Trunks for me. I've had many issues with boxers and boxer-briefs riding up. Could be the boxers briefs that I've worn though so it really is on a person to person basis.
SO = she loves them on me, but I have a good enough body to rock them like an underwear model
If I were to get some trunks as opposed to boxer briefs, then would I just look ridiculous/gay to whatever dorm people see me in them? Again, I'm serious, and I'm wondering about the general impression (I know I could will myself to wear them, if I like them, no matter what anyone else thought.. but in this case, I'm flexible and willing to bend to the societal norm).
Just be comfortable with yourself and don't worry about what others are thinking. If the most you're worried about is looking foolish in a pair of underwear then that's the least of your worries at school.
I don't see any advantage to boxer-briefs over briefs, disregarding the stigma that briefs carry. Maybe someone can enlighten us as to why they prefer boxer-briefs over briefs.
It might just be me or , but where the material ends does it for me. I tend to be active and sweat a bit so when I wear briefs the material gets wet and clumps in all kinds of non-fun ways in the crotch area. I also like the way trunks comparatively to briefs.