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My office was very cold today and I
discovered something about my body. I
have a heat-regulation area right in back
of my iliac crests on my lower back.
extend from the lumbar vertebrae out to
the outside of my hip and I can cover
up with two hands slid off the back of my
hips with the fingers almost touching my
spine and the thumbs pointing
downward. If they are uncovered I
get chilled really easily and I get a
sensation all over my body. If they are
covered up I feel fine even when the
temperature in the room is really low.
I don't know if I am sick or have an
unusual body structure but if I am not
other people have this same heat
regulating area maybe it would make
sense to have hip-muffs. These could be
elastic bands that stretch around the
with furry parts right over the iliac crest
area of the lower back.
I guess this is why men used to wear
pants up above their hips -- to keep this
area warm. Also the preppy sweater tied
around the hips keeps this area warm.
Neoprene Lumbar Support
For cosy kidneys [wagster, Feb 08 2006]
The topless towers of Ilium
[pertinax, Nov 23 2007]
||Don't you already got an (inner) hip muff?
||Mine doesn't seem to work very well.
||Perhaps you should get it re-sleeved.
||This area of your body is a high-volume heat transfer area, being close to your core.
||Are you talking about your butt cheeks? I agree it is chilly to have them uncovered. But the wonderful feeling of freedom may be worth it.
||Sort of baked. I used to have back problems and wore a neoprene lumbar support belt whenever I was doing any lifting. I noticed that it also kept that region nice and cosy, having a huge knock-on effect on my overall warmth. I now wear it when the weather gets really bitter even though my back has pretty much recovered.
||WIFRT I thought this was going to be about that notorious nightspot "The Topless Towers of Ilium" (see link).
||Baked - google "Kidney Belt". Bikers wear 'em. There are also ski-jackets available with a fluffy "muff" inside in the kidney region for the same reason.
||One assumes that it is not the 'vulgar slang' meaning of muff as indicated by 'The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition'