In the past, I posted about the use of the fly in Y-front briefs, saying, "I know no one who uses this opening at all." And my good blogger-friend Jim pointed out that I was mistaken. Now I know why.
All the men I know well enough to be aware of their use (or disuse) of this feature are left-handed. As the British men's store Hom points out, "men's Y-fronted underpants have traditionally had a right-handed opening from the time they were invented in 1935."
But they have taken steps to rectify the situation. The store is offering T-fronts with the opening on the horizontal. Now all left-handed men can use that little flap too. As they humbly point out, this is a "major breakthrough."