I bet if I asked you to name some celebrities who have stepped out into the public arena with unencumbered genitalia, you could probably name several quite easily. Need a head start? How about Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Aguilera, Kesha, and Jennifer Lopez? These ladies have made it downright fashionable to go commando.
But did you know that you can actually help prevent infections down yonder simply by skipping the skivvies? The mechanical friction of underwear can really irritate an already irritated nether region. Wearing a snug layer of fabric over an area which has a lot of moisture causes more moisture to collect, creating a perfect environment for yeast to proliferate. So if you have a tendency to develop frequent yeast infections, you might want to consider going panty-less. If it seems brazen for you to ditch the drawers during the day, try it at night when you go to sleep.
There are fashion-related benefits of nixing the knickers as well. Fans of the underwear-free lifestyle love the fact that there is no longer a concern over visible panty lines (VPL) or wedgies. Another fashion-related benefit is that you’ll never have to worry if dark undies are showing through light colored fabric. However, you should keep in mind that the occasional discharge which is normal for women may transfer onto your clothing, so if you are planning to wear something fancy which is hard to clean, you might want to wear undies with that outfit.
I have to admit that I still have a problem with the concept of going commando during the day. However, I have had to go commando during some photo shoots in which I was modeling clothing items which were quite unforgiving with VPL’s. It isn’t my style to go about town without bloomers, but I don’t take issue if others do it. I feel a bit differently about going sans undies at night, even though I know it is silly to feel hidden and safe simply because the sun has set. This doesn’t mean I go commando at night either, I just feel less skeeved out by the concept.
There are other benefits to losing the briefs, including never having to worry if you have clean underwear to wear, and a more liberated feeling which can boost one’s sexual confidence. No one ever has to know that you have one less layer between you and the world.
There are brave men out there who prefer to allow their twigs and berries to sway freely, without the confines of briefs. Fans of the commando lifestyle say it is more comfortable and completely liberating, but the underwear-clad crowd may argue that it is not very sanitary or dignified. In defense of the unencumbered male, the practice of abandoning underwear can offer a number of benefits.
Some men are prone to intertriginous dermatitis, aka jock itch, and can often benefit greatly from ditching their drawers. Jock itch occurs when the skin undergoes friction, and is intensified by heat, humidity, and excess weight. Severe cases of jock itch actually produce a musty odor, and can become infected by fungi and bacteria. The general recommendation for those who suffer from this condition is to keep the area cool and dry, which is best achieved by using powder and wearing cotton underwear. Since the testicles tend to become sweaty when snug fitting clothing is worn, those most susceptible to jock itch might want to consider omitting the briefs altogether.
Another significant medical issue which benefits from banishing the briefs is fertility. Men who have low sperm count should avoid wearing tight pants and underwear, opting for looser designs which will result in a cooler scrotum. This is one scenario in which going commando on a regular basis could make the difference between being childless and continuing the family name.
What if you don’t have a medical issue, but just want to experience the thrill of banishing your bloomers? The times have certainly changed, and now celebrities like Justin Bieber are being caught sans briefs. In addition, Kimberly Clarke’s Cottonelle brand is now encouraging real people in their television ads to strip off their skivvies in celebration of having clean rear ends. Now that it is summer, you might want to explore going commando and try to catch an extra breeze down south as a result. No one will ever know!
I have a very affectionate, playful cream European Burmese cat who is an absolute joy to live with. However, don’t be fooled by her adorable face and sweet demeanor. Kazu is quite mischievous and has a tendency to steal underwear and socks. It doesn’t matter if they are clean or dirty, or even if they are brand new. Kazu just has a strange fixation on those wardrobe items. I have watched her dig through the laundry basket to find a random sock, then trot all over the house with her little treasure. Here is a photo of a recent sock heist which ended at the food bowl:
Kazu will often make a game of her conquest by tossing the item into the air with a whip of her little head so that she can chase after it, and at times will initiate a game of fetch utilizing the pilfered piece of clothing. Because of my cat’s habit, I must put away clean laundry immediately, and I also have to keep Kazu out of my closet so that she can’t go in there and hop into the dirty laundry bin. My morning ritual consists of hiding my underwear and socks so that she won’t steal them as I am showering.
More recently, Kazu has fallen into the habit of running off with my Incrediwear therapeutic sleeves. If I have to wash dishes, I will take my arm sleeve off and leave it on the coffee table or kitchen counter, only to discover that she has stolen it. Apparently she enjoys the anionic technology of Incrediwear products! In all the years that I have lived with cats (a few decades!), I have never encountered a cat who steals small articles of clothing. It’s an amusing character trait which makes Kazu even more endearing.