Sex is the ultimate sport, hands down! While your birthday suit may be most appropriate, lingerie can be a fun uniform to try, and what’s more fitting than a discussion on skivvies for Valentine’s Day.
The female silhouette is enough to create quite a frenzy, so it’s not surprising that there’s been a long history of draping the female figure with enhancing pieces.
Whether you’re wearing a thong right now or you like looking at ladies in thongs, well, let’s just say lingerie has come a long way.
While women wore heavy pieces with petticoats and corsets and loads of other stuff under their heavy wool dresses way back when, it was the 20th century that changed the lingerie industry.
At the turn of the century women were highly constricted in society by their corsets. With tons of layers, a peak of an ankle was more than enough to throw men over the edge. With the birth of the bra in 1913, corsets were dismissed from 1915 on. The rise of the boyish figure emerged in the Roaring ’20s and legs were exposed for the first time.
The 1930s saw a fascination with breasts and lingerie was made with man-made materials to keep smooth lines of the bosom and other parts of the body.
As World War II began, materials were scarce and the hourglass figure became the epitome of femininity, and when women couldn’t afford nylons, they drew seams down the backs of their legs with eyeliner.
When the feminists of the ’60s rolled around, many bras were burned and lingerie was not a sexy thing for everyone. Disco Fever brought a wave of dancewear to the scene. But luckily cleavage got its comeback and thank goodness for the Wonderbra!
In the ’80s women were all about power in the corporate world and in the bedroom and retailers like Victoria’s Secret and La Perla gave women the lacy pieces men and women were craving.
Nowadays there are countless brands and types that cater to every sexual desire. Whether you like leather and S&M or the romance of lace, there are styles out there for any taste. Even men’s lingerie has a market now with different cuts, patterns, and materials.
Make sex sexier with lingerie, and make it fun. Lose your inhibitions and try something new this Valentine’s Day.
Kaitlyn Dreyling can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.