Sexy Male Underwear

Boxers or briefs?

Boxers or briefs? A question most women will have to face sooner or later. Let's face it, unless your partner is a "new man" or a "metro"... he will be using the underwear mommy bought him until it is falling apart with tears and holes!

At some point in the line of your relationship it becomes YOUR task to choose his underwear. This happens sooner if you are fed up of seeing "Rudolph the red nosed reindeer" every time he takes his jeans off, or later if the last girlfriend had some taste and forced him to wear CK or DKNY undies. In any event, it will be up to you to keep your Romeo looking sexy.

The most obvious thing to do, before buying him underwear, is to ask him what he likes, as it might not be the same as what he is currently wearing. Some men, are very traditional and will not wear anything but their favourite type of undies; while others, more adventurous, will vary their undies according to the activity they are planning and the clothes they are going to wear. However, if your man goes for leopard print briefs, pretend you didn't hear him... or even better, look for another man!

Banned Underwear Commercial

Tommy Hilfiger Boxer shorts

Tommy  Hilfiger Boxer shorts
Tommy Hilfiger Boxer shorts

Boxer shorts

Most of us are familiar with the all-around-elastic shorts. They have the advantage of offering completely free leg movement. I am a fan of boxer shorts because you can find them in all variety of styles, materials, prints and designs to fit best your Romeo.

I believe they are the most flattering style of underwear. Most boxer shorts have an opening in the front. The opening can be closed with a button or left alone as the design allows for the material to overlap and fully cover the opening.


  • In an emergency if the guy has to run away wearing only his undies, at least they can pass as shorts.

  • They hide quite a large area so there is room for imagination.

  • They have plenty of room for nature's works.

Hugo Boss briefs
Hugo Boss briefs
Mark Wahlberg in Calvin Klein's
Mark Wahlberg in Calvin Klein's


The Jockey-style briefs appeared in the late 1930s. Personally, I cannot think about briefs without thinking about Homer Simpson! But having a quick look at the latest trends it appears that briefs are not that "bad" at all anymore. Brands like CK, DKNY, 2exist and Cin2 have made briefs fashionable and I must admit -with effort- sexy.

The classic brief is an underwear staple. If you're looking for the perfect brief to stock up on, start buying the 100% cotton essential that's super soft and easy to wear.

Boxer briefs

The original boxer briefs were made popular by Calvin Klein, with his impossible-to-miss advertising campaign with massive billboards with pictures of Mark Wahlberg in just a pair of boxer briefs.

Boxer-briefs are longer than regular briefs, but are fitted so men feel more comfortable: A compromise between boxers and briefs. They are mostly worn by the sporty man as they offer good support but look sexy. They look great in well built bodies.

For some great boxers briefs have a look here at Hanes Boxer Briefs 4-Pk-


My favourite material for men's underwear is silk. I think they offer style and luxury as they have a seductive quality. Any man who wants to attract attention with style and sensual details wants to slip into silk, a fun and sexy alternative to traditional cotton underwear.

You can find silk underwear in various designs such as boxer shorts, boxer briefs, bikini briefs, thongs, and G-strings.

The patriotic
The patriotic

G-String or Thong Underwear

Named after the G string on a guitar, it is a type of thong with a very minimal amount of fabric and a string-like appearance.

But, who actually wears these besides strippers? Does anyone actually know a guy who owns one of these? Well I actually know one... and I felt sorry for him. It was his birthday and his wife had the brilliant idea of offering him a swimming pool party. As a present along with the birthday cake she brought a red thong. Obviously everybody cheered for him to wear it, which he did to have a dip in the pool. I cannot remember which was redder, his face or his bottom cheeks ! So please, if you are going to offer one of these to the man in your life... do it in private!

Other styles

The jockstrap

The jockstrap was invented in 1874 in Chicago. They are also known as athletic supporter or jock. It is a designed to be used for playing sports. It has a wide elastic waistband that wraps around the bottom area and a protective pouch in the front can be fitted to hold an impact resistant cup to protect the men from sport related injury.

The Calvin Klein Tech Active Jock Strap, from the Calvin Klein Tech Active underwear collection, is a low-rise jock strap with a two-strap back made from a moisture-wicking stretch microfiber. With supreme support, this has a minimal design for all your gym, sports. From 24$

Scottish style

If you are Scottish or have Scottish ancestors, wearing nothing but a kilt and a smile can also be an option. This can be extremely sexy. Most of my girlfriends find it a turn on to speculate whether a guy is wearing anything under his kilt and every little glimpse under it seems to bring them into a frenzy!

What size?

This is actually the most difficult part about buying underwear for your other half. Sizes vary from country to country and from brand to brand. Also because of the different styles in pants today, sizing varies according to cut and designer. To make sure that the underwear fits the way it should and that you he will be as comfortable as possible, take a few minutes to take some measurements and find the right size for him. You'll need a soft tape measure, and believe me... this can be fun!

Boxers or Briefs

What do you prefer?

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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Oh Wow - it is hard to read this Hub at work (thank goodness for the minimization key.... at least for now!) LOL

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evemurphy 8 years ago from Ottawa

OOO LA LA!!!!! ;)

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Isabella Snow 8 years ago

Err.. now I have in image of Homer Simpson in briefs in my head. Thanks!!! ;)

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topstuff 8 years ago

I must rate up these

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surendra2007 8 years ago from pune

nice work...

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Ananta65 8 years ago

Hm, maybe I should consider asking my better half to buy my underwear :)

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Princessa 8 years ago from France Author

Stephhicks68: I hope this hub made a relaxing break time at work... or at least it gave you some inspiration for the day ;-)

Evemurphy: Ohlalala indeed!

Isabella: Sorry about Homer... try to think about Mark instead :)

topstuff & surendra: thanks for passing by and leaving a comment.

Ananta65: that is a very good idea... do not forget to start with the measuring, it might give a new scale to your relationship...

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Ananta65 8 years ago

As would wearing underwear that she actually likes to see me in (although I've had no complaints) ;)

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prasadjain 8 years ago from Tumkur

Your peculier ideas in creating hubs should be appeciated!

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Om Paramapoonya 8 years ago

g-strings for men just look so weird! I'd rather have my man go underwearless than wearing a g-string ;-) By the way, nice hub.

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Princessa 8 years ago from France Author

Prasadjain: thank you.

Om Paramapoonya: I'd rather prefer the Scottish style too! I think no man should be subjected to wearing g-strings... they look so weird...

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Ananta65 8 years ago

Going Scottish (without the skirt, mind you) does add some spice at times, indeed ;)

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glycodoc 8 years ago

I never knew that underwear could be so interesting - at least you have made it interesting. I will have to ask my wife about "going Scottish".

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Princessa 8 years ago from France Author

glycodoc: underwear -feminine or masculine- is one of the most interesting items of clothing... I certainly spend a fortune on it, it can make all the difference on the way you look :)

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Ananta65 8 years ago

... and feel, Princessa ;)

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Princessa 8 years ago from France Author

you are right Ananta65, nothing more luxurious than the feel of silk against your skin...

priyanka lunkar 8 years ago

why should men ever wear underwear they can as well go naked on streets. What do you say ananta65.

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guidebaba 8 years ago from India

Great. Now i am going to write on Panties and Bra. These Hubs are sure to get polular.

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Princessa 8 years ago from France Author

priyanka lunkar : Actually, a man wearing underwear is sexier than a naked man.

priyanka lunkar 8 years ago

i object princessa

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Ananta65 8 years ago

Naked? You haven't seen the weather out here, apparently *lol*

I think both have their own charm. A naked body can be quite attractive, as can a covered body

Priyanka Lunkar 8 years ago

i love it ananta65

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threesweds 8 years ago

Princessa, what a great hub, however you did leave out women's lingerie for men. I find wearing womens panties very comfortable, sensual, and exhilarating especially when in the company of women. My girlfriend and I go shopping together and we even have matching sets of panties and bras. I too dislike the traditional "tighty whites" cotton briefs, and ventured out into the nylon, satin and silks of womens wear. Maybe the Scottish are wearing panties under their kilts!

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mhei 8 years ago from Philippines

Love this hub! I almost thought of leaving my husband to go after Matk Wahlberg! lol! But after thinking multiple times, I guess i'll stick with my hubby and just pretend he's sexy. hahahaha! :-)

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Joshish dude 7 years ago

oh wow so hot in here

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Mezo 7 years ago from Egypt

like glydoc said :D

"I never knew that underwear could be so interesting - at least you have made it interesting. I will have to ask my wife about "going Scottish"."

lo0ol, no wonder shy most comments are from women :D.....

My answer is : BOXERS, of course...(comfortable is the word :D)


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Princessa 7 years ago from France Author

Well... it looks like from 142 people who voted here at least 62% preferred briefs!!!!

My personal choice? Boxers of course ;-)

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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

Tanga stye briefs, we live in a warmer climate!

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Princessa 7 years ago from France Author

oh Rodney, you are embarrasing me, a bit extravagant aren't you?

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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

I did not mean to give you a pimk glow on your cheeks Princessa, merely stating a fact of life, did not think I was extravagant, as I have my Tangas made for me, by a personal designer.

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Princessa 7 years ago from France Author

A personal designer? Now we are talking! ;-)

Underwear 7 years ago

You can find comfortable, cotton thongs at any department store, Target in particular. They come in every color and size. Any guy that says that he cannot find them, simply is not looking.

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Princessa 7 years ago from France Author

Thanks for the tips!

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LizzyBoo 7 years ago from Czech Republic

I love boys in boxers. They are much better for their friend. lol, great article Princessa. I madly love the video from the airport. Well done!

Tom 7 years ago

My wife asked me to try a thong a few years ago. I agreed a bought two pairs. I was surprised at how comfortable and supportive they were - far more so than the boxer briefs I had been wearing for years. I bought more and soon switched to wearing thongs and g-strings all the time. I love the fact that my wife likes me wearing them and couldn't wear anthing else now.

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Princessa 7 years ago from France Author

LizzyBoo: I really liked that video too!

Tom: thanks for sharing your experience of how and why you wear thongs.

Fi 7 years ago

I also like it that my man wears thongs although he already wore them when I met him - I didn't ask him to wear them! I was a bit surprised when I found out that he always wore a thong as not many men wear them (as far as I know!), and he's quite conservative. He mostly wears Hom Plume g-strings which are extremely skimpy but he has a good body and looks sexy in them.

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theirishobserver. 6 years ago from Ireland

Excellent Hub - well what can I say about this topic - I like boxers - thast all I am saying - this was a fun hub to read and perhaps I have learned something....

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Princessa 6 years ago from France Author

Fi: very avant-garde

Irishobserver: according to the poll only 37% of 258 people who voted wear boxers. Thanks for casting your vote.

Steve 6 years ago

I also wear g-strings. I tried them out of intrigue and immediately appreciated the support they gave. I also felt much more sexy wearing them. Not many men wear them but maybe one day they will become more mainstream - after all few women wore g-strings 20 years ago but they are very popular now.

I am a bit self conscuous when a new girlfriend finds out that I wear thongs but I haven't had a bad reaction yet. My current girlfriend was initially surprised but likes it and she's even bought me a few pairs.

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Mamelody 6 years ago

hahahahahaha I couldn't stop laughing when I read this as I've never actually thought about this before. Although I usually prefer my men in briefs.. Boxers are ok as well. Anything but a thong! I don't think tongs look good on a bloke unless he's a stripper or Borat! Nice one hun xx

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samraevan 6 years ago

First time that i've this site and i really big big blash o wow....wonderful for the cute ladies.. it's your time to relax beside the hub-window. heheheh

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Princessa 6 years ago from France Author

Steve: thanks for sharing your experience

Mamelody: ALways happy to make someone's day ;-)

samraevan: if you say so...

Gayboy 6 years ago

I like short thight lowwaist boxerbriefs.. It is so comfortable and looks sexy.. specially i love watchin men wearing those..

Kathy 6 years ago

Personally, there is no pic here for the way I like males to swim....naked if they are built like "David"

Of course, I and my girlfriends all will still be wearing a suit while the males are naked. OUR turn ladies!

Kathy 6 years ago

One question on the G String one. would there not be a chance that the male would "GROW" out of it? If he does, I want to be there to watch.

Kathy 6 years ago

I love that Banned Underwear Commercial. My husband would love that to happen to him and I know he would certainly turn around so all the women could see him but he would also want her to say one more thing before he did, he would want her to say, "SHORTS"

To be honest, I would enjoy that happening to him too.

Mary 6 years ago

@ Kathy "would there not be a chance that the male would "GROW" out of it:

I would love to see a man "grow out of it"

john 5 years ago

Why should you girls wear only silky under wear, if it makes you feel nice ,Why can't we do the same

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ajayshah2005 5 years ago from Mid Asia

Great hub!Thanks for such wonderful hub.I also use jockstrap,Boxers and briefs.

johnners 5 years ago

If a likes to wear a g-string why not . If he looks good in it and the girls like it go for it Does not look good if a guy is over weight

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