A to Z Challenge: Underwear

This post is part of the April A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year my theme is simply, "things I know." Some posts will be informational, some about life lessons, some about things I've learned as an author/blogger.

Underwear should be sturdy.
I am an active lady. Even when I'm not actually working out or playing outside, I'm moving around. Heck, even when I'm sitting in a meeting, I'm usually squirming a bit! So. Underwear should be something that I can put on in the morning and not think about for the rest of the day. Underwear should not go into cracks (either intentionally or not), slip down, shift, bunch, pinch, pull or sag. It should go on and stay where I put it. And to do that it needs to be a bit sturdy. If I should, for example, decide to go for a walk over lunch, I shouldn't have to think, "oh but I don't want my cheeks to rub on my pants in an uncomfortable manner." No. I want to think, "it's a beautiful day. Let's go!" It doesn't need to be granny undies, or boy shorts (though those tend to bunch, anyway. I've got curves, yo). Just something that is going to do its job. This is not to say that frilly, lacy things don't have their place. They do. I just don't need them in my everyday life.

And, please don't call them panties. :)

There you go, a bit of TMI for your Thursday.


  1. How right you are! And I have always hated the term "panties", too! Who decided that was a good thing?
    Donna Smith
    The A-to-Z Challenge
    Mainely Write

  2. hahahaha - great post Alex :) I suppose pants is a Brit/Irish thing …it's the preferred word for undies … I've always hated the word 'knickers' .

    Fil at Fil's Place - Old Songs and Memories

  3. Long ago, a man I dated called them panties so I started calling them panties. I've been calling them that ever since. haha

    AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge

  4. Hey dress for comfort. I think anything else should be done on a moment to moment basis.

    Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

  5. And then there is "commando," a term I never heard before--have you?

    1. Haha I've heard of it, but have never done it. That just seems like a bad idea...

  6. hahhaah i dont mind the P word but i HATE for them to be too tight. i dont want to be tugging on them all night (i work at night).

    My husband says : what IS it with you women and your underwear??

    1. If they made more women's underwear to actually fit right, it wouldn't be a big deal!

  7. Panties seems so girly. I'll go with underwear. Besides underwear is more precise in its description.

  8. Anonymous5:39 AM

    On a roam through the A-Z list and I read this!
    Brilliant haha, and SOOO true. I'm now going to go back and read more of your stuff, congratulations you're occupying my lunchbreak!

  9. Anonymous10:24 PM

    I guess women simply do not like the term 'panties' - I just saw another A to Z blogger complain about that word. Is it really that bad?

  10. What's wrong with the term "Panties?" I prefer using it more than many others...especially "Drawls" which is a slang that many folks use in the area. I wonder if it's a city thing. Who knows?!

    I like panties, undergarments, underwear, intimates...pretty much any reference that isn't too vulgar. I have met women who do go "Commando" all of the time. I would if I thought I could but I just don't fully understand how that works as a frequent habit. I mean, I can understand every now and then. But everyday? Holy smokes, that's a bit much! Ha! :)

    A-to-Z Co-Host
    The Madlab Post

    P.S. I love how your posts are quick and to the point, yet, still manage to pull of having lots of character :)


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