Underwear.

These are my thoughts on underwear today.

1.) How long do you keep your undies?

On my drive to work today, I heard my local morning show state that Fruit of the Loom did a study surveying men and women on their underwear. Men, on average, keep their underwear 7 to 8 years. They said women are more prone to have underwear that they cycle through seasonally.

This, of course, sparked my interest, because I can’t help but giggle like a schoolgirl at the word underwear. I posted that stat to my Facebook, and have been laughing all day at everyone’s underwear commentary. Any opportunity I have to make adults talk about underwear is a good day, in my book.

2.) Beyoncé and underwear.

Beyoncé landed the cover of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. While I, like most red-blooded humans, am a fan of the lady and all that she does, I have mixed thoughts. You see, she shot the cover of the magazine in her underwear. And in a magazine that is outlining the most influential people, I would think underwear shouldn’t be appropriate – even if Beyoncé is known for touting her body and wearing leotards, etc. Isn’t she influential in normal clothing, too? What kind of message is this portraying? Women can and are influential – underwear showing not necessary.

Part of me is like Ah it’s Bey, let her do her thing… if she is on the cover of Vogue or Glamour. But Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People? I hate that the focus is now on her being influential in underwear. Because once again – hello body image issues, everyone.

3.) No pants = underwear party!

As a woman who prefers not to wear pants, this buzzfeed brought great humor to me today, and seemed in topic with my underwear theme. Friends of mine kind of know to give a warning before dropping in, and good friends know that if they are in my house – they can expect me not to wear pants. Because if I pay rent then I am buying my right to not wear pants. The end.

4.) Girls sell their underwear.

Seriously. How creepy is this? This article outlines all you need to know about selling your underwear online, and even shares a link to a site dedicated solely (I am not tagging it because I don’t want to support more click throughs in support of that!) to explaining to people how to sell their panties. This woman made $33,000 last year doing it. People are disgusting. That goes for the “sellers” and the “buyers”.

5.) This, because it seemed appropriate!

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Part of the A to Z Challenge… A post a day for the month of April to cover topics beginning with each letter of the alphabet.

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