Pretty lady, you may have noticed that there is always a little pocket that comes sewn into a pair of knickers. And people are only just finding out what it’s actually there for
But have you ever questioned why it’s there? Well, the reason has finally been revealed – and the pocket definitely isn’t in lingerie for storage purposes.
It’s actually all to do with hygiene.
The “pocket” is in fact the gusset of the underwear.
Gussets often are made with moisture-wicking breathable fabric, such as cotton, which helps to make sure genitals dry and ventilated.
They also are highly absorbent and prevent friction, which can reduce the risk of infection.
Synthetic materials, on the other hand, don’t provide protection against rubbing, sweat and bacteria – so the cotton insert is important.
According to Dailystar, the revelation comes after women also discovered the real reason why there are bows on the front of knickers.
A curious Reddit asked the question in a forum, as they probed: “Why do so many panties have that little bow on the centre front? Where did the tradition come from?”
One person replied: “As for the roots of the tradition? It comes from pre-elastic days when your underthings were held in place by a bit of ribbon threaded through the eyelet lace at the tops.
“The little bow is where you tied that ribbon, and of course it’s in the front because that’s the easiest place to do something like that.”
However, there is even more backstory to the bow.
According to another Reddit poster, women previously would have gotten up before the daylight and dressed in the dark or by candlelight.