Why do we have so many options for knickers? 65



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The wedgie – this phenomenon occurs when a person’s underwear or garment is wedged between the buttocks. An uncomfortable situation as those that have experienced such discomfort can vouch for. Of course, not all wedgies occur naturally. The “blokie” thing of yanking your mate’s pants up his bum as an act of affection, humiliation or male bonding is a thing I don’t get.

This entertainment can be witnessed regularly on the footy field and seems to be a favourite tactical manoeuvre of male team sports.

Alas, today I had a wedgie. Probably the result of hasty shopping at Best & Less recently and a bad choice. Why is it there are so many options out there for knickers?

How do we choose what is right for our own personal dimensions? There were bikini briefs, full briefs, sexy, lacy, stretchy, high cut, granny and why have a boy leg? Obviously I hadn’t done my homework and checked out what was Victoria’s Secret…

As I exited my car at the local art gallery this morning I realised my day was in jeopardy. Riding high between the cheeks were the latest misfits I had chosen to wear under my jeans. The wedgie was well and truly in place. Running a little late and looking forward to a coffee morning with friends and a tour of the latest exhibition I rode the lift to the entrance while manoeuvring adjustments that I hoped would relieve the situation.

Alas to no avail. Two scenarios – either the elastic in my new knickers had lost its grip or my butt cheeks had suddenly erupted from their confined entrapment. A truly uncomfortable predicament.

How do you relax when in the throes of a wedgie? It’s all you can think about. Grin and bear it seemed logical. I just can’t understand how women can wear G strings; perfectly designed for the permanent wedgie, it puts my teeth on edge and reminds me of dental floss. I’m an old fashioned girl: I like my undies to contain my butt cheeks, not be consumed by them. Definitely not a good look!

Anyway, our ladies’ outing at the scenic art gallery was delicious and titillating to say the least. The artist’s talk was very informative and interesting, although I hope he wasn’t too distracted by my ants in the pants antics. It was such a relief to get home and un-wedge… and as for my (smalls) dilemma, a problem shared is a problem solved… I’ll say no more!

What are your frustrations in finding the perfect undies? Let us know in the comments below…

Narelle Hulme

I'm 64 years young, married with 5 children and 2 grandies. We have a Music shop and my passion is travel and painting. Until recently I have had no time for either. I'm in the process of making up for that. Only working part time now and have plans to do more of both. I love sharing my stories and encouraging others to indulge themselves in their own passion..

  1. When my Mum was growing up she and and her sisters sure to fight over the flour bags , to get a new pair of undies. Grannies use to wear crutch less undies quite big .

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  2. Oh dear you seem to have a dilemma with your knickers, my advice is either buy neck to knee knickers or wear none at all !!

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  3. Sounds like you might need an operation to remove your underwear from your behind..wear none and save our surgeons the trouble of removing them 🙂

  4. In the 60s I used to sew my own bras and knickers on my treadle sewing machine. The Witches Britches were very fashionable then.

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    • Elastized round the waist, The leggings went halfway between thigh and knee, Made of nylon with rows of frills around the leg areas. 🙂

    • They showed under our uniform. We would roll our skirts and overhang our blouses to hide the rolled skirts and our knickers showed just a tad. The nuns used to get so cross we would get this lecture on femininity. LOL.

    • Brings back memories Debbie – I remember the overhung blouses and the headmistress coming along and undoing each girls belt with the result being hairbrushes, pens pencils, makeup etc all falling to the ground 🙂

    • Loves the witches britches. Had a bright red pair with black lace. My cat loved curling up on them when I stopped wearing them. When she died, I wrapped her in the britches before burying her!!

  5. I have at last found perfect ones for me I can wear dresses again. Always even when was young skinny tops inside thighs rubbed. Panty hose fixed it for awhile but now I buy at target cotton bike pants for 10$ bargain. So comfy and can wear dresses bare legged. Even in summer they are comfy. Comfortable witches britches.
    G strings are my nightmare. Have one pair I wear for my massages and skin exam. Ugh!!!

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    • glad to see that someone else wears bike pants from Target, under skirts. I do this too, also for swimming, but cant buy them anymore at Country Target here where I live. Would love to know where I could get some more.

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