8 Underwear Brands College Girls NEED, If Someone Else Is Going To See Them

8 Underwear Brands College Girls NEED, If Someone Else Is Going To See Them

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I wish I was one of those girls who could wear pretty underwear every day, but if you ask me, wearing thongs all the time makes it feel like you're suffering from a permanent wedgie.

Of course, there are times where I'll wear my sexiest pair just to give me that extra boost of confidence. In that case, no one actually sees them, but it doesn't matter because it makes me feel like a million bucks.

Now, there are definitely instances where you choose to wear lacy, colorful pairs, and you shouldn't have to justify the reasons why. You also shouldn't have to waste time trying to figure out which ones are worth buying. I've got you covered, girlfriend.

1. Aerie

Quite possibly the most reliable place to get your underwear from, you can never go wrong with Aerie. You can get comfort and lace in one undie bundle, and that's pretty much all a girl needs to be happy. The boybriefs are definitely a go-to, and if you're not into all that coverage, but would rather not bare it all with a thong, try the cheeky style for the best of both worlds.

Undie deal: 7 for $29 (watch out for 10 for $35 sales around holidays and three-day weekends)

2. Bootaybag

I freaking love getting my underwear from here because it's so convenient and always a surprise. For $12 a month, you can get two gorgeous pairs shipped to your door. On their website, you'll have the choice of “never thongs," “always thongs," and “mix it up." If you're looking to upgrade your undie collection, I suggest picking “mix it up." This is the one I've always had, and I've gotten some of the most beautiful pairs. The quality of these undies is phenomenal, and if you're still not convinced, there's plenty of testimony on their website that will sway you for good.

Undie deal: 2 for $12

3. Out From Under

Carried exclusively at Urban Outfitters, I'm actually impressed by the selection. There isn't as much to choose from as Aerie, but they do have matching bralettes to go with most of the undies, which is a nice touch.

Undie deal: 5 for $25

4. Calvin Klein

Definitely a classic, sporty look that every girl loves to lounge around in. The logo band adds a simple touch and it doesn't scream for attention, still keeping a sophisticated feel. The best part is that you can usually find discounted sets (bra to match the underwear) at stores like TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack.

Undie deal: 3 for $33 (or $13 each)

5. Victoria's Secret

Even though I'm totally all about not being cliche and following the crowd, it's hard not to resist Victoria's Secret. By far, they have the biggest selection of styles. My only complaint is I have found that the lace on their undies tends to rip more easily than other brands.

Undie deal: 5 for $28

SEE ALSO: 10 Aerie Products That Every Girl NEEDS In Their Closet This Winter

6. ThirdLove

If you're looking for seamless undies, then you have come to the right place. The good news is that lace is also an option, and it's GORGEOUS. It's a bit more expensive, but judging by the reviews on their website, the quality is on point.

Undie deal: 3 for $27 or 2 for $50

7. MeUndies

Another subscription service that doesn't fail to deliver when it comes to comfy and cute undies. They actually offer plans for both women's and men's underwear, which is pretty unique.

Undie deal: varies between $14-$16 a pair

8. Kat the Label

This Australian brand has simplistic black and white undies with tasteful touches of lace. The undies match the bralettes perfectly, it almost reminds me of a more affordable twist on For Love And Lemons.

Undie deal: starts at $15 a pair

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All The Highs And Lows Of Having A Vagina

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."
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I have a love hate relationship with my vagina.

On the one hand, it's something that is the essence of who I am. To me, it is something that makes me feel like a feminine, powerful and strong woman. I struggled with endometriosis my freshman year of undergrad—it's a condition that causes discomfort and in extreme cases can even threaten your fertility. So knowing my vagina and I made it through that time together and came out alive makes me feel like a strong, feminine soul. To borrow from Eve Ensler, it's "a delicate flower"—it's something I grow and it is 100% mine. That in itself is pretty liberating.

On the other hand, a vagina is also that pain in the ass roommate that is unreceptive to your social calendar, is incredibly messy and also likes to constantly make you aware of its presence. So this one goes out to all you ladies out there—I present to you the ups and downs that make vaginas resilient heroes and, well...real pussies.

1. I think we should just establish this one first as it's a given: your period.

Aunt Flo can be the most unpredictable relative—she's either barging in too early or worrying you to death by showing up late. She makes you waste all your money on tampons and pads (which, by the way, carry the pink tax) and just makes you feel gross. Worst aunt ever.

2. Trying to figure out how the hell it works.

You remember the first time you tried to find, well, ANYTHING down there? It's like Pans Labyrinth. You sat there with your mom's hand mirror and a copy of something between "Grey's Anatomy" and "Feminine Mystique" just trying to understand what in the HELL was going on.

From wasting an entire box of tampons to the endless search for your clitoris, you and your lady parts had some times where you just didn't understand each other.

3. The upside to this is when you DO discover all your bits and pieces.

Tampon application has become a mindless task, and you've become more and more comfortable with yourself sexually. Also, like, orgasms. You know how to make one happen now.

4. Sex.

Both a pro and a con when it comes to having a va-jay-jay. While sometimes vaginal sex is great and enjoyable, sometimes your lady friend just says "NOPE, not today." That has to do with the fact that our anatomy is incredibly complicated. We have ligaments that if not properly relaxed can make vaginal penetration extremely painful. Our internal tissue (though resilient) is incredibly sensitive.

As such, it's always important to tell your partner what you like and what it is you need from sex. Don't be afraid to want foreplay, it more than likely will make your sex life incredible for the both of you!

5. Masturbation.

Another pro and con with having a vagina—difficult (and infuriating) to figure out, but fantastic once you get it right. But beyond the sensation, a female orgasm is incredibly liberating in that it reminds you how much power you have inside yourself. You have the power to make yourself feel this way. You have energy in yourself that you can release by simply knowing your own body.

6. "WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT, AM I DYING?"

Have you ever been walking around and just felt yourself sloughing? That's the medical vernacular for, "Did my vagina just fucking sneeze??" You know the struggle, usually just as you've put on a pair of actual NICE underwear, you're minding your own business and feel something let loose. Sometimes it's so intense you wonder if you just hemorrhaged all your intestines out through your hoo-haw.

7. Follow up to the previous point, vaginas ruin so many pairs of underwear.

They never do it when we're in our $2.00 pair that have holes in them. No, it's always the pair you paid 40 bucks for that only come out once in a blue moon. Not cool.

8. Feeling like you can't talk about your vagina.

This is a big one. I'm not saying you need to turn every conversation into a "vagina monologue," and dinner is probably not the best time to discuss a yeast infection. However, sex and genitalia are such a taboo in Western culture that we often feel embarrassed or even ashamed of our own bodies! This is a problem that can make it difficult to talk to healthcare professionals, make expressing needs in sexual relationships frustrating and leave you with a lot of uncertainty about your own anatomy. If you have ever felt this way, you're not alone!

Just know your vagina is not anything to be embarrassed about and if you have questions about it, they are okay to ask!

9. Birth.

Now, I have never given birth, but to me, this is perhaps the most incredible thing a vagina can do. First of all, the ability a vagina has in terms of resilience is mind-blowing: it can pass a person out of it and then heal itself. AMAZING. But more so than this, what a beautiful thing that an organ can be transformed into a vessel for life. Birth is such a mysterious and spiritual process that it genuinely makes me emotional to think about it.

10. "What's that smell?"

"Am I OK? I feel OK. Is this from jogging? It doesn't itch, but it definitely smells off. Should I call the doctor?"

11. Products. Follow up to the last point.

Listen y'all, they may have a unique smell and have issues from time to time, but YOUR VAGINA DOES NOT NEED TO SMELL LIKE A SUMMER BREEZE. I repeat—products that say they're going to make you smell like a coconut are NOT GOOD FOR YOUR VAGINA. Vaginas are like a self-cleaning oven, and products like these SERIOUSLY mess with your pH. If your smell is off, it's a good idea to call your healthcare provider to see if you have an infection, not to try to mask the smell with vagina deodorant. Yes, this is a real thing. Yes, it's super rude. I don't want that in my face when I'm already not feeling feminine or fresh!

For these and a myriad of other reasons, vaginas are incredibly complex, just like women are. They have layers and layers (no pun intended) of confusion but also bring liberation, satisfaction and life. So, although they can drive us crazy, I think we can all agree on one thing:

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Falling For Your 'Friend With Benefits' Is The Worst Thing You Could Do To Yourself

He'll never be the guy to actually just watch Netflix and chill with.
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In the past, people had lovers, whether it be one specific or multiple, and even in marriage people have been known to take others. In today's society however we simply have a friend with benefits. Someone who's company we enjoy but know they won't catch feelings. A person who we can use when we feel like it then toss aside when we are no longer bored.

The bad thing about this arrangement however, is when you realize you no longer care to toss them aside.

When you realize that you're not even on a friend level because you don't know the first thing about each other, but you want to. When you realize that just having them for sex is no longer what you want. The simple hookups turn into you constantly wanting them near, just to see them or hear them.

What's worse than you catching these feelings is knowing that they'll never be returned.

You know how he is, he doesn't do relationships. That was the most important thing about this arrangement it wasn't about feeling. Nothing but satisfaction was suppose to come out of it. He's the type of guy to shamelessly flirt with girls but care less for them, you're suppose to be the girl he can hang around and not expect anything from. That's how you were going in, you didn't expect anything from him but now you expect everything from him. That's whats hurting you, you expect him to change what you both signed up for and he can't do that.

He can't be the guy to take sappy photos with you in the snow and he can't be the guy actually watching Netflix and chilling with you.

That's just not who he is and he never will be and it's not his fault. You should have known yourself better, should have known your emotions because at the end of the day you're the one changing the terms. Every time you try to get to know him and he shoves you away every time you're left on read and have to be the one to message, it's because he knows himself. He knows how to not catch feelings, He's protecting himself and you should have done the same.

It hurts, and it's gonna keep hurting until you learn how to stop the pain. Until you realize that you're too good for that and deserve someone to give you what you want.

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