It is surely no secret by now that many women aren’t exactly on board with the men in their lives wearing women’s clothing. We can point out at great length how much of a double standard this is (I wonder how many women have been wearing jeans whilst they complained that the man in their lives wanted to wear a skirt or lingerie) but the type of woman who is put off by a man who wears women’s clothing doesn’t care about logic of that nature.
The denier system is a system used for measuring the linear mass density of fibers. One denier is equal to one gram of fiber per 9,000 meters. Now I’m sure for many of you, that’s all the explanation you need and you can now safely return to your home based nylon stocking laboratories armed with that knowledge. Others of you may require conversion from metric to the lunatic based system enforced upon certain parts of North America by people with a native mistrust for base ten, and still more of you may wonder how that relates to actual stockings.
Much like Katy Perry with her lyrics about exploring the mouths of her gender and finding the experience a fairly positive one, we like to talk about men who explore the underclothes of the opposite gender and who likewise, find the experience a positive one.
It’s hot, it’s in, it’s men who wear lingerie.
I often come over all preachy saying that people should let go of their fears and accept themselves for who they are and embrace all their quirks and whatnot, and one would think that it would be a fairly non controversial opinion to hold. After all, loving oneself and accepting oneself are good things.
If you don’t love this style, then you have no affinity for lace and should go and sit in the corner and think about your attitude.
Pantyhose has traditionally served many roles. According to Wikipedia (the repository of all human knowledge, comparable to the library at Alexandria before it was destroyed by invading barbarians,) pantyhose are designed to do the following.
What follows here is an exciting analysis of sheer pantyhose, aimed at the man curious as to the nature and properties of this most alluring and feminine garment.
Animal print panties, because if you’re not wearing the print of an animal about your loins, you’ve forgotten who you are as a primal animal beast that just happens to be bipedal and able to operate heavy machinery. (If you’re reading this and thinking ‘I can’t operate heavy machinery’, I say unto you, yes, you can!.)
More about the panties!
Now here’s a question that besieges men who like to wear skirts and other items of women’s clothing, if a man is wearing a skirt, who wears the pants? Is it the woman? Is the woman to be forced to wear the pants? What if the woman doesn’t want to wear the pants? Clearly, in any relationship, there can only be one skirt and one pair of pants, it has been that way since time immemorial, indeed, many scientists believe that the big bang erupted into a pair of pants and a skirt.
There are many reasons why one might want to secretly buy lingerie. Perhaps it is intended to be a present. Perhaps one is living under a cruel, anti-lingerie regime. Perhaps one simply likes to be stealthy in the way that one makes one’s purchases. A great deal of emphasis is put on being open and transparent in one’s activities these days, so much so that there is little room for the quiet joy of having little secret nooks and crannies in one’s home, mind and soul.
Let me cut to the chase on this one real quick. No. Especially not if you’re a woman, but also even if you’re a man. At least, to my mind at least, the act of simply wearing clothing designed for women does not make a man a cross dresser. Some men wear skirts and lingerie and other items of women’s clothing for no other reason than the fact that they like them. They are not trying to be feminine, they are not trying to pass as women, they are simply men going about their day in skirts or lingerie or whatever pleases them.
Since I have begun exploring the themes of gender and dress, I’ve occasionally received feedback from readers who are disappointed at the breadth of the issues these articles cover. ‘I thought this was just for men who liked lingerie’ is the most common of their refrains.
Men who fall into this category get their panties in a knot every time issues like wearing women’s outerwear or gender neutral people arise.
Are you male or female? You no longer have to be either, at least in New South Wales Australia, where local government has taken a great leap forward in allowing the option of no gender to be assigned on birth certificates. This allows people born without clear gender, those who ally themselves with neither the masculine or feminine to live as they wish to, neutrally.