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Comman-DO or Comman-DON’T: How Americans Feel About Ditching Their Undies

Working from home is the new normal, and it’s interesting to see how our clothing preferences are shifting. Without dress code policies, people are abandoning their work wardrobes and choosing comfort above all else. 

For some people, being as comfortable as possible means ditching their underwear completely… and this trend piqued our interest. We surveyed 3,000 people to gauge how they feel about going commando in 2020: the reasons they choose to go underwearless, if they ditch their undies when donning workout gear, and who is most inclined to do so.

Are you on the same page as the American public when it comes to going commando? Check out what our survey revealed to find out.

Commando for Comfort: Cool or Not Cool?

Going commando for comfort seems to be more widely accepted than it used to be. Let’s not forget that anti-undies celebrities like Britney Spears were shamed by the media for ditching their panties in the early 2000s. Unless it was necessary for a red carpet look, going commando definitely raised eyebrows.

Our survey found that comfort is actually the most popular reason why people leave their panties behind. In fact, 17% of respondents claimed they go commando to feel more comfortable, with another 8% saying they go panty-less to be able to move more freely. 

Our findings also revealed only 5% of respondents said they opted out of underwear for wardrobe related reasons, even though you would think people would be more concerned about avoiding a visible panty line. A mere 6% of people said they go commando so they can do less laundry. 

Our results from study on underwear hygiene found that a cringe-worthy 45% of respondents admitted to wearing the same pair of underwear for two days or longer. For that half of the population, it’s probably a better idea to go commando than to re-wear undies.

Commando for Working Out: Yay or Nay?

Americans are willing to ditch their drawers in the name of comfort, but does this include going commando during workouts? It turns out, the majority of respondents would much rather keep their undies than feel more liberated down there. 52% of people prefer to have a sweat-wicking layer of protection. Wearing underwear might also protect you from accidentally exposing yourself or having a camel toe in the middle of a crowded workout class.

18% of people prefer not to wear anything under their workout clothes, a safe bet if you want to eliminate the possibility of panty lines, wedgies, and constricted movement.

Commando Men vs. Commando Women 

It’s 2020, and people still think it’s less acceptable for women to go commando than it is for men. 35% of our survey respondents said it was more acceptable for men to go underwear-less than it is for women. 

Is the reason why women going commando is still taboo because people think they’re stereotypically more promiscuous or less classy? There seems to be a double standard when you consider how “freeballing” is encouraged and not a big deal among men. Also, it’s worth noting that 33% of respondents said they prefer not to answer this question. Whether or not these people were uncomfortable with commenting or simply feel indifferent is up for debate.

So, where do you stand on the commando issue? Ultimately, it all boils down to personal preference. Since we live in an underwear-optional world, it only makes sense to invest in the best for when you do choose to wear it. 

Regardless of your preferred cut or fabric, it’s the quality of the underwear that will make the biggest difference in your wearing experience. Every single one of our styles was created to make sure the 3 F’s (fabric, fit, and function) are top-notch. It’s cool if you’re a commando type of guy or gal, but keep us in mind next time you replace your neglected panties or boxers. Our underwear might even make you consider switching back to Team Undies.

Methodology

We used Google Surveys to analyze data resulting from asking 3 questions to a total of over 3,000 respondents. 

Sources

Celebs Now | Girls Talkin Smack | The Sun | Yoga Journal | Bustle | Refinery29