Underwear...how many pairs do you own?

@Suebee (2013)
Canada
April 27, 2012 12:32pm CST
Seriously. I was amazed at how many pairs of underwear people own, especially females. Somehow the discussion came up at work on night, you know, those long midnight shifts where you're tired and bored and nothing much is happening. So one of the girls said she owns 65,yes that's sixty-five pairs of panties. I found this to be a huge number, so I asked my niece how many pairs she owns. Her answer was 85! Seriously! How many pairs do you own?
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32 responses
• United States
27 Apr 12
My goodness, that's a lot. I'd say about...nine? ten? for me. Enough so that I can go a few days without doing laundry in an emergency (the emergency being my laziness). I can't imagine where some people get the money to wear a different pair of designer panties each day, but I know it happens. If I had that kind of money, I'd get a dog. =)
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
27 Apr 12
I agree, it is a lot. I was stunned, that's why I asked the question, to see if I am the only one who is "underwear poor"! lol
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@sacmom (14314)
• United States
27 Apr 12
Me too! Oh wait, too late! I already have one! LOL Happy mylotting!
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@sacmom (14314)
• United States
27 Apr 12
I don't consider myself underwear poor. I'm just not rich in underwear!
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@dubbc3 (125)
• United States
28 Apr 12
This is funny! But, you can never own too much underwear. 85 pairs is pretty excessive, but at least we know your niece isn't wearing dirty underwear...ever! Probably has never worn any underwear twice with that many on hand.
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
28 Apr 12
Hahaha. Too funny dubbc3. I guess some people just can't resist a pretty pair of panties.
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
29 Apr 12
I think I have about 15 pairs. I have to admit that this is a very unique discussion!! I know that my boyfriend has 28 pairs of boxers because I made them all for him. I kept finding great patterns in the cotton quilt material and so I got busy and started sewing. I made most of them for him for Christmas one year, but the rest were for other holidays like Valentine's day and Easter.
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
29 Apr 12
Wow, congrats on making your boyfriend the boxers. I would never think of making something like that. I hope he appreciates them. What a unique gift!
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
29 Apr 12
He loves each pair! Especially since I made them custom for him. It was so easy to make them, and it was a LOT cheaper than buying them at the store. It only took a yard and a half of material and a McCall's pattern. I plan to keep making them since they do wear out. It's tons of fun at the doctors office or the ER when they have him take his pants off and he's wearing a Snoopy pair! The whole staff gets a kick out of his underwear. I guess there is a lot of worse things you could be famous for.
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
30 Apr 12
It's true eh? Underwear takes up such a little bit of material and can be so inexpensive to make but they're certainly not cheap when you buy them in the stores! I bet it would be fun at the doctor's. I used to buy my kids different kinds of fun boxers but I bet it cost me a lot more than it's costing you!
• South Africa
27 Apr 12
Oh wow! 85?! Sorry, but how old is your niece? That is a lot! As for me, I don't have 85 pairs of panties, but I do have a lot. I think I have more brassieres. My sweetheart says I have too many brassieres and swimming suits/bikinis! Whenever we go to the mall, he wouldn't let me go to the undergarment sections unless he sees something he likes to see on me :D
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
27 Apr 12
Right now my niece is 27 years old. The girl at work was in her 30's. I thought that maybe it was a thing for younger people to have more pairs. I don't have anywhere near 85 either!
• South Africa
27 Apr 12
It must be. I'm almost thirty-two years old and I do love undergarments, too much I think. I like to buy them because I like to feel good underneath my clothes. It does make a difference to how I feel when I go out. In addition, these days, there are many undergarments with beautiful embroideries, designs, colours, and styles. However, some of them are ridiculously expensive.
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• United States
27 Apr 12
That's interesting. I know I'm in the minority, at least among women, but it really doesn't matter to me what type of underwear I have on; I forget as soon as I'm dressed. I guess if it's something you notice, though, it's good to treat yourself a little. ;)
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• United States
6 May 12
I never counted them but i would say proably like 30 or 35.
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
6 May 12
Like you, I have never counted mine either. Maybe I should, just for interest sake.
• United States
6 May 12
i was actully thinking about counting mine too now.
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
6 May 12
And I think I'll do the same for my sweatshirts!
@kareng (10909)
• United States
28 Apr 12
Oh my gosh! 65 pairs! That is totally crazy!! And then 85 for your niece! Holy cow! It makes me wonder why they have so many pairs. Did you ask them why? Why do they need so many pairs of underwear? There are only 30-31 days in a month so you can't even wear a pair each month. Do they not do laundry? Ewwww...seriously though, I would be interested to know why they own so many pairs of underwear. Is it an addiction? a shopping addiction? I only own 7-8 pairs. I wash several times a week so no problem.
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
28 Apr 12
I think it is a shopping addiction type of thing. There are so many different types, they're pretty and take up hardly any space at all in your dresser drawers.
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@kareng (10909)
• United States
28 Apr 12
I would tend to agree with that. It's not an expensive item and you can collect different colors, styles, etc. To each his own!!
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
28 Apr 12
Well, I couldn't imagine that anybody would have a NEED for so many pair of underwear so at least I'm hoping it's a shopping addiction thing! lol
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@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
28 Apr 12
i have no idea, maybe around 30? i change a lot in a day especially when i am at home. i don't wear liners when i am home because those are not safe, that's why i change a lot.
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
29 Apr 12
30 seems to be in line with a lot of the responses I see here.
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
29 Apr 12
then maybe that's the average number of underwear we should have
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
28 Apr 12
Frankly i really don't know how many pairs that i own now, may around 30 or 40 pairs. I have no intend to count it. I buy panty any time i see it is cute in the shop and i make sure that i have enough panties for 1 week wearing because i do washing on Sunday of the week only.
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
28 Apr 12
To me 30 or 40 is a lot!
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
2 May 12
No, 30~40 pairs are not a lots at all. Imagine that if it is raining for a week and my clothes are still wet, and i still need to change clothes everyday. So 30~40 pairs are just fit only...
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
27 Apr 12
Suebee lol what an interesting question..I, like others here, have no idea..but I know I have many I don't wear regularly so I have a lot, but no where near 65...
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
28 Apr 12
Yes, I mean really, who sits around and says "Hey, I think I'll count my underwear" lol. I just asked the question as I thought it was interesting that I ran across two people in as many days that had that many pairs. lol
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
30 Apr 12
Suebee lol..I am glad you asked the question...I had no idea anyone counted their underwear and it was something to smile about...
@ShyBear88 (23891)
• United States
27 Apr 12
I know I do not have 65 or 85 pairs of panties. I have probably some where around 20 to 15 pairs. I don't keep a lot of clothes I have know to make it a week or two with out washing clothes even though I do at least a few loads a week. Put I wear every pair.
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
28 Apr 12
I think most people are like you in this regard. I don't think there are very many people who have 65 pairs.
@ShyBear88 (23891)
• United States
29 Apr 12
Maybe when I was younger being potty trained I might have had something clothes to that because little kids have accidents and some times you just can't clean them so you have to get ride of them. I have some for when I was pregnant and then some that are not. I get new ones when I need new ones and throw way the other ones I don't need. Some of my panties are from my teen years and some of them are starting to get small or my a$$ is getting big.
@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
12 May 12
I have some for best, some for when I go out and old ones mostly for everyday. I always grab up to about 6 pairs in the sales when I go to town for shopping whether or not I need them. There are always contingencies with knickers I find. I would say I have about 2 to 3 dozen knickers. How come we call them a pair of knickers. How come we don't call a bra a "pair of bras"?
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
13 May 12
Hahaha. Good question. It would seem more appropriate to call a bra a pair of bras wouldn't it?
• India
6 May 12
I have a lot of them but I did not ever counted them ever in my life. Almost there is around thirty five for me and I think it is the time to take the actual count of them
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
6 May 12
You may be surprised to find out how many you have if you actually counted them!
@laken02 (3067)
• United States
2 May 12
well i probably have about 20 pairs, but i do go thru them often and get new ones and get rid of my old ones about once a month i do that, and i will buy about 3 or 4 more pairs in there place on a monthly basis.. i have my favorites and then i also have the ones i pick espically for that time of month so i dont wear my good one then.. and i keep up with my laundry on a daily basis so no need for more then what i have... having a huge number of underware is kinda crazy.. i actjualy buy more sock them underware .. i love my socks and buy about 6 new pair a month and i only get rid of the other if they have holes or really need to be thrown away.. i wear socks year round and even when i sleep :)
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
2 May 12
Yes, I know some people that love socks as well. They like to buy colourful ones or have a pair to match every outfit they have. Some people are like that with socks and some, it seems, are like that with underwear. lol
@almond24 (1250)
• Hungary
28 Apr 12
I never counted them, but I guess I have about 15. I was thinking about buying a few more, but honestly when I have some money to spend I always buy things that I need more than panties.
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
28 Apr 12
Which is what most people do I think.
@chelogirl (121)
• Philippines
28 Apr 12
I have 15 to 20. I love under garments but i dont have 65 pairs.
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
28 Apr 12
Yes, I think you either love under garments or you just don't even think about it.
• United States
28 Apr 12
Haha. I don't have intentions to buy 85 pairs of underwear. All I have is about 2-3 dozen. But I do my laundry once a week, so I get to rotate what to wear weekly so to avoid faster wear and tear.
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
28 Apr 12
It seems that the key to how many pair you have is how often you do laundry...
@allknowing (81606)
• India
28 Apr 12
Even if I were to change thrice a day which I normally don't unless for whatever reason it becomes necessary I will never be short of them. Sorry I don't count but suffice it to say that section of the cupboard that houses them is always full!
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
28 Apr 12
I'm finding a lot of people really don't count, but then again, why would you? Hahaha. Seriously, I don't count either.
@naija4real (1293)
28 Apr 12
I am a male and not a woman so I do not wear underwear as the term connotes. However, I wear boxers and or pants as my underwear I have up to 10 boxers which I wash regularly as I wear them.
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
28 Apr 12
That spawns a whole other discussion, but for men...do you wear boxers, brief, or just go commando!
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
28 Apr 12
Hi Suebee, I am a senior citzen but I have approximately 60 pair of underwear, about 20 pair is a set (bra & panty)...I have that many because I just do, i have alway purchase underwear. and I am happy I have them, I would much rather purchase my nice underwear than a dog previously mention,,,to each his own,,,I like underwear not dogs...I purchased what I wanted....
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
28 Apr 12
60 is right up there with my niece and friend from work. Good for you! I don't think I have even one matching set.
@jazel_juan (15759)
• Philippines
28 Apr 12
wow that is a lot. She must be a collector or change undies frequently lol. i think i have around 20 something i keep some for emergency reasons.
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
28 Apr 12
Yes it is a lot. I think some girls just can't resist buying a pretty pair of panties.