Panties. Undies. Whatever you call underwear, you’re in it A LOT so you’d better have quite a few in the bedroom drawer to pull from. With so many types of ginch (Canadian slang for the undergarment), a new Tommy John study on women’s underwear choices speaks well for ladies putting themselves in the top spot, rather than their partner – an empowering finding!
About the study
Recently, underwear mogul Tommy John conducted a study on women’s underwear choices. They surveyed 1,000 women to see how their partner’s opinion influences their choice of panties. And the results say a lot about what ladies want in their knickers.
Specifically, the women were asked, “Is the type of underwear you put on influenced by what your love interest finds attractive?” The aggregated data (weighted by age and region) shows women’s answers are:
- Yes – 9.24%
- Sometimes – 23.05
- No – 67.71%
The empowering results
Look at that percentage of no’s in the list above! About 68% of the ladies said nope their lovey’s panty preference has no bearing on what they’re buying.
And that tells me that many females are choosing their undies for themselves, which I adore! After all, it’s the gals who are wearing the undergarments!
That’s not all either. The study found another interesting trend about women’s opinions as they age.
Another empowering finding of the Tommy John study is that the surveyed females care less as they age about what their other half considers attractive underwear. That’s shown by the finding that women between ages 18-34 expressed more concern about their love interest’s opinion of their underwear than did older women in the same study.
Personally, I’m all for putting yourself first and do NOT think it’s selfish to do so. While I wish women did this at any age, it seems that for the study’s participants there’s more of a self-focus for women as they age, particularly from the late ’30s onward.
Underwear choices and YOU
It could be that gals who are 35+ have more time than millennials to get comfortable in their own skin. I know that’s taken time for me. That might explain why older women are more likely to care about themselves rather than their spouses when it comes to choosing underwear. I know that I put comfort first.
And I am also practical, wearing the style of underwear, such as thongs, that would look most discrete with my outfit that particular day. For example, if it’s a form-fitting skirt then I’d go for a thong to avoid any visible panty lines. Ordinarily, though I’m all for the full bottom style as they’re super comfy for me.
The underwear choices are just one example of putting yourself first, of course. It’s part of a broader topic: self-care. And it’s one that really does matter as you’re more likely to be happy when you put yourself first.
That makes sense as you’re not going to be able to help anyone else if you’re not strongly rooted begin with. Having low energy from the start can prevent you from truly helping those you care about or doing things that matter to you.
On a final note, self-care refers to mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual areas of health. If you’re looking for more on this topic, here are more self-care tips.