Nowadays, the cost of wearing quality clothes has pushed many into settling down for fairly used clothes. Okrika as it is generally called in Nigeria, has become a rampant phenomenon where no one can cast a stone for never using any second hand product before. If not clothes, it would be electronics, foot wears, home utensils, gadgets or even automobiles! Yes the list is endless.
Whether you give yourself the excuse of getting quality items or less expensive items when it is fairly used compared to its brand new stereotypes (which are generally perceived to be of lesser quality and also expensive)
Most people know the dangers that accompany using a second hand wear but decide to overlook it, while many are also in total darkness of the implications.
Nonetheless, medical studies have shown many risks this common habit of using second hand clothes might be posing. Although we might not get to notice them almost immediately we are infected and when we do, we tend to deceive ourselves by admitting we got some of these infections elsewhere.
Some people would say fairly use clothes are better than new because of its quality; forgetting that there are many body warts that are generally disposed in your clothes which can be hazardous. Not knowing the first user of the clothes you’re buying makes it more compounding which means, you are at risk of “generously” being a prey to every skin diseases, growth and disorders the first user of the clothes has.
Now, when you weigh the risks that come with wearing fairly used clothing, you will agree with me that wearing second hand underwear can pose greater threats. This is because most times, our under wears, especially for ladies are a ‘beautiful castle’ for many unknown diseases.