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December 19, 2016

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sH2

“How long, on average, do you go without washing your bra?”

Someone somewhere wants to buy that water.

David

Someone somewhere wants to buy that water.

Bad dog.

bilbaoboy

So it is not just men who can be yucky!

Does this mean I can wear the same underpants for several months too? (seriously, just joking!)

The women in my family have a special bag into which said bras are inserted for machine washing to avoid the excuse 'I don't want it to lose shape, etc'.

Of course ladies, you can of course decide not to wear a bra and burn the ones you have, oh wait a minute....

Jen

Congratulations on your 'Bra Hygiene' tag.

David

Congratulations on your ‘Bra Hygiene’ tag.

I shouldn’t think it will see a lot of use.

Of course that’s what I said about the ‘Giant Vaginas’ tag and we all know that turned out.

David

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Farnsworth M Muldoon

Does this mean I can wear the same underpants for several months too?

No, field expedient four days max. Right way, inside out, backwards, backwards inside out. Of course the backwards doesn't work so well for bras, so two days max.

David

David, a charity needs your support

“…the unspeakable tragedy of not getting their way.”

Somewhat related, this edifying exchange.

PiperPaul

Muldoon, you can get additional mileage if you purchase the correct color combination.

David

I can’t help noticing that some of my female readers are keeping very quiet on the whole bra-washing issue. Just sayin’.

Fred the Fourth

When my wife was working full-time and I was, as they say, between gigs, I did all the laundry. I trained her, with various positive reinforcement techniques, to appreciate really clean lingerie.
Further deponent sayeth not.

David

I trained her, with various positive reinforcement techniques, to appreciate really clean lingerie.

Good man. You win all the husband points.

Given the suspicious silence from the ladies, I’m beginning to wonder if bra-washing is the third rail of gender politics.

Lisboeta

What demographic did Elle survey for that article? I'm a bit long in the tooth, but was brought up to believe that one donned fresh panties each day; likewise with whatever went on the feet. And, assuming that one showered daily and used deodorant, a bra could be worn for two days (even three, if there was no option). What self-respecting female wears the same bra for longer than that?

But, according to Elle's respondents, washing one's bra regularly is a "self-imposed shame cycle" with connotations of "a tool of the patriarchy". So, at this point, you can count me out. To quote Anthony Newley: "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off".

JuliaM

"Apparently, bra-washing is a thing―and it's a thing you're supposed to do relatively often. "

The smart people are astounded that you have to wash clothes worn next to your skin...

David

The smart people are astounded that you have to wash clothes worn next to your skin...

On a first date with a lady, the thing to do, evidently, before anything else, is to lean in and get a good sniff of the bra. Sniff it real good.

#DaveDoesDatingTips

Fred the Fourth

"Win all the husband points"
Nah. I stopped keeping count when my score got down into the - 1 E 10 range, where it lingers mournfully.

Spiny Norman

On a first date with a lady, the thing to do, evidently, before anything else, is to lean in and get a good sniff of the bra. Sniff it real good.

Heh. On the other hand, if she has good taste in perfume, and is judicious in its use, that can be, umm... intoxicating, even if it is the same bra she was wearing the day before. ;-)

Although... if she is indeed a "lady", she usually won't let me do that on the first date.

David

On the other hand,

Cut me some slack. I’m new to all this.

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

On a first date with a lady, the thing to do, evidently, before anything else, is to lean in and get a good sniff of the bra.

That might work with a, shall we say, rental date, however a non-rental would more likely get you a knuckle sandwich.

Hopp Singg

So is spraying her decolletage with luminol a good idea or not?

False Profiteer

Well, David, I'll give the bra sniffing a go on my next date and let you know how it turns out.

David

No refunds. Credit note only.

Greg Allan

What is it with women always airing the dirty laundry in public?

champ

"Someone somewhere wants to buy that water."

I wonder what the pantie washing water looks like?

dicentra

I'll pipe up:

Some women can pass the pencil test; others cannot.

Those who can may sweat inside that fold, but the sweat is not — I repeat, not — scented, as one's feet, underarms, and crotch tend to be.

So some moisture and dead skin cells might accumulate between showers, but it's no big. As for one's underarms scenting the bra, that depends on where the band hits her relative to her armpit's scent-producing glands.

So one's bra doesn't need to be washed as often as other skin-touching apparel. A quick nose-check prior to putting it on rarely indicates unseemly smells or stains or whatnot.

At least not in my experience.

Ray

Didn't Napoleon say "I'm on my way, don't wash your bra?"

Russtovich

Like Fred, I do the laundry in our house (wife is bloody awful at it... on purpose I think). Bras are done once a week, in a special bag, perma-press cycle with other items of that ilk and hung to dry.

Oh and the snaps get done up to avoid snags in the special bag. Plus, by doing that you can pratice your manly expertise by undoing the snaps afterwards! :)


Cheers

David in Michigan

First World Problems are so difficult to solve...... what to do, what to do....

Lab Rat

Ye gods - those Elle women and their fancy, icky bras.

Once a week all the worn ones get washed when I do everything else laundry-related. In the special bag, snaps/hooks done up to prevent snags as the gentleman above said, in the washing machine, hang up to dry somewhere.

Don't have time to hand wash - and I can't afford to buy the ones so expensive you have to.

Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK

I wash my bras regularly, every week. What is this going months without washing something you wear next to your skin? The hell???

Hal

Didn't Napoleon say "I'm on my way, don't wash your bra?"

. . . . . . . very vague memory states something about one of the French kings with a note to one of his mistresses . . .

Gala

Our washing machine has a hand wash cycle. Probably the only time a bra doesn't get washed after one use is if I need a particular strapless bra two days in a row - and even then it's unlikely I'll have worn it for the whole day on either of those days.

David

I’m learning so much from this. My knowledge of ladies’ lingerie and its management was previously quite limited.

Sporkatus

My knowledge of women's things is limited to occasionally pitching in with the laundry in a house with sisters, a vague understanding of cup sizes and whatnot, and Bugs Bunny's use of underthings in classic Warner Brothers.
https://youtu.be/MYk7PEi5kuY?t=235
On reflection, I think the WB bits have overwritten most of the rest.

Elmo

Let me guess...Miss Grey Cup?

Hugh Jassol

Filthy bitches!

Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK

Oh, yeah--most bras are based off of one woman's breasts, a studio model from the 1930s, who was id'ed as a perfect 36C. All other sizes go up or down from her measurements. So that's why I hate bra shopping.

dicentra

Getting a well-fitting bra is the stuff of divination and black magic.

Don't try it without adequate training and a spotter.

David

It’s my understanding that they’re held in place with magnets.

Heather

I find that the prettier the bra, the shorter the time I end up wearing it. :)

David

I need a drink.

Hal

I need a drink.

Hmmm.

You could even use your own link . . . .

Fred the Fourth

Everclear? Really?
See here, I've got a nice bottle of JD that ought to hold us until the henchlesbian Away Team returns from Skye.

Burnsie

I find that the prettier the bra, the shorter the time I end up wearing it. :)

Wins this thread.

Richard Cranium

"Getting a well-fitting bra is the stuff of divination and black magic."

Let a former Colonial Marine help:

http://www.jenettebras.com/about/smarts

Hal

Everclear? Really?

Ehn, when one's taste buds find the taste of any alcohol to be repulsive, one can at least offer the greatest delivery . . . ---That's one of the reasons I tend to stick to tea and such . . .

See here, I've got a nice bottle of JD . . .

I've been bemused by the WWJD proclamations at times . . . It's all very nice to announce We Want Jack Daniels, but what of other preferences?

Andrew Duffin

I take it they're unaware, then, that the manufacturers of laundry detergents add "optical darkeners" to their products so that the effluent water always looks grey and disgusting?

Adiabat

“I’m learning so much from this. My knowledge of ladies’ lingerie and its management was previously quite limited.”

I was taught to read with a lingerie catalogue. For a long time I thought the only letters in the alphabet were A to E. And occasionally an F.

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