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Thread: Purging lingerie after a breakup

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    Purging lingerie after a breakup

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    I had a friend tell me that she has always tossed all her special lingerie pieces after a breakup whether or not she had worn them, because they had been purchased with her former man in mind and she didn't want that emotional baggage if she chose to wear it with someone else.

    The lingerie collection that I have accumulated over the last 4 years is probably worth over $3000. ($2000 of that was purchased in the 9 months he was gone. I was a little excited for homecoming. ) That's a lot of money just to toss down the drain. But there's not a market (or I would hope not, anyway ) for used/worn lingerie.

    When you have experienced a breakup in the past, what have you done? Or what would you do?
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    I would keep it unless it had some kind of emotional siginfigance ( i know i spelled that wrong). But if you can just look at and not feel sad about the breakup , why waste the money?
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    I would never throw away lingerie just because I broke up with a guy. Wash it and move on.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleRed View Post
    I had a friend tell me that she has always tossed all her special lingerie pieces after a breakup whether or not she had worn them, because they had been purchased with her former man in mind and she didn't want that emotional baggage if she chose to wear it with someone else.

    The lingerie collection that I have accumulated over the last 4 years is probably worth over $3000. ($2000 of that was purchased in the 9 months he was gone. I was a little excited for homecoming. ) That's a lot of money just to toss down the drain. But there's not a market (or I would hope not, anyway ) for used/worn lingerie.

    When you have experienced a breakup in the past, what have you done? Or what would you do?
    $3000 worth of nighties?!? If they're bras with matching panties, there's no way I'd get rid of it. LOL!!!!

    I just don't really know how to answer that because I married my husband at 20, and wasn't into lingerie before that..haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judi89 View Post
    I would never throw away lingerie just because I broke up with a guy. Wash it and move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judi89 View Post
    I would never throw away lingerie just because I broke up with a guy. Wash it and move on.

    Lingerie does not hold the same emotional sentiment as an engagement ring. Keep it.
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    I actually asked DB how he felt about it in the beginning because I was worried about the same thing (but I did not invest nearly that much $$$ into it so it wouldn't have been a big deal either way). He looked at me like I was crazy when I asked and said to keep it.

    To them (or at least him) lingerie is lingerie and they won't be thinking about if you've worn it before. I'm sure your new DB will be thinking about something else...
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    Uh, I keep it. And I keep damn near everything else an ex has given me that I will still use. That includes sex toys and kitchen appliances. And I will especially keep it if it's something I bought, while in a relationship or not.

    Did your friend ever have a guy give her a pet? A kitten or a puppy? Does she get rid of those as well because they carry "too much emotional baggage"?
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    I wouldn't keep lingerie I used with one guy & wear it for another guy. it just feels weird. I feel its kinda like sharing a condom. but I guess its different for everyone! lol
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    Toss what I don't want and keep what I do. Seems pretty simple to me...

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