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Boxers vs. Briefs

This morning, I remember engaging in the age-old “Boxers vs. Briefs” debate some weeks ago with another male colleague, when I went out wearing my only pair of boxers under a pair of slacks. And for the record, I was (and still am) on the Briefs camp of the issue.

Without going into ehem, nasty detail, wearing a pair of boxers only proved my point that briefs offer that much-needed constriction during hard times, eliminating the need for a bag, a big notebook (as in Romy and Michelle’s Alan Cumming’s Big Notebook), or for this morning’s matter, today’s newspaper.

I remember several points raised by my straight male contender: boxers come in cool designs and patterns (now when did design matter for straight guys?), the front fly is much easier and convenient to use (without having the need to pull down the waistband), and crotch temperature is cooler, thus possibly higher sperm count (now when did this matter to me?).

I, on the other hand, raised these points: briefs prevent dangling (which with the right amount of friction may lead to yet another hard situation), briefs won’t bunch up under your pants (now, that isn’t so sexy), and that classic white briefs look so much sexier hugging a tight round ass (not that I am sexy, nor have ehem, ehem a tight round ass). A quick mind-review of the porn I have amassed seen over the years, reveal that close-to-zero percentage of actors (okay, remove the amateur-military-college-frathouse set) wear boxers. Well, wonder why?

A quick survey on my female colleagues that day revealed, to my horror, that they prefer their men wearing boxers. Not that this matters to me (or that Freudian lingo “what women really want”, haha!). But a quick Internet search said that boxers are easier to take off. Hmmm, don’t we apply the same precise swift movement of pulling the band down to reveal the jewels? Now this continues to boggle my mind.

While men continue to battle it out in the underwear department and this question continues to linger in modern pop culture, I’d settle with my so-called tightie whities or my occasional (brilliant hybrid) boxer briefs, for reasons known to any gay man. Send in the water hose and get wet, wet, wet!

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3 Responses to “underw(e)ar”


  1. 1 ~*galenlondeien*~ October 10, 2005 at 7:17 am

    Briefs look sexier, but boxers look more comfortable. If you were to ask me, I’d prefer nothing at all. Just kidding! LOL!

  2. 2 Shigeki October 10, 2005 at 2:01 pm

    I wear both depending on the occassion. When I have to slut myself up, briefs are way to go. Though I like wearing a pair of loose boxers just like you could get from J.Crew and nothing else in my place. It’s comfy. Really.

    But it really depends on which briefs you’d wear, you know. There are so many different cuts and colors. Low rise boxer briefs are happening now for me though. :-) Happy slutting up!

  3. 3 Mark October 10, 2005 at 3:30 pm

    Hi ~*galenlondeien*~! I gotta agree with you there on that “nothing at all” bit. You naughty, naughty girl!

    Hello Shigeki! While most of my underwear are briefs, I do have one pair of boxer shorts which I also like wearing around the house. I gotta agree with you that when it comes to “slutting up,” briefs are perfect, and if I may add, in either classic white or sexy black. Now talking of colors, errr… I’ve added a few dash of vivid ones in my closet (talk of orange, green, aqua, and even a low-rise boxer brief in harlequin print!) Crazy!


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