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The Enviable Freedom Of Men Who Wear Women's Lingerie

Updated on March 8, 2010
Let the games begin!
Let the games begin!

You may not be aware of this, but lingerie can breed. One starts of with a reasonable number of bras and panties, but before one knows what is happening, drawers are overflowing with lacy garments, many of which will never be worn. Clearly the problem stems from over breeding in your lingerie drawer. How else could there possibly be so much lingerie? You wouldn't have deliberately gone out and bought piles of lingerie that you've never had the time or inclination to wear, would you?

If you're a woman there's at least a reason for unruly lingerie collections in that women effectively have two sets of lingerie. The lingerie that we actually wear, and the lingerie that looks 'pretty'.

Take bras, for instance. Those hot low cut bras that sweep down in a deep 'v' showing off a great deal of cleavage? If a woman is well endowed, these bras make cleavage look truly epic, but they're also always one quick movement away from disaster. Falling out of these bras is easier than falling in love with a Johnny Depp character. So although these make great 'date' pieces of lingerie, they don't work for most everyday applications.

Similarly, if you're a woman, buying white lingerie guarantees that you'll never wear it without a panty liner, which is about as much fun as wearing a nappy every day of your life. Therefore, white panties are usually saved for special occasions. That's a handy hint for men. If she's wearing white lingerie, she is doing so for a reason. Take extra care not to say something stupid.

Men who love lingerie, on the other hand, often amass large lingerie collections simply because they can't stop themselves, which is rather charming. Taking a 'gotta catch 'em all' approach to the world of lingerie is a fairly expensive, though arguably worthwhile endeavor.

If you want to see an impressive, diverse and feminine lingerie collection, you are better off asking to peruse a man's lingerie collection. When a man puts his mind to hunting lingerie, he can often out shop even the most enthusiastic lady shopper. Because he is not limited by ideas like “need” or “practicality” , he is free to buy whatever takes his fancy. For him, purchasing lingerie is a purely hedonistic pleasure, it is all about pretty colors and soft fabrics. He worries not about the fact that a pair of panties will have to be hand washed, he worries not that they will be seen over the waistband of his low riders (some men may invite this,) he worries not that he might fall out of a too low cut bra. The freedom that comes with being a man who buys lingerie simply for the pure joy of the matter is enviable indeed.


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      Mandy 7 years ago

      Undoubtedly. It's funny though; while I wouldn't be caught dead wearing pink, just yesterday I got a pair of pink boy-shorts with black lining and black hipsters with a pink trim.

      It's sooooooooooooo much more about the fabric, color and feel than anything else. It's the feminine counterpart to standing in the liquor store and contemplating which odd imported beers to try (not to say that women don't enjoy a good brew, but I think you catch my drift.)

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      gai 8 years ago

      I hope the sale assistance is the same as you I brought my first pair of jeans in a store and they were happing to show me the change room but because of my wheelchair I couldn't fit in.I rang bnt who said they are happy to measure my size and I can use the change room .to me this is a positive step as all I want is too wear the right size so i can be comfortable in my jeans feeling like a rea women.

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      Betty2 8 years ago

      This is true. However, I am not the only one to blame. My wife enjoys lingerie/clothes shopping for me as much as I do. Several times a year, we have a purge day where we donate less used clothing and throw away old lingerie to make room for new ones. I have the greatest wife, LOL.

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      Sherman 8 years ago

      Ah! I'm not alone in being unable to pass up a good buy. I have many more panties than my wife. I think it's because I see panties more as expression than utilitarian. And a wider variety of styles and colors too! Mine don't breed. They just whisper, "Can you do any better than these?" And I always see another two or #s as good as or better.

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      allen 8 years ago

      i have been buying lingerie for years noe i buy new used go to stores thrift shops i have everything you can imagine even more i have laundry baskets full of lingerie two dressers an more i just love it all an believe me i wear every piece at least once a year never with out it thanks hope u are fantastic BYE

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      Mark 8 years ago

      Hilarious! My lingerie drawer probably has 35 pairs of panties and I bought two more on sale yesterday because they were just so cute!! Thanks, Hope...once again, you nailed it!

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      dana 8 years ago

      You are so right, after reading this article I counted my panties. I have 27 pair, I them counted my wife's and she has only 12. I guess she needs more, of course if I go and buy her some I'll probably add to my collection.

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      Cyndie_D 8 years ago

      Yes Hope, as always you are so right!

      For many of us who read your articles we look at the world and see satin, nylon, and lace and say to ourself - "So much lingerie and so little time."



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      Nanciboy 8 years ago

      Hope, thanks for confirming my long held theory that panties breed the back of the drawer. Even keeping my not yet placed in service pairs in their original plastic bags doesn't keep them from multiplying. :)

      I had to go out last Saturday a buy a set of bins in a frame to hold my bralettes, camisoles and pettipants/slips that have recently started breeding too.

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      PetaThePantieBoy 8 years ago

      I have to agree, I once bought every single pair of panties at The Avenue that were satin and my size. They were on sale for $2 a pair and I spent about $80!!! I ended up giving a whole bunch of them to the Goodwill heving never worn them because I had gastric by-pass surgery and went from a off of size 30/32(16) down to being able to wear a 14/16(8) pantie. I just bought 8 new pair of panties from Catherines, all black satin hi-cut in size 9, because I got two cards in the mail, one for $15 off the purchase of $25 or more, and another for $10 off a purchase of $25 or more. So I got $80 worth of panties for $31!!!! It doesn't really matter that I don't NEED any new panties, I just could not pass up the savings. THese panties are a very nice fit, the crotch is wide enough fo rjunior and his two companions to rest comfortably with room to grow if need be. :-)

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      TIMWILLIAMS 8 years ago

      Hi Hope: You got a point here. I put myself in this position too. I buy womens lingerie all the time and I got sooooo many pairs of womens/girls panties and bras too. I keep buying. Even yesterday, I went to Victorias Secret and bought more panties and bras too. I love Victorias Secret lingerie. It's a good product. I even have the Victorias Secret credit card even though I am a gut, but of course they don't care. Both men and women can get the Victorias Secret credit card and shop in their stores all they like.

      The people that work at Victorias Secret, mostly young ladies don't mind me in the store even though it's a predominently womens store. But the point is, I am addicted to womens/girls lingerie and can't help it. But I do like wearing girls panties and bras. It is fun to wear and it's descreet too. Also, I mentioned in a different other hubs that I a man wears nail polish on my nails and have designs painted on my nails too which is mostly a girls act and I also wear earrings too so you know. I happen to be a man that likes doing girls acts like wearing lingerie and painting artwork on my nails and wearing earrrings and stuff like that. I notice that most of the people that support me doings these acts are women. Many women comment on my nails and earrings. Well have a good day everyone!!!!

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      ILoveLingerie 8 years ago

      You're definitly right about us. At least I'm a hunter for beautiful lingerie. I indeed 'gotta catch them all'. Loved pokemon as a kid.

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      joanjo 8 years ago from Herts. U.K.

      You are so right Hope,panties and bra's in pretty colours,soft fabrics, style and cut are just to gorgeous to resist so why bother, just buy 'em! I've just looked at my collection and it's reaching 40 pairs of knickers (panties)and 2 fabulous bra's I've just bought from Know Knockers Cambs.UK great people and so helpful and not judgemental at all.Please could we have some more advice on wig care.

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      SteveD 8 years ago

      You nailed it! It takes control not to buy new panties and bra's. Same for Women's Clothes too for me!