I basically only wear thong underwear, and I only wear the comfiest of thongs. I have zero tolerance for any discomfort in my clothing, especially my underwear. So my extensive 10-year search for the most comfortable women’s thongs was personal. And here is the kicker, I had an issue with my hormones that made me prone to yeast infections, so I can not have any fabric against my lady parts that isn’t high-quality cotton. And I am not just talking about the gusset — you know that little scrap of cotton fabric sewn into the crotch of cheap poly blend underwear? Nope, that is awful for me. I require high-quality cotton from front to back. So, below you’ll find an amazing list of the most comfortable women’s thongs with some options that actually prevent yeast infections. Gross, but exciting!
Hanky Panky Organic Cotton Thongs
The Hanky Panky Organic Cotton Original Rise Thong is the most comfortable women’s thong in the world. The original rise gives me so much coverage, and the generous amount of fabric prevents that “going up the butt” feeling that many women attribute to thong underwear. I own at least 30 pairs and I will scream from rooftops that these are the best panties ever. I am tempted to say that this is also the best workout thong because I workout in them every day, but some women prefer true “wicking” thongs. I do not. The wicking material always seems to cut into my flesh, making me look “fatty.” And most importantly, wicking underwear is the absolute worst for yeast infections, which confuses the hell out of me. It seems to hold all the moisture in. Sure the underwear doesn’t get that wet, but my body does! I will get a yeast infection immediately if I wear “sport” underwear. So, I don’t. I wear these Hanky Panky organic cotton thongs that absorb all the sweat, so they are wet after a workout, but my crotch is dry.
Now, let’s talk looks. That stretchy lace on your hips is not just sexy, it’s also extremely comfortable and very flattering. It does not cut into your flesh whatsoever. And it stays put, so your hips look smooth and you feel secure. These organic cotton thongs last a long time too even though I wash them in hot water. I still have the original ones that I purchased over 5 years ago. They are definitely looking raggedy, but it took years for them to start deteriorating. Keep in mind though, I have over 30 pairs of these panties so I am only laundering them once a month or so.
Note: Do not get the signature thong by Hanky Panky. It is definitely not as comfortable and is bad for yeast prone ladies.
Cosabella Lowrider Thong
The Cosabella Dolce Lowrider Thong is practically as comfortable as the Hanky Panky organic cotton thong, despite the main fabric not being entirely made of cotton. It is made of 51% cotton, 37% polyamide, and 12% elastane with a cotton gusset. It does have a slightly narrower fabric in the bum region, but I haven’t noticed it to be uncomfortable. I don’t have 30 pairs of this underwear only because I have already stocked up on the Hanky Panky thong and see no need to go crazy. But I am beyond excited to have another option — the novelty alone makes me reach for it first after laundry day. Some of you may like the wider coverage of this panty on the hips as well. This thong is available at Zappos, Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s, and Amazon.
Third Love Cotton Thong
I adore the style and sophistication of a lace trim on my thong, but I know many of you don’t care for it, or need it. This means you need the most basic comfortable thong. I have enjoyed Thirdlove’s Pima Cotton Thong for this. It’s soft, comfortable, and doesn’t irritate my crotch yeast infection wise. I feel secure in it, yet it doesn’t cut into my hips. I also like that it doesn’t come up too high or too low. It’s really one of the comfiest thongs. And the best part is the inclusive sizing. This thong comes in sizes XS – 3X. As a size 4/6 woman, the size medium fits perfectly. The small was a bit too small for me as it cut into my hips.
Thinx Period Thong
Thinx panties are supposed to replace tampons, panty liners, pads, and menstrual cups for women size XS to 3XL. After testing a few of their panties, I wouldn’t say that they will replace tampons for me, but they can replace panty liners or those “light day” tampons if you use them. I adore the Thinx thong for light period days and I love using it as a built-in panty liner for heavier days when the tampon might overflow. Something to note, Thinx panties are not great for women with thick periods. It can just sit there on top of the underwear and that is gross. Here are my full findings on an array of Thinx period panties.
- Sport Thinx Panty: The sport Thinx panty is for medium period days and is stated to hold up to 1.5 tampons worth of blood. I agree it is very absorbent, there was no leakage at all. I would say it is an accurate claim and it is nothing like a diaper or a pad. It has a nice fit and feel to it. But like I said, if you have a thicker period it is kind of gross. You do end up sitting in your period. Also, even after washing it, the panty appears to be stained from the period. That doesn’t feel very clean to me. Size Note: A size 6 woman should order a size medium.
- Hiphugger Thinx Panty: The Hiphugger panty is supposed to hold two tampons worth. That seems to be true, but this is not a comfortable panty and I regret buying it. It feels a bit tight on the leg openings, but it doesn’t appear to be the wrong size. It also feels like it sits extremely low, although it doesn’t look like it’s that low — it’s not like pubic hair is showing. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is that makes it uncomfortable. This panty also appears to be stained even after washing it. Size Note: A size 6 woman should order a size medium, or perhaps a large? I can’t tell!
- Thong Thinx Panty: I LOVE the Thinx beige thong. It is for light days and it works perfectly. Wonderfully. Fabulously. I seriously think every woman should have this. It is comfortable, fits beautifully, and is virtually invisible under white clothing. The outside layer is nude, but the inner layer is black so you have the best of both worlds. No staining at all and it’s easy to wash. I am very impressed by their thong, which is why I’ve included it on my list of the most comfortable women’s thongs. Size Note: A size 4 woman can order a small.