Horse in Nylon Socks – What For?

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This horse is wearing nylon socks for a very practical reason.

You may see this horse in nylon socks and wonder if this is a prank. Or, is this an attempt to start a new “trend” like those poor canines in Asia wearing pantyhose because of some immature teen’s experiment?

No!  Not at all.

Turns out that this is actually a method to keep the flies off the healing wounds on horse’s legs.  For whatever reason this animal has abrasions or something of this sort on the lower legs and needs to keep it infection-free.

If you own a horse, keep this in mind and don’t throw out your old torn pantyhose.  You may need it to protect your horse’s skin from the bugs.

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Man Enough for Mantyhose?

by Jackie Noah, staff writer

560-with-shorts-on-stool.jpgCalling all guys who have thought about trying on women’s pantyhose but haven’t gotten the nerve!  (Come on out, fellas, I know you’re in there!)

Many of you are attracted to the look and feel of nylon pantyhose on a woman’s legs, and have wondered what it would feel like on your own legs.

Perhaps your attraction to pantyhose is strong enough to be classified as a fetish…   if that is the case, go ahead and indulge yourself – many male fans of Fantasy Stockings have told me the sensation they get from wearing and walking around in women’s pantyhose is “sheer” ecstasy! Words like, “sensual” “ecstatic” “undulation” “electric” roll off their lips…

Okay, so what is holding you back? Need another reason to open up a pack and give it a try? Health benefits! Traditionally, wearing support hose has been  for “women only”, although the health benefits of slipping into a pair cut across gender lines.

Steve Newman is spokesman for  “ActivSkin Men’s Legwear”, a product line of G. Lieberman & Son’s of Granville Ohio, USA.  Family owned for four generations,  Lieberman & Sons (GLS Hosiery) has been discretely offering its hosiery to men since 1920. Steve was recently interviewed by Gail Hogan on Columbus Ohio’s WNBC-4 TV.

Steve told Gail, “… up to forty five percent of men experience vein insufficiencies in the legs and the medical industry has largely ignored that.”

Okay, so what is the concept? “… A lot of our products are support style hosiery, which compresses the legs, which compresses the veins, and helps the little valves in your veins pump the blood up out of your legs and return it to your heart”, says Steve.

What about the public mindset that legwear is for women only?  “We at ActivSkin have been doing our part to publicize legwear as a men’s or unisex garment and as we do, more and more men are becoming comfortable wearing them, at least under long pants. I am probably the poster boy for men’s legwear, so I try to advertise it everywhere I go.”  (Steve was wearing a pair of transparent hose under his khaki shorts for the TV interview.)

Steve finished by saying that in addition to helping blood circulation, the hosiery also creates muscle compression which increases stamina and reduces fatigue. ActivSkin products are designed for men’s body proportions, and they have a fly opening in the front.

ActiveSkin products aren’t available in retail outlets, but you can view the extensive catalog online at, and make purchases… they have a PayPal account.

590-592-inset.jpgA frequently asked question by potential buyers who are still sensitive about receiving what is essentially a pair of pantyhose in the mail: “HOW IS IT PACKAGED???”

This fun answer, from the website:

We know that if we packaged our legwear in pink envelopes with big bright red letters that said, “Here’s the pantyhose you ordered, Mister!” that wouldn’t get us a lot of happy customers or repeat business. So, we send our orders in plain envelopes that don’t advertise anything about the contents. Even though we’re proud of our products, we recognize that some people might be sensitive about others knowing what they wear, so we try to be as discreet as we can.  For orders outside the USA we are required to declare the contents on a customs form, and it is usually identified simply as “clothing”.

So there you are, boys! Whatever your reasons for being reluctant to take the plunge and slip into a pair of pantyhose, there are ample reasons to put aside your hesitation and try what could become an important part of your evolving unisex wardrobe!


Steve Newman’s blog:   ActivSkin store:


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