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The boxers vs briefs debate has finally been settled – at least when it comes to fertility. A study published in the journal
Human Reproduction followed 656 men aged 18-56 who were looking to be treated for infertility at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The men provided researchers with semen and blood samples, and also answered a questionnaire on the type of underwear they usually wore. Those men who wore boxers (more than 50 per cent of the group) had a 17 per cent higher total sperm count, compared to those who said they didn’t usually wear boxers.