How Does Hope Know What I (A Man) Like About Wearing Lingerie?
My secrets, revealed...
Men often comment on the way I am uncannily able to reach into the recesses of their minds and pull out little gems about lingerie only they thought they knew. They ask how I could possibly know these things. They ask and then I cackle and disappear in a cloud of smoke, like all true professionals.
It's a fair question, though I warn you, reading this article may be akin to seeing David Blaine hanging pathetically from some wires in the middle of a packed auditorium. Still, if you want to know how the magic is done, I have no problem telling you.
Some men think I can understand the thoughts and desires of men who wear lingerie because secretly I am one. I suppose it's possible that I'm secretly a man, but if so, I'm damn good at it. Good enough to fool my mother and the attending doctor at my birth good. Still, I did have a whole nine months to plan the charade whilst in the womb (most babies sit around knitting together cells and neurons and growing a spine, apaprently I was planning the world's greatest subterfuge ever.)
That theory aside, perhaps I am simply a crazed stalker of men who love lingerie. Maybe I'm behind the curtain right now, or perhaps lurking inside your wardrobe. Was that a creak you just heard? Don't go and check, like Santa Claus, I'll be heading up the chimney to escape detection.
The truth of the matter is far less glamorous however. The truth is simply that I've been listening and paying attention for quite some time. First because a man I cared deeply about was into lingerie and then because I came to care about the community of men who wear lingerie as a whole. The men who read these articles have fortunately not been shy about sharing their feelings and opinions, and so the understanding has grown.
Fortunately, I think the message is spreading, and I think men who wear womens lingerie and other forms of womens clothing will soon find that there are many women who also mysteriously understand the urges that drive them. It's not such a strange thing for a man to want to wear lingerie or womens clothing. It makes a great deal of sense on many levels. All it takes to understand it is a willingness to understand that a societal norm is not equivalent to some great gender truth. It's amazing what you can do when you open your ears and find a little compassion in your heart.
Also, I'm probably very often wrong, but sheer volume makes me right some of the time. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.