What does Freeballing mean?

Freeballing is a popular slang expression, which means going without underwear under ones pants.

The term mainly refers to men freeing their balls – hence the name – with their testicles not being restricted by tight boxers or underpants.

It is synonymous to the phrase Going Commando.

Some do it because it feels more comfortable to not be restricted, some state that it is healthier and more natural.

The slang may also refer to bat sports, such as cricket, when a male batter does not use a box to protect his genitals – a brave commitment.



What's the origin of Freeballing?

“Freeballing” has been an undebated tradition of all humanity, prior to the invention of the underwear.

This was changed with the arrival of civilization and humility, urging men to hide their junk under layers of cloth. There are some, who rebel against this oppression of manhood, and those heroes are called “Freeballers”.

The exact origin of the term is not known for sure, however there is a strong lead to its origin.

“Freeballing” is said to have been coined by a Tampa, Florida DJ and radio host, Todd Clem, who started the tradition of “No Panties Thursday” in the late 1980s. This tradition was eventually expanded to involve men as well, with participants eligible to win prizes.

The term itself was coined as a pun, from Tom Petty’Freefalling, which was sung as “Freeballing.”

This tradition is said to have spread across radio stations in Florida, eventually spreading across the entirety of the United States.

Spread & Usage

How did Freeballing spread?

Most men has done “Freeballing” at some point in their life, whether it was because they forgot underwear, had no clean underwear, or just wanted to let the testicles hang loose.

The Freeballers Forum is an online forum exclusively dedicated to men who enjoy the act of “Freeballing.”

Separate YouTube channels, such as Freeballing Bulge Watchers, were created for men and women who enjoy seeing videos of attractive men “Freeballing”, often wearing loose shorts or sweatpants.

It is a popular hashtag on Instagram, and several images can be found online featuring attractive men “Freeballing” – made for the enjoyment of others.

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