The Age Old Question: Boxers or Briefs?
How many times have you heard the question boxers or briefs? Do people think those are the only two option out there for guys? Or do they group basically everything that isn’t boxers under briefs? Really this question doesn’t give the asker a very good sense of your underwear unless you answer boxers, since they can’t really encompass another type of underwear. Boxers just say you like to hang free. Now if you answer briefs that should lead to more questions, since the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines briefs as “short snug pants or underpants.” But I’ve never heard anything else get asked. The asker just assumes you must like to wear boring tighty whitie briefs.
People should know there is a lot more choices out there besides tighty whities and boxers. So to those that ask the question, next time you ask boxers or briefs and the guy answers briefs, ask what style of briefs? Or better yet make your first question open ended like “What kind of underwear do you like to wear?” You might get into an interesting conversation if he really isn’t a boxer, boxer brief, or tighty whities wearer.
Maybe next time someone asks me that question I should say neither and see where it leads. I wouldn’t group bikinis and thongs under briefs. When I hear briefs I think of the stereotypical tighty whities. I know there is more to briefs than that; like other color options, different rises, and more fashionable version than Hanes and Fruit of the Loom. I’m sure most people think of the same thing as me though. It’s sad that a lot of people think there is only a select few options for us guys. And even sadder that some people think that is only what guys should wear. I’m glad I discovered the real world of men’s underwear and can express myself with them and feel sexy in them just like the women can. When will we get out of the dark ages of men’s underwear?