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The Secret Power of Panties Revealed

Updated on October 21, 2009

To the casual observer, panties seem like such a frivolous item of clothing. What are they after all? Mere scraps of silky material which caress and tease, but which could not possibly have any great power.

You'd be forgiven for thinking that way, of course, and you'd be right too, on at least one level. However on many others you'd be sadly mistaken. Panties have a mysterious power that cannot be ignored. It is the power of panties that drives the men who wear women's lingerie to don these thongs, bikinis, tanga panties and so many more styles.

Where does this power stem from? I would hypothesize that it arises from their connection to the feminine. Along with other items of lingerie they are symbolic of the very definite gender difference which exists between men and women.

As a symbol of the feminine, the act of wearing panties is often seen as making a man effeminate and weak. The majority of society seems to think that simply by putting a pair of panties on an otherwise normal male suddenly becomes 'less than' his more masculinely dressed counterpart.

But what if that is not the case? What if wearing panties and connecting to the feminine element is not only not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength?

Though outwardly we often connect femininity with delicacy, frailty and other such concepts, the truth of the feminine element is that it is anything but weak. It could be argued that in many respects, females are the stronger sex. Though we may not be larger or physically stronger than most males, many females easily dominate their larger male partners. Even the most demure, sweet woman has a way of getting what she wants more often than not, a fact which has often been to the chagrin of a patriarchal society.

Physically too, there is power in the female form. It is a fact that premature female babies survive more often than premature male babies of the same age. Females bear the nigh intolerable pain of childbirth, quite often not once, but many times. Within the female body lies the hidden secret of life.

The female is an object of mystery and awe in many ways. Our moods come and go like the tides, the lust our bodies inspire in men has been the source of conflict for centuries, perhaps even wars if the legend of Helen of Troy is to be believed. Some societies attempt to bind this power, and 'fitna', the Arabic word for 'beautiful woman' is the same as the word for 'chaos'.

The female power is a mysterious force that can be felt by men in much the same way a piece of metal feels the force of a magnetic field. It has been both a source of celebration, and the object of bitter attack by those scorned. Is it any wonder that some men should wish to tap into this source and experience some measure of it themselves? Methinks not.


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      al eakris 

      15 months ago

      My wife says that my butt looks so much better in a pair of panties than it ever did in the junk I used to wear. What further reason to wear panties does anyone need?

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      8 years ago

      Yes, the panties' power comes from their connection to the feminine, that is why a man's thong has less power than a woman's thong. That is why I would rather wear a woman's boy short than a boxer brief brief of similar design. As a man who loves to wear panties I feel closer to being complete when I feel the power of panties!

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      panty alana 

      8 years ago

      There is a special feeling that comes over me when I slip on a pair of panties, especially ones that are sheer, lacy or frilly. I calms me and I enjoy my day thinking often about how I am special.

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      9 years ago from london

      when i see lace panties i can not help my self i have to buy them thats the power of panties

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      Paula Dubanski 

      10 years ago

      I wear panties all the time I love them. Nylon panties full cut briefs I love them.

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      50 Caliber 

      10 years ago from Arizona

      Wearing panties is a sexy feeling, and i find for me, it is not empowering but submitting to my wifes power over me. It is quite delightful. By no means does it make me less of a man or gay. I still enjoy my manly adventures and duties in life, just nore comfortably than closed minded or others in denial.

      It has become quite acceptable for women to don manly style under garments so now it's our turn.

      Thank you for your openness on this subject. Maybe with your help I'll be able to understand fully my infatuation with womens under garments as it is much more than just a fetish that is oriented toward sex. Although it has it's merits in that arena also.

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      10 years ago

      When i wear a sexy pair of lacey silky panties i feel very fem and masculine at the same time, i feel sexy

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      10 years ago

      Hope, your insight on this subject is amazing!

      Your observations are an inspiration to men and should be an understanding for women. Maybe this is why most women dislike the idea of men in something delicate and silky, perhaps they know it's a power shift.

      With the changes in undergarmets for women and men wearing or experimenting with silky wear, is equality in the air.


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