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Men in Panties: A Basic Guide to Panties

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How to Wear Panties as a Man

Now that you've decided to wear panties, it's really time to learn about them. Women's underwear is a strange new world. There are a multitude of fabrics, textures, and cuts to learn about, and you're going to want to learn about most, if not all of them. Here are three types of panties you might encounter.

A full brief underwear

A full brief underwear

Types of Underwear


A thong can be very sexy, indeed, if you like the "whale tail" effect. If worn lower, a thong is virtually undetectable, which can be a huge bonus for the Man in Panties who would rather not have VPL (that's visible panty line to the uninitiated) at a business meeting, or in the auto shop, or wherever you might happen to work. Of course, if you spend a lot of time bending over, you may find that the thin strip of material rubs unpleasantly between the cheeks, causing chafing and redness.

Bikini Cut

Bikini cut is a popular, simple but sexy cut. Rising high on the hips and leaving a little of the buttocks exposed, the bikini is a good look if you want to try something a little more adventurous without going overboard.

Full Brief

For those say when you just want a little more coverage, a full brief covers the entirety of the buttocks. The full brief may appeal more to the older man, or you could perhaps wear a full brief when you want to feel particularly serious or professional.

Silk panties are a great choice.

Silk panties are a great choice.

Panty Materials

Now that we have the basic cuts covered let's look at fabric.

Silk and Satin

Luxuriously soft and supple, the feeling of satin and/or silk against your skin may send you into the heavens with every step you take. These materials are very sensual, sexy, and


Very simple, very basic, cotton breathes well and can be a good choice if you're just having a low-key kind of day.


The poor man's silk, polyblends can be good for men who want some of the texture of silk and satin but don't want to pay the heinous price tag.


Ah, lace, the most classic of all the materials. You can purchase panties made entirely of lace, or you can have a little lace trim on an otherwise unadorned pair of panties. Classy as you please, or trashy as you like, lace is versatile and ever so delicious.


Mesh is often used in various panels to provide a see-through effect. Mesh can be a playful, naughty way to express yourself.

Those are the basics. Now, go forth into your department stores and boutiques and treat yourself; you deserve it. If you are interested, you can also read all about panties made for men.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


Dave on July 01, 2020:

I have been wearing panties for Al long time now recent divorce and she did not know remarried and new wife knows and supports it she even goes shopping with me to VS and we have a great time

Panties4life on May 25, 2020:

It started when I was 14 my stepmom found a pair of her red panties underneath my mattress I tried to blame it on a friend of mine that spent the night but she wanted to know who was the one that wore them and at that time we were just sniffing I didn't tell her that part because that's just as perverted and she told me. Put them on and if I didn't she was going to tell my father everything after I put them on she laughed at me and took pictures and told me I was sick ever since then she would walk around the house wearing panties and a bra or her nightgown and only panties on when I was in high school she put a pair of panties in my letter jacket hoping my girlfriend would find them I guess luckily I found them first and went home and threw them at her and she only laughed but since then I've been addicted to wearing them I can't remember the last time I wore men's underwear and since then I found out it's very common the only difference is that most of the men that wear panties are feminine I'm very Alpha male but have a fantasy of being caught in my panties and forced to be somebody Sissy... has not happened yet but still wishing

Mike on May 09, 2020:

I love to Ware girls hip hugger jeans and I always ware small Lacey panties eavry day the girls can't stop staring at my ass I have girls that come up to me a say that I have a sexy little girl butt I got to be doing something right

Todd P. on April 30, 2020:


Have to take a piss, be there shortly

David on April 17, 2020:

Been wareing womenes full figure silk under ware since i was teen anger 75 now just love the way they they feel and fit way better then aney menes i have ladey friend that loves to see me wareing them she sayes that turnes her on loves to watch me put on nylones and under ware then rubes them to see if it turnes me on and it does she loves to spank me wile wareing them to she make me cry and wet in them that realey getes her turned on then she keepes it up long time

Moe on March 30, 2020:

What is not often mentioned, is that some women's panties are more comfortable than men's underwear.

Lucas on March 16, 2020:

I'm glad to see this. Ive been wearing panties on and off since I was 10. They belonged to my foster sister and tried them on as they were laying there in the bathroom. Took them and loved every minute of them. Till I got caught that following Christmas which wasn't a happy day... Moving on I love wearing panties so much and having on and off days my dresser is beginning to have two draws of them and the kinds I get are the most common kinds and of course walking into a Walmart store I tend to buy in packs. Where most of my underwear is known to the public. Starting from briefs all the way to thongs. I mainly have bikinis or similar types because I like the half coverage and sexy appeal to them. Materials are obviously the cotton, microfiber, and nylon. As an added tip I can share to all you new comers for wearing that feminine side choice of color and sensation. Try wearing some gym shorts if you feel like it. I wear them mainly out of habit because in middle to high school of the locker room experience. I know how much trouble it can be when you're exposed wearing panties and simply it's going to be trouble. So I wear more clothes to hide it and hey if my pants get a tear in them or something spilled. I'm covered cause I'll walk around in gym shorts and don't care what they think. Heck you can say if this happens to you. Just say I'm headed out to do something sporty. If they are strangers more to you or say I'm glad I still have them so no embarrassing revealing secret of those panties you're wear. If anyone has tips for me on other types of underwear send them to me. I'd be glad to hear from you.

Brian on March 08, 2020:

I have been wearing women’s panties off and on for 30 years I love the feel of them. My wife knows I love wearing women’s panties and on occasion has purchased some for me. I love the thought of getting caught by her friends I love the bikinis and thongs the best my wife makes me wash my own panties she said if I wear them I wash them

Bob on March 08, 2020:

I have been wearing panties 24/7 for eight years now and I would never go back to men’s underwear. I am also completely shaven down there which makes the panties feel even better. My wife loves it and we always buy our panties together.

I also wear a pantyliner which keeps my panties clean and absorbs any drips. Nylon hi-cuts are my favorite with lace.

Kevin on January 24, 2020:

I have been wearing women's panties for most of my life. It started when I was pretty young. I saw a pair of my sister's nylon panties in the bathroom. Something came over me and I had to try them on. They felt so wonderful on and from that day I was hooked. I prefer to wear nylon hi-cut panties with some lace to make me feel more feminine. I also love wearing garter belts and sheer stockings. I feel so pretty when all dressed up.

DA on January 12, 2020:

Just came out to my wife that I have put her panties on for years 2 days ago. She immediately went to her drawer and got me a pair. Been wearing some of hers since and just ordered my own

Spike on December 14, 2019:

I love the feel and look of panties stockings and the high heels. I just wish my wife would be ok with this. I wear these when shes not home. I would love to wear them around her. Any advise to help me? I love feeling pretty in female clothes

pantywearer on November 01, 2019:

I am a male n I love wearing women's g string panties

Bill on September 25, 2019:

I started wearing panties on my honeymoon my wife asked me to model her so I did and lived the way they felt that was 50 years ago I am still wearing panties but now wear camies and bras as well with the full support of my wife we shop together and she picks out things for me to try I am going to ask her to try some eye makeup on me that is a total turn on in my mind for now

Clarenceis on September 11, 2019:

Is it wroung to love womenes under ware i have been wareing womenes silk full figure silk panties and nylones fo over 50 yeares just cant leave them alone they feel so good my ladie friend likes to see me wareing them to she gives me some of heres and teles me to ware them likes to watch me put on scheer nergey nylones and her under ware on then spank me hard to i wet in them she loves to see me do that spankes me to i beg her to stop then make me ware them around house all night wet i found out most women love to do that kind of stoff just wont tell no body but my friend telles me

Sean. on September 09, 2019:

Full lace briefs are the best for me. Very cool and soft. Not binding and plenty of room for the boys. Mens are tight and constricting and not soft and hot.

Wear what you like and don’t worry what others think. If they don’t like it it’s there closed minded problem.

No one ever says anything about a women in men’s cloths.

Lori_loves_it on August 31, 2019:

I am a sissy Boi that cross dresses often. I started wearing panties about 6 years ago. Started with bikini panties and wow I was amazed at how good they felt hugging my whole underside and butt. I tried thongs but at the time I couldn’t get used to the feel. I now have thongs in my panty drawer. I also bought some bras which I need to fill so of course I needed to buy some breastforms. Since then I have started to shave as nothing looks worse then my bush poking out of my panties. I have also bought so many new cute outfits. Now in morning before leaving for work I lay out my outfit to wear when I get home. I never meant for this to go this far but I just couldn’t stop myself. It feels so good. I hope there are others out there who have taken this journey too

peater on August 07, 2019:

grate panty put them in the lady shop and men buys it must be comfortable to the man

Grant on August 03, 2019:

Been wearing 24/7 for years,it started out a sexual thing (still is) now its more for comfort.My lady is fine with it. on June 19, 2019:

I have worn panties exclusively for 14 years. In most cases I prefer panties made for me thru Ebay and Etsy. I like being able to get the fabric, color, style, and trim I want. I love floral prints. I like a wider gusset, I think hang out is very unattractive. I feel the panties I wear are very feminine and look and feel like women's panties. I am castrated so there is very little bulge in my panties. I wear a full brief style because I think bikini and thongs look gross on a male

HappyPanty on April 15, 2019:

I wear panties 24/7. I will often change my panties two to three times a day to suit my mood. Any man who wears panties should regularly get a Brazilian wax. Panties feel better when hairless, and pretty panties don’t look as nice when a man is hairy. I love wearing my panties to my aesthetician and getting undressed in front of her. She enjoys it as well and always tells me what she thinks about my panty styles, colors, and patterns.

Tom on March 29, 2019:

I have been wearing panties on and off most of my life since I was 12. Wore my moms and then when I got to college my girl friends or would find them in the community laundry. I had to come out to my wife and she is totally on board! Love all of them!

Stevie on November 10, 2018:

Even wearing full time for about 25 yrs. I own no men’s underwear. They’re so icky I can’t- I won’t ever go back. I mostly wear satin stretch briefs and shiny nylon hi cuts. I am a true panty boy

JJ on September 25, 2018:

ive been wearing panties for 4 years now. I love how confrtobale they are on my body. Right now i have on a pair of pink thongs, they feel so confrtobale. I slept in them all last night. Soon i might go to walmartor justice and get me some bras,panties,nightie,short skirts and short shorts. THIs whole week ive been doing the panty challenge. WHhere i wear pantiss all day and all night, you guys should do it.

Paul wears Panties! on July 11, 2018:

I put on the wife's Panties 30 some years ago, felt sooo nice, wore them once in a while, mostly at home, 10 or so years I started wearing my Panties all the time work ,gym etc..., plain black & white Panties, buying them at stores was fun, got all kinds of looks & some smiles from the clerks, now I get my Panties online, nice colors, lace & flower prints are my favorite. I have 2 drawers full of Panties, I've found that Hipsters & Briefs fit the best, Thongs are nice to, they have a-lot of material in front. Look at the Vanity Fair Body Caress Hi Cut Brief Panty 13137 on any store site, 3/4's of the reviews are from Men!

So, If you bend over at the store & you're Panties peek out and some guy gives you crap about them, just tell him he don't know what he's missing!

lee on May 12, 2018:

i have been wearing panties 24/7 for about 5 yrs now i wear hipsters and bikinis as the fit nice and i love how the look and feel on me i also love the colors they come in a lot of poeple know i wear them as it is hard to hide when it is all i wear

Sissy boy on February 27, 2018:

I enjoy wearing all styles of panties

PJ on December 29, 2017:

Been wearing nylon and satin panties for many years and feels so good.

Chris on October 16, 2017:

I have been watering women's silk panties full figure under ware since I was teen anger 72 now always did love the feel of them like you don't even know you have then on some times I wish I was a women so I could ware all there clothes bylines and dress and every thing I have a few times it just feels so good when I have all there clothes on I wish I was a women kites of times they have sech nice fancy clothes and I look good in them to no one know I was a man when I wore them and dressed like women even used women's bath room and no one knew I was a man

Brady Hest on September 13, 2017:

I will be wearing

Satin panty wearing guy on August 26, 2017:

I wear satin or mesh pantys everyday. i love the feel under my jeans. My wife loves it...

PJAJ on August 01, 2017:

I have been wearing panties for over 50 years, wife does not agree, however I am looking for comfort. I prefer satin, silk, lace, thongs. I have to do it when she is not home, however when we used to make love I would wear a thong and she would pull it up between my cheeks. I always wore VS thongs. Enjoy life as much as you can.

Newintimate89 on July 31, 2017:

I love my new lane Bryant underwear it feels so good when I'm by myself. It was the best trip I made in my life and I will definitely visit again I love the boyshort it just feels so good to go along with my bras I'm still going to wear men's underwear for certain times but most of the time I will be wearing panties now. What do you people think of my reaction and do you have any suggestions on how to balance the life of wearing them.

johnfreer on July 03, 2017:

When I got remarried I made sure my wife to be knew i wore panties. On our honeymooon i received a pair of vintage silk tap panties with a zipper from the 40's. Later my wife found me a lace panty at matshalls. Why so special? They are Perla.

Been wearing them for years! I am truly a lucky guy!

Boschra on May 28, 2017:

I like wearing thongs. I've never felt so sexy. But in sommer I sweat a lot and it feels so terrible, Burning and itchy. Does anybody have an advice for wearing thongs in Sommer for men?

Eric on May 26, 2017:

Briefs are the best. Cant wait to put on each day. Nothing better than rubbing through the zipper

Pantiecomfortluvinfun on May 04, 2017:

My biggest thing is "Why the heck do women get to have all the fun? Share the pantie comfy loving joy and fun!" I mostly love thongs but I also enjoy string bikinis and just about any type of skimpy little bikinis, or sometimes full coverage briefs. Recently I've really been enjoying cheeky panties and some lacy things. I love the way they feel on my backside. I mostly just love the comfort of panties, the feel of stretchy nylon, polyester or cotton on my skin. I think there's a certain kind of mental and emotional comfort there as well that has a soul soothing effect. Most panties don't completely cover my man parts but I'm good with a sewing machine so I modify them a bit and they fit fine. I'm not into bras at all. I like plain regular tank tops to go with my "fun undies" as I like to call them. I'm a totally straight guy and my wife was a little weirded out at first but she's pretty much ok with it now. She's not quite 100% with it (but almost) so when I'm home by myself I will watch tv or cook or work on a puzzle or something and wear my tank top and fun undies for a while and bask in the comfort of it all.

Michael on April 26, 2017:

Love wearing panties. The first time I wore them was when my man undies were all in the wash. My girlfriend told me to wear a pair of hers. I did and wow I had no idea they would feel so good, much more comfort than men's. The silky was so comfortable. I have been wearing them ever since.

Women seem to like them. Even had a lady to say that I should wear lace. I am not that daring however.

Like many people say, wear what you like. Many women wear men's boxers so what is good for them , then we should be able to wear what we like.

cooper on February 23, 2017:

man, 50 ish, love to wear wifes panties....she knows too

New and excited on November 28, 2016:

I bought my first pair today. Pink lacy thong. While I was checking out the very cute cashier commented, those are cute, Christmas present for your girlfriend. I was immediately flushed, confidently I said, no, they are for me. It was awesome, someone else knowing I will be wearing panties. Big turn on for me. So she asked if I enjoy wearing panties. I said im sure I will, this is my fist pair. I was really surprised when she told me to come back and let her see how they look on me. Trust me, im going back to buy more tomorrow. I will wear my new pair above my pants, hopefully someone else notices.

Tim on September 15, 2016:

dressing for 20+ years. Wear daily, usually thongs, g-strings & lace boy shorts. Usually have garter on too. Love the femi sissy ruffled panties too. Stockings on today and the feel of garter strap on my thighs is quite arousing. A matching 42DDD full cup bra ain't bad either. wife and our GFF buy most of my panties for us. I am very lucky to have 2 gals that buy for me.

Ralph on October 17, 2015:

I love the feel of nylon, satin or silk. I've bought hundreds of panties over the years and Jockey Tactel Nylon panties are THE most comfortable I've ever worn. But my favorite types are hi-cut, cheeky, tangas or boyshorts especially with a ruched back that ride high on the butt cheeks.

Andrea on January 31, 2015:

I wear on weekday plain cotton woman bikini panty because if I have to lean over I do not want people discover that I wear woman undies it can be male underwear also they probably not will notice the different.

Radovich on April 01, 2010:

I have been wearing panties since I was young and I feel that they are more comfortable than mens underwear. I like the basic cotton bikini because it is comfortable and looks like mens micro briefs. I tend to get embarrassed when shopping for panties but my wife seems to support what I wear. I like cotton bikinis that are plain, with no lace because they are comfortable and still very manly. In the mens section there is virtually the same bikini underwear just one is comfortable and the other leaves me sore and uncomfortable in places.

wingnut on December 31, 2009:

I love wearing panties, and panty girtles are my favorite. I love the tight feel and the boys not getting tangled up. and the silker the better. Don't have a wife but love the feel

iluvpanty43 on December 31, 2009:

been lookin for this since i was 8. thought i was the olny one. glade to find y'all.

Sandy on December 28, 2009:

Like you I love my panties and bras

TIMWILLIAMS on December 11, 2009:

I am a man in girls panties/underwear and bras too. I am proud of my self doing this. I like the bikini and hi cut panties the best of all. I am also proud to wear girls bras too. I feel honored for that and I don't care what other people think about me doing this because it's personal.

Cory Smith on December 10, 2009:

I know that my girlfriend especially loves when I have a silky pair on that covers all my parts completely. Some styles of panties, especially the hipster, look and fit very nicely on the male figure. A thong or thin lacy item can result in the male member falling out or being too constricted. So, if you're trying to impress your mate by wearing lingerie, make sure to keep this in mind.

randy on September 21, 2009:

i love wearing sexy silk and lace pantys.i have on a silk pair of hot pink pantys and matching bra now thay fill so good on me.i wear them 24/7.i have about 100 pair!!!!i will never stop wearing them.

iwhcpanties on September 02, 2009:

Would love to wear 24/7 but cant, wife and society won’t allow it. Oh, it is Hi-cut or French cuts only for me though! Bernie, wish my wife was supportive. Thanks Hope!

Bernie on September 02, 2009:

There is nothing wrong with boys wanting to wear soft pretty things. Why should girls be the only ones who can enjoy the special feelings that female clothing brings to anyone who wears it. I have been cross dressing for many years and I love wearing lingerie 24/7. My wife supports me 100 percent!

iwhcpanties on September 01, 2009:

Hi-cut or French cut panties are my choice for any function. Cotton for the SC heat and nylon/spandex combinations for the sexy feels!

Coral on August 14, 2009:

Ive been wearing womens pantys for at least 10 years now,24/7 . I also wear womens shorts and tank tops out on public all of the time.

ILoveLingerie on July 06, 2009:

I love wearing panties, but I can't wear them often. Too risky in my social environment for my tastes.

Thongs, bodies (called teddies in america) and bikinis are my favorites.

Jack on February 23, 2009:

I've been wearing panties since 10. I wear thongs or bikinis 24/7. The girlier the better. I've had some girls notice, many smile, some laugh. but one took me ut shoping for more panties!. That's kick ass.

scantilyclad on February 17, 2009:

Panties 24/7 for me except visits to the doc or undressing in public, lets face it they are only fabric it is society that has to put a label of "boys wear" or "girls wear" on everything, if you could go into a store and womens and mens underwear was in a big bin together and not in separate "mens" & "womens" sections i bet most of us would wear panties especially once you try them they are so much more comfortable, but the clever manufacturers & retailers wouldn't make as much money so i don't see it happening

panties in public on December 17, 2008:

I like to wear satin panties even though they are getting harder and harder to find cheap. I like to wear white shorts with pink silk panties. I know you can see right through them. I only wear them to stores where the emoployees are mostly female. I went to a Wallgreens and bought two pairs of silk panties from the lady at the cosmetics register, one pair red and the other pair dark pink. I went back the next morning with white cotton shorts and the red panties under. When I walked by her, she followed me around a little. I was wearing a baseball cap and knowing that she was following me, I stopped at the area where they sell the fake pony tails. I stood there bending and looking like I was searching the whole while she was behind me or where she could see. She then came up behind me, picked two pony tails and held them up by me and said this one or this one. She was helping me match my hair color.

Me Myself on December 04, 2008:

I just started wearing Womens lingerie. I love the feeling of them very nice feeling my Fiancé actually told me to try them on felt embarresed at first but learned that it turn her on a lot after wearing them for a while now they are a lot better than regular boxers or briefs I love wearing the boyshorts fit me very well

pantyluver on November 21, 2008:

Wish I could wear them 24/7. Wife would blow a gasket! Absolutely love lace boyshorts-nothing better, except the occasional lace thong.

Gemini II on October 10, 2008:

Been wearing panties for at least 20 years. I now wear panties 24/7. Like Calvino said, I sometimes let my pantie show over my trousers to catch peoples reactions. Men usually do nothing, most women just smile. Ocassionally young girls will giggle a little. I love it.

Calvino from Canada on September 18, 2008:

Being wearing panties for last 6 years 24/7. Don't care if I get seen in public. The other day I went to garage sales and accidently having them poking out to see what people will say, but the only thing I noticed was a few girls looking and smiling!!!

pantiesrule on July 07, 2008:

i love wearing thongs and bikini underwear. they are so much more comfertable then regular boys underwear cause your stuff doesn't stick to ur legs

silkpantyboy on June 22, 2008:

I wear silk or nylon panties daily my girl friend got me started wearing panties and I love them .so now I have over 100 pair of fine nylon and silk panties and she buys me panties when she goes shopping and I buy them my panties

mark on June 15, 2008:

My choice of panties vary day to day. Some days it's a flowery thong to a pair of plain yellow bikini.

mheinonen on May 12, 2008:

i wear panties and and bras all the time

buckey4u on November 18, 2007:

i love the fit and feel of nylon lady puts them out for me 24/ to hear from all you ladies.buckey