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From Brie to Bra

8 Feb

By Adam Welsch
Naomi & Nicole®

More than 100 million Americans (and countless others from around the world) tuned in Sunday night to watch the Green Bay Packers defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.  As everyone knows, the Super Bowl is the world’s premier American football event.  But how many people know it’s also a global stage for the presentation of the latest in women’s intimate apparel?  No, I’m not talking about the costumes donned by the dancers during the halftime show (electrifying as they were).  Nor am I referring to the outfits worn by the Steelers’ or Packers’ cheerleaders (since neither team even has a cheerleading squad).  Rather, I’m talking about what more than a few of the female Wisconsin faithful in attendance were sporting: cheese bras. […]

What Do Skaters Wear Beneath Their Outfits?

6 Jan

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

January 6th is a day that will live in infamy in the world of women’s figure skating.  On this day in 1994, US figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan, was attacked during a practice session at the US Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan.  The ex-husband and bodyguard of Kerrigan’s rival, Tonya Harding, hired a third person to carry out the attack, which resulted in a baton blow and bruise to the thigh, and forced Kerrigan to withdraw from the competition.  Despite admitting that she helped cover up the attack, Harding joined Kerrigan the following month to skate for the United States at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.  Kerrigan won the silver medal, while Harding finished eighth.  The seventeenth anniversary of this notorious event seems an appropriate time for this blog to discuss the kinds of intimate apparel worn by female figure skaters.  […]

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). […]

What Are Sport Panties?

21 Oct

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

Whether or not you own some, chances are that you’re already quite familiar with sports bras.   Introduced in the 1970s, they’ve been providing extra support and comfort for women participating in athletics for more than three decades.  But how much do you know about intimates designed to accommodate the exercise and fitness needs of the lower half of a woman’s body?  Sport panties, which do just that, comprise a relatively new category of woman’s intimate apparel.  So how do these 21st-century undies differ from the more commonplace, Monday-to-Sunday undies worn by every woman? […]