Comments for The Lingerie Addict | Lingerie For Who You Are http://www.thelingerieaddict.com A lingerie blog dedicated to the fashion of intimate apparel. We offer advice, reviews, and commentary on the intersection of society and lingerie. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:44:06 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on Living with Vulvodynia: Some Practical Advice by Tulip Noire http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2014/10/living-vulvodynia-practical-tips.html#comment-723659 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:44:06 +0000 http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/?p=30934#comment-723659 Just for the record, while modal, tencel and bamboo fabrics are all considered rayon that doesn’t mean that they all have the same properties. Rayon is an umbrella term used for many fabrics, but these fabrics are not created equal. Rayon (also known as viscose) is simply a fabric made from cellulose most commonly derived from wood pulp. Bamboo is directly derived from, well, bamboo. Modal and tencel are created by more refined processes (compared to the original viscose process), and have different properties. The cellulose used to create modal is derived specifically from beech trees and notably softer and stronger than rayon. What sets tencel apart is the modernity behind the process that uses nano technology to create an incredibly diverse material. Tencel is smoother than modal or rayon, is hypo allergenic, highly absorptive and strong.

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Comment on Living with Vulvodynia: Some Practical Advice by Tulip Noire http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2014/10/living-vulvodynia-practical-tips.html#comment-723478 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:24:12 +0000 http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/?p=30934#comment-723478 I’m so happy that someone wrote this article, I suffer from vulvar vestibulitis and I often wonder what others do to deal with the pain. I unfortunately have not been successful with treatment and short of laser therapy there isn’t anything else to try.

I go panty-less around the house or while running errands in my neighborhood, but due to general decency I wear panties out of the house. In many cases I will choose a thong over briefs, since the thong cant bunch up casing extra friction around my genitals. When I do go with briefs I generally choose a full coverage brief that will stay put, I have a fair share of Kiss me Deadly since well they’re just pretty and Rhonda Shear as a less pretty but practical option, otherwise I wear cotton panties from target.
I go back and forth about hair, too much causes irritation and friction but shaving completely means bumps and general itch. I often use trimmers to crop the length down to 1/4 inch which serves as and decent medium.
I find that a light moisturizer can also be really helpful if I’m having a flair up.

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Comment on Lingerie Review: Tallulah Love ‘Frilly Frilly’ Set by Catherine http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2014/10/lingerie-review-tallulah-love-frilly-frilly-set.html#comment-721344 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:39:52 +0000 http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/?p=30762#comment-721344 The “Keep Away From Fire.” label is, if I remember correctly, actually something you should add if your main export market is the USA! Something to do with the way legislation skews in different countries.

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Comment on “Here Kitty, Kitty”: 15 of My Fave Leopard Print Pieces by Tracy http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2014/10/honor-national-cat-day-15-favorite-leopard-print-sets.html#comment-721230 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:25:59 +0000 http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/?p=30971#comment-721230 I love leopard print also, currently lusting over Dita Von Teese’s Tulip range and I’m surprised how much I like the Leg Avenue set.

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Comment on Living with Vulvodynia: Some Practical Advice by Ruth Boyd http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2014/10/living-vulvodynia-practical-tips.html#comment-720543 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:08:12 +0000 http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/?p=30934#comment-720543 Thanks for the great article! I’ve struggled with vulvodynia for years (mainly due to a medication I was on) and tried…. Everything! You can feel very helpless and alone, and doctors are so unwilling to investigate any further than thrush or std treatment. My sister and I have both struggled with it. And found different tricks that help. For me, coming off that medication really helped – and apart from that I worked out it was all about hydration. Water, water water – drinking loads of it. I found that if I wasn’t properly hydrated the skin on my vulva would be sorer.add to that dehydrated pee and you’ve got a recipe for stingy bits. The other thing I found helpful was mild aqueous cream. I carry a little pot of it everywhere and slather it on when the pain starts. It helps hugely. If I’m going through a really sore patch I might even pop some cotton wool pads with aqueous cream in my gusset and let it all have a lovely moisturising cushiony time. This doesn’t work for my sister though, who swears by 100% aloe Vera gel – which stings me like buggery! So I guess that’s the problem with vulvodynia – we’re all different. Which is why articles and comments like on this page are so important. When you’re suffering you will try anything, and when you’ve run out of ideas it can all a a bit despairing. Thanks for the article and good luck everyone!

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Comment on Lingerie of the Week: With Love Lilly Champagne Bralette by Thursday http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2014/10/lingerie-week-love-lilly-champagne-bralette.html#comment-720050 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:08:36 +0000 http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/?p=30959#comment-720050 I would love to see this on a model. It does seem like it would be fun to incorporate under and over various opulent layers, and it’s reawoken my urge to start stitching together some pretty bralettes for myself!

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Comment on Beginning a Waist Training Journey by breeann http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2014/01/beginning-waist-training-journey.html#comment-717327 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:41:17 +0000 http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/?p=19896#comment-717327 I have never waist trained and I would like to start I exercise on a daily basis and work 8 hours in a doctors office during the week. I figure I can wear a corset under my scrubs so im looking for one that is in the $200 range good quality. I haven’t found one that is reasonably priced for good quality and is also reasonably discreet for wearing under clothing all day. I read in earlier posts that working out in the corset is not recommended, but in other blogs I read it is recommended to leave the corset on when eating and exercising? Should I buy a waist shaper that has some stretch to wear while working out? Using another of your blogs the corset im leaning towards is http://www.retrofolie.com/#!retrobasics/cvyz but im afraid it will show under clothing. Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated! thank you! Bree

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Comment on Living with Vulvodynia: Some Practical Advice by Bex http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2014/10/living-vulvodynia-practical-tips.html#comment-714309 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:26:02 +0000 http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/?p=30934#comment-714309 Thank you for this… I have had this and related Pudendal nerve issues, and I just wanted to let you know about a recent improvement on the lidocaine suggestion that was prescribed to me by my gynecologist recently. She had a compounding pharmacy make up a cream with calendula, lidocaine, and Gabapetin (a nuropathic pain medication) which I applied twice a day and I have never found anything else which was so effective.

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Comment on Living with Vulvodynia: Some Practical Advice by Amy Krebsbach http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2014/10/living-vulvodynia-practical-tips.html#comment-714127 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:01:59 +0000 http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/?p=30934#comment-714127 Just wanted to note that both bamboo and modal are types of rayon–in other words, they’re manufactured fabrics made from plant-derived cellulose, which is itself a natural fiber. The manufacturing process for modal is slightly different from most other types of rayon, which may or may not (depending on whom you ask) make the finished product softer and more absorbent than other rayons. Modal is often made from beech cellulose, but not necessarily.
As for bamboo rayon, while it is often of a higher quality than non-bamboo rayon, this is a function of it being processed more carefully (because it will ultimately sell at a higher price point). Good-quality rayons from other sources of cellulose are completely and 100% indistinguishable from bamboo rayon in its finished form, which is why the FTC does not allow bamboo rayon to be labeled simply as “bamboo”–the rayon-making process strips cellulose down to its most basic form before reconstituting it, and any special properties bamboo has *as a plant* are lost. Manufacturers of bamboo rayon will often say that bamboo has antimicrobial and antifungal properties, for example, and that’s true as far as it goes–bamboo itself does have those properties. Bamboo rayon, however, does not. It’s still nice rayon, usually, but it doesn’t have any special qualities.

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Comment on Living with Vulvodynia: Some Practical Advice by Lori Smith @lipsticklori http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2014/10/living-vulvodynia-practical-tips.html#comment-713370 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:21:22 +0000 http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/?p=30934#comment-713370 A very interesting and useful article! One useful snippet from the person who’s been studying manufactured fibres and underwear for months now: as far as I know, modal is a microfiber version of rayon (and viscose is another name for rayon).

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