Friday, 8 November 2013

No Knickers

I found this article in the Times on Monday; the journo, Hannah Betts, makes a case for abandoning knickers and going commando, she even names Hollywood celebs who've already made the decision. I asked my husband about it, he said no way unless you're doing it as a one-off for a joke or a dare, or just to get your backside warmed. I asked him why. He said simple, because I like taking them down, end of.

The article's below

Why going without knickers is no big deal.

Is it wise to confess that I too go commando? Not, with any luck, as ostentatiously as Thor actress Jaimie Alexander, but possibly more concertedly.

The elegant Livia Firth has also dallied with pantlessness, Nigella Lawson has more than once opined on her loathing of knicker constriction. While Hollywood “freebuffers” include Gwyneth Paltrow and Heidi Klum (who took a rather revealing topple while indulging back in the spring). One might argue that the evening dress sorority falls into two camps: Spanx wearers and the knickerless, and I know which I’d rather be in.

Like the Domestic Goddess, I detest knickers, always have done, always will. Drawers are the original pain in the backside: too big, too small, too prominent either way. Women of my generation live in fear of the dread VPL (visible panty line) ruining the effect of a frock. While thongs are obviously an utterly revolting concept, rightly eschewed by all but the most craven and attention-seeking N-listers.

What’s a girl to do? Why, accept that knickers are a recent and tyrannical invention that can easily be dispensed with, that’s what. To be sure, one has to take care to avoid the odd Basic Instinct moment, but deport oneself in a decorous fashion and that’s easily done, not least in an evening gown, trews or fitted skirt.

The consequences of this situation mean a drawer full of pristine, unworn Agent Provocateur smalls; a situation that could be resolved were I to take up with a pert-bottomed transvestite (there is still time). And I was mortified back in the summer when my first — and last — case of VPL led to an observer regaling one and all with the exclamation: “Good God, Betts is wearing pants!”

Still, the upsides outweigh the down. One glamourpuss of my acquaintance deploys strategic pantlessness as a means of adding to her not inconsiderable allure, telling me that those around her can “subconsciously pick up on — how shall we put it? — the siren call of my joie de vivre”.

And there is a certain minxish bravura that comes with dropping one’s drawers. When Livia Firth dispensed with them for the premiere of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, her mother phoned and warned: “There is a certain look in the eye of a woman who wears no knickers.” It is pants rather than pantlessness that will be going away.

Have a fun weekend.



Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to be so ignorant, but isn't there an upside to keeping "siren call" so to speak, off of your clothes? Isn't that an important reason TO wear panties? I mean there's a reason why you don't wear panties more than one day and then they are washed, right? I guess you might be able to get away with it in a dress...but slacks? I don't think so, unless you want to increase the laundry bill!

Roz said...

Definitely not for me Ronnie, although I have spent the last two days braless. Initially due to a sore patch on my back that was being irritated by the bra ... then Rick decided he liked the idea :)

I love P's response LoL Not quite as much fun when there's no unwrapping to do :)


Anonymous said...

I can see both sides of the issue. It's well known that many men go commando so why now women also? Like P said he likes taking them down. At times I have gone commando but my wife R also likes to pull them down so before a spanking I always put a pair of my panties on for her.

Elis said...

For day to day I feel more comfortable with my panties on. Now occasionally going commando can fun and sexy, but for every day...

Our Bottoms Burn said...

I am with P, I like the gift wrapping.

Anonymous said...


I prefer sexy panties on the bum vs. commando.


elle :) said...

I think if you went commando all the time it would ruin the fun!
It wouldn't be a surprise anymore to lean over and whisper "guess what......" If you did it every single time :)

Hermione said...

What a coincidence! Last night I dreamed about "going commando" and as I recall I liked it.

In real life, I agree with the first comment. I wouldn't dare to sit down while wearing a dress, and if I did I wouldn't want to stand up again.


Florida Dom said...

I have two thoughts on this. Nice to think about my girl going out commando. But then it's also nice to pull down when she comes home.

Once she gets home, she only wears a bathrobe so I have easy access to her.


Ami Starsong said...

What occurs to me is that wet patches on the back of skirts and dresses, or a wet crutch in your jeans or trousers would be horrid - and believe me, until the day my husband stops turning me on, I am going to have wet patches!

If you don't want a VIP, wear silk without elasticated legs!


Anonymous said...

As a male let the female do as they please. My wonderful woman has and it pleases her and I find it sexy, less to deal with, when the moment is right. Also she likes to be carefree at times, and when her carefree goes to far, don't have to deal with much, her bottom is bare and soon very warm, then she does not wish to wear anything close until the stinging and warmth goes away.

Leigh Smith aka Sunny Girl said...

Commando and braless, that is my dream world. Unfortunately, age set in and it is no longer an option.

Terpsichore said...

day to day I like to wear underclothes...that way if I were to one day not it would be an occasion to celebrate... :-) Hugs

Red said...

Sounds like a very easy way for you to be spanked, whenever you want... A win situation... but only wear sexy panties.. they are always pleasing for a man to see.. or imagine
bottoms up

ronnie said...

Anonymous - Hello. Not ingnornat at all. People like going commando and they don't care about the wet patches. Thanks.

Roz - Hope your sore patch heals quickly, not comfortable. I love going braless. Thanks.

Archedone - I like it when he pulls them down:) Thanks.

Elis - Too often would become boring for the other half. Thanks.

OBB - What about Bacall, does she like to go commando? Thank you.

Joey - I think a lot of men would agree with you. Thanks.

Elle - I agree, wouldn't be fun all the time. Thank you.

Hermione - You should try it but make sure Ron knows:) Thanks.

FD - She certainly loves to please you. Thanks.

Ami -LOL. Good for you. I haven't found a pair of VIP knickers comfortable yet so if anyone knows a brand that's good please let me know. Thanks.

Anonymous - Hello. I know the feeling of not wanting to wear any tight knickers after a spanking:) Thank you.

SG - I certainly know what you mean but I still go braless on occassion. Thanks.

Terps - You should celebrate one day:) Thanks.

Red - All this mentioning of knickers, reminds me I need some new ones:) Thanks. Good to see you.


Minelle Labraun said...

I would never go commando day to day...but I may once in a while while at home...Going bra less- never an to large on top..

Daisy Christian said...

I tried goin commando once I don't like it..most of my friends do .I just wear a get used to them in your booty lol and if you get the right kind you cant feel them...I could have a post about bikini underwear 101. lmao

ronnie said...

Minelle - Never gone commando and bra less at the same time:) Thanks.

Daisy C - Used to wear thongs but not now. To be honest I used to always find them uncomfortable. Thanks.


Katie said...

Hi Ronnie, :)

Well I've been known to go commando under jeans on occasion, but that's more of a "get up and throw something on because there is something to get done" kind of time, around the house. But yeah-like panties, you have to wash right after for sure!!

It doesn't happen often, but it is very sexy when we are out somewhere and Rob whispers in my ear to go in the bathroom and take off my panties and bring them back to him!!! Can you say HOT!!! Assurance of a fun, and often spanky night ahead!!! Lolol. Many hugs,

<3 Katie