It’s Apparently Time to Start Freaking Out About Thongs

Ladyparts beware.

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"Thong Song" music video

Little did Sisqo know that his 1999 hit, popularizing the illustrious thong, might inadvertently wreak havoc on the health of women who fell under the clothing article’s spell.

The Huffington Post talked to two doctors about the potential dangers that come with wearing a thong, particularly for women who are predisposed to getting urinary or vaginal infections. Not only aren’t most thongs breathable cotton, but the barely there, often shifting fabric leaves the vulva exposed to what they’re wearing and very likely spreads bacteria from one place to the other.

While women who don’t experience irritation or infection from thongs are good to keep wearing them, Connecticut OBGYN Dr. Shieva Ghofrany told HuffPost to be mindful of the “vicious cycle of thong use.”

Read the specifics of thong health risks here.

17 comments
MariaTitone
MariaTitone

Just have a BIDET everytime you use the toilet for more solid movements and when you have your period......!! The problem is that they don't exist anywhere except in Italy and here and there..... No bacteria shifting!! use it! It's good and avoids doing handstands under the shower!


Beersheva
Beersheva

You mean you need TWO tampons now?

JohnSmith3
JohnSmith3

Yawn.  Yet another attempt as inciting fear on a slow news day. 


Underwear will only be a problem for those with no sense of hygiene.  


Those who shower and change daily - underwear  AND pants  - won't have problems.


DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

Bill Engvall would have a field day with this story...

david.gumbeedog
david.gumbeedog

Well, mike, that put me off my jello chocolate pudding fetish forever, now...thanks, mate!

michael.e.lovett
michael.e.lovett

I was dating this slim and trim blonde who really resembled Caprica 6 from Battlestar Galactica. One morning while she was in the shower, I crawled out of her bed and noticed her thong from the night before on the floor. Now, don't get me wrong, she is a clean woman and really kept up her appearance, as well as her house BUT...

I picked up the thong and noticed a brown skid mark on the butt crack part of it. After that I now have this really bad image about thongs. JUST GO NAKED!

thingsinasia
thingsinasia

@JohnSmith3 u r right.  another no news day for Time so dig up such silly thing to write.  would it be better to talk about whatever other medical research?  research in rice production?  wheat production?  Cotton?  things that really matter to us?  not to say thong doesn't matter but really, Stampler.  Thing of something more relevant to write next time?

pink_shoelaces
pink_shoelaces

@JohnSmith3  The pinkeye and the browneye are only about two inches from each other to start with....it makes sense that putting a cloth highway for bacteria to travel between the two could cause problems for those prone to infections.

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

@SukeMadiq @michael.e.lovett When using a contraction of "you are", it's "you're", not "your".

Here's a provable example of the proper use of the contraction of "you are": "Sadly, you're illiterate."

It's both a good example of the proper use of the contraction and true because you ARE illiterate for using the second person possessive pronoun "your" as a contraction of "you are."

The difference is that, if you can use the word "my" in place of "your" in a sentence, and it still sounds like normal English, then you used "your" correctly.  If you substitute "you are" in a sentence with "your", and it sounds right, then you've used the WRONG WORD for "you are". See the difference?

Let's see if it works here.  You used "your".  So let's try the "my" replacement test and see if it still sounds like English, which would mean you used the word "your" correctly.

"And my gay."

That doesn't sound much like good English to me.  Okay, let's try the "you are" replacement test.  If it sounds like a normal English sentence, then you used the wrong word for "you are".

"And you are gay..."

Gosh, that makes more sense than "And my gay" does, so it sounds like you used the wrong word. "You're" means "you are".  "Your" is a possessive, meaning someone else's thing.  Here's how you use both correctly in the same sentence:

"It's entirely your fault that you're illiterate."

Most people are taught the difference in the third grade.  Sometimes it sticks. I suppose GED's don't really focus on the essentials these days.  How sad for you.  I hope this little lesson in English has been beneficial.

Now, for extra credit, properly use the words "their", "they're" and "there" all in one sentence.  It would seem today that GED's don't cover the proper use of those, either.

AnthonyMark
AnthonyMark

@DeweySayenoff @SukeMadiq @michael.e.lovett


Dude, this is a blog stream about thong panties. You should never mix thongs and grammar etiquette! 


Most men don't remember their names when thongs are in the conversation let alone proper grammar. 

donvon1204
donvon1204

@DeweySayenoff @SukeMadiq @michael.e.lovett Wow...I'm a big advocate for proper grammar...but still...wow.  lol