A title full of paradox, irony and wordplay. Let's just sit here and admire it for a bit, shall we. Tee hee. Anyway, as you may have gathered, this article will be an homage to the boyshort. I'm not ashamed to admit that I love boyshorts, they feel good, they cover that little spot of not quite entirely tonedness which many women suffer from and from which I am not immune, they provide enough coverage to provide a certain sense of 'security', if you know what I mean, and yet they don't have the high rise stigma associated with full briefs, granny panties and the like.
But why should men wear boyshorts? Well, there's lots of reasons I can think of.
If you're with a woman who hasn't quite come around to the whole 'women's lingerie' thing, boyshorts can look enough like men's underwear that she might be able to stifle her hysteria for five minutes. Meanwhile, on your side of the coin, they feel super soft and sweet and you know that they are women's lingerie, so everyone wins.
These cotton boyshorts from Calvin Klein demonstrate that point admirably. Would she really know you were wearing women's panties? Hmm, would she?
Boyshorts are playful and fun. It is impossible to take life too seriously whilst wearing boyshorts, that's a scientific fact. Wearing boyshorts lightens one's mood almost immediately.
Boyshort panties come in a wide range of fabrics, colors and print. There's truly something for everyone. Check out these sheer boyshorts for example, you wouldn't expect all this mesh and lace to appear in a boyshort configuration, but there it is nonetheless, defying your lingerie expectations.
No, boyshorts can be anything but boyish, as demonstrated by the DNKY “Simply Pretty” Boyshort. Look how pretty that is! Pretty!
Boyshort panties can also be pretty classy, as demonstrated by these panties by Lunaire. I love the color and the fabric, though I am not sure about the cut entirely. Somehow these panties are actually contriving to make what is almost certainly a size 0 model look fat, and though that is an impressive feat for any piece of clothing, it's not the sort of thing we want to encourage.
If you have yet to experience the joy of boyshorts, why not splash out on a pair today? There's a make and model to suit every lingerie taste, and boyshorts are significantly cheaper than a course of Prozac, or a fighter jet.
Jamie on March 16, 2020:
Im a guy and i just love the tomboy x brand of boyshorts. I weat them every day
Fred on March 10, 2020:
Rhonda Shear ahh boyshorts...and Breezies long leg boy shorts...both similar material and the only panties I wear...
Gail on September 01, 2019:
I am a man and I love wearing Vanity Fair boyshorts, pink and white.
Dave on July 31, 2018:
The pink logo brand from VS has great boyshorts that fit us men and our parts hold in because the crotch is wide enough. Very comfortable!!! Sometimes they have deals like 5 for $28 and 8 for $28.
rvbarton on June 15, 2010:
try the microfiber boyshorts from Victoria Secrets...
jim on September 23, 2009:
i wear CKladies boyshorts every day, they are comfortable and sexy.
galum on June 22, 2009:
Barely There boyshorts are my favorite!
Wren on June 06, 2009:
Freya and Felina both have some very nice boy shorts! Very Silky!
Nanciboy on May 20, 2009:
I've never been able to find a pair of boyshorts that fit right and would stay up when walking around. On the other hand, I've got too d__n many panties already. Life could be worse. ;-)
Hope Alexander (author) on May 20, 2009:
Hey Darren, thanks so much for the lingerie update and tips :D They're much appreciated.
Darren on May 20, 2009:
Here you can find the Le Bra seemless T back g-string, if you want any :) http://www.zodee.co.nz/products/sale.asp?brandid=3...
Unfortunately they no longer have the white lacy boyshorts you have above, and the bodysuit which was in the same range as the shorts :(
Darren on May 20, 2009:
Esona do some lovely lingerie, the white boyshorts you have above are from Esona. Strangely zodee.com.au seem to have removed them, and a heap of other lovely items they used to have from Esona - including a lovely bodysuit and perfect fitting T back g-string, I have about 10 new pairs unopened I got for future use, as they are my favourites! The bodysuit also fits perfectly and has also been removed, what a shame!