Your Thong Might Be Bad For Your Health
Source: Huffington Post (Opens in a new tab, window or screen.)
“That thong may be depositing colonic bacteria into your vagina or urethra.”
My ex used to call thongs “bum floss”, – and, although rude, that is right and is why we need to be very careful, clean and meticulous when wearing them.
The undies I wear are thongs more often than not. Especially in Summer but not exclusively.
For me, its not so much to avoid the panty lines. It’s because I have a certain sexy/flirty definition of shape in my bum and ordinary panties tend to compress that. To get the appearance reward from exercise and squats and such, then thongs free my bum cheeks to be themselves separately when I stand or move, and thus represent the shape of me when in clothing that fits properly.
Thongs also allow an on-purpose little wedgie to show at the rear when wearing shorts. Saucy, girly and nice.
But be careful!
As the doctor says in the Huffington Post article,
“. . the thin band of material at the crotch tends to move around, possibly transferring bacteria from one spot to another. . . . . If you have a little bacteria — E. coli is the most common bacteria in the colon — in the back part of the fabric and you’re physically active, that material may move. All it has to do is move an inch or two and it’s next to the vagina or urethra”
. . . and infection can result.
As for that “If you’re .. physically active” reference by the doctor, herewith a caution from personal experience: – – – –
Last Summer I tried U by Kotex Thong Liners but, carelessly, I hurt myself. I was out playing around with the hot, happy downtown crowd all day. No apparent problem. But when I got home, there was blood in my groin. I freaked out, thinking all kinds of awful possibilities! But on washing and calm inspection, what had happened was that, because I got hot and sweaty, the little folded “wings” of the narrow liner had formed an edge that had cut and abraded me in a very tender place. – – – So be careful of that. I’d been playing around like a kid on hot streets and sidewalks; the grown-up me should have slowed down a bit, hydrated more and checked herself when she peed more frequently while out and about.
All that said, have fun in your thongs! (Carefully.)