I grew up wearing tighty whities, because that’s what my mom bought me, and I was unaware of other options. As an adolescent, I experimented with many styles, as well as “commando”, before settling into a decade-long run in boxers - my cousin had fertility issues, which his doctor attributed (at least in part) to wearing TWs. I wasn’t then married, but I’m always thinkin’ ahead. That’s just me. But, there are certain disadvantages to boxers, as any man who wears them will attest. Not the least of which is the lack of support - if you’re not careful, you run the risk of tripping on your balls, or getting them caught in the dresser drawer, or (god forbid) snagging them on the errant rusty nail.
But after all the years with free range testicles (so to speak), I’m having trouble strapping them back into TWs, even though fertility is no longer a concern (I had myself sterilized last year). Tighty whities are just too… tight. But the boxers have got to go (I think), and going commando just doesn’t seem as cool and sexy now that I’m 36 as it was when I was 26 (you’ll just have to take my word on that). Whatever. I’ve found a sort of compromise, though. These things are like a cross between boxers and briefs. Like cotton boxerbriefshorts. Comfy.
But are there other options out there I’m unaware of?