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If Love Is Blind Why Is Lingerie So Popular? – ‘The Why’

Welcome to the latest edition of The Why.  If love is blind why is lingerie so popular?” you ask? Good question. But for those not familiar with the idiom involved let’s review first.

Specifically, the Shakespearean phrase “love is blind” refers to the fact that love is illogical. When one is in love with someone, one fails to see or is perhaps “blind” to the other person’s imperfections. “Love is blind” because one tends to overlook the faults of his/her love.

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Interestingly, there’s even some related research. In 2004 the University College London conducted a study that revealed that feelings of love actually suppressed activity in the sections of the brain that control critical thinking. Therefore, love can make one both blind and ignorant.

Hence the question: If love is blind why is lingerie so popular? Well, when you give someone a gift don’t you usually wrap it? But seriously, folks, a lady on a Plenty Of Fish chat thread named “Dreamerxoxoxo” made some good points.

She said: “Lingerie is popular because wearing it is a ‘win-win’ situation. I love wearing sexy lingerie because it seems to intensify my femininity and encourage my sensual side. I have ‘everyday lingerie’ and ‘special lingerie’. When there’s a special guy in my life, I’ve found wearing sexy lingerie keeps the romance fresh when it’s in the early stages and rejuvenates the romance and lust for each other when the newness starts to decrease in intensity. Those spontaneous romps behind closed doors make it well worth the effort it takes to stay in shape to look good wearing it.”

If love is blind why is lingerie so popular? Men are visually-oriented. Men respond to “sight stimuli.” In fact, this not only contributes to the popularity of lingerie but strip clubs and pornography as well.

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If love is blind why is lingerie so popular? Because lingerie doesn’t make your brain smaller the way porn does. (If you missed the research you should check out the article once you finish with this one.)

A poster named “eccentric” had a different response to the question: If love is blind why is lingerie so popular? He stated: “I think lingerie proves love is blind. Let’s face it not everybody looks hot in it.”

Perhaps love’s relationship to lingerie is debatable.   Two other “L’ words, however, “libido” and “lust”, are definitely related.   Love may be blind but lust and libido are 20/20 as lingerie let’s one preview comely coming attractions.

If love is blind why is lingerie so popular? Now you know.

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About Will Phoenix

W. Scott Phoenix, B.A., B.S. was born in Hawaii, raised in Pennsylvania and resides in California. He has been a published writer since 1978. His work has appeared (under various names) in numerous places in print and online including Examiner.com. He is a single parent of three children and has also worked as an actor, singer and teacher. He has been employed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and the Los Angeles Times.