As a thong lover, there are many fun and flirty aspects to wearing one. From the way they hug you like no other pair of undies can, to the sexy feel, and lustful tease they can be. One thing I personally find attractive with thongs is sometimes accidental and sometimes intentional ‘maletail’ that can occur. For those who don’t understand what I’m referring to, ‘maletial’ is a play on the term ‘whale tail’ which is common when a lady’s thong is showing above her pants and creates that ‘Y” like shape similar to the tail of a whale. Not as common in guys, as not as my guys (unfortunately) sport a thong, so, the term ‘maletail’ came about.

Personally, I love the subtle tease and taunt that showing off a thong can offer. Many guys wear their pants low with boxers visible at the top. For some reason, this is accepted as ok, which I cannot understand. Yet if I wear my pants the same way, and my undies show, but my undies are a thong – it’s looked at a bit more salaciously.

That’s why I’m posing the question to you UNB readers? Is a MALE TAIL Classy or Trashy? Granted, maybe classy it will never be. But perhaps the right question is if you see a guy and he bends a bit in a way to lift up his shirt or slide his pants below their comfortable home on his hips… is that attractive of inappropriate?

I love the readers here, and expect the response to be skewed, which only makes me feel more at home among my undies loving brethren… but hope to hear what others think. Yes or No to a visible man thong?

Men in swim briefs or ‘swim briefs’ are far from a unique concept, especially in the gay community. Fit men, showing off their bodies, packages, and confidence are likely to be in most gay Instagram feeds. I have always dreamed of being one of these men. 

You see, there is something so effortless and intoxicating about a man in a swim brief. The summertime flirtatiousness that women have often enjoyed, paired with a visible display of masculinity was hard to deny. Of course, my love all things underwear did help! The idea that a man could wear lycra briefs out and about in the sun all day and be considered accept… well, sign me up! Just one problem, I’m sporting more of a keg than a six-pack.

I never looked like any of the guys I saw who wore swim briefs. I had purchased one here and there over there years and wore them under swim trunks, or secretly slipped into a quiet hot tub at a hotel pool when no one was around. However, the thought of wearing them confidently, in public, was out of the questions.

Dealing with my insecurities, and going through a challenge of support and struggling with body image, I can see now how this could have only ever been a fantasy. Well, recently – I had the ability to tackle my fears and insecurities at the most amazing and safe place… Provincetown Bear Week. With the comfort and support of the bear community, I knew I had my chance to accomplish a long-time dream finally… a swim brief tan line!

With several options packed, I made my way to the spirited enclave at the tip of Cape Cod. Aboard a ferry full of men of all shapes, sizes, ages, and colors – the week felt hopeful and exciting. For those who have never been, Provincetown (or PTown as it is commonly known) is quaint New England community which thrives on summer and sea breezes. Isolated with its remote geography, the LGBT community and locals alike have found refuge here as a place to be themselves. Added to this, one-week fo the summer is designated as bear week. Still coming to terms with ‘labels’ – as I don’t find many suitable, I do know the bear community to be more open and body positive. 

Happy to be in this most unique and positive vibe, I felt the strength to finally be the swim brief man I have always wanted to be. The first day, I had plans to go to the Provincetown Inn during the day to hang out at the pool. This is commonly known as “bear soup” – which I soon learned was a very fitting term. As the shallow end of the pool was wall to wall full of thick men drinking drinks and having a gay old time.

I arrived on my bike, in short shorts and a witty tank top. Under my shorts, I wore a cute Andrew Christian swim brief, complete with anchors in red and blue. Walked through the see of lounge chairs, I found a spot and was in awe of all the attractive men in their skimpy swimwear. I almost felt out of place in shorts. If I ever needed a push – this was it. The shorts came off, and my swim brief clad booty was exposed, my thick thighs on display for all to see. My insecurities still on high alert, but I soon received my first smile and then a compliment on my swim brief, and before I knew it… I forgot why I had been insecure. A few cocktails later, I was enjoying the cool temperatures of the pool and the comfort of my swimsuit. 

I could not have been happier at how I felt. I soon was wearing swim briefs without the shorts as though it was nothing. I always had found the swim brief and shoes look to be flirty and fun, and I was so excited to wear it myself. By the time the week was out, I had worn 6 or 7 swim briefs without repeating, and even purchased a new one from a shop in town. While I love shopping online, the thrill of going into a store and pick out a cute swim brief off the rack, and slip it on in the dressing room and then take it home was exhilarating! (It was a Jack Adams brand by the way and super cute and comfortable)

As well, by the week’s end, I finally had a swim brief tan line — the proof and sign of bravery that I laid out in my swim brief in the sun. No longer were my thighs pale and sad – they glowed with bronze like the rest of me, and my bum was proudly pale under the protection of the lycra.

Since PTown, I’ve found many opportunities to go out sporting my swim brief – from other bear pool parties as well as gay pools in my area. I have never felt so liberated and proud of myself. I am trying to avoid the word confidence because I still don’t equate my efforts to being confident. However, I feel I am proud of being myself, and that is cause for celebration.

So, to all of my undies lovers who are too nervous about wearing the swimwear you wish you could, take it from a long time fearful big guy… be yourself, and all that will be seen is that. I am who I am, and that is what matters. 

I hope you all go out and take advantage of the end of the season sales and get yourselves swim briefs for the rest of summer or your winter getaway! Or just an afternoon in your back yard! Be the brave person you are. I was – and so glad for it!Cheers to summer and tanned thig

We bought this pair for review. All opinions of the review are my own and were not influenced by Andrew Christian.

Rating: 9/10 (Average of the ratings below)

  • Fit: 9/10
  • Sizing: 8/10
  • Construction: 10/10
  • Styling: 9/10
  • Fabric: 9/10

Pros: The stretch fit hugs and feels excellent to me. I also really like how AC created a sexy cut to this singlet, with deep low reveals – offering a very hot look. The fit will be flattering to many shapes, which is something I find important to note.

Cons: While this is an excellent product in general, this pattern might not be my favorite. The $ theme is fun, but not my personal taste.

I am a long time AC supporter, as I find they have a wide range of products geared toward guys looking for a good fit and a large variety of styles. They take risks and offer new cuts and styles of men’s underwear and other clothes that are unique and sexy and comfortable. I love many of my thongs and jocks, and they are the first brand I found with a jock/thong – something I found very sexy and a unique combination. Singlets, in general, are somewhat new to me, but I was very excited to give this one a try, as it was my first singlet from AC and was happy to find they lived up to their standards. Personally, being a thicker guy, I fear a singlet (traditionally) to be unflattering and call attention to all of the areas I was self-conscious about. But happy to see this was not the case.

I have yet to wear these out and about, as I think they call for a special occasion or play date but will bring them with me to PTown this summer and think they might make an appearance there. In the meantime – I spend the afternoon in them around the house. As a big undies fan, I was not sure how they would feel, but I truly enjoyed them! Feeling the shoulder straps stretch and tug gently as I moved about was a fun aspect, and the fabric was soft and comfortable. Having them snug on my rear end was great for good booty look, which always makes me happy. So while not daily wear, fun addition to a gear night or other fun adventure. The rainbow colors also make them a good fit for pride events.

True to AC fashion, this is a well-crafted garment. It withstood very well during my wearing and moving about. Snug fit on me could easily put some strain on the seams, but no signs of weakness for sure. And it washed well without any pilling or struggles. I’d also like to mention the very comfortable fitted pouch. I believe this is the Almost Naked style AC is known for, and always fits right and shows off a significant bulge.

For me, I had on an XL, which many of my followers are shocked to see me in. But I find AC sizing to be forgiving to larger guys and able to accommodate us with comfort. I can’t speak to smaller sizes or fits but I know this one worked for me. Also, being 6’ tall, and new to singlets, I was worried about the shoulders being too snug – but that worked great too and fit very well. The biggest area of concern for me was the belly region, but with this cut, it falls right above the pubic area and left my belly free from impact on sizing. Same with the skimpy back, allowing for the sizing to fit very similar to a pair of AC trunks, rather than a traditional singlet. I was also worried about my thick thighs, and while a bit snug, they fit well – similar to any pair of AC trunks.

As a bigger thick guy, I have had a bit of fear around singlets in general. While they are incredibly sexy on other guys, and I enjoy the sporty aspect, they have scared me on the fit. I was most pleasantly surprised how well they fit overall and good they made me look. The cute thick edge trim and side details added a sporty vibe that really was an excellent addition. Best of all is the flattering cut and the attractive package and booty they gave me. I’d be very comfortable wearing this for one special partner or showing off at the right themed evening. Therefore, I’m happy to give this a 9/10 for my first review. Very recommended!

  • PAIR: Andrew Christian Dirty Cash Singlet
  • COLORS: Dirty Cash (Rainbow $)
  • SIZES: S, M, L, XL
  • COST: $29 (currently on sale to $14.50)

Hello undies lovers, I’m here to introduce myself as the newest contributor on Underwear News Briefs. I am excited to be a part of this community, as I am a life long underwear lover. Recently, I’ve been posting photos of me in my undies on Instagram and am so flattered and shocked by the significant amount of support I’ve been getting. Unlike most of the guys who fill up our undies news feeds, I’m a thicker guy – hence the ‘cub’ part of my name.

This week, I was honored to kick off my contributions to the blog by recording an episode of the Podcast, and I hope I can follow up here with a little get to know me session. As UndiesCub, I’ve been posting pictures in all my favorite styles of underwear – from thongs to jocks and briefs and more. It hasn’t been easy to grow my confidence as a ‘real guy’ sharing this side of me, but I’m really growing from the feedback and support and excited to keep up with it.

As I mentioned, I’ve always been into undies. I think from the Sears catalog men in bikini briefs, to the nearly nude models at Abercrombie, but mostly the hunks on the boxes in the underwear section of the department store. Those boxes, showing off briefs, and jocks and more just teased and taunted me! I never could understand the comfort or desire to wear boxers. I tried in high school, but I just never understood. Though not an athletic person – I did try a few sports here and there, just to have an excuse to own a jockstrap! Then, I acquired my first thong.

I remember it vividly, at JC Penny, the only one they had was a silly gimmick thong for Valentines Day. It was a month or so passed then and on sale for very little money. It was black, shimmery with red hearts all over it. I was so nervous when I went to buy it, it was wadded up in a ball in my hand till it was my turn to pay. I tried to act cool, and then said to the clerk – it was a gag gift. As soon as the transaction was done – I ran to the closest mall restroom and put it on. It felt great, and loved wearing it for the rest of the day. I think that’s when I was truly hooked on the fun and thrill of undies. Knowing I had this little secret on under my clothes – something special that was just mine.

Since then, I’ve grown a lot in my undies exploration. All types of cuts and fits, and with my different body shapes along the way – it can be frustrating at times. I also had moments of shame or embarrassment, and have thrown away a few great pairs of undies I certainly wish I hadn’t! But that is how it goes for some of us, and now my undies drawer is, and I’d love to grow it more.

Currently, my biggest brand collections are Andrew Christian, 2Xist, and Ginch Gonch. Between price (aka sales) and fit – they have all been consistently great brands for me and good for daily wear. However, I am looking to broaden my collection and can’t wait to see what brands I fall in love with next!

One of my goals with this blog is to share the experience of guys with different body types, and how they can feel and be sexy in ANY style of undies. I am tired of the views that bigger guys need to wear bigger, less revealing underwear. In fact, for myself -my thighs are thick, and I need to wear non boxer style underwear, or they will rub and bunch in such an uncomfortable way.

That is why for me, I’m a thong, jock, brief, bikini man. From skimpy to supportive and strapy to seductive. I love to play with color and fabric too. I hope to share my journey with all the great readers and hope you can find me as a ‘real guy’ to be a useful resource in the world of men’s underwear!