Being a woman is complicated, but wearing the perfect panties shouldn’t be!
Let me “brief” you on what’s important to know about your panties!
1) Fabric Matters
Silk and lace are two popular fabrics that we love to wear. Most of our panties are not pure silk or lace; rather, they’re made with less luxurious fabrics like rayon or polyester with some added stretch fabric to make them comfier.
While these fabrics are gorgeous, they are not fitting for every occasion. If you exercise a lot or lead an active lifestyle, stick with cotton panties or bamboo panties. These fabrics are natural moisture absorbers that work with your body’s temperature to keep you dry and comfy all day.
Can’t go without your lacy numbers? At least look for a 100% cotton gusset (the cotton piece at the crotch) for a healthy compromise. Most panties have a cotton gusset, but check the inside label to be sure.
2) Looser is better
When your underwear gets tight, it’s time to ditch them! Not only is tight underwear uncomfortable and notorious for creating unwanted lines, but it’s actually unhealthy to wear figure-squeezing knickers. It can trap your natural moisture, and you don’t ever want to do that. Plus, on an aesthetic level, it creates unsightly bumps under your clothes because of where your panty digs in.
When your underwear is a little too loose, it can ride up as you move about causing wedgies. Did you know that there are panties made to prevent wedgies? We have a pair you can buy!
3) Go commando when you sleep
Did you know that you should skip the panties before you hit the sheets? Your body has been wrapped up in underwear all day, and so you should let yourself breathe at night. Wear some lightweight shorts or pants that give you plenty of room to breathe.
The one scenario where you should NEVER go commando is when you work out. Exercising sans panties can lead to all sorts of chafing and unwanted irritation. Just stick with a cotton panty that’ll absorb moisture and change your pair immediately after you’re done or out of the shower.
4) Panties DO expire
While there isn’t a “number” for how many months you should keep your beloved undies, there are telltale signs that they need to go. When they change color, have stains that won’t come out, have holes, or have lost their elasticity, it’s time to say goodbye. Not only is it to your healthy benefit, but you deserve to look and feel better than that, girl!
5) The Thong Debate
The debate about thongs is as confusing as the debate about coffee; one day it’s fine, the next it’s unhealthy.
Thongs are definitely okay for the right occasion. If you’re going out and it helps reduce the panty lines in your outfit, go ahead! If you’re heading to the gym, DON’T DO IT!
Thongs move around too much, and when you add sweat and moisture, you’re creating a breeding ground for bacterial infections and irritation.
Is there anything else you’d like to know about panties? Leave us a comment and we’ll answer you!
Until next time, we’re going to sort through our panty drawer!