How Should A Thong Fit?

Woman wearing a green thong and stretching on a bed in a van

Have you ever found yourself wondering, how should a thong fit? If you’ve never tried wearing one yourself it can definitely seem a little daunting.

Are thongs comfortable? Are they hygienic? Can they even be practical or are they just meant to be sexy? Well, lucky for you, I’ve got all that and more (like how to wear a thong) covered in this article!

Let’s start with the question, why do women wear thongs? For one, less fabric means more space for your booty to breathe (so you can avoid a sweaty vagina during the sticky summer). They can also help you feel sexy and empowered and eliminate the presence of visible panty lines. Thongs can also be a safer alternative to women going commando.

If any of those reasons sound enticing to you, I invite you to read on! By the end of this post, you’ll be fully equipped with all the information you need to ensure your thong-wearing experience is happy, healthy, and hot!


a woman with thong underwear

The idea of walking around with a piece of string resting between your butt cheeks all day can be off-putting for many people. However, the consensus among women who wear thongs regularly is that they are super comfortable and practical.

It’s easy to think of thongs as lacy dental floss for your butt that only exist for sex appeal. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with wearing an itty bitty thong to spice things up, but lacy g-strings aren’t the only type of thong out there.

There are many styles of thong underwear designed for everyday use with comfort and practicality as their main features. Styles with a thicker band around the waist and in the back won’t dig into your skin as much but will still provide the minimal coverage you’re looking for when you opt to wear a thong.


A woman in a green thong holding her own butt cheek against a patterned curtain

The very first rule of finding the perfect thong is that it should never be too tight. You want something that will rest on your body and conform to its unique shape, not something that will be biting into your skin all day.

The back strap is also important to consider. Some people are completely fine with a very thin strap but it might prove to be irritating to others. Your underwear is meant to be there to protect your crotch, not to be a nuisance you can’t stop thinking about.

There are many different styles of thongs out there and many of the different cuts are similar to regular panties (just with a lot less fabric in the back). So it really is up to you to decide what your preferences are. If it’s comfy, feels right, and has you craning your neck to check out your own booty in the mirror, then it’s probably the right fit.

Now that we know how should a thong fit, let’s dig into some more juicy tips for wearing thongs both happily and healthily!


a woman with green underwear

One of the factors that affects the comfort and wearability of a thong is the fabric. Most brands make thongs out of synthetic fabrics like lace, mesh, and satin, but the bottom line is that natural fabrics are the healthiest choice for your hoo-ha. Oh, and sustainable underwear is better for our planet!


You can’t go wrong with hemp when it comes to underwear! Not only is it the most sustainable fabric option, but it’s also soft, breathable, antimicrobial, and antibacterial! It’s the perfect fabric for a style of underwear that gets as intimate with your crotch and butt crack as a thong does.


In the general world of underwear, cotton is considered the safest fabric to use to house your genitals. That’s when it’s being compared to synthetic fabrics. We have it at number 2 because, in the battle of hemp vs cotton, hemp is the more sustainable choice. Organic cotton is still one of the top, classic choices for a comfortable thong though!


I’m sure you’re familiar with bamboo, the long thin plant that sustains the panda population of the world. Did you know it also makes for a great, breathable, fabric? Although it’s not the most sustainable option on this list, it’s still a better option than traditional (non-organic) cotton and it’s a great choice for thongs because it’s very lightweight and soft.


Tencel is actually the name of an Austrian company that produces both lyocell and modal fibers. Lyocell is made from the wood pulp of eucalyptus trees and it is naturally less susceptible to bacteria growth which makes it the perfect choice of fabric for a thong!


Modal is mainly made of beechwood pulp and created by using a chemical process. It’s a semi-synthetic fiber so it makes for underwear that resembles satin. It’s a highly breathable and smooth fabric that is perfect for a comfortable thong.


Woman in black thong and top on a beach with a building in the background

With complete confidence and flaunting of your goddess powers, duh!

In all seriousness, the only “proper” way to wear a thong is to ensure that you’re doing so safely. Here are a few important things to consider:

  • If thongs are your go-to, there’s no problem with wearing one every day. (Though you should consider switching it up once in a while). You can wear one under yoga pants, jeans, dresses, anything you want!
  • Make sure that you’re changing your thong every day. Do not wear the same thong two days in a row because (even if you’re wearing antibacterial underwear) it’s very easy for bacteria to gather on a thong.
  • Thongs are best kept to daytime use only. Because you might move around in your sleep, the thong's fabric might move with you and transfer bacteria from your anus right to your vagina. No thank you!
  • You want to avoid wearing a thong when you are experiencing any kind of stomach bug or food poisoning. No matter how well you’re wiping, diarrhea can be a messy business and you don’t want any of it going where it’s not supposed to.
  • Thongs are not a great option for period underwear. They aren’t easy to wear a pad with and they may be more prone to leaks if you wear tampons. Make sure you have a trusty pair of granny panties for the yucky, cramp-filled days of your menstrual cycle.


Rear facing view of woman wearing a green thong and embracing a man on white sheets


Yes, so long as you wear one pair of thongs for no more than a full day and practice good hygiene, thongs are completely safe to wear.


It shouldn’t take more than a day or two for you to feel comfortable in a new thong. If you can’t stop thinking about the back of the thong on your butt or you feel any physical discomfort then the style or the fit isn’t right for you. In this case, try going up a size or getting a style with a thicker string.


If the reason for wearing a thong is related to practicality or comfort, then there really is no appropriate age to start wearing them. Never let yourself get pressured into wearing things that make you appear more mature and sexy to appeal to others, but if the choice to wear a thong comes directly from you, then it’s your decision to make.


Sure! Anyone can wear any style of underwear! The fit might be a little tougher to get right as there are more bits that can get squished but that can be remedied with some research to find the best style. There are companies out there that make thongs specifically for men, actually!


Woman in brown underwear leaning over a yellow chair against a white curtain

Now that we’ve talked about how comfortable thongs can be and how should a thong fit, I’m curious to know your stance on this cheek-forward style of underwear!

Are you an avid thong wearer? Or have you never worn a thong but are excited to try one out for yourself? Are thongs comfortable for you or do you find them unnecessary? Let me know in the comments! And no matter what style of underwear you choose, keep those butts fresh and fabulous!

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