Wednesday, July 12, 2006

More cottony goodness than ever!



See the fine print from my underwear? It reads "Crotch liner, 150% cotton."

Speaking of cotton panels that go above and beyond the call of duty, what about those cotton panels that fall short? Ladies, tell me if you're always mystified that the cotton panel stops an inch shy of where it ought to be. If you haven't observed this, then it would appear that my sister and I are anatomical mutants whose crotches are positioned too far forward and should be moved to the aft. Which one's in the wrong place—the underwear's crotch or mine?

(Pardon the over-sharing—but you know you love it.)

13 comments:

Schmoopie said...

Hello Orange, I am Schmoopie from penseeandcreme and a friend of Nancy Dancehall's. She sent me over to meet you. I read your post from today and had a great laugh. I have always wondered about the crotch thing too. It does always stop about an inch from where it's supposed to be. (I thought it was just me!) If we were really at one of Nancy's parties, I would have a glass of her famous lemonade with vodka and mint leaves in it (and get you one if you already didn't have one in your hand.) We would probably be having this same conversation there with some pretty hilarious responses from some of the guys! Great to meet you. Stop by penseeandcreme sometime.

Mignon said...

On a slightly related note, have you ever worn a pad and had the front part flip over upside down so the sticky part attaches itself forever to your pubic hair? Just curious...

E. said...

Okay, as long as we're oversharing, the worst is when the seam (where the crotch panel meets the upper part of the "panty") sits directly atop my clit. So uncomfortable! I'll throw away a brand new pair of unders, or turn them into a dustrag, if I find this is the case.

Itchy said...

Yes...I only just recently realized that my undies aren't really hitting me where they should. How can they screw that up? And to mignon...yup...had that happen to. OUCH!

Becky..Absent Minded Housewife said...

Butts and crotches are like boobs...everyone's are shaped differently so that wearing off the rack undies is different for everyone. My butt just happens to be shaped so that no matter what size of underwear I buy in any cut it always ends up snugly between my buttcheeks. Did you need to know this?

That being said, how would you size underwear like you would bras? Did you want the cashier at Walmart knowing you are buying the underwear with the extra wide seat and the super long crotch?

Psycho Kitty said...

Agh! That is totally true!

Cricket said...

This is so true, even in plus sizes. I qualify the size because, for example, the Delta Burke brand I like seems to have had more thought put into it... but not with the cotton insert.

With the way I'm built (size 16ish), I need to use long panty liners, but I have to hike them way to the front, risking pube-related injury. I don't dribble downwards, but more like squirt out the front. Further, I consider the shifted panty liners to be my camel toe preventers.

I think that's the thing. If the cotton in regular panties went far enough up front, it might prevent the camel toe that male designers must be going for.

Kaethe said...

Orange, me too.

Mignon, me too.

(I'm trying to be supportive, without TMI.)

It is a sad fact that a gal can try on an awful lot of undies before she finds the perfect fit.

DoctorMama said...

I'm thinking e must be, er, well-endowed. Lucky woman.

The crotch thing has always baffled me too.

On the topic of being different shapes, my main problem is having wide but flat boobs. What I could really use is a C underwire with an A or B cup, and they don't make those. So I can either flap around or get pinched. (Or wear non-underwires, but they ride up.)

Lisa said...

I feel like I just stumbled into a slumber party!! This rocks.

~Macarena~ said...

Mignon, yes, and it's still disconcerting when it sticks to just skin.

I currently have Lane Bryant underwear with a crotch that's too wide and a liner that's too long, but I can live with the weirdness of placing my pantyliner forward. They are the best fit since the teen catalog Girlfriends L.A. went out of business. (Okay, they said they merged w/ Alloy, which doesn't carry 3X and has possibly altogeter eliminated underwear.) The cute drawers from G had the unfortunate name Station Wagon.

amusing said...

Talk about too much junk in the trunk! Station Wagon? What were they thinking?

Ditto on the shortie crotch. Let's forward this to Hanes, etc.

Anonymous said...

I have had this same experience with underwear and never thought much about it. The cotton crotch panel seldom starts above where it should. I really think someone should mention this to the makers of underwear. I looked around a little and this is only place I can find this "issue" mentioned.