Mythbusting Men's Lingerie
Lingerie for men, men's lingerie, what is it, and what is it not? This article is written from the perspective of someone who has spent a great deal of time interacting with men who wear lingerie and listening to what they have to say on the topic. Many major lingerie manufacturers have started putting out lines of men's lingerie in recent years. This is definitely a step in the right direction, but they'll need to go a little further before they really start to tap into the full potential of the men's lingerie market.
For men who like to wear women's lingerie, most commercially available 'men's lingerie' often falls short of the mark in two respects 1) its just men's styles in a shinier fabric and 2) it's just men's styles in a shinier fabric. Men who wear women's lingerie do it because they like the sweet feminine styles and they like the way they feel when they know that they are wearing 'women's clothing'. Making a pair of jockeys in satin might go some way to satisfying men who wear lingerie for the pure sensation (I personally surmise that this is a rather small portion of the male lingerie wearing community), but they do not do much for men who want to break taboos, push boundaries and generally wear women's clothing.
Men's lingerie therefore tends to be the reserve of men who have no desire to wear women's lingerie but prefer a more flamboyant style of underwear, and men who do want to wear women's lingerie, but fear censure from loved ones if they show up in lace trimmed bikini panties with a mesh front panel.
Some manufacturers, such as Manties.net have made a move to create women's lingerie for men. It's not truly women's lingerie because its simply designed to emulate some women's styles but in a fashion that fits the male frame. Manties are a hit with men who are on the larger side and have trouble finding pretty panties to fit, as well as men who really like to wear fantasy panties. Manties are extremely frilly and feminine underwear, ironically far more feminine than most women's lingerie.
The moral of the story? At the end of the day there isn't really men's lingerie or women's lingerie, there's just lingerie, and men who wear lingerie want to be able to wear the same styles, cuts and fashions as women do.