ago) link

I voted 1-2 but to be fair, it's only "1", and I dont' do it if I don't have to.

Phoenix in Flight (Cattle Grind), Thursday, 1 April 2010 23:15 (fourteen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

absolutely hate doing this but I hate even more forgetting if the underwear I have on is last night's or if I changed it.

because getting old and memory sucks

CEO Greedwagon (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 16:44 (four months ago) link

In the time of covid and remote work and general malaise, I confess that I sometimes look down and realize I've been wearing the same clothes for two and a half days. I am not proud of this.

That said, I don't think I put unwashed clothing back _on_, it's more that I have just let myself slide a bit into slovenly laziness.

alpaca lips now (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 16:54 (four months ago) link


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