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Not All Women Hate Pantyhose

I joined Experience Project a few days ago after having yet another discussion with another female, whom I will call "L," who tried to convince me how evil pantyhose were. I found an EP group full of women just like "L" who also hate pantyhose, and their complaints are the same complaints I've heard my entire life. I wanted to speak my mind, but ultimately, I didn't join that group ("I hate pantyhose"), as I didn't want to start a war there. So, I did the next best thing and aired out my thoughts in detail on my EP blog (the post titled, "Commentary on pantyhose").

I love my pantyhose, and as many of the people in this group probably know, there is a monumental difference between cheap and fine pantyhose. I have no doubt in my mind that the pantyhose hating women wear substandard brands, and/or are by nature very flippant about how they care for their garments.

On another note, reading the stories in this group and other EP groups like it has been a very eye-opening experience. I did have a notion that there were men who liked to wear pantyhose, but not quite to this extent, or with this degree of passion. Bravo to everyone in this group, male or female, who likes pantyhose. Being a woman, I have always taken my ability to wear pantyhose for granted; after reading the stories here, this is much less the case. Long live pantyhose.
Nohealani Nohealani 41-45, F 27 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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Thank you. Please convince more women there is no evil in pantyhose. Guys like me love to see a nice pair of legs in hose.

I love wearing pantyhose or tights ?I wear them 24/7 I cant see why some women hate wearing. I myself love the feel the way my legs look the support and the warmth on cold days I have over 300 pairs just wish I could wear openly in public in good taste naturally but society cant accept it. I have even took pics wearing them much better than looking in the mirror.

I started wearing them a year ago to relieve coldness, fatigue and cramps in my legs. I wouldn't be without my opaque tights or ph now. My GF likes me wearing them too.

If everyone hates pantyhose so much that they say, why they still use them? And maybe same thing about tie, it seems that all men hates them and still many uses.

And it seems that around half of my class girls prefer tights and pantyhose’s and rest leggings or long trousers. We live area where you can go bare legs around two months, and about another two to tree months some extra layer of clothing under your jeans. Even girls that are not enough ”ladylike” to wear skirts, wear pantyhose under they shorts.

There has been more than couple occasions when we have got those tights debates in our school. Usually its on those occasions when some reason all girls are expected to wear them, like school play or dance or some similar occasion. I don't want to point fingers, but it seems that there is girls that they buy tights at last chance possible. Now when you buy something as personal as pantyhose and make it haste, there is lots of places to go wrong. Cheap brand, cheap materials, and size charts may don’t fit your figure. So person who already hates them gets one more bad experience.

I’m MtF and for me personally pantyhose’s or more commonly in my case tights has always been choice number one. Well not always, but as soon I got to try them on. When I was a “boy” I got bullied all the time, but when we move and I entered school as a girl, teasing me reduce radically. Was it due pantyhose’s and tights? I'm not as sure, but they are big part of how peoples see me as a girl.

Yeah for you Nohealani. I too like wearing them, and have been (off and on) for several years (maybe 40+). Now, with achy legs that provide me with occasional let cramps during the night, I am now wearing pantyhose and thigh highs 5 or 6 days a week. I use the L'eggs Active Support or mild compression from a couple of different companies. And NO MORE leg cramps at night. Now it's Yeah for me. I do wish more women would try to purchase quality pantyhose so they too could find the comfort in wearing them. Plus it makes ones legs look so much sexier. Thanks for your thoughts.

love this story wish we could chat some time hun

May Eris only notice you when She's in a playful mood! KALLISTI

delighted to see you like pantyhose i s a man also like them but have problems when ordering them some come small medium large extra large others 1 2 3 4 others still 34/36 38/40 /42/44 now how do i tell if this is for the waist or hips then again we have tall and extra tall.so far i have managed but have lost a lot of money in buying the wrong size how on earth do i know

I don't mind men wearing pantyhose. (In fact, on some men it can be very sexy ;))

Personally, I love wearing them. And my boyfriend loves it when I wear them, so everyone wins!!

mmmm a woman in ph is so sexy ... I love the look and wish more women would wear them .. seems ike they are falling out of fashion ... they are so feminine works wonders for most legs. I hope they are always available.

I wear pantyhose all the time and enjoy the way that they fit and feel on me,and I cant understand anyone that wouldnt enjoy such a feeling,it must be that "pantyhose haters" simlpy cant handle such a wonderful feeling,I once overheard a woman say she couldnt wait to get home to get out of those pantyhose they felt so tight and like they were about to cut her into,at her size I saw that it was obvious that she could have selected a larger size and still look attractive,so i told her I had a solution to her problem with pantyhose that was sure to work when she asked what it was I said "if youll wear the size that you are and not the size you want to be youd find that wearing pantyhose would be alot more enjoyable"needless to say that I had to keep my distance from flying objects!!!

Except for beastly hot weather, I wear pantyhose everyday; always with a dress or a skirt. I like the feel, the look they give to my legs, and with the control top, the "help" I get. And they add to the professional look I always like to maintain. They are a lot lik us, believe me.

I've worn pantyhose almost my whole life and i feel that more men should they give a comfort to the mid region that regular underwear for men just dont seem to satisfy and adjusting yourself in public is less likely that is if you have the right ones. My wife doesnt seem to understand my love for pantyhose and thinks it disgusting but that is a barrier i am trying to break through. women in general are very sexy in pantyhose and they give a tone to their legs that the bare look never will. On top of this there is a place in ohio that makes them for men now and they are also very big over seas. we were the first to wear such garments and when womens came out in the mid 1900s men wearing them was no longer acceptable. now with the mens pantyhose or mantyhose on the market im hopin more men will indulge in the opportunity and try it out for themselves and see that there is nothin wrong with going back to our roots and what the hell the more sensitive side of them selves and let go of the stereotypes.

So glad to hear about your love of pantyhose. My gf and I wear them daily and love how they feel and look on our legs. More women as well as men should wear hosiery !

Thank you for wearing hose! I wish more women would!

Long live pantyhose INDEED! You have NAILED it!

Thank you for being a pantyhose lover and open to everyone, including males, who enjoy pantyhose. I cannot imagine going very long without the feeling of pantyhose on. I agree with your statement, "Long Live Pantyhose".

I agree if my spouse let me buy her a really nice pair she could be converted. I buy cheep ones and mid priced pairs and love them all but yes you can tell the difference. So glad to hear from a lady who likes pantyhose. Thank you.

Everyone is different and I can understand why some women hate them. It's that special confining feeling that irritates women who hate them, they feel like they're restricted somehow when wearing pantyhose. However, it's this same feeling that's enjoyed by people who wear pantyhose (also myself) but in our case, we perceive this sensation as a gentle caress and hugging around our legs, that after a while becomes sensational!

Well said!

I agree with the the description as a gentle caress and hug.

Thanks for sharing your story! Women who wear nylons rock!

Nohealani, I'm glad to read that you didn't cause an argument. I think that it is important to not cause problems unnecessarily.



Thank you for supporting guys and gals who love hosiery.

I am a man, and I wear them too. I have been wearing them for the last 5 years. I have a severe circulation problem in my left leg and wearing support pantyhose helps reduce swelling and the tired, achy feeling I get in my leg when I am on my feet all day.



I am a nurse and work twelve hour shift, spending most of my time running from room to room providing patient care. I couldn't make it through a work week without them!

I think many women don't like wearing pantyhose simply because it pleases men. I've heard all the complaints that they are tight, constricting, too hot, etc, but then they will complain not while donning denim jeans two sizes too small in the month of august.

Hi Nohealani. Great to hear from a real woman who appreciates pantyhose. You are correct that there are many men are quite passionate about wearing pantyhose - I'm one of them - and can attest that there are many others.



No question about the vast difference between good quality hose and those you find at grocery stores. If the pantyhose haters wore better quality hosiery that fit them properly, there would be far fewer complaints.



Thanks again for you story!

Yes, there are lots of them made for men. There is a company in the US (www.comfilon.com) that has several offerings. Gerbe in France makes several styles (pretty spendy stuff for men, or women).



Levee makes a few styles and there are a few others I can't think of. I think there are many more men than we suspect that buy and wear pantyhose.

As an aside: I went looking online for brightly colored over the calf stockings for me because it's just too far (across the water by ferry for 1 hour and then say 30 more minutes in congested traffic) to just find nice men's stockings. I was amazed to find among men's sock a wide listing of men's panty hose. I'm not interested in judging anyone but I was floored that so many men wear panty hose that the hose makers cater to them. I'm sure there must be a large market if they make them for men. Makes going to the urinal a problem unless they are crotchless! lol

Thanks for the support. You rock!

Good for you, and its nice to encounter yet another woman on EP who enjoys pantyhose too. I agree that the pantyhose haters are most likely wearing the cheap burlap-like pantyhose from the grocery store. If you are willing to pay a bit more you can get some really nice pantyhose that feel amazing on.



I'm one of the guys that enjoys pantyhose, and believe me we envy a woman's ability to wear pretty much what she likes. Men's clothing are pretty boring, and incorporating pantyhose into my daily clothes helps.



Bravo for standing up and sharing your love of hose!