“Pant’s on the ground, Pants on the ground…Looking like a fool with your pants on the ground.” Those lyrics went viral across America in 2011 after one man wrote a song about his disgust for younger men wearing their pants low. His urging is valid, citing a recent study that sagging pants can actually have very harmful side effects.
A two-year study by the National American Medical Association, led Dr. Mark Oliver Mansbach, concluded that the continuous wearing of sagging pants severely impacts sexual performance.
“In our study we discovered that sagging pants wearers are 70% more likely to prematurely ejaculate during intercourse,” says Mansbach. “75-82% of the men who wear saggy pants have some sort of sexual dysfunction which can be traced back to the constant mis-aligning of their hips and lower torso from the gait that’s symptomatic of sagging pants.”
As with any body part, a lack of blood flow means little to no oxygen from blood, no nutrients, and no cleansing of toxins. Long-term reduced blood circulation can result in bodily harm. For men, this means sexual performance issues and impaired urine flow. This situation can also lead to problems with the bladder, kidneys and prostate. It could even eventually have the effect of shriveling of the organs. For diabetics, this could mean gangrene and necessary amputation.
And that’s not all…
Sagging jeans can compress the lateral femoral cutaneous (LFC) nerve, which runs down your thigh. The constant pressure on the LFC nerve might cause it to go into overdrive and start registering pain prematurely, a medical condition called meralgia paresthetica. This serious neurological disorder can cause numbness of the leg, stinging pain, oversensitivity to heat and even atrophied leg tissue, in some cases.
Moral of this story: Pull. Your. Pants. Up.