Masculinity in Men’s Underwear – What is it?
We all love men’s underwear. Each of us has our favorite styles, colors and fabrics. Underwear really is a personal experience for each guy. I think this is why we have such a passion for great underwear. We get to wear what fits us the best and makes us feel sexy as hell!
I got thinking of Masculinity in underwear after a talk with Andy (an interview coming out soon). He’s Leather Title holder and wears lace. I won’t go into all we talked about, but it is going to be a great talk! Our talk lasted about an hour. To coin a term used today “He gives no fucks” in what he wears.
Masculinity goes beyond lace. It centers around fabric, styles and colors. Society has told us what a man should wear. It shouldn’t be this and it shouldn’t be that. It should only be in this narrow defined category. Outside of that, some people will wonder if you’re light in the loafers.
Luckily, we are in a time that is changing. In the late 2000’s the color pink came into the world of men’s underwear. It took the industry by storm. Guys couldn’t get enough pink. Before this time, pink was not a color that mainstream companies would use for underwear. It was considered a color that was only used in women’s underwear. Now, very few give it a second thought about wearing or using pink. Other colors have started to come into men’s underwear as a result. Pastels, purple, and others considered on the feminine side are being produced every year.
Next is fabric. Not just lace but other fabrics are considered not manly. Silk was only to be used in boxers. While satin was not to be used at all. It had to be 100% cotton. Anything outside of that was a no no. We are shattering those rules. Satin underwear can be super sexy. Brands like BodyAware are showing just how sexy. I think I have seen underwear in just about every fabric combination. Brands like Gregg Homme and Pistol Pete are always playing with new fabrics to give guys more options. And let’s not forget Mesh. I could go on for hours about mesh! But I won’t!
Lastly is styles. This is a debate we still have going on today in mainstream society. Guys should just wear tights whities, boxer briefs or boxers. Anything that shows off the bulge, is a different cut or sexualizes a guy is not tolerated. Thongs are showing a up swing in popularity. This is across the board and not just for the gay market. Yet, for many of our straight underwear brothers, they are in the underwear closet. They get labeled “gay” or “fruity” for liking the fit and comfort. The same is said of bikinis or anything that is smaller than the “norm.”
I’m making a bold statement and saying that all men’s underwear is masculine. That is underwear that is designed for men and accommodates their assets (for a lack of better word). Yes, certain styles may not fit society or our own ideals of Masculinity. Just think, maybe for that guy who does wear them thinks its masculine.
Each of us has our own definition of masculinity. Mine is “a guy doing what he wants that empowers him and makes him feel great.” We need to all band together and fight the male underwear double standard. Wear what you feel great in, and pardon my language but “Fuck anyone who doesn’t agree.” We will explore this topic a lot more!