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You Asked: Can I Recycle?

Dear Sugar --

Since you are the Love & Sex expert, I thought I'd ask your opinion on this subject. Is it in bad taste to use lingerie from a previous relationship with your new partner? I have some great pieces and I'd hate to give them up, but I can't decide whether or not that's tacky. I was wondering what all of the Sugar ladies (and gentlemen) out there thought. Any suggestions? -- Economic Erin

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Dear Economic Erin --

Building a lingerie wardrobe takes a lot of money and time, so I happen to feel that recycling it isn't the slightest bit tacky. Lingerie is like clothing, so ask yourself, would you feel bad wearing one of your favorite sexy dresses with a new boyfriend that you wore with an ex-boyfriend?

If you bought special lingerie for an anniversary or birthday, you might want to keep those in the back of your drawer if it will remind you of your past relationship. Re-wearing lingerie is a completely personal decision so if you're going to feel uncomfortable about it, I would use this time as an excuse to shop for more - a woman can never have too much!


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