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Am I the only woman left in Britain who doesn't buy thongs?

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foolysh Sun 22-May-05 21:36:43

POLL: What shape pants do you prefer wearing?

1. Granny style tents
2. Boy style "shorts"
3. Ordinary knickers
4. Thongs
5. None

Do you ever have moments when you realise that you are hopelessly out of touch with the rest of the culture? I went to buy some nice new knickers... I'm having trouble, everywhere has a huge thong selection, plus "boy-style shorts". But there's very little that's tasteful & feminine in an old-fashioned knicker shape! Am I the only non-pensioner woman who still doesn't wear thongs?

assumedname Sun 22-May-05 21:37:45


JoolsToo Sun 22-May-05 21:38:27

you missed out 'none'

LGJ Sun 22-May-05 21:38:52


and 5

teeavee Sun 22-May-05 21:38:55

NO. most definitely not! I have big nicks, and am proud of it
I also wear the boy-style ones

Things freak me out - just imagine dingleberries every time I see them , and need I mention the 'thong over top of trouser' look? ugh! ugh!

JoolsToo Sun 22-May-05 21:38:56

oops - no you didn't LOL!

jampots Sun 22-May-05 21:39:03

3 here too! Apparently more shite on a thong than in a pair of men's pants!!!!

Hulababy Sun 22-May-05 21:39:19

I hate thongs. I find them so uncomfortable. Tried, but not for me. I did go through a phase of wearing the boy style shorts, but again didn't find them as comofrtable. Tend to wear them in bed with a vest top instead of PJs in summer now. Give me a pair of big cotton pants Well, not granny style - just not little tiny things. Everyday ones are cotton and comfy, but mostly pretty too. Going out ones are more fancy.

Ulysees Sun 22-May-05 21:39:20

3 but usually knickerless

What is the point in thongs?

teeavee Sun 22-May-05 21:39:39

I meant thong, not thing - thorry

Dahlia Sun 22-May-05 21:40:10

I hate thongs, find them hideously uncomfortable and very unhygenic. I like the idea of not having a knicker line with certain clothes, but would rather go commando to be honest. And those boy shorts go right up my bum. Maybe its me, maybe I am a weird shape. I live in m & s bikini briefs and I love em.
The worst thing is this trend to have your thong showing at the back - what that's all about then????? Gross. Tacky.

Carla Sun 22-May-05 21:40:28

1: Granny style, hold-it-all-in type. Though, my best friend has seen me emptying my tumble drier, and she thinks they should be called thongs, lol

JoolsToo Sun 22-May-05 21:40:47

mas grande bragas (its a in joke)


Flossam Sun 22-May-05 21:40:55

I wear them, mainly because they are DP's knicker of choice. His face falls if I wear anything else!

Carla Sun 22-May-05 21:41:34

Anyhow, I'm safe in the realisation that no-one 'cept me will see them, so why put yourself through that (so to speak!!!!)

foolysh Sun 22-May-05 21:41:55

Where do you ladies buy nice knickers?

I got a Littlewoods catalog & a £15 off voucher. DS1 (only 5, but I won't elaborate!) insisted I should buy some nice lingerie like the pretty ladies in the catalogue. But almost all the matching bra-underwear sets were only sold with thongs for the pants! Then I went into Primark today -- again, overwhelmingly thongs. And those boy shorts. The shorts just seem creepy to me....

sansouci Sun 22-May-05 21:42:05

Hate thongs, wouldn't even consider wearing one. Even if I had the cheeks for it to look good. Like white cotton knickers with a bit of lace. Larger than I need; more comfortable.

I do have some "dress up" stuff but haven't worn that in awhile. Beautiful material. love to wear stockings but there again, haven't done so since i've been a mum. poor dh.

joash Sun 22-May-05 21:42:44

Nope - I don't buy 'em. But then again when you've an arse the size of mount etna - thongs aint a good idea

Ulysees Sun 22-May-05 21:43:37

Have you tried Asda Foolysh?

Milliways Sun 22-May-05 21:44:08

My friend is a nurse in a teenage health clinic & says so many young girls are getting thrush from tight thongs & jeans etc + overuse of feminine deodorants, and she is always telling them to go home, & wear a skirt with no knickers for a few hours!!!!!

expatinscotland Sun 22-May-05 21:44:28

i'm onto sloggi boy shorts. so no. 3 for me.

sansouci Sun 22-May-05 21:46:05

hmphh! arse not the size of mount etna but not pert & toned & 18 yrs old, either.

thongs must get quite dirty (oh yuck).

ponygirl Sun 22-May-05 21:46:57

3 - I'm an M&S girl meself.

expatinscotland Sun 22-May-05 21:47:07

i buy lovely sets in matalan, foolysh.

Flossam Sun 22-May-05 21:53:43

In fact DP has now seen this thread, just a little drunk and is very concerned about the amount of thong bashing going on here!

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