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Lessons in Badassery: Some Thoughts on My Journey

The word “badass,” as a descriptor, is popping up quite a bit these days, both in my personal and professional life. Back in May, my daughter gave me this Mother’s Day card: It ranks as the best card ever (except maybe those early hand-made ones covered in dyed, dried up pasta). Badassery also came up […]

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Is it Necessary to Reinvent Bras?

 One claim often made by emerging intimate apparel brands is the need to “reinvent bras.”  For example, here’s a recent quote from a Kickstarter campaign for an ingenious strapless bra: Despite the many technological, engineering and manufacturing developments made during the past century – consider, for example, the development of walking boots, rain jackets or even […]

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My Life in Bras: The Ones That Changed Me

I’ve spent the majority of my life wearing bras. And the older I get, the more fascinating it is to reflect on this experience. The lingerie world may have changed over the decades, but so have I. This post on my life in bras is more about how bras have altered how I see myself. They have […]

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Writing About Lingerie Doesn’t Mean I Want to Hear Your Sexual Fantasies

Today I’m addressing something many lingerie bloggers face every day: unwanted and unsolicited sexual messages from male readers. For some reason, complete strangers think that—just because a woman wears, writes about, or reviews lingerie—she has an interest in hearing about someone’s sexual fantasies. Usually, it’s not an issue for me. One of the great perks […]

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Lonely Lingerie Ageless Ad Campaign: A Senior’s View

I’m having a hard time articulating my thoughts about the Lonely Lingerie campaign featuring 56-year-old model, Mercy Brewer.  No one wants the intimate apparel industry to pay more attention to older women more than this 60-year-old lingerie lover. I’ve written about these frustrations and even stripped down for a lingerie photoshoot last year to underscore […]

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