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Is wearing underwear good?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 29, 2011 at 9:20 PM

For a guy, boxers supposedly ventilate that region better than briefs, letting everything hang loose. Presumably for a woman (provided the body fat composition is about right) no bra support is needed? is it good for the human body to hold our bits up (male or female) in such unnatural ways??

I might edit the way I am asking this.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on November 01, 2011
at 09:33 PM

my answer here is a joke. that "terrifying" emoticon is imagining a woman without underwear. can i guy get some luv for some good ol naughty humor?

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on November 01, 2011
at 05:06 PM

really? looks very friendly and goofy to me.

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(2301)

on November 01, 2011
at 04:11 PM

this giant emoticon is terrifying.

Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

(1826)

on November 01, 2011
at 02:43 PM

If you have more than a B cup and have had a baby, trust me, you NEED a bra.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on November 01, 2011
at 02:14 PM

I prefer the sports bra as well - nice support, and minimizing. I wish my 34Cs were smaller.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 30, 2011
at 06:47 PM

@wordvixen so briefs for foreplay only then, strict rule...

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 30, 2011
at 05:48 PM

the female breast is mainly fat tissue with muscle underneath, so some girls get fat there and on the hips - i.e. curvacious, which is attractive to men to a certain point. In this page from MDA, there are lots of examples of hunter gatherer men looking fantastic, but no women: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/hunter-gatherer-body-composition/ I'd love to find some examples

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on March 30, 2011
at 05:27 PM

Boxers are so much more comfortable. Ventilation and roominess sold me on them.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on March 30, 2011
at 02:27 PM

I dunno, I think it's more genetics. I've met women my height and waist measurements with very large breasts.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 30, 2011
at 02:10 PM

"some women need them" - I think it's about body composition, or fat % ?

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on March 30, 2011
at 02:09 PM

i salute you ladies. i hope this trend catches on almost as much as i hope the diet does... i'm lying... i hope it catches on even moreso... :)

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on March 30, 2011
at 02:08 PM

i salute you ladies. i hope this trend catches on almost as much as i hope the diet on... i'm lying... i hope it catches on even moreso... :)

452b4d079e0c39d4ca923e712f64239f

(196)

on March 30, 2011
at 01:23 PM

Count me in--I went this way when I hit 40. Now my Fruit of the Looms and Hanes Her Ways waste away in the dresser.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 30, 2011
at 12:48 PM

I saw the same trend, LB. ;)

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on March 30, 2011
at 12:23 PM

Well get the message some other way......oxytocin Release helps all women

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 30, 2011
at 08:39 AM

her body composition isn't right, she should use some support

420cf4942f4ae21f77d68408d654cfc6

on March 30, 2011
at 05:14 AM

I am in LOVE! You said 'crotchular region' and that sounds just like me! Hahahaha! Sorry for off topic but that was great! Now on topic, I've gone years no undies, shaved, not shaved, no problems. I prefer natural fibers and I think it keeps things aired out and infection free best. I had chronic UTI infections growing up so some experience there. I'm not opposed to putting some on but off really is a great way to go in general and more people should do it!

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on March 30, 2011
at 05:05 AM

Dr. K, bras prevent my nipples from being stimulated. Without one I get painful chafing and 'headlights' all day.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on March 30, 2011
at 04:56 AM

you want me to change my answer shari? por que? my answer is a playfully sexy joke. like... you know... it's hot to think about or whatever. many of the female commenters have basically said the same thing as me except with more words and with a personal testimony attached to it. anyway the lady in your pic is a ridiculous mess. gross. and by the way... she might be wearing underwear (panties). I don't consider a bra underwear. I consider that a bra. Anyway no my answer will stay. I like it :)

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(5639)

on March 30, 2011
at 02:45 AM

So my girlfriend is walking around releasing Oxytocin at random guys throughout the day? UNACCEPTABLE! Off with the bra! Nipple massages nightly!

A68f24168bc0de414a038037e287b581

(4896)

on March 30, 2011
at 02:15 AM

is it really the place to make fun of other people?

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(5639)

on March 30, 2011
at 02:05 AM

Oh lord!! That's horrible...poor lady!

Medium avatar

(5639)

on March 30, 2011
at 02:03 AM

it's not THAT bad! I still shower! My girlfriend only complains a little bit. Haha, I'm a "smell-sharer." Y'know, "AWWW! Whew...HERE, smell this!"

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 30, 2011
at 01:58 AM

LOL, Shari. That is just not right, in so many ways! O_O

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 30, 2011
at 01:57 AM

I'm sure it is completely TMI, but I generally shave and go commando much of the time, while wearing pants that fit my shape. I've never had a yeast infection, so FWIW it's not really an issue.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on March 30, 2011
at 01:01 AM

Bra for girls is decidely unpaleo considering no bra existed then but there is a good reason for them now. And not what you think. Bras can stimulate a women's nipple enough to release oxytocin. Requires the "headlights" to "come on" for 3-5 minutes a day. This confers a fifty % reduction in breast CA risk. If the bra does not work nipple message should be done daily. Cheapest chemo therapy I know of.

A68f24168bc0de414a038037e287b581

(4896)

on March 30, 2011
at 12:38 AM

you mean you don't wear underwear AND don't wash your jeans for a month? o_0

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on March 30, 2011
at 12:28 AM

tight drawers push your scrotum close to your body and raise the temp so you have less "swimmers" and your fecundability shrinks. It also lowers your testosterone levels too.

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on March 29, 2011
at 10:57 PM

Oliver- they only have to be worn long enough to come off. :-)

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 10:12 PM

boxer briefs hardly let it hang loose though, can't be good

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4111)

on March 29, 2011
at 10:04 PM

@sherpamelissa: ditto!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 29, 2011
at 10:01 PM

I like boxer briefs. ;)

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 10:00 PM

ok, my english is the UK version, pants are underwear for me too :S

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:57 PM

it's a sensitive subject I appreciate, I am not a girl, I think holding everything in place whilst working out is a good idea

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4111)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:57 PM

gravity has been solved, just ask any plastic surgeon ;)

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:55 PM

child bearing has some influence I imagine, but good luck against gravity

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:53 PM

I sure don't. It's an undergarment, but not underwear. Underwear = panties.

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on March 29, 2011
at 09:52 PM

sorry - mono is mononucleosis (viral infection causeing lethargy, lack of appetite - can last for long periods of time). I just looked up a bra size converter and 36DDs are a 95F in spanish bra sizes. Yes - stuff shouldn't move a millimeter while working out - it just doesn't feel very good at all.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:50 PM

jim morrison....

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:49 PM

i count bra as underwear?

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:47 PM

I go with you there, although men look better in briefs, i wear boxers or nothing mainly..

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:45 PM

I don't understand most of what you write, sorry, mono and DDs, mean nothing to me, sorry.. 105lbs is around 48 kilos, you sound like quite a small girl, your body composition must be good? I think especially for girls, 'stuff' mustn't move around in excercise

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:36 PM

you like the question i see

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D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

on March 29, 2011
at 09:51 PM

I prefer my "bits" to remain in as youthful of a state as possible, therefore support is utilized. Every little bit of insurance against gravity helps. Will it make a difference in the long run? I don't know but I am not about to change that habit. And there is no way I am going to work out as hard as I do without as much support as possible, that is not conducive to a good workout. If not wearing a bra is considered "natural", then in this instance my vote goes for the modern status quo.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4111)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:57 PM

gravity has been solved, just ask any plastic surgeon ;)

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:55 PM

child bearing has some influence I imagine, but good luck against gravity

7
4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on March 29, 2011
at 09:45 PM

Boxers > briefs. The scrotum has built in temperature control that works poorly in briefs and inhibits your testosterone factories.

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on March 29, 2011
at 10:57 PM

Oliver- they only have to be worn long enough to come off. :-)

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 10:12 PM

boxer briefs hardly let it hang loose though, can't be good

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:47 PM

I go with you there, although men look better in briefs, i wear boxers or nothing mainly..

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 29, 2011
at 10:01 PM

I like boxer briefs. ;)

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4111)

on March 29, 2011
at 10:04 PM

@sherpamelissa: ditto!

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 30, 2011
at 06:47 PM

@wordvixen so briefs for foreplay only then, strict rule...

7
Medium avatar

(12379)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:37 PM

I need a bra. No matter where I get the rest of my body fat composition-wise, I will always need a bra. After having mono for 3 months years ago I got down to 105lbs, but still had DD's. Some women will always need a bra. I also believe it serves the woman better later in life if she wears a bra earlier in life. But this is all from a purely 'way you look' perspective.

While I am working out it is painful not to have a bra -but I whip that contraption off as soon as I get home!

As for underpants/panties I dont think that they are necessary if you are wearing the right clothing (fibre-wise). Commando sure does feel free!

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:45 PM

I don't understand most of what you write, sorry, mono and DDs, mean nothing to me, sorry.. 105lbs is around 48 kilos, you sound like quite a small girl, your body composition must be good? I think especially for girls, 'stuff' mustn't move around in excercise

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:57 PM

it's a sensitive subject I appreciate, I am not a girl, I think holding everything in place whilst working out is a good idea

Medium avatar

(12379)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:52 PM

sorry - mono is mononucleosis (viral infection causeing lethargy, lack of appetite - can last for long periods of time). I just looked up a bra size converter and 36DDs are a 95F in spanish bra sizes. Yes - stuff shouldn't move a millimeter while working out - it just doesn't feel very good at all.

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on March 29, 2011
at 09:43 PM

I have no scientific reason for it, but I have always preferred no underwear.

A bra is absolutely necessary for me if I want my boobs to be where they look the best to me.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 10:00 PM

ok, my english is the UK version, pants are underwear for me too :S

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:53 PM

I sure don't. It's an undergarment, but not underwear. Underwear = panties.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:49 PM

i count bra as underwear?

3
2889f765182152daa593cf83a6a1af95

on November 01, 2011
at 10:59 AM

Wearing trousers without underwear is gross. How would you like to go into a shop and try on and or buy trousers that someone else had tried on over their bare bottom and smelly fanny. Yuk. Gross. If going shopping for trousers please please please wear clean cotton panties. As for the rest of the time it's easier to wash a pair of panties every night than it is to wash yr trousers every night. And panties are cheaper than trousers to be buying all the time.

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A68f24168bc0de414a038037e287b581

on March 30, 2011
at 12:45 AM

Have you seen older women in no-clothes tribes? well, I don't want to have my breast hanging till navel any time soon. It is painful to do any physical exercise without a proper protection. Good bra also helps the back and shoulders. I do take it off the moment I get back home, though.

In terms of underwear for women - we have pubic hair for a reason. It's for protection, same as the fat over pubic bone. No underwear (with pubic hair intact) make sense only with loose skirt kind of clothing, not tight, possibly irritating pinching pants. I don't even want to think about the health risks and discomfort of wearing no underwear (and I mean real, not a tiny little string), shaved pubes and tight pants.

in terms of male, there seems to be the same principle - protect from possible injuries, but without too much coverage that could rise the temperature.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 30, 2011
at 01:57 AM

I'm sure it is completely TMI, but I generally shave and go commando much of the time, while wearing pants that fit my shape. I've never had a yeast infection, so FWIW it's not really an issue.

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A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on March 29, 2011
at 10:08 PM

I prefer boxer-briefs. I especially like them during CrossFit....box jumps ya heard??

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on March 30, 2011
at 12:00 PM

There is no scientific evidence that bras protect from sagging later in life. Not having 5 children definitely does though. Not wearing one has helped some of my back problems. When I do wear a bra I wear a lightweight bralet and not one of the underwire megabras I used to wear. Some women need them, most don't.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 30, 2011
at 02:10 PM

"some women need them" - I think it's about body composition, or fat % ?

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 30, 2011
at 05:48 PM

the female breast is mainly fat tissue with muscle underneath, so some girls get fat there and on the hips - i.e. curvacious, which is attractive to men to a certain point. In this page from MDA, there are lots of examples of hunter gatherer men looking fantastic, but no women: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/hunter-gatherer-body-composition/ I'd love to find some examples

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on March 30, 2011
at 02:27 PM

I dunno, I think it's more genetics. I've met women my height and waist measurements with very large breasts.

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62b02f957f8761649d3f324419bdd4d6

(145)

on March 30, 2011
at 08:05 AM

Commando FTW....

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66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

on March 30, 2011
at 12:34 PM

Boxer briefs/ boxers.

On a side note, I'm really feelin the fact that paleo women go commando at a higher percentage than general population- at least according to my sample size:-)

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on March 30, 2011
at 02:09 PM

i salute you ladies. i hope this trend catches on almost as much as i hope the diet does... i'm lying... i hope it catches on even moreso... :)

452b4d079e0c39d4ca923e712f64239f

(196)

on March 30, 2011
at 01:23 PM

Count me in--I went this way when I hit 40. Now my Fruit of the Looms and Hanes Her Ways waste away in the dresser.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 30, 2011
at 12:48 PM

I saw the same trend, LB. ;)

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on March 30, 2011
at 02:08 PM

i salute you ladies. i hope this trend catches on almost as much as i hope the diet on... i'm lying... i hope it catches on even moreso... :)

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9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

on March 30, 2011
at 12:50 AM

I prefer to wear sports bras if I can, since they don't have the annoying wire that you can't seem to get away from any more - plus they provide support. I suppose I'm "lucky" that I"m relatively average-endowed though I wish I were larger :(

As for regular underwear - I enjoy walking around in just jammies on the weekends - flannel pajama pants are just too comfy!

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

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on November 01, 2011
at 02:14 PM

I prefer the sports bra as well - nice support, and minimizing. I wish my 34Cs were smaller.

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Medium avatar

on March 29, 2011
at 09:48 PM

I haven't worn underwear in more than 15 years, probably. I'm 29. It always just seemed like a useless extra step, and a waste of space in drawers and laundry baskets.

Two caveats: I do wear boxer briefs at the gym, to keep "everything" from swangin' all over the place, if you catch my drift. Pants tend to wear out faster in the crotchular region. Must be something about "THAT kind of sweat" or something. Or maybe I just wear the same pair of jeans for a month straight without washing? Who knows.

I feel great. HIGH sex-drive (my girlfriend says I'm insatiable). I just never felt right in underwear, it chafes, smells, makes me sweaty, wastes my money, makes me feel all..."shoved in."

Hope that's helpful!

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:50 PM

jim morrison....

420cf4942f4ae21f77d68408d654cfc6

on March 30, 2011
at 05:14 AM

I am in LOVE! You said 'crotchular region' and that sounds just like me! Hahahaha! Sorry for off topic but that was great! Now on topic, I've gone years no undies, shaved, not shaved, no problems. I prefer natural fibers and I think it keeps things aired out and infection free best. I had chronic UTI infections growing up so some experience there. I'm not opposed to putting some on but off really is a great way to go in general and more people should do it!

Medium avatar

(5639)

on March 30, 2011
at 02:03 AM

it's not THAT bad! I still shower! My girlfriend only complains a little bit. Haha, I'm a "smell-sharer." Y'know, "AWWW! Whew...HERE, smell this!"

A68f24168bc0de414a038037e287b581

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on March 30, 2011
at 12:38 AM

you mean you don't wear underwear AND don't wash your jeans for a month? o_0

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on November 01, 2011
at 06:44 PM

Commando-ing it has its merits, but I can't risk it any more; I've split a couple pairs of pants in my day, and having underwear on can make it less embarassing (depending on the underwear of course).

0
08cc3168845201b71e14751163b28940

on November 01, 2011
at 04:06 PM

Day to day walking around, Boxer briefs FTW, cause there is nothing more uncomfortable than having your junk slip into a pants leg a you sit down and get pinched. Can you say nauseus vomitus?

In a kilt, Boxers or commando FTW.

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464e1c66609d402615ae2b3cf72d53fb

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on November 01, 2011
at 02:50 PM

Haven't worn drawers for at least 30years. Don't see the point in them.

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50ebeeef39261e51e84324530ab95956

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on November 01, 2011
at 02:29 PM

I wear boxers, but my new jeans are quite tight. I wonder whether that may be a problem for my testosterone/fertility?

0
E7dc4f2e3998906dd3213973a3c10d50

on March 30, 2011
at 12:18 AM

Boxer briefs/trunks here. If my "testosterone factory" is being impacted negatively by it I sure can't tell the difference.

0
499f188c87c6980742b9ba98caa6f563

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on March 30, 2011
at 12:16 AM

When I wear tight jeans, nothing but tighty-whiteys will do. The other kind bunch up everywhere and can be really uncomfortable.

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 29, 2011
at 09:28 PM

no need for women. hehe.

is-wearing-underwear-good?

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 29, 2011
at 09:36 PM

you like the question i see

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on November 01, 2011
at 09:33 PM

my answer here is a joke. that "terrifying" emoticon is imagining a woman without underwear. can i guy get some luv for some good ol naughty humor?

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on November 01, 2011
at 04:11 PM

this giant emoticon is terrifying.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on November 01, 2011
at 05:06 PM

really? looks very friendly and goofy to me.

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on March 30, 2011
at 01:54 AM

Just want to see if Jack would like to change his answer?

is-wearing-underwear-good?

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on March 30, 2011
at 08:39 AM

her body composition isn't right, she should use some support

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on March 30, 2011
at 04:56 AM

you want me to change my answer shari? por que? my answer is a playfully sexy joke. like... you know... it's hot to think about or whatever. many of the female commenters have basically said the same thing as me except with more words and with a personal testimony attached to it. anyway the lady in your pic is a ridiculous mess. gross. and by the way... she might be wearing underwear (panties). I don't consider a bra underwear. I consider that a bra. Anyway no my answer will stay. I like it :)

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(5639)

on March 30, 2011
at 02:05 AM

Oh lord!! That's horrible...poor lady!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on March 30, 2011
at 01:58 AM

LOL, Shari. That is just not right, in so many ways! O_O

A68f24168bc0de414a038037e287b581

(4896)

on March 30, 2011
at 02:15 AM

is it really the place to make fun of other people?

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