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!