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What is it with men and stockings?

  1. Gina Coole profile image82
    Gina Cooleposted 7 years ago

    Why are men so turned on by stockings?  Why not tights?  Its a topic that has puzzled me ever since I burnt all the cheap lingerie my boy friend had bought me whilst consuming a bottle of wine (I know I'm bad...). 
    I've written my first hub about this strange fixation.  Any ideas girls?  Men - what is it about garter belts and stockings that get your juices flowing?  Spill the beans!  Please?

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's the way they accent the lines of your legs. It's the way they add texture and the way they point to the prize, the treasure!

      1. Gina Coole profile image82
        Gina Cooleposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thats helpful - a great mataphore - the sheep just confused me!

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          Denno66posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Poppa Blues said it best.

    2. Black Lilly profile image59
      Black Lillyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Think about accesibility big_smile

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        zampanoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        inaccessibility ?

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          Denno66posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          play on words?

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            zampanoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            The fine lingerie of the mind...

      2. Rik Ravado profile image91
        Rik Ravadoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think Lilly has a point.  Even stockings without a belt are quite sexy.  The trouble is I know what I like but I'm not quite sure why!

        1. Black Lilly profile image59
          Black Lillyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          ok. now think about a long skirt with a split, that reveals a tiny edge of a stocking.

          That's all just a play on your immagination. Stockings - is like wearing something, but at the same time not wearing anything. Plus, a man will have a thought about underwear straight away - and what if there isn't any...

          wink

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            Denno66posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            um, jackpot? wink

          2. dave272727 profile image61
            dave272727posted 7 years agoin reply to this
        2. Mrvoodoo profile image59
          Mrvoodooposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          This. big_smile

          1. Black Lilly profile image59
            Black Lillyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            hm.. you know what? This one word actually hits the Bull's Eye and makes it all fall in place.
            Men tend to know and control everything around them. Being "not sure" about something, or the word "maybe" is not their cup of tea. So this intrigues them - WTF is going on here? In addition, this is a "woman question", so it wakes up their instincts.

            And God save the man, when it comes to both of these in action..

            1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
              Mrvoodooposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Nature, nurture, a mixture of the two, who knows.

              But then I'm not one of those men who controls everything around them, I'm more like the ball in a pinball machine being bounced from one 'not sure' to the next 'maybe' with little idea of what's going on. wink

              But I do like me a woman in stockings (and that's all I know). big_smile

              1. dave272727 profile image61
                dave272727posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                That hits the nail on the head right there!  Well said!

              2. Black Lilly profile image59
                Black Lillyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Oh don't worry, that "pinball machine" in stockings knows exactly what's going on...
                You're safe wink

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        logic,commonsenseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Accessibility is good BL! smile

    3. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      sparks the imagination....sexy..sheer...shows a hint of skin, but not too much....u get my drift?

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        http://lemurking.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/franknfurter.jpg

        I dunno, I just am.

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago

      Um, we can still see your legs underneath? Tights, eh, they're okay, but stockings...much better.

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      zampanoposted 7 years ago

      Yeah !
      Even a sheep would look good !
      http://www.exoinfo.net/fred/sheep.jpg
      hehehe

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        Denno66posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You're scaring me, man. Yikes!

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        LEWJposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol lol lol lol lol!!!!

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          Denno66posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hey that was for me! wink

          1. wyanjen profile image82
            wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            This is wrong in SO many ways.

            It is perfect.

            lol

      3. Stimp profile image75
        Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        O M G.....THAT is funny, i don't care who ya are.

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          Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this
    6. Gina Coole profile image82
      Gina Cooleposted 7 years ago

      The mental picture of a sheep in stockings - that is seriously weird! - I guess they'd need 2 pairs?

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        Denno66posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, it does get expensive. wink

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      zampanoposted 7 years ago

      don't worry.
      more laughable than scary.

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        Denno66posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Great picture!

    8. Gina Coole profile image82
      Gina Cooleposted 7 years ago

      Zampano - Wow that was quick.  And high heels too - well done!

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        Denno66posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It was rather difficult for me to control myself.  wink

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        zampanoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I swiftly changed for the picture.
        I'm back again.
        I've copied that picture from a web site.

        Hello myownworld :
        is your husband home ?

        1. myownworld profile image80
          myownworldposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          hello zamp, nah....still some time to play! wink

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago

      Always seems to fit, is the best part.

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      zampanoposted 7 years ago

      Nice to have you as fellow poster.
      Do you like lingerie yourself ?
      Do you wear some ?

      hehehe.

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        yes, it's wonderfully feminine...and sexy....and I love the slow seduction more than the actual act, so yes, lingerie enhances pleasure...like the hors d'Ĺ“uvre at a meal...the right starter! wink

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          zampanoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I agree with you.
          I only have socks and slips.
          I try to buy funny ones.
          And I'm amazed at the richness of my companion's lingerie.
          I love it.

          Tantrum :
          do you like lingerie too ?
          and... accessories ? Hum ?

          1. tantrum profile image60
            tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Black latex

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago

      I'll be sure to close the door on the way out  wink

    12. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago

      lol

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol

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      zampanoposted 7 years ago

      hi tantrum.
      is it you playing el violino ?

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        For you everything ! big_smile

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      zampanoposted 7 years ago

      wow ! Latex !
      Does it not tear some hair there where it shouldn't when you move ?
      Can't imagine latex underwear...

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm bald ! lol lol Everywhere !

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          zampanoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Oh. Poor tantrum.
          And will the treatment end soon ?

          1. tantrum profile image60
            tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I was born that way !

        2. myownworld profile image80
          myownworldposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago

      oi.

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      zampanoposted 7 years ago

      Sorry folks.
      I must go now.
      I'm doing the cooking tonight.
      And I should hurry to taste the wines at least two hours before dinner.

      myownworld :
      have a nice evening.

      tantrum :
      exagerate well as always. grrrrrr !

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago

      peace.

    18. Black Lilly profile image59
      Black Lillyposted 7 years ago

      jackpot...
      ok.

      And what if you combine that with "look but don't touch" behaviour?
      ohhhh goodness, how I love that...

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        Denno66posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Now you are setting up the ultimate scenario.

      2. Rik Ravado profile image91
        Rik Ravadoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Lilly you do paint delicious word pictures - split skirt, the glimpse of stocking edge, is she wearing underwear? Look but don't touch.. The taut suspenders, the stocking top tightly gripping the thigh (was that me thinking out loud?)  Excuse me while I take a cold shower smile

        1. Black Lilly profile image59
          Black Lillyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I just love that side of life, called seduction. Been my hobby since early teens wink

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        Poppa Bluesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Okay...you definitely have my "attention"!!!

    19. Rik Ravado profile image91
      Rik Ravadoposted 7 years ago

      Lilly, your hobby sure beats sticking matchsticks together or knitting mis-shapen sweaters!

      1. Black Lilly profile image59
        Black Lillyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        hey, I know how to knit...

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago

      That would work better than a cold shower...thanks.

    21. Black Lilly profile image59
      Black Lillyposted 7 years ago

      ok, I'm out of this thread... can't stand the sight above.

    22. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago

      So funny, I used to wear them all the time instead of tights in my teenage and early twenties days, (I think it started when I became a kind of 2nd generation Teddy Girl / Rock 'n' Roll 1950's style chick, it was required dress for under the full circle skirts and petticoats so they would be visible when you spun around during the jiving).  I carried on wearing them for years after, and even earned the nickname of "Cindy Stockings" amongst my work colleagues (who I told this fact to,..... before you think they found out some other way).

      I did get a funny look from a nurse when I was having a routine pap smear test though, and she asked me if I wore them all the time, (I think she wondered if I might have hoped for a male nurse or something). I had to explain that I felt they were more hygienic, plus if you bought several pairs the same colour, then managed to ladder one, you only had to throw away one legsworth, therefore you still had five legs left. It means your stockings supply lasted ages longer as each spare leg was a match for the next pair you laddered a leg on.

    23. Flightkeeper profile image72
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

      I thought the fake pearls on Tim Burton were quite nice.

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      Maximus591posted 7 years ago

      tights are just so... ugh!

      there visual appearance up to the thigh area is fine, but it's when you go higher and encounter the very unattractive gusset then things start to fall apart. Gussets just aren't sexy. Big, wide gusseted tights do not a sexy lady make. And if you happen to be fat and wearing something like that... then, My god, call for the fashion police!

      Stockings have much greater appeal. Thigh high stockings are dynamite. When the lady bends, there is the promise of seeing some smooth, velvety flesh. Should she bend some more, then your day-trip to heaven gets even closer.

      Tights don't give you that promise.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        See, this is where I have trouble.  Men seem to like stockings even when the flesh ISN'T smooth and velvety.

        I'm overweight and no spring chicken, so my thighs are definitely past their best! I feel like stockings highlight that - the expanse of white cellulited flesh sandwiched between silky black pins and garter belt is s-o-o-o not attractive.  Yet my husband still loves it when I wear them.

        Men simply don't see what we see.

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          Leta Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I wouldn't encourage this loser...or child (? not sure), Marisa. wink

          I don't wear stockings of any sort and no guy I've ever had was interested in them, either.

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            Maximus591posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Stockings are eye-lines. They act in a similar way to a plunging neckline on a tight t-shirt. The neckline provides a path for the eyes to follow, it leads the eyes to the breasts.

            Stockings lead the eye up the legs. If the legs are shapely then the eyes want to follow. The break at the top of the stockings where the upper thigh is exposed is a sexual zone. What female does not like having the inside of her upper thighs softly caressed? For the man, this area of exposed flesh is sexually alluring - they are seeing something they are not supposed to see.

            And not all men will find your chubby, cauliflower thighs enticing. Be thankful your husband does.. isn't that all that matters?

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              LEWJposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I'm with you, Maximus591.   The sensual aura of stockings accentuate areas of a woman's body connected with eroticism.  There's the swish sound that stockings make when a woman crosses or uncrosses her legs; the area behind her thigh, the knee-pit and sometimes the calf rubs against the top of the lower thigh when she lifts the top leg---oh what a sound! The slower and longer it lasts, the sweeter the music.

              Then there's the coloration, either of her natural flesh or of the stockings; each color has its own kind of erotic vibration.     Then there's the shape of the legs inside the stockings, the feminine grace of her movements when she stands, walks, squats, or sits with stockings on.
              Not to mention the different materials--mesh, fishnet, sheer, or the eye-grabbing top bands or rims of stockings.
              Stockings are  super fashionwear!    Anybody here ever heard of Kirsty Blue?
              A good answer to what it is with us and stockings is visible in the first pic at the top of the webpage @ www.kirstyblue.org tongue

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            zampanoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Maybe your man has the "Historian Attitude"
            and caressing historical relics can be gratifying too, especially if you know their History.
            Besides women that don't look like fine-tuned models are fine.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

        Tights are UGH to wear too. Man I hate wearing tights or panty hoses. They are just so dang annoying! Never wore stockings either lol Jeans, or shorts for me...very rare for me to wear skirts or dresses...especially with pantyhoses or tights.

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          Maximus591posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          maybe you don't have very good legs. 

          smile

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            Crazdwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Hmm well since I am all leg yea I do have very good legs. go bash someone else I'm not in the mood for you stupid mouth!

            1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
              Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              http://img.listal.com/image/81856/400full.jpg

              You tell him girlfriend!

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

        Oh jeez Ron lol gotta love Tim in some stockings. lol I couldn't believe that was him when I first saw that movie lol

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago

        oi.

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          Leta Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol I guess that information was to prove he/it/she is no child.

          Yeah, oi. Indeed.

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            Denno66posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            wink

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        Ghost32posted 7 years ago

        I can't speak for the other guys, but your question did make me think:

        A.  Do I find stockings more attractive than tights?

        B.  Why?

        Hm.  For sure I detest panty hose (being older than they are).  As a young buck, it was a terrible thing, trying to find the top of the fabric and ending up at the belly button (or thereabouts).  And, wow, no peel-a-bility whatsoever.  Fort Knox, eat your heart out, ain't no safecracker gettin the gold outa that unitard tonight, buddy!

        Overall, though, I prefer bobby socks.  Now, gimme a heart-faced little cutie in a poodle skirt and a ready smile...big_smile

        P.S.  Wow, Lita, just scrolled up, read your post, and realized you and I are on the same page when it comes  to this thread!  Who'da thunk we'd find bipartisanship in the politics of "to stocking or not to stocking"?

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          LOL, so you are looking for the "easy access" route smile

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          Leta Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol  I HATE 'stockings.'  Has to do with dress codes in corporations...which I've had to deal with.  The nude kind of hose are SO ugly...no fashion forward woman wears that.  They prefer nude legs and maybe a slight tan.

          Men I've known, too, also seem to prefer nude, wink.

      6. Miss Belgravia profile image77
        Miss Belgraviaposted 7 years ago

        Why ask why? Men love them, women feel sexy and naughty when they wear them -- win-win situation, in my experience.

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        Ghost32posted 7 years ago

        Easy access, but also the "thrill of discovery".  Kind of like Columbus felt when he discovered America, even if he did think he was in India.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          LOL bigtime, so you could enter the wrong hole, and still think you have hit the jackpot.... i.e. America, but actually you are in India smile

          1. monaz profile image55
            monazposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            HaHaHa.........This is hilarious.

        2. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          The 'thrill of the discovery' sometimes is like thinking you're in America and then realizing you're in India.
          This happens when you ,men, think you're with a woman, and then 'discover' ,she's a drag ! What a thrill, ha ?!

          1. monaz profile image55
            monazposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            A real tough Freudian situation here.Let us carry on with the discussion with views and opinions of both the gender.But I think only a male person can give clarity to such serious situation since we women are usually nonplussed.For us a stocking is a stocking and nothing else.

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            zampanoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I met her in a bar down in old soho
            where you drink champagne and it tastes
            just like coca cola... LoLOLoLola !

            Hey Lolita
            You need to be blind not to make a difference between champagne a cocacola from the start
            hehehe

            1. tantrum profile image60
              tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Men sometimes are hot and blind ! lol

      8. Niteriter profile image76
        Niteriterposted 7 years ago

        I'm in love with Miss Belgravia... that is, unless she's a he. Never can tell on here.

        1. Miss Belgravia profile image77
          Miss Belgraviaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I'm all woman, Niteriter. And I have a lingerie drawer full of silky black stockings. And various other things --

      9. Rik Ravado profile image91
        Rik Ravadoposted 7 years ago

        Some good analogies here - a journey of discovery, seeking far off forbidden lands, uncertain destinations, is this the promised land or somewhere else?  Mountainous waves, stormy seas and an imminent, climatic shipwreck not forgetting the black stockings!

        "So darling was that the promised land or have I just visited India?" smile

      10. GeneralHowitzer profile image64
        GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years ago

        eh

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
          prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          hi GH, advance merry xmas,

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        zampanoposted 7 years ago

        You got a point there.
        I know you're a passionate, eruptive personality.
        But I still find silk, wool or cotton preferable to latex lingerie...

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol lol
          I'm a doll that comes with  a latex outfit.
          Maybe next year they'll do another version. big_smile

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            zampanoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            like a butterfy metamorphosis...
            from a worm to an ephemerous hopping from flower to flower
            untill the Creator calls...
            hehehe

            1. tantrum profile image60
              tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              A very poetic comparison, just for a plastic doll!
              Thank you !

          2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
            prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            hi tantrum, is that you, love your eyes there, hmm, not green anymore...
            Good day!!

            1. tantrum profile image60
              tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Hi ! they were never green. thy're always blue !

              1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
                prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                oh i love your eyes...hmm but Asians cant have eyes like that...mine is jet black...

                1. tantrum profile image60
                  tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Jet black are wonderful eyes !!

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        zampanoposted 7 years ago

        Hey General.
        What do you have to say about lingeries and ladies froufrous ?

      13. Gina Coole profile image82
        Gina Cooleposted 7 years ago

        This is the first thread I've started on Hubpages and I'm amazed just how many posts there are.  Some are really helpful; particularly the male perspective on stockings and suspenders (garter belts).

        I like the win/win view - men love them and women love to wear them.  'Access' is a good summary too.

        Girls - I have a confession.  There have been times when there was no man in my life when I have taken a long, long indulgent shower, slipped into some hot lingerie and stockings and retired to the sofa with a slushy movie and a bowl of ice cream or a box a chocolates - Who needs men? smile

        1. tksensei profile image59
          tksenseiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Go on...

          1. rebekahELLE profile image89
            rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            how did I miss this thread~~ too much...

            hey, what woman doesn't feel drop dead sexy with a pair of silky stockings on ??  big_smile

        2. LiamBean profile image88
          LiamBeanposted 7 years ago

          Well that's a drag! I was certain I'd see more than a sheep and Tim Curry in stockings.

        3. prettydarkhorse profile image64
          prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

          oh well, the feel and the sheer imagination what is above it...

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          Denno66posted 7 years ago

          Hmmm, something to ponder....

        5. Bard of Ely profile image88
          Bard of Elyposted 7 years ago

          The contrast between the stocking tops and the skin, the feel and look of the stockings, the colour they add, the texture and even just the idea that they are sexy are all part of the appeal.

        6. Danielle Farrow profile image81
          Danielle Farrowposted 7 years ago

          Sheer glamour, for me - connects to the Silver Screen and Icons era.

          And simply can't turn up at a Burlesque night with tights instead of stockings!

        7. Jane@CM profile image59
          Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

          Maybe because we feel sexy in the stockings and they (men) get the hint smile  I dunno know? 

          I don't like tights, they don't do it for me, if I'm wearing a nice dress or skirt, I want my legs to look their best, stockings do the trick!

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          logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

          Who wants to be safe?  Thats no fun. smile

        9. Beth100 profile image84
          Beth100posted 7 years ago

          Okay, I'm slow...thought this was about men wearing stockings!  lol  at least until I read the first post!  Why did I think this?  I know of a couple of men who wear stockings!  They claim it keeps their legs warm during the cold winter months and are inconspicuous under their trousers and socks.  I wonder....  *back to the original question*

        10. cheaptrick profile image74
          cheaptrickposted 7 years ago

          Some times Pantyhose just fit right,and besides,they keep my Package secure.

          You did mean Wearing them right?


                               ...Oops,I think i just gave myself away...

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          pauls_boatposted 7 years ago

          i love stockings they feel so smooth and dont crush the dangley bits unlike tights (pantyhose)

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          poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

          men are so sad i think...... so sad

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          sissychuck44posted 7 years ago

          I like to see women in stockings simply because they are far more sexy and help to frame in the ass and legs.

          the fact that they are an assembled item that can be taken off one piece at a time which is far more erotic.  i love seeing them on women and love to wear them myself.

          of course, i do enjoy wearing "tights" or "pantyhose" as well as long as they are sexy and comfortable, i love them.

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          sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

          Until the stubble is removed their nice camoflage!big_smile

        15. yenajeon profile image82
          yenajeonposted 7 years ago

          hmm, my bf loves tights. He thinks they're sexy. I actually think the opposite is true. stocking are so 1950s eew.

        16. Gina Coole profile image82
          Gina Cooleposted 6 years ago

          These last few posts are really weird.  Talk about off topic!
          So back to Stockings? smile

        17. bruzzbuzz profile image59
          bruzzbuzzposted 6 years ago

          Men like eye candy and stockings just dress up that eye candy a little bit more.  Personally, I like tights too.

           
          working