This text is devoted to conceptualisation of «private object» as a social
phenomenon and to the analysis of underwear as a private object in Soviet culture.
The question is whether Soviet underwear was a private object or it wasn't. Some
features of private object are determined — first, private objects are hidden
in personal space, second, they have only one owner, and, third, they should reflect
the individuality of its owner. As data shows, Soviet underwear was not a private
object in normative sense. The question is why and when the features listed above
differed from normative model in the case of underwear in Soviet culture.