Skimpy Underwear with Parents, Family, & Beyond: A Conversation – Part 2
Welcome back to part two of our conversation with Bikinis ‘N Thongs (@BikinisNThongs) and JoMo (@leopardboy). This week we’re covering some question on bikinis and thongs with our families. Now on to the questions.
For JoMo why do you think your parents were so open to you trying thongs? Then for Bikinis ‘N Thongs and I why did we hide them from our parents? Did you bring it up to them before you got them yourself?
JoMo: I honestly think it’s because my mum is a reformed hippie and dad is just the most easy going guy in the world if we’re not talking about sports. They told us (my brothers and me) they would rather we be ourselves and safe than to hide everything and get into trouble
TBDrawer: I never brought my interest in trying bikinis or thongs up to my parents at all. I don’t know if I would of asked for them if I realized I could have gotten them locally or not before I had the ability to drive myself. Like JoMo, my dad is pretty easy going and probably wouldn’t have said too much. My mom would have been more likely to comment on things though she did buy the multi colored briefs, which I guess isn’t quite the same jump to the string bikinis I first bought. Guess I just figured they wouldn’t get them for me, since they weren’t the norm that males wore.
Bikinis ‘N Thongs: I never talked to my parents about it at all. They were pretty firm that boys wore tighty whities so I was afraid of what they’d think if I asked to wear something else. That fear was confirmed later they they found a couple of bikinis and thongs in my dirty laundry when I went home from college one weekend. (I usually did my own laundry to avoid the scenario, but mom insisted that particular weekend.) She was so disgusted that they took me back to school early that weekend and we didn’t talk for several weeks.
I purposely left a pair of bikinis in the laundry when I came home from college to see what my mother would say. She only commented something along the lines of those don’t look like they would fit you. Guess we had a variety of reactions when the parents found out our interest. We mentioned our mother’s reactions mainly, but did our fathers have the same reaction?
TBDrawer: My Dad hasn’t made any comments about my skimpies to me. He has to know about them, but I don’t know when he would have discovered them for sure. I know he has had to seen them in the laundry hanging on the drying rack when getting food to feed our dogs. I suppose he could have mistaken them for the wife’s. My gut tells me he has to know and really it doesn’t surprise me he wouldn’t comment about them to me.
Bikinis ‘N Thongs: Several years ago, I was moving and had all of my underwear in a few boxes, which apparently weren’t secure enough. My father grabbed a couple off the truck and one fell to the ground and exploded on the sidewalk leading into my new apartment building. It was, of course, a box of thongs. All he could say at the time was “wow….they have everything but lights”. My family stood around laughing while I scrambled to put them back in the box, totally mortified. He hasn’t said anything since, but that jokes gets brought up at more family functions than I’d like to admit.
JoMo: My dad doesn’t want me to walk around in a thong in the house which i think is completely fair but i have been swimming to lose weight fro over a year now and come home in just a t shirt and speedo 5 days a week and he honestly couldn’t care less. He does like to make cold water and shrinkage jokes tho.
Bikinis ‘N Thongs: Hahaha. Shrinkage jokes are fair game if you’re going to walk around in a speedo in front of family. ?
JoMo: I think so too
TBDrawer: So I shouldn’t be bold and introduce my family to my swimwear brief wearing??
JoMo: Treat yourself
Bikinis ‘N Thongs: You should, but prepare for some teasing. Hehe
It probably can be infer from past responses, but was the reaction from your parents what you expected with them learning of your bikini and thong interest?
JoMo: Not at all, i was internally screaming and waiting for judgement. Even though they are both relaxed I assumed it was not really normal and I wouldn’t be allowed.
Bikinis ‘N Thongs: Mom’s reaction was basically as expected. Dad’s was a little unexpected but I think that was because of the surprise of how he found out. Also, mom’s reaction was before I came out; dad’s was several years after. That could have had a lot to do with it.
TBDrawer: Guess I wasn’t completely surprised, since it was college that I introduced my mother to one of my bikinis. I did think she’d have a little more to say then how small they were. Glad I didn’t get shipped back to college like Bikinis ‘n Thongs!. Not surprised my Dad never said anything about them.
Are your sibling(s) aware of your underwear choice?
TBDrawer: I don’t believe my brother is aware of my underwear choice. He was in college when I finally got my first pair, so wasn’t much opportunity for him to discover them. If he does know, he hasn’t made any comments on them.
JoMo: I have two brothers and they are completely polar opposites. My older brother is the straightest butch tradesmen i have ever met and he saw the first bonds thong i ever got on the clothesline and went silent and was so awkward for weeks and asked our parents why but my slightly older brother (middle child) being a huge stoner was so relaxed and supporting that he went out and got his own to sh** my oldest up without a fight and he absolutely hated it “just quietly “ but at the time was super supportive and non judgmental.
Bikinis ‘N Thongs: I have both a younger brother and an older sister. They were both present for the moving incident so they know what I wear…..and participate in the “everything but lights” teasing to this day. Outside of that, it’s not really discussed.
Next week in part three of our conversation, we’ll be answering some miscellaneous questions on our bikini and thong wearing. Read Part 3.