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Little Lacy Things: The Art of Feeling Sexy in Lingerie

The allure of almost seeing what you desire is arguably better than bare skin. According to Dictionary.com, lingerie has been around since 1825-35 France, and I think we can all agree that the French know a thing or two about romance.

Four brassieres from the Middle Ages have been discovered in a debris-filled vault of an Austrian castle. The find is being described by historical fashion experts as revolutionary because it indicates that the bra was being worn 600 years ago. (University Innsbruck)

Four brassieres from the Middle Ages have been discovered in a debris-filled vault of an Austrian castle. The find is being described by historical fashion experts as revolutionary because it indicates that the bra was being worn 600 years ago. Image via.

There is something sexy about the softness of lace and the sheer flow of chiffon. Modern day lingerie has been mass produced to ensure all sensual requirements are met. As a matter of fact, Victoria’s Secret was not made for women to purchase at all. According to Business Insider:

Victoria’s Secret officially launched in 1977.

According to retail lore and as detailed in Slate, the brand began when Roy Raymond wanted to buy his wife sexy lingerie as a gift, but didn’t want to appear suspicious buying women’s underwear.

Naomi Barr of Slate noted he had the ingenious idea to found a company that would facilitate shopping for underwear. He wanted it to be an exciting, sexy process that would make men feel comfortable, not perverted.

Barr wrote:

“Raymond imagined a Victorian boudoir, replete with dark wood, oriental rugs, and silk drapery. He chose the name “Victoria” to evoke the propriety and respectability associated with the Victorian era; outwardly refined, Victoria’s “secrets” were hidden beneath. In 1977, with $80,000 of savings and loans from family, Raymond and his wife leased a space in a small shopping mall in Palo Alto, Calif., and Victoria’s Secret was born.”

Curiously enough, Victoria’s Secret’s beginnings highlight an issue: the company was selling something geared towards men rather than women. A peek at a 1979 catalog shows women sprawled out in provocative positions.

Another lingerie competitor that has been around since 1947, who also have a student discount of 10% off, is Frederick’s of Hollywood. They have such a vast selection of lingerie for every size. Even plus size as well! They always have sales and have interesting articles of garments that will enchant anyone’s gaze.

The VA VA VOOM SATIN FULL FIGURE BRA is now on sale for 34.50 and goes up to a size 42F. Image via

Not only has business been booming for female lingerie, but male lingerie as well. Quite a few male lingerie shops have opened up, like 3Wishes, where they have novelty as well as lacy – or plain silk pajamas if you are looking for something more comfortable and practical. My personal favorite is HommeMystere because there is something extremely sexy about a man wearing a matching bra and pantie set that is tailor made for his body.

Sexy Undies For Men

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Though there’s still a public stigma around “men” in “women’s” clothes, guys shouldn’t feel less manly or have their sexuality questioned just because you want to feel sexy. Who doesn’t?! I, personally, enjoy the blurring of feminine and masculine and like my man to be soft and to tease me with his semi-nude body. It is a completely normal curiosity to be interested in. So why not? Buy yourself some fishnets or panties that have extra room for your lower appendage. Have fun and enjoy the vast array of sexy little garments that tickle your fancy – because even if your partner is not interested in lingerie you can feel more confident and sexy living life to the fullest.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Lingerie

Joseph Gordon-Levitt rocking some wonderful fishnets and garter- so why don’t you try it?
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