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Old 10-31-2009, 04:16 PM
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Do College Cheerleaders Not Wear Panties...

Am just curious.
Do some college cheerleaders not wear panties during their
performances, for the erotic feeling, in hopes of not getting caught?
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Old 10-31-2009, 04:28 PM
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I am not an expert on this subject but college level cheerleading is an athletic sport. It is basically group gymnastics at the bigger sports schools. There are even scholarships for it. There wouldn't be any way not to get caught being naked under the skirt doing the stunts and formations they do and I am sure the administration would not be pleased when and not if it gets caught on film. I am sure it has happened somewhere at some point but the activity isn't really compatible with being partially nude and not have thousands of people noticing. The uniforms include special undies that are a cross between panties and tight shorts and they are revealing enough but still acceptable. College and universities really don't like people messing around with their big sporting events and the list of people that could be penalized or fired for something like that is pretty long.
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:46 PM
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I've been to many, many college events involving cheerleaders, and I've always paid close attention when they're doing anything that would reveal their undies, and I've never yet seen one without. So it's my expert opinion that, if it ever happens, it's very, very rare.
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:49 PM
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Pornos are not documentaries
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:54 PM
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Let's move this to IMHO, where all the pervs experts hang out.

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Old 10-31-2009, 05:59 PM
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The uniform includes dance pants. I doubt most of them wear underwear under their dance pants (most dancers and gymnasts don't bother - between panty lines and getting the cut of the underwear right to not flash panty, it isn't worth it). But you cannot get by in that short skirt doing those moves without dance pants....its not a matter of "you might get caught" its that "you will flash people" AND "you won't be in uniform."
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:06 PM
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Google image search CHEERLEADER OOPS shows a wardrobe malfunction with a high kick
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:21 PM
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Male cheerleaders customarily don't wear panties.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:41 PM
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No matter how hard one wishes.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:45 PM
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There was the National Lampoon cover in this link:

SPOILER:
link.


(Probably NSFW, but since it was on the cover of magazines that were displayed on news stands in the '70s I didn't break the link.)

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Old 10-31-2009, 06:50 PM
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(Probably NSFW, but since it was on the cover of magazines that were displayed on news stands in the '70s I didn't break the link.)
[moderating]
Just to be safe, though, I put the link in a spoiler tag for you.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:57 PM
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Everybody would notice these days if someone did that. The skirts are short, and everybody has cameras. There's no way someone would get away with doing that on a regular basis.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:22 PM
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Yes, and then when they're done, they go back to the showers and slowly, sensually soap each other up. Then they go back to their dorms and have tickle fights and play naked lotion Twister.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:55 PM
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*Tosses Dominos application in the trash.*
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:20 AM
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Pornos are not documentaries
They are documentaries of porno productions.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:55 AM
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Am just curious.
Do some college cheerleaders not wear panties during their
performances, for the erotic feeling, in hopes of not getting caught?
Wrong population cohort. It's not college cheerleaders. It's private-high-school female students that
wear uniforms. Specially Catholic ones.




Hey, you bring up your clichéd fantasy, I'll bring up mine...



But if Gabrielle Union and Kirsten Dunst ever wish to get back together for a pantyless remake of Bring It On, I'm there.

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Old 11-01-2009, 01:09 AM
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Aren't they effectively wearing leotards with a skirt?
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:23 AM
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Wrong population cohort. It's not college cheerleaders. It's private-high-school female students that
wear uniforms. Specially Catholic ones.




Hey, you bring up your clichéd fantasy, I'll bring up mine...
MY cliched fantasy is a panty-less Bob Jones University cheerleader. Mmmmmmmm... ankle-length cheerleader skirt... but no panties.... ahhhhhh.
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:31 AM
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Aren't they effectively wearing leotards with a skirt?
No, they are wearing "spankies", which are very short shorts--they are the same shorts volleyball players play in, more or less.

I have heard (from our cheerleading coach) of at least one high school squad where the skirts were a color but the spankies were a contrasting gold (presumably the other school color). Gold spankies on tanned white legs do tend to disappear, and apparently when this squad was stunting there were moments when everyone wondered if they were wearing anything at all.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:01 PM
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Do some college cheerleaders not wear panties during their performances, for the erotic feeling, in hopes of not getting caught?
Yes, but their vaginas are lined with rows and rows of razor-sharp teeth.

Also, strippers really are all paying their way through med school.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:07 PM
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And football players just wear jock straps with nothing else because it feels so good!
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:54 PM
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And football players just wear jock straps with nothing else because it feels so good!
On a related note the football players were all issued matching jockstaps with a small logo of the mascot on front. They were also in school colors. Really, I swear I'm not making this up.
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:28 PM
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Also, strippers really are all paying their way through med school.
Nursing school. Where they spend a lot of time giving each other practice sponge baths.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:25 PM
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Of course, at the pro level the cheer squads tend to dispense altogether with the skirt and go for a shorts or tights-based outfit, and at the college and high-school level more and more squads adopt that, either completely or by reducing the "skirt" to a mere decorative or symbolic flourish rather than a functional garment.



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MY cliched fantasy is a panty-less Bob Jones University cheerleader. Mmmmmmmm... ankle-length cheerleader skirt... but no panties.... ahhhhhh.
Well, you should then also be interested in how underneath their habits all nuns are wearing nothing but a garterbelt/suspender and stockings... and after the day is done they take turns "mortifying the flesh".

And don't get me started on the librarians... or rather, do, and then go look for a different book, we'll be busy.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:42 PM
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College Cheering is pretty serious business. I doubt that prank would last more than 20 seconds. But if it did happen there would be about 20 thousand photos of it.

Didn't Madonna were flesh colored panties in her HS to freak out the crowd?



ETA The panties are my favorite part of the uniform.

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Old 11-01-2009, 10:49 PM
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I used to be a cheerleader in high school... and no one went spankies-less.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:33 PM
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...and may I point out that whoever named a garment that fits tightly upon a person's bottom as "spankies" is probably slightly less bent that the people who let him/her get away with it...
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:47 PM
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It works the other way. Back when I was in high school, one of the the cheerleader mentioned that they watched one of the basketball players very carefully, since he didn't wear a jock under his pants.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:07 AM
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Hey! I resemble that remark!
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:11 AM
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Am just curious.
Do some college cheerleaders not wear panties during their
performances, for the erotic feeling, in hopes of not getting caught?
In my experience, this is the sort of thing that happens in grade school, or even junior high, where girls are less likely to fear being labeled as sluts. And it's only done in situations where no one will know.

There used to be a Facebook group about going commando at band concerts. And some of them were girls. (I was just looking for a band group, honest! I also found a group that wouldn't shave.)
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:10 PM
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Do a YouTube search for USC Song Girl Ass (or some variation; can't check from work). It was at the Rose Bowl, where she twirled around and it certainly appeared to be panty-less. Turns out it was a wedgie... perhaps intentional?
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:21 AM
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Found the USC song girl/cheerleader

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egbnCIK3_CU
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:07 AM
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Didn't Madonna were flesh colored panties in her HS to freak out the crowd?



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Ha!! I was just about to say that some of the girls in my HS used to wear flesh colored panties. And that was back in the 80's. So I guess it makes sense they were just following her lead.

Thanks, Madonna!
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:11 AM
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What better way to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat?
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:23 AM
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This is one of the things that sucks about Big Ten country. By mid-October, the cheerleaders usually have to bundle up and you don't see thigh, spankie, or anything else.

Of course, there's always basketball season . . .
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:28 AM
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This is one of the things that sucks about Big Ten country. By mid-October, the cheerleaders usually have to bundle up and you don't see thigh, spankie, or anything else.
Which is why your teams get soundly trounced every time you play the SEC: cheer-babe professionalism.
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