Medical experts have claimed an increase in injuries being caused by the tight fitting jeans, causing twisted testicles, bladder weakness, urinary tract infections, low sperm count and fungal infections.
Dr. Hilary Jones, working with TENA, a leading specialist in urinary incontinence and bladder weakness, said: ‘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.’
Twisted testicles occur when tight trousers prevent the spermatic cord from moving freely, meaning it twists and leads to testicular torsion which cuts off the blood supply requiring immediate surgery to prevent a gangrenous testicle.
Tight-fitting jeans around the groin area can put additional pressure on the bladder but can also lead to bacteria breeding and re-entering the body causing urinary tract infections.
This increases the need to urinate more frequently and can cause severe pain.
Dr. Jone’s warning comes as a study of 2,000 British men, conducted by TENA, revealed that one in ten men have experienced an unpleasant side-effect as a result of wearing skinny jeans.
Of those men suffering from skinny jeans, 50 percent had experienced groin discomfort; over 25 percent had bladder troubles while 20 percent suffered a twisted testicle.
Zoe Brimfield, TENA Brand Manager said: ”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.