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Sunday April 25, 2010|
More men going online to buy sexy lingerie
By YEE XIANG YUN
JOHOR BARU: You can get almost anything through the Internet and the latest craze among Malaysians is buying undergarments, or lingerie, online.
Many buyers are men, who prefer to purchase such stuff online to avoid the embarrassment when buying such clothing for their wives or girlfriends in public.
Some of the purchasers are even from Felda settlements, which have no access to shops selling such items.
Kate Yong, who owns an online lingerie shop called Sensual-Touche Blogshop, said more people were turning to online blogs to shop for lingerie, especially the exotic ones.
¡°I think most of them feel embarrassed to purchase these items from normal shops.
¡°Online shopping saves them the stares and curious looks,¡± she said, adding that her customers were mainly from Kuala Lumpur.
Another lingerie seller on eBay Malaysia said most of her buyers were males.
Meanwhile, Anna from the Straw-berry Swing Lingerie online shop, said it was harder to find affordable yet attractive lingerie in retail shops.
¡°Lingerie corsets are my online shop¡¯s hottest-selling items and I do get customers demanding for more corset designs, such as those with lace and leather,¡± she said, adding that corsets were usually expensive in retail shops.
Another reason people buy from online shops is because there are many designs to choose from, such as satin slips, corsets, two-piece sets and even those that come with whips, she said.
Meanwhile, researcher Logan Hisham, 27, said most of the designs found online were much more exotic and kinkier than those available at retail shops.
¡°With online shopping, we do not have any physical contact with the sellers so there is no room for judgment or embarrassment,¡± he added.