Would You Bring Worn Underwear to a Dry Cleaner?

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Would You Bring Worn Underwear to a Dry Cleaner?

Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
I just bought a cute set of silk panties here, you know the one with the silk bow in the back. Well, as I looked at the tab, it said 'Dry Clean'. Hmmm, what?

Maybe it's been too long since I bought some fancy underwear, and that it's been too long since I cleaned clothes other than with a delicate cycle, and that my reaction is odd. Still I'm not interested, and I want to know if anyone got suggestions as to bypass cleaning silk panties with dry cleaning? Would handwash still work?

The poll question is this, would you bring your underwear to a dry cleaner? Corsets, busters, bras, panties, and the like.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes.
Sir , joja , deltalima , MuffysPinguLove , EndlessFrost , Madeira , Lif3sambiguity , G.L. Morrison , cburger , Ms. Spice , Cherry21
11
No.
Victoria , Chilipepper , Rossie , Sammi , Miss Cinnamon , Annemarie , jakjak , ~LaUr3n~ , Sundae , Liz2 , P'Gell , fatesrelease , PassionQT , Midway through , LiftedUp , 00 , Alura Une , Lady Venus , AVDisco , XXXXXXXXXXXXX , Splendwhore , Jenna.J.Ross , her.royal.redness , sextoygeek , Hot'n'Bothered , VieuxCarre , Persephone Nightmare , lamira , SomewhatSomewhere , Miss Naughty Kitty , nolongerhere , SexyySarah , sasweetheart89 , RadRach , ToyGeek , leatherlover , gothikstars , Shellz31 , staceejaxxx , BluePixi , sbon , northstar , darthkitt3n , Lady Marmelade , cinnie0 , Hadespark , Xavier7 , potstickers , Enchantedkitty , Fullbeauty , liilii080 , tickle me pink , married with children , wetone123 , oopsy , LittleBird , sarki , GravyCakes , MaryExy , slynch , Missmarc , Lindsey123 , bayosgirl
63
Not sure.
El-Jaro , Kim! , buzzvibe , Sera , Envy , deltalima , chaos4fun , tits only , Miss Morphine , Taylor , Lummox , pinkcupcakes , Misfit Momma , bunny love , toxie m
15
Some, but not all.
Alicia , Tori Rebel , softcoeur , Red Vinyl Kitty , Nefarius , Beth D , kck , auburn87 , DeliciousSurprise , Love Buzz , gothikstars , dv8 , pinkcupcakes , ily , Mike Honcho
15
Other.
Sweet-Justice , Selective Sensualist , K101 , Rawhide
4
Total votes: 108 (105 voters)
Poll is closed
06/21/2010
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Alicia Alicia
What about those dry cleaning kits the "dryel" I think they're called? I wonder if those would work..
06/21/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'd be worried about the chemicals. Washing by hand is always a good choice.

I used to work with uniforms for a security company and dealt with dry cleaners, some skeazier than others.
06/21/2010
Victoria Victoria
Quote:
Originally posted by Alicia
What about those dry cleaning kits the "dryel" I think they're called? I wonder if those would work..
I was just going to suggest that! Exactly, use the home kit
06/21/2010
Alicia Alicia
Oh I wanted to add too, I said "some but not all" because I think a corsets and such would be different then worn panties. I don't think I could bring myself to bring in my dirty panties to a dry cleaner. I'd definitely have to try home cleaning for those type things!
06/21/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Lister: "You hang your underpants on coat hangers, don't you??"

That's what I think of when I hear about dry cleaning undergarments.
06/21/2010
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I'd be worried about the chemicals. Washing by hand is always a good choice.

I used to work with uniforms for a security company and dealt with dry cleaners, some skeazier than others.
Same thought came into my mind too. Cannot imagine how awful it will be to transfer chemical residues on to my most delicate area!
06/21/2010
softcoeur softcoeur
Hand washing is usually fine with most silk -- it is any sewn on items like bows, beads, etc. that you would have to be careful of. Some silk is even machine washable, but it really depends. I have a pair of silk cheekies that even though they say "dry clean" I actually machine wash, and they are totally fine after about 5 washes through warm/cold regular cycle and low cycle (though it would probably be better to air dry, I'm just lazy). So I think using something like Woolite and handwashing is probably fine.
06/21/2010
Sammi Sammi
There are very few things I take to the dry cleaners. Usually, I either very carefully wash "dry clean only" items either by hand or on the handwash cycle, or I use those dryel dryer sheets.
06/21/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
I've always hand-washed my silks. I've never taken anything to the dry cleaner, and I definitely wouldn't trust them with things like underwear. Then again, I'm paranoid when it comes to my lady parts, so maybe that's just me?
06/21/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Not necessary. You can wash and dry in a tied pillow case.
06/24/2010
Liz2 Liz2
I carefully hand wash, haven't had any problems. I have had damage when some lingerie is taken off by my b/f.
I just wouldn't want dry cleaning chemicals that close to my genitals!
06/24/2010
Sir Sir
Depends on the set, but I definitely would if need be. It's their job to wash it.
06/24/2010
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
If I *had* to because it was a corset or something, yes I would. For most other fine delicates, I would just throw it in a lingerie bag and drip dry.
06/24/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Personally, I'd hand wash it in delicate detergent, like Woolite or a few drops in a sink of water of my favorite scent of Bath and Body works body wash, and let it air dry.

I think even silk underwear can be hand washed. I just swish the water with the detergent in in through the clothing, let it sit for a while, swish again, rinse and gently squeeze (do not squeeze too hard) and then roll in a towel to absorb the excess water and then let air dry on a drying rack or a towel rack. It's always worked for me. Lie the underwear out the way they should look when they are drying, so they will dry in the right shape.
06/24/2010
fatesrelease fatesrelease
Dry cleaning regular clothes is expensive enough. Having to bring your dedicates to the dry cleaners too? No thank you!
07/08/2010
Gary Gary
I have never taken anything to a dry cleaner.
07/09/2010
Kim! Kim!
I really don't think I would unless it was crazy expensive but I'm not entirely sure. I do hand wash my bras but pretty much everything else that's delicate or dry clean only gets carefully machine washed and air dries.
07/09/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Gary
I have never taken anything to a dry cleaner.
Either do I. My wedding dress (more than 20 years old) is still hanging in the closet, ready to "go to the cleaners."
07/10/2010
joja joja
You can get a home dry-cleaning bag if you're too shy, but honestly? The people who work there have seen everything, I promise. Unless you have skid marks all over your underwear, I don't see a need to be worried.
07/24/2010
Midway through Midway through
I'd be too shy. No way would I take it out-I'd figure out something for at home.
07/24/2010
Beth D Beth D
I used to work at a RenFest, so I think there are somethings that just need to be cleaned by professionals. Like expensive corsets and the like.

Underpants? No way! It skeaves me out enough to think of some stranger touching my normal clothes, but I really don't like the idea of stranges touching my unmentionables. If it needs to be cleaned by a professional, I don't want it that badly!
07/24/2010
LiftedUp LiftedUp
For silks, you should really hand wash in a delicate/lingerie detergent, roll in a towel, then HANG to dry. Some people do wash them in lingerie bags in the washing machine, but it's up to you (probably dependent on how much they cost!). Either way, I would NOT put them in the dryer. The heat from the dryer can damage or weaken the silk filaments though, making the material much more prone to tearing.

As for letting some creep at the cleaners handle them? Heck no.
07/24/2010
buzzvibe buzzvibe
I wouldn't take anything that I could clean myself, and so far all of my underwear falls into that category. If I had nicer stiff that had to be dry cleaned, then yes I'd take it.
07/24/2010
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08/04/2010
Sera Sera
Quote:
Originally posted by Kynky Kytty
I just bought a cute set of silk panties here, you know the one with the silk bow in the back. Well, as I looked at the tab, it said 'Dry Clean'. Hmmm, what?

Maybe it's been too long since I bought some fancy underwear, and that ...
I don't think so. Would you? I normally wash stuff like that by hand.
08/11/2010
deltalima deltalima
I haven't dry cleaned underwear but if it states to dry clean only, then there should be no issue taking it in.
08/12/2010
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
Quote:
Originally posted by deltalima
I haven't dry cleaned underwear but if it states to dry clean only, then there should be no issue taking it in.
Yeah, but maybe the manufacturers didn't ask the dry cleaners' permission?
08/13/2010
Lady Venus Lady Venus
erm. no.
08/13/2010
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
Nah! That's what lingerie bags are for!
09/28/2010
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