Jeni3131 - posted on 07/28/2015 ( 18 moms have responded )
Recently buying underwear for son (13) and he asked for boxers instead of briefs, which he used to wear. About a week later I asked him if he liked the boxers and he said he did but the main reason he wanted them was because he didn't want to get teased for wearing 'tighty whities'. I found this strange, knew about the boxers vs. briefs thing before but I didn't realise there was this negativity towards briefs. I asked my eldest son (20) who has always worn briefs, if he ever experienced teasing for wearing tighty whites, and he said he only experienced a bit of light joking from friends. I never knew about this at all, maybe its because I'm an older mom but when I was in school/ college loads of guys I knew wore tighty whities and no one said anything. Are briefs now considered uncool? Is this a big deal now for teenagers? Of course kids don't want to be picked on or teased but is this something people commonly get teased for now?