I have to vent about something. It is part a society thing and part a personal thing. I have a friend who’s a beefy muscular build. Who is solid, not a bodybuilder, but not bad. He has a picture of him where you see a jock waistband in one of his pics. I asked him “oh do you like other kinds of underwear? Like bikinis or wear swim briefs?” He responded “Those don’t look good on me, I can’t wear them?” I was like WTF? So I asked him if he ever wore any and he said he hadn’t every tried them.

I was like how do you know you don’t look good in them if you have never tried them? I think all guys should wear what they want. Being a bigger guy myself I wear skimpy pairs because I love the fit. My friend let the societal norms enter his mind and he says to himself “I’m not skinny or ripped, so I can’t wear a swim brief.” I don’t know this for sure but I know we have plenty of readers who have told me they felt this way.

First, don’t listen to what society says guys should wear. If you did we would all be in cartoon print boxers. And no one, I mean NO ONE wants that. Or we would be in formless boxer briefs. Most mainstream men’s magazines rarely post about anything other than boxer briefs or trunks. It’s like guys can only wear these pairs or it’s “gay” or you’re not a real man. I say fuck that! One thing I love about UNB and our readers is we are so different in what we like and we love to talk about it. You guys make me smile on a daily basis.

Second, be adventurous and try new things. Even if you don’t think you have the body for it. Who cares? It all depends on if you like it. When I was younger had the body to wear swim briefs and bikinis. I wore them all the time. As I got older, yeah I”m self-conscious but for underwear, I wear what I want. If I want to try something I do! Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. But I don’t let others dictate what I should wear.

I hope you guys do the same! I feel like I”m preaching to the choir and it’s needed sometime.


Tim is the founder and editor of Underwear News Briefs. He has been an avid underwear fan since the age of 14! He founded UNB in 2008 and has continued to broaden his underwear love over the years

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