How I Got Into Thongs

I think I bought my first thong about 15 years ago.  I am not sure what prompted me to get it in the first place, but I would say this first thong did not do too much for me.  I found it tight and restrictive. Regardless, something about it stuck with me. Maybe it felt transgressive, or somehow linked to something sexy, a feeling or look I wanted for myself.  Even after this first disappointment, I continued to buy thongs from time to time over the next few years, usually at discount clothing stores. For those first attempts at wearing thongs, the feeling stayed the same; I wanted to like them more than I did.

And then I discovered the developing industry of men’s underwear online.  These first thongs I purchased were made by very mainstream underwear producers, and were probably made to respond to an emerging trend or to see if they could fish out some new customers.  Regardless, I understand now that they were not made with quality fabrics or with any sensitivity as to how thongs should be shaped, cut, and designed. Once I found some good thongs online, I finally understood what I was looking for in this first attempt.

A good thong should fit snugly, but not be at all binding or restrictive.  They should be made with high-quality fabrics that hold their shape after multiple uses and washings.  And they should be cut and shaped to fit a man’s body. There is also really no denying that recent developments in the fabric industry have brought great new things to underwear.  I think good fabric for thongs is essential – I like them snug but not at all restrictive, with a smooth and sexy fit, but still with a bit of breathability to keep things feeling fresh and clean.

Once I found good thongs, tepidly they became part of my rotation.  I might wear a thong once every 6-8 weeks, and most days I probably wouldn’t even wear them all day.  I think much of this was mental, and it took me some time to overcome the inherent stigma many attach to men in thongs.  But the industry kept growing, thongs kept getting better and better, and I finally understood that wearing them was important self-expression for me.

Today thongs make up about half my underwear draw.  I don’t wear them every day, but I do every week. And I have come to appreciate them for a variety of uses and activities.  The right thong is perfect for yoga, and I love to wear them while sleeping. Both my partner and I find them super sexy, so they are great for date night!

If you’ve never tried a thong, I would love to encourage you to try them out!  They make me feel confident, sexy, and playful. Most of all, with the right fit and fabric, they can be extremely comfortable.  If you are new to wearing thongs, I might suggest you start out with one of my favorites, the Sleek Satin Thong.  And if you are interested in one a little more bold or daring, I am so happy Body Aware brought back the Invisible Shaper Thong – this one is super sexy and minimal, and gives a great lift to your goodies!  I for one am happy to see how pervasive thong underwear for men has become, and hope more and more of us can be bold and confident enough to wear them proudly!

Signing off for now!



I bought my first thong when I was 16. I bought the Joe Boxer brand from K-mart. That started my obsession with male thongs. I wore them on and off throughout high school. When I went to college I really dove into wearing thongs 4-5 times a week. I’ve been wearing them regularly for over 17 years now. I’m married and the wife doesn’t mind one bit. I’m not shy about wearing them either, who cares it’s just underwear. Wear whatever makes you happy.

Chase April 19, 2022

For many years I’ve almost exclusively worn thongs. I have a couple of tanga briefs, but rarely wear anything so big. The roots of my love of minimal underwear and swimwear go all the way back to college in the late 80’s when men’s fashion was rapidly changing, and brief underwear became more fashionable. I liked the tanga style and started to wear those for both underwear and swimwear. As boxers and boxer briefs became the norm I went the other way, choosing tangas and thongs wherever I could buy them, When internet shopping exploded and choices widened I found I could buy a variety of thong underwear styles and fabrics, and really haven’t looked back. I also wear thong swimsuits to the beach and pool on holiday, and love having a thong tan line! I only opt for a brief-style suit for public pool swims.

Paul December 28, 2021

I started to wear thongs when I was 19. I only have 5 pairs of thongs.

Javier December 01, 2021

I love wearing thongs! I bought my first pack when I was 19, and even though they were the cheap kind I love them. I immediately went online and purchased 2 or 3 thongs from bodyaware. 10 years later, I wear thongs almost every day of the week. Partner loves em!

Eric October 15, 2021

I have only a few thongs but I don’t often choose to wear them, not sure why. Haven’t found them particularly comfy but they sure make me feel sexy.

Adam October 05, 2021

I first got into thongs 21 years ago & have never looked back, its all I carry in my underwear draw. I always use to wear briefs before, but when men’s thongs started to come onto the market I had a real desire to try one & I loved it, unrestrictive, feels so free, but holds so firmly. In the early days of wearing them, it gave me a kind of authority, but yet felt a little taboo knowing what I was wearing under suit or jeans.

Now I wear them largely without thinking about it & there’s no other underwear I’d consider. What still can be exciting though is choosing my underwear to go under a dinner suit or when I’m selecting my underwear to go away, I always take twice as many as I need so I have choice, for what ever occasion might arise. All I can say to those who’ve not, please try one, its a new lease of life.

John September 29, 2021

I had intended to buy a jock strap when I went in for my vasectomy but picked up a thong instead unknowingly. Imagine my surprise when I took it out of the box in the doctor’s office. Too late to do anything at that point!! After the initial shock wore off, and after a long weekend of getting intimate with a bag of peas, I’ve worn nothing else since, and have nothing else but thongs for underwear and swimwear. The perfect mix of support without being restrictive, no panty line or bunching up.

Erich July 04, 2021

Enjoyed reading this thread about other men that like wearing thongs and g-strings. I had several back in the 90s and had a few put away. After many years, I tried them on and loved how they felt. Of course, they were too small so I ended up buying some new ones and have been wearing a g-string all day every day. I love how they feel even when they’re a little snug. I guess I like things that are considered taboo!

Marc June 18, 2021

I love wearing a thong. In the 90’s I bought my first 4 pack of thongs in high school and craved wearing them 24/7 but couldn’t always pull it off. Presently, I don’t own any underwear that isn’t a thong or g string. Wearing thongs is an important part of my own self expression and identity, I enjoy that ultra naked feel under jeans or just lounging on the couch. I like the way they look. Thanks for making them for us guys

Rick January 26, 2021

My feelings for “thongs” are just a little different. For a while, while at work, I had to wear a jump-suite with no pockets on the rear. Because I have always worn women’s nylon panties, this was no longer possible because my panty lines would be visible. So I had no choice but to try a thong. At first, I said no way! However, I found that with a thong, the panty line was “no-more”! It took a while to get used to it and after a while, it was not a problem. I no longer have to wear that uniform so of course, thongs are not in my panty drawer. Just not for me. I will say that I LOVE the color of the thong the model is wearing in the above photo…lavender!! I would buy that thong just for the color alone! By the way, it was good to read that Tom was buying his first thong from the Regency Square catalog at the age of 14. I too, used to but sexy underwear from them as well when I was younger.

Ron December 13, 2020

To thong or not to thong? Stupid question! Thong away! The Rip Stop Thing in yellow is a show stopper! The fit is great and my partner knows there will be some lovin’ that night when I put it on! All manties have a place and a time and the thong, to me, means sexuality. Just make sure to manscape properly before! No need for the fur to be popping out of the front or have too much fuzz in the back!

Scott August 08, 2020

A good thing is hard to find but the Rip Stop is a good one, as is the glossy satin thong that just came out! I am curious about the Uni-string model in the erotic section. Has anyone tried it? I imagine that could be super cool to wear under the work clothes. The Rip Stop is also a good swim option but I have not been brave enough to venture down that road just yet! Maybe with time! Body Aware selection is always great!

Scott August 08, 2020


JOÃO BOSCO June 01, 2020

I started to wear thongs in high school when I was in 10th grade my step-sister said my Bikini underwear looked like panties because she found them In the dryer she then came back and fired two thongs at me a brown one and a white one and said if you like panties so much try these thongs she said she just bought a pack of thongs and she gave them to me because she did not like the colors of them. I later put them on and I have fell in love with them.Greek god briefs and thongs fill My undies drawer and to this day 7 years later I still have the brown thong the white one was left at my boyfriends house at the time. So that’s how I got into thongs:)/

Adam J May 26, 2020

I have worn thongs for over 25 years and find them so comfortable and sexy to wear. I have no hang ups about wearing thongs, even on the beach. My partner likes me in it even though he is not a wearer himself. My favourite from BA are the rare earth series, of which I have several but they are so pricey! 😕. They look good, are comfortable and I don’t feel like I am wearing any underwear at all. I always wear them with a c-ring underneath and that enhances the experience and bulge – so I’m told of the latter!

Steve May 14, 2020

I started wearing g-strings on and off about 25 years ago. I actually wore a thong my wife bought me on a beach in turkey, still have the pics. I’m now 48 and still live wearing them in my leisure time. I’m in construction so wearing at work is not really practical. But it gives me something to look forward to once I’m home and showered.

Simon May 11, 2020

I have brought my first men’s thong when I was 17 years old and from that, I love to wear a thong. I like it because it is very much comfortable to wear and prevent my jewels from falling. I short I can say it is the best underwear style that I have ever worn. I always choose cotton thongs because it gives me good breathability to wear it all day and prevent me to face the problem of sweating.

James May 08, 2020

Bought my first G-string from Regency Square Catalog at 14. Mom caught me sunning on the patio and told me how sexy it was. Never looked back.. Thonger for life.

Tom May 04, 2020

Started wearing them when I was in my early 20s. Now in my early 40s. Fit and material makes huge difference in comfort. Love wearing them!

J April 24, 2020

I’ve been wearing thongs for over a decade now and it really does come down to fabric. The cuts have gotten better and they’re part of my weekly wear. I think the hardest part about them was overcoming the stigma of them not being what men wear.

JH April 22, 2020

I’ve been wearing thongs for almost 20 years. I started with plain cotton ( mostly Calvin Klein ) . When I started buying online, thru trial and error I was able to find thongs that fit me well. I too love the way they make me feel; as though I have a secret under my business suit. Now I wear them everyday. No comments at any gym. I’m happy with them.

Mark April 22, 2020

The first thong I got was thrown at me my a male stripper and the first ever time I went to a gay bar in Charleston, WV when I was in my mid 20’s. He came through the crowd later and found me. I went to return it to him and he told me to keep it. He threw it at me because he wanted to meet me. He was older and very attractive. We ended up being friends for several years. The thong was Orange with a white fringe straight down the center , he told me I filled it out quite well.

Kevin April 22, 2020

I’ve been wearing thongs now for about 18 years, love the fit and feel and so does my wife. Like Brian said, it takes awhile to find the right brands and fabrics but it’s worth when you skip on the right thong for your body. Keep thonging!

JL April 22, 2020

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