The underwear that’s fun to wear

Jesse Sideways Jock

One of my longtime fans recently asked a question about a fetish that it seems a lot of you share:

openquoteAre you a huge underwear person? Are there types, styles you generally like? And do you have a collection you set aside just for your shoots, versus vids and appearances? Inquiring minds wanna know!”

Here in the US, we used to have a brand of children’s underwear back in the ’80s called Underoos; they were “the underwear that’s fun to wear,” as the commercial went. They were modeled after the looks of various cartoon characters. I remember that I had two different pairs: Superman and Underdog. (Yes, Underdog. I loved that show.) Other than that, I only wore tighty-whities.

Titan JockstrapMoving forward… throughout my teens and twenties, I continued wearing tighty-whities. Yeah, pretty boring. I tried wearing boxer shorts, but my — ahem — “size” kinda precluded their use as I flopped around all over the place. Hanes were my preferred brand, and I always thought they were good enough.

The one exception to this rule was the jock strap. While I didn’t wear one for typical everyday use, I definitely used them for sports: ice hockey, at first — complete with cup — and later for rugby. (Incidentally, one does not use a cup when one plays rugby; the prospect of accidentally dislodging one of your balls and then being hit when it’s outside the cup is almost too gruesome to imagine.) And, once in a while, when I was feeling especially horny or frisky I’d wear one to the gym along with mesh shorts, hoping someone would notice. And occasionally, someone did… which led to some adventures I’ll write about in a future blog post.

My underwear tastes changed about 5 years ago when I went to Mr. S Leather in San Francisco and tried on Nasty Pig underwear for the first time. (With an audience, I might add.) I was hooked. They fit so much more comfortably than those Hanes tighty-whities I’d worn all my life. Their jock straps were super comfortable, too, and they even make a rubber one! Nowadays, between Nasty Pig and Cellblock 13 stuff, that’s all I ever wear. (By the way, each of the links in this paragraph point to Mr. S Leather’s website, where they’re celebrating their 35th anniversary through the end of August with $3.50 flat rate domestic shipping… and if you live outside California, it’s tax-free! Time to grab some new undies!)

DSC_0478ha-web CROPDirk is a different animal. His motto is “nunquam ubi sub ubi,” which is Latin for “never wear underwear.” When he wears mesh shorts at the gym without undies (as he often does), you can see everything. He does use underwear on rare occasions, though… like when he pulls out a particularly old pair of jeans with a hole in them that would cause him to be arrested if he went out in public without something underneath. But I digress.

People often ask me about the kind of underwear we wear during a porn shoot. One of the requirements is that the clothing used during filming cannot have obvious branding Small trademarks are unavoidable (have you ever tried to find a pair of underwear that doesn’t have the manufacturer’s name written across the waistband?) but we try to minimize it as much as possible. If the director has specific requirements for the scene, he’ll talk it over with us before the shoot and we’ll bring what we can with us. But typically, I have a two jock straps that I use over and over again: an unbranded navy blue one, and an unbranded black one. You can see one or the other in most of my work… including the picture at the top of this post.

In closing, let me share a few underwear shots with you… both from my archives, and from a photo shoot that Dirk did recently with a wonderfully talented local photographer named Joey FlyFoto. Joey, by the way, has an awesome book out called The White Shorts Project, and Dirk and I are in it! I’ve included our photos from it at the bottom of this post, but be sure to check out the book and its hundreds of hot guys!

Oh yeah, and that Titan jock strap I’m holding in that one pic above? It’s available in the Titan Store.

7 replies
  1. Michael Finnegan
    Michael Finnegan says:

    Personally, I love a man in boxers. Though I am loathe to wear anything, myself, in the summer. Winter will force me into compression style, boxer briefs.

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  2. Samuel Legg
    Samuel Legg says:

    Sorry I got to “like when he pulls out a particularly old pair of jeans with a hole in them that would cause him to be arrested if he went out in public without something underneath.” I….I think I need a moment………………………………………. Okay, I wish I could see him in them.

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  3. Lyne Beausejour
    Lyne Beausejour says:

    Lovely article, hot pics and yes I do have a question, well two actually. For the white shorts project, where did the lighting source for the effect come from? It seems as it came from under you. Now my second question pertains to the kinds of underwear, where have the strings gone? It’s stereotypical but I always thought that gay guys enjoyed wearing string, since that’s what I was expose to know.

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  4. Liz
    Liz says:

    Great blog post! Both funny and informative. Placing that top photo on its side was a brilliant idea, it looks great that way.

    I’m so sorry I have other plans and won’t be able to attend Dirk’s concert tonight, but I hope it’s a huge success. If you have the time, you should check out the sculpture fields at Art Omi (pronounced “oh my”) in Ghent. I wrote to Dirk about their music program earlier this year. It might actually be on your way home: http://www.artomi.org/

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  5. Jason E. Loper (Jdawgie)
    Jason E. Loper (Jdawgie) says:

    Wow Jesse, I understood you were busy.. I myself am in a constant state of busy with my new business taking off. I was a patient pup and it paid off. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a whole blog answering my questions. I love getting to know you and Dirk thru your blogs. I love sexy men in underware and out! I also loved Mr. S Leather the first time I went, they make it quite the adventure there. Trying on underware or wears with an audience is always a turn on when I am there too .. WOOF! Love showing off, hehehe! Nasty Pig is so comfortable, I first aquired there Firefighter pants on my birthday years ago … they are soo comfortable that many nights I slept in them. I realized there just not for show Then came there jockstraps.. really for fitting to my package and the actually strap forms my furry ass nicely too. Jesse I am sending you and Dirk a big warm furry hugs. I look forward to continue learning more about you both!

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