The Sacred Land of Woman: Pt1: Daggy Underwear

This is the Sacred Land of Woman.
Part 1, The right to wear Daggy Underwear.

What many men may or may not realise, is that women don’t always wear the “knock-your-socks-off” variety of underwear. Much like clothes, there’s different pairs for different purposes and events (and non-events). All underwear has a purpose, whether to thrill, excite, tease, tempt or just serve a purpose of being an undergarment, it all deserves equal respect.

Many countless times I’ve been criticised for my choice of underwear. “Plain” and “boring” are words that pop up a lot. Is it wrong to enjoy a comfortable fit? Why do men think that women always wear the lacy nothings so often seen in ads? I’m rather bemused and annoyed that plain underwear get a bad rap.

Firstly, Let’s define the types of underwear under discussion.

1 – Sexy Underwear – Lacy, Shiny, Fishnet, Leather, ‘Barely there’ etc.
Let’s be honest, it’s sole purpose of this type of undergarment is to arouse- mostly meaning a woman won’t be wearing it for long. It’s to make us feel better about ourselves, and to show it to you.

2. Playful Underwear :- colours, prints, frills, teddybears. OK so the teddybears may not be there, but they’re a common theme with womens playful underwear. Us women can’t help but fall for the cute underwear with our favourite cartoons on them from when we were children. Somehow having Oscar the Grouch printed on our undies makes us feel like children at heart.

3. Comfort Underwear – Plain colours, Higher cuts, Holes.
Yes, HOLES. There’s something comforting about wearing underwear thats been worn to death already. It’s for when women are out of action for a week, while our bodies undertake that natural process. Nothing rides, rubs, needs picking or gives wedgies. All women (should) have at least two pairs of these things. So comfy, so you.

I feel sorry for any woman who is pressured by her man to wear sexy lacey nothings all day everyday. Thats not living.

Guys. Remember that beer shirt/football shirt/ shirt with so many holes it’d put swiss cheese to shame? Well that shirt is much in the same league as our daggy underwear. You love wearing it, it’s not intended to be flattering, seen or worn in public, but it exists, in the comfort of your home.

This underwear is a style in itself. It tells you “I’m comfortable wearing this, its who I am, accept it”. And for that, it should never be criticised. EVER.

So before you criticise our Daggy underwear, consider, perhaps, that maybe since we’re wearing the plain,daggy, boring and old underwear means that we’re saving the best for special occasions?
After all, isn’t thrill and surprise a good thing?

The Sacred Land of Woman: Pt1: Daggy Underwear

Mel Sinclair

Brisbane, Australia

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In this series of short thought-out rants, the finer intricacies of feminine existence, joys, loathings, ups and downs will be revealed in such a way as to provoke thought. But mostly so I can justify that I’m not alone (or so I hope) in writing about the things that come to light in my life.


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