11 Reasons Why Men Should Wear Underwear Instead of Going Commando

Isn’t it weird how commando, the word for a soldier trained in doing ambushes, now also means going without underwear? I don’t see the connection. Letting your boys hang loose is nothing like going to battle. But many would disagree. There’s a lot of support for ditching underwear altogether. Here are 11 reasons you should keep wearing underwear instead.


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1. You’ll less likely suffer from chafing down there

Chafing is a skin irritation that occurs when skin repeatedly rubs against skin or clothes. You’re putting yourself at risk of irritating your boys every time you go commando. The fabric of your pants, jeans, or shorts could be abrasive to your groin. Such clothes aren’t usually designed to be particularly gentle on this sensitive body part, unlike underwear.

As a second layer of clothing, underwear also serve as a barrier between your groin and the potentially irritating material, ensuring your package remains safe.

2. You’ll less likely suffer from crotch rot

Officially called tinea cruris, crotch rot is a skin infection caused by wearing tight or wet clothes. As long as you keep yours clean, wearing underwear reduces your risk of getting crotch rot. Underwear absorb sweat well, unlike pants, jeans, and shorts in general, keeping your boys dry.

Some underwear are made of sweat-wicking fabric (e.g., polyester blends) which absorb and make sweat evaporate easily. Wearing such underwear greatly reduces your risk of getting crotch rot.

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3. You’ll less likely have particularly embarrassing sweat stains

Seen the meme of how a girl’s sweaty behind made out the Bat Signal? Imagine how embarrassing it would be if something similar happened to you. Wearing underwear will help you avoid it. Apart from absorbing sweat well, underwear act as a second layer of clothing that traps and prevents your sweat from staining your pants, jeans, or shorts.

4. You’ll avoid unwittingly flashing someone

Speaking of embarrassing accidents, how many times have you left your fly open? I guess more than you’d admit. If you always wear underwear, you won’t unwittingly leave Junior exposed if you forget to zip up or if the zipper breaks.

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5. You won’t have to choose the clothes you wear more carefully than usual

It’s also possible to unwittingly flash someone if you wear potentially revealing bottoms, like cotton pants. Such pants become thin over time. To avoid unwittingly showing more than you’d like, always wear underwear.

6. You’ll make certain other accidents less embarrassing

Clothes become fragile if you keep them for many years. Old clothes could break anytime. How mortifying it will be if your pants suddenly split in public. It won’t be so awful if you were wearing underwear. To be safe, always wear some.

7. You’ll less likely have a visible wet spot

How many times have you tried to shake your willy dry but still have a few drops in your drawers? You might’ve lost count already. There are many ways to avoid having this accident but men still suffer from it. It will get worse with age. To avoid unwittingly staining your front, always wear underwear.

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8. You’ll less likely have an exposed leak

Junior isn’t your only body part that leaks. So does your derriere. It’s called accidental bowel leakage (ABL). Incontinence, old age, and certain ailments and food cause ABL. The discharge will show if you go commando, so to save yourself from having such a humiliating accident, always wear underwear.

9. You’ll truly be comfortable

Advocates of going commando swear it’s much more comfortable than wearing underwear. But many people say you have to get used to it first, so their claim isn’t entirely true. And given the risks, we don’t think you’ll be completely comfortable even if you get used to it.

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10. You could look even sexier

Going commando leaves you with nothing but your own devices for seduction if you get lucky. No matter how hot you are, you could offend your partner if you come to the party with no drawers. Some people think it’s creepy.

There are also underwear designed to enhance your goods. An example is bulge-enhancing briefs. You can’t enjoy the benefits of such underwear if you decide to stop wearing underwear.

11. You’ll make foreplay even better

There are also underwear that let you do role-play in the bedroom. An example is underwear for go-go boys. Wearing such underwear will be great for a sultry show for your partner, which is sure to spice things up. Doing away with underwear leaves you with no opportunity to have such fun. How boring is that?

To Wrap Things Up

I’m all for comfort and freedom of expression, but I doubt that going commando is a good way to achieve it. It will only put you at much risk, contradicting its benefits if there are actual benefits at all. Always wearing underwear instead is truly comfortable, safe, and fun, proving there’s no reason to stop.