I decided that visual aids were necessary for my most recent post about undergarments I find sexier than a thong. I visited the easiest site first – Victoria’s Secret. I found a sufficient number of pictures and was just about to hit the publish button when I realized that by using exclusively pictures of very slender women, I would be tacitly endorsing the social view that only size 2s are attractive. Next stop Lane Bryant. I intended to use at least half of the images from that site to reflect a more balanced approach to sexy.
Most of it was hideous. I did a google search for “intimate apparel women with curves.” More hideousness appeared. I resigned myself to having fought the good fight and used the one picture from Lane Bryant that didn’t suck. I am certain that attractive and sexy intimate attire can be found in the sizes that many real life women wear, but it is a sad commentary that one need look so hard to find it.
(Side note: for the past 48 hours I have been getting a high number of banner ads for Lane Bryant, and dating websites for “larger” people)