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11 May, 2006

Doesn't frighten the horses

A. was wondering:

Why is womenís underwear, even the day-to-day stuff, seen as naughty and provocative, while menís is just another item of clothing?
I'm not entirely sure that's true.

I'd agree that there's more 'non-day-to-day' female underwear and limited, er, elaboration in male underwear, but day-to-day underwear of either gender is nothing special (well, to me, anyway), merely utilitarian support and cover. Barring teenagers and fetishists, does anyone find big pants and sports bras sexy?

Don't get me wrong; I do respond to lingerie (as opposed to ordinary 'underwear') in much the same way as any other heterosexual male, but to me and, I suspect, most people, everyday clothes are nothing exotic.
From childhood until I went to University, I was expected to hang out the family's washing, which can only inspire thoughtless familiarity. Doesn't that apply to anyone who grew up with a mother and sister?


At last! An explanation for why I am what I am!

I never hung out the washing when I was growing up ;-)

Posted by Siobhan Curran at May 12, 2006 10:29 AM
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