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How to wear a thong correctly

If you're new to wearing thongs you may be unsure how a thong should fit correctly, or you need tips on wearing a thong to its fullest potential.

How to wear a thong correctly begins with a size one or two up to avoid tightness that is often contributed to wearing thongs. Then the rear strap that runs up the bottom should feel like air, but it can sit in or out of the buttocks. Coverage in the front needs to be to its fullest, as to avoid front wedgies.

To most women thongs are comfortable but if you're wearing them for the first time, or have little experience, a bit of advice how to wear thongs the right way can help.

But I can't stress it enough, for a thong to fit correctly it must be a little loose, so wear a size up but consider an additional size to be sure.

Common issues with thongs is how to make it fit comfortably up the rear, well just make sure the strap cannot be felt at all, as it never should do, ever.

Avoid unnecessary wiggle room in the waistband by wearing a thong with a wider, thicker waistband if cheaper thongs are causing twisting.

Thongs are designs to avoid panty lines so its not much use wearing it if its shows lumps.

If the thong fits properly it should be no issue as you go about your day, so make it a good fit to avoid it being too tight or so loose it wants to drop.

How a thong should fit in the front is very important, because front wedgies are a real issue. So you want to make sure the coverage is to its fullest, while extra material will do no harm if its a comfortable thong already.

Truth is the best thongs you can buy overcome all these common issues in their design, so avoid buying cheap while an investment in a known brand may be worthwhile.

Thong size too big won't hurt

It has to be said wearing a thong that is a size one up or two from your regular panties, won't do you any harm.

In fact you might find the larger size to be beneficial in more ways than one.

To begin with the extra size benefits more in thongs as the design tends to be a little tighter where compared to other types of panties.

So not only will you get a wider waistband that is sure to prevent digging in, but the area around the leg holes is sure to feel more comfy.

So wear a thong size up as it will do no harm in trying, you might also realise an additional size up will be needed in certain brands.

The skimpier the thong or g-string is the less you need to worry about a size to big.

But what I am referring to is the full bodied thongs that appear like full briefs in the front and sides - so can fit like regular panties in that respect.

No feeling in rear strap

You will know you're wearing a thong correctly as soon as you put it on, but if there is any irritation in the rear, then you have a problem.

You see its like this, the strap that fits up in between the buttocks should never ever be felt as you slip it on.

There's no getting used to an uncomfortable feeling of a thong causing a wedgy; the only solution in this matter is replacing it with a brand new thong.

Slip on a thong and as the thong strap in the rear finds it place, know that should be it.

No adjusting or running your finger through the strap to untwist it, if that has to be done to make it more comfortable, then it probably is a poorly design thong.

When getting used to thongs know that there's no pain barrier to get through, the thong fit should be as comfortable as a lovely pair of cotton briefs.

Best advice I can give you is to try a thong with a rear strap that varies in width size; or why not try the NO VPL, seamless thong style that removes those often nuisance edge detailing or lumpy seams.

Rear strap inside or out option

Did you know the rear strap that runs through in between your bottom can be seen in or out of the buttocks - but it can depend on thong style or your body shape.

To be a thong strap that appears outside the buttocks, you can be sure it will be a thong style that has a one to two inch wide strap.

Its not a sign of a poorly designed thong, because as a matter of fact Hanky Panky's own thong range as a wide strap, as the fabric is seen peeking out of the buttocks.

On the otherhand most widely available thongs are designed to sit entirely inside the bum.

That again is not a bad thing but more a common design that basically is the purpose of the thong - to help reduce panty lines so the strap has to be completely discreet.

Pull up the thong to your natural waistline or where the thong is suppose to sit - be it a low, high or original rise thong - and see where it positions itself.

High rise thongs tend to be without any visibility on the outside, whereas a low rise thong - in the case of Hanky Panky low rise thongs - will sit partially on the outside of the buttocks.

No movement in waistband

How to wear a thong correctly would mean a comfortable fit around the waistband region, meaning there should be little in the way of movement.

For sure you will see the waistband of the thong slip up and down as you do, but what I am really referring to is the way the band can twist and turn.

If the waistband has a tendency of twisting it could be a sign of a poor thong, or the material of the thong is made so thin, the twisting effect cannot be avoided.

Now I know you're asking yourself why this should be an issue, well its all about VPL.

What good is wearing a discreet thong to help reduce or hide visible panty lines to only have the awkward shape of a twisted thong penetrating though around waist.

On that a twisted waistband on a thong - much like on a regular brief - can cause irritation in terms of digging into the skin.

So to avoid this is buy a thong that has a thicker, wider elasticated waistband, or if you like the thong doesn't rely on the waistband at all, but moreso on the stretchiness of the thong body.

I point you to Spanx thongs or perhaps the Hanky Panky thong selection.

Fabric sits firmly on skin

Where the issue of your thong not sitting firmly on your body comes up is in a poorly designed thong, or is more commonly caused by a too big thong size.

Think of the body of the thong - not the seams or edging - as a sheet that needs to sit comfortably against the skin.

If failing this the thong can twist and roll causing wedgies or positioning itself to where it doesn't belong.

Trouble can occur in thongs made in a too light material, with no structural integrity to help keep its shape under clothing.

While the waistband can help keep the thong up, lack of tightness over the body - usually in the front area - can be troublesome.

Its normal to see this issue with loosely fitting thongs in regular underwear that is past its best, so you don't want to experience this issue first time wearing thongs - if it is indeed your first time.

Note that if the thong is loose off the skin, then you could see it dropping down.

Coverage in front to maximum

While the issue of front wedgies can extend to all types of underwear, its moreso an issue in thongs that are super skimpy.

I refer you to g-strings, while g-string underwear has its benefits, it can be difficult keeping that little front panel in place.

Thongs with a full body - with inches of fabric in the front, sides and back - can mostly cause issues in the front.

However that problem can be overcome with a type of thong that offers full coverage.

It can be a Calvin Klein, Hanky Panky or Victoria's Secret thong, but you'll need to realise that the front panel that covers the crouch can be available in various widths.

To correctly wear a thong in the front one will need to wear a thong that is too its fullest, the material needs to easily reach the creases in the legs on the sides, along with access fabric that simply folds up but will do no hard.

That is only if its a super comfortable thong in a soft, stretchy material such as cotton or nylon.

I will say a thong in a high rise style can lead to front wedgies if pulled up too high; its also possible to see the crouch narrower on high waisted thongs.

Rise level to outerwear

As a matter fashion, thongs are the perfect option to help keep those panty lines invisible, but also comfort comes into it big time.

While these days fashion can sway you to wearing high rise leggings, yoga pants, jeans, pants or even skirts - so you can't rely on an original rise thong alone.

Instead the trend steers you towards wearing a thong up to the waistband of the corresponding outerwear.

That therefore requires you to wear a high rise thong only with high waisted pants or skirts.

Reason behind this is the thong can still create a visible panty line; moreso as the whole shape of the thong can be seen if it sits there in the middle of your bottom.

So if the thong is designed to raise all the way up to the top of your waistline, the shape at least cannot be seen.

The opposite is true of wearing low rise pants or skirts, a low rise thong will need to be worn as to avoid your thong showing over the top of your bottoms.


How one will wear a thong correctly is basically the comfort level has to be to its fullest, then you can worry about other common issues later.

The thong cannot be seen so wearing a high rise thong with corresponding high rise outerwear is recommended.

Likewise a low rise thong will need to be worn with low rise or original rise bottoms.

Thongs tend to be a little tighter so a size up will do no harm, as an additional size may also be needed - which depends on thong brand or body shape.

Putting on a thong should have absolutely no feeling in the part of the thong that runs up your bottom - it should feel like air but still feel very comfortable.

A thong strap can sit in or out of the buttocks, but the strap width will have its say if its seen or not, but try to keep it hidden inside the bum as to avoid it showing up under clothes.

The thong should in fact fit so well that the fabric sits firmly against the skin. If not you risk the thong wanting to slip down, or twist and turn under clothing.

Coverage in the front needs to be to the maximum to avoid unwanted front wedgies, so make it wide with more material than needed to prevent that creeping out effect.

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