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Lawyer Refers to Teen's Lacy Thong in Her Rape Trial

'You have to look at the way she was dressed,' lawyer said of 17-year-old

(Newser) - A female lawmaker stood in Irish parliament Tuesday and pulled a pair of lacy thong underwear from her sleeve . This "might seem embarrassing," MP Ruth Coppinger began. But "how do you think a rape victim or a woman feels at … her underwear being shown in a...

Eva Braun's Used Undies Find New Owner
Eva Braun's Things,
Found in Abandoned
Bunker, Are Sold

Eva Braun's Things, Found in Abandoned Bunker, Are Sold

Silk panties sold at auction for $3.6K

(Newser) - A pair of lilac panties, trimmed in lace and ribbon, sold at auction this week for about $3,600—and they're used. The reason for the crazy price? The panties were those of Adolf Hitler's longtime partner, Eva Braun, whom he married shortly before their deaths in April...

Berlusconi Will Be Hit With 'Panty Protest'

Women to hurl undergarments at embattled prime minister

(Newser) - Angry Italian women intend to hurl their panties at Silvio Berlusconi this weekend, to protest his alleged sexual escapades. The protest, scheduled for Sunday outside of Berlusconi’s mansion in Milan, is one of the first in a series of demonstrations planned this month, the Telegraph reports. Hundreds of women...

Up for Auction: Queen Elizabeth's Underwear

A steal at an estimate of $9K

(Newser) - You can buy some weird stuff at auctions, but this is arguably the weirdest: a pair of underwear that allegedly belonged to Queen Elizabeth II. "Baron" Joseph de Bicske Dobronyi, a Miami playboy, somehow came into possession of the decidedly unsexy panties more than 40 years ago after the...

Granny Panties Are Back
 Granny Panties Are Back 
fashion, gulp, trends?

Granny Panties Are Back

Sales of large underwear on the rise

(Newser) - In retrospect, it makes a lot of sense: Big butts are trendy , so why not big panties? Yes, the thong is out , and granny panties are in, reports the Daily Mail . We can thank Mad Men and its waist-cinching styles for this new trend toward high-waisted undies—especially the slimming...

Sales of 'Big Butt' Panties Soar
 Sales of 'Big Butt' Panties Soar 
padding goes pop

Sales of 'Big Butt' Panties Soar

Looks like this trend isn't going anywhere

(Newser) - Perhaps you scoffed when you first read about Booty Pop padded panties , but the line has gone from being hawked on late-night infomercials to Bath & Beyond and—and nearly 1 million sales are expected this year. It was started by two college friends who read about the...

Naked Britney Sexually Harassed Me: Bodyguard

You can't make this stuff up...or maybe you can

(Newser) - Britney Spears’ redemption must not be quite complete, because the singer apparently still enjoys running “round the house naked and yelling at staff,” as one source puts it. A former bodyguard claims Brit sexually harassed him, saying she came onto him multiple times…while nude…and that he,...

Forget Push-Up Bras: These Panties Plump Up Your Butt

What's with the newfound love of cushy derrieres?

(Newser) - First the “ butt bra ,” now padded panties: Obviously big booties are the latest trend. Amy Keyishian discovered Booty Pop panties, which are basically “fake butt cheeks,” she writes on Café Mom , “so you can get the Beyoncé effect without all the tasty food.” Yours...

Thong-Addled College Kid in Hot Water
Thong-Addled College Kid in Hot Water

Thong-Addled College Kid in Hot Water

Cops find 79 pairs of undies in Michigan State dorm room

(Newser) - A Michigan State University student got quite the dressing-down last week when police arrested him for stealing thong underwear out of the laundry room—and then found 79 more pairs of presumably pilfered undies in his possession. The suspect, 19, says he did it as a prank, not because of...

I Sold Panties on Craigslist

 I Sold Panties on Craigslist 

not-so-easy money

I Sold Panties on Craigslist

The buyers weren't bad, but some of the nonbuyers were slimy

(Newser) - An "impoverished journalist" not quite desperate enough to sell her body on Craigslist decided to try the next best thing—selling used panties. "Unlike sex for money, selling used underwear didn't feel inherently sleazy or immoral," Meghan Pleticha writes for Nerve. She drew the line at posing...

Fla. Student Overexposed in HS Yearbook Photo

(Newser) - A Tampa teen is skipping school for the rest of the year because of a supposedly revealing yearbook photo, WTSP reports. The girl, a junior, didn’t wear underwear the day of the picture because she was worried about visible panty lines—and when the yearbooks came out this week,...

'Craigslist' Suspect Kept Victims' Panties

(Newser) - A search of the suspected Craigslist killer’s home uncovered 2 pairs of underwear belonging to his victims, the Boston Globe reports. Police could not determine the garments' owners but did identify them as “mementos” of the crimes. Police are also testing the gun found in suspect Philip Markoff's...

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