EVER noticed that there is a tiny pocket inside women’s knickers and wondered what it is for?
It turns out that the secret compartment is not for storing small items, but is actually for hygiene purposes.
Ever noticed the secret ‘pouch’ inside knickers? No, it is not for storing items[/caption]
The “pocket” is in fact the gusset of her underwear.
Gussets are often made with moisture-wicking breathable fabric such as cotton which helps to keep the genitals dry and ventilated.
They also are highly absorbent and prevent friction as well as reducing the risk of infection.
Synthetic materials don’t provide protection against rubbing, sweat and bacteria, so the cotton insert can be key.
Last year, Stacey Solomon was left baffled over the “secret noonie pockets” she discovered in all of her underwear.
Taking to her Instagram story, the mum-of-three posted a video of her swimming costume, pointing out the small insert in the lining of her pants.
Speaking in the video, she asked: “I have been putting away my washing and I just have to know this.
“I am going to use my swimming costume because no one want to see the inside of my knickers, but on the inside of my knickers there is a secret pocket right on the noonie.
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“Like a secret noonie compartment. What is it for? Am I missing out on something? Should I be putting something in there?
“I just need to know what it’s for, why is it on every single pair? What does it mean?”
In her final clip, Stacey can be seen jokingly slipping mini Daim bars into the “noonie pocket.”
She joked: “No matter what this secret noonie pocket is for, I know exactly what’s going in mine. I’ve got a noonie Daim bar stash.”
The material flap is called a ‘gusset’ and is used for hygiene purposes[/caption]