We all love jeans, regardless of age, we wear them at every possible opportunity. They are produced in different models and colours, match sports and elegant styling. They are very comfortable and resistant to damage, probably because of this everyone has in their wardrobe - even one pair. Few people realize that the history of jeans is 160 years old. Nevertheless, can wearing jeans affect infertility?
Short history of jeans
Jeansy was designed with miners and farmers in mind, as workwear in a classic cut with straight cotton legs. Over time, they have been produced in new colours and styles: very matched to the Slim body, or in a wide and loose version of Loose, which has often been featured in western film productions. In the 1960s and 1970s they became a symbol of freedom and liberation.
They were promoted by music and movie stars. At the peak of their popularity, other items of clothing were also produced from jeans: jackets, shirts, waistcoats, skirts - in fact, it is easier to list things that were not produced from this material. Due to their popularity, they have become a symbol of intergenerational fashion.
Are the world's most popular pants safe for our health?
They are usually made of cotton, with the addition of elastane and polyester. Nowadays, the composition and origin of cotton is very controversial. At first glance, the plant is so delicate that it is hard to believe how harmful it can be. Cotton production has tragic consequences for the environment and people. It is difficult to cultivate and requires a huge amount of chemical agents: pesticides and herbicides. It also absorbs countless amounts of water. Unfortunately, this has a direct impact on the material from which the trousers are manufactured. The jeans are sanded (Sandblasting), which allows to obtain the best-selling model with the effect of "worn trousers". This treatment is very harmful to workers who do their jobs without adequate protection.
Recent reports indicate that our favourite pants contain many toxic substances that enter the body when worn.
Do jeans affect infertility?
The Slim type cut, which is very close to the body, tightens the hip joint, can tighten blood vessels and nerve endings in the lower limbs. Too tight trousers limit the air circulation, affect the microflora of male genital organs. This may result in a reduction in the amount of sperm and its composition - sperm mobility decreases, which makes fertilization much more difficult. To make matters worse - tight legs reduce blood flow in the body, which worsens the state of our health. In extreme situations, pain can occur due to twisted testicles and general scrotum hypersensitivity.
Recent research shows that wearing tight jeans has an impact on male infertility. Infertility by... jeans? Is it really worth it?.