It seems people buy just about anything these days. Food with ingredients they can’t pronounce, fake breasts, and, oh yeah… used panties!
That’s right, used panties have a market, and it’s a lot less niche than you’d think. This mild form of sex work has been wildly popular on the internet message board Reddit. Other websites sell used panties, such as the aptly named PantyDeal.com and other such straightforward fetish websites.
When it comes down to it, there are a lot of things people do with used panties that we wish we didn’t know about. But you know what they say, friends love to share! So, without further ado, here’s everything you didn’t want to know about selling used panties to strangers.
Why people buy used panties
Why do people buy used panties? Simple, to sniff and masturbate over. Some cases even report men buying the women’s undies to wear for themselves! The anonymity of the buyer/seller relationship also gives the fetish an ambiance of danger.
There are no solid statistics of how many people have a used panty fetish, though there are certainly enough “official” websites selling used panties to let us know it’s a thing.
Types of used panties
Everyone has their likes and dislikes when it comes to the bedroom, and fetish panties are no different. “Clients” of used panty sellers have all sorts of different requests when it comes to what they expect from their product. Common examples of what clients ask for are:
#1 Skid marks. Need we go on? Some men pay top dollar for you to send them panties with poop smears on them. Enough said. [Read: The kink list: 20 freaky fetishes that aren’t weird at all]
#2 Panties worn for a certain number of days. Another stipulation among used panty sniffers is to have panties that have developed an aroma, due to several days’ worth of wear.
#3 Specific actions in said panties. Some buyers want to know the panties they’re getting are top quality and have experienced some adventure. Some examples include sleeping in panties overnight, exercising in the panties, and of course, having sex while in the panties. Some even request, err, semen stains be present on the garments.
Used panty machines
Used panties for sale is hardly a new phenomenon. Rumors spread for decades of Japanese vending machines selling used panties. The reality of this rumor, there are actually machines called gachapon machine. These are kind of like giant gumball machines by Western standards. Some gachapon machines purport selling used schoolgirl or office girl panties. The reality is more like panties manufactured to look used.
Apparently, the rumors of used panty vending machines or used panty counters used to exist in Japanese sex shops. One article on Japanese Tech specified this was popular in back alleys of Akihabara, but since then the laws have become stricter.
How it works
Women create a profile online, either via forum or licensed website, and give a ho-hum description of their lives. Often they show a gallery of the undies they have for sale, and include a promise of how long they will wear them, along with a risqué photo of them wearing the underwear in question. [Read: 7 extremely weird but surprisingly popular sex fetishes]
What you should know about selling used panties
Why work a full eight-hour shift flipping burgers when you could sell a single pair of smelly underwear for anywhere from $18-$100 per pair? Here is some further information you should know about if you’re seriously considering this madness.
#1 Keep your identity private. If you want to avoid a new stalker in your life, or ruining your future career in basically any field, don’t use your real identity. Never show your face *or any identifying locations* in your photos. People are creepy, especially on the internet. Avoid being the subject of a new Dateline mystery episode.
#2 Never, ever, ever, EVER use Craigslist. Like most other things in life, Craigslist is probably your worst option ever. First of all, you’re more likely to receive an ad reply asking for sex pictures than a willing panty-buyer. Second, let the sexual harassment continue with requests for sex talk, threesomes, and various companies trying to sell you lube. Craigslist is far from classy. [Read: 9 tips to avoid online creeps and their creeptastic ways]
#3. You will get repeat clients. This can be a great thing or a bad thing. Repeat clients mean less whoring yourself out *figuratively, of course*. On the one hand, it means a steady income. On the other hand, it means this person may try and get to know you better, or try and find out where you live. Eek! When selling anything online:
– Never show your face in photos.
– Never meet your client in person.
– Set up a faux-named PayPal account so your client can’t find your real name.
– Never put a return address on your pantie-package.
#4 Some may try and get you into the sex trade
No matter what option you use to sell, there’s always going to be some creep who tries to get you into the industry. In fact, one article from CNN suggests as many as 300,000 young girls are forced into the sex trade in the United States alone, and many of them use Craigslist as their selling ground.
#5 Competition is fierce. For every girl waiting to sell her smelly undies to a stranger as wanking material, there are about five more with dirtier offers waiting just around the internet ad. Competition for selling used panties is fierce. Some girls are willing to go above and beyond your sell. If you’ll sell two-days old, yoga-sweated panties, your competition will sell a skid-marked set and include a dirty Skype chat. Ick!
[Read: How dirty panty fetishes are paying women’s utility bills]
Still looking for some cash on the side? We suggest taking up a few shifts at the local coffee shop. But, it never hurts to know that some fun-money is right in your laundry hamper in the form of dirty, used panties.
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Waverly Smith is a freelance writer who has been getting paid for spreading her sarcastic take on love, life, and sex since 2010. She is many things that peo...
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