Bent, in conjunction with ManCentral.com, managed to survey almost 3,000 of the website’s members for their research into the importance of underwear to gay men.
How important is your choice of underwear style, brand and colour?
80% thought it was important to some degree with only 20% thought it unimportant.
Very Important 28%
Moderately Important 26%
Men who defined themselves as Muscular were the most likely body type to say Very Important (44%) compared to the lowest (13%) of ‘Large’ guys.
Men who reported to be ‘Extra Large’ in the groin area were the most likely to say Very Important (46%) closely followed by ‘Large’ (38%).
Men who reported to be have a ‘Small’ willy were least likely to say Very Important (18%) and the most likely to say Unimportant (37%).
Top 3 UK cities to say Very Important: Brent 67% – Cardiff 64% – Northampton 57%
Top UK cities to say Unimportant: Harrow 40% – Portsmouth 34% – Derby 33%
Favourite style of underwear?
Boxers = 46%
Briefs = 21%
Trunks = 15%
Commando = 10%
Thongs/Jock = 8%
Boxers were most popular with 18-24 yr olds (61%) gradually falling to 30% of those aged 61+
Briefs were most popular with 51-60 yr olds (36%) gradually falling to 11% of those aged 18-24
Trunks were most popular with 36-40 yr olds (20%) gradually falling either side.
Thongs/Jocks were most popular with 51-60 yr olds (10%) falling to 7% of those aged 18-24
61+ were the most likely to go commando (12%) followed by 36-40 (11%) and 18-24 (10%)
Plus some user comments:
Very Important – Calvin Klein, Ginch Gonch, AussieBum, Armani, D&G I like to brand my bum.
Unimportant – Simply the latest fad that gay men have been lured into spending their pink pounds on.
Very Important – because when I fantasize about a guy… I always picture him in branded undies… such a turn on.
Not so important but it depends on what I have planned… mucky or ancient briefs put me off… tho for me you can’t beat a pair of pristine tighty-whities.
Just love seeing a guy’s waistband sticking proudly above his low slung jeans… if the waistband has a name on… it means the lad has thought about how he looks to another guy and that’s sexy.
Very Important – My under-crackers ‘r’ very important, I think they say a lot about a man.
Important – I just love all the cheeky, colourful prints these days… funderwear at its best!
MANstore M213 mini pant – Gigo Python Jock – HOM Snake – Gogo Comic Briefs – Clever – Chromed barswww.deadgoodundies.com
Nasty Pig™ Briefs Nasty Pig™ Rubber Jock http://eustore.recon.co
The top-selling men’s underwear brand in Colombia, Expose Underwear, is ready to launch globally with its new barely-there line of sporty and sexy briefs. Expose Underwear’s Funky and Shear collections retail between US$22 and US$28. www.ExposeUnderwear.com
Rufskin – Low riders Banglads.co.uk
ManCentral.com was launched in 2008 and has over 133,000 members, primarily from the UK and Ireland. The site allows gay, bisexual and curious men to join, create an online profile and contact other members of the site for free. Users of the site have free access to the forums, chat room, instant messenger and email features.