Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Bikinis vs Panties

After watching the video on panties over at The Top Drawer blog, and reading pantymaven's comments, I thought I'd touch on the subject of panties and swimsuits and why they are different. If you think of them in a logical manner a bikini and a bra and panty are one in the same. Of course there are some differences, such as the swimsuit is usually much thicker to mask the features underneath, but the basic shape and cut of material is the same.

I think any person, man or woman, would agree that bra and panties is more intimate than a bikini. I bet if a woman walked down the beach in her bra and panties, everyone would be looking, but the same person in a bikini might not get a second glance. Perhaps it's a pavlovian reaction to bra and panties, one ingrained in our societal psyche, after all, the last layers of clothing removed are the bra and panties before most sexual experiences. Maybe it's the materials used in panties that makes them more sensual. Lace, satin, nylon, all smooth and soft to the touch, very delicate in appearance. Swimsuits are built tougher to withstand physical exertion.

I've heard many times how women get a thrill out of wearing sexy lingerie to work. No one will see it, but they themselves knowing they have a secret is somehow empowering and exciting. I don't think I'd be going too far out on a limb here if I guessed that most guys will have a positive reaction to seeing their women in a sexy set of lingerie. Men and women do in fact think very differently however. I remember quite well an incident where I had purchased a sexy set of bra and panties for a girlfriend. We had been together for a while and were intimate physically, and I had expressed verbally many times how sexy I thought she was (this was not a lie either). To my surprise, she was less than thrilled by my gift. I figured it out because she hardly wore them unless I asked. We talked about it, and she told me that she didn't feel sexy wearing it, that the lingerie didn't look right on her. I thought differently, as what I saw was an enhancement of her sexy body, I was totally turned on. Her reaction was a reflection of how deeply personal the selection of intimate apparel is to a woman. This girl wasn't a prude either. She must have suspected my panty fetish, as she would frequently thrill me by buying new panties and modeling them for me.

I think that most people have strong sexual feelings about lingerie. Victoria's Secret wouldn't be doing so well if not! Ladies, if you're reading this, don't be shy about giving a guy you like your panties. I think any hetero guy would at the very least feel complimented by the gesture.

8 comments:

Pantymaven said...

A very good post!.

You are right about the materials used for swim suits, at least in most cases. Back in the "GOD" (good old days) the majority of women's underware was white with a few pastels thrown in. Bathing suits were mostly prints with occasional white, pastel or dark colors. Now it's all changed with prints taking over (at least for panties) or very dark solid colors. (An observation... I've seen many "retro" panty pictures and am amazed at how many show black panties. I can honestly say that I was 28 years old before I saw my first black panties. I'd been keeping records of the girls who I'd been lucky enough to get a peek at their panties as well as the colors since my early days in Junior High School... and there were a lot. Maybe I lived under a rock or something but that's the honest truth)

Getting back to the subject at hand... the point I was trying to make was that most bikini suits revealed much more of both the top and bottom female anatomy than the underware they wore. The woman I mentioned in the comment at Ross's blog actually wore full brief panties. Her bikini, especially the bottom, met the criteria of the song "Itty bity, teeny weeny, polka dot bikini". I remember both men and women commenting on it (and her). I suppose you're right though, about the garments being "personal" as in up close and personal. It just doesn't make sense to me but then again, I'm accused of being too practical... and... I'm not a female (thank god!)

ross said...

When I started blogging, I was hoping to get some sort of dialogue going on panty fetishism. It has taken a long time, but it makes me quite happy. Keep it up, dudes.

ross said...

I would link your site to mine, if I could figure it out. I'm a computer moron. If you can, tell me how.

badside said...

To put in a link is pretty easy. Just go to your dashboard and open your blog. Click the template tab, then scroll down about 80% of the way. There you'll see the three example links. Copy one of those to a new line. Then, just copy and paste the url of the page you want to link to over the example's url. Type in the name of the place you're linking to over the example's name and that should do it. Hit the preview button and make sure it's how you want it, then hit the republish button. Took me a bit to figure it out too, but pretty easy once you do it a couple times. You might need to refresh the page after too.

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