If we mentioned the word “lingerie” to any person, we can assume that they may think of lacy, frilly, revealing clothing that is worn for mere minutes before it is being thrown all over the bedroom. It’s the stuff that we primarily see women wearing that is supposed to get men who are attracted to women SUPER wound up.
Thinking of lingerie in that sense isn’t wrong. The technical definition for lingerie, according to the Merriam Webster dictionary, is “women’s intimate apparel.” Once you think about this definition, the obvious loophole is that “men can wear this stuff, too.” So the definition there has already changed, since it’s not strictly just for women.
After breaking down that wall, we then have to think about whether or not traditional “lingerie” would be attractive for women who are attracted to men. Would they enjoy seeing their boyfriend in that sort of apparel? Or would they rather have him wear something on the more masculine side? Would it still be considered lingerie even if it’s not feminine?
A lot of these questions were spurred by this one picture from the internet:
We know it’s not a definitive statement, because every woman is going to think differently about what sort of clothing will attract them to a man. However, it got us thinking about whether lingerie can really be condensed into just one standard of clothing. Because lingerie is primarily meant to arouse a partner, why WOULDN’T a suit be considered lingerie for some people? If it turns them on in the bedroom, why not have their partner wear a suit and have them consider it as “lingerie?”
Unless wearing other types of clothing for sexual arousal is mostly considered “fetish”…but then is lingerie just a TYPE of fetish? Or does it just belong to its own category?
As you can see, this has become something puzzling to our brains at XDress. However, we would like to know what you all think of this! What do YOU consider “lingerie” to be? Is it primarily the frilly, feminine clothing that we think of first? Or do you think it’s broadened out to be so much more?
Have a wonderful day and happy XDressing!
LLevo ya muchos años usando lencería pero ahora al final mucho más y tengo 67 años, comparto con mi mujer que unas veces la acepta más o menos, pero claro empecé con bragas y ya tengo mi lencería propia, con medias, ligueros, bragas y sujetadores en los colores blanco, negro y rojo. Así mismo bodys y saltos de cama preciosos. A veces en casa los llevo todo el dia y mi mujer lo sabe y hay dias que lo acepta y otros que no, pero lo vamos llevando, lo que si es cierto que a veces compramos juntos en las tiendas y le pedía opinión de lo que me gustaba y no tenía reparos en que me comprase bragas y asi luego pasamos a las medias y ligueros y los sujetadores al final he comprado yo solo porque ella por ahi no entraba, pero bueno al final poco a poco va aceptando que es mi gusto aunque con algún que otro disgusto pero repito lo vamos superando. Creo que el hombre tiene el mismo derecho de usar lencería que ellas usan patalones, corbata o trajes; pienso que el futuro es que sea todo unisex y no se bautice ni ropa ni lencería eso de mujer o de hombre. Eso ya pasará a la historia en breve.
I have been wearing lingerie for many years but now in the end much more and I am 67 years old, I share with my wife who sometimes accepts it more or less, but of course I started with panties and I already have my own lingerie, with stockings, garters, panties and bras in the colors white, black and red. Likewise bodysuits and beautiful bed jumps. Sometimes at home I wear them all day and my wife knows it and there are days that she accepts it and others that she doesn’t. It is true that sometimes we buy together in stores and ask my opinion about what I liked and had no qualms about buying me panties and then we went on to stockings and garters and bras. In the end I bought them just because she didn’t fit in there, but well in the end, little by little, she accepts that it is my taste, although with some other annoyance but I repeat we are overcoming it. I believe that men have the same right to wear lingerie as they wear pants, ties or suits; I think that the future is that it is all unisex and that neither clothing nor lingerie is destined just for women or men. That will go down in history shortly.
I wear lingerie in my daily life, for a long time. First because I like it, I feel very comfortable and my femme side is more exalted. My boyfriend loves that I look good every day, he often asks me to put on a pair of underwear that he likes and I think it excites him during the day to think how beautiful I look for him. And when it comes we make love intensely. For me lingerie means sensuality, secrecy and love!
I wear lingerie, panties, because it excites me and arouses those that see me. Which is my reason to wear intimates…!!
Interesting question, I wear ‘traditional’ male underwear as well as feminine underwear, but when I think about lingerie I suppose I tend to think
more about my sexy silky feminine underwear rather than my day to day panties/knickers or even my silk or designer boxers. I’ve always found the idea that underwear has a sexuality weird anyway, can’t wait for the day when I go to a mens underwear section in a shop and see a pair of briefs with little bows on them, we’re getting a little closer with more cuter/flamboyant patterns, bolder colours and silkier/stretchier materials for men but women still have a massive lead on us lol
Ultimately it is whatever turns one on. The stereotypical image of lingerie is unarguably feminine and certainly the term “lingerie” is linked inextricably with “sexy”, “seductive” etc. I buy in to that image but don’t see why it should be restricted to women either in fantasy or reality. I prefer lingerie to be underneath a woman’s outer clothing and feel the same about myself and other men. I adore lingerie on both men and women and the thought of either myself and/or my partner (Whether male or female) wearing lingerie is intoxicatingly sexy.
I feel like rockstar in my silk boxers because when I wear them under my slacks I feel totally in control and ready to score big. The cool fabric and awesome boxerstyles I wear everyday makes me feel like a millionaire.
Lingerie means to me, excitement both feminine and masculine. Complete freedom to feel nice under my clothes. But also there is something intoxicating seeing a well presented female in nice underwear.
Lingerie to me means the explicit expression of my gentle, feminine side. Deliberately dressed to show you I care.