How I Got Into Thongs

I think I bought my first thong about 15 years ago.  I am not sure what prompted me to get it in the first place, but I would say this first thong did not do too much for me.  I found it tight and restrictive. Regardless, something about it stuck with me. Maybe it felt transgressive, or somehow linked to something sexy, a feeling or look I wanted for myself.  Even after this first disappointment, I continued to buy thongs from time to time over the next few years, usually at discount clothing stores. For those first attempts at wearing thongs, the feeling stayed the same; I wanted to like them more than I did.

And then I discovered the developing industry of men’s underwear online.  These first thongs I purchased were made by very mainstream underwear producers, and were probably made to respond to an emerging trend or to see if they could fish out some new customers.  Regardless, I understand now that they were not made with quality fabrics or with any sensitivity as to how thongs should be shaped, cut, and designed. Once I found some good thongs online, I finally understood what I was looking for in this first attempt.

A good thong should fit snugly, but not be at all binding or restrictive.  They should be made with high-quality fabrics that hold their shape after multiple uses and washings.  And they should be cut and shaped to fit a man’s body. There is also really no denying that recent developments in the fabric industry have brought great new things to underwear.  I think good fabric for thongs is essential – I like them snug but not at all restrictive, with a smooth and sexy fit, but still with a bit of breathability to keep things feeling fresh and clean.

Once I found good thongs, tepidly they became part of my rotation.  I might wear a thong once every 6-8 weeks, and most days I probably wouldn’t even wear them all day.  I think much of this was mental, and it took me some time to overcome the inherent stigma many attach to men in thongs.  But the industry kept growing, thongs kept getting better and better, and I finally understood that wearing them was important self-expression for me.

Today thongs make up about half my underwear draw.  I don’t wear them every day, but I do every week. And I have come to appreciate them for a variety of uses and activities.  The right thong is perfect for yoga, and I love to wear them while sleeping. Both my partner and I find them super sexy, so they are great for date night!

If you’ve never tried a thong, I would love to encourage you to try them out!  They make me feel confident, sexy, and playful. Most of all, with the right fit and fabric, they can be extremely comfortable.  If you are new to wearing thongs, I might suggest you start out with one of my favorites, the Sleek Satin Thong.  And if you are interested in one a little more bold or daring, I am so happy Body Aware brought back the Invisible Shaper Thong – this one is super sexy and minimal, and gives a great lift to your goodies!  I for one am happy to see how pervasive thong underwear for men has become, and hope more and more of us can be bold and confident enough to wear them proudly!

Signing off for now!



I started wearing g-strings on and off about 25 years ago. I actually wore a thong my wife bought me on a beach in turkey, still have the pics. I’m now 48 and still live wearing them in my leisure time. I’m in construction so wearing at work is not really practical. But it gives me something to look forward to once I’m home and showered.

Simon May 11, 2020

I have brought my first men’s thong when I was 17 years old and from that, I love to wear a thong. I like it because it is very much comfortable to wear and prevent my jewels from falling. I short I can say it is the best underwear style that I have ever worn. I always choose cotton thongs because it gives me good breathability to wear it all day and prevent me to face the problem of sweating.

James May 08, 2020

Bought my first G-string from Regency Square Catalog at 14. Mom caught me sunning on the patio and told me how sexy it was. Never looked back.. Thonger for life.

Tom May 04, 2020

Started wearing them when I was in my early 20s. Now in my early 40s. Fit and material makes huge difference in comfort. Love wearing them!

J April 24, 2020

I’ve been wearing thongs for over a decade now and it really does come down to fabric. The cuts have gotten better and they’re part of my weekly wear. I think the hardest part about them was overcoming the stigma of them not being what men wear.

JH April 22, 2020

I’ve been wearing thongs for almost 20 years. I started with plain cotton ( mostly Calvin Klein ) . When I started buying online, thru trial and error I was able to find thongs that fit me well. I too love the way they make me feel; as though I have a secret under my business suit. Now I wear them everyday. No comments at any gym. I’m happy with them.

Mark April 22, 2020

The first thong I got was thrown at me my a male stripper and the first ever time I went to a gay bar in Charleston, WV when I was in my mid 20’s. He came through the crowd later and found me. I went to return it to him and he told me to keep it. He threw it at me because he wanted to meet me. He was older and very attractive. We ended up being friends for several years. The thong was Orange with a white fringe straight down the center , he told me I filled it out quite well.

Kevin April 22, 2020

I’ve been wearing thongs now for about 18 years, love the fit and feel and so does my wife. Like Brian said, it takes awhile to find the right brands and fabrics but it’s worth when you skip on the right thong for your body. Keep thonging!

JL April 22, 2020

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