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Thong in gay men, also a taboo?
« on: June 29, 2019, 11:58:34 PM »
It's clear that we the heterosexual men have very complicated to wear thongs, but I want to ask to gay men in this forum if is also complicated for them or if it's easier.

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English is not my language. I'm sorry in advance for my possible mistakes.

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Re: Thong in gay men, also a taboo?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 09:38:39 AM »
Iím gay and I donít find it complicated to wear them. Maybe Iím not understanding exactly what youíre asking but why would it be complicated for anyone to wear them, straight or gay? There are always options to avoid anyone seeing your underwear, regardless of the style.


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Re: Thong in gay men, also a taboo?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 02:42:35 PM »
Iím gay and I donít find it complicated to wear them. Maybe Iím not understanding exactly what youíre asking but why would it be complicated for anyone to wear them, straight or gay? There are always options to avoid anyone seeing your underwear, regardless of the style.


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Re: Thong in gay men, also a taboo?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 03:47:17 PM »
Thongs and g-strings on men are still considered taboo in certain circles. For women it is less of a problem and it looks like skimpy swimwear is slowly coming back. Men should be able to go with this new development.
The problem is the taboo on skimpy male swimwear (and underwear). As long as the thong wearers are secretive because of this taboo, the longer the rest of the world will see male thong wearers as perverts and/or gay. The only way to break the taboo mold is wearing thongs in public to show that it is just a piece of clothing. As long as it is legal to wear thongs, just do it. It might takes ball to start but it can be done. Just be careful in the neighborhood of hysteric parents with kids.
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Re: Thong in gay men, also a taboo?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2019, 07:06:35 AM »
Iím gay and I donít find it complicated to wear them. Maybe Iím not understanding exactly what youíre asking but why would it be complicated for anyone to wear them, straight or gay? There are always options to avoid anyone seeing your underwear, regardless of the style.


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What I wanted to ask is if thong in gay men is as unaccepted as it is in straight men. Sorry if I don't express myself very well. English is not my language; I hope I've expressed myself well this time.
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Re: Thong in gay men, also a taboo?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2019, 10:42:30 AM »
Iím gay and I donít find it complicated to wear them. Maybe Iím not understanding exactly what youíre asking but why would it be complicated for anyone to wear them, straight or gay? There are always options to avoid anyone seeing your underwear, regardless of the style.


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What I wanted to ask is if thong in gay men is as unaccepted as it is in straight men. Sorry if I don't express myself very well. English is not my language; I hope I've expressed myself well this time.
Itís probably a little more accepted for gay men but honestly, I donít think theyíre worn much more by gay men than straight men. Jocks tend to be worn more by gay men than thongs. I think the stigma of ďmen who wear thongs must be gayĒ is wearing off and itís more of whether people find thongs on men acceptable in general, gay or straight. What I love seeing are photos of very muscular men wearing thongs and Speedoís. I think that confidence in a masculine looking man is breaking down the taboo more than anything.


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Re: Thong in gay men, also a taboo?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2019, 02:36:12 PM »
When I meet other gay guys, I find they are almost always wearing boxers, boxer briefs or briefs. I think I have yet to find one wearing a thong like me, unless we are meeting because of a common interest in skimpy underwear.
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Re: Thong in gay men, also a taboo?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2019, 12:09:15 AM »
Thongs and g-strings on men are still considered taboo in certain circles. For women it is less of a problem and it looks like skimpy swimwear is slowly coming back. Men should be able to go with this new development.
The problem is the taboo on skimpy male swimwear (and underwear). As long as the thong wearers are secretive because of this taboo, the longer the rest of the world will see male thong wearers as perverts and/or gay. The only way to break the taboo mold is wearing thongs in public to show that it is just a piece of clothing. As long as it is legal to wear thongs, just do it. It might takes ball to start but it can be done. Just be careful in the neighborhood of hysteric parents with kids.
Absolutely. Agreed! I think what can often be misleading is that many of us unconsciously subscribe to the assumption that thongs are for men who are gay. In my experiences, sexual orientation does not have a direct impact on clothing choice and vice versa. Rather, I've found that those who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community are simply more ACCEPTING of change and are less preoccupied with masculine vs feminine binaries. Because they are so accepting, we wrongfully assume thongs are for those who are a part of such communities. I, myself, am bisexual, but I wear thongs because I personally feel sexy and free in them whether I am with a male or female partner. I also encourage females to wear thongs and preach body-positivity and self-love, above all else.

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Re: Thong in gay men, also a taboo?
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2019, 08:50:33 AM »
Judging by the number of thongs on sale on websites, a good proportion of guys must be wearing them.
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Re: Thong in gay men, also a taboo?
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2019, 10:37:58 AM »
Judging by the number of thongs on sale on websites, a good proportion of guys must be wearing them.

Excellent point! Especially when mainstream department store brands such as Jockey, Calvin Klein, and 2xist are making them. If they didnít sell, they would discontinue them.

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Re: Thong in gay men, also a taboo?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2019, 10:16:38 AM »
From my reading over the years.  Men wore thongs long before women did, even back in the rock ages.   Men wore loin cloths which were not far off of a thong.


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Re: Thong in gay men, also a taboo?
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2019, 02:16:53 PM »
having gone to a liberal large university, i had lots of lgbt friends, and a good portion of them at least owned a thong, a handful wore them regularly. my besty and i would go underwear shopping together time to time, but again, it was a large enough and liberal enough city that there was a gay mens underwear store. two even. the same where i live now. i have definitely met a few local guys into thongs via grindr. also, went to Folsom a couple years ago and saw a thong for every 3 jockstraps or so, so a good portion i'd say. :)

as for straight men, i get that its a little harder and unexpected within your community [the general vanilla populous] but with what ive experienced, yeah its slightly more acceptable and common in general among lgbt groups, because hey we're already one step off the 'norm anyway. but i have also seen plenty of awkwardness, and uncomfortableness around it too, especially with people only recently out and dealing with internalized stuff, and masculinity, and trying to conform and fit within the larger 'straight' expectations. but meh overall folks ive met are all 'you do you'. xD

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Re: Thong in gay men, also a taboo?
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2019, 03:15:54 AM »
I find it neither more nor less complicated for gay guys to wear thongs.  Each to their own but yes, to be perfectly honest, its more accepted in the gay world to wear thongs.  Even so, lots of guys will look and judge...really unfortunate but true.  I find thongs to be far more personal as i love wearing them for Ďme being meí - and i think that makes a difference when others (e.g. at the gym) notice that I wear thongs and they have even made compliments over my uw choice.  But thatís likely b/c Iím totally comfortable and clearly not wearing them to show off but just that its what i wear. 

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Re: Thong in gay men, also a taboo?
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2019, 10:27:50 AM »
Last week was Gay Pride Week in Montreal, and I saw some guys in jockstraps. I didnít see any thongs. It seems that gay people avoid thongs because they think thongs are girly. Thereís still that stereotype that thongs are for women and jockstraps are for guys.
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