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Boxers or briefs? January 22, 2007

Posted by daveintexas in Ducks.


It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another scientific IB poll.  Guys, what’s your preference, boxers, or briefs?

If any of you boys go commando, you can keep it to yourself. 

I have to say, well I suppose I don’t have to say, it’s one of those transitional thingys,  anyway until recently I’d been a pretty committed brief guy.  I generally agreed with Cosmo Kramer, “my boys have to have a home”!  The boxers of my youth were very uncomfortable, specially if you were overweight.  They were very thin cotton so you always felt a little clingy in the summertime ifyouknowwhatimeanandithinkyoudo.  Plus I wore jeans most of the time, and any guy will tell you make one false move with boxers and jeans when you sit down, one of the twins is gonna be in peril.

THAT SAID, I have become a recent convert to boxers.  They are surprisingly comfortable to me, made of much more substantive cotton.  And the styles, goodness gracious, you’d look good without pants.  I also think having lost what amounts to about a half a person weight-wise over the past couple of years has some bearing, you’ll pardon the pun, on my attitude.

So fellows, what say you?  Boxers or briefs?  Feel free, you’ll pardon the pun, to elaborate as to why you prefer what you prefer.

AGAIN, if there’s nothing between you and us but a thin layer of gabardeen, well that way lies madness, madness I tell you.  We’ll accept your silence on the topic as a tacit admission thereof, and you need not elaborate.

And for the ladies, which do you prefer on a guy?  Again, feel free (it’s not a tired joke yet is it?) to tell us all why you prefer what you do, but do keep it tasteful.  Like I did.

Mrs. Peel, choose whether you want to participate or not.  Michael will most certainly want you to, on the other hand, I prefer to think you have not seen a man in his underdrawers and therefore have no opinion on the subject.  If you want to reference commercials or something, I can live with that.

UPDATE:  harrison comments that he prefers boxer-briefs, the “best of both worlds”. 

Well, harrison’s a moron but I suppose that is a valid “3rd way”.


1. harrison - January 22, 2007

I prefer boxer/briefs. The best of both worlds.

When I bother to wear underwear, that is…

2. Pupster - January 22, 2007

White cotton briefs for daily wear, silk boxers for, uh, “special occasions”.

The oldest Pupster boy is autistic, and can’t stand the feel of tags in his clothes. We force him to wear boxer briefs, Hanes makes them with printed on labels, but he’ll go commando in 10 seconds flat if you don’t keep an eye on him.

3. Mr Minority - January 22, 2007

Briefs! I can’t stand the feel of boxers riding up my legs and bunching up. I was forced to wear boxers in boot-camp, and trashed them as soon as I graduated. Went commando for many years, until the spousal unit forced me to start wearing underwear. Hanes briefs are nice, comfortable and the no tag thing is cool.

4. daveintexas - January 22, 2007

Pups, I have a nephew who has Asperger’s and he feels absolutely the same way about those damned tags. They got to go.

5. Feisty - January 22, 2007

Tightie whities: The choice of the mentally retarded or elderly.

6. Feisty - January 22, 2007

I would laugh if any man my age (27 or thereabouts) wore tightie whities.

7. daveintexas - January 22, 2007

OT: Bill Parcells just retired.

AND he didn’t cry.

Probably wears boxers.

8. lauraw - January 22, 2007

Oh, man. Do NOT get me started about the condition of my husband’s underwear when we were first married.

He never actually threw underwear away. He’d just wait until they finally dissolved in the washing machine. Socks, pretty much the same deal.

He has gotten much better but still won’t let me throw them away. If he sees one in the trash he rescues it and hollers at me.

“Laura! I don’t like it when you throw my clothes away. How would you like it if I threw some of your underwear away?”

“But mine isn’t all shredded. And how the Hell do you wear those, anyway? You gonna wind those three threads around your package, or what? I bought you two packages of nice new ones.”

“Don’t throw my clothes away.”


9. harrison - January 22, 2007

“Wear nice underwear, in case you’re in an accident or something.”
– LauraW

10. skinbad - January 22, 2007

Boxer or jockey?
You got something in a low-rise bikini?
Mesh, if possible.

Chicks dig me because
I rarely wear underwear
and when I do,
it’s usually something unusual.

11. geoff - January 22, 2007

Boxer brief. It’s the only way to go.

12. Rightwingsparkle - January 22, 2007

Oh, the boxer look is much much sexier. Briefs are for 5 yr olds.

13. Rightwingsparkle - January 22, 2007

Boxer brief is find as long as you have the body to carry it.

14. Rightwingsparkle - January 22, 2007


15. lauraw - January 22, 2007

as long as you have the body to carry it

I don’t understand this.

16. Dave in Texas - January 22, 2007

He’d just wait until they finally dissolved in the washing machine.

You say that like it’s a bad thing.

We prefer to think of it as “sweating the assets”.

17. kevlarchick - January 22, 2007

Boxers look good on a man, but I can see the advantages of briefs. My son went commando for many years as a little boy; I bought the kid some boxers, he thought they were shorts. Streaking problem resolved.

I like to sleep in boxers sometimes.

18. Dave in Texas - January 22, 2007


19. Retired Geezer - January 22, 2007

Briefs! I can’t stand the feel of boxers riding up my legs and bunching up.

I’m with Mr. Minority on that one. Also, the boxers I’ve tried recently have waistbands that leave accordian pleats around my midsection when I take them off. What’s up with that?
Do they have boxers with smooth elastic waistbands like the briefs?
Haven’t tried the boxer brief combo yet, sounds like that might be what I’m looking for.

I don’t like the fact that when you buy a package of briefs, they are ‘Assorted’, you can’t get 3 of them the same color/pattern. There is always one ghey color in there.

I usually wear Hawaiian shirts in the summer (all year long in Vegas), for 2 reasons; I’m a sloppy eater or I get paint/ car grease/ dirt on my shirt within an hour of putting it on.
Any solid color shirt is a blank canvas eagerly waiting for a stain.
Drop ONE Frito on your chest and you’re done for.

I like to think I’m pretty coordinated but I’m in denial about my Mexican restaurant chip and salsa eating skilz. I average 3 drips per meal.
And don’t get me started about popcorn at the movies.
Do they make Adult Bibs?

20. HayZeus - January 22, 2007

Boxer briefs or boxers in non-white flavors only.

21. BrewFan's - January 22, 2007

I wear briefs because…I’ve alway worn briefs. Now that I know only 5 year olds, retards, and the elderly wear them (ok, so an argument can be made I fit into two of those categories) I may consider something different. Maybe.

22. Rightwingsparkle - January 22, 2007

Well, geeze. It’s sorta like asking you guys if you like granny panties or bikinis better.


23. BrewFan's - January 22, 2007

It’s sorta like asking you guys if you like granny panties or bikinis better.

I can’t say because I can never find bikinis that fit.

24. daveintexas - January 22, 2007

Theorem in the form of a question: Do we wear what our moms put us in, or what we like?

25. Mr Minority - January 22, 2007

I don’t wear underwear to make a fashion statement, I wear them to keep Big Sam and the Twins from getting smashed, pinched or jean rash. All of my briefs are in assorted solid colors and no ghey pinks, mauves or salmons for me.

26. kevlarchick - January 22, 2007

I like those little boy shorts they make for chicks.

RWS, I wouldn’t categorize Dave, Brew, Geezer, Mr Minority, or Pupster as “5 year olds.” At all. They are all stallions. Snarling man-beasts.

I will withhold judgement on Michael until he weighs in, however.

27. The Comish (sic) - January 22, 2007

Boxers, unless I’m exercising. Then boxer briefs. I can’t be flopping around willy-nilly (ahem) while exercising.

28. Retired Geezer - January 22, 2007

They are all stallions. Snarling man-beasts.

Thanks KC.
Also White-hot Crimefighting Thugs.

29. daveintexas - January 22, 2007

Well, geeze. It’s sorta like asking you guys if you like granny panties or bikinis better.

Well dear, not to put too fine a point on it, I wondered if there was a female preference for the boxer look, i.e. “no bulges present, or minimal bulges”, versus the “oh look, I can see your stuff clearly outlined in those clinging briefs”.

But I did say keep it tasteful, so perhaps I’ve said more than I should.

30. Pupster - January 22, 2007

Hey, there’s a sale at Penneys…

31. composmentis - January 22, 2007

no bulges present

I first read that as “no bugles present.”

Boxer Bugle. Or, I have a bugle in my briefs.

Yeah, I need a nap.

32. daveintexas - January 22, 2007

Well, not to toot my own horn…

33. composmentis - January 22, 2007

I just threw away four pair of underwear. Three were boxers, one of which was black with red lipstick prints, one with some kind of jungle tiger print, and one with Taz’s face. And the fly was right where Taz’s nose would be, if you get the picture. My wife thinks it’s funny to buy me shit like that.

I just got two new packages of soft, all cotton Haynes, tagless boxers. Solid, dark colors. Nice.

No man alive should be wearing tighty-whiteys.

However, I do wear solid colored briefs when I work out or play ball. They keep my junk from doing any unnecessary dribbling and traveling.

34. Mr Minority - January 22, 2007

Well, not to toot my own horn…

Like, you wish Dude!

35. Mr Minority - January 22, 2007

They are all stallions. Snarling man-beasts.

Rarrrrrrh! By chance I happen to be a Leo too.

36. Bart - January 22, 2007

Briefs are for boys. Boxer-briefs are for the semi-retarded who like to wear something that resembles control-top pantyhose.

I made the transition from briefs to boxer-briefs when I was about 20. Then one day I realized how foolish and gay they looked and felt. I now giggle a the invention of the boxer brief and at how many men have fallen for this obvious practical joke devised by an evil corporate woman somewhere on Madison Avenue.

So you’re all thinking I wear boxers, right? No frikkin’ way. Boxers are ridiculously big. You might as well wear a pair of gym shorts as underwear. Well, I searched and searched and finally found Champion Button-Fly Boxers. They are a basically a slightly longer brief with open legs.

Unfortunatley, Champion discontinued making them. I can’t find them anywhere. I’ll have to make my 10 pairs that I have last for the rest of my life. Damn.

P.S. If you guys wear briefs AND tuck your undershirt into your briefs…

37. Bart - January 22, 2007

Colored underwear?

Are you guys f’n kidding me?

Do you blow-dry your hair, too?

38. Michael - January 22, 2007

Switched to boxers about 25 years ago and never looked back. I’ve been swingin’ free ever since. And they are all kinds of colors and patterns.

39. Lipstick - January 22, 2007

But doesn’t Batman wear briefs? On the outside?

40. harrison - January 22, 2007

The Recent Comments section at the top says, “Lipstick on Boxers or Briefs.”


41. daveintexas - January 22, 2007

psst. harrison.

ix-nay on the ecent-ray omments-kay ick-tray.

I’ve been laughing about that all day.

42. Lipstick - January 22, 2007

Very funny.

Oh crap, now I’ve put another one up.

43. Michael - January 22, 2007

But doesn’t Batman wear briefs? On the outside?

Of course. Over the tights, which are over the boxers. You don’t want your nads getting cold when you are fighting crime.

44. sandy burger - January 22, 2007

I’ve been wearing boxers since I was a pre-teen. By the time I’m retired, my nuts will be dragging around my ankles.

(Oh, sorry, did Dave say something about keeping it tasteful?)

45. sandy burger - January 22, 2007

as long as you have the body to carry it

Do you mean a big package or a nice ass? Unfortunately, the answer is a moot point for me, but maybe some of the thousands of people who lurk here will care.

46. sandy burger - January 22, 2007

As far as I know, I do have autism or Asperger’s, but I cannot stand the tags on clothing. It’s not comfortable having a stiff scratchy corner of tag-cloth scraping the nape of my neck or the small of my back all day long.

I usually tear the tags off.

47. sandy burger - January 22, 2007

Argh. I meant do not have.

48. Dave in Texas - January 22, 2007

I tear off the tags too. Hates them I do.

49. Rightwingsparkle - January 22, 2007

RWS, I wouldn’t categorize Dave, Brew, Geezer, Mr Minority, or Pupster as “5 year olds.” At all. They are all stallions. Snarling man-beasts.

Sure, snarling man-beasts that wear underwear like a five year old.



You are such a GUY. 100% testosterone! I love it!

50. lauraw - January 22, 2007


51. Elzbth - January 22, 2007

No tightie-whities, and definitely no speedos. I mean it!

52. Jack M. - January 22, 2007

Uhhh..I didnt see “banana hammock” anywhere on the list….

Not that I would know anything about them.

But Michael insists they are a valid 4th way.

And who am I to argue with that?

53. Dave in Texas - January 22, 2007

oh yeah, a freakin speedo.

picture a pear. with a rubber band around it.


54. lauraw - January 22, 2007

RWS, are you aware that Bart tapes three Epilady devices together and runs it over his entire body to remove all his bodily hair, every Friday night? The dude is disgusted by his own testosterone.

I AM NOT MAKING THAT UP. He said so, and he wasn’t joking. Ask him.

55. Mrs. Peel - January 22, 2007

Dave, co-ed dorm. You can’t spend six semesters in a co-ed dorm without seeing guys in their boxers.

Anyway, I think tighty-whities look exactly like panties, so I don’t find them at all attractive. Boxers used to be my preference until I was introduced to the joys of dating an attractive, well-built man, who does not need a ButtForYou.

‘Nuff said.

56. Jack M. - January 22, 2007

Mrs. Peel,

Hun..I thought we were keeping that a secret.

Now you’ve gone and ruined the surprise!

57. Mrs. Peel - January 22, 2007

Jack, all I said is that I know what tighty-whities look like. I didn’t say that you were the one who modeled them for me.

Now if you’ll excuse me, all this talk about underwear reminds me that I have some sexual fantasies in which to indulge.

(Actually, I just need to eat dinner, but we’ll go with that.)

58. cranky - January 22, 2007

Real men wear union suits. Make that wool union suits — year round.

Ya wimps.

59. Dave in Texas - January 22, 2007

Well. I am depressed.

What is this weird new interface?

60. Bart - January 22, 2007

Obviously lauraw did not watch this year’s World’s Strongest Man competition. If she did, she’d notice that they were all shaved down and looking buff. Even those steroid-eating-dumb-as-a-brick gorillas understand that the it’s best to get rid of a hairy stomach, shoulders, and ass.

Call it evolution, call it progress, call it whatever; people are no longer satisfied with ‘what the good lord gave ’em.’ Where does it say we have to walk around with hair on our bodies just because we are men? If it’s okay to shave your face everyday, why isn’t it okay to shave other parts of your body?

Pay attention, guys. Bart’s going to teach you how to be men.

61. Dave in Texas - January 22, 2007

hirsute is cute.

62. Rightwingsparkle - January 22, 2007

RWS, are you aware that Bart tapes three Epilady devices together and runs it over his entire body to remove all his bodily hair, every Friday night? The dude is disgusted by his own testosterone.

Well, that’s not hating one’s testosterone, that’s just being kind to the rest of mankind.

63. Bart - January 22, 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newsflash! The Tom Selleck look is O-U-T out.
No longer will we see hairy male models on the covers of ANY magazine in the entire world. Studies show that hair makes a man less attractive. Twenty years ago, we all thought it was great when a tuft of thick, wiry hair poked out from the front of a guy’s shirt. Not anymore; the bare-skin look is in. From now on, only nostalgia enthusuiasts will fondly remember the days when armpit hair was allowed to grow to six inches long. Welcome to the 21st Century!

64. Dave in Texas - January 22, 2007

granny panties

65. Anonymous - January 22, 2007

Call it evolution, call it progress, call it whatever

I call it queer as a 3 dollar bill. Do you wear pantyhose and get pedicures too? Tell me Bart, how was your relationship with your father?

66. doc - January 22, 2007

oops. Didn’t mean to troll and run, above was me.

67. Michael - January 22, 2007

I’ll confess to using a nose hair trimmer. Does that make me gay?

68. harrison - January 23, 2007

Does that make me gay?

That depends on what you used the nose hair trimmer on…

69. doc - January 23, 2007

If you have to ask, then yes.

70. Michael - January 23, 2007

You know, doc, I saw that joke coming as soon as I posted my comment. I just wondered who would be dumb enough to use it, and thus volunteer for the reeducation camps when the Lutheran Millenium begins. Turns out it was you.

*takes notes*

71. Bart - January 23, 2007

Yeah, and I moisturize my skin, too.

But you guys go on and walk around with one eyebrow and colored briefs, I don’t care. By the way, colored briefs = Underoos.

72. Michael - January 23, 2007

But you guys go on and walk around with one eyebrow and colored briefs,

That made me giggle like school girls on a field trip to the zoo who see the zebras fucking.

73. doc - January 23, 2007

Don’t want to talk about your father huh? Okay, how do you feel about this skin moisturizer. Does it make you feel pretty? Did you have an early childhood traumatic experience involving a big hairy man with one eyebrow, unmoisturized skin, and colored underoos. Where did hairy underoo man touch you Bart? It’s OK, you need to get this out. Go ahead and point to it on the doll.

74. Wickedpinto - January 23, 2007

I’m boxer briefs, don’t have the body right now, but will prolly pick it up in the next year (I move in cycles) The thing is that if anyone see’s me in my underwear, I’m either removing my clothes or putting them on.

So chicks REALLY need to chill with the “looks” of the underwear. If your man is walking around in torn up tighty whitey’s, He’s a man who doesn’t have a child, or who needs you to use your pimp hand.

If the only way you can rely on your mans junk not enticing the mailman/woman when he gets the mail without putting on clothes, then there is a very minor lesson of personal interaction he requires.

I personaly like boxer briefs for 2 reasons. They aren’t tighty’s, cuz they are designed to allow room for the junk in the front with other supportive material on the side. If your man at a moment shifts during a semi or some other silliness, then he will know he is outside of his allocated space, making him much more comfortable.

Also, when I move, I like to know “where I am” so the slight slide of the boxer briefs increases my awareness of my “chisai tomadachi” (little friend) so that before any other continuing motion following, I can correct, and make my little buddy comfortable once again in his own little cottage of cotton.

Really, it’s not all about you ladies.

(actually I’m kidding, it is all about you, but it’s also about “boku no chisai tomadachi” I like the fella he’s served me well. and we are attached at the hip, actually, BETWEEN the hips OH!)

75. geoff - January 23, 2007

Go ahead and point to it on the doll.

That’s funny – a friend of mine’s mom bought the “Teach-a-Bodies” business from the original owner. I put up a web site for them back in the late 90’s. One of the creepiest things I’ve ever done. The dolls were creepy, their use was creepy, and their ad copy was creepy.

Apparently they had a falling out over royalties, so the business went back to the original owner, who then sold it to someone else. I had nothing to do with their current web site, which is also…creepy.

76. lauraw - January 23, 2007

I really don’t give a rat’s ass if the Tom Selleck look is ‘out.’ He’s still sexy.
Most men have some bodily hair. It’s ridiculous to expect them all to primp and pluck like women. I like men the way they were made.

Are you going to start wearing makeup, too?

77. composmentis - January 23, 2007

Bart, I see your point about shaving off all your body hair. I guy like that could get a woman to do a lot of things with him. For instance, they could go to the salon together, skip hand in hand to the botiques to buy the same underwear, and she could be there for him, sitting by his side when he wakes up from his breast implant surgery.

78. kevlarchick - January 23, 2007

lauraw, so true. Scruffy man-beast is all good.

Should we tell Bart that blue eyeshadow is making a comeback? He probably already knows.

We have those anatomically correct dolls here at work; seeing them reclining in their beds with their mouths open is spooky indeed.

79. Mrs. Peel - January 23, 2007

Tom Selleck is incredibly sexy. Don’t make me link to the Magnum’s Bulge website again.

I do admit I like it when a man makes sure his eyebrow count is two, but he should stop there. Unless he has back hair. That should go, too.

80. Dave in Texas - January 23, 2007

I use a nose hair trimmer in my nose. And occasionally the ear. Cause it pisses me off when the barber spends more time on my ears than my head.

Mrs. Peel, they have co-ed dorms at Texas A and M Christian University now? Well things are going to hell in a handbasket there, aren’t they?

I wonder what the handbasket part of that expression represents? Convenience? Acceleration? I’m not even sure I know what a handbasket is… is it like that thing I get at the HEB when all I want is a 6 pack and some peanuts? Why am I talking like this? Why do you care? Why do I automatically assume you do care? What’s wrong with back hair anyway.

81. lauraw - January 23, 2007

Look, it’s time we all faced the truth: Bart represents a threat to our worldview and our very sanity.

Observe: “Obviously lauraw did not watch this year’s World’s Strongest Man competition.”

Dude. Dude.
The probability of me watching the World’s Strongest….I…I just can’t even conceive of it. This is what you point to as an example of grooming trends?
And do you honestly think women give a shit about hair on a man?

Let me clue you in: those surveys on what women like? Pure shit, my friend.
We like a guy who doesn’t ask for money and who can take us somewhere cool once in a a while, and to be looked after and be shown some basic consideration, and orgasms, and the man’s physical appearance kind of falls into place after most of that.
All you have to be is not a bog-beast, really.

And some women will even go for the bog-beast if he has enough money.

82. harrison - January 23, 2007

Well, maybe Bart IS a bog-beast and this his way of trying to fit in with humans. Can’t knock him for the effort.

83. Retired Geezer - January 23, 2007

The dolls were creepy, their use was creepy, and their ad copy was creepy.

Yeah, that big doll looks like Rosie O’Donnell.

84. Retired Geezer - January 23, 2007

and be shown some basic consideration, and orgasms,

I’m down wid dat.

85. Dave in Texas - January 23, 2007

what he said. I don’t ask for money, don’t pick my nose in public and I’m generous with the big O.

86. BrewFan - January 23, 2007

I’m generous with the big O.

You know Oscar Robertson?

87. daveintexas - January 23, 2007

Not that well, no.

88. Lipstick - January 23, 2007

Yes on the nose hair trimming, so we don’t have to stare in horrible fascination at that one hair poking out of your nose and moving around as you breathe.

And yes on the ear hair trimming. I see these older men walking around with what looks like a toupee stuffed in their ears. How can their wives/family let them run around like that?

89. daveintexas - January 23, 2007

heh heh. you did it again Lipstick.

90. Retired Geezer - January 23, 2007

You know Oscar Robertson?

Dave met him one time over at Hugh Jackman’s house.

91. Bart - January 23, 2007

Makeup? Of course not. I’m not a freak.

How can their wives/family let them run around like that?

Ask lauraw. She seems to think it’s A-Okay.

Re: the dolls
Weird. The nursing momma is just plain weird. Has it occured to anybody that these doll makers have the power to turn people into these cabbage patch dolls? You know, like those were once real people?

92. Retired Geezer - January 23, 2007

Bart said: Of course not. I’m not a freak.

But the first doll he checked out was…

The nursing momma is just plain weird.

Just sayin’


93. Sobek - January 23, 2007

This thread jumped the rails a while back, but in case anyone’s still interested in the underwear question, and just for the record, I prefer a fur loincloth a la the Beastmaster.

94. cranky - January 23, 2007

All you have to be is not a bog-beast, really.

lauraw, can you expand on the definition of bog-beast please? You ain’t slamming us Irish are you?

95. Sticky B - January 24, 2007

I grew up w briefs, switched to boxers during the baby-making years, and have now moved back to briefs. My dad told me that the cooler my boys were, the higher my sperm count would be, and that wearing boxers would contribute to the coolness of my sack. I don’t know that it worked, but we did manage to create two lovely daughters during that free-swinging time.

96. pajama momma - January 24, 2007

Boxers and I have no problem with hairy men. They’re like animal. Men that shave and/or pluck are usually too prickly to cuddle with.

97. Boxers or briefs, pt. 2 « Innocent Bystanders - February 1, 2007

[…] first post on this fascinating topic, I posed a question, which was my theory that most of us wear as adults what our moms bought for us […]

98. Fred - February 22, 2007

It is a pity to see that people nowadays think that vintage underwear are for kids or old people. A few decades ago, no man would have considered wearing sexy or good-looking underwears, that was for girls. When you were in underwear, you looked rather naked, now you just look less dressed. “Under”wears became just “wears”, from an appearance point of view. Boxer-briefs are very popular amongst teenagers, that’s a reason for me not to wear them. I’m adult enough not to care about what my undies look like. Some kid today should look at books such as http://www.amazon.com/Gentlemans-guide-grooming-Bernhard-Roetzel/dp/0760724989/sr=8-1/qid=1172147897/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-2862468-7436801?ie=UTF8&s=books to learn how to dress like a real (gentle)man.

99. AverageAlaskan - April 10, 2007

OK, Tighty Whities are a little over the top for “real” adults but I can’t stand all that floppin’ around in boxers — and Mr. Happy might just decide to come out to see his shadow! So I compromise. Boxer briefs or trunks. Both keep the boys in check and look presentable but don’t allow any exploration by you-know-who. I miss my bikini briefs but once you go past 40 you are not allowed to wear them anymore — hence the trunks and boxer-birefs.

100. Mike - April 14, 2007

Bart- I agree with you! Colored briefs are totally gay! I’m a tightie whities guy! Hanes and fruit of the loom for me!

101. matthew - October 18, 2007

I’m a straight male but I like bikini briefs. In fact I just got some Life brand string bikinis for guys. But I wouldn’t wear ’em if I didn’t work out & stay in shape.

102. Idetrorce - December 15, 2007

very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

103. Anonymous - January 19, 2008

There is nothing wrong with tighty-whities/briefs.

However, that does not mean that they should be either encouraged or discouraged.

I wear all 3 main types, boxers, briefs, and boxer-briefs. Depends on my mood. I usually think that briefs are the most comfortable though, of course pending what you’re wearing over them.

104. Michael - January 19, 2008

Depends on my mood.

So gay.

Who cares about your frickin’ moooood ?

Be a MAN and make a commitment. Your underwear choice should not depend on where you are in the menstrual cycle. MAKE A DECISION!!! Then wear the same damn thing, day in and day out, because that’s just the way guys are!!!


105. geoff - January 19, 2008

I wear all 3 main types, boxers, briefs, and boxer-briefs.

Wearing all 3 leads to unsightly bulges and low sperm counts. One at a time, my friend. Moderation in all things.

106. keith - January 21, 2008

I’m 35 and I wear whatever underwear my mom lays out the night before.

107. george costanza - January 21, 2008

The panties your mother laid out for you? What does that mean?

Either way it’s not offensive. It’s abnormal, but it’s not offensive.

108. Honorifiabilitudinitatibus - January 23, 2008

i wear boxers and the girlies all say im pretty fly for a white guy


109. chris - May 5, 2008

Depends on my choice of pants.

baggy jeans/shorts = boxer breifs
tighter jeans/shorts = bikini breifs (they don’t hang out the top of my pants)

oddly enough my wife prefers me in bikini breifs…

110. malcolm - July 21, 2008

i wear tighty whities/briefs because they r the most comfortble underwear ever made.(and for the girls u can any kind of underwear except forthe granny panties

111. Jake - August 13, 2008

BOXERS ! I like to keep my jewels hanging free. Boxers give you nice air circulation.

112. Tom - November 13, 2008

Boxers! I always wanted to have so traditional woven boxers like the boxers of Stafford by JCP. The real is the white 100% cotton one. Thanks to the internet it can be bought in Europe too.
The boxers mentioned above quite long inseam, not so short like the european types.
When I was younger I had tghtws and briefs as usual, but I hate them.I Switched to boxers when I was 18. I’m 33 year old, and still lovin them. Interestingly my girlfriend like to see me in my string bikini. I wear them only when I work out/play tennis or if my gf would like grab me in bikini.
Does anyone know similar woven boxers like the Stafford’s?

113. skinbad - November 13, 2008

Sorry Tom. I stopped reading at “see me in my string bikini.”

114. Lipstick - November 13, 2008

Yep. Me too Skinbad.

115. Sobek - November 13, 2008

I stopped reading at “boxers.” What kind of sick freak?

116. pervert - December 8, 2008

one word “Thong”

117. Anonymous - January 12, 2009

I’m wearing boxers now but considering switching back to briefs or even boxer-briefs. I hate how the boxers ride up my back and bunch. There’s too much fabric. There are just some fears I have:
-briefs are tighty-whities, nuff said, people make fun of you
-briefs may lower sperm count
-boxer-briefs are considered gay

118. Michael - January 12, 2009

-boxer-briefs are considered gay

So funny when comments come in a year late.

Anonymous, you are gay.

I can tell. My gaydar is never wrong.

Learn to accept yourself. Tell your parents. And just go with the boxer briefs if you like them.

119. Wickedpinto - January 12, 2009

“Don’t throw my clothes away.”


Remember that guys, only time you will see lauraw pretending that she is submissive while not hiding a knife.

Also, even a year ago, I think that this discussion was old, based on LauraW’s “Men and the women who love cleaning the shit stains out of their underwear” open post.

I said it then and got crap for it, “BOXER BRIEFS!”

I forget who said I was a coward for compromising, and I explained that Boxer Briefs are NOT a compromise, but rather an INNOVATION!

The Travelers are well cordoned, BUT! if one of them deviates from the route, you can still detect their location and retrieve them.

It’s the perfect society, 3 fella’s getting along, and reasonable contained, but there are contingencies if one of the stray’s.

Well, near perfect, now a boxer brief THONG would be an interesting invention. Like Parafin, I’m sure Michael and Dave will be early adopters.

120. Anonymous - February 9, 2009

I wear tighty-whities, what to it?

121. martin - May 17, 2009

ive been wearing boxer shorts since iwas 14,more comfy than briefs, but for school sportsi had to wear a jocksrap and a box for cricket,no boxers allowed,the jock was compulsory for pe football and crcket with the box,boxers are easier to wash and dry quicker nad my girl loved to see me in them and allowed me to get aroused more quickly ,she loved to remove them still wearing them now.

122. fiona - May 2, 2010

thanks For SharinG =]

123. mat - May 9, 2010

prefer boxer shorts,but for school sports its a jockstrap.pe football and a cricket jock and a box for cricket.and white nylon shorts.we can see each others jock through them.look good in a jock ,and i love boxer shorts

124. jockeyawesome - May 19, 2010

briefs! briefs! prefer briefs only–once tried boxers but feel very uncomfortable.

125. jockeyawesome - May 19, 2010

when i am lonely i wear briefs only–and when some one is around i wear boxers over briefs–and immediately remove them when i am again alone-! i never stay away from the bulging feel of briefs!

126. Anonymous - August 21, 2010


127. mick - January 19, 2011

boxer shorts for me.went for a massage and wore blue nylon boxers.soon became excited in them as she massaged my inner thighs up to my crutch,she likes the feel of the nylon as i do.but a jockstrap for school sports and a box for cricket.

128. Jackson - November 9, 2013

Blue Hanes boxer-brief

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