Connect with us

Other News

Beware of your underwear

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published

 on 

Beware of your underwear | Thaiger

BANGKOK:The government has issued a warning advising women to beware of underwear vendors who claim their expensive, tight-fitting panties can melt away fat and cure a host of diseases. Despite the underwear being sold at more than 10,000 baht a pair, a number of young women have already fallen victim to the spurious claims. Direct salespeople sell the undies using high-pressure tactics, including claims they are made of a “special synthetic fiber”. This fiber, it is claimed, not only improves the figure but also puts a shine in the wearer’s complexion. It is not clear, however, whether it is the skin on the buyer’s face or rear end that is supposed to glow as a result. But now the dreams of would-be miracle knicker-wearers have been smashed. A Ministry of Public Health spokeswoman said that medical science has never come up with underwear that could boost the complexion – or cure diseases. She also pointed out that obesity can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, cautioning that wearing extra-tight underwear, far from leading to miracle cures, can actually exacerbate medical problems and may lead to scarring.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Indonesia22 mins ago

Earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia

Thailand40 mins ago

Thailand News Today | More Dark red zones, ‘coup rumour’ quashed | August 2

Thailand1 hour ago

Man arrested for allegedly robbing 7-Eleven stores in Bangkok to pay off gambling debt

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Thailand2 hours ago

Protestors fill Bangkok streets to protest Prayut, many protest leaders present

Crime2 hours ago

Teenagers arrested for allegedly running underage prostitution racket

Thailand3 hours ago

PM’s daughters get letter asking them to tell their father to resign

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Monday Covid Update: 17,970 new cases, provincial totals

News4 hours ago

Police bust gambling operations in Bangkok and Kamphaeng Phet

Best of4 hours ago

Chiang Mai’s 5 best eco-friendly hotels

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

‘Dark red’ curfews, interprovincial public transport ban possibly until Aug 31 – CCSA

Thailand5 hours ago

The Thaiger launches the ‘I Am Strong’ campaign

Chon Buri6 hours ago

Narcolepsy suspected as cause of car accident in Chon Buri

Best of6 hours ago

Top 5 hair salons in Bangkok

Coronavirus (Covid-19)6 hours ago

Healthcare worker pleads with PM to set up “war room” to manage pandemic

Best of6 hours ago

The best backpacker hostels in Phuket

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending