It is not just gays and metrosexuals that do not like the traditional, dull underwear for men. More and more men are looking to try something different when it comes to underwear, particularly what they wear when they are with that someone special. And believe it or not, they are being pressured to do so by that special woman in their life who no longer thinks that white briefs are the only appropriate underwear for men. (Related article: Women expect men to wear lingerie like them)
The market for men's underwear in the US until recently was flooded with ugly underwear. Men in other countries, particularly in Europe and Asia, always had more choices. So men in the US had no option but to pick what was the next best thing to do - wear a woman's underwear. This became even more common because the trend is pushed by women, who simply bought at a woman's lingerie store what they wanted their men to wear. (Related article: Men who like to wear women's lingerie)
So when Dave asks, "I was wondering if a straight guy can wear girls' thongs?" the answer is that it is simply not right to assume that only gays wear thongs. Regular macho guys wear thongs and many of them no longer limit themselves to wearing simple, monochromatic thongs. They are experimenting with all kinds of designs and patterns, including the ones that have traditionally been worn by women. (Related article: Metrosexuals can be real, tough men)
Based on emails that I have received from men that have tried women's underwear or wear it regularly, let me tell you that while they are OK to wear once in a while, they are not designed for men and do not do what an underwear is supposed to do. (Related article: Lingerie for men) Recently, a reader pointed me to a company called Bodyaware that seems to combine the best of both worlds - great selection of fabrics, styles, and patterns but designed for a man's body. Do drop me a line and let me know what you buy and how it works out.
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