Are Thongs Unhealthy? The Debate Continues….

Embarrassing Questions: Is it true wearing thongs can be unhealthy?

Q: What’s the real health threat to wearing thongs?

A: In theory, since your thong is clean hen you put it on and  just touching your body, you won’t catch anything you don’t already have. The   studies have never been able to find a link between thongs and specific infections. But some women have  noticed an increase in UTIs and yeast infections when they wear thongs, so you’ll have to decide if it’s worth the risk.

The potential problem with the design of these garments is that fecal bacteria can move more easily from the rectum to your vagina, and then work their way into your urinary tract, possibly causing a UTI. Also, tight thongs may irritate the vaginal area, which opens you up to infection.  We are not suggesting you switch to granny panties if you truly want to avoid panty lines as there are many new styles that give you that same affect and are still sexy.  Also use common sense and practice good hygiene. Don’t wear the same thong for long periods of time and bath regularly as well wash all undergarments thoroughly.  If you do start to notice any itching or irritation on your outer skin, switch to a loose cotton pair.  If you develop a UTI or yeast infection, don’t wear a thong until the infection is resolved.

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