All I will say is that as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned a new meaning to the phrase:
"Never trust an old fart”
Which is why at times I DO wear boxers— 'cause there's nothing like a wet air-shart while wearing khakis!
IIRC, I understand that the term results from actual commando practice— underwear traps sand and dirt and will chafe while just BDUs will let dirt fall away— senior noncoms suggested it as a way of overcoming such chafing
And called it ‘going commando’.
But then, these were the same guys that taught me the meaning of the term Ranger piss.
By doing ….
Oh FUCK that is funny!
I prefer underwear for one simple reason; after I take a piss, I hate the leftover piss running down my leg. I’m not just talking about a wet tip. Sometimes, a few more drops come out as I’m walking or standing up after taking a dump. It’s just super annoying.