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Panty poll

Last reviewed: February 2011
Underwear hanging on clothes line
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Our nationally representative survey quizzing women 18 and older about underwear found that they own 21 pairs on average. Other revelations:

46%

 

usually wear briefs, not bikinis.

 
25%

 

have a pair they'd be embarrassed for someone to see.

 
27%

 

say their mood has been affected by wearing ugly underwear.

 
30%

 

complain that underwear rides up.

 
56%

 

fold underwear before they put it away.

 
45%

 

say the worst undergarment offense is underwear that sticks out of clothing.

 
10%

 

have gone out of the house without underwear.