With 1,028 stores and $4,018,000,000 in net sales, Victoria’s Secret makes it clear that a lot of women are purchasing lingerie! For whom are they buying it? Themselves or their honeys?
I am married to the odd man out — a guy who doesn’t particularly care much for black lace teddies or see-through nightgowns. His basic opinion is that “Naked is always in fashion.” So whatever I’ve been wearing — whether little black dress or yard work overalls — as long as I strip down to bare skin when I get to the bedroom, he’s there.
I’ve had plenty of friends, however, who shop with their husbands or have their husbands shop for them to find that sexy ensemble that will stimulate his sight and make her feel like a personal pin-up. Some women suggest that the best way to choose lingerie is to throw it willy-nilly on the floor and see how it looks lying there, since that is where it will end up within a scant five minutes anyway. (A friend of mine calls it “the carpet test.”)
So why are guys so titillated by the nightie or the nudie? God made men visual! They are also fairly single-minded. Put a beautiful woman in front of your husband (and believe me, in a nightgown or naked, you are beautiful to him) and he can focus on that pretty sight. (Well, unless you start your stripper routine between him and the television in the last three minutes of the Super Bowl.)
Why did God make men so visual? Was it so that we gals would spend an inordinate amount of time warding off the creepy guys who undress us with their eyes in that split-second, north-to-south scan they naturally do so well? Was it so that we could repeat the line, “My eyes are up here, buddy,” over and over to our high school prom date? Was it so that we couldn’t walk through the bedroom in our pretty panties and bra without being accosted by the frenzied fingers of our faithful husband?
I’ve read a lot on this subject, and the only thing I can say without a doubt is that God did indeed make men acutely aware of beautiful women in their midst. Perhaps it is so that husbands will cherish the beauty of their wives and treasure them like fine rubies.
Unfortunately, Satan takes what God has created and tries to twist it into something else, which means that men can struggle with wandering eyes. Letting him see more of you than he sees of anyone else can help your hubby keep his focus where it should be.
For those of you tired of feeling like a pork chop that has your tail-wagging husband panting and licking his lips like a bloodhound, talk to a wife whose is beauty is never appreciated by her husband; whose husband does not pursue her or compliment her attractiveness; who has begged God in prayer after prayer to have what you have — a husband who desires her. She would love to have what you have.
Now I am NOT condoning the husband who ignores his wife every other time and only glimpses in her direction when she unveils her Vicky Secret purchase. I presume that everyone reading this understands that is flat-out insulting. (If you don’t, I will repeat: INSULTING!)
But wives could do something to keep their husbands’ eyes on their prize by polishing up the trophy now and then and showing it off. Invest in yourself a little with a nice nightie. Even if your husband doesn’t care, it might make you feel a little sexier. (It does for me.) You don’t have to visit the pricier lingerie stores; they are plenty of sexy choices at your local Target or Wal-Mart or in the clearance rack of your department store.
Everybody understands the principle of appreciating the gift inside a box more than the box itself. But a nicely wrapped package catches the eye. Ladies, get your nightie or your nudie on. And men, check out that perfectly wrapped present that God gave you. Then send a thank-you note to God for what’s on the outside and the inside.