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Men's Guide: How to Buy Sexy Lingerie for Women

One of the sexiest things a guy can do for his special lady friend is bring home a beautifully wrapped present of sexy lingerie. Everybody likes to feel sexually appreciated and saying “I want to look at your body in these beautiful garments” is a very nice compliment to her sexiness and erotic appeal.

However, if movies and television have taught us anything, it is that this journey is fraught with peril and the potential for tricky situations. Ultimately, guys can really suck at buying lingerie for their partners because they just don’t know what they are doing. Buying lingerie isn’t like picking up groceries. There is a lot of information you need in advance, as well as a keen understanding of your partner’s turn-ons and desires. You also need to be in tune with your partner’s feelings on her body image.

Check out these tips to making your lingerie buying experience a successful one that delivers some sexy items both you and your partner will enjoy.


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1. Ask her what she likes

Okay, this takes some of the spontaneity out of purchasing lingerie for your sweetheart, but in the long-run both of you are far more likely to be happy with the results when you talk about purchases or shop together. There are so many different types of lingerie, it can be overwhelming to try and navigate the different styles. Who will know better what she will feel comfortable in than her? This doesn’t mean you have to do the actual shopping together. The two of you can cozy up with a laptop, moving through the pages to find the styles you like best. Then you can go off on your own sometime and pick and choose from the list you placed in your cart. Chances are, you will have to do the actual shopping later because you’ll be too turned on when you shop together!


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2. Know the proper sizes

It is always important to know what styles of lingerie your partner will feel comfortable in, but it is just as crucial to know what sizes your partner wears - or else she literally will not be comfortable in her lingerie! Some lingerie does come in one-size-fits-all or the standard small/medium/large and for these you can ask her to approximate her size, or you can look at other items in her closet that seem to be of a similar shape. However, some lingerie requires specific measurements, such as bra size and you will need to get these right. Nobody is going to feel sexy in ill-fitting lingerie. And if you don’t watch out, picking the wrong size might be taken as an insult!


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3. Shop to fill a fantasy

There will be a great temptation to shop for specific lingerie that you are turned on by. And, for sure, seeing your partner as a living embodiment of your fantasy is a tremendous turn-on. But your fantasy and her fantasy need to align, or at least be similar. Nobody is going to feel sexy in lingerie that actually turns her off. But this is the fun part of looking for lingerie together. You can look at sexy pictures together, point out the ones you like and then get her feedback. Guys have a tendency to pick lingerie that falls more on the “slutty” side and some women just aren’t into that.


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4. Ask a friend

If you’d really like to make your lingerie purchase a surprise, one of your best resources could be your partner’s best friend. She will probably know the colours your partner likes best, the materials and possibly even the actual styles. Friends tend to share all of their thoughts with each other and this might extend to undergarment preferences.


I'm ready to buy lingerie, what now?

Okay, so you're ready to start your quest for the perfect lingerie to surprise your partner with. Great! Just head on over to our lingerie and costume category: Buy Lingerie & Costumes.

Need more help?

Would you like a little help choosing the best lingerie for you? Just Contact Customer Care and a staff member from the Cherry Banana team will be in touch right away to assist you. Alternatively, you can explore our other lingerie and costume guides here.

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