I’ve tried to compile some of the more frequent questions on this page. You may also want to see the Myths page which dispels some of the more common misperceptions about garments.
When do Mormons start wearing garments?
Mormons start wearing garments when they attend the Mormon temple and participate in a sacred ceremony known as the endowment. For men, this commonly happens before leaving to serve a Mormon mission at the age of 19. For young women, this generally happens shortly before getting married, often in their young 20s.
Do Mormons take off the garments?
Yes, for certain activities. Of course, the undergarments are removed for bathing or showering. In addition, garments are removed for sports or swimming. Finally, garments are removed for intimacy between husband and wife. In other words, they are generally taken off for the same activities as any other undergarments.
Why is Mormon underwear secret?
Honestly, I don’t think Mormon underwear is considered any more “secret” than anybody else’s underwear. At the same time, however, http://newsroom.lds.org states “Garments are considered sacred by Church members and are not regarded as a topic for casual conversation.”
What does Mormon underwear look like?
Garments are made out of white fabric to symbolize purity. There is a top and bottom piece of clothing. For example, men’s garments look like a pair of white boxers/briefs and a white undershirt.
Have other questions?
If you have other questions that I haven’t answered here, please let me know. I’d be happy to answer them and want to make sure that this website is useful to all those looking for correct information.