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Men in Lingerie: Panties for Men

As a woman, I write a great deal about men who wear lingerie. To be honest, it has become rather a passion of mine over the past few years.

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Women Panties VS Specialty Panties

When a man decides to wear panties, he is faced with a decision. Either he purchases women's underwear and wears it, or he purchases specialty underwear that is made of the same fabric as women's underwear, but is cut to accommodate the manly parts that women lack.

One would think that men would opt for the underwear designed for men, but it would seem from the comments on these articles where men have mentioned what panties they like to wear, that men often prefer to wear women's lingerie. In my own experience too, men who like to wear lingerie generally elect to wear women's panties rather than special panties for men.

This is a discussion of the pros and cons of men's and women's lingerie. Comments are more than welcome if you'd like to share your own favorites.

The Comfort Factor

It is a simple fact that men's and women's bodies are different and in more ways than the obvious. Not only do men and women have different equipment, but they are also shaped noticeably differently. Men tend to be longer in the panty region, and women's hips make their bodies rounder. Thus panties designed especially for men are generally much longer than women's panties and have extra space in the crotch region.

This would appear to be advantageous, as it provides for a more 'natural' fit, but many men seem to enjoy the more restrictive feeling that wearing women's lingerie provides. It is also worth noting that most fabrics will stretch to accommodate the male figure, rendering a special panty for the purpose obsolete.

He's Got the Look

From what I have seen, many panties designed for men don't actually look like women's underwear when they are being worn. They tend to be cut long, and have an appearance somewhere between a bloomer and a diaper. Perhaps this is a harsh comment, but the effect of creating a panty that covers the body from a man's waist to his upper thighs is not at all like the effect that wearing a woman's panty, where the material tends to cling to the skin.

Depending on your reason for wanting to wear women's lingerie, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Men who purely wear women's lingerie for the feel of the material may find panties designed for men to be the perfect solution. Men who like not only the feel of the material but also the feel of the particular way women's panties cling to the body will probably find panties designed for men to be unsatisfying.

On the plus side, panties designed for men do tend to have a great deal of detail on them. Because the manufacturers understand that their clientele is in love with pretty colors, lace, and smooth, silky fabrics, you will generally find that Panties for Men, or Manties as they are sometimes known, are more feminine in appearance than most women's underwear.

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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.

© 2008 Hope Alexander


Jim on August 23, 2020:

I have worn panties and other items made for the ladies for many years ! Nothing makes me feel more feminine than nylon briefs from VF and great bra from my wife . I have totally dressed female around home and have no desire to show myself to anyone other than my spouse . She has assisted me with lipstick and jewelry advise ! Panties made just for men would not appeal to me as I seek the full female wardrobe and full female experience !!

Steve on August 21, 2020:

Is it ok for me to wear yoga pants . Have been a pantie wearing man for most of my life .

clarwence on June 14, 2020:

i just love womenes full figure silk under ware they feel soo good you dont even know you have them on dont know why they dont make menes the same way ass theres i been wareing them 50 yeares love them

Bob on March 11, 2020:

I have been wearing panties for over eight years now and I would never go back to men’s underwear. Bali and Vanty Fair panties are my favorite. My wife loves me in panties and we often buy panties together.

I also wear a pad or pantyliner to keep my panties clean and to absorb any drips.

Mike on February 25, 2020:

I am a married man for 30 years and wear women’s panties exclusively. I love the feel, look, comfort and color that are only available in women’s panties. I have been wearing panties since I was 11 years old and enjoy every minute of it. My loving wife supports me and often buys me panties for special occasions. My panties of choice are the Soma Sensual Lace hipsters. They are so beautiful and sexy and have the perfect amount of lace to bring out my feminine side. I also wear many other women’s lingerie around the house and even to work including matching bras, stockings, slips and nighties. My wife like to dress me up in lingerie and a tight fitting dress and ride me around in the car to show me off. I have had many stares while out but no one has made an issue of it. I believe there are much more men who wear panties than people think. I believe that men should be able to express their feminine side and thankfully we have so many wonderful choices with women’s lingerie. I like to buy my own panties at the department store versus online. The sales women are very understanding and so helpful to make sure I get a perfect fit. They always allow me to use the fitting rooms and even helped me adjust my bra. I am not embarrassed to wear my bra and panties wherever I go, even to the doctors office. I have so many pairs of panties, much more than my wife has. Soma is not the only brand that I like, Vanity Fair makes a great quality panty that also fits me well. Wearing women’s lingerie has put so much spark back into our sex life, at 62 years old, I don’t see me ever going back to men’s underwear. Men do not need to be ashamed for wearing panties...

Chris on February 17, 2020:

I love the full figure silk grannie panties been wareing them for over 50 yeares and love them font even know you have them on why dont they make menes fit that good i will never stop wareing them 75 mow and going to keep wareing them

Pantys on January 08, 2020:

I lov women's pantys how can i get some

I wear panties on December 24, 2019:

It started when I was 14 with an older woman who wanted me to wear panties for her I stayed with her all summer and would wear silk panties for her every day and night

Bikini boy on November 29, 2019:

I have strictly worn women's panties for 40+ years. I don't own and will never own men's underwear ever again. I have a huge selection of panties. My daily go to panties a my

Victoria Secret double string very lowrise nylon string bikini panties. The styles of panities i wear are bikini ,

G-string , thong , cheeky , tanga and

Hip hugger panties. Only nylon and silk and satin material. No cotton for me cotton only brings back bad memories of mens underwear. And i never wear briefs or granny panties. And all my panties well over 300 pairs are made for women. I agree with everyone else about panties that are made for men. And why would you want them it takes the taboo and the thrill and sexy feeling of wear panties that is a part of being a true panty boy.

Paul on October 19, 2019:

Buying Panties made for men would take the fun out of wearing Panties, I tried a pair of the wife's years ago, they were to small but felt nice, a few years later I found a pair of Panties at a laundry matt that fit, I was hooked, started buying my Panties at stores, plane black & white ones that I could wear to work & the gym, when I found out about online shopping I started buying my Panties online I found so many kinds of Panties, now I have pretty flowers & lacey Panties, I've found that hi-cut & hipster Panties fit the best, I have 2 drawers full of Panties, I like wearing hi-waist Panties that show above my pants when I go out shopping, when I bend over my Panties are showing & thats the fun part of wearing Panties, I don't care who sees my Panties, I also like to wear nylons & womens leggins, with Panties underneath, of course, so guys put on your'e favorite pair of Panties & enjoy the feeling.

Robert on September 05, 2019:

When I was a little boy (I am going on 70) My mom would take me to stay with her baby sitter (Margret). I was about 4 then. She had a daughter (Kathy) the same age and size as me. I would often stay over night with them. After my mom left to go to work or wherever, Margret would put me in Kathy's dresses and slips and fix me up like her little daughter. She would put me to bed wearing silky, very girly slips. I later became addicted to silky panties. She painted my finger nails too. I remember it felt exhilarating !! I have been addicted to women's lingerie and dresses ever since then. I have never been able to kick this addiction. I all feels indescribably exhilarating while at the same time it is incredibly embarrassing ! My mom never knew about this and I kept it a deep personal secret until she died in Oct,2011.

Brandy on May 23, 2019:

This was so helpful thank you!

Lloyd on May 13, 2019:

I have been wearing women's painties since 2012, when I had prostrate surgery called the "Terp" procedure. After healing up, I was left with a small drip after peeing. If I pee at home, I can stand or sit until the drip completely stops, but when I'm off working, shopping or just away from home, I can't stay in a public restroom at the urinal for five minutes dripping, so I wear womens thin panty liners without wings and that solves the problem. By dealing with that problem, my wife sugested that I wear a pair of her painties, so all I have to do is unzip and pull down my panties, and take my hardwear out to take a leak, without taking my trousers off. The nylon painties stretch without my panty liner coming unhinged and loose. My old men's cotton underwear want accommodate the pantie liner with a fly. She handed me a pair of her Victoria Secret painties and said, "Lloyd, you can wear my painties and your problem is solved". That's when I started wearing women's panties and I absolutely love them and will never go back to those very uncomfortable men's underwear. The nylon with Spandex, fits me just great. My wife gave me all 12 pair of her medium size Victoria Secret bikinis and I love them. I originally gave them to her. They have just a little bit of lace. She purchased several different brands of painties for me, to see what fits me best and Jockie nylon string bikinis are a perfect fit. The Victoria Secret cotton crotches and Jockey cotton croches are removable. I wear Jockey Classic Tactel Nylon Stretch with 10% Lycra Spandex. My wife bought me a varity of them, all different colors, because we coud not buy just one color. The stores only had about 1 or 2 of the same color. I wear conservative colors to the doctor's office. A nurse told me she was goung to buy her husband some now, after I told her how comfortable they are.

They feel so good on me. Right before my wife passed away, 2 years ago, she said, "Lloyd, you can inherit my panties, so don't give or thro them away. I want you to wear them and think about me". We both wore size 6 or medium. Oh how I miss my beautiful wife.

SissyBJ on March 14, 2019:

The whole reason for wearing womens panties is because they're womens panties. I wear them daily,even to sleep in. Makes me feel sexy and a little feminine. And when I add garter belt hose and heels the prancing begins!

Peter Johns on February 07, 2019:

I wholeheartedly agree, made for men are not at all what the man wants, its sheer naughty to wear a woman's satin panty, that's the thrill and why we do it.

cracklewalk on January 05, 2019:

I've been wearing women's panties for years. The fact that they're designed for women is part of what lights my fire.

Dj on November 09, 2018:

I look panties it got to be women's I have a nice selection of 100% nylon panties size 8 of course they're pink they're blue yellow they're comfortableright now I'm in the living room and my blue panties on and they're done to my knees that's how I clean house

bottominpanties2 on July 07, 2018:

Ive worn both, many of the womens garments do fit men with smaller anatomy in the groin, and are affordable, many of the garments that are made for men are either so expensive you cant afford to buy many sor are so cheaply made the they tear on the first wear,

Brian on March 30, 2018:

I have been wearing womens panties for years I love the way they feel and I love all the different colors.I will always wear panties

tim on March 29, 2018:

cotton bikini for me and the wife

Dan on March 12, 2018:

I love wearing sexy ladies panties and sexy lingerie. Sexy ladies panties feel wonderful and I'll definitely never stop wearing panties for comfort and such great sexy feeling wearing panties.

David on February 27, 2018:

Hi why don't we these panties for men in south Africa

Pantyboner on February 25, 2018:

Vanity Fair 15712 for the win!

VanityF on February 10, 2018:

I have been wearing Vanity Fair nylon full cut panties since 1975. Started wearing my moms and been wearing ever since. Glad my wife has no problem with it.

Philss on January 27, 2018:

I have worn panties and bras for years both purchased from lingerie shops and also off the net specific for males but with the female look and feel, I love them, at home I also wear sexy nighties, suspenders, stockings, heels and madeup with a wig as well, I have plenty of other Femme wear skirts, dresses, pants suits and Maids outfits they are just great and my wife adores seeing me dressed Femme

Mark on December 11, 2017:

I been wearing women's panties for years.i am 54 I wear bras,tights,slips,skrits,to,I started wearing panties,at 14 years old

Mark on December 03, 2017:

I only wear panties also, I hate guys underwear.

Mark on November 20, 2017:

I wear women's nylon full brief panties and bras .and tights

Joshua David boisclair on November 11, 2017:

I wear women’s bali skimp Skamp nylon briefs size 8 and nine and they are. The comfortable ever recommend for All men

Mark on October 20, 2017:

I wear women's clothes.i like panties and bra.i have for 40years I started at14.

ed on October 15, 2017:

Worn panties since six, bras came later. Now at 75 ,I've been wearing Vanity Fair panties for over 60 yrs. Wife buys some for me from time to time. Doesn;t mind at all.

Purveyorofpanties on June 27, 2017:

Having been a wearer of women's panties for over 30 years, it is my preference to wear exclusively the vintage nylon styles of the 50's and '60's.

This steams from my early panty experiences from the 1960's, when lingerie was quality.

It's also the nice wide double fabric gusset...

Keeps me in a semi state of arousel.

pntyluv on June 02, 2017:

Love wearing panties. Its not only the comfort, but mostly for turn on of wearing a women's intimate. The softer the better. Lace also adds a sexy touch. There are times that I enjoy the feeling of my panty riding up my butt. That is a constant reminder that I have on panties. It will create some VPL so beware.High cut is one of my everyday panty choices.

April on April 21, 2017:

I am where I don't wear white clothing more women's panties and bras nice dresses nice high heels T so I love to wear pretty panties and pretty bras

Me on March 29, 2017:

I wear womens underwear for support. I'm normal size but I shrink up, and whitey tighties suck. The pocket in the front you have to fill degrades you. Panties are soft, supportive. Mens underwear SUCKS they just dont get it.

jamie cross on January 31, 2017:

i like wearing women panties, because i had not idea they made panties for men. bikini on special occasions,mostly just pantie style.

i love the feel i get from themes sexual, so sensual

bicycle boy on November 07, 2016:

I am a man,i have been wearing panties for years and I love the feel.they are very slick on my private parts.they do there job.and they are great,i love them.

Annette on October 15, 2016:

Only wear women's Vanity Fair Perfectly Yours, Lace Nouveau, and Shadowline silky nylon full brief panties.

These are the best quality and silkiest nylon panties of all to wear.

The ultimate nylon panties for me.

Have many of them, and always buying more.

My lingerie drawers runneth over with them.

Other nylon panties brands are just ok.

kendra on September 27, 2016:

I enjoy very much wearing women's panties. I have been wearing panties for 5 years now. I never wear men's underware anymore. Panties feel so much better. I'm trying to wear bra's in public but am still nervous about the idea. I have read the article about men wearing bra's to work. I'm trying to get over my fear of being noticed with a bra on.

''Fern'' Que,Canada on September 22, 2016:

I'm a man 66 years old, I prefer women panties, and specially I like to wear those Vanity Fair Ravissant Panties # 15712 panties all day long, they are better then men regular brief, it's like having a second skin on you,and even in bed with a Vanity Fair Nightgown too, a perfect match I think they are the most silky undergarment on the market, and also at a reasonable price too, and we can find it in different color too,don't be afraid to wear those women panties, just go for it.............

Pantyboy on September 08, 2016:

I was a panty thief as a child and into my 20's. I love the feel of nylon tricot on my body. Now I wear them every day and my wife does not know. I got started before I was five years old and will never stop wearing them.

Dan long on April 29, 2016:

I love wearing knickers that are designed for men.

I have a lovely, understanding wife and tge young ladies who design my knickers/panties are lovely and understanding too.

I'm known has the bodyguard in and out of work, so I wear panties/knickers that are designed for men to help me chill.

Plus knickers/panties are more comfortable and more softer than mens pants.

Nylon panty lover on April 19, 2016:

I have been wearing women's panties for over fifteen years and I agree with most men that if you want to wear panties wear women's panties. I have tried both and women's panties fit best!

Wife buys my panties on March 31, 2016:

I have been wearing bras and panties for years. Most everything I wear comes from HommeMystere web site. And every morning my wife selects my bra and panty set. And I'm very comfortable with this arrangement.

Panteaser on February 25, 2016:

Panties turned me on at the age of 4 been wearing them for decades,I'm now 64 still going strong.Guys we all have a feminine side some just don't admit it!

Wife buys my Panties on February 15, 2016:

I've finally found a site that sells lingerie custom made for men. It's Homme Mystere. Bras, matching panties and even garter belts, they have it all. I now have a dozen sets. The fit and feel are designed especially for men. And now everyday my wife picks out what bra and panty I wear. I definitely recommend this website. Enjoy!

pantystan on February 04, 2016:

i love wearing panties. i hace had a love affair with white nylon panties ever since i was 7 years old! i am now 77 and still feel the same. i would do anything to peek under a girls dress so i could see her panties. i love the vanity fair white hicut nylon-spandex panties. they feel so wonderful to feel them on me. wow.

Jim on January 26, 2016:

I started courting my wife at age 19. She was 20. She wore Vanity Fair panties. We got into heavy petting. She used Jerking lotion to cut down on the friction but it would mess up my pants. She started putting her nylon panties over my privet parts and smoothness drove me wild. It wasn't long before she suggest I wear her panties all the time. She made them part of our love making. That was 55 years ago. Since then we have worn the same kind of panties every day. We shot for them together. She loves to touch me in my panties till I climax at home or in the car and even in the movies. I will never stop wearing women panties. If I die first she said she wants to bury me in a pair. When I go to the hospital or doctor,s office the female staff seem more excepting of my having on panties and often voice their approval and many say they wish their husband would wear women panties. I tell them to buy some and ask them to wear them. My doctor's nurse said she took my advice and her husband wears her panties every day and it has stimulated their sex life.

I think most women are flattered if their men wear their panties.

JT on November 21, 2015:

What can be said.....women's panties are the most amazing panties ever. I love the Victoria's Secret Everyday Panty in silky smooth fabric. The colors, the smooth feel against the skin, the thrill of buying them for yourself in a store that is set for women, and you are wearing them while shopping....amazing! They fit so perfectly, both the thong and bikini and even the boy short! They caress, and snugly hold your package just so, and should you get excited, they still hold you in place perfectly!

I love wearing them backwards even, as you get more coverage and material in front to caress your business....even while working during the day and no one is wiser to your perfect panty experience...and you now have a perfect thong!

Then, when you couple it with thigh high stockings, it just completes the feeling of complete sensual coverage of panties and nylons.....

But even more when you slip on a Victoria's Secret slip in complement your perfect panties, it is overwhelming!


Mikie on February 17, 2015:

Cherie - congrats girl! all your hard work & amznaig talents are yet again alive & real. you have a gift Kat & how nice for you to have a space to illustrate that talent. xo Cherie

Nolyn on June 11, 2010:

My one experience in buying "panties for men" from was a negative experience mostly due to the fact that they were poorly made. It's a lot easier to just shop for women's panties at the store - you can see what your getting and they are generally well made.

pantylover1 on June 05, 2010:

I wear custom made "mens panties" just because I cant wear real womens panties to work. the silky fabric is just as soft and silky as my wifes olga but made for men. when I am not working I have my lacy womens panties on. as long as they are silky I will wear them.I have tried manties and

jg2 and dont really dont care for either fabric

just dont work. I spend a great deal of cash on my underwear. either satique or on ebay

sissychuck44 on February 19, 2010:

I only wear real, authentic women's panties. Manties not only don't look like real panties but they don't fit like "real" panties. If I'm going to bother wearing panties, I want the REAL panties and get the full effect of wearing women's panties, not men's panties. There is something taboo about wearing women's clothing made for women as opposed to wearing women's clothing made for men.

I prefer the cut, the look and the feel and knowing that they were designed and made for women. it's far more exciting and emotionally rewarding wearing the real thing, shopping in the women's section of the stores and wearing what women would actually wear.

TIMWILLIAMS on November 22, 2009:

I am a man. I wear panties all the time. But I won't go for these "mens panties" that are now out in these sites. I wear the womens/girls panties that you get at Wal-Mart, Sears, ETC that are sold in the womans/girls lingerie departmants.

I intend to stick with the actual girls and womens panties/underwear and the actual womens and girls bras as well. I won't wear the "panties for men" nor "bras for men".I just stick with the womens/girls stuff. Besides, if you want to wear bras and panties, get the real womens and girls stuff like I do and wear. It's the whole fun of it to wear the actual girls and womens underwear and bras.

silklover on October 25, 2009:

I love my selection of panties. I have also chosen women panties due to other reasons. I would love to see more women support the men in this. Reading Hopes writings it fully supports what a man wants to wear. I am not against cross dressers. In fact i support them. My wife does support me wearing panties, other than that she don"t agree with. I can live with that, and respect her for what she wants and likes. In fact i have tried a bra and not happy with the looks or fit. I will stick to my panties and be happy that me and my wife enjoys my panties. I also enjoy when she wears matching panties with me. In short men if you want to wear panties, bras or anything else go for it and don't hide it.

Little Princess dani on October 06, 2009:

I not only love my pink panties, I see myself as a girl in "most" ways. I just love to put delicate panties on and feel sweet and girly. You are a wonderful person, Hope! Not everyone understands this.

suki on July 10, 2009:

Fine European lingerie- French and Italian- are the best ! I could wear these all the time and enjoy extended sessions of massage while wearing them for my partner's pleasure.

gurlinside on June 29, 2009:

Personally, I have been wearing panties since my mother dressed me in them as a young child. As a middle age man, I still love them. My wife now buys them for me often but balks at the lacy frilly type. I wear them everyday, even to the doctors office as I do not own any male underwear. I have purchased panties from xdress and from other specialty shops but they are much more expensive than the run of the mill ladies panties and personally, I like the high of wearing ladies panties. The xdress panties I have purchased do hold up though. One thing I love about wearing ladies panties is the VPL and the lines of the crotch area. Mens panties do not have the cotton liner and thus do not have the look that I adore. Personally, If I am going to wear panties, I want to look in the mirror and see a visible panty line that looks accurate.

PantyLuvr on June 27, 2009:

Arrrggghhhh!!!!! Shadowline has gone out of business! I loved, loved their 11042 Hipster.

bigboy on May 09, 2009:

yes, why don`t you people package womens in mens packages , and sell them in stores for men. in m/ s/ l i would really like to see that happen real soon.

Panty-Lov on May 06, 2009:

for a couple days now I have been reading this site. Today I was going in and out of hospitals(12) for my job, this site mde me want to be adventurous. I wore my 6 strap garter belt, black lace top stockings back seem, and pink ruffled boy cut rhumba panties. I did a lotof walking though hospitals talkking to doctors, yes it was a thrill feeling the straps on the back of my legs with every step I took.

I almost exclusively wear panties under my ladies pants, and either the tin ladies pant socks or PH. No i do not try to hide it under my legs, nd yes I have been caught. My pants today were light enough tht the straps could be seen if you knew to look. I also like to wear Ph under shorts, or with an oocasional Denim or my leather skirt, both knee leangth. It definitely is fun beeing a secure male.

I remember dressing in my sisters clothes at 8 yrs old, today I have my own wardrobe. I also don't see a problem with a t-shirt dress or a caftan type outfit. I don't think I woul go much further thou.

bill I love panties on March 31, 2009:

I love panties.

Bill Kelley

Chrissy on March 11, 2009:

I have been wearing panties, bras, lingerie, and female clothing virtually all my life. I had an overwhelming desire to dress as a girl by the time I was 5 years old. In my opinion, wearing panties and girly things in general come from the need that some of us guys have to be feminine women. We love to be women in every way and slipping into a soft, pretty pair of panties, a new shiny satin bra, or some pretty lingerie satisfies that need and makes us crave it again and again. To meet this need, we need to be able to purchase and wear panties, lingerie, and clothing that is designed for women, not some ugly tacky looking garment that was designed for men but with feminine qualities. We do not think like men. We are women in every regard except for our physical bodies and we want to look, feel, and be treated as such. I personally love being a woman and will never be able to buy enough pretty panties, bras, lingerie, and pretty clothes to satisfy me.

robin48 on February 23, 2009:

I only wear womans panties such a thrill to look pretty..amd feel pretty

BigDan on February 03, 2009:

Panties from are the best available. The Hi-cut satintrique panties fit exellent for men.(get 1 size smaller than you usually get) They have others without a cotton crotch. Their slips are great. They have the silkiest fabric ever. You can find them on e-bay but are cheaper on their web site. The slips are cheaper on e-bay.

The bad thing is they are going out of business this summer 2009 so get what you can now. They are much better than Vanity fair or Victoria Secrets.

I've been wearing their panties for more than 15 years and have a drawer full and am stocking up. Try them once and you will scramble to get more quick.

jim on January 09, 2009:

I started at 13 wearing my mom's pink nylon full cut panties. I stopped just before I got married, but after a year or so I tactfully brought up the idea that her panties looked comfy. My lovely wife told me to try on a pair. From then on we/ve both been wearing Vanity Fair full cut nylon briefs. Her age is an unlisted nuimber, but Im eighty. Thirteen to eight is. . . You do the math.

Robin B on December 14, 2008:

My wife has paid a lot for silk boxers for me. The soft, light, tickly fabric makes nice sleepwear. The lack of stretch manifests as splits in the fabric the next morning weven in the largest sizes. Non-stretch satin produces the same result. I coninue wearing them after they split so that she won't feel badly. For me these these are better suited to vertical activities.

To avoid splitting, stretch panties hug and can hide a bulge if you want to. Didn't Maasters & Johnson report that 77% of men wear or have worn their wife's or girlfriend's underwear? I guess I'm not the only one who enjoys that endorpen rush - that "peaceful easy feeling." Cuddling, snuggling, spooning when both wear a loose nightgown is another source for those endorphens.

Here's an unexpected bonus: until the onset of my wife's arthritis, my wife would massage my shoulders after a long drive. When I wore a bra (or backpack) the straps would pinch close to the aching muscle. I would always push the straps closer to my neck. Now I enjoy a racer-back sports bra that hits the spot for 2 reasons.

pink12 on November 28, 2008:

Pantielover has hit the nail on the head so to speak. Why in the world would I want to buy panties made for men! Vantie Fair make about the the best soft and silky pantie I have found. You can buy them for a good price compared to the crazy high price they want for Manties or any other pantie made for men. My wife and I have a great time going to the store and buying them for her and I. I have benn wearing silky panties for 35 years and love every minute of it.

pantielover on October 26, 2008:

thr thrill of having womans panties next to your softest spot is a thrill that no pantie made for men can give you . panties are sexy,taboo,forbiden ,arowsing .A pantie made for men takes all of that alure away and leaves you with a mans undershorts that no woman would ever wear .We wear panties to fil a sexy need inside that mens underwear can not fill.

You can lie to yourself and say that it is ONLY the matirial but in that case the manties still look like panties .so why bother ,it is just someone trying to make money on our choice of attire .

the entire allure of womens undies is that they are WOMENS undies.

Jeffsize8 on October 08, 2008:

I too am a married man of 30 years and I began wearing panties when I grew tired of finding nylon bikini underwear to only have a store stop carrying them.

After discussing it with my wife I decided that nylon panties would always be around and began wearing them 24/7. love it because I have so many choices in fabric, styles, and colors.

I wear Nylon and Satin Brief, bikini, string bikini, hipster, and control brief panties and womens fit me great! I guess because there aint to much down there.:)

peanut918 on October 07, 2008:

I agree with nylon & ross I also love the nylon panties of yesteryear. I like them so much that I probably spend close to a $100 a month on Ebay shopping and buying brief and vintage style panties, this is not to mention the panties that my wife buys for me. She loves it that iam comfortable with her and myself, it has made our relationship as strong as I've ever had. I've been wearing panties for about 30+ years and have loved every minute of it.

nylon panties on September 29, 2008:

I agree with Ross...I love the nylon panties from yesteryear that my mom & sisters wore. The kind that had the double nylon in the crotch. I really do wish that I could find a manufacturer that still makes them like that.

Ken on September 16, 2008:

I wear womens panties because they are panties. Manties are usually made cheap with lower end materials. I like quality fabrics as I am a very tactile person. I only own items created by Victoria's Secret or Fredericks of Hollywood. I have tried panties made for men and was turned off by the low grade fabric. It is also much easier to go to the store and shop then play a guessing game with online purchases. I would rather have bras and panties of high quality than high quantity.

Dave on August 20, 2008:

Personally, I like the full silky lacy satiny most femenine panties because I think if I want to wear panties, I should go the whole hog. But they are impossible to buy over the counter. Which department stores offer the best off the shelf panties?

Ross on August 20, 2008:

I agree with both your assesments Hope but you left out one other aspect of wearing traditional ladies panties.....the mental/emotional THRILL of wearing panties meant to be only worn by WOMEN. site offers the perfect 3rd alternative. I go to true panty manufactures and have them make there regular panties but with double nylon gussets rather than the panties from the 50's and 60's. In every other way they ARE ladies panties. some cases...I suply the fabics as today panty manufactures use the cheapest nylon fabric available while I supply fabrics of vintage nylon quality.

Sam_T on August 20, 2008:

I agree with the your assessment about how Panties made for men (Manties) don't

really don't look like womens panties. I also think that they are extremely overdone. Even the xdress variety. Personally, I will stick to my women's hipsters, boyshorts and thongs. They are more accessible and there is such a huge variety out there that is infinitely more tasteful.

And they are far more comfortable...sometimes even more so with a careful alteration at a dressmaker.

jeimy lacy on July 14, 2008:

This is true and applies not only to panties but to many other items. In my opinion even the most efeminate pink silk shirt will have no chance if compared with any simple and severe cotton blouse. It is not a matter of fabrics, colors or designs, it is a matter of gender identities.