Underwear

Where do we even begin? There are lots of different types of underwear, for both women and men. For Cheeky Boners, we will concentrate on the male underwear, and around the website female underwear is generally and collectively termed as panties.

Briefs

Briefs

One of the most common types of male underwear, the briefs have been around for a long time. Covering front and back and usually made of cotton with an open fly made by overlapping fabric, they have been adapted and have evolved over time. But the staple of comfortable cotton coverage will outlast us all.

Boxers

Briefs

Another of the most common types of male underwear, the loose-fitting boxers are another staple of a man’s underwear drawer. Completely covering front and back and extending down the upper legs, boxers are usually made of cotton with an open or button fly. Like with briefs, they have evolved over time and now come in all shapes, sizes and styles.

Boxer Briefs

Boxer Briefs

The boxer brief is a crossover undergarment, bridging the gap between briefs and full boxers. Shorter than boxers and usually more figure-hugging, boxer briefs also often feature a pouch at the front for better comfort and a more bulging look.

Thong

Thong

Much like it’s counterpart designed for women, a man’s thong uses minimal material; a pouch at the front and a string through the buttocks. Some men will swear by them, citing their comfort and feeling, while others just swear at the thought of having a wedgie all day.

G-String

G-String

As if you couldn’t get male underwear with even less material than a thong, we have the g-string. The absolute minimum amount of material used, the only way to be more revealing would be to go nude.

Jock Strap

Jock-Strap

Common in America, it seems, the jock strap is a kind of backless brief. Featuring a pouch at the front but instead of one connecting string like a thong, a jock strap has two lengths of elastic going around the buttocks and joining at the waist.

Tanga Brief

Tanga Brief

The tanga brief is full-backed, covering the buttocks. With a pouch at the front the tanga uses minimal material between, resulting in open sides with the waistband stetching around.

Crotchless

Crotchless

I think you can pretty much guess this one. Usually applicable to briefs of some kind, crotchless underwear has a gaping hole where the pouch would normally keep your valuables snug and supported.

Backless

Backless

More than a Jock Strap, backless underwear provides a little more coverage and support, but the all-important ability to be cheeky when required.

Trunks

Trunks

In the UK, trunks refers to figure-hugging boxers, usually cotton but with a fair amount of lycra. However, elsewhere it seems trunks refers to anything worn while in the water. Trunks come in many different styles, from boardshorts and mid-length shorts to briefs and thongs. Either way, there is little more delightful than stepping out of the ocean in a pair of wet trunks clinging to every contour.

Speedos

Speedo

Deserving of a category all to themselves, the humble Speedo trunk has caused many heads to turn at the beach. Figure-hugging and bulge-producing, these trunks are a staple of the brave man the world over.

Leggings

Leggings

Extending the length of the leg, leggings were originally designed as a way of keeping warm in colder temperatures, but have since become outerwear thanks to the increase in popularity of yoga and similar, and the comfort and flexibility they provide. Plus, they make your ass look fantastic.

Pantyhose

Pantyhose

Sheer, figure-hugging and boner-producing, pantyhose cling tight to the contours of the body and much like tights, can make for an interesting feeling on the body. And with a degree of opaqueness, can also add a certain sexual desire.

Leotard

Leotard

Much like a one-piece, leotards come in different styles and shapes and are popular with wrestlers and gym-goers. Covering the upper part of the body and wrapping tightly around, leotards have become more mainstream and not just for bodybuilders and ballet dancers. Short-sleeved, long-sleeved, covering the buttocks like a pair of briefs or riding up like a thong. See-through or not, leotards are as varied as those who enjoy wearing them.

Lingerie

Lingerie

Stockings, suspenders, garters… lingerie encompasses a whole raft of underwear. Originally made for women, fashion houses are now seeing that sexy underwear is also popular with some men. Coming in a range of materials, lace is still the mainstay for the sexy revealing look. So whether to feel sexy, or to arouse a partner, there is always something to titillate and excite.

Sissy

Sissy

Nowadays, ladies underwear isn’t solely designed for women, and men can get their hands on sexy and frilly panties with a pouch at the front to provide a more comfortable experience. Popular with cross-dressers and femboys.

Sheer/See-Through

Sheer

What better way to turn a partner on than to present yourself in sexy see-through underwear. Maybe as a tease, maybe as a personal thrill while going about your usual day, or maybe just to make your partner aroused and begging for more.

Lace

Lace

Sexy, demure, erotic… lace is something that has captured the imagination for centuries now and shows no signs of relenting. A little bit see-though, a whole lot sexy, lace underwear is guaranteed to get the juices flowing.

Satin/Silk

Satin

Shiny, slippery, soft and sexy, silk has long been at the top of most wishlists when it comes to private bedroom attire. And the feeling of super-soft material sliding around your nether-regions will surely get you hard in an instant.

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