In general there are two quite different reasons why men might wear women’s panties. The first is because they find male underwear uncomfortable and badly fitting. The second is because some men are attracted to women’s clothing, often for sexual reasons.
So what do women make of this? Judging by the frequency with which this question comes up on the internet and elsewhere, this is not an obscure issue but one that affects many men and their partners.
The first reason, that of design and comfort is one with which many men will sympathise. TV presenter Jeremy Paxman famously complained in a press interview that Marks & Spencers, the high street chain well known for its men’s underwear, seemed to have poor design and ‘lack of support’. This complaint may well be borne out by the fact that the chain store keeps on changing its underwear designs, trying new fittings.
In these circumstances, it is hardly surprising that some men prefer the kind of silk briefs usually favoured by women. To which their spouses may well not object.
The other reason for wearing women’s underwear is a rather different question. According to one anonymous male who prefers women’s underwear because he is attracted to cross dressing, women react in widely different ways to his behaviour. He reports that some, such as his mother and first girl friend, have reacted with disgust. Others, he says, were hesitant at first, but came around in varying degrees, forming a kind of middle ground. "They didn't make a big deal out of it”, he says.
The third group, which includes his present wife, is willing to buy lingerie for both herself and him and enjoys the different kind of sex life that his cross-dressing provides.