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Time Marches On with Girdles, Bras, & Panties

3 Mar

By Adam Welsch
Miraclesuit® Shapewear

Today marks the 88th anniversary of the publication of the inaugural edition of TIME® Magazine, America’s first weekly news magazine.  As a fixture of newsstands, libraries, waiting rooms, and coffee tables across the country, TIME® has played a central role in the coverage of political, economic, foreign-affairs, and scientific news.  But it’s also covered stories related to pop culture and lifestyles, including the latest developments from the world of fashion.  And concerns related to women’s underwear have been no exception.  In fact, looking back through the magazine’s archives takes one on a fascinating trip through the history of women’s intimates during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Here, then, is a sampling of what TIME® has reported about girdles, bras, and panties across the decades: […]

20 More Questions to Test Your IQ (Intimates Quotient)

7 Dec

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

It’s been more than six months since we posted our first IQ test. Since then, a lot of new, interesting facts about bras, panties, and shapewear have been discussed in these pages.  How many of them do you remember?  Do you want to find out?  Here’s our second test to measure your knowledge of these intimate fashion categories. Use the answer key at the end of the test to score yourself and determine your intimates quotient (IQ). […]

Mastectomy Bras & Accessories

7 Oct

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

In the United States alone, over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.  For many of them, some form of mastectomy or lumpectomy becomes a necessary part of their treatment.  And while some patients choose to undergo breast reconstruction at the same time that their mastectomies (and some lumpectomies) are performed, others choose to delay reconstruction, or decide against it altogether.  For these latter two groups of patients, mastectomy bras and accessories can play an important role in the physical and emotional healing process. […]

Do Bras Cause Breast Cancer?

5 Oct

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It’s a time when lots of information about breast cancer and its causes are promoted via all media channels.  The overwhelming share of it is highly credible.  Unfortunately, some of it isn’t, and the internet often acts as a catalyst propelling and nurturing related rumors.  One such rumor that’s been in existence since the mid-1990s is the idea that wearing bras can cause breast cancer.  But is this true?  The answer, fortunately, is no.  There’s absolutely no scientific evidence suggesting that bras cause breast cancer. […]