He Wore Lingerie, And He Liked It
You see what I've done there, don't you? Months after a popular song about kissing girls came out, I've finally gotten around to sort of satirizing the title in such a way as it relates to men who love lingerie. My finger, it is always on the pulse, I tell you.
Much like Katy Perry with her lyrics about exploring the mouths of her gender and finding the experience a fairly positive one, we like to talk about men who explore the underclothes of the opposite gender and who likewise, find the experience a positive one.
How many men fall into this category? We can only estimate, but I can tell you that several thousand men read these articles every day (over 9,000). What does that mean? It means that there are plenty of men who once wore lingerie, discovered that they liked it and were then stuck with the sticky question of how to integrate it into their everyday lives without anyone judging them negatively.
Unfortunately, unlike Kate Perry, who almost everyone agreed, had the undeniable right to kiss girls and like it, the same leeway is not often extended to men who like lingerie by wider society. Now admittedly, if you live in the UK, Germany or Australia, you have an easier time of it than your counterparts in say, the USA and Saudi Arabia. (Although it's no doubt very easy for Arab men to get away with wearing lingerie given that they're effectively wearing flowing dress style garments a great deal of the time.)
Still, wearing lingerie is a fun and enjoyable past time for hundreds of thousands of men regardless of whether society embraces the idea or not. In fact, plenty of men rather enjoy the fact that society does not like it. You see, like the rebellious young Miss Perry (who I hear, is set to marry outrageous rapscallion, Russel Brand), some men who like to wear lingerie also like to challenge the status quo, break taboos and generally rebel against the world. Lingerie allows them to do all that whilst calmly sitting at their computer terminal and typing out TPS report cover sheets.
It's brilliant really, turning disinterest and occasional disdain into a rush that cannot be beat. Would your boss fire you if he knew you were wearing panties whilst in the possession of a Y chromosome? Maybe. What would all the office ladies think if they knew that your lingerie collection was far finer and larger than theirs ever could be? Would they be jealous? Envious? Intrigued You may never know, and that, right there is all the fun. For a man, wearing lingerie can be as much of an illicit joy as being a girl who kisses another girl.