What's the Hole in Boxers Called and What's it For?

Ana Morales - December 08, 2021

Men's underwear is a little more complicated than they may first appear. Your boxers are not just shorts. For one thing, they're specifically designed for your body and all of your body parts. Have you ever noticed the hole in the front of boxer shorts? You probably have. What's the hole in boxers called? The next question is, what's it for?

The Hole in the Front of Your Boxers

There's actually many names for it, probably because no one knows the "real" name and so everyone makes up their own! From penis holes, air holes, and pee holes, there are many names for the hole in the front of your boxer shorts. Others call them Y-holes. Even some would just simply call those holes… holes. There is a true name, however. Just like what we call the holes on our pants, the hole in your boxers is also called a fly. 

You’re free to call them whatever name you want, but the functional term is still fly. Why is it there? You guessed it! The purpose of the fly is to make it easier for you to pee while wearing boxers. Are you ready for an underwear fun fact? Only about 20% of males who wear boxers actually use the hole in their boxers and would rather pull them down and take out their member when using the restroom. The fly makes it more convenient to urinate in a public restroom, even though only 20% actually use the holes.

Today's modern underwear is nothing like what men wore even a few decades ago, and a big part of this has to do with advancements in materials and designs. Over the years, there have been design changes to the fly. The most common fly nowadays comes with a button that will make it easier for you to close it after opening it. There are also underwear with a design that allows the underwear to close itself using a double-layered overfly.

Your Underwear's Pouch

The fly isn't the only thing that has changed. The actual pouch where the fly is located has also been changing drastically. In the past, this area used to be flat. This design does not give the man a natural way for his penis to be contoured. Thankfully, men today have a better option. New boxer briefs and men's briefs have a design that actually has a roomier pouch. This new pouch design gives the man more definition, comfort, support, and freedom.

Our revolutionary Dual Pouch takes what makes Sheath Underwear so remarkable. It improves upon an already fantastic underwear design in the only way we could think possible. This pouch underwear features a circular-seamed urination hole within the inner kangaroo pouch that leads to an outer vertical pouch, isolating not only the genitals from the inner thighs, but also penis from the testicles. Our Dual Pouch design also adds a fly for quick access. It's everything you're looking for in men's underwear!