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Old 01-24-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:01 PM
 
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I don't know, I see his point, but my mother's generation wore girdles on a regular basis and I don't remember any epidemic of bowel or digestive illnesses. Girdles were 10x more tight and uncomfortable than Spanx, IMO. I wore them for a Christmas party and didn't find them uncomfortable at all. Maybe some women are getting them TOO small.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:46 PM
 
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