How Long Do You Wait Before You Get New Underwear?

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
August 17, 2007 9:50pm CST
Once more I give praise to Transdisc for this discussion, and I'm hoping I beat him to his final discussion he may post of the ever-thought provoking discussions he's been having concerning underwear. So here is my entry for fame. Okay..lets all confess here...How long do you wait before getting new underwear? Do you buy it on a regular basis before they wear out? Or, are you just a bit like me and hold off getting new underwear when they are ready to fall apart..AND just how bad does your underwear get before breaking down and getting new? Do you wait until the elastic band is so stretched out that you would need suspenders to hold them up? Do you wait until they are "holy"? This should be an interesting serious discussion.
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• United States
18 Aug 07
As soon as they start showing signs of wear, I get new ones. I can't stand wearing ugly underwear. I like pretty, functional and quality undies.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I have to confess the only reason I hang onto my old ones is sometimes I just plain don't have the money to get new...the kind I like are expensive--hanes just doesn't do it for me LOL
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@AmbiePam (48190)
• United States
18 Aug 07
Yeah, money can be an issue.
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@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
18 Aug 07
Hey Pyewacket - I love underwear and bulk up. I also wear boxers since my pregnancy - so comfortable - I wear them to sleep. I get cute cotton underwear that seems to last a while.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Aug 07
The boxers really must be comfortable..never tried them... :)
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@AmbiePam (48190)
• United States
18 Aug 07
Boxers sound great.
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@ElicBxn (60772)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I don't care if they have a few holes, but I don't like it when they creep down my jeans.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Aug 07
Ah--you have holy underwear too :)
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@ElicBxn (60772)
• United States
18 Aug 07
sometimes - not at the moment - but I've got a few creepers I haven't weeded out
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@sr0415 (1140)
• Philippines
18 Aug 07
Hi pyewacket! I was smiling while reading the way you posted the questions. *hehehehe* Hmmm... on my part, I buy a new underwear when the elastic band is stretched, but not to the point that it's really stretched out! LOL... :p Hmmm... let's just take the number of months. I buy undies twice in 3 months. :) hehe... The number of undies depends if I like the style. Usually, I buy 4 to 7 undies. :) Take care and God bless! (",)
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I could actually stand new undies now..LOL..the elastic is a bit loose...hehee
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@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
19 Aug 07
Well, there for awhile, I waited too long, and they started getting too tight. So now, I've been proactive, and I've been buying them quite often. If I'm in a store, where they're sold, I tend to look, quite often. If I see some that look comfy, and have a decent price, I've been buying them. I must admit, they have some really wierd ones out there, nowadays. lol None of those, little stringy things for me. I'd feel naked with them.
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• United States
19 Aug 07
Me too.
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@Darkwing (21588)
18 Aug 07
I have phases where I see something I like and buy it. I don't wait for wear and tear, if there's something that really appeals to me. I just have to have it, there and then. lol. Whenever I can get away with it, I go without, anyway. Not quite skyclad but just something comfortable. :) Brightest Blessings.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Aug 07
That's a great attitude to have...to buy something right then and there gif you see it and you like--thing is I've never been much of a clothes buyer to begin with..
@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I buy it constantly! None of mine is worn out because there isn't enough me to possibly wear all the pairs of panties, thongs, and other goodies I own. I usually buy at Victoria's Secret but I will buy pretty, cute, or sexy underwear anywhere, anytime, all the time! I love it. I actually color coordinate my panties with my outfit. Haha. I guess it's a girl thing? An obsessive girl thing...
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Aug 07
Victoria's secret is expensive though, no? Just once I would like to splurge and get some there
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@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
18 Aug 07
They have a lot of sales and I get at least one pair of panties free a month because I have their credit card. If you look online for coupon codes for the website, you can get free panties and other products just by using a coupon code. But yes, in general, they're pretty expensive. It is an indulgence, I guess.
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• United States
19 Aug 07
I have not bought new undies in a long time. I have lost 95lbs and I am still wearing the same undies. I know they do not fit as well but they are still good. I do need to buy new bras. I buy undies when I need them when I cannot stand all the strings hanging off of them or I have thrown all of them away and my a$$ is bear. I some how bought several pairs so I have a draw full I am good for another year or so.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Aug 07
Sounds like you're pretty set for awhile there with your undie supply..LOL..Wow 95 pounds you lost? Dare I ask how much you weigh now?? Just curious.
@Tyrutu (4)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I can wait around 5 years. I like to give my undies a nice little zesty spice to them, makes the laundry smell tasty. When I do get new ones, of course, I just donate my horribley stained ones to charity. :)
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
22 Aug 07
You donate you're old ones to charity...I just throw mine out
@mistissa (1348)
• Netherlands
18 Aug 07
I love lingerie, so I buy lots of underwear, I still have a bunch in my drawer which I have not even worn yet. I have many different colors etc. Oh yeah and I change underwear every day haha
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Aug 07
Well I may not buy a lot of underwear, but I do at least wash them out daily so I wear a clean pair everyday--LOL
@KrisNY (7592)
• United States
18 Aug 07
OMG--- I buy underwear all the time- I'm constantly buying them- I toss them before they get too old- My sig. other buys them alot for me too- He on the other hand- wears his until the practically fall off-- get stretched out- I buy his also- but he won't wear them til the old ones get tossed! ARGH!
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
23 Aug 07
That's funny about your sig. other...LOL
@sacmom (14316)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I usually keep my underwear until it has a few small holes and the elastic isn't quite there anymore. LOL Though I do get rid of my undies if they keep creeping down into "Alien" style underwear and I have to constantly pull them up. You know the type that Sigourney Weaver wore in the movie? :P LOL I'm not sure how long I keep them from when I buy them new but I'd have to guess 8 months to a year. Sometimes longer if I don't wear them that often.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Aug 07
"Alien" style of underwear--LOL-Now I have a great description of how to describe some of mine--hehee
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
18 Aug 07
Hey pw, I like to buy panties when ever the mood strikes me while I’m shopping-that’s not to say that I don’t save my old ones for “standby’s” LOL +'s |:)
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Aug 07
Since I only wear a tank top and undies to sleep in, I use the "old" pair for sleeping...LOL
@Debs_place (10526)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I like to buy it on a regular basis...so one day I am not spending a ton of money when everything needs to be replaced. I prefer to spread the costs out.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Aug 07
That is probably a better way to shop... I guess since clothes buying in general has never been on top of my list is the reason I put things off
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I don't wear mine until holes begin to show, pyewacket, but I am guilty of wearing them until I might need suspenders, lol. I wait until I can't get by any longer before I will buy new ones. That's usually about once a year. My nightgowns are a different story. They're not comfy until they get a hole or two.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I tend to do that myself...wait until I really do need them---I've never been much of a clothes buyer much in general...usually a once a year event in my life as well...LOL--You wear nightgowns..wow, haven't worn them in ages..usually just have a tank top and drawers....lol
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@pismeof (855)
• United States
18 Aug 07
Heck Pye,! They aren't even broken in yet till they get a few holes in 'em
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Aug 07
Hehe..like shoes...they don't feel really comfortable either until they're ready to fall apart..right?
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@AmbiePam (48190)
• United States
18 Aug 07
Funny you should bring this up. Just this morning I noticed a run in the underwear I had chose for the day. It was a small run, so I just put them on. But I do have standards. If I can poke my finger through the hole in the underwear, they go in the trash. If there a run from the front to the back, I throw them in the trash. After all, you never know when you're going to be in an accident. And with me being on disability, something bad could happen before I know it. LOL
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I always remember that saying to wear clean undies in case one is in an accident...LOL
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
21 Aug 07
Hi pyewacket, Sadly, I wait way too long, and suffer from all of the problems (undie wise) that you've mentioned. I do have a couple that are in good shape at the moment, but I'd rather not talk about the state of the rest of them. What an interesting topic.:)
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
22 Aug 07
Wow--that other underwear must be pretty bad then....LOL
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• Canada
23 Aug 07
It's time to do some serious shopping!:)
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
22 Aug 07
I try to replace mine every 2 Months and I am due to replace it The reason I find that my Bras start to wear about that time and they do not fit properly anymore So I will be starting to replace again lol
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
23 Aug 07
I think I'm due for buying new ones soon myself....LOL
21 Aug 07
LOL what a great topic Pywacket. Ok, here goes. I have quite a large collection of undies, both the sexy and the practical. Most of the sexy stuff is in pretty good condition, however, the practical is another matter. I know I should chuck out the old stuff but generally wait until they are almost falling down before they go to the bin. I find that the older they get, the more comfortable they are and am reluctant to consign them to the bin. I guess it's time I went though the knickers drawer :-)
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
22 Aug 07
It seems everything one wears gets to be nice and comfortable just when they're ready to fall apart...like shoes too...right?