By MaryJo Kosisher-Demski
TCÂ® Fine Intimates
Maybe youâve just made your latest New Yearâs resolution to lose weight.Â Or perhaps youâre a bona fide âgym ratâ and the staff at your gym knows you by name, sending out an APB any time you miss a cardio session.Â Regardless of where you fall on the exercise continuum, the very last thing you want to experience whilst youâre climbing the StairMaster Â®, or jogging on the treadmill, is the dreaded âwedgie.â
But exactly what are your options for a comfortable and humiliation-free workout?Â Well, there are always boy shorts, but the lines are pretty atrocious beneath sleek, spandex exercise gear.Â Briefs?Â Again, youâre facing unsightly lines as well as the risk of the âwedgie.âÂ âGranny panties?âÂ Um, I was born in the twentieth century and want to avoid the whole âbloomerâ look; Iâm sure you do too.Â Thongs?Â Youâre kidding, right?Â I thought you wanted to avoid the hassle of material bunched where the sun doesnât shine?Â (Unless youâre on holiday in Brazil, but I digressâ¦)
Letâs face it â when this uncomfortable situation occurs, you want to try to correct it asâ¦ahemâ¦discreetly as possible.Â Of course, that can be almost impossible, particularly in a crowded gym where youâre not exactly sure whose eyes may be on you at any given moment to check out your form on that elliptical machine.Â Ideally, youâd like to prevent the problem from happening in the first place.Â I know there are other things Iâd rather be picking: fresh strawberries from a patch on a beautiful spring dayâ¦change from a casino floorâ¦the winning numbers for the state lottery. Walking at a brisk 4.0+ mph on the treadmill while wearing the wrong panty, um, Iâll pass!Â Thereâs something to be said about preserving your sense of dignity, right?
We ladies definitely need weapons in our apparel arsenal to combat this potentially embarrassing phenomenon, and, fortunately, they exist today.Â Panties are available that have patented silicone-edge technology that keeps them exactly where they ought to be.Â They provide a cool, comfy fit and offer a more pleasing rear view to those gym spectators.Â Theyâre made in a variety of silhouettes, fabrics, and colors, making them fashionable as well as functional.
So, put âem on under your fave yoga pants, hit that gym â either for the first or hundredth time â and do that downward dogâ¦practice those Pilates movesâ¦or run that mile, all with style and confidence that youâll be free from âwedgieâ worry.Â And if you happen to see an unfortunate soul struggling to be as discreet as possible with the very problem youâve just nailed, stop and share your secret.Â Trust me.Â She will be grateful to be unburdened with that extra tug-of-war workout!http://www.flickr.com/photos/futureshape/ / CC BY 2.0 CC Image courtesy of jronaldlee on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/jronaldlee/ / CC BY 2.0