Are silk panties better than cotton

Today, the choice of materials for panties is nearly endless. Here we take a look at silk panties and cotton panties. Which one is better for us to choose

What is cotton underwear?

First, let’s all agree on what we’re actually talking about. 

Cotton is a soft usually white fibrous substance composed of the hairs surrounding the seeds of various erect freely branching tropical plants. (P.S. We also just learned that “cottoned” also means “to come to understand,” as in, we’ve cottoned on to the fact that it’s not just about fabric. Who knew?)

Mood Fabrics describes cotton as being known for its absorbent qualities, noting that most cotton retains 24-27 times its own weight in water. While this is absorbent for a natural fiber, and a solid choice for underwear, we can expect more from silk.

What is silk underwear?

Like cotton, silk is a natural fiber. More specifically, it’s a “fine continuous protein fiber produced by various insect larvae usually for cocoons.” 

Its history, which dates back to the 27th century BC in China, shows that it has almost always been considered a luxury item. History of Clothing says it became very popular among high society, and that laws were made to regulate and limit the use of silk to the members of the imperial family.

Cotton is a popular fabric for panties. However, when compared to silk, there are some essential differences that give silk a distinct advantage. Silk fabric is gentle on the skin and silk is a protein-based fiber and is naturally moisturizing. Silk is also naturally hypoallergenic, non-irritating, and resistant to mold and mites. Finally, silk panties have excellent breathability.