I’ve still been wearing men’s underwear through my transition. I unfortunately have very large balls, so anything short of boxers or boxer briefs can be rather uncomfortable. Recently, the need to tuck back became more pressing as I have more and more female clothing. I’d like to pass effortlessly, so showing up in public with a bulge in my pants is not something I want to do.
I started using tights that I’d cut the legs off of. These work great, but were so restricting. They held everything back very well, but left marks on my skin from how tight they were (these are one-size-fits-all, and I’m 104lbs). I needed to find a better option for what I wanted.
Over the weekend, Rachel and I hit up a clothes place while we were in Canada. One of the things I grabbed was a three pack of women’s underwear. The style is called “boy shorts.” I really dig the way they look. Not knowing the size I’d need, I just guessed small and only got the one pack in case I was wrong.
Well, the boy shorts fit amazingly well. They’re allowing me to tuck almost as well as the tights, but they’re not painful or even uncomfortable. In fact, they’re very comfy. I can see these now becoming my everyday underwear leading up to my potential SRS (and maybe even after). Now, I just need to order another 4-6 pairs so I can change them daily and have enough in between wash cycles.
That said, I may still have to keep my pony underwear. I have two pairs of boxers and two boxer briefs with My Little Pony stuff on them. The boxers are Vinyl Scratch and Rainbow Dash, and the briefs are Rainbow Dash and Derpy. I really love these and will likely hang on to them. Something tells me they’ll be a very welcome thing immediately after my orchiectomy, and fun to wear occasionally after all my bottom surgeries are over.
I shouldn’t be shocked that I’m now wearing women’s underwear, but it’s another step in this journey and they’re all interesting and new to me. One more milestone to check off my list :)