Guys who never wear underwear

Guys who never wear underwear

Joined: January 14th, 2009, 4:34 pm

July 30th, 2012, 9:46 am #1

there was a post sometime back that said something on the lines of there being a time when British guys never wore underwear in Summer.

I found this post on the British Discipline website that indicates some guys never wore underwear. Unfortunately no date is given.

"My brother, who was at a (mixed) secondary modern, once came home and reported that one of his friends had been caned, trousers down, in front of the whole school, for some serious misdeed. As he didn't (ever) wear underpants, this was bare-bottom. He was fifteen, I think. Our parents didn't blink at this (to us) sensational news."

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Keith
Keith

July 31st, 2012, 12:36 am #2

Quite right Frank, this subject has been discussed. In many working class families, men and their sons did not wear underwear. It was even seen as unmanly since 'real men' never wore anything under their trousers. I was born in 1946 and in post-war Britain clothing was rationed until around 1950(?). Underpants were expensive and frankly not that desirable. Called 'trunks' they tended to be made of a wool/cotton mix, very loose and baggy, with a gaping slit in the front. If any of your mates caught you wearing such disreputable garments you risked the catcall "He's wearing lasses knickers!" (Blush)

I think it was the invention of nylon that made colourful and cheap 'Y' fronts popular and widely available. They were quite a novelty at the time and, being a trendy young man guided by peers, I myself had a phase of wearing them. The drawback with nylon clothing was that it made you sweat (nylon shirts were another nightmare) and became very uncomfortable. One hot sunny day I could endure my 'Y' fronts no longer and called in a public toilet, stripped them off and dumped them in a wastebin, never worn any since.

I also attended a mixed secondary modern school (1956-61) and a lot of the lads did not wear underwear. The cane was used, mainly on the hand, but sometimes across the seat of trousers. Given the usual state of schoolboy trousers they gave little protection. I never heard of any bare bottom canings taking place in my school. That is not to say this did not happen elsewhere.
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Nat
Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

July 31st, 2012, 9:57 am #3

there was a post sometime back that said something on the lines of there being a time when British guys never wore underwear in Summer.

I found this post on the British Discipline website that indicates some guys never wore underwear. Unfortunately no date is given.

"My brother, who was at a (mixed) secondary modern, once came home and reported that one of his friends had been caned, trousers down, in front of the whole school, for some serious misdeed. As he didn't (ever) wear underpants, this was bare-bottom. He was fifteen, I think. Our parents didn't blink at this (to us) sensational news."
Over the years I've known many men and women who don't wear underwear. It's really not so unusual.
You probably see underwearless people every day and don't even know it.
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Lawrence
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July 31st, 2012, 2:25 pm #4

Quite right Frank, this subject has been discussed. In many working class families, men and their sons did not wear underwear. It was even seen as unmanly since 'real men' never wore anything under their trousers. I was born in 1946 and in post-war Britain clothing was rationed until around 1950(?). Underpants were expensive and frankly not that desirable. Called 'trunks' they tended to be made of a wool/cotton mix, very loose and baggy, with a gaping slit in the front. If any of your mates caught you wearing such disreputable garments you risked the catcall "He's wearing lasses knickers!" (Blush)

I think it was the invention of nylon that made colourful and cheap 'Y' fronts popular and widely available. They were quite a novelty at the time and, being a trendy young man guided by peers, I myself had a phase of wearing them. The drawback with nylon clothing was that it made you sweat (nylon shirts were another nightmare) and became very uncomfortable. One hot sunny day I could endure my 'Y' fronts no longer and called in a public toilet, stripped them off and dumped them in a wastebin, never worn any since.

I also attended a mixed secondary modern school (1956-61) and a lot of the lads did not wear underwear. The cane was used, mainly on the hand, but sometimes across the seat of trousers. Given the usual state of schoolboy trousers they gave little protection. I never heard of any bare bottom canings taking place in my school. That is not to say this did not happen elsewhere.
I can verify that lots of boys did not wear underwear- or at least underpants in Britain even in the 1960s and early 70s. As Keith says in working class areas boys regarded boys who wore underpants as girly men, probably because in scotland boys still wore the trunks with the gaping fly
I attended parochial school in a town in the west of Scotland and discipline was strict. I received the can or thick Scottish punishment strap on the bare several times though never quite in front of the whole class.
In the primary (early grades) classes boys to be punished were taken in a special room and told to drop their trousers - there might be up to a dozen or so boys waiting to be punished for a range of offences and generally around 40% of boys were freeballing - though that is not what we called it in those days.
In the high school we were also punished "in private" though again there could be several boys in the room and in the times that I was being punished I was never the only boy to be underwearlsss. Probably one-third of the boys were commando.
In my line of work I became friendly with an Isle of Man policeman- that island used the cane on bare bottoms of boys and young men who committed crimes and he said that one one occasion in 1970 four young men from Glasgow, aged 19 or 20 were birched and none of them wore underwear under their trousers. So it was not uncommon in Britain to freeball.
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Peter
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July 31st, 2012, 2:58 pm #5

there was a post sometime back that said something on the lines of there being a time when British guys never wore underwear in Summer.

I found this post on the British Discipline website that indicates some guys never wore underwear. Unfortunately no date is given.

"My brother, who was at a (mixed) secondary modern, once came home and reported that one of his friends had been caned, trousers down, in front of the whole school, for some serious misdeed. As he didn't (ever) wear underpants, this was bare-bottom. He was fifteen, I think. Our parents didn't blink at this (to us) sensational news."
The posting is correct in that many British boys did not wear underpants in summer, and for that matter also through out the year.In many UK schools boys were not allowed to wear underpants whilst doing PE or playing sport.
I attended an upmarket private all boys school in Cape Town during the middle 1960's and early 1970's.My school was very much modeled on UK public schools and we had the same 'no underwear for sport' rule.
Underpants at that time were generally 'tighty whities', and quite often uncomfortable.Many pf the boys fathers had fought in the Western Desert during the Second World War, and it was not at all uncommon for these soldiers to 'go commando'.
The result was that many Dads did not think it necessary for their sons to wear underpants,so even in grade three there were about twenty percent of the boys in my class who freeballed.As a result of the 'no underpants for sport' rule and the example set by other boys ,freeballing was soon regarded as 'manly', and by grade six probably sixty to seventy of the boys in my class were freeballing 24/7!
Many of the white farmers sons in South Africa in the same decades were never even put into underpants, as most of the country men's outfitters did not stock boys underwear.Underpants for boys were regarded as an unnecessary luxury and as girlish!Only 'sissies' wore underpants!
In some country schools there is still a tradition that boys in grades six and seven (the last years in primary school) do not wear underpants.
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AndyMac
AndyMac

August 1st, 2012, 12:32 pm #6

I also attended school in the Uk from 1965 to 1977 and also was punsihed in the company of other boys on the bare, I would say that somewhat over a quarter of the boys in my class wore nothing under their trousers even into fifth form ie 16 to 17 years of age. We also had group physical exams where a bunch of boys would strip to the waist to be seen by the doctor in the school and many a boy had no under
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Joined: March 16th, 2010, 6:33 pm

August 1st, 2012, 4:51 pm #7

there was a post sometime back that said something on the lines of there being a time when British guys never wore underwear in Summer.

I found this post on the British Discipline website that indicates some guys never wore underwear. Unfortunately no date is given.

"My brother, who was at a (mixed) secondary modern, once came home and reported that one of his friends had been caned, trousers down, in front of the whole school, for some serious misdeed. As he didn't (ever) wear underpants, this was bare-bottom. He was fifteen, I think. Our parents didn't blink at this (to us) sensational news."
This is only tangentially related, but I have read that most UK guys sleep nude, whereas that mode of sleeping seems to be somewhat less common here in the US. Maybe the two are related.

(I live in the US and have never known anyone else to sleep nude. Which is to say that I have never seen anyone else do it or heard anyone talk about it. Most guys seem to wear boxers. I am sure that nude sleeping is not actually as rare as it appears, but it seems that many see something "naughty" or "inappropriate" about it and at least try to avoid "admitting" that they do it.)
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Nat
Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

August 1st, 2012, 7:15 pm #8

I've seen various surveys over the years that indicate that nude sleeping in pretty common- typically 20-30% among men. These surveys also say that underwear- not pajamas- is the most common sleep garment. And because it seems irrational for someone to put on underwear just to crawl in bed and take it off the next morning to dress, I suspect the percentage of freeballers who sleep nude is very high. Its certainly why I became a freeballer and nude sleeper at the same time.

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Tony in Kent U.K.
Tony in Kent U.K.

August 1st, 2012, 7:47 pm #9

there was a post sometime back that said something on the lines of there being a time when British guys never wore underwear in Summer.

I found this post on the British Discipline website that indicates some guys never wore underwear. Unfortunately no date is given.

"My brother, who was at a (mixed) secondary modern, once came home and reported that one of his friends had been caned, trousers down, in front of the whole school, for some serious misdeed. As he didn't (ever) wear underpants, this was bare-bottom. He was fifteen, I think. Our parents didn't blink at this (to us) sensational news."
This clip from the 1969 film "Kes" nicely illustrates how some kids in UK schools did not wear underwear. This would have depicted a tough working class school. In this clip we see young Billy Casper trying to get out of playing football at school. The games master is not interested in his excuses and finds Billy an old pair of shorts to wear. He tells Billy to take off his vest and underwear, and Billy says without any embarrassment "Don't wear them Sir !". We then see young Billy changing into the pants and very clearly not wearing underwear. The interesting bit starts at 2.20
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3cayRMnVb8
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outdoorsman
outdoorsman

August 1st, 2012, 10:21 pm #10

I am in my early 30's now and since I was a small child I haven't worn undergarments of any kind.I also have slept in the nude since childhood.I do tend to warn people who might see me asleep but otherwise I say nothing.I am not ashamed in anyway,and have not been embarrased by not wearing underwear or sleeping nude.Dr.visits are nothing to me,by now my Dr.knows what is to be when I am asked to strip down.In other areas ,Yes my bulge dose show in jeans,so do womens brests in thier shirts.I do tend to on my off days,weekends and just my general bumming around,in summer wear short shorts.Not ones that come just above the knee but ones that just cover my bottom.I have never had anyone make light of it or even say anything off color about it,I have on the contrary had several women,and men comment on how nice my legs look,even alot of women complement my butt! So I see no worrys not wearing underwear,sleeping nude,or things all men are born with show thru a bit,of course with some modesty and with respect of the public I am in wearing such attire,
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