Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Big Issues

The other night my flatmate and I had a heated discussion after she inadvertently revealed that she wears underpants under her pyjamas.

I think underpants under pyjamas is unnatural and wrong. She finds my night-time pantslessness is equally disturbing.

So I conducted a survey* into this and the results are in:

For those not in the know, 'freeballin'' is when you aren't wearing undies or jammies (or, if you prefer, 'jammie dodging') and 'other' covers answers like "magic mormon undies" which from my extensive research** appear to be some sort of righteous pyjama/underpants combination and therefore cannot be put into either category.

Notable comments include:

@gavinbarron: acceptable clothing levels: none. exceptions: a) not your bed, b) bed partner is not a pelvic affiliate c) it's damn cold

@baghabit: yes. I wouldn't go commando under my jeans for a week - don't think jimmers are any different.

@2manyk9s: NO! It needs an airing sometimes.

@citizen_parable: No no no. One has worn them 12 hours already. Fester in them for another 8? No no no. Perhaps a clean pair, but why bother?

@ianhowarth: I certainly don't wear them OVER my jammies. I'm not Superman.


Feel free to leave your personal preference in the comments, pelvic affiliates.


* "Asked friends and Twitter"
** Google image search

15 comments:

cerebral e said...

Commando or undies under jammies. Definitely not jammies sans undies.

Nellie said...

Undies act as a barrier for PUC (pants up crack, both front bum and back bum crack). So, top and bottom PJs MUST have undies.

But for nighties, undies aren't necessary.

I prefer freeballin' though.

IT IS ALLY said...

cE - Commando is more popular than I expected! People are such perverts.

Nellie - this is one of the best analyses I've heard. V good point re: PUC but for some reason that never happens in a onesie, front bum OR back

a cat of impossible colour said...

Undies under pjs for me!

bluzdude said...

Never undies under sleepwear. Freeballin' all the way. The boys got to breathe...

apple cheeked, potato shaped girl said...

None - I have enough trouble finding laundering time when my daytime stash runs out - my god I'd be forever chained to the washing machine if I wore them at night too.

Naked is best I feel.

dj said...

No jammies. That's what bedclothes are for.

melinda said...

Just undies. Or nothing. But DEFINITELY never undies AND pjs.

I hate sleeping at other people's places, because it means i can't sleep naked. Mostly.

Panya said...

Birthday suit, definitely. I mostly wore nightgowns as a child/preteen, with panties under. Around age 16 I discovered the joy and freedom of nude sleeping. I might put something on if I'm overly cold, but I move around a lot while falling asleep -- causing uncomfortable bunches and bulges in any clothing -- and wedgies are the bane of my existence, therefore it's really a last resort. Plus, I'm not a girl who can go commando [TMI alert -- hello discharge!], so that's not an option. I'd never *not* wear panties under jammies, 'cause that'd mean I'd have to wash them daily, and that's simply not happening.

Cate said...

Undies under jarmies FTW.

PurpleLily said...

Undies all the way otherwise (I agree with Nellie) the danger for PUC lurks.

Laura said...

How about the undies as the jammies? Boy shorts and a t-shirt for this girl. T-shirt optional :)

Chris said...

Freeballin' like the Tom Petty song, only fun. It's a beautiful feeling.

WV: permo - Emo Perm?

Phil said...

Gave up on Jammies long ago.
Either naked ... or dayware boxers plus Tee-shirtif cold. Post coital nakedness is all very well till the cold seeps in about 2.00 a.m. and you have to retrieve your chilled bedside undies and put them on. Brrrrr

Jed said...

The mathematician in me shudders to think what @citizen_parable gets up to the other four hours of the day. The naturalist in me is breaking out the tenniquoit set.