They Can Cause Vaginal Infections
The string of a thong acts as a connector of microbes, straight from your rear to your vagina. It’s very easy for bacteria to get stuck on that string, and when it moves around throughout your busy day, those unwanted germs can get transferred to your vagina or urethra. From there, your natural vaginal secretions get thrown out of whack, and you could be facing a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Dr. Jill M. Rabin, professor of OBGYN at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, told Glamour that E.coli could potentially find its way to your thong string as well, since that is the most common bacteria from your colon. E.coli is responsible for 93 percent of UTIs; although it’s not a guarantee that you’ll contract a UTI when you put on that satiny black thong, your chances of getting one definitely increases.