The psychology of underwear

Gamu - posted on 08/04/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 10 year old son does not like wearing underwear and wondering if there is some psychology to it. At some stage I thought that he was lazy to wash his underwear as I suspect that it started when I started training him to wash his underwear. This followed a regression to anal stage after a bullying incident at school where he would not wipe clean. We have addressed that but underwear is not being worn especially during weekends.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/04/2016

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Nothing psychological about it. Its personal preference.

My eldest doesn't wear undies, my youngest sometimes does. Hubs doesn't.

Dove - posted on 08/04/2016

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My son (8 now) has never really liked underwear. Other than sleeping in it cuz it's hot right now... he hardly ever wears it. Not wearing underwear is not a psychological issue... it's a personal preference.

It sounds like you may have much bigger issues than him just not wearing underwear though... Why were you training him to wash his underwear instead of just washing all of his clothes and why would washing his underwear make him too lazy to wear them? If he were washing all of his clothes would he then choose to be totally naked?

I do not know what you mean by an anal stage, but if bullying caused him to stop wiping his butt properly he REALLY needs to be seen by a therapist to get him the help and support he's been crying out for here.

Jodi - posted on 08/04/2016

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If you want psychological advice, take him to see a psychologist. Don't use Google Doctor.

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