I stopped wearing underwear since I was 14. Went without underwear at school, HS job, then the Navy (after boot camp), at work after I was out of the Navy and then my entire career as a firefighter. Was it noticeable, yes, at times. Was it ever commented on, yes but in a playful/joking way and it didn't stop me. Is underwear actually needed to work, recreate, live? Underwear is not required or essential. In certain cases, it may be a benefit but is it really essential? If you're exposing yourself to someone, then you'll have a problem but if you're wearing clothing that is accepted in the work place and you choose not to wear underwear, I'm not sure your employer or anyone else should take issue with it. If a female employee is wearing a sundress, are employers going around checking for bra straps and pantie lines? There's a line an employer over stepping their bounds on your privacy, that needs not to be crossed.The male bulge can be seen even if you do wear underwear. I don't think there's any way of covering it up short of using duct tape. If you're a larger bulge guy, the duct tape may not even help. I think you just need to be smart about the exposure to others but I find it questionable that you could be reprimanded or fired because your bulge was simply visible. Mine was in my fire department uniform for 32 years, in the fire house, in classroom functions, on emergency responses. Both male and female co-workers and subordinates never lodged a complaint.The comment about a commenters son working for Starbucks and his son being told he had to wear underwear because of his bulge, is a perfect example of an employer over stepping their bounds on your privacy. We are humans and male humans have a penis and some are more noticeable than others. We are not mannequins. Clothing stores have only recently begun to display female mannequins with nipples that show what a particular piece of clothing would look like if a woman went braless. Maybe it's time to put a penis on that male mannequin to show what shorts or pants look like while going commando.Is this young woman's top permissible to wear at your work place? If so, should she be told she "has" to wear a bra? Another invasion of privacy.;-)
I couldn't agree more. There are a number of skin conditions that make wearing underwear more uncomfortable. Women particularly can go through boughts were removing underwear and allowing air can improve comfort. I am an employer and would not intervene unless they were being inappropriate but then I would be focusing on their behaviour not their clothing preference.
My wife would kill me if I went commando to work more because my light work trousers would completely outline my penis. In my shorts however I never wear underwear and have been to the office same with jeans. Then other garment like my kilt there is no way I am wearing underwear :)
I would equally have no issue with a woman going bra-less society has enforced a view that female boobs and nipples are somehow perverse they are no different to ours just often bigger (not always) it is societies issue not the woman preferring a bra-less life, or a nudist preferring nothing at all.
Several of us were sent home and our productivity went through the roof. But we deal with copyrighted images and any breech in online security and it's curtains for the company. They are working on making a secure line for us next year it's all on the IT to do list. You know that game.
It all depends on a few things, the shorts, if they show too much or whatever, your place of employment if it would be appropriate or not and also some underwear show more than if you don't wear any. Personally I don't wear much underwear anymore.
I'm self employed and work outdoors. I have taken to going commando during warmer weather for comfort sake. And I wear just a vest or even topless if the client isn't about. I would work naked if I could and might if I'm working somewhere secluded. So long as its not too obvious and so long as you sre not walking around with an obvious erection where's the harm in it?
Because I've not worn underwear since I was 14, I've played many organized sports and not worn underwear or a jock... except for football practice and games, then I wore a jock. But when I ran track, I ran with a jock and my wife/gf used to comment on it or ask if it didn't hurt with me jiggling all over! hahahahaha I told her that it wasn't that noticeable unless I was thinking of her. That made her smile!
At work, we used to exercise in the mornings. Sometimes we played basketball and most time we played pickle ball. If neither was available to partake in, we used to walk around the local park. There were days when we got busy and I wasn't able to get into a uniform until 1 or 2 pm. Sometimes I'd conduct business with the public in the office in a t shirt and shorts, flip flops or sneakers. No underwear ever. Noticeable; probably. On purpose; no. Complaints; no a one.
I go commando most of the time myself. I have played tuba in church for the last 30 yrs or so, nice to meet another brass player.
Euphonium player here. Since 2 of my bands allow us to wear shorts for summer concerts, I have some a little longer than I usually wear otherwise so I can Freeball without worrying about accidental exposure.
I used to always wear underwear, pants or shorts, it didn't matter....I had it drilled into my head growing up that I should be wearing clean underwear in case I got hurt at work!
I have gone commando before, off duty, and my wearing underwear would depend on how comfortable my shorts were and what I was doing. This year, I started not wearing underwear on a regular basis, and it's been great! But let me tell ya, this past work tour I've gone "commando" wearing shorts at work. Unbelievable! No one said anything or cared!
As far as the legal aspect - why should your employer care what you're wearing UNDER your outter wear? You're not exposing yourself in public. And so long as you're doing your job well, why should it matter?
I would go nude if I could but.... Any thoughts about going commando to work will anyone be offended? The material is very thin but length is adequate.
I don't even own underwear, and I do wear shorts to work. The key is, get so used to it that it doesn't matter anymore.
Also, men's shorts have gotten so long now, it really doesn't matter. If you wore your 1970's shorts without underwear, then your genitals would likely be seen by coworkers.