Most men have probably never wondered why their boxers, briefs, or pants have a hole in the front. Well, it's obvious... isn't it?
But one underwear brand has now revealed the true reasons why that hole exists. And believe it or not, it isn't only to pee.
The boxer hole, which can also be known as a flap or a fly, has had its primary use been called into question on many 'ask-a-stranger' sites such as Quora, Yelp, and Reddit over the years.
Some men see so little use in the flap that many underwear brands have started produce lines without it.
But it may still be a matter of fashion considering many men buy with, and others buy without.
Well, regardless of this matter, underwear brand Sheath has stated recently: "The hole in your boxers is also called a fly.
"You're free to call them whatever name you want, but the functional term is still fly. Why is it there? You guessed it!
"The purpose of the fly is to make it easier for you to pee while wearing boxers."
Despite this, the brand also states that 80 percent of men actually never use the hole in their underwear to pee.
Pulling them down is generally a whole lot easier!
This suggests there might be another reason for the boxer fly, given that only 20 percent of blokes actually use the thing.
Sheath's website states: "Today's modern underwear is nothing like what men wore even a few decades ago.
"The actual pouch where the fly is located has also been changing drastically.
"In the past, this area used to be flat. This design does not give the man a natural way for his penis to be contoured. Thankfully, men today have a better option."
So, you're telling me the flap is also used to better 'contour' our nether regions?
"New boxer briefs and men's briefs have a design that actually has a roomier pouch," the brand explained.
"This new pouch design gives the man more definition, comfort, support, and freedom."
So the hole is meant for much more important duties than peeing, apparently!
Definition, comfort, freedom, and support are also crucial attributes in a good pair of briefs.
Although some blokes on Reddit consider it a useless addition as they would rather wear a more secure pair of pants at lower risk of letting their crown jewels slip out unintended.
Each to their own, right?
Words: Charlie Metcalfe
Featured Image Credit: Kristino Boxers/Unsplash
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