>> Friday, 16 December 2011
Well, if you want something extra special you can’t beat silk, and every year the sales of silk underwear increase in the weeks running up to Christmas. That’s not surprising, because in my many years of being dragged around town “Christmas Shopping” I’ve seen with my own eyes, middle aged men skulking around the lingerie department at M&S trying to pluck up the courage to select an item from a shelf and run to the checkout to have it secreted in a bag before they meet anyone they know.
And these daring chaps are rewarded on Christmas morning when they are greeted with gleeful declarations like “My darling, how wonderful! Just what I’ve always wanted!” Despite such declarations, I really wonder how many of these thoughtful gifts get worn just once (if ever at all)? No doubt the same thing will happen this year.
Silk has always had an aura of luxury but whilst some treat silky underwear as slightly risqué, there is a serious side to this amazing fabric.
While silk has been used for centuries for making clothing, silk underwear does have its limitations from a medical point of view. Finely woven silk may appear to shimmer but its close weave can prevent the free movement of air and moisture through the fabric, leading to overheating and irritation. Think of the actions of a silk parachute. If it didn’t prevent the air from passing through it then the parachutist’s trip to earth would be extremely fast and deadly.
Silk is such a fascinating and potentially useful material, and further medical research is ongoing looking at using silk for its healing properties in tissue grafts and wound dressings.
So , before you trip off to the high street to buy some silky lingerie, think about buying her underwear that has a positive medical benefit rather than just something that might just look good. Visit www.dermasilk-intimo.co.uk for more information.