Commando = voluntarily not wearing any underwear!
In the above image, today’s man is posing relaxed and worry free in his commando style – without any type of underwear under his athletic shorts. This style is popular among bisexual and gay men – in particular – because it is one less item to remove should the situation arise. Also, many men prefer it as it allows them to “show off” (promote) their male anatomy without the confines of thongs, jock-straps or briefs or any other variety of underwear.
For us bare practitioners, commando is an option when clothes are essential but with the absence of underwear. One less layer of textile that we are able to discard without appearing “indecent” to those around us. Another way of “blending” without appearing different!
The arrival of the month of March – especially in the Northern Hemisphere – encourages many towards the freedom of the commando fashion statement. The transition from the winter weather into the spring weather – although gradual – attracts us into wearing less as we eagerly anticipate the increased comfort of warmer temperatures outside. We all know that simpler is better!
Some men elect not to wear any type of underpants regardless of the season of the year. This practice is often referred to as “going commando.” Certain styles of clothing, such as cycling shorts and kilts are designed to be worn or are traditionally worn without any underpants/underwear. Sometimes, “going commando” is often referenced as “free-balling” (allowing the testicles to hang freely).
The origin of the phrase “going commando” are unclear. Within the gay community, it is often thought to be “out in the open” (not hidden by underwear) or “ready for action” (sexually available). In the USA, the term is attributed to the Vietnam War where soldiers went without underwear to “increase ventilation and reduce moisture.”
One obvious benefit from “going commando” are the smaller amounts of laundry that require washing. The elimination of the item of clothing on a daily basis reduces the quantity and size of a typical load of laundry requires less time and energy. The result is time that can be devoted to more pleasant activities!
No underpants mean that once the pants/shorts are taken off, that’s it! There’s no extra layer that needs to be discarded!
Many people fail to realize that “going commando” – without underwear – also includes no undershirts as well. In a comfortable time of the year, Montgomery reminds us that “off with the shorts, off with the shirt” grants us instant “bare” status, all in just two simple steps!
If the wearing of clothing is an absolute necessity, “going commando” is an option that we all have. Comfort, convenience and the ability to appear to comply legally to the widespread practice of blending into the expectations of society. As bare practitioners, it is time for us to make general society satisfy our wishes! “Going commando” is our routine of complying with society’s restrictions in our own “special” way!
It also empowers us to bare ourselves with one less layer of clothing to manage!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Monday, March 20, 2023, and the proposed topic is: “First Day of Spring!”