Okay, if I am honest here the whole “DRESS UP FOR YOUR MAN” thing weirds me out a little, especially at my age. When I was 20 I could pull it off because…well…I was 20! Yet, as a feminist dressing up for a man often feels degrading and so out-datedly contrived. And as a mother.. yuck…just yuck…thinking that someday the men in my three daughter’s lives will be ogling them as they flounce about in an effort to try to please their husbands.
Yet, I do recognize the fact that men are visual creatures and that after being married for so many years that sex can become a tad boring unless you do something to spice it up a bit. But what to wear without looking like a chubby little schoolgirl that really sends a really perverted message? It is always a dilemma for a not-so-skinny 50 + year old woman.
So I decided while the cat’s away this mouse will play…with different styles of sex-wear. I’m starting with the easiest first…stockings.
Frankly, I was surprised at the variety of stockings that are available these days. When I was 20 years-old fishnets were really risque and only the “bad” girls wore them. Now perhaps I should have been “bad” a little more often so I have decided to regress and try these on for size.
I mean seriously if these don’t catch a man’s eye he is stone cold dead. But frankly, it would be helpful if the manufacturer included a tutorial on how to put these on so the seam goes STRAIGHT up the back of your legs instead of swerving side to side like a cheap drunk.
FISHNETS have come a long way baby! My oh my, the choices are mind numbing these days. Bows, lace, and streamers are now standard fishing gear allowing you to reach even lower depths than before.
I have to stop here to confess that I’ve always wondered why these types of stockings are called fishnets. (Yes, those ARE the crazy questions that keep my mind spinning out of control) Yet, as I wrote this, it occurred to me that wearing fishnets have one purpose and one purpose only….trolling for fish… and once you catch that fish in your net it is yours until you decide to throw it back. In this case, size really does influence that decision.
I never knew until today that you could buy stockings with writing on them. What a great idea! I know a lot of women who would like TALK TO MY LAWYER climbing the back of their legs as they were walking away from their cheater husbands. YOU DON’T DESERVE ME and FUCK YOU would probably be other popular choices.
There are also the RICH BITCH hose. I propose that any woman who wears these sparklers should demand a real diamond for each of the fake ones that grace her legs.
Then there are the WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST thigh highs. You’ll have to buy your own flying monkeys if you want to add an element of danger to your sex life.
There are also the sentimental I LOVE YOU type of nylons. Somehow I imagine this just wouldn’t look good on a 50+ year-old broad and I shudder to think of being in a car accident and having the paramedics cutting them off with an onslaught of rubberneckers witnessing this kinky event. I am sure that those paramedics would never be able to work again due to the trauma they had endured.
Finally, a burning question that I have always had is this… do stockings go with flats? I have bad knees and wearing shoes like the models wear would bring me to my knees which, I confess, is probably where my husband would like to see me, if you know what I mean. But seriously, doesn’t it look like something is missing here?
So I am off to the store for some sexy seven story high stilettos, a knee brace, and a tube of Ben Gay. I can only hope that I don’t fall off of them as I greet B at the door wearing almost nothing but a red face.