Where to Wear a Girdle
(Lower Position or Upper Position)
Most middle aged men carry a few more pounds than they care to discuss,
and these pounds usually manifest themselves as "love handles"
at the top of their hips. FITNESS by Mike Mauney describes them
as "those annoying areas of fat that cover your oblique muscles on
the sides of your waist". They are called "love handles"
because they provide a soft place to rest one's hand while one's arm is
around a person.
One of the objectives of girdle wearing is to subdue those love handles
and to create a smoother figure.
|Surely, not all men have love handles, but through observations
at a local fitness center, it is quite apparent that love handles
are the norm rather than the exception. Notice the love handles in
the left photo and the smoothing effect of the girdle on the right.
Relative to Natural Waistline
The HWLLPG can be worn in two positions on the body. This is true for
both men and women. The following definitions of "positions"
is solely my own, and you will not find reference to these positions anywhere
else on the Internet.
The entire waistband is completely above the bodie's natural waistline.
The top of the waistband may even rest on the lower ribs. On a
man, this can only be accomplished with the tallest of girdles.
A girdle in this position provides the best back support and the
least chance of waistband roll.
Man wearing girdle with waistband completely above the natural
waistline as marked. (I installed the waistband on this
Woman wearing girdle
in same position.
The entire waistband sits directly on the love handles with the
top of the waistband sitting exactly on the natural waistline. Shorter
HWLLPG's are generally worn in this position. This is a comfortable
position, however, back support is not as good as with a girdle
worn in the Upper Position. Notice the girdles in the lower position
in the photos below.
Man wearing girdle exactly on the natural waistline as marked.
Woman wearing girdle in same position, exactly at the natural
Is there a preferred position?
Yes, the upper position definitely provides better back support, creates
a smoother figure, and eliminates waistband roll. However, there are no
rules, i.e. where you wear a girdle is entirely up to you.