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Why men like stockings and suspenders?

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MsBakingCakes Sun 11-Mar-12 23:39:25

Had a chat with DP last night and he cannot explain why men like women in stockings and suspenders. I do not know the answer so I thought that here in mumsnet someone would come and helps us discover why.

He is not sure either but thinks it is sexy but he does not know why.

Anyone out there to help us please?

Bjhsum Mon 14-May-18 15:37:52

If people don't like a thread being resurrected why not turn off notifications for it and that way one wouldn't be tempered by a resurrection of a particular topic? Just saying it's an answer for those tired of a subject not to be vexed by it...

CaptainCabinets Mon 14-May-18 13:03:26

Oh ffs

CaptainCabinets Mon 14-May-18 13:03:04

DP prefers me naked but I love how I look in stockings and suspenders!

fantasmasgoria1 Mon 14-May-18 11:36:43

My fiancé isn’t interested in sexy underwear, I wear nice pants and bras but that’s as far as it goes! He said he’s not bothered about dressing up for sex as it comes off very quickly and he prefers a naked body!

stayanotherday Sun 13-May-18 23:41:29

I'll bet you tend to your own!

Bjhsum Sun 13-May-18 11:00:07

I can appreciate threads being locked and old topis popping back up to haunt previous commentators but spare a thought for people who may have just joined MN and might want to contribute to the discussion or have something of value to say.
My way of looking at things stems from the Mary Whitehouse philosophy of appropriateness, rather not tell everyone else what you particularly think of a subject/thread and what should be done with it but rather look away and let those who do want to keep on contributing get on with it. As a wise man once said 'let thy neighbour do his own business whilst you tend to your own.'

stayanotherday Sat 12-May-18 23:02:33

Bjhsum have you come yet?

DDIJ Sat 12-May-18 20:13:27

Not again

Typeractive Sat 12-May-18 19:49:26


I've lost count of the number of times I've seen this particular one resurrected... hmm

Bjhsum Sat 12-May-18 16:44:54

Each and every one of you lovely peeps has kind of hit the nail on the head why men love the stocking/Hold up.
Personally, for me, it's because men are a visual animal, yes a social animal but the law of nature makes us visually attracted to whatever the prey is. Me personally in my past vocations I always had huge rough-skinned hands and when it came to the intimacy of a personal touch of the fabric such as a sheer nylon it would melt me into that chocolate box heaven.
Furthermore, the colour and shape it adds to a woman's leg again is a visual stimulus.
Overall it's epitomises true femininity with grace, sophistication and sexually appealing.

TDHManchester Fri 28-Apr-17 17:02:29

Im not really too bothered about the full kits i.e stockings and suspenders but i do find lace topped hold ups very attractive. I think part of it is the naughtiness that can be had if a lady chooses to go out without her panties and just wears a dress or skirt. She can tease perhaps by flashing, or invite you to touch her,,

RacoonofDoom Sat 22-Apr-17 14:05:25

This thread is a perfect example of why MN should lock threads after a set amount of time

ZOMBIE THREAD getting resurrected by pervy types who want to bore us with details of their sex life

SpreadYourHappiness Sat 22-Apr-17 13:50:33

Sample1936 I would strongly disagree.

Sample1936 Sat 22-Apr-17 12:30:45

Have to agree its an older man thing.

Whizzy4567 Sat 22-Apr-17 09:56:14

No worries. Just thought I would air my own personal opinion.😃

RawPotatoes Sat 22-Apr-17 09:28:06

Thanks for that, Whizzy. You'll understand if I don't write a full response. I'm sick of this thread being revived, tbh. hmm

GallicosCats Sat 22-Apr-17 09:27:37

I always thought the thing about covering piano and table legs was a bit of a myth. The real reason for covering up furniture legs was that the Victorians liked ornaments and clutter and stuff tended to get a bashing - this was one way of avoiding dents and scrapes.

(Sorry to go off-topic).

Whizzy4567 Sat 22-Apr-17 09:15:13

There is something about stockings and suspenders that is sexy and alluring especially black seamed stockings with Cuban heel. If by wearing them is highly effective in arousing your partner then go for it. My wife only wears them for that special occasion, if she wants to tease and flirt before hand then she wears a full length flowing black nightgown with negligee. She feels extremely comfortable wearing what she does and has said it makes her feel extremely sexy and powerful. If a man is forcing the issue about stockings and suspenders then it's up the cul da sac, what men have to understand is if a women does not feel comfortable or it makes them self conscious then leave it. I didn't marry a sex object I married my wife because I love her. She knows what turns me on and has capitalised on this.

user1477243121 Sun 23-Oct-16 18:38:14

I don't think that old man only love stockings. I'm 32 year old and for some I'm old for some I'm not. I can't tell why I like them, but lets clear one thing out. Just stockings do nothing for me, but when women is wearing them well... Go figure.

I newer bought them for myself or just to have them. My previous sex partner told me that I'm all about stockings not her. It was so not true, because I was all about her wearing stockings. They are not something that must be. It's just when women wears them she drives me crazy in the good way. Ladies know what I mean.

Am I a pervert? Don't think so. Am I an representative of old generation? Don't think so.

Feel free to comment. Cheers!

madgingermunchkin Wed 19-Oct-16 19:44:44

Apparently the seam up the back in a proper pair of stockings is "suggestive" and makes their eyes follow the seam up, then imagine what's underneath the skirt.

I also think it's because they're no longer an "everyday" thing. Back when they were standard daily underwear, I doubt they were seen as they are now. Now they normally are worn when trying to woo/spice things up, which is why men (and a lot of women) connect them to "sexy"

ForalltheSaints Wed 19-Oct-16 19:32:56

Maybe it is an older male generation thing as they do nothing for me at all, as a man.

Blobby10 Wed 19-Oct-16 13:28:13

I wear stockings and suspenders on a daily basis because they are more comfy for me than tights - I have long legs and tights never fit. (Also health reasons as my recurrent thrush disappeared when I stopped wearing tights.)

However I have never understood why men find them sexy - I'm sure its just the marketing appeal when they are shown on incredibly glamorous and slim women - somehow the sight of my cellulite poking out over the stocking tops never excited my ExH that much hmm

Ellenrobillard Wed 19-Oct-16 09:19:41

In the 50's men used to call our stocking tops "The giggle band. Get past there and you're laughing".

rachelwelsh Tue 18-Oct-16 18:33:36

Well you are lovely, so stocking wearers are pervs, really, does that make all women pre- 1940 perverts..

Does it make celebrities such as Louise Minchin and Dr Dawn Harper perverts because they both wear stocking?

No, I guess some can carry them of and be confident enough in their own bodies to wear them whilst others simply pull on a shell suit.

rachelwelsh Tue 18-Oct-16 18:29:51

No a thong is a thong and a panty is a panty. I wear both.

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