I’ve got a draw full of old knickers and not one single pair of them fits me the way they should. They are stretched, saggy, thin, unstitched, have holes, too big, too small, ride up my butt or just generally look very gross. One night recently my husband said to me, as I picked a wedgie out of my bottom complaining about the fact that my knickers sucked; “I swear you’ve been wearing the same jocks since we met,” he said, seemingly disgusted. Ummmm…. that was 15 years ago!
Embarrassingly enough, he was right. I don’t spend money on knickers. The reason? I’m not really sure. Probably because they are hidden under my clothes so what does it matter, or maybe it’s because I have about 30 pairs of them so I didn’t see the point in buying any more. The fact is, however, we wear them every single day (well I would hope we all do!) so they bloody should be comfortable. And its not just about comfort; did you know, according to the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) guide, we should be replacing our underwear every year to reduce the risk of urinary tract and other infections?!!!
Apparently hanging on to your old knicker bockers also encourages dust mites, E. coli and other bugs to flourish, which can cause thrush and other allergies! GROSS!!!!! When I read this I felt a little sick given most of my panties (I secretly love that word!) were probably from 2004!
So, on that sticky note (ewwww!), and with some prompting from Hubby who told me to stop being a tight arse and just go jock shopping already, I decided to buy some new unmentionables and ditch all of my old feral ones.
But where to start? It’s not like you can try them on in the shops or take some home and see how they feel. I had to just pick and choose a few, which is what led me to do a little knicker investigation. And I figured this might help anyone else who is in the same feral boat as me and still wearing the same Boyleg briefs from their podium dancing days…