• Tue, Apr 2 2013

Why You Should Wear No Underwear Under Your Yoga Pants

yoga pants Why should you wear no underwear under your yoga pants? So we can stop having absurd discussions about what kind of underwear you’re supposed to be wearing. Like this:

Amanda Marcotte at XX explains that women should not be wearing thongs under their yoga pants because another writer… mentioned women wearing thongs under yoga pants, off-handedly. She says:

[The writer says] “your thong” as if nothing is more suitable for exercising than wearing underwear specifically designed to slide between your butt cheeks and attack you at the slightest provocation. What kind of sexualized hell are these poor women living in that they can’t even give up porn-compliant underwear in order to keep their bodies lean and toned for future thong-wearing situations? I was under the impression that yoga was supposed to be a healthful activity, and yet here women are, contorting their bodies in a strap of fabric made to respond by straining painfully at your most sensitive bits. Yoga is supposed to be relaxing, and not reminiscent of a visit to the proctologist.

What kind of underwear do you think Amanda Marcotte wears to yoga? I mean that in a real way, not in a, “I am having sex thoughts about her” way. I guess it is comfortable, whatever it is. Maybe she wears boxer shorts because they seem like the most comfortable kind of underwear. Or bloomers! Does anyone wear bloomers anymore?

I doubt it.

I doubt bloomers even exist.

That is a shame. They were quirky.

I’ve never thought about underwear that much, but, okay! Yes! Yes, yoga is supposed to be more reminiscent of a visit to a chiropractor or a sleep doctor than a proctologist, depending on how you feel about yoga.

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  • cori

    Ugh, it’s physically impossible for your underwear to cling to your “vagina” ladies. That’s just a tunnel to your cervix. You’re talking about your “vulva”, which it what you call the whole thing. It’s health class 101.

  • Sean

    I feel like bloomers also call for a bustle. A bustle would be probably frowned upon in yoga class.

  • Tania

    I could not go panty-less in pants, even soft pants. They would, uh, become bleached. In a certain, personal area. Pants (especially yoga pants) are way more expensive than underwear.