Carlos, the protagonist of this column, is a good, hardworking, married guy, with a fetish since his teens that he tells today #sinrecato: “I was 13 years old when I tried to steal the first underwear of a neighbor, unfortunately I couldn’t. After a while I tried again, this time it was at a friend’s house who had a hot neighbor, and that day I almost succeeded, I had that string in my hands, but we were caught and I had to leave the loot”.
He continues with his story: “Well, the truth is that it all started because of a friend; he had a girlfriend who was very hot, that was when I was in college. One day I was in his apartment, he told me to see what he had and showed me the panties of his girlfriend. I got excited just imagining her”.
“He gave it to me and told me that he sometimes kept the panties or underwear of his exes and I got even more excited about the idea. From that moment on I started to collect the panties worn by my exes”.
Mysophilia is the fetishism by which one feels a great excitement when smelling or coming into contact with a dirty garment, and especially, as in Carlos’ case, with an undergarment.
Mysophiles are aroused by those undergarments that they know have been used and that have some bodily trace left on them (discharge, menstrual blood, urine, semen or excrement).
Carlos confesses that: “Just imagining that that little garment is in the middle of their vaginas and how delicious they smell, drives me crazy. When I used to collect them, I didn’t like to pour semen on them, because they would lose their essence. So I would just smell them and masturbate imagining and feeling the scent”.
The most curious thing is that there is a virtual clandestine market, through social networks, in which many people are willing to pay good sums of money to acquire lingerie used by a type of people with specific features. This must be accompanied by proof that the garment was actually worn.
Japan is one of the countries with the largest number of fetishists and there is a belief that there are vending machines for used panties, called ‘burusera’. Experts confirm that it is an urban legend and although it is not certain, what is certain is that, in Japan, since 1990 the sale of used lingerie is restricted, the main reason is because the most requested were the intimate garments of minors.
Although this practice does not represent any risk of contracting Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), which require intimate contact, it does represent a risk on a psychological level, keeping you from living a normal life, which is why you should seek psychological help.
However, some dermatologists confirm that by performing this practice you could contract impetigo, bullous impetigo, folliculitis, furunculosis or scabies, the latter is produced by a mite that can survive several hours in a garment.
As in the book ‘Perfume’, by Patrick Süskind, the author expresses that odors evoke the privilege of invisibility. Before touch, smell is a messenger of an essence that disappears in the air, but has the power to remain engraved in the memory. Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, the protagonist of this story, does not give off any odor and was privileged with the exceptional gift of smell that allows him to perceive all the smells of the world.
Carlos expresses that “There is nothing sadder than those panties without smell” and assures that since women started to use panty liners they have lost their identity and their characteristic stamp, that delicious smell of woman.
Traducción del español: Catalina Oviedo Brugés.