Style before health? Tight jeans increase testicular problems


“Skinny Jeans Syndrome”


The trendy denims are causing twisted testicles, bladder weakness and even urinary tract infections, low sperm count and fungal infections, the experts claim.

”Men who wear tight or ill-fitting trousers, or underwear which is restrictive around the groin area could be damaging their health. Wearing tight-fitting clothing over a prolonged period of time can lead to urinary tract infections leading to over-activity of the bladder – a type of bladder weakness as well as a low sperm count and fungal infections,” Dr Hilary Jones said on the “skinny jeans syndrome”.

Dr Hilary’s warning comes as a study of 2,000 British men, conducted by TENA Men. TENA found that of those men “suffering from skinny jeans”, 50 per cent had experienced groin discomfort, over 25 per cent had bladder troubles, and one in five suffered the dreaded twisted testicle. Only 40 per cent of men admit they sometimes sacrifice comfort over style.

“With this survey we were keen to highlight that while men may like the look of tight-fitting jeans, it’s important that they are not compromising their health,” said Zoe Brimfield, TENA Men Brand Manager.