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Nailo
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Is it true that if a man only uses boxers, the lack of support will cause the testicles to drop later on in life?

I know this sounds silly, but I've heard it a few times before... just sounds kind of off to me, but curious to know if it's true.

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I don't think so at all.

However it's true that boxers allow to the testicles to hang away from the body and so cool down when needed. It is apparently proven, though I do not have the figures, that people who wear boxers have a slightly higher sperm count.

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Plus they're comfier, for various reasons, than briefs.
PS All this about testicles 'dropping' - how noticeable should this be? I've never noticed a difference, but my voice has definitely long since broken.

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