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Old 10-10-2003, 08:17 PM
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Why do panties have cotton crotches?

Why do girl's and women's panties have cotton crotches? If cotton is needed for breathability, isn't a layer of nylon right below the cotton going to ruin any breathability? And why do cotton panties still have an extra cotton layer in the crotch?
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Old 10-10-2003, 08:25 PM
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To soak up stuff.
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Old 10-10-2003, 09:00 PM
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What The Griffin said, and I don't wear underwear that has nylon over the cotton part except for special occasions. I don't want to encourage anything horrible to start growing up there.
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Old 10-10-2003, 09:02 PM
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To soak up stuff.
Could you be more descriptive?

*wipes the sweat from his forehead as he leans closer to the screen*

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Old 10-10-2003, 09:36 PM
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Well, there's the times when your pad slips and your undies get bloody...
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Old 10-10-2003, 09:54 PM
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Not to mention all the non-bloody days when you have the normal juicy secretions which normally colorless but snot-like
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Old 10-10-2003, 10:25 PM
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Women are advised to wear cotton or cotton lined panties to discourage yeast infections. Yeast infections are NASTY.

From http://www.yeastinfectionresource.com/yeast/faq.asp
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What are the symptoms of yeast infections?
Symptoms of yeast infections can include any or all of the following:
Itching
Irritation or soreness
Burning during urination
Pain with sexual intercourse
Vaginal discharge (ranging from white to yellow in color with a "cheese-like" consistency)
Rash or redness
Odor
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Old 10-10-2003, 10:31 PM
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Don't forget the white cottage-cheese kind of stuff that dries solid!

Is that descriptive enough for you, Astroboy?
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Old 10-11-2003, 02:23 AM
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Old 10-11-2003, 03:32 AM
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InternetLegend, oh god why did you say that?! Holy crap - I mean, damn...
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Old 10-11-2003, 10:45 AM
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I'm not a fan of cottage cheese.
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Old 10-11-2003, 12:36 PM
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Sorry, Sock Munkey, but he asked.

I'm not the only one who gets the cottage-cheese kind of stuff? Phew!
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Old 10-11-2003, 12:40 PM
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Re: Why do panties have cotton crotches?

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Why do girl's and women's panties have cotton crotches? If cotton is needed for breathability, isn't a layer of nylon right below the cotton going to ruin any breathability? And why do cotton panties still have an extra cotton layer in the crotch?
Are you serious?

Could you really not know the answer to your own question? You don't know what goes on down there and that cotton is very absorbant?
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Old 10-11-2003, 02:03 PM
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Kiddies, It's because cotton "breathes" while synthetic fabrics don't. Air circulation keeps the area dryer, discouraging fungal and bacterial growth. Bacteria causes foul odors, fungus cause itching, burning & swelling, and IS contagious.
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Old 10-11-2003, 02:27 PM
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Don't forget the white cottage-cheese kind of stuff that dries solid!

Is that descriptive enough for you, Astroboy?

Whoa... What?
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Old 10-13-2003, 12:22 PM
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As I mentioned the very first time, the claim is that this is for breathability. This was reiterated by Lynn Bodoni and picunurse. (Granted their's something to be said for absorbability. But, I've never heard that to be a health claim.)

However, a Google search of "site:www.yeastinfectionresource.com cotton" yeilds no results.

And, my original question still has not been answered:
How does a layer of cotton on top of a layer of nylon provide more breathability than just the layer of nylon?
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Old 10-13-2003, 01:23 PM
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The cotton acts as a whick.

It absorbs any moisture and also helps the area breathe by keeping it dry. Nylon would not absorb and the moisture would just get pushed around, not removed.

Nylon is the support material and the cotton is the helper material.
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Old 10-13-2003, 01:51 PM
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The cotton acts as a whick.

It absorbs any moisture and also helps the area breathe by keeping it dry. Nylon would not absorb and the moisture would just get pushed around, not removed.

Nylon is the support material and the cotton is the helper material.
So you're saying that the cotton wicks moisture from the top of the cotton layer to the bottom of the cotton layer, where it can evaporate through the nylon membrane?

Or are you just saying that the cotton acts as a storage reservoir (like a pad), so that the moisture doesn't leak out and/or sit in a soggy puddle (instead of an only slightly soggy layer of cotton) atop the bare nylon?

Sigh. There need to be scientific studies done ...
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Old 10-13-2003, 02:10 PM
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Ahhhh panties . . .

Man's greatest creation. I would like to express my true love for fashion's most becoming compliment to the female form . . .

Ahhhhh . . . panties . . .
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Old 10-13-2003, 03:56 PM
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So you're saying that the cotton wicks moisture from the top of the cotton layer to the bottom of the cotton layer, where it can evaporate through the nylon membrane?
Yes.
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Old 10-13-2003, 04:15 PM
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Because if you're smack up against the nylon, you're going to be um, more "moist".

If you have a layer of cotton, it acts as a barrier, I suppose.
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Old 10-13-2003, 05:03 PM
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Otherwise you're gonna get all crotchety.
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Old 10-13-2003, 06:20 PM
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Cute.

Still, what I dont get is if you look at a womans panties from the back you see a 8th crescent on the bottom part. I have seen that crescent on all ages too. What on earth is it? Is it part of the cotton crotch?
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Old 10-13-2003, 06:21 PM
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Actually, if nylon doesn't breathe as much as cotton, then it's seems to defeat the purpose of having the cotton [iand[/i] the liner. Even with the cotton thing, doctors still recommend avoiding nylon panties due to the breathability factor. Frankly, no panties is the way to go..or all cotton if you're not into commando like me.
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Old 10-14-2003, 10:05 AM
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Frankly, no panties is the way to go..or all cotton if you're not into commando like me.
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:13 AM
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Don't forget the white cottage-cheese kind of stuff that dries solid!

Is that descriptive enough for you, Astroboy?
That cottage-cheese stuff is better known as "fumunda cheese". Why, cuz it's from unda wear.
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:19 AM
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The nylon part is there to provide structural support for the cotton part? What, cotton is too flimsy now? Why not just wear all-cotton panties? Most men's underwear that I know of is all-cotton, and it isn't flimsy.

(Astroboy14 licks his screen clean.)

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