Playboy Lizzy Caplan Masters of Sex

Lizzy Caplan talks about her unmentionables in the July issue of Playboy magazine. She was such a tomboy growing up that she wore old sneakers under her prom dress but she’s since gotten in touch with her feminine side. Caplan credits her role as real-life sex researcher Virginia E. Johnson on the 60s period drama Masters of Sex.

“The show helped,” Caplan explained. “Every single day I wear these long-line bras and girdles and stockings that I put into garter clips—just like your mom used to wear. That makes me feel like a woman before I even go into hair and makeup. I wore panty hose and tights when I was younger, but not stockings, which are very elegant. I like jeans and T-shirts, so I don’t know if I would have matured into my womanhood, as queer as that sounds, without this job. Or maybe I’m just at the age when this starts to happen to all of us career tomboys. I’ll credit the show.”

Despite her newfound femininity, Caplan says she doesn’t wear sexy lingerie all the time and neither do most women (GASP).

“I’ve always found it hilarious how guys are shocked when they see what’s in girls’ underwear drawers: It’s the underwear we wear when you’re not going to see us,” she revealed. “I do have some going-out underwear, but I’m really not into dropping a lot of coins on sexy lingerie. I love lingerie, but it’s more for me and for showing other girls. Guys, I’ve realized, can find anything sexy.”

She went on to say that the way to her heart is what’s in your pants.

“I like when guys don’t wear those boxer briefs that go to mid-thigh and look like bike shorts. It’s harder and harder to find. They’re very popular, but I think they look stupid. I prefer old-fashioned tighty-whities or even just boxer shorts. When you discover a man who wears tighty-whities, you hold on to him. It’s so old-school. They’re great.”

Caplan may like tighty-whities but she prefers a dark sense of humor. Unfortunately, you’ll have a hard time showing her your funny bone. She actively avoids social media so not to reveal too much about herself.

“The less people know about me, the better I’m allowed to be at my job,” the actress explained.

Masters of Sex season 3 premieres Tuesday 10PM, July 12 on Showtime.

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