Women’s fashion can be weird. Many ladies know the curse of having a hard time finding dresses with pockets, but it seems like every underwear has them. What is that little pocket in the crotch of your panties for? Of course, it’s not meant to replace pockets for other layers of clothing, right? It’s not that big, and let’s not talk about the logistics of how uncomfortable it would be to sit if you stored anything in there. So what’s the problem?
First, the pocket is not designed for storage. It is not decorative or additional protection in case of wardrobe damage. The pocket in the hem of women’s underwear is actually called a “gusset”. Gussets are very important and designed to protect your lady parts, and we all agree that’s a good thing.
Here’s what gussets are made to do
Women’s underwear is usually made of synthetic materials such as lace. Lace may look attractive, but it doesn’t breathe very well, meaning bacteria and sweat can collect more easily and get trapped in your underwear. It’s not fun. Gussets are usually made of cotton – a breathable, non-synthetic fabric that helps keep things dry and ventilated. Spruce not only ensures hygiene, but the extra fabric reduces the risk of unpleasant conditions such as yeast infections and urinary tract infections, and improves the breathability of the panties.
The gusset also has another function. Synthetic materials aren’t always the most comfortable, so think about how bare lace feels on sensitive skin – the lace will be a soft, comfortable place for your lady, protecting it from chafing.
Even if your fancy, synthetic panties have tabs, your best bet is an old pair of cotton panties. That little patch of gusset can help, but overall breathability is still important.
Breathing is even more important if you are active throughout the day. If you think you’re likely to sweat, skip synthetic materials. This means that if you’re going for a run or going to the gym, you should wear cotton clothes if you don’t want to risk inflammation or infection. This is especially true if you’re prone to bacterial problems down there. Fabric panties may not be as sexy as Victoria’s Secret lace underwear, but they are much more comfortable than yeast infections.