How I Discovered Lace

How I Discovered Lace

It wasn’t too long ago that lace underwear for men seemed really cutting edge and transgressive, but now I am frequently surprised by how many designers are making lace underwear for men.  As with all things underwear, Body Aware was ahead of the curve.  In looking at their web archives, I found them making lace underwear and panties for men 15 years ago, long before more mainstream internet retailers were selling them.

I probably discovered lace myself 15 years ago, but it took me quite a while before I bought any lace undies.  I am sure many men got into these things the same way I did, by trying on women’s panties.  And this was how I first starting wearing lace.  I would pull things from my girlfriend’s drawers and try them on myself.  Back in these early days, lace was of particular interest, probably largely because there was nothing like this for men back then (at least on my radar).

Maybe I’m alone in thinking this way, but I’m inclined to think I am not with these early experiments. My girlfriend’s lace panties seemed particularly sexually charged.  More than the other things I found in her panty drawers, lace seemed so feminine.  I also loved the feel of the fabric against my skin.  The soft, smooth and textured surface felt so nice to touch, and I’ve also loved the transparency of it.  Teasingly, good lace both reveals and hides in equal proportions.  And wearing something that seemed so feminine felt transgressive and exciting!

Well, a lot has changed since then.  I no longer need to try on my girlfriend’s panties.  Everything I found there that caught my attention are now in my own drawers, and freely made and marketed for men around the world.  The first time I bought some lace undies for myself was probably 8 years ago.  It still felt transgressive, and I kept them in the back of my drawer to hide them from my partner.  But I loved wearing them when I was home alone.  It felt subversive, exciting, and sexy. 

The semi-transparent fabric was feminine, but also masculine as there was no denying what lay behind those delicate floral patterns.  Slowly, I accepted them more for myself, and now have a partner that loves to share in these kinds of things with me.  Lace isn’t a large part of my collection, but I’ve kept some nice lace panties around for myself for many years now.  I still love the feel of the smooth and textured fabric on my skin.  If you haven’t given yourself permission to wear a bit of lace, I urge you to give it a try, and the Body Aware Lace Cheeky Short and Brief is a great place to start.  And if you wear lace, I not only hope you’ll share your experiences here but also proudly share it around.  It’s normal and healthy for men to wear lace and the more that we know this the better!

Signing off for now!


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Oh wow that story is exactly as it was for me. Always fascinated by womens colourful delicate lacy knickers, don’t know why it took me so many years to finally try a pair on but the feeling I got when I did was electric. I was hooked on and tried on every pair she had! When I opened up and showed my SO she was very aroused and also impressed at my confidence and now I have my own collection she loves to see me in. Lace is and always will be my favourite but I do love satin too. Considering trying out a bra soon! Love these blogs and the support from guys here!


I found lace briefs for men about 30 years ago in a store in LA. Been wearing ever since. Some guys who saw me in them were critical but the majority liked them and wanted to know where they could get them. Have discovered BA and XD and have enjoyed there many great styles.

Seattle Bill

I discovered a pair of teal/green lace panties in my panty drawer that I had purchased many years ago but had forgotten all about them. I put them on and now I remember why I had purchased them in the first place. Just like Brian mentioned in his post, I love the transparency in the fabric so much, that I removed the cotton lining in the crotch of the panty! Now, every thing is visable.
Hope you bring this panty back and hopefully in a lavender/purple color.
Thank you BA!


Just bought the Valentine brief, feels so good and naughty on under my man clothes, plus my boyfriend loves me in them!


Body Aware does it again! I too started with the women’s version and love the way they felt. So happy to have found Body Aware and their “manties”. So much fun! My partner is intrigued each time I receive a package! I cannot wait to show her that lace version! Wish they came in a few more fun colors!


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