Have you ever tried on a body-fitting dress and feared that your panty lines would be visible from behind? Well, thongs took over the lingerie market as soon as the 70s saw Rudi’s breezy and bun-blowing creation! Thongs were invented to precisely rescue you from the ultimate horror of visible panty lines (VLPs), and not to mention, to turn up the heat in the bedroom as well! 

When speaking about sexy underwear, there is more than simply awarding sex appeal to thongs and g-strings! Apart from wearing it in the bedroom, a thong can be worn with utmost ease and comfort at the beach (including glares from the beach patrol) as well as at home or the gym. But the main question arises here – is switching to a thong from an elastic, stretchable, and bum-covering briefs or panty worth baring the struggle? 

Shifting to thongs from briefs and panties requires a major seal of approval from the crotch (and the partner, of course! Wink wink! To help you in making the ultimate decision, we have mentioned ten things that women need to know about thongs and why they should welcome them in their wardrobes without any fear!

G-strings are Different from Thongs!

Complete game-changer, right? The lingerie industry thrives on sexy underwear which might appear the same, but declare it to be a sin if you take their terms wrong. 

A thong is a piece of underwear that looks pretty similar to a skimpy bikini but contrastingly, has a small patch of fabric for covering the part between your bum cheeks. 

A G-string, on the other hand, enables you to bare it all by minimising the piece of fabric covering your pubes in the front. But the g-string doesn’t stop there! With a quarter-inch of fabric in the name of a skimpy back strap, a g-string knows pretty well how to stir up the heat in your bedroom! 

No Visible Panty Lines

Wearing skin-tight jeans or skin-fitted body-suits has become a breeze – quite literally; thanks to the skimpy string clutching your bum crack. With fabric as soft as cotton, satin, lace, and silk, a thong is the only piece of underwear that apart from its various styles, has unlimited but overwhelming options! 

Also, as you grow, your bottom starts to become wider and rounder, not to mention thicker! Wearing a thong underneath your clothes will allow you to slip into your everyday clothes, and who knows, help you to slide right into your tighter and outgrown ones! 

Thongs Redefine Comfort! 

Also, with panty lines completely non-existent, a thong liberates the stretch marks that would be otherwise evident on your bum and waist in your plain old knickers. A thong allows you to breathe comfort, style and liberation and doesn’t ride up or peek when you bend or exert for work! 

Plus, a thong helps you to divert unwanted gazes at all times. No more visible panty lines or policing by the fashion patrol on how to wear your basic underwear! 

Are thongs Hygienic?

With the bum hole acting as a highway for transmitting infections to your urethra or vagina, a thong usually has a bad reputation when it comes to considering them for hygienic wear. Since thongs predispose to bacterial infections, particularly for the urinary tract, it is better to consider wearing them after you’ve made peace with your body’s immunity. 

Not all women report of getting closer to infection city after wearing thongs, but if your immunity is challenged, then the g-string might not be for you.

Choose your Material Wisely

As mentioned earlier, the lingerie market has crashed the jackpot by weaving thongs in fabrics that are soft to touch and petite to wear. Cotton is the primary contender of our wish list, mainly due to two reasons! 

One, cotton thongs are soft and breathable, and two, they allow moisture to evaporate that can serve as a breeding ground for bacteria otherwise. Contrastingly, satin and silk are quite popular but only because they cast a long-lasting impression, and are easier to come off!

Don’t wear a Thong when you’re Sick!

If you’re already battling those cruel cold germs, try to cull those thongs from your drawer and slip into briefs or knickers. Once your thong gets the hang of your poor germs, your outer ‘sex and the city’ will soon channel itself towards ‘sex and the infection city’ instead! Once a urinary tract infection (UTI) adheres to your already deteriorating immunity, it will much longer before the chivalry can battle against the foul enemies!

Don’t wear them to the Gym!

But here’s a twist and a prime concern especially if you’re considering wearing VPL-liberating g-strings! Wearing a thong to the gym spells risk in bold letters – even though they let you strut your yoga pants in style. 

While working out, the skimpy piece of g-string can override the vulva and lead to massive irritation. When the vulva is irritated, bacteria can spread to the delicate skin of the vagina, leading to an infection. Try to keep your thongs at home and change into comfortable knickers until you are done with your physical activity at the gym. Sure, your knickers might hold your sweat in one place, but you’ll be free from infections, itchiness, and redness.

Wear a size larger

We understand the charm of wearing a size smaller than your actual size, especially when considering body-knit suits and ribbed sweaters. But, if you don’t want the straps of your g-string to gnaw fiercely at your butt crack, it’s better to get a size larger than your actual size. Free yourself from constantly adjusting your thongs’ straps, not to mention from the routine policing by the fashion brigade.

Always Remember to Apply Sunscreen on your behind

You might not be used to applying sunscreen on your back end, but if you’re considering wearing your thong to the beach, beware of sunburns or shall we say, sun-bums, instead? Also, a thong exposes more rear skin than your average skimpy bikini with the g-string almost baring it all in the front! While most public beaches will ban you from wearing a g-string to the beach, a thong, on the other hand, is considered ‘safe’ and ‘permitted’.

If you’re conscious of the hair on your body, you might want to opt for a Brazilian wax frequently to keep your thong-game up at the beach. But getting a bikini wax before heading to the beach every weekend might get a little bit heavy on your budget, as the treatment can range from $35 to $75 anywhere. You can either do your bikini wax at home, take turns with your friends, or get an epilator for removing the excess hair down there! 

Designed for Everyone

Don’t trust the conventional beauty industry that sparks hatred for our ‘thick’ bodies. If you have a round bottom, consider getting yourself a thong – not out of spite – but because you can pull it off better than anyone else! 

Since a thong helps to elaborate your figure, flaunt your stretch marks with confidence and feel super sexy within your skin. A thong helps us to redefine our body language and comfort with the utmost demeanor. If wearing one makes you feel empowered, then it’s surely serving its purpose! Go ahead, strut your stuff, and flaunt what you’ve got!

Conclusion

Thong is a piece of underwear that appears like a skimpy bikini bottom, and covers the crotch very graciously from the front but leaves both of your bum cheeks exposed from the behind! With a skimpy string passing through the buttocks, a thong is a wardrobe essential and not restricted to either men or women! From crotch-covering V-strings to bare-it-all G-strings, thongs take the room – or in other words, give us the room – for being the sexiest yet skimpiest pieces of underwear today.

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