Intimate Wisdom Women's Lingerie

Are You Pulling Your Panties up Too High?

My 14 year old daughter walked into my office last night and complained that the cute White Saki boyshorts I had bought for her were giving her a “wedgie.”  With that, she pivoted around and hoisted up her skirt for a look/see.

Immediately I knew what the problem was.  It wasn’t the panties’ fault; she had simply pulled them up too high.  Those cute boyshorts were not cut to rest above your hip-bone, but rather they are low-rise and should rest just above the cheeks in back.  A quick southern adjustment and a fluff to her skirt and she was out the door.

I don’t think my daughter is unique.  I for one have done this with first-time panties.  It’s a natural instinct I think, born from an early age when our panties were full briefs.  In fact, this was the initial issue with women and thongs.  When they first became popular back in the 1990’s early adopters complained that wearing a thong was like wearing floss.  The truth is that thongs were never meant to be pulled up to the hips.

The next time you try on a pair of panties and feel they are too tight in the rise, re-fit them an inch or two down your torso.  Chances are they will then fit just fine.


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    May 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    100% nylon full cut are the best way to go.

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    May 17, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I do have to say that while this may be true for some women, if you have any sort of tummy or hip issues, this will simply not work. I have both and they will be uncomfortable if I do not batten down the hatches, as it were. : )

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