So apparently there are women out there selling their used underwear to creeps online in an attempt to make some extra cash. I don't know if I'm mad about it, or impressed by their entrepreneurial prowess!
Fans of Orange Is The New Black will remember when Piper Chapman set up a prison panty exchange, while fans of Younger will remember when Liza actually made an ill-fated attempted to sell her undies online when short on cash.
I've heard the rumours that these websites were real from co-workers for years (you'd be surprised what comes up in media offices on the reg), but I always assumed it was an urban myth they joked about when short on cash. That was until today, when I read an article on US Cosmpolitan titled "I wore a pair of underwear for 3 weeks and sold them for $5000."
The article looked at Sofia Grey, a website that allows users to buy and sell used underwear.
"I try to list three or four pairs each week, although I can get a bit lazy," says their source, who goes by the name 'Lady Kitten.' She was offered $5000 to handover one pair of undies... on the condition she wear them for three weeks straight. Moment to gag plz.
"Luckily I live by myself and tried to stay indoors for most of the three weeks, so no one could notice," she said, continuing that the money was going "straight toward school fees!"
Well... school is expensive, right?
After a little google search of the phrase "women sell used underwear for money" (which, I don't recommend you do), I discovered there are literally hundreds of ways for women to get among this creepy action.
There's Sofia Grey, pantydeal.com, and the painfully obvious sellpantiesformoney.com. What a colourful browser history I possess now.
In 2015, an interviewee for News revealed:
“It all started in January 2015, after I damaged my shoulder helping a friend move. I had to give up my waitress jobs because I could no longer hold the trays. A guy messaged me about a pair of panties he’d seen on my page. He wanted me to wear them for 24 hours, and to not masturbate in them (most men actually want you to do that). He paid me via PayPal within 20 minutes, and I shipped the undies off in a Ziploc bag and a discreet brown envelope."
“The more info you share about yourself, the more popular your products, and the more you can charge. There’s no way I would show my face, because it’s not worth jeopardising a future career." Well played, anonymous gal.
Look, you do what you need to! I'll just be over here trying to make sense of this situation.