Celebrate Diversity!

When you were in high school or college did people ask you that ridiculous question?  Boxers or briefs? And remember all those magazine articles for both men and women that attempted to interpret your character and skills as a lover based on your choices of these two things?  At that time if you answered briefs it meant tighty whities, which had a whole layer of stigma and ridicule that came with them.

Well if asked that question today, boxers or briefs, I for one am happy to answer this question by saying both or neither and everything in between.  Indeed, each day is a new day, and I love to have a broad selection of underwear to match the moods of different days. Having a great diversity of choices in your underwear drawer, as far as I am concerned, is just as important as diversifying your diet, exercise or music choices.  Diversity matters, and makes for a healthier lifestyle.

While I always found the boxers or briefs question flawed and annoying, I do believe underwear can be a great resource for self-expression.  I like to have a lot of variety in my underwear drawer because I think of myself as a dynamic person, with many different moods and feelings.  And each day I do choose underwear as a reflection of these different parts of myself, and truth be told I will often change underwear during the course of the day as a reflection of the evolving day itself.  With this in mind, I thought I’d say something about the different choices I have in my drawer and the kinds of things they do and say for me.

Bikinis: Bikinis are my basic underwear.  They are sleek and comfortable and come in so many varieties of fabrics and colors.  They are contained and simple but can also be bold and sexy at the same time.

Thongs: In many ways, thongs are the most expressive underwear choice for me.  They are bold, confident, and sexy. Thongs make me feel more self-aware and assertive.  All said and done, I think you have to be a confident man to wear thongs, and I think those that say otherwise are revealing more about themselves than those of us who like to wear them.

Briefs: While I do have a couple of pairs of trunks, briefs are the most conservative underwear I own.  I consider this choice to be largely logistical – when I am doing hot and dirty work around my house or garden, briefs just seem like the most practical option.

Mesh/sheer:  Mesh and sheer undies are really fun to wear too!  The color and kind of fabric determine a great deal about these, but they are ultimately a great way to tease and tempt.  Mesh and sheer fabrics make me feel fun and flirty but also lets everyone know that you are unashamed and adventurous.

Pouch enhancers: Sometimes you just gotta show what you got, and that little extra lift can be just the thing.

Lace:  I do like to keep a couple of lace options in my drawer, for a special kind of occasion.  It seems strange to me that a fabric can be gender-specific, but the association of lace with the feminine is hard to shake.  But you know what, I’m okay with that. Masculinity is a dynamic, complex and wonderful thing, and as we all become more aware of gender as a spectrum of identity, I think we can all understand that feminine and masculine are not singular things.  And I embrace my own feminine side. I also like that lace feels a little transgressive and daring.

What do you all think?  What does your underwear say about you?  How do you decide what to wear?

Signing off!



Celebrate diversity! It’s the differences that other people have amongst our society that help us grow as a society! Extending this to your underwear drawer is a positive thing! Being a straight man, I love spicing it up with Body Aware manties! My partner loves it too! Like Tangas a lot but switch between many of the Body Aware styles to mix it up and keep it interesting! Love the way Body Aware feels and makes me more confident and sexy!

Scott August 07, 2020


I primarily wear thongs. I enjoy the sexiness of them. I wear suits most days and like to know I’m also wearing something that makes me feel good about myself. I like having a secret.

I actually switched to things as I hate the pressure of fabric around my legs. Briefs, bikinis and boxer briefs all feel like they are constricting my legs. Even tried boxers but they tend to bunch up at times around your legs near your crotch. Anyway, great products, beautiful models, and a nice group of guys on this board.

Mark September 19, 2019

I love wearing sexy underwear! Have worn sexy jocks, thongs, briefs and boxers! Have lace boxers and lace Jockstraps. I probably have over two hundred different items… all unique and all sexy. Have actually had guys in the locker room compliment me. My 9 inches always gets me attention, but my underwear brings it home!

Ramie September 12, 2019

I really love wearing all your different underwear, I especially love wearing thongs, it’s a real turn on, I love your photos of the hot male models wearing skimpy underwear!!! Hot

Mark September 09, 2019

I am happy to be heterosexual and live that we men have all the options that our female companions have always had. My daily wear is a thong because I like the support without the feeling of creeping on my cheeks. Over that I like to wear tight boxer briefs to keep my legs from rubbing on my shorts/pants. My new favorite is the Brazilian lace brief by BA/XD. The look and feel is the best of all worlds! As for material, satin is my favorite!

Fred September 08, 2019

I love diversity in undies
4 yrs ago i made the switch to full time panties
I have women’s underwear in all styles and shapes for when i want to express my femme side
But i also have lots of xdress undies too
I love all styles and wear different styles depending on my mood
Thong sexy time tight jean time
Lace daring femme time
Tanga flirty time
Its all good and makes me feel free!

Stevie September 08, 2019

I really love wearing all your different underwear, I especially love wearing thongs, it’s a real turn on, I love your photos of the hot male models wearing skimpy underwear!!! Hot

Mark September 07, 2019

I like a tanga. That is how I first found the BA site.I also like a bikini brief and of course a thong. Boxers are only for sleepwear for me. I always try to have low rise and short inside leg.

Brian M September 07, 2019

Just my thought. Nobody should see what you wear under your clothes unless you let them. I wear briefs,tangas,thongs. I even wear woman’s too.

Bill September 07, 2019

Great article Brian! I’m much like you! I have fabrics and styles that rival my mood & personality for the day! I cross the intimates line, by also grabbing underwear/intimates from other female retailers, and why shouldn’t I! Masculinity is important, but having a good understanding of my feminine side that secretly awaits someone under my clothes, is daring also! I greatly enjoyed your viewpoint on the lace! I so agree. Lace is transgressive and daring! Cheers to that!

Grady September 07, 2019

So proud tb a member of this group of gay guys.

Day Smith September 07, 2019

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