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More Fun Facts About Undies!

  • Your Undies offer a peak into how “High Maintenance” you might be! Apparently, a woman who favours white cotton underwear is easier to get along with than a girl who likes satin and lace smalls. According to a clinical researcher named Dr. Baumgartner, simple undies are worn by women who are comfortable in their own skin, and who don’t need bells, bows and whistles to feel sexy.

 

  • Underwear is a very personal choice – and women tend to have very set preferences. Of more than one hundred thousand women recently surveyed:

 

  • 37% preferred bikini briefs
  • 23% preferred briefs
  • 19% preferred thongs/g-strings
  • 17% preferred boy shorts

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  • According to a study from 2012 in the UK, the average woman owns thirty four pairs of undies; American women own twenty one pairs on average (no Australian data was available). This is easily five times more than owned by the average man.

 

  • Women typically have a range of underwear: everyday, work, sport, special occasion, and VERY special occasion undies.

 

  • Early American Spacesuits (yes, those worn by astronauts) were actually made by bra manufacturer, Playtex!

 

  • We keep our underwear for a LONG time. 15% of women commonly wear undies they have been wearing for up to ten years.

 

  • It’s not uncommon for women to “go commando” in order to avoid visible panty lines. Rather than opting for a thing, a significant number of ladies choose to just go without altogether.

 

  • Surveys suggest that women get grumpy if their underwear isn’t just right: if it clings, clumps, slips, chokes, or is simply ugly, a woman’s mood can be seriously impacted by what she’s go going on under her clothing.

 

  • The colour of one’s chosen underwear can speak volumes about their personality:

 

  • Black = classy, strong, ambitious
  • White = calm, tender, conservative
  • Blue = creative, pleasant
  • Yellow = loving, adventurous, cheerful
  • Green = independent and relaxed
  • Red = passionate, vibrant, naughty

 

  • As many as 64% of women actually wear the wrong size bra!

 

  • Men have their underwear preferences just as much as women do. Ten percent of men prefer boxers, twenty five percent prefer boxer briefs, and forty percent prefer wearing briefs. The remaining twenty five percent preferred “other”…

 

 

The Un-Hidden Power of Undies…

Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, Flash, The Green Lantern, The Incredible Hulk, Aquaman, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Wolverine, Spiderman… the list goes on. Aside from being Super-Heroes, what else do they all (and their counterparts) have in common?

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They ALL wear their underwear on the outside.

WHY?

Does wearing one’s undies over tights, a leotard, or a catsuit, for the entire world to see, instill one with superhuman powers?

Exterior underwear is the oldest of superhero conventions. The explanation for why this is so was provided by Julius Schwartz, who was the editor of DC Comics between 1944 and 1986. Back in the day when many of these heroes were created in comic strips, during the first half of the twentieth century, their appearance was based on what circus trapeze artists and wrestlers of the time wore – yes, costumes with tights or leotards, often worn with trunks over the top.

The leotard was a plain, full bodysuit which was tight all over and enabled a full range of comfortable movement.

Identifiable undies were given to superheroes because the plain leotard was somewhat boring. They made a distinction between the legs and the torso. Superheroes were given additional items such as masks, capes, belts, and underwear. These accessories gave the hero their identity.

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The very first Super Hero to be drawn in this way was Flash Gordon, in 1934. He was the inspiration for the original Superman in 1938 – and Superman was the first of these heroes to wear a cape.

(Incidentally, did you know that Superman was first conceived not as an alter ego of  good guy Clark Kent, but as the alter ego of bad guy Bill Dunn, who was set on overtaking the world in 1933? Strange but true!)

Today’s incarnations of our favourite superheroes have, for the most part, graduated from the undies-on-the-outside aesthetic.

So there you have it! It’s not because most Super heroes were orphaned in their infancy and had no parents to tell them how to wear their underwear correctly. It’s not because they wear undies on the outside on Krypton. It’s all about the era they were born in and the circus performers of the time. And identification.

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