Like many others, I have a complex relationship with my body and underwear. I feel that my skin is not suitable. I have always felt that my limbs, my breasts and my butt have been subjected to objective pity and subsequent attacks. Buying underwear seems to be a step in my female stage, I am not ready – I am not doing it for myself. I am staring at the garter, steel bra and thong to debate whether my boyfriend will want me more, if I am wrapped in silk and tortured me still in the arms of development.
I am not ready to celebrate my body, nor are I ready to regain any sex after being hurt too many times. Unless I feel pain, I feel disconnected from my body. The pain reminds me that I have meat, bones and blood. But decorating myself is only recently coming to me and I am only looking for underwear now so I feel that I respect myself.
Cora Harrington’s “In Intimate Detail” is a book I want to have when I buy practical underwear or other people’s fun. Over the years, Harrington’s website, The Lingerie Addict, has provided a space for beginners and lingerie enthusiasts, with important content about our skin every day. In her first book, she gave the reader a detailed world of content, no judgment, shame, and no idea that we wear it to “fix” our body.
Like her website, “In Intimate Detail” is thorough, thoughtful and inclusive. It provides tips for buying adhesives, if you add size, how to buy bras, after mastectomy/surgery, if your breasts are enlarged, or transgender women and non-dual people should know the first to buy them Bra. It is difficult to find information about underwear, including not only physical disabilities, but also transgender people. Harrington ensures that we have a space where we feel welcome, loved and celebrated.
The whole book feels like a treasure itself, Sandy Wirt’s watercolor art is an amazing sight, the page feels elegant and beautiful. Reading it feels like a luxurious experience, and our perception of underwear is expanded and enriched by Harrington’s rich knowledge and passion. Readers can fully understand the technical structure of the bra, help us identify which type is suitable for our breast shape and size, and we have the opportunity to learn more about the actual history of underwear, including early underwear used to be “open gusset” or flawless Because it is considered more hygienic and modest!
One of my favorite chapters is Harrington’s casual wear guide. Although buying bras and underwear always makes me feel uncomfortable, but vests, petticoats and pajamas are easier to understand, I really think I bought for myself rather than for others. One of my favorite historical facts from my introduction to pajamas is that pajamas (or pajamas) are everyday clothes from India that were later introduced to Europeans in the 17th century. In fact, Harrington elaborated that most casual wear was not invented by Europeans [insert shocked face].
I think my view of the underwear world, from bras to home clothes, if I read Harrington many years ago, I would be ashamed of wanting to feel sexy, I will feel very different. “Intimate details” offers more possibilities and expands our thinking about wearing pretty lingerie, not for others, not for being like others, but for expanding ourselves, making ourselves and ourselves Joy and happiness. Harrington personally wrote: “We often encourage ourselves to stick to the end. Put our needs, desires and wishes behind others. But underwear is a way of putting yourself first. This is a kind of care. Be yourself, be kind to yourself, and nourish yourself. You deserve to celebrate your body, like your underwear, and care for and pamper yourself with the best underwear you can afford.”