G-Strings – The Pros and Cons

G-Strings. Otherwise known as “thongs”, you either love them or hate them.

I have to admit, I am a fan – and have been for the last two decades, when I discovered them at the age of nineteen. My mother was confused by this. My grandmother was scandalised. They could never see how it could possibly be comfortable – or what the point was if my butt wasn’t covered.

But therein lies the whole point. Don’t get me wrong; I do like big “Bridget Jones” undies under certain circumstances. Like in winter. Or when the tummy absolutely MUST be given a little extra help at being sucked in. But come summer, when it’s hot, or when thinner clothing might display the dreaded visible panty line, there’s nothing better than a G-string.

Some ladies might say going commando in these circumstances is the better option. Um, no. I’m afraid I just can’t do that. It seems, somehow, totally unhygienic…

For the uninitiated, a g-string (or thong) is an undergarment which covers the pubis and the genitals, passes between the buttocks, and is attached to a thin band which runs around the hips. It was first invented in its modern form during the age of jazz, when it was worn for modesty by burlesque dancers.

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So what are the pros and cons of wearing g-strings?

Pros:

• Feels like wearing nothing if the correct size is worn
• No visible panty line
• Can look and feel very sexy
• Can be cooler in hot weather
• Can be incredibly comfortable
• Guys tend to love them

Cons:

• Can be uncomfortable or even painful if the incorrect size is chosen
• Should not be worn every single day
• Under some garments, your butt might get rubbed or irritated – for example, rough or heavy jeans
• They are not going to absorb sweat on a hot day like briefs will
• Worn with pants that sit on the hips, you may be able to see the thong above the waistline – not a good look

Tips to Successfully Wearing a G-String

• Always choose a cotton garment, or at the very least, one with a cotton gusset
• Change regularly – at least every day.
• Choose a size larger than your normal underwear – this is both more comfortable as well as more sanitary
• Accept that it can take some getting used to
• Accept that wearing a lace thong might defeat the purpose of wearing them insofar as the visible panty line – like lace bras, lace on a thong will often show its texture through clothing
• Don’t wear a g-string every day
• Never wear a thong for sleeping at night
• Avoid wearing a thong when menstruating
• Avoid wearing a thong for long trips, like flying