Nation's knicker secrets revealed
One in 10 people wear their underwear for three days in a row, a peep into the nation's smalls has revealed.
And a similar percentage of people has owned a pair of knickers or underpants for more than 10 years.
The survey showed 5% of the population also admitted wearing their briefs inside out to get an extra day's wear.
Carried out by soap company Surcare its results were studied by Gaynor Lea-Greenwood, a fashion lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.
|Percentage of population with 10-years-old pants East Anglia 10% East Midlands 10% London 12% North East 7% North West 6% South East 7% South West 9% West Midlands 12.4% Yorkshire and Humberside 9%|
"It appears we have some curious ideas when it comes to cleanliness."
And more than half of the population have 10 to 20 knickers or pants in their underwear drawer.
The survey also revealed sharp regional variations such as 34% of people in the West Midlands spray their undergarments with perfume to make them smell better.
This compares with 17% of people in the South West and 19% of people in the North East.Story from BBC NEWS:
Published: 2006/03/22 15:55:54 GMT
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