Best Underwear For Men With A Smaller Penis

If you have a smaller penis, and can’t find underwear that provides enough support, read on.

This brave reader wrote in asking about what underwear would provide support for a guy who was not well endowed.

Underwear For Men Not Well Endowed

Hi Tug,

So I am gonna just jump right in. I am not a well endowed man but I still want some support for myself.

It seems like so many of the underwear are designed for guys whose flaccid state is still 3-4 inches of dangle, and boys who hang. I am more like 2 inches of hang with tight sac.

I have tried various pouch underwear including, Saxx, Duluth Trading Bullpen, aussieBum, Obviously, 2UNDR, and a few others.

The Bullpen and 2UNDR are my most comfortable underwear, but because my package is small and tight, I don’t get the whole support I expect.

Also, things are baggy. That not only looks funny and even more flat, but also the extra fabric is irritating.

I am wondering if you have seen or have any recommendations as to pouch underwear that is supportive of smaller package (penis & scrotum)?



My Reply

Yo Troy,

Thanks so much for stopping by my site, and for your question!!

I LOVE this question, because not many men would be brave enough to ask it — so kudos to you for having the balls to ask it.

One of my biggest pet peeves with all these different pouch underwear, is how they support our package when it’s cold — meaning when our penis and scrotum are constricted.

Most of the time, a guy’s package will simply fall out of the pouch, defeating the purpose altogether. Sometimes, because of the design of the pouch, it creates an experience that is worse and less comfortable than non-pouch underwear.

So here’s what we’re going to do — I’m going to send your question to some of my pals who have tried/tested lots of different underwear.

I’d like to see if I can collect some advice from several different people, and come up with really great advice for you.

Also, we will make this into an article as well.

That way we can help all those men with a smaller penis searching for underwear with pouch support, but are afraid to ask.

Smaller Penis Underwear Advice

Tug’s Advice – Best Underwear For A Small Package

Wear Compression Underwear

Generally speaking compression underwear have small pouches. They are designed this way so they can keep everything in place during strenuous activity. Although the smaller pouch on compression underwear may be too constricting for men with an average sized penis, they may just well be the ideal solution for men with a smaller penis.

If you’re looking for a generic brand of compression underwear, you can find many available on Amazon.

For those looking for a more premium brand of compression underwear, you could check out the Micro Compression Tights from LEORÊVER or the Always in Motion Underwear from lululemon.

Micro Compression Tights for small packages
LEORÊVER Micro Compression Tights | More Info
lululemon Always in Motion underwear
lululemon Always in Motion underwear

Wear A Jockstrap

Another option could be to wear a jockstrap instead of typical briefs or boxer brief underwear. Or, possibly wearing a jockstrap, then wear boxers or looser boxer briefs over the jockstrap.

The jockstrap would likely be a good type of pouch underwear for men with small packages. It would provide the same level of support as thong underwear, without the drawback of a fabric strap going up your butt crack. In fact, another less endowed reader made this exact same recommendation in the comments section below.

If you wanted some additional coverage, you could wear a thin pair of boxers or boxer briefs on top.

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Advice from John M – Underwear Reviewer on

I don’t think I’m particularly big either.

Sizing down may help some if he hasn’t already tried it. Though it’s possible that that will just be too tight for the legs.

UFM underwear might work because they generally felt smaller, but I suspect that based on my experience (see my pouch underwear review article) things would slip out the back of the pouch.

I’ve been thinking about trying these “swim/run” athletic supporters under normal boxer briefs for some time.

They should fit more snugly, and the bonus is you can wear one size of supporter and another size of boxer brief for a more tailored fit.

It also means you can buy cheap boxer briefs, like the Hanes X-Temp 5-pack ($21 on Amazon). That is less than ONE boxer brief from many pouch brands.

Personally I believe briefs are the way to go in terms of comfort and support.

This guy (The Kavalier) agrees too:

There’s more information in his article too.

Huge Variety of Underwear Fits

There is a huge variety in the fits of various designs.

Jockey alone, for instance, makes some that are too tight, some that are too loose, and some that are near-perfect.

It can be a little annoying trying to figure out how each one fits, but the bright side is there should be something for everyone.

To give one example, (size L in all cases) the Jockey Max Mesh briefs are on the small side, just about perfect in front for me but a bit small in the back.

Their Sport Cooling Mesh briefs (which are mostly solid fabric, confusingly) are cut a little bigger, a bit more relaxed and generally more comfortable.

The “USA Originals” cotton stretch briefs are larger and more relaxed, but can be uncomfortably loose in front.

Their “Lightweight Microfiber Travel” briefs were just too small in front for me.

Whatever the preferred brand, be sure to look at reviews to see if the underwear generally runs small or large.

Lastly, in my experience some briefs that aren’t UFM provide support from the underside. It’s all to do with the amount of fabric there and the overall shape.

There needs to be enough to cover and not so much there’s extra material.

Note about Hanes:

I have no particular feelings towards Hanes.

Some of their stuff didn’t fit me well but their classic no-fly cotton briefs are quite comfortable.

I have ended up getting several items from Jockey because they have a truly huge variety available. Though, I wish they didn’t make most of their goods in China and quality is a little inconsistent.

To see other underwear articles written by John, click here.

Advice from Andy @ Primer Magazine



This is a tough question. I don’t have a solid recommendation on how to address.

Briefs may provide more support but I’m not sure.

The company TomboyX (Amazon) makes boxer briefs for gay women and trans women so it seems like there’s less material in the front.

TomboyX: Boxer Brief Underwear for Women

There are other brands making women’s boxer briefs too, like Culprit Underwear, Woxer, and even Duluth Trading Company. They all have a flat pouch, but made with stretch fabrics, so the fit may provide more support for men with a smaller package.

Advice from Brock @ The Modest Man


I actually haven’t heard that specific question before but I’m sure many guys have asked (probably not out loud).

It’s tough because the seat area varies so much from one brand to the next.

The only thing I’d say is, in general, I think underwear with any sort of “compartments” – brands like SAXX and Sheath – tend to be roomier.

So if you have a smaller penis, I’d say avoid that type of underwear. If you really want to wear pouch or underwear with a compartment, size down one size for a better fit in the front.

That said, I think traditional underwear briefs is the way to go. I’ve found that some brands do run smaller. Hanes Comfort Flex might be a good one to try.

Another idea would be to wear compression underwear from an athletic brand like Under Armour.

Advice from John @ UFM Underwear


Thanks for the opportunity to jump in here. We get calls and emails like this daily.

This is an area where we especially shine.

While the brands he refers too are good products, they actually do not provide support.

They mostly provide isolation of the scrotum to the thigh, but you are still dangling.

Because we have the ADJUSTABLE pouch (drawstring) and the highly elastic pouch material, we accommodate men of various sizes. UFM products are designed to provide actual support with various levels of lift.

My standard go to recommendation would be our Reg Support 6“ boxer brief. We have a few other options we could recommend.

UFM Underwear for men with smaller penis

If he has more questions or would like to learn more, please have him give us a call at 866-521-1118

Advice from Jon @ The Kavalier

Website: | YouTube

While pouch style underwear does have it’s benefits, the support mechanism does not always help and some adjustment is needed.

There are also lots of underwear that don’t have a separate pouch but more of a shaped area to allow some more room.

What I have found is that any boxer brief or trunk style underwear can still leave room between your legs and not offer full support without hiking them up on your hips.

My favorite solution to this is the tried and true style of briefs.

While not as cool as the new-age boxer briefs, they offer superior support in almost every way. Hugging all parts of your body, keeping everything in place, and it requires no more or less adjustment through the day compared to boxer briefs.

I converted in the last year to almost exclusively wearing briefs and it’s been an excellent transition.

I did a video and post about it here (also referenced above).

Final Thoughts from Tug

Pouch Underwear: Only For Men With Average or Large Penises?

I was going through the reviews on the Separatec website and noticed a common theme.

For those unaware, Separatec specializes in a unique pouch underwear that separates your penis from your scrotum.

I noticed that many of the 2, 3, and 4 star reviews mentioned that the pouch design seemed like it would be better suited to those who were larger in a flaccid state.

Common complaints:

  • Penis hole was too large for men with a smaller penis
  • Falling out of the penis hole regularly
  • Not comfortable when sitting — testicles feel smashed
  • If your penis becomes erect, it becomes uncomfortable
  • Testicle pouch not ideally designed for those with a tighter scrotum

All the above said, the average product rating for Separatec underwear on Amazon (link) looks to be 4+ stars. Plus, people do comment that their customer service is pretty good.

Small Penis: The Most Asked Questions

For those interested, here are some common small penis related questions.

What is the men’s average penis size?

Men’s average penis size is 5.16 inches according to the folks at

Does Mountain Dew make your penis small?

Not likely. This myth has been around a long time, and has been debunked many times over. Per Snopes (last updated in 2005) the cause for concern is an ingredient called Yellow No. 5, a food coloring that allegedly has nasty effects on one’s manhood. More info:

How small is a micro penis?

In male adults, a micropenis is defined as one with stretched penile length of 3.67 inches or less. In teenage boys, a micropenis is one with a stretched length of 1.5 inches or less.

Why is my penis small?

It may not be. Researchers state the length of an average penis is 3.6 inches flaccid and 5.2″ erect. Males of all ages tend to think their penis is small, when actually it is an average size penis. To learn more about penis size, check out these articles on and

Small Penis Underwear Alternative?

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23 thoughts on “Best Underwear For Men With A Smaller Penis”

  1. I’m smaller than average myself and have tried a few different brands – as in the article avoid anything with separate compartments for your bits as you’ll fall out is it looks a feels rubbish

    I have recently discovered the Joe Snyder brand and they work well for me. As they double as swim wear (some may argue they primarily are swim wear) the pouch should stay close to your goods and offer support – avoid the maxi-bulge and go for bulge03 or 04 ranges

  2. You know what i would really like to see?

    Women have certain body parts that protrude too.. and they have specially designed AND sized cups to contain them for support and comfort!
    Why cant we as men have they same thing? boxers, briefs with different sized but standardized “pouch sizes” XS throught to XL or something? or if men would be too embarrsessed to buy say a 34″xs pair of briefs… make it a 34″1…

    i am sick of always feel squished and crammed into a fitting pair of briefs.. and i hate and am relcutant to spend £30+ on a pair of nice fitting underwear becuase they have a decent sized pouch…
    of all the things that come out in the fashion industry… why do we not have these yet??

    • heya dave, i’ve seen some brands over the years that have different sized pouches.

      i don’t know them off the top of my head. but if you do run across any, please feel free to email me (don’t post them here) and i’ll be happy to take a look (:

      you can reach me through my contact page.

    • heya anthony, good to hear from you from you buddy and thanks for your question!

      if you can find a men’s thong or g-string with a flatter front pouch, then i don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t would be a good option to consider. many thongs i see have more pronounced pouches, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any with smaller pouches.

      if you find something you love, be sure to come back here and let me know about it, ok?

  3. Hey there Josh here 31 yrs old. I’m not packing much meat either and it’s always something that has ran through my mind and made me very insecure. I guess I’d like help finding underwear that will help boost the look of my penis. 203631****

  4. If you can get over it, there is nothing like women’s panties for the small guy. Just plane bikini. They are so comfortable.

  5. I’m non-op transfeminine MtF. I’ve been under endowed for as long as I can remember. As a young boi, I was babysat by a lady with a daughter (1-2yrs older than I) who always had several friends over. It wasn’t long until I was playing dress up with them. Several years later, I discovered crossdressing on my own: I found a spandex/lycra blend thong that fit me perfectly, and for the first time I’d felt ‘whole’ and ‘complete’. Since that day, panties have been perfect for me.

  6. Recent at 37 years old, I finally got serious about underwear (underwear are a big thing in Gay community clearly) so I always am insecure about asking others to explain.

    Hands 🙌 for your article!

    I am a smaller package. I like jockstrap (recently tried them first time couples month ago and realized there is a better support. However as a overweight (like with boobs and belly lol) gay man, is the jockstrap still the best?

    Also I am uncircumcised (not very loose like most guys are) so it get awkward if I use a reg with those pouch that is too big (like in your article), because of my tight uncircumcised smaller thing, it get very sensitive (in a bad and good way lol) with the loose pouch fabric lightly top of it.

    So, with the smaller package, overweight and uncircumcised, is the jockstrap still better choice?

    Psst hope I explain clearly, am Deaf so am not strong on English

    • heya brennan, sorry for the late reply.

      i wish i could provide some specific advice for you. based on how you describe your anatomy, it sounds like any amount of rubbing can be uncomfortable at times.

      based on that, it would seem that underwear that holds your penis in place better (less moving around) would be more comfortable. a jockstrap generally provides more support than underwear, so you might find the support of a jockstrap to meet your needs.

      however, if you need/want coverage that underwear provides, you either have to wear briefs or boxer briefs on top of your jockstrap, or you have to find tighter fitting underwear. for example, compression underwear like the ones listed in the article maybe a good alternative.

      best for you to try a couple different options, then see which one works the best for you. sorry i can’t be of more help here :(

  7. I read some of the recommendations and tried the tomboyx underwear as well as the Jockey lightweight travel underwear. I had previously tried the UFM underwear.

    I have an abnormally small to micro penis when flaccid. I don’t like the UFMs because they pull in strange ways and I don’t like the fabric. The Jockeys work decently but maybe have a little too much pouch fabric for me.

    The tomboyx underwear brand is for women, yet the ones that ordered have a v shape portion that works perfectly for my small package. I think a type of women’s underwear might very well be the answer to my comfort problems.

    • thanks for the info about tomboyx underwear tom! glad those seem to be working out for you.

      you may also want to try out compression underwear too, like the ones listed in this article. if you do try them, please be sure to come back here and let us know what you think.

    • I am also very small and have fallen in love with tomboy x small bikini and briefs.
      They give me great support and offer a good choice in bright colors. I have a 34 waist at 160 lbs. My girl friend turned me on to these.

    • Andy is right. Though trans women are welcome to wear Tomboy X, their britches are targeted towards cisgender women and transgender men.

      Good article otherwise.

    • Yeah, that is a major mix-up and needs to be corrected/acknowledged in some way. A *trans man* is someone who was not originally thought to be male at birth (but is), and a *trans woman* is someone who was not originally thought to be female at birth (but is).

  8. I totally sympathize, as a member of the small penis club, i have found going with a jockstrap, one size down, provides me with the support i was looking for. When a jock is not practical, i have found that Calvin Klein micro-hip brief fits well.

  9. Have had same problem for years. One day my wife made me wear her panties and to be honest its the most comfortable experience as long as your not embarrassed. No sagging material just a nice silky snug fit. For my birthday my wife bought me a nice selection of Victorias Secret panties. Give it a try its perfect for smaller guys and keeps it all in place.


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