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View Poll Results: boxers or briefs?
boxers 20 36.36%
briefs 21 38.18%
unmentionables / bloomers / other 9 16.36%
neither 11 20.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old March 22 2014, 08:05 AM   #1
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Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

Confession time!
We particularly encourage all staff members to participate in this poll since we have our suspicions about the reason for their type of lounge being labeled "The Briefing Room"


Both boxers and briefs have their pros and cons. For example:

boxers:
+ easy access, roomy, hiding everything
- risk of things slipping out through the legs, uncomfortable folds when wearing them under tight trousers

briefs:
+ support, proper fit under tight jeans
- chafing, showing off contents pretty plainly (which may also count as an advantage, depending on your age, gender, religion and general pov)

Since nowadays there are quite a few females who like to wear boxers, there are no gender-based restrictions. Everyone is free to vote and comment.
The poll is multiple choice, in case you like variety.

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Disclaimer / caveat:

I'm aware that this is a highly sensitive topic (no pun intended) but I have confidence (well, ok, I strongly hope) that with this board's mature clientele (who am I kidding?) it should be possible to lead a matter-of-fact discussion like grown-ups and not like pubescent teenagers.

Please keep the discussion in a G to PG-13 range, respect different opinions (after all we have different anatomies and therefore different preferences) and kindly refrain from bragging.
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Old March 22 2014, 08:14 AM   #2
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

What I like about briefs is the way everything.. tightens.. around the actual member they are encasing when stretched. You don't get this with boxers. I do think boxers are pretty cute, but they are lacking in this regard.
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Old March 22 2014, 08:18 AM   #3
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

I've worn briefs since I was out of diapers. I like to have something fairly snug and secure holding in my assets.

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briefs: . . . - chafing, showing off contents pretty plainly (which may also count as an advantage, depending on your age, gender, religion and general pov)
Reminds me of the old joke (stop me if you've heard this one) about the rock musician who says to his tailor: "I keep telling you, you've got to make the pants tighter! I want them tight enough to show my sex."

The tailor replies, "Bubby, if they were any tighter, they'd show your religion."
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Old March 22 2014, 08:19 AM   #4
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

LOL no, I hadn't heard that one yet. I'm German and jokes about Jews are not PC over here (still that's an excellent one, heehee).

As an athlet I, too, prefer briefs. There is less chafing when running. The wider boxers may be airy but they move too much when you do and that can get very painful after a while.
At work I wear long-legged skiing underwear in winter (and 2 pairs of woolen tights over them), as my profession requires me to spend all day outdoors which at temperatures of -25°C can get a little cool around the thighs.
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Old March 22 2014, 08:26 AM   #5
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Jews? Try Americans. People of the cut.
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Old March 22 2014, 08:27 AM   #6
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Briefs, because of the fit. I tried boxers for a week and wasn't comfortable in them. Going commando is always risky because of zippers.
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Old March 22 2014, 08:31 AM   #7
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Jews? Try Americans. People of the cut.
Let's not turn this into another circumcision thread.

Besides, "American" isn't a religion.
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Old March 22 2014, 08:32 AM   #8
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I'm saying it is hardly a jewish joke when a whole country is pretty much circumcised.

But okay sure, the joke references religion and then there is the "bubby".. which would seem to be eastern european jewish in origin and thereby excludes the muslims who also give it the chop.
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Old March 22 2014, 08:33 AM   #9
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

I wear boxer briefs. You get the full support of a brief, but a little more leg room with the boxer part of it.
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Old March 22 2014, 08:34 AM   #10
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^that sounds complicated.
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Old March 22 2014, 08:45 AM   #11
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

Ah, the all-helpful Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxer_briefs
I hadn't heard of these yet. They look pretty comfortable.
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Old March 22 2014, 08:53 AM   #12
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

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^that sounds complicated.
They're not, really, and they are very comfortable.

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Ah, the all-helpful Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxer_briefs
I hadn't heard of these yet. They look pretty comfortable.
Indeed they are.
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Old March 22 2014, 08:59 AM   #13
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

I am very very fond of the basic white Y front

Though these appear to be boxers in which case they have my approval..

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Old March 22 2014, 09:32 AM   #14
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

This is another one of those questions where my answer is "You're going to have to see for yourself."
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

^^ That post is useless without pics.

Boxer briefs here, too, although I didn't know the name for them until J told me. Mostly black or dark blue.
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