Package your package? Let me make this brief.
As you have probably realized, women talk. We enjoy airing our personal details to our best friends, which includes what you are wearing underneath it all. You may be wearing all the right things on the outside, but what is on the inside really does count.
1. Out with the Old, in with the New
Let’s get right down to the skivvies—I cannot express enough the importance of clean underwear. Not only does it tell a woman you know how to take care of yourself, but it quite simply it is just hygienic to keep yourself clean down there. Having old gross underwear sends the worst message possible to a woman.
If you own a pair of discolored underwear, I urge you throw it out. I don’t care if it’s laundry day or the end of the world—it’s never a good choice.
2. Avoid the Three S’s
Spongebob, superheroes and sports teams. Avoid these.
I know you probably hate me so much but I have to say, it’s for your own good.
No girl is thinking, “Dang, I hope he has some Spiderman boxers on,” We think it’s immature, and it looks like you don’t really care about your body.
I do have to admit I like the sense of humour behind it, and fact that you are so passionate about something you would be willing to wear it on your butt, but unless the situation calls for a cartoon character from my childhood I think it’s a pair you should wear on your own time. If you do decide to wear your Blue Jays underwear on a date, trust me, I will be laughing about it with my friends the next day at lunch.
3. Ditch the Lucky Shorts
I cannot tell you how many men I know have a lucky pair of underwear. It has been with you through some good days and some bad days. Chances are it has also been used for a very long time and holds a lot of sentimental value. Sadly, when your underwear ages, holes and stretched waistbands are expected, and the time comes when the best thing for both of you is to part ways. I completely support having a lucky pair; frankly, I know I own a few pairs I would hate to leave behind. But, if your underwear has holes it should be thrown out. You will find a new lucky pair I promise.
4. No Thongs
Remember that Friends episode where Phoebe’s boyfriend sports some fancy female underwear, and Joey decides to try out a pair for himself? Outside the world of television men have also been known to try on some fancy panties, some sporting thongs while others opt for lacy version with a little more coverage. Instead of celebrating the brave endogenous fashion statement, I feel a little put off by it. I like to think I can speak for a large majority of women when I say thongs are a no-go. Basically, any type of female undergarment on a male just doesn’t make sense to me.
I don’t like the idea of knowing I may have the same pair of lace underwear hiding in my closet.
5. Keep it Simple
Trust me, women love simplicity. You cannot go wrong with black or white. If you are feeling a little experimental, there are a variety of colors; just don’t opt for neon. Go for muted tones. If you feel you like doing a print, please stick to something subtle and classic. You should also pay close attention to the fit of the underwear. Know your size; it will save you a lot of wardrobe malfunctions.
Although the debate of boxers and briefs has been around for what seems like decades, I believe a man should make his own choice between the two. Whatever your preference, wear what feels best for you. But remember: just like you have a preference regarding what a woman wears under her clothing, we have our own likes and dislikes too.
Alexandra Stavroullakis is freelance writer and journalist. She enjoys music, fashion, movies and all things creative. She has a diploma in journalism from Niagara College and works as a part-time portrait photographer.
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