Monday, July 26, 2010

Fake what!?

Have you seen or heard of the padded panties?  Yeah with silicon inserts?  You know to give it that "real" feel.

I saw an article about this here.  It is where I first learned about them.  At the risk of dating myself, I seem to remember an episode of Laverne and Shirley in which tiny sweet Shirley got herself a hinney enhancer.  (Can't remember what they called it.) And there she was bebopping around with her fake plastic hiney.  It was hysterical.  And how about Vicki Lawrence as Mama with all her extra padding?  Wasn't that totally hilarious.  I always got a kick out of that character, especially when Carol Burnette was there to play Eunice!  Okay, way way off course and totally dating myself.  Google it youngsters! 

After I saw this, it got my wheels turning.  And I knew a question was being raised!  A fellow bloggy friend of mine Catherine, at Wink at Me has her take on the product too.  She is a hoot by the way!  Her take was happily different than my own but not too far from my thinking.  She talks about women having yet another way to "misrepresent" themselves.  Well I didn't think of it that way.  But she is absolutely right.

I am just thinking of these women who put themselves through the ringer to be thin.  I am talking model thin.  But what happens to our breasts when we have no fat left? They are almost non existent!  So the same would be true of our backsides?  So now we are rail thin and we have no shape!  So we buy padded bras and padded underwear!  Well I don't know about you, but I am so glad I have real curves!  Because at the end of the day, when I shed my clothes and change to the jammies my curves stay with me.

What do you think of padded panties?  Have we gone to far in designing the "perfect" woman?  Is it just another way to mess with our delicate egos?

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17 comments:

Nikki said...

lol wow this one I haven't seen before!!! An intern where I work was actually talking about getting leg muscle inserts surgically put into his thighs...I was like wha? surgically enhanced thighs?? thats what women work so hard not to have large! its funny I think with times changing things go in style and then go out and now curves are getting back "in". thank God, because the gym isn't taking mine away! :)

annie said...

I have my own curves, thank goodness!
Although, these would make a great gift for my bestie!

Christina Lee said...

haha Kelly Ripa on Regis and Kelly has touted these before. I haven't given it much thought b/c I have enough padding of my own. I'd be happy to give some up for use of the product! ;--)

Emmy said...

I have never seen those! And yeah that is just too weird and goes too far. I must admit I do like a little boost up top as I just want to be what I was pre nursing; after Alex I seriously got smaller than what I originally was!

CJ Sime said...

You wouldn't believe it but I am not a model. I have a nice flabby tummy pouch. And fantastic thundering thighs. AND zero hinny. Never have had one. Even when I was preggo and retaining enough water to house a dolphin.

I would never use a bum enhancer. Although I do like a good padded bra. ;o)

Linda Medrano said...

I told my friend's husband that I had Brazilian butt implants and let him feel. He said they felt really natural. (I think my friend thought I was just being a slut and wanted her husband to feel my butt.) Actually there was some truth to her view. I did not have implants, but my butt got fat anyway.

The Drama Mama said...

I love your new look!!

And, I'm sitting here cleaning up the coffee from my monitor. That picture was the cause. ;)

Aubree said...

haha i couldn't help but laugh at this picture. i personally think those just look uncomfortable and weird. people should just embrace themselves!

Laura Lynn said...

So funny! I don't have much to my backside - it all was sent to the top, uhg. But I still wouldn't use those things! I think it would be really easy to tell too!
But I guess it's better than going under the knife. I always wonder what guys think though when they see the real person without the miracle bra and bootie enhancer...
false advertising?

blueviolet said...

I'm all for padded bras, that much I know. For REAL! Padded booties, not so much, and I remember that L&S episode and it was SO funny!!!!

KK said...

Um, my hiney is too big as it is!

Tracie said...

I def. don't need any padding!

mormonhermitmom said...

Just put that up there while my 13 year old is watching over my shoulder why dontcha?

I can't even talk I'm giggling with red face here while my 13 year old laughs at me.

LOL

Shelley said...

I have enough tush, thank you! :-)

LambAround said...

Okay, this post really does deserve a comment of its very own, even if only to say
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Seriously, I would love to see you model this for your readers :)

Catherine said...

OMG Lourie! I like my photo so much better. Those look heinous....kind of like raw chicken cutlets glued to your undies. LOL!

Holly said...

I totally think there are some shallow men out there who have been drawn in by all of these accoutrements. I however could use that I have the flatest rear.