Some months ago, a few of us writes were chatting about stuff unrelated to books and we discovered that several of us liked wearing men's boxers around the house and/or to bed. I was relieved to learn I was not a lone weirdo.
Now, you may wonder if this is a manifestation of penis-envy. I can assure you, our reasons are comfort and practicality. We could buy cotton shorts designed specifically for women—usually in pink and other girly colors. Because it's a well known fact that we are all about soft pastels. If you don't believe me, check out these Bic For Her Pens. Read the reviews—they are hilarious.
There are many problems with women's shorts. For start, they have a single seam in the back which means they ride up. Waking up in the middle of the night with a giant wedgie is not fun. They are made of flimsy material, and for some mysterious reason the waist band loses all its elasticity about one year after purchase, whether you've been wearing the shorts during that time or not.
Men's boxers are sturdier, the elastic holds, and they have double seam at the back, preventing wedgies. And lastly, you can buy a four-pack of Hanes of Fruit of the Looms for the price of a single pair of girly shorts.
So, there you have it.