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 a few years ago that made me prone to yeast infections, so I can not have any fabric against my lady parts that isn’t the highest quality cotton. And I am not just talking about a cotton gusset — you know that little scrap of cotton fabric sewn into the crotch of cheap poly blend underwear? Nope, that little strip of cotton on top of manmade fabric does nothing to prevent an infection. I require high-quality cotton in each layer 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!
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 thoroughly enjoyed Thirdlove’s Pima Cotton Thong for this. It’s soft, comfortable, and doesn’t irritate my crotch yeast 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. It cut into my hips a bit, which as we all know is unflattering.
Hanky Panky Organic Cotton Thongs
The Hanky Panky Organic Cotton Original Rise Thong is my all-time favorite, most comfortable women’s thong. 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 yodle 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 stick to the Hanky Panky organic cotton thongs because they absorb all the sweat, so they are super 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 doesn’t 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 just about as comfortable as the Hanky Panky organic cotton thong and prevents yeast infections even though the main fabric is not entirely made of cotton. It is made of 51% cotton, 37% polyamide, and 12% elastane with a 100% cotton gusset. Compared to the original rise Hanky Panky thong, it does sit a little lower on the torso, has a slightly narrower fabric along the bum crack, and has wider elastic along the hips. Some of you may prefer one or all of those things. I find them comfortable, but they are not as secure as my Hanky Pankys. I think my hips might be a little narrow for them. Therefore, I believe these are best for women size 6/8 – size 12. This thong is available at Zappos, Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s, and Amazon.
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. I know this post is about the most comfortable women’s thong underwear, but I wanted to share 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: The reason we are here! I LOVE the Thinx beige thong. It is for light days and it works perfectly. I 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 obviously why I’ve included it on my comfortable thong list. I will say though, the lace is not super strong. I eventually poked holes through the lace when putting them on, but it took over a year of me using them once a month to do that. Size Note: A size 4 woman can order a small.