First of all I am a man and yes, I bought these thigh high tights for myself. But, before you think youve gotten yourself in over your head or your acceptance of anything you believe is unacceptable, read on. I suffer from plague psoriasis, those who do not know of this disease or know little about it. Plates of new skin growth grows attached the the layers that should be natural exfoliated off all the time, everyday. These plagues do not exfoliant so they get tighter and drier and turn into something like scabs but unlike a scab, when you pick it off, there is pink beautiful skin. Psoriasis is not like that the plates of dry dead woven skin gets deeper n deeper affecting your nerve endings thats why people who are afflicted with it itch a lot. And almost any kind of fiber rubbing on the plates will make them ultra sensitive and very itch. These tights are made from a material that stretches but does not pull at any dry surfaces, it remains smooth and stretchy making it idea for my disease. It doesnt irritate it at all, it protects from other fabrics worn overtop of them and makes me feel like my legs are normal because there is no constant tickle from frantic like cotton or denim which most male cloths are made from. This is silky like its not even there. I used to be embarrassed along with itchy because when people see these scary looking platlettes of skin they whisper or ask in a grotesque way what they are and it makes me become defensive. Its an auto immune disease, it not contagious or passed along in any way. It is part of the chemistry of my body, I cant stop it and I cant stop tge narrow mindedness of others who do not ask with empathy but with fear. Most of the time we create demons and dragons so fierce that our fear stops us from telying on our humanity and empathy for those that are sick, poor, destitute or otherwise struggling from something we dont understand and are to selfish to ask about. These tights and others I have are something that has to be a part of my everyday wardrobe and they must be durable, stretchy, comfortable and look like regular wear for a man. Most people think Im athletic because they look like workout gear of some kind. Its a look that looks like something it is not which works well with most people who dont have to think about things too much. So, in my opinion, make or female, they perform the job they are supposed to and for me end a line of questioning that just hurts one another.