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If Underwear Could Fly


What would your panties (eww, hate that word) do if they had the day off from the constraints of being the most over-worked and under-appreciated undergarments? Perhaps they would take flight as they do in this Japanese cartoon, “Sora no Otoshimono.” Does anyone know what that means in Japanese? All of these pairs of underwear flapping in the breeze inspired a guy to actually create a real-life pair of flying schoolgirl panties. OK, that’s just slightly creepy. Watch them take to the sky after the jump. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

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Mind Of Man: What’s Wrong With The Word “Panties,” Anyway?

It was a total misunderstanding that one time I bought a woman I was dating sexy lingerie, the slinky, lacy kind that looked like it was made out of the doilies that decorated my grandmother’s beloved sofa. She thought I was disingenuously buying her a gift that was really a gift for me. I protested, of course, because it was never my idea to veer into Victoria Secret’s during one of our weekend shopping excursions that were theoretically about her training me to be, if not fashion forward, then at least fashion neutral. A happy compromise, considering I, apparently, was clinging to late-’90s fashion like a koala bear to the last eucalyptus tree on Earth. But, in fact, these sprees were about her dragging me by the throat to store after store.

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Fundies: Underwear For Two

I am a big fan of “alone time” and “space,” which is one of the many reasons I will not be buying a pair of Fundies underwear anytime soon. Some things in life were indeed built for two: See-saws, cats cradle, thumb war, patty cake, etc. Underwear, not so much. Perhaps I am just a square or closed-minded, but I am an only child and I was never good at sharing. From a style point of view, Fundies are not horrific. Boring, yes, but I am not going to avert my eyes in disgust. That being said, I don’t think Fundies were created or are bought for style reasons. Oh yes, this product is meant to live in kinky-ville. Not that Fundies look particularly sexy-time to me, but maybe that’s just because I am imagining the logistical difficulties of two people trying to get into these. I doubt the packaging says this, but it should contain a warning for the uncoordinated. All joking aside, I recommend buying these. Not only are they dirt cheap, but it’s always good to have a gag gift or two around the house. I also feel like promoting this classic if only because it has been around for decades and has had the same packaging for over 20 years. To survive so long in the ever changing fashion world, that earns my respect. [$9.99, Fundies, ShopInPrivate.com} Keep reading »

Bejeweled Panties To Pattern Your Butt

This is one of those head-scratcher products I’m not sure who would want to buy. This Souffrez Pour Moi underwear is made with “artfully placed seams, beads, and textured fabric to create intimate, temporary patterns in the skin.” I don’t know about you, but if I ever discovered an “intimate, temporary pattern” on my skin, I’d make an appointment with my doctor and be tempted to warn any previous sex partners of the new development. The underwear isn’t meant to just be worn, though, oh, no — it’s supposed to provoke thought, too, on “how beauty and suffering are subtly intertwined.” Call me crazy, but I don’t think there’s anything subtle — or beautiful, for that matter — about bejeweled panties. If the underwear saves some women from getting lower back tattoos, though, I’ll give it my blessing. [Generate via Random Good Stuff] Keep reading »

A Little Emancipation For Your Crotch

The great panties debate — thongs, boy shorts, or granny panties — just got a new contender now that Wacoal, a Japanese lingerie company, is selling loincloths for women. Loincloths, called “fundoshi” in Japanese, are traditionally worn by men, but are rare nowadays. Women, however, could bring them back into fashion since they’re more liberating than conventional, body-hugging underwear or thongs. “We wanted young women to have a more sense of freedom and release,” said Tomoka Okamura, merchandise director for Wacoal’s Nanafun loincloths for women. “And as we tried to come up with the ultimate liberation item for women, we thought of a fundoshi.” Wacoal has sold more than 5,000 at a price of around $13 since December. At first, we thought a loincloth for women seemed impractical. After all, women do have a tendency to leak at times. But these actually look more comfortable and freeing than traditional underwear. Keep reading »

Underwear Hugs Skin, Burns Fat

For those of us who fantasize about losing weight while sitting around in our underwear, a chemistry company, of all things, may have the answer to our dreams. Japan-based company Teijin has just announced the development of underwear that can burn away body fat. The magic underwear is made of a “Nanofront” fiber that’s said to be 200,000 times more flexible than conventional polyester fibers. Apparently, the fibers are so thin, a strand of hair is 7,500 times thicker. I have no idea how all this equates to a smaller waist, but the company claims that people who have worn the underwear in experiments for “40 consecutive days lowered their body fat by ‘several percent’ and consequently reduced waist size by several centimeters.” Wow, several centimeters! That leaves enough room for a whole extra tic-tac in your daily diet. “All that wearers need to do is let the fabric hug their skin to generate friction resistance when they go about their daily routines.” Sounds kinda dirty. The company hopes to have the fat-burning underwear perfected in time for next year’s spring/summer season. In the meantime, we should probably hold on to our gym memberships. [via CrunchGear] Keep reading »

Crave: Peacock Plume Panties

Peacock feather barrettes are all the rage right now. But because you’re a fabulous girl, we know you want to mix it up a little saucier than just snapping a feathered clip into your locks. These peacock plumage undies come in a blue or green pattern with lace ruffles around the thighs, so it’s up to you to decide what kind of colorful bird you’d like to be underneath your clothes. Undies are supposed to be about strutting and showing off your goods, anyway, right? [$12.99, Modcloth.com] Keep reading »

Panty Alert! A GPS System That Tracks Your Whereabouts Via Your Underwear

Lucia Lorio, a luxury lingerie designer, has created a “Find Me If You Can” bra and panties set that comes with its own GPS tracking system. On the side of the sheer white bodice, a black device has been stitched into the hem — ostensibly so your lover knows where you are. Needless to say, many are calling the set made for stalking a “modern day chastity belt.” However, Lorio defends her product: “In London, New York, Rio de Janeiro — wherever there is danger, the underwear may prove to be a lifesaver.” Ironically, it looks like the lingerie equivalent of the GPS ankle bracelet that sex offenders on parole have to wear. Lorio’s selling her high-tech undergarment system for a grand a piece, plus the monthly monitoring fee. It seems like a rip off for something that’s supposed to get ripped off you, and it’s creepy to think about someone trying to keep tabs on your location, especially by tracking your underpants. Consider yourself warned, ladies. It’s all fun and games getting followed via your lingerie — until you realize you’re living in 1984, and Big Brother’s in your underwear drawer. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Tuesday Quickies!

  • Watermelon is the new Viagra, only with seeds! [Asylum]
  • Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves named their little baby boy Levi. Sigh. Cooter Adonis was sooo much cuter. Oh well. [DListed]
  • Peephole panties offer “butt cleavage.”[Tango]
  • What to expect at sex therapy. [Dear Sugar]
  • How to navigate the bar like, uh, one of The Frisky editors. [Shine.Yahoo]
  • Get ready to pay for pricey bottled water — it’s summer music festival season! [Matador Nights]
  • Can Madonna spin her way out of this latest mess? [Showbiz Tonight]
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