One of the questions we get asked the most is “What is the deal with the pouches in men’s underwear?” There are a few reasons that underwear with a pouch designed into the front can be beneficial to the guy wearing them. These reasons are generally the same but the design of the pouch itself can vary from brand to brand since it is sometimes a patented design. I’ll start with a few examples of the different kinds of pouches:
- In the Colt underwear (the white pair) the pouch is comprised of stretchy material with a bit of support provided by the black band that goes alongside and under the pouch.
- The Intymen underwear (the blue pair) are a bit more complicated. The pouch is two parts, the inside part is a fabric cockring the you put your cock and balls through – this provides an upfront boost that holds your dick in a higher position that, depending on your size can have a mild to considerable enhancement effect. The fabric covering the front provides a bit more support and also helps keep from rubbing against your pants.
- The type of pouch on the Ergowear underwear (the green pair) is more designed for comfort than anything else but it does provide a bit of a lift as well. It is primarily a loose pouch sewn onto the front of the underwear that allows your genitals to “fall” forward and hang fairly naturally as you would if your were naked.
- The pouch on the Obviously underwear (the grey pair) is mainly a piece of stretchy fabric on the front but without the extra band of material that the Colt brand has.
Now to address the original question. Pouches provide many benefits and very few drawbacks. Regardless of the design, they all provide some measure of lift that, depending on your size (I mean dick size not body size) can have a mild to considerable enhancement effect. By that I mean they take what you were born with and lift it up and out front making your package more visible to the casual viewer who happens to take a look at your crotch. That doesn’t mean it will look like you’ve stuffed two grapefruits and banana down your pants, but it will make it a little more apparent that you do indeed have a dick. This is also affected by the style of pants you are wearing as well, looser (like sweatpants) will make it quite obvious what you have swinging around down there whereas dress pants or jeans will most likely conceal the bulge a bit more but it will still be visible.
The main benefit is comfort, plain and simple. It is time to throw out your grandpa’s tighty whiteys and step into some new underwear. The only thing most ‘old-fashioned’ mens underwear really accomplishes is providing a layer of fabric between you and your pants, and that’s about it, and loose boxers end up bunching up and eventually you look and feel like you are wearing a diaper. In poorly designed underwear you either squish yourself into them with your shaft pressed up against your lower stomach and your balls stuck to your inner thigh, pushed upwards against your stomach and you spend all day adjusting your sweaty dick trying to be more comfortable, or flopping around and never being comfortable at all. Most pouches take care of this, when you put on your underwear your dick goes into the pouch which surrounds and supports you, keeping you from squishing against your legs and providing a more contained area for your cock and balls to live in for the day. Most also provide a moisture wicking benefit that keeps your from getting too sweaty and sticky which also adds to the comfort.
Allowing a more natural hang is another pro for the pouch. When you are standing naked you can see how you naturally hang, to the right or left or straight on, it depends and varies from man to man. This just allows for a more natural feel while wearing them.
If you are fairly active and move around alot the pouch will hold your boys nice and snug and keep them from flopping around too much – it sounds stupid but if you are thinking about how sweaty you feel, or if you constantly need to peel your dick off your thighs then you are not concentrating as much as you could be on whatever activity or job you may doing at the time. Conversely, if you spend a lot of time sitting or standing in one position, then it is fairly common for your boys to gradually settle, usually down one leg or the other causing you to become more and more uncomfortable until you need to get your hands in there and put everything back where they should be, and if they are held securely in a comfortable pouch that is unlikely to happen.
The last benefit I will mention is that they usually just look better as well. If you happen to find yourself in a situation where you (and possibly one or more others) are in your underwear I can almost guarantee you will look a little bit sexier in new underwear. If that underwear has a pouch to display your assets, even better.
It can take some getting used to, especially if you have spent your entire life up to this point just wrapping yourself in a pair of tighty whities and adjusting yourself through your day and to be perfectly honest, not everyone will make the adjustment to pouch underwear. I once described them and doing for men what Wonderbra did for women, you know the whole lift and separate thing, except without the separate – on the other hand the pouch will separate your balls from your thighs so maybe it still applies. I encourage you to give them a try.
Getting the right size of underwear is also important. It can be more complicated than just choosing small, medium, large and so on. As I’ve mentioned a few times your dick size can make a difference for your comfort as well – but that will be discussed in a future post.
If you want to tell me anything I may have forgotten, add your opinion or just tell me I’m full of shit, then leave a comment. Also, if there is a question or topic you want me to take a look at let me know.