Thong underwear can be tricky to wear and take some getting used to. If you're ready for a change in the underpants department or simply want to improve your thong-wearing experience, follow these instructions on how to properly wear thong underwear.
Buy the right thong. A major factor in being able to wear a thong properly is making sure it’s an excellent fit. Since you probably won’t be able to try it on before buying it, this can be a challenge. An undersized thong will dig into you uncomfortably, whereas an oversized thong can come up too high on your body and stick out of your pants or skirt. One way of dealing with this is to buy a low-rise thong one size up from what you’re used to wearing. (In fact, unless you wear high pants and skirts or specifically want to achieve the “whale-tail” look, you should always try to buy low-rise thongs.) Start with one pair and test it for a week before you buy any more.
For everyday use, look for something that's simple and comfortable. Avoid lace (it can be itchy) and stick with plain cotton or seamless microfiber to start with.
Put your thong on as comfortably as possible. Step into it as you would a pair of regular underwear and adjust the top until it is at a comfortable height and doesn’t dig uncomfortably into your front- or backside. The side straps should sit slightly below the top of your jeans and pants. Once it’s in place, your thong should not feel tight and cutting; it should lay smoothly.
Test your thong around the house. Don't try wearing a thong for the first time in an unfamiliar place, which can make you self-conscious and give you an inaccurate impression of your new purchase. Wearing your thong around the house (so you can easily adjust it when it gets uncomfortable) is the best option when starting out.
Make sure your thong doesn’t rise above your belt line. Sit down, bend over, squat, and do other similar movements in front of a mirror to test whether or not your thong becomes visible. If whale tail is a recurring problem, you might need to try a different size or model, avoid low-rise jeans, wear a belt, or simply cover that area with a long shirt. Even so, it’s good to be prepared for making quick adjustment while you’re in public. As you sit down, subtly reach around to the back of your beltline and check if your thong is sticking out. If it’s exposed, quickly tuck it back in pull your shirt down to cover the area.
Get used to wearing a thong. The tricky part is getting used to the fact that part of the underwear is wedged between your cheeks. However, if it’s a good size and you’ve put it on the right way, it should not cause any discomfort. Wear it for an hour or so then take it off. The next day, wear it for several hours (or more if you feel comfortable enough to do so). Work up to wearing it for a whole day. Once you become comfortable wearing your test thong, you can start to buy more elaborate models that have patterns, lace, and other designs.
This video gives you a step by step guide on how to choose the right thong for you and how to wear it properly.
- Thongs are better to wear with tight dresses or pants because they leave no panty lines. Butts with "panty-line-itis" are often seen as frumpy (though there are exceptions).
- In certain parts of the world, a thong is called a "g-string" or a “tanga.” If you ask for a thong in Australia, the shop assistant will send you to the footwear department!
- Don't buy super tight ones, because they will be very uncomfortable in the bum and genital area.
- Put the back part deep into your "bum".
- Avoid getting lace. It itches and feels really weird. Get a softer fabric such as cotton.
- Avoid thongs if you're prone to hemorrhoids.
- Be aware that thongs can cost a lot of money.
- Thongs can cause urinary tract infections because the string transports bacteria. If you are prone to UTIs or other infections, avoid thongs.