Are Men In Lingerie Perverted?
You Want To Wear Panties? Naughty Boy!
When the issue of men wearing lingerie is discussed, there are two often heard counterpoints, or slurs that are thrown in the direction of such men. One of these is that the man in questions must be gay. This issue has been addressed more fully in another article, but suffice to say, most men who wear women's lingerie are straight men. Most cross dressers in fact, tend to be straight. When the gay objection is dismissed as being untrue, doubters and haters tend to fall back on the 'perverted' argument.
It's just wrong they say. Wrong for a man to wear, or perhaps to even think about wearing women's lingerie. Let's think about that statement for a moment. Though it might be tempting to dismiss such accusations out of hand for being facile and ignorant, I believe it is worth looking at this issue as it is one that many men cite as the reason for holding back from wearing women's lingerie, or the reason that they did hold back for so long.
Is it perverted for men to wear lingerie? We can explore this issue, by looking at the flip side. Is it wrong for a woman to wear men's underwear? Or outerwear for that matter? Clearly this is not a widely held perception in Western society. In fact, the sight of a woman in an oversized T Shirt and men's boxer shorts has become mainstream, cute even. And why not? Women often cite that they enjoy wearing men's boxers due to the comfort factor. At the all girl school I attended, men's boxers became a popular fad for a while, every girl owned at least one pair. I doubt a single reader is currently recoiling in disgust at having read that, yet if I related a story of a boy's school where all the boys took to wearing lace panties, the reaction would most likely be notably different.
The fact is that there is an unequal and unfair taboo in our Western society when it comes to men expressing anything remotely feminine. It is considered almost unnatural. How strange that we should have accepted the movement of women into more masculine roles and modes of dress, but that we still so staunchly resist the reverse.
Of course, perhaps we should not complain too loudly about this fact. For many men, breaking the taboo is exactly what makes wearing women's lingerie so naughty and pleasurable. In fact, one could say that every person staunchly clinging to a thought system that leads them to find the notion of men wearing panties to be perverted, actually adds a little to the forbidden, naughty nature of the act itself.
Clearly there is nothing perverted about men wearing women's lingerie. The millions of men around the world who like to wear women's lingerie speak by their sheer volume. This is not an unnatural desire. This is a desire driven (for most) by tactile pleasure first and foremost, and a naughty thrill secondly. Wearing women's lingerie is an activity that certainly hurts no-one, and adds spice and vigor to the sex and every day lives of many men and women on a daily basis.