Gynaecologists warn wearing a thong could be dangerous for your health

Sexy and imperceptible under clothing, the thong is one of women's favourite pieces of lingerie. However, wearing them daily could be dangerous for your private parts. Here’s why.

Gynaecologists warn wearing a thong could be dangerous for your health
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Invisible under jeans and a perfect way to enhance your buttocks under a skirt or tight trousers, the G-string has many advantages, which is why they are so popular. They are usually preferred over pants because of their ‘sexier’ side and subtle effect, and wearing them seem to offer only advantages. But that was before gynaecologists looked into the subject and made a rather alarming observation about the impact of G-string underwear on our bodies.

The thong dangerous for one’s private parts?

Many doctors have been questioned on this subject and their answers are irrefutable: thongs can be dangerous. Dr Shieva Ghofrany, obstetrician and gynaecologist, and Dr Jill Maura Rabin, Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Women's Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the United States, explained that a thong worn daily for several hours can cause a lot of irritation to the intimate area. But that's not all, it also promotes the proliferation of bacteria. Women's favourite type of underwear can lead to urinary and vaginal infections and can even cause haemorrhoids. This is due to the material from which thongs are made.

To make the piece elegant and sexy, brands that sell this type of lingerie often use lace with very fine cuts. Even if this choice makes the piece visually pleasing, this is not quite the case when it comes to comfort. Under clothing, the thong tends to create friction at the hips, between the legs, and on the buttocks. It is this friction that can have serious health consequences.

What kind of underwear should be worn?

If wearing a thong on a daily basis is not recommended—and even less so when in bed!—it can, however, be worn occasionally. The best time to wear one is when you are not wearing anything over it, or when you are wearing something loose and comfortable.

For long days spent sitting or running between appointments, gynaecologists recommend cotton underwear. This soft material is more respectful of a woman's body and her private parts.