First of all, if you want someone to answer a question you pose, you should let them choose how to respond and not tell them how they should identify with the subject matter, otherwise, it defeats the whole purpose of asking their opinion (when, in fact, you want them to believe as you do). Secondly, my initial thought was to tell you men have been wearing hose of some sort since the early days of the Roman, Byzantine Empires and Medieval Times to present day. Hose of any kind have never been off-limits to men! It's just never that widely talked about in masculine circles. But women have known for ages. Even now, doctors suggest pantyhose to men with poor circulation in the legs and diabetes to prevent blood clots from standing or sitting too long on the job. Men in Europe have been wearing hose for years in the form of what the U.S. refers to as longjohns during the freezing winter months. There's no shame in it, unless it's for a more private nature that involves cross-dressing. Even so, there's nothing new about that anymore either. The world is slowly coming to terms with that topic as well, choosing to adopt the concept "live and let live" as with gay marriage, presently. So, do you, if that be your thing! Just don't live your pantyhose world shamefully in a closet, if you're compelled to wear them. Be yourself with those you love and if they truly love you, they'll be there for you and learn to understand it may be just a fetish and not a way of life. Good luck with that one !