- Fashion and Beauty
Men Feeling Feminine In Lingerie
Here's what will surely be a hot button issue - men wearing lingerie in order to feel feminine. Many of the articles written on the subject of men in lingerie have focused on the reasons for men wearing lingerie being things like the sensation of smooth fabrics against the skin, or simple enjoyment of the look. For some men, this is undoubtedly the reason why they wear lingerie, but for others, it's not. Many men who wear lingerie do so because they like to feel feminine, and some men who wear women's lingerie in order to feel feminine also choose a female name to go along with it.
Many of the men who do this, are, believe it or not, straight, heterosexual men. This raises several interesting questions, most of which I will not pretend to have the answer to. Being a woman, I would not presume to climb into the head space of men who have not shared such information with me, and men wearing lingerie to feel feminine (and admitting it) is not something I have that much direct hands on experience with (though I have suspected it from time to time).
However, in spite of my admitted ignorance, I am addressing this issue now because it is blatantly obvious that there are many men who are into wearing lingerie to feel feminine, and to ignore them would be both rude, and to miss an opportunity to learn. So, what ho chaps, let's get some (clean) discussion going on this topic, shall we?
I find it especially interesting that straight men desire to feel feminine, whereas women seem to not often have this issue or desire. It is very rare that a straight woman will go out of her way to find men's attire and get a frisson of excitement at seeing herself dressed as a man, to the point where she buys men's clothes and hides them away, and even creates a male alter ego for herself. I am sure that there are some straight women who do this sort of thing, and I know it is fairly prevalent in the lesbian community, but I haven't met any straight women indulging in this sort of thing, nor have I seen any strong evidence of any about the place, so I must therefore assume that the numbers are relatively small. We could conclude from this then, that straight women tend to embrace and enjoy their femininity, and do not wish to identify with the masculine, whereas on the other side of the coin, many more men are quite keen to embrace the feminine.
What is this then, the allure of femininity? Is it simply the power of the female as addressed in this hub HERE? Is it a desire to merge yin and yang together, to be a whole person instead of a half energy? Is it freeing to play the female, to be allowed to be delicate and helpless, to seek refuge from the rigors of masculinity which demands so much strength all the time?
You tell me.