All my running shorts have liners, meaning there’s a built-in brief that protects my lady bits and prevents chafing. This is ideal to me, since wearing underwear is unthinkable: cotton retains too much moisture, and all my other pairs are too frilly to be comfortable.
A couple years ago when “running underwear” started popping up in stores, I made a joke about it to a friend. She looked at me like I was crazy and confessed that she had been wearing it for years! I was completely confounded until she gave her reason: she didn’t want to have to haul her running shorts down to the laundromat after only one wear.
That seems pretty logical, but I remain an advocate of dropping your panties when you go running, even (and especially) when you’re wearing tight bun-hugger shorts. To me, commando is just more comfortable! But I’m curious to know how many of you are wearing your knickers out there.
Do you wear underpants under your running clothes? How would you defend your position to someone who takes the opposite stance?
Leave your skivvies in the comments!