Your Bod

Is wearing a thong bad for you?

My mom refuses to let me wear a thong under my Spandex shorts for volleyball, saying it’s bad hygiene. All my friends wear them!
Even if your mom doesn’t understand your agony over pantylines, maybe this medical argument will work: After some back and forth on the issue, experts now say women who wear thongs are just as healthy down there as those with full-cut granny panties.
So what can cause an infection? Wearing damp, too-tight clothing for too long. So tell your mom it’s not the kind of undies you slip on—it’s about staying dry.

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7/26/2009 7:00:00 AM