Society, the fashion industry and department stores have got it wrong. Nylon panties aren't women's underwear, they are most certainly panties for men. How have I come to that revolutionary conclusion? It is simple. As a woman, I have been made well aware of what can happen if one wears nylon panties on a regular basis. (If you happen to be squeamish about lady issues skip the paragraph below and go onto the one below it. It contains lady secrets pertaining to unpleasantness.)
So what's the big problem with women and nylon underwear? I have two words for you, (well, one word and one acronym.) Thrush and UTIs. Nylon simply doesn't allow lady parts to breathe properly, so whilst it is fine as a fabric for those special panties you wear on on a date when you want to impress a man later, it just doesn't work on an every day basis. The first thing doctors and pharmacists recommend when a woman has issues with fungal infections or UTIs is that she switch to wearing natural fiber underwear, because natural fibers like cotton allow the body to breathe and do not trap moisture and heat the way that polymer based fabrics tend to do. Even if you've never suffered from thrush or a UTI, wearing nylon panties on a daily basis can still lead to build up of heat and moisture and an unpleasant odor. Essentially, a woman wearing nylon panties all day is a woman creating her own private petrie dish.
Men on the other hand, don't have these problems and can therefore wear nylon panties with impunity. Men are not continuously secreting fluids in the same way women are, therefore wearing nylon and other such shiny pretty fabrics is not a health hazard. Of course, if you do a lot of physical labor in your day to day life, you may also find that sweat is trapped in your knickers if they are made of nylon and other related fabrics.
A pair of nylon panties makes much more sense they are a garment intended for a man. It's as simple as that. Men look just as good in nylon panties as women do and aside from looking good, they also have certain parts that allow them to enjoy the feeling of wearing nylon underwear even more than women do.
So let's recap.
- Nylon panties can put women at risk of thrush and UTI's
- Nylon panties worn by women can make for odors that other people find unpleasant.
On the other hand,
- When worn by men, nylon panties have no health drawbacks, although if worn on a hot day, they may also become unpleasant.
- Men can enjoy the smooth feeling of nylon panties more than women, because they have the necessary parts to do so.
And we call nylon panties women's clothing, why?
Richy Rich on October 21, 2020:
My wife got so upset when I came out and started living for my pleasure. I have always hated wearing men's briefs from a child. I only wear women's full brief panties now. My wife just tolerates it thankfully but has digs at me now and then not wanting me to embarrass her if I end up in hospital. In Australia when Bonds or Berlei have a beautiful soft silky pair that are perfect for me they then change the product and they are difficult to find.
I'm always on the lookout for a texture free silky smooth pantie with a polyester elastane fabric. Wearing them makes me feel good on the inside. I wish society would accept us so manufactures would make panties for men and women the same soft smooth light weight texture.
Clive Cussler on September 25, 2020:
I feel weak today, I wish I were in some nice panties right now. Life is so stressful .Maybe some knee highs. Weird mood, even for me. Maybe flowery really girly?
Clive Cussler on September 21, 2020:
Panties have a hold on certain men for sure. Sad to say but when you any underwear as a currant or former panty wearer you judge it by this standard. Will these feel as good as panties? Your favorite. So people obsess about many things in life and this is no different .Mostly a secret behavior that brings guilt and fear of getting caught. You are standing in front of a mirror admiring your new panties thinking how great they look and feel. You also understand it is not acceptable to pretty much everyone. All you have done and the thrill and sexual/sensual nature of this can overtake your judgement ,It did mine many times. Have you ever gotten an erection just shopping for panties? I thought long ago I was alone in my love for NYLON....the time I owned 115 pair. Our genitals deserve comfort so we have to resort to lingerie?? Sad, so sad. I have wasted so much time and $ getting underwear similar to panties it is maddening .My wife has put on weight so I can't get a quick thrill of slipping hers on anymore. Panties are also part of masturbation ,yes admit it .When you need to come, you need to!! Vanity Fair nylon briefs using two at a time have helped me fall asleep many a time. I no longer wear panties ,but I sure would LOVE to .Heck, now it is easy online and to your porch. I will never hear from my wife those look good on you,nope!!
Clive Cussler on August 01, 2020:
If nylon were not so comfortable there would be no attraction to panties.Men who hate underwear made for them seem to say the same things.Thin,smooth and soft underwear is actually more practical for many guys.I am not surprised that guys ditch their underwear for panties.Those who have an understanding girlfriend or wife are lucky.Speaking for myself I can only do the undies similar to panties.
jostrow74 on July 08, 2020:
So this is a weird thought - one of the things that make panties so exhilarating is the fact that they are "taboo" for men to wear! If it becomes commonplace for men to wear them, While I love the idea of the acceptance of men wearing panties, if it became commonplace, I fear it will detract from some of the naughtiness or thrill of wearing them. It would feel less kinky, I think. They would be seen psychologically as men's underwear, just silky. Just not the same thrill involved as when it's taboo!
Mike on April 19, 2020:
You are right. I wear women’s panties because they are more comfortable especially on our man parts.
I prefer the lace briefs because they are soft and breath.
Thankfully people aren’t as hung up as much as they used to be of men wearing panties. Women wear men’s clothing of all sorts and no one cares so, why should anyone care what we wear especially of it make us more comfortable.
Mike on December 08, 2019:
I agree with you totally! I wear them and love how they feel.
I coul care less what anyone thinks of me wearing panties. It’s my choice and comfort, no one else’s.
Normal Guy on May 19, 2016:
I'm a straight married guy with two grown kids who loves the feel of wearing nylon panties. Wife does not care for it and says it weird but tolerates it. I think she is afraid others will find out. I wish she could be more accepting and enjoy this along with me.
pinkpantieman on December 30, 2015:
Been a pantie wearer for years now. Thanks hope for your comments on nylon panties I love wearing the vintage style granny full brief nylon panties that were around in the 60s and 70s the lace and that silky nylon feel its purer heaven.
porgie on June 10, 2014:
I just love the feel of silky panties my mother caught me with some many yrs ago! It was always our little secret! I always had fresh silkys to sleep in at night under my pillow. She said boys do these things and I understand the pleasures she said, and silk slips too!Oh I loved my mom!
sissyboy1 on June 22, 2013:
I like to wear panties because they fit better than a mans underwear.
When I wear a mans underwear that fits sizes like 34-36 the waist fits me but the main body of the underwear is to big and the leg holes are to tight. And when I buy single size underwear the waist and leg holes fit but the main body is to tight. But panties fit me just right and they also fit over my diapers I wear now and make pretty diaper covers. So panties should be made for both men and women.
panties4me on January 29, 2013:
I wear Jockeys elance cotton during the winter months and any thing made of nylon during the summer months . I also wear nylon nitties for bedtime and anything else .
Tiger on January 17, 2013:
Wear panties, mid leg and leggings since manyu years back under my men clothes, and love them, there is a real wide choice of colour, model , fabric, that is wy i love them so much. On the man side, the choice is very narrow, but some Cie seems to wake up a little bit, and there more eager customers actually, are woman who buy's underwear they loved to see on their men
JayDee on May 07, 2011:
Mark I can't agree more. I love the JG2 brand, made for the male anatomy, sexy as hell too. I was wearing VF illumination bikini's and they are almost a unisex line, but I would much rather wear something made for a guy. And for all you guys out there worried about what a woman thinks, shock the hell out of them by ligthing up their world in a way no man ever has and let that be how they think of you.
panty sissy ray on January 07, 2011:
I love sheer nylon pantys I have been wearing pantys since I was a 13 year old boy .now I love wearing slips garter belts stockings heels pantyslips I just love having a woman watch me dress in a pretty outfit. I can not get enough pantys , you lady are so lucky....panty sissy ray
Not Every Guy? on September 28, 2010:
Um .. I don't know about everyone else but I can't wear any of that stuff. I get infections so easy it's not funny! I have female friends who can get away with wearing just about any underwear no problem, but definitely not me! I get drenched from sweat just wearing jeans and loose cotton boxers, when I tried to switch to these due to comfort and I got a jock itch fungus... I had to go back to cotton and use an awful smelling spray for 2 weeks! Maybe anyone, male or female, who is fairly dry down there, can get away with it, but I doubt it's as cut-and-dry as 1 gender, 1 wardrobe.
Mark on September 02, 2010:
I always wanted to wear nylon but would die if I was caught in public in ladies knickers, then I found www.jg2.com and that is all I have. The contour bikinis are perfect and you can get feminine colours to make you feel sexy if you desire.
Trust me guys you won't look back!
big guy 64 on June 17, 2010:
I am a male and went to macys store to get my wife some panties, and was surprised to the feel of these panties. I bought one pair for myself and put them on at home, and my wife seen me and I told her I liked them. She then told me why don't you buy some for yourself, and I went back to three macys stores and bought vanity fair nouveau lace panties in white black and candleglow. Now my wife and I buy these for each other for B-days and on special occassions Thank you vanity fair and Macys sales
Jadi on June 12, 2010:
I absolutely love my Vanity Fair 'Perfectly Yours' nylon panties! The look, the fit, and, especially, the feel! The Ravissant and Lace Nouveau are my favories. I know that wherever I go, I am always one of the best 'underdressed' persons there. Great post!
threesweds on May 10, 2010:
For me, wearing a pair of women's nylon panties under my male clothing is my secret while at work. It is exciting to think that I may be wearing the same panties as my female coworkers. My lingerie drawer is filled with an assortment of nylon panties in many colors, some with lace and bows, and some with pretty prints. I find women's panties very comfortable and quite the sensual sensation.
BOMBHEAD on May 02, 2010:
I went into panties about a month ago for more comfort and it's great wearing these. I've tried Vanity Fair, Sears and Bali Skimp Skamp and I like the Bali the best. I went to the Bali site and sent them an email telling them that they have a wonderful product and that they should make them for men with a similar design. I got an answer back, they are interested in my comments and have sent it on to their marketing division. Do the same, more voices will bring results. Berta, I live on the Cape.
Berta CD on April 21, 2010:
Now that the warmer weather is arriving here in Massachusetts I will soon be storing my satin briefs away and once again enjoying the feel of my Vanity Fair Lace Noveau silky nylon (size 12) briefs on my body. I've been a full time panty wearer for 2 or more years now. Have kept a few pairs of those yucky tidy whities for doctor / hospital visits or other situations as have been noted previously.
plinkers41729 on April 11, 2010:
There is a very simple reason why I wear panties full time. I am much more comfortable wearing them and I started about three weeks ago at the age of 72. My scrotum slips down and under and sometimes I feel as though I am being sliced in half when wearing men's underpants. This means I am forever having to adjust my equipment. My wife was having an amusing moment and put me into panties one day and made me wear them all day. I had the first day of comfort in 72 years. I haven't tried all the different styles but so far I like Bali Skimp Scamp so I have bought ten pairs. What I do if ever I go to stay with the kids I don't know.....regarding wash day??????
Jennietv on April 08, 2010:
Wearing nylon panties at work is great, but due to their thinness, require pantie liners, or better yet, pads, so as not to stain the front of your trousers!
Anthony on April 03, 2010:
I wear Jockey size 5 or 6 depending on th fit nylon or lycra bikini regular paties.I Love them:}
ILoveLingerie on April 03, 2010:
I love nylon panties. Don't want to steal them from the women world though, let us both have them :D
Jacque on April 02, 2010:
Should be WinterSilks
Jacque on April 02, 2010:
Mem ought to try WinterSolks style 807. Wouldn't trade them for anything else.
Tom on April 02, 2010:
Another good reason to wear panties full time !
I wear microfiber blend bikini panties all the time and find they are much more comfortable and breathable than men's cotton briefs.
Thank you Hope for another great article.
Riich on April 01, 2010:
I had to laugh with what you write about nylon and heat. One of the google ads are for a 4 pack of nylon panties and states They'r great for Summer!
I to do enjoy my nylons.
PantiesRMe on April 01, 2010:
I totally agree. Thanks for all you've done for us panty wearing guys!!!
celtichic on April 01, 2010:
Great work again Hope! I agree of course. I've worn nylon panties since I was 4 years old, my mother buying them for me at first...after I told her I wanted to be a girl. My mother is and always was deeply insightful into the human condition, as you can tell. But nylon of course is great for men as you say, due to the tactile glories of them. We have sensitive sensors (like Star Trek ones, but for other reasons!!) there.
But next you need to explain why Lace Panties are best for men! That is the type I prefer and wear daily...and my wife loves to see on me. Hooray for lace panties on men!!
chevy34_00 on April 01, 2010:
I wear nylon panties because of how they feel and because I like how they look.
femguy on April 01, 2010:
I love nylon it makes me feel like a woman. Cotton prints are so cute to look at but I wear mostly nylon.
pantied bill on March 31, 2010:
I love my nylon panties. I have collected quite a collection and love to wear whenever I get a chance.
joanetta on March 31, 2010:
I agree absolutely .. never understood why male underwear is so lousy and why female underwear is sooooo good :-)
Melanie on March 31, 2010:
I couldn't agree with you more completely. . .I LOVE nylon panties and wouldn't be caught wearing anything else.