Welcome back to The Block sports fans. It’s been a while since you guys heard from me, so I’m going to help out all my fellas in this blog. Just out of the kindness of my heart. Not all guys are like me when it comes to lingerie, because I’m one of those guys that almost feel like lingerie looks the best on the floor next to the bed, if you know what I mean. Don’t get me wrong, I like it, but it’s not mandatory. But guys, take my advice, ain’t nothing better in the bedroom than the girl that YOU think is sexy also thinks SHE is sexy!
Buying lingerie for your lady friend can be one of the most romantic things you can do. It’s an intimate gift which, if you get it right, shows you really care, really do understand her and have put the effort in to really think about a gift they will like. It’s also one of the most stressful and dangerous gifts you can buy so don’t rush in to it! I must warn you though that if you go off half cocked that the chances of failure are high and you could end up in the doghouse, or worse! But, if you follow some simple pointers you stand a good chance of reaping the benefits of your purchase, if you get my drift.
Get it right and there are some major brownie points to be earned here. You may even get to unwrap your present later…
Get it wrong however, and you will almost certainly live to regret it…if you’re lucky!
Before you even think about buying make sure you avoid the following pitfalls and take heed of the helpful lingerie buying advice for guys we provide here. A few minutes reading can save you hours of grief.
Common Lingerie Buying Mistakes
Guys, the most important things to remember when buying lingerie as a present are these:
It’s NOT for You!
Well, unless you are a cross dresser you need to lose that attitude right now! Remember who you are buying lingerie for and tailor your future choice to this. If you buy something in a style she doesn’t usually wear then the chances are, you’ve got it wrong. If you buy it in a color or design she doesn’t usually wear then again, you’ve probably got it wrong. Buy something YOU like and the chances are…yup, you guessed it, you’ve got it wrong!
The Golden Rule – You are buying lingerie for her…and NOT for yourself!
Yes, those models look great in the skimpy, slutty lingerie and no doubt you’d love to see her in the same, but think of the message you are sending. Do you want your gift to say “You’re special and I love you” or “Love? I just wanna kcuf you!”.
Unless she likes it, opting for the leather, PVC, crotchless, cupless, peephole lingerie, French Maid or Naughty Nurse outfit and you’ll no doubt end up sleeping with your old sock that night. Go for something silky or lacey and you are more likely to be on the right track.
Do Your Research
The second biggest mistake is going into a lingerie store blind. DO NOT try to guess her size, favorite style or for that matter, try to guess anything at all. You’ll fail and fail miserably. Unfortunately, women don’t work in S, M, L, and XL sizes like us; they have to make it more complicated. When you walk into a lingerie store prepare to be hit by a dizzying array of numbers and letters associated with an even more confusing selection of strange, fascinating and wonderful products which to the untrained eye, all look the same, but to her, are very, very different.
Think push-up, plunge, balcony, gel filled, water filled, padded, unpadded, under wired, seamless, backless, boneless, strapless, open cup…with different cup sizes from A to JJ and not forgetting the numbers, different materials and designs…and that’s just the bras!
Basically, do your research first before you hit the mall or go shopping online and you’ve got a vastly better chance of getting it right. Wait until she goes out and then raid her underwear drawer. Please put things back exactly where you found them…she will know. Try to find things with the label in it and write down the numbers there. If they don’t have sizes inside, borrow one of her bra and panty sets and take it to a store and ask one of the sales staff…they’ve seen it all before, don’t worry. Actually they will be most impressed that you took the time and risked the potential male embarrassment to take the trouble to do so. Make sure that the lingerie you take is on the new side or you risk buying something in the size she was rather than the size she is now…the very WORST thing you can do is buy something in the size she was before she went up a dress size or two!
While you are rummaging around amongst her undies, make a note of the colors and styles she likes. Is there a particular color she is particularly fond of? Does she like patterns or plain styles? Does she go for comfort or sex appeal? These are important things to note if you are going to buy something she will like rather than something which gets shoved to the bottom of the drawer.
Items To Avoid
Now you know her size, the colors and styles she likes there’s a few pitfalls to avoid:
Avoid anything marked as “Control”, “Reducing”, etc. These are to suck in bellies and hide excess weight…unless you really want to send the message “suck it in fatty” you’d probably be best avoiding these!
Gel filled, water filled and cleavage enhancing bras…again, unless this is what she prefers be careful what you might be viewed as hinting at with these.
Kinky stuff in general doesn’t generally work as an “I love you” kind of gift. If you are daring enough to buy it at all, then save it for the times in between birthdays, Christmas and Valentines Day…
Anything else is probably safe.
Now you’ve got the majority of the pitfalls put to one side and hopefully avoided here are a few final tips:
An important part of your gift is the presentation. Most shops will professionally gift wrap your purchase for you if you ask for a small charge and this is well worth paying a little extra for. Recently, nice gift bags are also suitable.
One of the glorious things about shopping for lingerie online is the wealth of information available to you that you simply will not find in a bricks and mortar lingerie retailer. Take a look at their gift ideas, top sellers list etc. for loads of ideas of what are popular choices. Also note, that most online retailers will also start to send you catalogs once you’ve ordered something from them…this could be a plus or negative depending on when you made your purchase and whom you bought it for…LOL.
Keep The Receipt!
If worse comes to the worse, she can always swap it for something else. However, keep in mind that most internet retailers may take back certain lingerie items but will not accept returns on panties, thongs, G Strings, teddies or anything else of that nature. They are not being difficult; it’s just due to health laws.
Hopefully I’ve helped just one guy who reads this and my mission is complete. Ladies, do you feel that lingerie, if bought right is a very romantic and sweet gift? Do you all think lingerie is only for special occasions? Ladies, would you prefer to just buy your own sexy lingerie? Fellas, do you prefer your lady friend in lingerie?
Thanks for tuning in……