Your Favorite Thong May Be Bad For Your Health
When it comes to choosing our underwear in the morning, weâ€™re left with a pretty simple choice: do we want to wear something sexy that won’t give us VPL butt or do we want the comfort of a full coverage fit?
If more often than not you find yourself opting for the type of undies Sisqo famously memorialized in a song, then we have some bad news for you: it turns out thongs can be kind of bad for your health.
Unfortunately, according to Dr. Sarah Yamaguchi, the problem is pretty unavoidable.
â€œLittle thongs,â€ the Dr. explained to Vogue, â€œrub against the skin and cause irritation that can set you up for infections.â€
Particularly the sexy lacy kinds, becauseÂ theyâ€™re probably made of non-breathable materials â€” basically anything but cotton.Â But wait, why does that even matter?
According to Dr. Jill M. Rabin, itâ€™s because those materials allow â€œmore moisture to be trapped and more possible imbalance leading to infections.â€
And as every woman knows, vaginal infections are nothing to laugh about. Hereâ€™s the horror story Dr. JillÂ explained to The Huffington Post.
â€œIf you have a little bacteria â€” E. coli is the most common bacteria in the colon â€” in the back part of the fabric and youâ€™re physically active, that material may move. All it has to do is move an inch or two and itâ€™s next to your vagina or urethra,” she said.
The solution? According to both doctors, itâ€™s for women to wear all-cotton underwear, because cotton actually breaths.
But there is a bright side:
â€œIf somebodyâ€™s healthy, there arenâ€™t really any dangers,” Dr. Rabin explains. “The issue is if you have a predisposition to getting infections, either urinary or vagina, it may be harder to get rid of it if youâ€™re wearing a thong.”
So yeah, feel free to keep wearing your thongs, but do so at your own risk.