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Frequency at which men in the U.S. wear thongs by age 2017

A 2017 survey of men in the United States found that four percent of men aged 51 years and older wore thongs at least occasionally, while 96 percent of men in that age group reportedly never wore thongs.

Thongs for Men

Overall, about one percent of men in the United States wore thongs several times week, while zero percent wore them on a daily, or almost daily basis. The overwhelming majority of American men do not wear thongs at all. In terms of ethnicity, 95 percent of Asian American men never wear thongs, compared to 87 percent of Hispanic American or Latino men and 92 percent of white American men.

Men’s Underwear in the United States

There are many options available on the market for men’s undergarments. In the United States, boxer briefs and boxers are the two most popular styles of men’s underwear, according to a 2016 survey. Among affluent households in the United States, the average amount spent on men’s underwear on an annual basis was around 57.29 U.S. dollars in 2016.

Frequency at which men in the United States wear thongs in 2017, by age

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Release date

April 2017


United States

Survey time period

March 16 to 22, 2017

Number of respondents

501 respondents

Age group

16-69 years

Special properties

shoppers of underwear

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "What kind of underwear do you wear regularly?".

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