|One issue that belly dancers think about is, "What should I wear under my skirt?" or "Gasp, is she wearing anything under that? Did I just glimpse a body part that shouldn't be seen in public?" or "As the organizer of an event, do I need to put a line on my performer guidelines that states all performers must wear underpants to avoid a repeat of an unmentionable event that occurred last year?" This silly little poem is dedicated to Saqra, Rachel, and every other dancer I know who has grappled with underwear issues.|
The costume isnt finished til the underwear is
Most belly dancers want to please the women and the girls.
And so we speak of panties, of underwear and thong.
So do we risk a line of dampness caused by butt crack sweat?
We used to think we had it solved by wearing harem pants.
Now, once the pantaloons are gone, the panties take their
The black thong is mistaken for shadows and for hair,
We look for inspiration to the East, the rising sun.
But this is just a current fad, a fad that soon will pass.
A flowing skirt works well with matching colored briefs below,
Well, certain skirts defy all hope of wearing briefs beneath.
So some wear briefs and some wear thongs and some wear none
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