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Boxer Shorts for Sleeping

We're all familiar with the cotton, loose and baggy boxer shorts that men wear. I never thought about them much until recently and now I love them. They're my new sleeping shorts.

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My brother-in-law bought them a few years ago when he had to wear a catheter for a month prior to surgery. My dear SIL found 6 brand new ones when she did a drawer clean out last month and was going to ditch them but I happened to be there and took them for myself.

They were bright and funky ones with designs on them and were cute, the Tasmanian Devil ones being my favorite. I immediately thought of using them with an oversized t-shirt for sleeping in on those hot humid nights when everything feels clammy. They're wonderful, especially because there aren't pj legs or nightie hems that ride up and twist around on me during the night. My legs are free and cool.

I did sew closed the front fly opening but I guess you don't have to.

I'm thinking that the next time I'm home with nobody around to see me and I'm painting, cleaning the floor on my hands and knees or scrubbing down the shower walls, I might take to wearing my new comfortable baggy shorts while I'm doing the job.

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August 1, 20180 found this helpful

Oh, for the good old Victorian era. My, my, my. It does seem modesty has gone the way of the bustle, bustier and halter. Halters? Yes. My sisters referred to them as, 'Flopper Stoppers'. Shameless siblings.

Back then,
A quick glimpse of a young maiden's ankle as she alighted her carriage was about as much excitement as any young gentleman's heart could endure in one day. And should the maid cast a quick look in his direction, with a bit of a twinkle in her eye; Land o' Goshen!, the poor lad would go all wobbly 'bout the knees and swoon for days.

My understanding is, it takes extraordinary measures to 'turn a man on' in this day and age when everybody is 'Lettin' it all hang out'. Maybe so, and I'll leave them to their own devices, (or should that be 'vices'?).

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But oh, to be a shadow on the wall in sweet Miss Mina's bedroom, a Kodak in hand. Do I dare? When her sleep is roused by some sound from afar and she throws back her covers in response, I shall look away as any gentleman would, .... and snap the shutter!

Back to yesterday I dash, with celluloid held tightly in my grip. It will cost me a few coppers to get the film processed and four color prints made, but the profits I shall reap will prove to be quite handsome, to be sure.

Little Egypt was the main attraction at the World's Fair of '93, (that's 1893). So what? Her wicked writhing wont hold a candle to the four color prints I'll peddle of pretty Miss Mina in her bedroom, in her bed, (Do I dare?), wearing some man's undergarments!! Heaven's preserve us!

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Keep those presses goin', boys. They're selling faster'n we can print 'em. Just got a wire for two more gross in Dayton and one more in Hackensack.

Who would have ever thought; a lady from the future, sleeping in some man's unmentionables, just 'lettin' it all hang out', could have made me so wealthy today.

Oh, the headaches! Financial consultants, stock market fluctuations, which architect to design my next yacht. Shall I buy an island in the Caribbean or look for a second one in the Azores?

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Nurse, he's coming around. Increase the sedation infusion to 125 ml/hour. And do see what's going on with his left hand. He's had it in a tight fist ever since they wheeled him in here.

Look, Doctor. I finally pried his hand open. Looks like he's holding a little roll of old, crumbled plastic. No, on second thought, it's not plastic. I know what it is, now. I learned about this stuff in radiology and Xray. It's called celluloid. It was used in the late 1800s for camera film.

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Now, where do you suppose he could have gotten ahold of that in 2018? Go figure.

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August 1, 20180 found this helpful

Oh yes, boxers are very comfy and breathable for sleeping - universal for women definitely & men of course!

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August 2, 20180 found this helpful

Doug, you're hilarious and I love your unique reply. You're generally inclined to short ones that you probably whip off without much thought so I'm pleased that my new sleep shorts gave you a mind's eye picture to chuckle about, thoughts of bygone days when things were simpler (surely you're not that old yet though), and being the practical person you are, you even considered potential lucrative income.

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I take your response as a compliment and thank you.

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August 2, 20180 found this helpful

It was indeed a most sincere compliment. Thanks for all your very nice, and often very colorful, contributions.

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August 3, 20181 found this helpful

Boxers will soon be made "just for women" and when that happens, they will remove all the reasons we "modern day" women love to wear them!

Doug - what a hilarious comment - sounds like you may have been reincarnated!

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August 3, 20181 found this helpful

No, but you can call me Buck Rogers, Time Traveler At Large.

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August 3, 20180 found this helpful

OK Anthony aka Buck aka Doug. And possibly you have other names too that you've been called over the years, mentionable and unmentionable ones. lol What was your nickname as a kid? Mine was Spider Legs, cuz as the name implies, I had skinny legs and knobby knee caps.

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August 5, 20180 found this helpful

As a child, my hair was near white. My nick name was 'Cotton top'. I do believe that was the only nickname I ever had.

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