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How Many Pairs Of Panties Can A Man Own?

Updated on October 22, 2009

Panty Poll

How many panties do you own?

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This question came to me recently and I have decided to study it with all the seriousness it deserves. This means I have broken out my white coat, studious glasses and chemistry set, found my spy glass, powered up the electron microscope and alerted the Thunderbirds. (Should I fail in this endeavor, having a team of puppets to back me up may prove invaluable.)

There are two predominant theories on the topic of volume of panty ownership per man. Some feel that the number of panties a man can own is directly proportional to the storage space he possesses. Say his home is around 1500 square feet, one might reasonably suppose, that, with adequate storage facilities such as dressers, wardrobes, safes, lockboxes and the like, a man could quite easily fit several thousand panties into his home. Of course, this is a facile argument and one that fails to take into account several factors which will certainly reduce this number.

First of all, there is a man's income level. How much disposable income does he have to put towards hoarding panties? If he has a spouse or indeed, children, his disposable income may be relatively low.

Secondly, if he does posses either wife or girlfriend who lives with him, is she supportive and willing? A willing wife or girlfriend not only allows a man's panty collection to grow, but may actually contribute to its growth. On the other hand, if he must hide his panties, then the potential size of his collection will also take a hit.

Thirdly, we must take into account the tastes of the man. Is he panty promiscuous? Happy to buy and wear any pair of panties which catch his eye? Or is he more selective about his panties? Will he purchase only one brand of panties? Does he have a taste for expensive silks and satins? All of these factors can greatly influence the available panty market, not to mention the lengths which his panty funds will stretch to.

Fourthly, we must take into account the age of the man. Generally speaking, the longer a man has had to amass panties, the larger his collection will be. Of course, if a man did not come to accept his desire for lingerie until later in life, his panty collection may be smaller than that of a man who has always accepted and indulged his passion for lingerie.

Of course, all of this requires real world input if we are to make a call on how many panties a man might reasonably expect to own. So do vote on the poll in the sidebar and let us see what the average panty collection size is.

In the meantime, feel free to construct a formula using the following variables:

S (square footage)

s (storage space)

P (supportive partner)

p (unsupportive partner)

A (age)

a (age of acceptance of lingerie)

X (panty promiscuity)

T (expensiveness of taste)


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      Jodi Panty 8 years ago

      I have been wearing panties since I was 10 years old and I am now 47. I have purged my collection many times probably close to 10 times. Each time I have acquired a rather extensive collection in the 10's (70 or 80 at least). Now I plan on keeping my collection(s), they number in the hundreds now. I SO WISH I had kept they pretty panties and other lingerie I threw out, I miss them greatly and alot of them are irreplacable due to fashion changes and material changes as well. If you are thinking of purging, don't! you will always return to your panty love and then you will regret your decision, I have every time. I am now comfortable with my choices and my collections will be with me until the day I die. Long live PANTIES!

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      scantilyclad 8 years ago

      i am 52 and having and although a wearer of panties occasionaly for some time i have only been wearing them 24/7 for less than a year,( best thing i ever did was to switch to panties 24/7 by the way,) i have close to 250 pairs, also quite a lot of other lingerie but mostly cami sets and night dress's for sleeping, so glad i discovered how comfortable panties are

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      lifes grand 8 years ago

      I've been wearing then full time for more then 30 years. I only wear panties, never wanted to or got into any of the other stuff. As too how many pairs I have- I dont have a clue.

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      indrag13 8 years ago

      I learned from my ex-gf that you can never have too many pretty panties. I mostly have black lace of different kinds but I do have an extensive collection and still continue to buy more. I can't help it. I am crazy about lingerie. I have a new gf who is also very much into me wearing them. That's my kind of girl. Thank you Hope for your devotion.

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      Nanciboy 8 years ago

      OK Hope you asked - I have 89 panties in my actively worn inventory. I am an accountant by nature and profession so I have a panty collection spreadsheet and I looked the number up. I also have 42 unused in stock for future use and 26 in the reserve fleet because they are not practical to wear. Mostly they won't stay up when walking about town.

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      allen danninger 8 years ago

      i have over 3oo pairs of panties i am 52 been collecting them sice about 15 years old i also have over 200 nighties over 100 slips full and half about 50 garterbelts 32 corsets well over 200 bras and camis plus so much more i guess i am really into lingerie now if i could find a women to share my stace with it would be great fun keep on collecting guys u will never have to wear the same panties or lingerie twice in one month by

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      Bobbie 8 years ago

      I am an older gentlemen and I have been wearing panties for about 7 years. My "collection" if you will consists of about 10 to 12 pairs. My preference is Hanes Her way low ride cotton bikini style. My wife is supportive and shops with me when it becomes necessary to replae them. On a further note, most are solid colors but a couple of pair do have a pattern.

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      Cantsay 8 years ago

      Love this one Hope :)

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      Hope Alexander 8 years ago

      I think that is verily impressive, and one step towards a complete theory of lingerie... :D

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      ILoveLingerie 8 years ago

      f: s x A x a x X x T x PSF -> LC

      P,p in {true,false};

      s,A,a,PC (Lingerie-Count) in N;

      X,T,LSF (Lingerie-Size-Factor) in [0,1];

      if P then

      f(s,A,a,X,T,LSF) = s * (A-a) * X * (1/T) * (1/LSF) * 10


      f(s,A,a,X,T,LSF) = (1/s) * (A-a) * X * (1/T) * (1/LSF) * 10;

      That's my concept of an algorithm containing my exceptional formula. What do you think?

      Here's an example to show how the algorithm looks with concrete data based on myself:

      f(s,A,a,X,T,PSF) = (1/10) * (21-14) * 1.0 * 1/0.75 * (1/0.3) * 10 = 31

      Pretty accurate if you ask me ^^

      PS: No need for S, because the ratio between S and s is very variable.