Pants and Underwear Sensitivity

by Brianna
(United States)

I was struggling to go through all of the other topics at once, so I apologize for asking something that may have already been answered. I might recommend folders or something to organize by the types of topics you answer.

But to my main point, this is regarding me. When I was little, I used to throw tantrums over wearing underwear and had a lesser but still bothersome sensitivity to socks. For YEARS, I didn't have to deal with it. I wore pants and underwear normally, not "feeling" the touch of the clothing.

Around a year ago, however, the sensory started to go crazy again. It's dreadfully distracting and overtime, it has been wearing me thin emotionally and mentally regarding the topic. I just recently had a little meltdown in the morning because of it to my mother. I had to quickly compose myself, though, since we were on the way to school.

Considering the importance of both of these articles of clothing, I HAVE to wear them. There's no way for me to avoid it. I dread having to get dressed every day just because of it and I've been getting more and more desperate for any good fix. I wish there was a cure or SOMETHING to give me a quick result. I feel like I can't stand it much longer.

I want to wear clothes and feel normal again. In high school especially, I want to be a little fashionable, but I can't because I'm so limited on clothing that is a little less intolerable. And it's embarrassing that I always have to pick at my crotch to try to adjust the clothing whether I'm in public or not.

I'm so tired, and I have no clue what to do. I don't want just a little less intolerability, I want to be free again! This issue has been dominating my thoughts for a long while; please, if you have any recommendations, I'd love to hear them. I feel like I've been trying to do a lot. Acupuncture, skin-brushing, new brands and types of fabric for clothing, etc.

I don't want to feel constantly frustrated and miserable when I wear clothes.

Please help me! I really need it, and I'm reaching high levels of desperation. I want to be able to focus on school, not how uncomfortable underwear and pants are.

Thank you!

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Jun 16, 2023
Not necessarily
by: Anonymous

Do you REALLY have to wear underwear though? It’s under your clothes, nobody will know. I never wear underwear because of sensory reasons and it is so free and wonderful!

Jul 16, 2022
Synthetic products on the skin
by: Anonymous

I've found that I'm not the only one who breaks out in a rash from wearing low-end underwear around the waist and upper thighs, as there's something in the elastic. someone once got me 1 pair of CK undies and wearing them was heavenly! they sew soft cotton around the elastic bands or have none.

Many synthetic or cotton/synthetic blends cause me great discomfort and have since childhood. I try to stick with 100% cotton. Never wear polyester against the skin. It's a good blouse to wear on top of cotton as insulation on cold days.

Jul 12, 2022
Why Skirts are better than pants
by: Anonymous

Ten Reasons Skirts are Better Than Pants
September 11, 2008 Erin97 Comments

Butterick 5282

[*for UK readers, please substitute "trousers" for "pants" throughout. Or just giggle, I don't care.]

1. Drawing your pants legs back from someone in disgust as you pass them is insufficiently scornful.

2. Studies have shown that wearing skirts is 90% effective in preventing VPL (visible panty line).

3. Ditto for "plumber's butt," "whale tail," and "camel toe."

4. Ruffles on a skirt can be over-the-top glamorous. Ruffles on pants are only acceptable if your name is Mary, and a little lamb follows you everywhere you go.

5. It is impossible to smuggle someone in — or out — of prison, a masked ball, a hotel room, etc. by hiding them under your pants. (Plus, there is no such thing as "hooppants."

6. When you strap a gun to your thigh in pants, you lose the element of surprise.

7. You don't have to have skirts hemmed differently for flats or heels.

8. Twirling in a pair of pants results in 87% less happiness.

9. The word "skirt" has both a singular and a plural form, usable by all ("I am wearing a skirt today." "Instantly Mrs. Bagnet put some pins into her mouth, and began pinning up her skirts all round, a little higher than the level of her grey cloak.") The word "pants" has a singular than can only be used by fashion-industry people ("Designers are showing a high-waisted, wide-legged pant for fall").

10. Skirt blowing up, revealing underthings? Sexy. Pants falling down, revealing underthings? Humiliating.

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