When we talk about intimates, we talk a lot about bras – how wearing the right size is so important, how should they really fit etc. Underwear/panties, however, is something that is often overlooked.
The right type of underwear truly sets the foundation for your entire day. Taking more time to be aware of what you are wearing down there can go a long way in helping you look great, feel comfortable and fresh!
Should your dress be one size too small, it can still be flattering to your figure if it hugs your curves at all the right places. However, should your panty one size too small, it can very much break your outfit, as well as your entire day! A panty that is worn too tight results in pinching, protruding tummy, muffin top or even VPL (Visible panty line), not to mention your increased chances in getting a UTI or yeast infection.
Thongs may work wonders for panty lines, but sometimes because they are too tight, they might rub us the wrong way – causing chafing and discomfort. The string of a thong acts as a connector of microbes, straight from your rear to your vagina. With this, it is very easy for bacteria to get stuck on that string, transferring unwanted germs into your urethra.
Cotton, especially at the crotch area, is extremely important to prevent vaginal itching or irritation. Cotton is your best bet in this case because it is not only extremely breathable and absorbent, but it can prevent the uncomfortable build-up of moisture that can lead to itching. This is exceptionally true for women living in Malaysia, where the warm and humid weather generally means an increase in down-there issues too.
Elastic Waistband – support and hold the panty upright and should stay flat on the body.
Crotch Panel – Covers the genital area. Must be lined with absorbent and comfortable fabric.
Leg Openings – Completes the panty structure and is ergonomically useful. It should not hug too tightly.
Back Coverage – Best to ensure that it offers full rear coverage to support the buttocks
"The average pair of clean underwear still contains about 0.1 grams of feces. Furthermore, according to the Good Housekeeping Institute, 83 percent of “clean” underwear still contains up to 10,000 bacteria."
UNDERWEAR should be thrown out every 6 MONTHS for health reasons. Failure to do so allows bugs such as E.coli and dust mites to flourish, causing problems such as urinary tract infection, thrush, yeast infections, and allergies.