Snug vs. Loose Underwear (or Commando): What Differences In Comfort And Energy Do You Feel? Or Is Your Concern Solely For Appearances?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 09, 2016 1:27 PM GMT
    I usually wear briefs when I golf, bike, or am wearing trim dress trousers. Baggy boxers under loose cargo shorts the majority of the other times, here in the Florida heat.

    Yesterday I noticed again that I sorta feel more energized or athletic with the briefs, more up for physical activity. Not tight ones, just enough to hold me up and in place. But then I return to boxers cause I like the free feeling, and certainly the coolness.

    I suppose the connection between athletic activity and briefs is obvious, that's the way I've been doing it all my life. And still prefer an even snugger jock for the gym that includes fast walks on a treadmill (I can't even really jog anymore).

    What's surprises me is this perceived energy boost with the briefs. Is it purely psychological with me? Some actual physiological basis for it? A bit of both? What do you guys experience?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 09, 2016 3:17 PM GMT
    No briefs or boxers briefs for me , cannot stand to be tight down there , i need to feel free ..
    Boxers when i am working , freeballing at all times when outside of work , i am liking my comfort ...
  • Destinharbor

    Posts: 4433

    Sep 09, 2016 3:27 PM GMT
    Prob associative. I like boxers at all times except in the gym where I freeball it. if the workout pants or shorts come with a liner, I cut it out. Same with bathing suits. No liner. I think your balls are perfectly adapted to seek the temp they like best. Who am I to argue with my nuts? The one exception I would make if I was a big biker like you would be on those long rides. Prob still not great for your nuts to get that overheated but better than crunched. (Well, crunched can be fun, too, but that's a different kink....)
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 09, 2016 3:59 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    Prob associative. I like boxers at all times except in the gym where I freeball it. if the workout pants or shorts come with a liner, I cut it out. Same with bathing suits. No liner. I think your balls are perfectly adapted to seek the temp they like best. Who am I to argue with my nuts? The one exception I would make if I was a big biker like you would be on those long rides. Prob still not great for your nuts to get that overheated but better than crunched. (Well, crunched can be fun, too, but that's a different kink....)

    Thanks. I'm considering that possibility. That's why I solicited input here, because I'm not sure myself, and curious.

    I often cut out the liner in my bathing suit. Factors include whether it'll be used mostly for beach lounging. I rarely go in the ocean now, too polluted and risky. Will it be worn for private pool dips with a mixed crowd? (With all gay men we'll likely go suitless, so a moot point) If it does get wet, will the fabric without the liner become semi-transparent?

    As for biking, I can wear boxers around town. Even my sandals, since for local use I swap out my clipless pedals, that require cleated bike shoes, for platform pedals with clips (cages). But long rides are tough, so bike shorts have a padded "chamois" in the crotch area, nowadays of foam or gel.

    Problem is I can't wear tight bike shorts, that are lycra-like compression shorts. The circulation problems in my calf areas mean I'm actually supposed to wear compression hose down there. Compressing my thighs higher up could be a disaster.

    So my solution is to wear the least-baggy mid-thigh black gym short I can find. For underneath I discovered a US company that makes biker briefs with a padded chamois. So for longer rides I'm actually wearing a specialty biker brief, not your standard store brands.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 09, 2016 6:20 PM GMT
    Boxers give me a woodie so briefs are safer for me. Although my standard sleepwear is a pair of boxers and socks for the feet.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 09, 2016 6:30 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidBoxers give me a woodie so briefs are safer for me. Although my standard sleepwear is a pair of boxers and socks for the feet.

    Nocturnal woodys are the reason I began sleeping "bottomless" in my teens, and I still do. The discomfort from their confinement in briefs could wake me up.

    Boxers are certainly more comfortable for sleeping than briefs. But I still find wearing nothing to be the most comfortable solution. And no waistband marks on my skin in the morning.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 09, 2016 10:25 PM GMT
    Athletic shorts for sleeping and boxers for the waking hours. Had a boxer-brief phase and don't mind them, but haven't worn briefs since childhood -- too restricting. Haven't noticed any differences in "energy", though...
  • ANTiSociaLiNJ...

    Posts: 1116

    Sep 09, 2016 11:19 PM GMT
    Why do people sleep with any clothes on? Nude is the way to go.
  • DannyLugo

    Posts: 59

    Sep 10, 2016 12:14 AM GMT
    Boxer briefs @ work,public,etc.
    None @ home & during D 100+ degreez of Texas:-)
    Cotton undies. Cotton breathes. I sleep naked:-)
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 10, 2016 12:33 AM GMT
    ANTiSociaLiNJUSTICeWarior said
    Why do people sleep with any clothes on? Nude is the way to go.

    Well, that's what we often do in Florida. Or I'll wear a T-shirt because I'm prone to a stiff neck and shoulders if they get chilled.

    But up in North Dakota in the winter I wore a long-sleeve knit nightshirt. Yes, you can still find them. No underwear, just the long shirt. Again because of stiff muscles. To conserve energy I kept the temperature in the 60s at night. Lovely to cover up with a heavy goose down comforter. And I sometimes used a whole-mattress heating pad, basically an electric mattress cover.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 10, 2016 1:47 AM GMT
    Cough, cough, cough, vomiting.
  • Dynamo_spark

    Posts: 224

    Sep 10, 2016 7:24 AM GMT
    I prefer stretchable snug fitting boxers. Holds the package snug
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 10, 2016 7:54 AM GMT
    I feel weird if I don't have my underwear on.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 10, 2016 1:11 PM GMT
    ricky1987 said
    I feel weird if I don't have my underwear on.

    When I wear my baggy boxers I get no support, feels about the same as commando. But I consider them a sanitary liner inside my street pants, a liner I change daily for a fresh pair. That way I can possibly get a few more wears from the outer pants without washing or dry cleaning them. The thought of going commando and wearing the same pants more than once is revolting to me.

  • WestCoastJock

    Posts: 461

    Sep 10, 2016 7:26 PM GMT
    God_Said saidCough, cough, cough, vomiting.


    Yes. TMI.