Are bikinis more acceptable for men to wear than thongs?
I’ve been contemplating a while if there is more acceptance of bikinis for men than thongs for men. My blog seems to get more traffic related to thongs than bikinis, which is what got me thinking. The blog may be a little more on the thong side, but thought I was getting a decent balance of both. At least both I feel need to be promoted and supported for guys.
Now the simple answer to the question I’m sure is yes. If you gave women the option of what they would prefer their guy to wear between the two I’d guess a majority would say bikini. If you asked a guy which they’d prefer to try, it most likely will be the bikini too. But in general is it really acceptance or just let’s say the picking of the lesser of the two evils in men’s underwear.
I do feel that thongs are seen as more feminine underwear than bikinis. Though it probably comes down to style. Some bikinis have a brief like look even the string bikinis with the elastic waistbands like Jockey carries probably are ones that aren’t going to get shunned as much. Now the styles I prefer (ones without a waistband) I think are probably farther down the acceptability scale or maybe it should be a tolerance scale. I wonder if the Jockey seamless thong has any credibility as a male thong with it looking like a brief from the front. Not going to be one on my wishlist to try even though I have heard it is comfortable.
In the whole scheme of men’s underwear I feel bikinis aren’t that much above thongs. Jockstraps most likely have more acceptance if worn for working out. Not sure about for everyday wear. I’d say bikinis and thongs are probably the bottom two underwear styles for men with bikinis in second to last.
In the end I wouldn’t use acceptance to compare which one wins out over the other. Society has put them both down as joke styles for men. At least we seem to slowly gained some ground of expansion with them both, since I started my journey into them. We also have some open minded women out there that like guys in them. Even ones that got their guy to try them. A little head way is better than none. Let’s keep up wearing them proudly and promoting them in the ways we feel comfortable doing so.