The antithesis to period pants, these are the expensive, silky, saucy scraps of lingerie, no less revealing than a shoe-lace, but hugely more erotic, that women keep in the front of their drawers awaiting being donned for a “date” or any occasion where the woman has pre-planned that she might ‘put out’.

They live at the front of the drawer because, whenever we women re-arrange our drawers we like to place them in our direct line of sight, thus creating an impression to ourselves (and any men who might glimpse the sanctum sanctorum of our knicker drawer) that we are beautiful and perfect creatures who wear only the finest underwear, and certainly do not own any period pants.