Why is that word still being used?
It is a horrific word. Think about it.
You can't use it in a sentence without sounding like a pedophile. I promise.
Ladies, do any of you actually use that word? Because I don't know any ladies who do. In fact, all the ladies with whom I am acquainted feel the same way I do.
There are so many alternatives:
or get specific, i.e. thongs, boy shorts, etc.
THERE IS NO NEED FOR THE WORD PANTIES. None. At all.