Ah, boxer shorts, the popular alternative to briefs for those not looking to go commando. It's casual, comfy, not complicated, and is available in a wide array of sizes and designs.
For some, it's more than just a mere substitute you're forced to wear when all the briefs are still in the labahan. It's a pambahay. It's sleepwear. Maybe even tambay wear.
However, as simple as boxers might be, there are unwritten rules you need to follow when wearing one lest you get caught in an embarrassing situation. For beterano wearers and those planning to try it out, check out below, FHM's Ten Commandments For Wearing Boxer Shorts.
1) THOU SHALL NOT GET TURNED ON WHILE WEARING ONLY BOXERS
But it's okay if you're having this kind of erection
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We get it: You want to look oh-so-carefree and macho in front of your crush, so you don your trusty boxers, and nothing else. The problem is, when manoy decides to act up, it will definitely show, no thanks to the "unrestrictive" nature of boxer shorts. The result? Either she will giggle (if she likes what she sees) or run to the nearest exit shouting, "Manyak, manyak!"
Okay, so getting a hard-on is sometimes unavoidable; so just keep it safe and simple: if you're with a girl who's not your jowa, wear something on top of your boxers to avoid any complications.
2) THOU SHALL WEAR BRIEFS WHEN OUTSIDE
It's a sunny day, and your lazy self wants some Vitamin D. You go out with only your shirt and boxers on thinking "Wala naman akong seryosong lakad, okay na 'to." Bro, don't. What if you see a hot girl jogging outside (see #1)? Or what if a strong breeze blows your boxers upwards? Nobody wants a sneak peek at your junk!
Do yourself a favor and wear briefs under your boxers if you're going out. Yes, maski na kung tatambay ka lang!
3) THOU SHALL NOT WEAR IT SIDE A AND SIDE B
Like with briefs, it's a no-no to "maximize" your boxers by wearing them for more than a day or Side A -Side B style (read: inside out). First, it's not exactly hygienic. Second, it's darn obvious. When others see you doing so, prepare for judging looks to shower you.