Let’s get right in the middle of it, some men love thongs, and others are terrified of them. Let's start by covering the different styles of thongs, and then we can dive into why some men might be terrified of a tiny piece of cloth.
First, let's break down the different types of thongs. Your traditional thong has a 3/4” to 1” back strap. These are my personal favorite because they offer a little more fabric that tends to tickle all the right spots. Next in line, you have the G-String. These are for the minimalist amongst us. They have a 1/4”-ish strap and usually the same thickness for the waistband. These are for when you want to cover the twig and berries, and that's about it. The next style I will mention, some won't lump into the thong category. The Brazilian-backed brief. These, to me, are entry-level thongs. They offer some coverage but still shape and draw attention to your glutes. Say for instance, The Lace Brazil Brief (Z291). This brief fits similar to a thong but has more coverage and helps work around the typical male excuses about wearing thongs.
Speaking of excuses, let's dive into a few of them. There is always the age-old excuse, “why would you want something between your cheeks all day?” I can tell you that it will go one of a few ways. One, that string or strip (depending on which style of thong you prefer) runs right over an erogenous zone. A little arousal on your part can now turn your underwear into “funderwear”. Now, you shift in your seat and get a little more aroused.
Another way it could go is that thin little strip of fabric settles in, and you don't even know it's there. It turns out to be the most comfortable pair of underwear you have ever worn, and you won't want to wear anything else.
There is also the third option that I mentioned earlier, which is the Brazilian Brief. This particular undergarment will give you a hint of the tease of a thong without feeling like something is stuck between your cheeks.
The second excuse is, “I can't wear a thong, I bend over a lot at work, and I might whale tale.” Yes, this is always a possibility. I have a couple of solutions, wear an undershirt and ensure it is well tucked in. Option two, grab one of Body Aware’s comfy bodysuits to wear over it. Then you will be bathed in double the luxurious fabrics. This excuse is one that I have used myself. It is scary knowing that you could be found out, that, oh no, you wear risque underwear. I have learned to embrace the fear, it's kind of exciting to know someone might see. Maybe they will ask, and I can enlighten them about the pleasure of wearing underwear outside the norm.
The last excuse I want to cover is “I don’t have very much going on down there. Why even bother?” I can wave that excuse away quickly with, “Protect your sensitive area.” Even though there isn't much on the back of the underwear, there is a wonderful pouch to cradle and protect your intimate parts. Personally, for me, having the smooth, supple fabric holding the family jewels all day helps keep me protected and doesn't get them pinched or bound up.
Ultimately, there is no excuse not to try out a thong. They are very comfortable, aren’t bulky, and keep you cool on a hard day of work. So be bold, be daring, be Body Aware, and try out a thong.
I hope you have enjoyed this read. I'd love to hear about how you started wearing thongs, if you’ve ever been “caught,” and how you handled it. Let's fill up that comment section with stories and encouragement for men to step out and try the underwear most men think is awkward.