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.


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


• 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


• 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