DS is 19.
when he was little, it was socks. socks drove him nuts. either the seam was on top of his toes, on the edge of his toes, or just under his toes. winter time was awful he would pull of his socks, screaming.
didn't get much better when he was in school. took me hours to find socks in the store, i would end up trimming the seams so close, his toes would pop out. still, he bitched about socks. finally, they started making socks that he finds comfortable.
now it's underwear. he has 5 different kinds of underwear, yet he prefers to freeball. the heatwave is over, dude.
and i'm tired of you saying "because they make my testicles hot", because you think every time you bring up balls i'm going to drop the subject. i'm completely aware that you have balls. i had to inspect and clean them more than once a day when you were a baby.
he gets really embarassed when i'm honest with him, but sometimes, he can be so damn obtuse i really have to "take the low road" for him to get the point.
"why do i have to wear underwear for blah blah blah? tell me ONE REASON."
you asked for it.
"because you look like a baby elephant looking for something to do (swinging one arm in front of me like a trunk and whistling)."
yes, the boy was embarrassed.
all his pants/ shorts are soft, fairly thin, and baggy. he's 6 ft 2 in. & about 165 lbs. and i guess, "gifted". and there's no way i'm taking a crotch shot pic of my boy to show him.
i don't think underwear makes him sweaty (ok, the flannel boxers, i can see that. it's 80 degrees or better 8-10 months out of the year, here), i think he mistakenly assumes that if he brings up testicles, i'm going to drop the subject.
on a day-to-day basis, i don't really care......but when he's required to wear something nice, it's REALLY obvious. and yes, girls and women to ogle him and leer at his crotch in front of me. i've actually pointed it out to him a few times. ("see that one right there? in the hootchie dress? she just checked out your junk and saw your mom watching her. not a classy broad.") i mean, seriously, who checks out a guys crotch in front of his mom?