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Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Truth About Thongs and Their Health Risk

The thong was actually invented in 1974 but didn't really take off until the 1990s. Now the thong is one of the most popular pantie choices for women of all ages. But there are a lot of rumors floating around that they are not good for your health. Are thongs really a health risk? If so, how?

The truth about thongs and health risk

As with any clothing, the thong is not for everyone. Aside from it's risque style, it can pose some health problems. Here is what Cosmopolitan has to say about wearing thongs.

Do thongs give you an infection?
In general, just wearing a thong is not guaranteed to give you an infection. However, for women prone to urinary tract or bacterial infections, the thong may not be the best choice.

Why you shouldn't wear them when you're sick
When you're ill, your immune system is weakened, so it may not be able to fight bacteria. This could result in infection if you wear a thong.

Why you shouldn't wear a thong to the gym
Working out makes you sweat. Sweat creates bacteria. During exercise, bacteria can easily be transferred to your vagina or urethra, creating infections.

Other reasons not to wear a thong
Other health conditions linked to wearing a thong include hemorrhoids or lichen sclerosus (if you can't pronounce it, you don't want it!). In addition, wearing a thong that's too tight can also lead to clitoral irritation.

If you want to wear a thong, make sure it is cotton
According to Cosmopolitan and other sources, it's not so much the thong itself but the material that can often lead to infections. Cotton is more porous than synthetics and will allow the skin to breathe, thus helping prevent moisture from creating bacteria that can lead to infections.

The bottom line is that thongs are not for everyone. If they're not for you, forget about it!

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