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Saturday, April 28, 2012



(© 28 April 2012: Dr.V.M.Palaniappan, Ph.D.)

Dear Friends,

Even before we could proceed to understand the dynamics of wearing briefs, I want you to answer the following question:

Q. Why do YOU wear briefs?

Your answer could be:

Well, I am used to wearing briefs from childhood. So, I have been continuing to do so.

“If I don’t wear briefs for any reason, I feel as if I am naked.

“The health-care advocates keep telling that if we do not wear briefs, we can develop varicose veins, because of the pulling effect created by the heavier testicles”.

Parents dress up their infants with tight napkins and diapers.

As the infant grows up, they replace that with briefs and panties.

A teenaged boy feels that wearing tight briefs is a necessity, lest he may get penile erection on thinking of a girl, and that would put him in an embarrassing position in public.

Adult men do not spend time in contemplating about needs or redundancies of wearing a brief altogether. They simply wear it every day.

Let me come to the point.

It is true that doctors advise their patients to wear briefs so that they would not develop varicose veins at the scrotal sac.

Believing it, I have been regularly wearing expensive and clean briefs until I was 42 years of age.

Of course, I did not develop any varicose veins.

Talking of my teenage, the briefs (I think, I should be honest here), certainly protected me from exhibiting penile erection to the public. I was very sensitive to the very thought of a girl.


I was 37 in 1975.

That was the time I began doing my ecologically-oriented scientific research on human health.

In 1980, I published my FIRST book “Hair Problems: Cause, Cure and Preventive Measures” 

(That was the BEST SELLER at that time. I brought out three editions, and that was then translated into Malaysian language as well.

This book dealt with ecological implications on hair problems.

Subsequently, I began doing research on other aspects of human health.

This study revealed many very useful and sensible information for the management of good health.

I found the Ecological approach for solving most of the health problems people face to be very successful and beneficial.

It was at this time, I wanted to evaluate the pros and cons of wearing a briefs, and that gave me an insight into many significant and useful details.

I have recorded in detail such descriptions in my book “Sex Problems: Causes, Cure and Prevention” (2007; 224 pages; ISBN: 978-967-9988-11-6.)

Let me just copy-paste an excerpt from the above book, which will keep you very well informed all about the briefs.

Cause-5: Hindrance to sperm production (Pages 68 - 73 in my  Sex Problems book):

If blood and lymph circulations to the scrotum get impeded for any reason, sperm production also will get disturbed.

The same will happen if the microenvironment of the scrotal sac gets heated up to an extent beyond the threshold point – the tolerance limit.

These two factors must be carefully guarded so that the sperm production goes on at a regular pace, with sperms having full vigour for a ‘rapid shooting' to travel towards the egg.


Nothing is impossible for God / Nature to create.

If so, why should He leave the scrotal sac containing the testicles hanging in the air, in between the two legs of a man? 

All the mammals too have it the same way. There must be a definite purpose for such an arrangement.

Otherwise, if the testicles are buried inside the body, somewhere in the abdomen, it could have been a lot easier for keeping them well protected from accidents.

If buried, the body warmth may kill the sperms.  Further, the testicles appear to need a cooler environment for efficient sperm production.

(Sparse hair growth all over the scrotal sac facilitates in keeping it aerated, thus helping in the prevention of heat accumulation. 

Apart from this, temperature-induced shrinking and loosening of the sac is another thermal management mechanism meant for efficiency upkeep.)

Thirdly, they may require a lot of pendulum-like vibrations for efficient productivity.

Fourthly, unimpeded blood and lymph circulations may also be vital for the purpose.

(If a man keeps seated for a long time, his scrotal sac begins to itch, even if the environment happens to be cool. This induces him to scratch or squeeze the scrotum. 

That probably is the Nature’s mechanism for enhancing the blood and lymph circulations.)  

Finally, they may need some kind of sandwiching or gentle massaging effect every now and then. 

All these will not happen if the structure is buried inside the body.

The above explanation appears to make sense if we compare the placement of female genital and reproductive organs.

The entire set up has been well located inside the body, where most of the above do not occur. 


All mammals allow the scrotal sac to be hanging and dangling in the air, as is meant to be in Nature.

But when it comes to man, we tie the sac closer to the body using tight underwear and briefs.

We give all sorts of explanations as to why we need to do that.

(Some even refer to mythological stories to support their viewpoints: 

In the epic Ramayana for instance, the hero Rama, along with his fellow students, is said to have been wearing a long loincloth in his pubic area, from front to back, tied to a string around the waist, called ‘kovanam’.  

This is tightly worn all the time, and is easily undone when one wishes to ease (urinate). 

Young males, until they were married, were expected to practice strict bachelorhood. 

Masturbation was prohibited for various reasons. 

Wearing kovanam helped them to guard their discipline to a great extent.  

Whether or not Rama continued wearing kovanam after he was married to Seetha is left to the reader’s guess.

Following the tradition, even I was wearing such a kovanam until I was 14. I switched over to wearing tight briefs when I went to an English-medium school. This was one of the miseries introduced by the British, and that was in the name of fashion. 

Wearing kovanam was a common practice among Indians, until the 1950’s. 

Even adults would wear it until their death - only death does them apart!  My father practised it until he died of a massive heart attack at the age of 49, in 1958, in Taiping, Perak. 

Wearing kovanam was never kept as a secret, nor is considered anything weird. They wash it daily, and dry it along with other clothes.

I have personally observed that wearing ‘kovanam’ certainly suppresses the desire for masturbation

This is probably enhanced by a reduction or suppression of the production of seminal fluids.

If a middle-aged male does not masturbate or have sex for a prolonged period of time, the rate of semen production in him gradually declines.  

If such a situation is accompanied by non-consumption of adequate proteins and calcium, it may stop altogether, giving him a 'male menopause'.

Sexual union may drastically reduce the orgasmic pleasure

When one reverts back to his original food consumption that may contain a rich supply of proteins and calcium, the lost pleasure tends to return.  

Thus, the loss of orgasmic pleasure should not be feared as if it is irreversible, or is lost forever.

With a view to suppressing totally the desire to have sex or any related bodily pleasures, the Hindu sages wear kovanam, besides eating a bland diet that does not contain spices

Often such foods do not contain much protein either. As for calcium, its consumption at a minimal level is unavoidable, for almost all foods contain it. 

The Sages do not chew betel leaves and the like that may form a rich source of calcium. 

The most important point one should remember is that any part of the body that is left unused for a prolonged period of time, will by itself become useless. 

Over generations, it will become what is called ‘a vestigial’ structure. 

Tailbone, ear lobes, the loose-ribs, appendix, etc. belong to this category. 

Therefore, the reproductive system should be constantly used for the upkeep of one’s youthfulness.

Both men and women, not involved in reproduction, (e.g., after menopause in women) would grow too old too soon, and as discussed elsewhere in this book.

Nature would want them get eliminated from earth’s surface.  

This may mean that death would succumb them sooner than those who are fertile. 

Therefore, a person wanting to  live long should guard carefully his/her fertility status, and also have frequent sex regularly)

Some say, the varicose veins would develop, if the scrotal sac is allowed to hang.

It cannot be true for reasons explained above.

This probably is the thought of the undergarment manufacturers. 

Such a claim tends to become a good selling point.


A wide variety of climbing plants having slender and tender stems, often belonging to the cucurbitaceous family, bear huge fruits such as pumpkins, luffas, snakegourds, etc. without any difficulty.

If it cannot be borne, it wouldn't produce such heavy fruits. That should be the truth.

What happens when we tie the scrotal sac using briefs? 

Let us evaluate the extent to which damages could occur because of this manipulation, or misadventure:

(a)  The testicles tend to get heated up due to the body’s heat as well as the friction heat that would get conserved.

Under normal circumstances, the sparse hair that grows all over the scrotal sac, in the tropical regions, helps in the retention of cool air on the one hand, and on the other hand, prevents heat due to direct rubbings of the sac with the pubic area of the body, and thus enhance healthy sperm production. 

In colder regions of the world, the hair conserves the body’s heat, and helps the scrotum from getting frozen.

(b)  The moisture from the sweat tends to increase the relative humidity (RHO) of the microenvironment there.

This may worsen the situation by increasing the temperature even more than the original.

That may destroy the mobility of the heat-sensitive sperms.

They may even get killed.

(c) The wearing of briefs would make the microenvironment darker, whereas the original environment was supposed to have been well lit and aerated, but not directly exposed to sunshine.

(f) The total darkness, increased moisture content, and increased warmth provide excellent conditions for the microorganisms to inhabit, multiply and find a niche there.

   The nitrogen that becomes available through the sweat would further enhance the multiplication of the microbial populations there.

  They could easily create ‘ring-worm' kind of skin diseases, besides emitting an undesirable bad odour.

  It will become a haven for a wide variety of bacteria and fungus.

  Itch also will become inevitable.

(g) Arrested movements may impede free blood and lymph flows.

  These may deter the sperm production. 

In order to provide extra protection to the testicles, humans living in a cold climate may require the wearing of briefs, but not otherwise.

So, what could be the suitable underclothes one could wear in the warm tropical countries?

The most appropriate kind of underwear should not prevent: 

(i) the free airflow and 

(ii) the free movement of the testicles.

It should also be capable of absorbing the sweat.

So, half-trouser-like underwear, made of thin cotton cloth, with an adjustable string tie should make an ideal underwear.

Elastic bands and fittings, as found in some of the ready-made under-garments may not be suitable, for they tend to prevent blood and lymph circulations at the waist level.

No one needs to fear of the development of varicose veins in the scrotal sac, for that tends to have several other reasons for their formations.

People who do not wear briefs do not have any varicose veins and bad odour!.

If all the above are taken care of, seminal fluid production can be expected to proceed to its full potential for the upkeep of fertility levels and sex potentials at all times.

So, friends, please evaluate the above, consider and decide what to do in future…

With best wishes,

Dr. Palani, Ph.D.