Underwear has come a long way from its original purpose of promoting good hygiene. Over the years, designers have pushed the limits of this garment and explored its contribution to aesthetics and sexuality. Underwear now comes in a wide array of choices that cater to everyone’s preferences.
Women’s underwear comes in almost every style and color imaginable. Some are stylish enough to be worn out in public. Those looking for comfort turn to cotton boxer briefs and panties, but a growing number of women prefer to wear thongs, a garment that resembles a bikini bottom in front with barely any cloth at the back. Thongs are a bit intimidating for women who are not used to them.
Regardless, women go for this instead of standard underwear for several reasons. There are barely any panty lines visible on form-fitting skirts and pants. It also enhances one’s figure and makes the wearer feel sexy.
What’s Wrong With Thongs?
You’re probably wondering what the huge fuss is around thongs. It can be awkward and uncomfortable for first-time wearers, despite its claim of added confidence and sexiness. They may feel like getting a wedgie constantly. Admittedly, imagining the G-string so far up your butt the entire time you’re moving around isn’t as appealing as invisible panty lines or relief during warm weather.
But is it truly as uncomfortable as it seems? If so, is there anything you can do to get rid of the discomfort? Fortunately, there are tips available to make that happen.
- Know Its Different Styles
If you’re a first-timer looking into wearing thongs, you probably don’t know about the different types of g-strings available in the market, such as:
- Traditional Thong. This type is better for those who are always on the move because it provides more support compared to others. However, because of the thickness of the strap that goes between your butt, you’re more likely to feel a wedgie.
- G-String. Compared to a thong, a G-string’s rear strap is much thinner. If you wear the right size, you’ll barely feel it in your rear; but it does offer less support than the traditional thong.
- Tanga Or Samba Thong. If you’re looking for more coverage, you might like wearing samba thongs. They have a thick waistband and fabric covering the upper half of your rear while leaving the rest of your butt exposed.
So, depending on why you’re wearing them in the first place, acknowledging these different types of thongs should influence your decision.
- Be Mindful Of Its Fabric
Much like other garments, a thong’s fabrics could either make or break your entire experience wearing them. They come in different fabrics like cotton, silk, or lace, with cotton coming highly recommended for comfort as well as how easy it is to wash.
On the other hand, lace may seem more pleasing to the eye, but it’s not ideal for long wear. Its texture makes one prone to chafing. Therefore, your best options should be silk or satin for a soft and gentle experience on your skin.
- Pick The Right Size
If you thought your normal underwear size would be similar to the size of your thong, think again. Since it’s a different design altogether, thongs offer as little as its coverage when it comes to any room for error. If you opt for a larger size, it may be too loose that it slips down, or the waistband might rise above your belt line. But go too small, and you might have a painful experience.
Start with a size larger than your normal underwear size. Make rough estimates of your measurements by aligning its dimensions properly, first and foremost. Even though it might feel weird at first, always make sure the rear strap goes between your butt. If you notice it slightly leaning left or right, that’s the strap aligning to your spine. Don’t line it up ‘properly,’ or else it’ll give you that awful sensation of getting a wedgie.
While you fit it, move around to get used to the thongs. After all, even though there’s a right way to wear it, you can’t avoid the initial discomfort since it’s different from your typical underwear.
- Don’t Pull Too Hard
Because it doesn’t have any rear support, you might feel conscious of how thongs settle around your waist. To compensate, you might be going to the bathroom a lot to pull the waistband higher. However, instead of helping, this can leave you hurtling straight towards discomfort.
Once you wear your thongs, leave them up to their natural rise. As long as you pick the perfect size, it’s unlikely to slip. Furthermore, pulling it above your belt line only stretches out its waistband. If that happens, only then will your thongs slip, even when it has your measurements down perfectly.
- Smooth Out The Waistband
Unlike traditional thongs or normal underwear, there’s a high possibility for G-strings to get their waistbands all twisted up while you’re wearing it. After all, it doesn’t have much support. So, if you keep moving around, you’re bound to feel your waistband twisting, and once that happens, it hardens the thongs’ fabric, leading to discomfort.
Fortunately, all you need to do is flatten your waistband once more. And besides the uncomfortable stiffness, it’s easy to determine when your thongs are on their way to rolling up by feeling them out, even while wearing pants or a skirt. Once you feel signs of it twisting, simply pat them down or subtly smooth them out to keep it from getting worse.
In terms of comfort and style, underwear has come a long way. Though they are meant to be worn under clothing, there’s no harm in wanting to look sexy in private. And you should not be ashamed to try out new styles like thongs. Don’t be intimidated by their shape. Remember our tips above to stay comfortable while wearing thongs. Sure, you might feel a bit of discomfort at the beginning, but when you get used to it, you’ll benefit from all of its perks.