9 weird types of underwear you don’t know but should know – photos
When I was little, my mom bribed me for potty training by rewarding me with a pair of Little Mermaid underwear. From that day on, I got hooked. Later, I switched to shopping for sparkly cloudy bikini briefs at Limited Too, then slipping thongs at Delia and hiding them under my bed, and (finally) shopping for full lingerie sets at Victoria’s Secret. Underwear is an incredibly important – and incredibly personal thing, and as women we’re lucky there are a million of them. underwear options there to meet all of our needs.
Trying to avoid panty lines? There are seamless thongs. Trying to feel sexy in something that won’t go up your ass all day? We have lace shorts. Trying to suck every ounce of cellulite from your knees to your shoulders? Spanx, duh.
As many amazing underwear options as there are, there are some pretty weird ones too. From a pair that will improve the smell of your butt, to a pair that totally negates your need for pads and tampons, there really is something for everyone. Take a look at these nine types of insane underwear that you may not know yet, but you definitely should. (I apologize in advance for using the word cheeky.)
1. Fart filtering underwear
If I had known these puppies six months ago (they filter the smell of your farts !!) I could have stayed in the “sexy and mysterious” phase of my relationship one parcel longer.
2. Edible underwear
Do you think that’s what Marcy Playground was thinking when he wrote Sex and candy?
3. Chastity belt
The fact that these antiquated machines still exist is crazy (in the old days, “chastity belts“were used to keep women’s virginity intact before marriage) although I admit this one is quite cute and could potentially be fun 50 shades of gray situation.
4. Pubic underwear
Apparently going au naturel is back. See you never, bikini waxes!
As crazy as this contraption may sound, it actually has a pretty handy use (unlike most of the other items on this list …). This “C-String” underwear clings to your, uh, undercarriage so you don’t have to go commando even in your riskiest dresses. This is finally the answer we were looking for to the question we have been asking ourselves for two years – “that the hell Was Kendall Jenner wearing under this double slit dress ?!“
6. Buttock lifting underwear
While we may never know whether Kim Kardashian’s butt is “real” or not (for my part, I’m a real truth-ginger), these bad boys will at least help us get her look – without surgery.
7. Vibrating underwear
Taking the phrase “sexy lingerie” to a whole new level. Pull up a Katherine Heigl and give the remote to your SO for a fun little date … preferably not in public, unless that’s what you like.
8. Underwear for your feet
Proof that there really is a market for everything these days. After all, who can say that your toes don’t deserve to feel sexy, either?
9. Period absorbent underwear
Aside from the weird underwear jokes, these period absorbent underwear are actually quite amazing. THINX caused a stir when it hit the market a few months ago and is truly revolutionary in menstrual care. They come in all different styles, from boys’ shorts to thongs, and can hold between 1 and 2 menstrual blood pads. You can get by, monthly buffer budget.
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