Lingerie, sure, maybe. I've never been in a German lingerie store. But if you go to the local equivalent of "Target", "Walmart", or "JC Penny" (general department stores that sell affordable clothing items: everything from socks to winter jackets) and not a specialized lingerie store, I've only ever seen the high-cut low-waist bog-standard non-sexy underwear. Male and female styles are almost identical. There is some practical consideration for male anatomy, of course, but otherwise it's essentially the same underpants for both. If I go to Walmart in the US, men have a choice of boxers or briefs - with slight variations in style. Women have at least 5 or 6 style choices for non-lingerie underpants. High waist, low waist, thong-cut, high-cut legs, low-cut legs, and probably a couple others that I've forgotten off the top of my head. Mix and match these features and the choices can be almost overwhelming at times. At least you can find underpants that are comfortable for your body type, though.