So, you know that you want to think about the style of underwear that best matches your needs and which material will be best. But what should you keep in mind as you choose between boxers, briefs, thongs, bikinis, and any other style or the various materials? Or how do you choose between the hundreds of options once you narrow your options down to a material and style?
Keep the following features or characteristics in mind.
Comfort is the most important feature for the vast majority of underwear. There might be an exception for those times that you want to look incredibly sexy and impress your partner. Even then, however, you likely want to balance comfort with sexiness and style.
The only issue with looking for comfort in underwear is that this can be pretty subjective. Your best option will be to look at reviews. The good news is that over time, you’ll get a better idea of what type of fit and material is most comfortable for you.
In summer, you definitely want to choose underwear based on breathability. Hot temperatures lead to sweat and that can cause discomfort if your boxers don’t let your private parts breathe. The only time you may want not to prioritize breathability would be if you always wear tight pants that would block any airflow anyway.
The breathability of underwear comes from a combination of style and material. Remember that boxers will give you the most airflow, but there are still plenty of other options that are highly breathable and can keep you cool.
Another option is to go with underwear that has less material, such as jockstraps or bikinis, during the summer. The reduced material should help keep you cool.
You may occasionally want to get a fun pair or sexy pair of underwear that doesn’t have to last for long, but this is not usually the case. The longer your underwear lasts, the less frequently you have to take the time to browse options.
When it comes to longevity, compare how long you think the pair will last to how much it costs. Paying more for higher-quality underwear will cost more upfront, but it can save you money over time. This is especially true if you look at cost per wear.
Of course, you won’t know how long a pair of underwear will last until you actually own them. This is where reviews come in handy. You can also look at the overall reputation of a brand or whether they have any guarantees.
If you plan on wearing the underwear in front of that special someone, then you will also likely want to consider how sexy the underwear seems. This will depend largely on personal preference, both yours and that of your partner. Gay men’s underwear tends to come in some very sexy styles that are also incredibly comfortable.
Don’t forget to consider if you want enhancing underwear or something that will give you plenty of support, such as with PPU jockstraps.