By Alexa Casanova, Feb 2, 2023

Because excess moisture can cause an overgrowth of bacteria, and potentially lead to infection, gynecologists say to look for moisture-wicking claims while underwear shopping. “Ideally women should look for moisture-wicking underwear to help move perspiration to the outer surface of the fabric and away from the skin,” says Kecia Gaither, MD MPH MS/MBA, a double board-certified physician in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals. “They also dry fast, so the fabric doesn’t become saturated.” Which underwear strikes the healthiest balance of all the above? Scroll on to find out.

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