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Lingerie Is Actually A Woman’s Superhero Costume

It’s a snowy day here in Brooklyn. The weather pros said a blizzard was descending upon us, but instead the day turned into a nasty/sleety/snowy/ slushy mess. Most of us stayed home, out of the cold, including me.

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It’s days like this when one’s mind drifts with the snow drifts, especially when you’re alone. Here’s where my mind wandered off to: Being with someone special, cuddled up under a warm blanket, watching a movie, sipping wine. And then, if I’m really really lucky, she’ll decide it’s time for her to reveal her superhero costume: Lingerie.

What is it about lingerie that drives us guys absolutely crazy?

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Maybe it’s the way it accentuates and highlights her body. Maybe it’s the way it can appear in a phantasmagorical constellation of colors (fire reds, passion pinks, sea foam greens), textures (lace, silk, satin) cuts (G-string, Push-up and Plunge) and accouterments (garters, stilettos, fishnet stockings).

Or maybe it’s just because it’s the sexiest outfit on the planet.

“Lingerie is the superhero costume underneath her clothes,” according to Ali Cudby, a lingerie industry expert and CEO of Fab Foundations in Washington D.C. “It makes her Wonder Woman. Knowing that lingerie is our secret from the world. By wearing lingerie, it sends a message [to yourself] that you are awesome. So everything that you decide to do that day gets dipped into awesome sauce.”

Cindy, a marketing professional in New York City, fully agrees. “When I wear lingerie, it makes me feel not only sexy, but powerful. It means I am put together, all the way through.”

I’ve always struggled with defining the true difference between underwear and lingerie. For Cudby, it’s simple: “What would you rather see your woman in, lingerie or underwear?”

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Lingerie, according to Cudby, is all about attitude, a feeling that a woman embraces when she goes to her closet each and every morning, and that feeling changes one day to the next. “Lingerie can express a lot of different moods. You can wear something white and virginal Monday and red that is sassy as hell on Tuesday. It shows you how you feel.”

From the guy’s side of the lingerie aisle, I would argue that there is nothing more wonderful in life than your partner wanting to change up the way she feels about her empowered sensual self, each and every day, thanks to the lingerie outfit she pulls out from her closet.

So here’s the ultimate question for fellas:  How can we buy lingerie to help her celebrate her Wonder Woman-ness?

“When men go to shop, they should tell the salesperson what kind of clothes she likes to wear and what kind of lingerie she prefers – bikini, thong or boy shorts, “according to Cudby. “And most important of all, he should do a little snooping around so he buys her right size. So many guys don’t know her size.”

From a guy’s perspective, when it comes to lingerie, here’s the final word: It really turns us on. Well, it turns out, we are not the only ones. In a recent study released by scientists at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, virgin male rats were more attracted to female rats donning tiny jackets than those that were “au naturel.” In an article entitled “Why Men Love Lingerie: Rat Study Offers Hints” the male rats determined that “ ‘each time my partner wears lingerie [a jacket], I’m going to have sex,’” says study co-author Gonzalo R. Quintana Zunino, a psychologist working in the lab of psychologist Jim Pfaus at Concordia University in Montreal.

Let the Rat Race to the Lace begin just as soon as the snow stops falling!

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