February is the time of year when many romantic couples give and receive lingerie. Lingerie is a wonderful gift, of course, but what about if you're spending Valentine's Day alone? Just you, a box of chocolates, and a romantic comedy or two? Well, you deserve sexy lingerie too! "But Treacle," you might protest, "No one's gonna see it, so what's the point?" And to that I respond "Darling... lingerie is never about him. It's always about you." Here are my three reasons for why single ladies, maybe more than anyone else, should always rock the sexy knickers.
1) Wearing something sexy will make you feel sexy. That’s great in and of itself, but feeling sexy also improves your confidence and improved confidence means better success in all aspects of your life. I’ve read stories of boardroom execs who win the big contract after wearing a garter belt and stockings beneath their business suit, of new college grads who get their dream jobs after buying a lacy bra and panty set, of single chicks who never stopped wearing their naughty lingerie and snagged a new guy quicker than you can say “Granny Panties.” People know when you're confident. Sexy lingerie (whatever sexy means to you) is an easy, inconspicious way of adding confidence.
2) Gorgeous lingerie puts you back in touch with your sensuality. The sight, the touch, the scent… they’re all reminders that you are a sensual being with erotic potential even if that potential isn't currently in use. I don't advertise the fact, but I've been single for most of the time I've had my blog. That means almost all the sexy lingerie I buy and review has never been seen by another person. I wear it around the house, while lounging or doing laundry or writing the blog. It's so easy to lapse into feeling asexual when you're not in a relationship. Sexy lingerie is a way of keeping those embers warm.
3) Because you just never know. It may sound cliched, but it's true. Today might be the day… not for the love of your life, necessarily, but for a pleasant flirtation or romp between the sheets. Do you really want to have your stretched out floral cotton undies on when that happens? Whatever you're wearing underneath should be at least as nice as what you're wearing on top. Oh, and remember what your Momma said about always wearing nice underwear in case you have go in the ambulance? Yeah... that's a good reason too.
I’m not saying you have to bust out the fringed g-string and vinyl bustier for a quiet evening at home (What? You don’t own one?). What I am saying is that it's okay to splurge on yourself. To quote the legendary Dita von Teese, "Lingerie is not about seducing men, it's about embracing womanhood." Truer words have never been spoken.