When you think fetishewear you think of rubber or leather looking gear. Or it could be super skimpy underwear in lace. We each have a different vision of fetishwear. One thing in the fetish world that seems so have taken off lately are harnesses. When I think about a harness, it brings images of a leather store and getting fit in the gear. Not something that you easily buy off the rack. Also, you think of a certain guy in a harness, the uber masculine daddy type.

Well that image is no more. There are a ton of underwear companies coming out with harnesses. They are much cheaper than the leather ones and come in many more styles. When these items came out I didn’t think they would catch onto a wider audience. They were kind of novel and seemed interesting that underwear companies would produce them.

Now, there are more underwear companies making them. I think SlickitUp was the first to really embrace the harness. Then companies like 4Hunks Gear, Andrew Christian, Marco Marco and more started to put them out. It made me take notice.

The gay world is quite familiar with harnesses. Speaking from my own experience I have had a few over the years. These new ones really interest me. First, I like these because they don’t need to be sized. They are made out of elastic and can fit various sizes. Next, the the designs are pretty cool. You can do more with elastic and spandex over leather. It can get into shapes that leather can’t do! Lastly, it’s good for guys to step outside of their comfort zone and have fun.

My one question was would the straight audience catch on to the harness. I’m not talking about the kink couples but mainstream couples. Many guys still have issues wearing “fun” pairs to bed, I don’t know how a guy coming to bed in a jock and harness would go over. I’m curious as to what you straight guys think of harnesses. Are they something you would wear or something you don’t get.

NOTE: Picture by 4Hunks


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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