It's time to stop perpetuating men's lingerie myths.
Men’s lingerie is an alarming trend that can lead to gender dysphoria, therefore, homosexuality
Gender-queerness perhaps, in some cases, transsexualism, but never homosexuality. According to WebMD Mental Health Center, gender dysphoria is not homosexuality. “Your internal sense of your gender is not the same as your sexual orientation.”
WebMD also states that people who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria at some point of their lives (or finally came to terms with it) tend to identify themselves with both genders or with neither gender, a phenomenon often regarded as “genderqueers.”
More recent research from the National Health Service (NHS) suggests that gender dysphoria is by all means genetic. It may actually be the result of the abnormal development of a baby while it is in the womb, possibly as a result of genetic or hormonal factors, which causes the brain to develop a gender identity that is different to the baby's sexual organs.
The bottom line is that never in a million years will you have a gender dysphoria from wearing manties.
Men’s lingerie will never sell
Nothing could be further from the “naked” truth. These days, masculinity is refined, boudoir fantasy has broaden its appeal and sells just as good as alcohol or tobacco. You’ve obviously never heard of Good Devil, Cover Male, Intymen, Candyman, Miami Jock, a handful of body shaping lingerie brands that upscaled male-only g-strings, c-strings, jockstraps, you name it, way before Heidi Klum Intimates HK Man, Matthew Lewis and David Beckham joined the thong-gang.
Some things were never meant to be, never mind sell, but somehow, they are real and still highly marketable: UGGs, brosiery, mlutches. Boxer briefs, once a non-essential item, now represent nearly 40 percent of the whole men's #Underwear market.
Furthermore, Global Market Study on Men's Underwear conducted by Persistence Market Research Group showed that growing disposable income, preference for branded underwear that offers better fit and comfort are major factors driving demand for premium underwear, thereby fueling the growth of the men’s underwear market.
By age group, the global men’s underwear market is now segmented into ranges such as 15-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46-55 and 56-65. Of these, the 36-45 savvy underwear shoppers segment accounted for over 24 percent share of the overall men’s underwear market in 2014, followed by the 26-35 segment.
Men’s lingerie will put an end to macho man fashion
Celebrities did a pretty good job at killing a stereotypical "manly-man" long time before J.W.Anderson subverted gender norms in menswear. It happened right after Vin Diesel, Gerard Butler, Robbie Williams, Sean Connery and Marcus Schenkenberg collectively tried on different wrap skirts. Macho culture, anyone? #Fashion #Lingeria