I didn’t know this was a thing. Sharon Kurtzman:
First, I took a rudimentary survey of 10 girlfriends who were all around my age. The result: At least on occasion — exercise being the predominant occasion — 60 percent of these ladies went commando. In 2015, I of course turned to the Internet and Google to round out my research. A number of articles touted the health benefits of commando life. An article at Elite Daily listed things like comfort and feeling sexy as reasons for turning your body into a no-underwear zone.
I didn’t need an article to point out potential economic benefits. Some brands are pricey. Swearing off underwear could pad my wallet, though not lift my butt.
I chewed on all the well-intentioned advice from friends and the information I found online. Most of those I’d queried leaned toward ditching their underwear before exercising. Using that as my guide, I tried going commando for two of my runs. I didn’t like it, preferring an extra layer between the world, my spandex and my sweaty self.
It’s still not a thing.