This Is Why The Type Of Panties You Wear Changes As Your Relationship Grows
Somewhere between date one and year one, many women find themselves changing up their undergarments from matching g strings and floral bras to Target pack underwear. Even though your panties may be a small detail, it can still be an important measure of how comfortable you are in your relationship.
In the beginning stages, it makes sense to present your new boo with your best set of undies.
“Wearing sexy underwear can make us feel sexy, even if no-one sees it,” Professor Carolyn Mair, author of The Psychology Of Fashion told The Sydney Morning Herald.
“Feeling sexy can make us appear more physically attractive because we can behave differently: from how our posture, language, gesticulations, and outerwear to the invitations we accept and who we interact with.”
The confidence you exude when wearing a hot pair of panties can help cultivate those early relationship lust vibes. But as the relationship grows and people get more comfortable, underwear starts to change too.
“When we feel secure in a relationship, and know being sexually appealing comes from more than what we wear, that we are desired for more than being seen as sexy, we might decide that comfort takes priority,” Professor Mair says.
Suddenly that wedgie you get from your thong is totally not worth the cute factor. You know your relationship isn’t dependent on your panties, so lounging around in your booty shorts takes priority.
“Women have an epiphany that sees them deciding they’ll wear whatever the hell they want,” Mair explains.
Sometimes, literal changes in life, like weight gain, pregnancy or childbirth, can have women reaching for the Spanx. We are once again trading comfort for desirability, a trade off we shouldn’t have to make.
“It’s a pity that women feel ashamed of their bodies showing the natural results of pregnancy and childbirth,” Mair said on the body shifts that can lead to more restricted underwear.
Overall, it’s all about accepting where you are in your relationship with your significant other, and accepting where you are in terms of your own sense of body confidence.
“Women want to accept where they’re at and they want to find underwear that represents that,” Mair concludes.