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A woman wearing a thong that causes very small/thin tan lines
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A very small, quasi translucent, thong.
.The Thong is a garment worn either as underwear or as a swimsuit by both women and men.^ Generally speaking, a thong is a type of garment that can be worn as an underwear or swimwear both by men and women.

^ Retailer FreshPair defines thong as "An underwear style for both men and women with a thin fabric back that rests between the buttocks" whereas a g-string is "A panty with a very thin (string-like) band of fabric in the back."
  • Sexy Thongs and Babes 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

^ French maid , a form of ladies' fantasywear G-String/Thong , a narrow piece of cloth passes between the buttocks, and is attached to a band around the hips, worn as a bikini bottom or as underwear by both men and women.
  • Polynum.org » Lingerie 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC polynum.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The garment from the front can look like a regular bikini bottom, but on the back the material that holds the front up is reduced to a minimum.^ The chemise styled garment has adjustable elasticized shoulder straps, a V-shaped neckline in front, a circular opening in back with a hook and eye closure at the top, and a three-inch flounce finishing the bottom.
  • NY L86677 - The tariff classification of women’s garments from China. - United States International Trade Commision Rulings 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Classic triangle style bikini top ties at the back and neck.  Bottoms are front lined and have adorable side-ties which you can adjust for a great fit.

^ Full back bottoms are front lined and have rings on either side.  SIZE: Small-Medium or Medium-Large - 720 - $55 .

.The back of the garment typically consists of a thin waistband and a thin strip of material that runs from the waistband under the crotch to join up with the bottom front of the garment,[1] and typically designed to sit between the wearer's buttocks.^ Thong underwear and swimwear is a style characterized by a thin strip of material along the center of the garment's rear designed to sit between the wearer's buttocks cheeks connecting the front or pouch to the waistband behind the wearer.
  • Sexy Thongs and Babes 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

^ The thong back has a thin strip of fabric resting between the buttocks, which exposes this area.
  • The Original Seamless Shapewear -- Our Body Wrap Catalog -- not your mother's girdle 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.seamlessbody.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In this g-string embodiment, the strip 20 of the garment extends through the wearers' legs and up the back in the crease between the buttocks.
  • Strapless G-string or thong - Patent Application 20070124850 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.One type of thong is the g-string or T-back, the back of which consists only of an elastic string.^ Types of thongs include the traditional thong, the g -string, and v -string.
  • Sexy Thongs and Babes 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

^ Thongs are similar to g-strings, the main difference being that thongs have more material between the legs and back whereas a g -string has less, usually an actual "string" of material.
  • Sexy Thongs and Babes 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

^ Thongs are similar to g -strings, the main difference being that thongs have more material between the legs and back whereas a g -string has less, usually an actual "string" of material.
  • Custom Embroidered Thongs | Personalized Thongs | Promotional Logo Thongs 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.universityfashions.com [Source type: General]

[2] .The two terms g-string and thong are often used interchangeably; however, they can refer to distinct pieces of clothing.^ Thongs are much like g-strings and the terms are often used interchangeably.
  • Sexy Panties: G-String, Thongs, Boy Shorts and Crotchless Panties 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.flirtylingerie.com [Source type: General]

^ Two-piece Swimsuits, Swimwear, Bathing Suit @ Amiclubwear Swimsuit Online Store: bikini, Thong, T-back, G-string, Tankini, Stringbodys, halter-necks, maillots and plunge fronts Help Bookmark My Account .
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^ French maid , a form of ladies' fantasywear G-String/Thong , a narrow piece of cloth passes between the buttocks, and is attached to a band around the hips, worn as a bikini bottom or as underwear by both men and women.
  • Polynum.org » Lingerie 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC polynum.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

See design and variety of thongs for details. .Thongs come in a variety of styles depending on the thickness, material, or type of the rear portion of fabric and are available for both men and women throughout most of the world.^ Thongs come in a variety of styles depending on the thickness, material, or type of this rear portion of fabric and are available for both men and women throughout the world.
  • Custom Embroidered Thongs | Personalized Thongs | Promotional Logo Thongs 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.universityfashions.com [Source type: General]

^ Thong underwear and swimwear is a style characterized by a thin strip of material along the center of the garment's rear designed to sit between the wearer's buttocks connecting the front or pouch to the waistband behind the wearer.
  • Custom Embroidered Thongs | Personalized Thongs | Promotional Logo Thongs 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.universityfashions.com [Source type: General]

^ Thongs come in different fabrics including: 100% cotton, cotton and spandex blends, cotton and lycra blends, nylon and spandex microfiber, silk knits, mesh and lace.'
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The thong is known as fio dental (literally dental floss) in Brazil.^ Thongs are a little too wide and thick in my rear crack, LOL. I prefer the g string dental floss type.
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Nomenclature

.The origin of the word thong is from the Old English thwong, a flexible leather cord.^ The origin of the word thong is from Old English thwong, a flexible leather cord.
  • InMySexyLingerie.com - G-string (Thong) 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.inmysexylingerie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The origin of the word 'thong' is from the Old English thwong , a flexible leather cord.
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[4]
.Many languages borrow the English word string to refer to this type of underwear, usually without the G.^ And more understanding toward those whose first language is not English and who struggle to understand all the idiosyncrasies of its grammar and word usage.
  • Rogers' Rules of Order - November 2007 - National Geographic magazine - NGM.com 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC blogs.ngm.com [Source type: General]

^ As is the case with many icons of pop culture, G-string underwear is not without its own controversies.
  • InMySexyLingerie.com - G-string (Thong) 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.inmysexylingerie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The tighter or fitted type of sexy men's underwear but may also refer to swimwear, the type most men start out with from popular brands like Hanes.
  • Sexy Mens underwear, thongs, men's swimwear, jockstraps, lingerie at ABC Underwear 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.abcunderwear.com [Source type: General]

.Another common name is tanga or even a string tanga, especially in German.^ According to Wikipedia , there's even another music composer named John Mayer.

^ There are briefs, thongs, g-strings, tangas, boy shorts and crotchless panties to name but a few of the dizzying selection.
  • Sexy Panties: G-String, Thongs, Boy Shorts and Crotchless Panties 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.flirtylingerie.com [Source type: General]

^ G-string Defined    A g-string is the union of the string culotte and the tanga , or from another vector the marriage of a waistband and a cache-sexe.
  • Bikini Science--G-string 18 September 2009 8:52 UTC www.bikiniscience.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A frequent metaphor, especially in South America, is dental floss as in Spanish hilo dental or Portuguese fio dental.^ Fashion designer Rudi Gernreich was credited with introducing the modern thong back in 1974 which grew in popularity in South America, especially in Brazil.
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In Lithuanian it is "siaurikės" ("narrows"), Italian "perizoma", in Turkish "ipli külot" ("stringed underpants"), and in Bulgarian as "prashka" (slingshot). .In Israel the thong, mostly the g-string, is called Khutini (חוטיני), from the word Khut, which means String.^ Such sanitary napkins or panty liners are particularly useful for wearing in so-called thong slips or G-string undergarments.
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Embodiments of the invention are directed to a thong or G-string type undergarment which is kept in place by means of adhesive, without the need for a waistband.
  • Strapless G-string or thong - Patent Application 20070124850 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ I know....i mean, I do know the difference, but I still consider a g-string a thong in the big picture.
  • Thongs....do you where them? [Archive] - Cincinnati Bengals Message Boards - Forums 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC boards.bengals.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Similarly, in Iran, it is called "Shortbandi" (شورت بندی) in which "short" (from English: Shorts) means "briefs" and "bandi" means "with a string". A Puerto-Rican Spanish slang term, used by Reggaeton artists, is gistro.^ Their word for it, tanga, is used in languages such as Spanish to refer to the garment, sometimes specifically the type with cloth through the legs and string around the sides.
  • InMySexyLingerie.com - G-string (Thong) 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.inmysexylingerie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The term G-string is first attested as American slang to describe the loincloth of Philippine natives in the late 19th century.
  • InMySexyLingerie.com - G-string (Thong) 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.inmysexylingerie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thongs are much like g-strings and the terms are often used interchangeably.
  • Sexy Panties: G-String, Thongs, Boy Shorts and Crotchless Panties 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.flirtylingerie.com [Source type: General]

Australians colloquially refer to the g-string as a g-banger also shortened to banger
.Sometimes the bareness of the buttocks is emphasized, as in Spanish colaless (the origin is probably connected to the term topless but in reference to cola (butt in Spanish), sometimes the T-like shape of the back.^ Thong can also be referred to as g-string or gee string if the sides and back of the thong are almost as thin as string like material.

^ As used herein the term "transverse " refers to a direction which connects the right and the left leg opening of an undergarment.
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Their word for it, tanga, is used in languages such as Spanish to refer to the garment, sometimes specifically the type with cloth through the legs and string around the sides.
  • InMySexyLingerie.com - G-string (Thong) 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.inmysexylingerie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In the dialects of Chinese language, the T-back is commonly called dingziku (丁字褲/丁字裤) which literally means 丁 character pants (or roughly, T-letter pants). In Korean, it is called 티팬티 (T panty). .However, there are several usages of the term T-back in English as well (e.g., Children's literature author E. L. Konigsburg's T-backs, T-shirts, Coat and Suit).^ There are a few however who are wearing men's thong bathing suits in some beaches in America who are more influenced by European tourists.

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Thong vs. g-string

.The word "g-string" is often used interchangeably with the word "thong". However, the g-string is only one form of the thong.^ Thongs are much like g-strings and the terms are often used interchangeably.
  • Sexy Panties: G-String, Thongs, Boy Shorts and Crotchless Panties 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.flirtylingerie.com [Source type: General]

^ The thong liner (10) shown in figure 3 is shortened which is particularly useful for thong slips having an extremely thin rearward string portion.
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ If two or more fibrous fabric layers of different fiber thickness are used it is most preferred to have the one with the higher fiber thickness on the outside of the thong liner .
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.The normal association of the difference between an g-string and a thong is the width of the back section that passes between the wearer's buttocks, the string being more string like and narrower.^ The rearward width of the thong liner is preferably between 1.5 and 4 cm, more preferably between 1.8 and 2.5 cm.
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ I'am19 now and I like to wear g-strings more then thongs.
  • where can i buy women's panties, thongs for men? - Q&A 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ The thong back has a thin strip of fabric resting between the buttocks, which exposes this area.
  • The Original Seamless Shapewear -- Our Body Wrap Catalog -- not your mother's girdle 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.seamlessbody.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

According to the Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion "The g-string, or thong, [is] a panty front with a half- to one-inch strip of fabric at the back that sits between the buttocks",[5] and Knickers: a Brief History says: "Minor tweaks to the cut earned these skimpy panties different titles-—from the thong, which has a one-inch strip of fabric down AVPL is the underwear the back, to a g-string, which, as the name equivalent of Spanish suggests (hilo dental), is more like a string of fabric akin between the teeth."[6] Striptease: the Untold History of the Girlie Show says: "The thong [is] an undergarment derived from the stripper's g-string",[7] and according to Americanisms: the Illustrated Book of Words Made in the USA a g-string is "a thong panty consisting of a small triangular piece of fabric supported by two elastic straps. Attributed to strippers circa 1936".[8] The Heinemann English Dictionary defines "thong" as "a pair of underpants or swimming costume in a very skimpy style like a g-string".[9] In an aricle in The Guardian, Chris Alden writes that "the thong wasn't always so popular: in the old days it used to be called the g-string".[10]

History

.Thongs, in the form of loincloths, are believed to have been the earliest form of human clothing, which were generally worn by men.^ From the website: 'Thongs are believed to be descended from the earliest form of clothing, the loincloth, which were generally a male's clothing item.
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ French maid , a form of ladies' fantasywear G-String/Thong , a narrow piece of cloth passes between the buttocks, and is attached to a band around the hips, worn as a bikini bottom or as underwear by both men and women.
  • Polynum.org » Lingerie 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC polynum.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This invention relates generally to the field of brief-type garments for men and women, and more particularly to an open-sided, waistless G-string or thong-type garment which is undetectable under form-fitting clothing.
  • Strapless G-string or thong - Patent Application 20070124850 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

It is thought that they were originally developed to protect, support or hide the male anatomy. .The loincloth is probably the earliest form of clothing used by mankind; having originated in the warmer climates of sub-Saharan Africa where clothing was first worn nearly 75,000 years ago.^ From the website: 'Thongs are believed to be descended from the earliest form of clothing, the loincloth, which were generally a male's clothing item.
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I first heard about Wacoal when it was highly spoken about on an Oprah show about 3 years ago and so I tried their other t-back bra.
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^ Its earliest form was a strip of cloth between the legs secured by a string around the waist and called a "G-string", a name that was in use at least as far back as the late 1800s.
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.Many tribal peoples, such as some of the Khoisan people of southern Africa, wore thongs for many centuries.^ Many tribal peoples, such as some of the Khoisan people of southern Africa, wore a similar style of clothing for many centuries.
  • InMySexyLingerie.com - G-string (Thong) 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.inmysexylingerie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Much like the more than 2000 year old Japanese fundoshi, these early garments were made with the male genitalia in mind.^ The V-String Vagina The V-String Latex Realistic Vagina completely hides male genitalia, and is made so that it can be penetrated and you can even have sex like a female.
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^ Part of these savings came from the closure of more than 40 underperforming stores, bringing the total to around 160 by early 2003.
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^ It is possible that the pocket was made from another garment, and that turning the more robust material outermost was a protective measure.
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.Also, in several photographs depicting life in the American Old West, prostitutes were pictured wearing a garment with a back that rested between their buttocks and completely exposing both cheeks.^ Give wool garments a 24-hour rest between wearings.
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^ Thong underwear and swimwear is a style characterized by a thin strip of material along the center of the garment's rear designed to sit between the wearer's buttocks cheeks connecting the front or pouch to the waistband behind the wearer.
  • Sexy Thongs and Babes 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

^ Retailer FreshPair defines thong as "An underwear style for both men and women with a thin fabric back that rests between the buttocks" whereas a g-string is "A panty with a very thin (string-like) band of fabric in the back."
  • Sexy Thongs and Babes 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

.The first direct descendant of the loincloth, in the direction of the thong, was the jockstrap, created by Chicago sporting goods company Sharp & Smith in 1874. The first historical reference to the thong since then is in 1939 New York City when Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia ordered nude dancers to dress more appropriately.^ The first direct descendant of the loincloth, in the direction of thong, was the jockstrap, created by Chicago sporting goods company Sharp & Smith in 1874.
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^ The first historical reference to the thong in post-1900's is in 1939 New York City when Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia ordered nude dancers to dress more appropriately.
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^ Although it was worn for decades by exotic dancers, the thong first gained mainstream popularity in South America, particularly in Brazil in the 1970s.
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.Jacques Heim's and Louis Réard's original bikini from 1946 (that introduced the term bikini) had a culotte with a thong back.^ Fashion designer Rudi Gernreich was credited with introducing the modern thong back in 1974 which grew in popularity in South America, especially in Brazil.
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.Fashion designer Rudi Gernreich, who had in the mid-1960s created the first topless swimsuit, which he called the monokini, is credited with introducing the modern thong in 1974. Thongs first became popular as a swimsuit style in South America, particularly in Brazil.^ In modern clothing, thongs first became popular as a swimsuit style in Brazil.
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^ Fashion designer Rudi Gernreich was credited with introducing the modern thong back in 1974 which grew in popularity in South America, especially in Brazil.
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although it was worn for decades by exotic dancers, the thong first gained mainstream popularity in South America, particularly in Brazil in the 1970s.
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.May 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In the 1990s, the thong began to gain wider acceptance and popularity in the United States.^ Although it was worn for decades by exotic dancers, the thong first gained mainstream popularity in South America, particularly in Brazil in the 1970s.
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^ In the 1990's, the thong began to gain widespread acceptance and popularity in the United States of America (U.S.), amounting for sales of more than $2 billion per year in 2006.
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^ In alternate embodiments, the distal end may have more material and be approximately V-shaped (thong style).
  • Strapless G-string or thong - Patent Application 20070124850 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.The wearing of thong or g-string underwear has become popular in the United States in the last decade, although in Europe it has been commonplace for many more years both as underwear and swimwear.^ Although the popularity of wearing thong underwear in America has taken off only in the last decade, in Eastern Europe it has been common for many more years.
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^ Although it was worn for decades by exotic dancers, the thong first gained mainstream popularity in South America, particularly in Brazil in the 1970s.
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^ One advantage attributed to the wearing of thong underwear is that no visible panty line can be seen even under a thin, light-colored, or skin-tight garment, which makes for a more attractive appearance.
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Design and variety

Types of string thongs
Back Sides
Strap Tie Strapless
T-back Underwear - string back
G-string Underwear - triangle back
V-string Underwear - V back
C-string Underwear - C back
.Thongs are available in a wide variety of materials, including silk, cotton, microfiber, satin, nylon, and lycra/spandex.^ For example, Nylon®, Lycra®, Spandex® and cotton materials having elastic components are suitable.

^ Complete with C4411Cupcake Cotton Thong not included.
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^ Thongs provide you with a seamless fit under any garment and are available in sexy, fashion forward, basic and control varieties.
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.Types of thongs include the traditional thong, the g-string, v-string, t-back and c-string.^ Order: 1500 Pieces 54 Matching Results g-string, thong ,t-back,underwear stock .
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^ G-string,t-back,thong comfortable,beautiful,competitive price...
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^ Embodiments of the invention are directed to a thong or G-string type undergarment which is kept in place by means of adhesive, without the need for a waistband.
  • Strapless G-string or thong - Patent Application 20070124850 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.In Australia, the terms g-string and thong are both used, but the term thong usually refers to a kind of rubber sandal.^ Thongs are much like g-strings and the terms are often used interchangeably.
  • Sexy Panties: G-String, Thongs, Boy Shorts and Crotchless Panties 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.flirtylingerie.com [Source type: General]

^ Boy Shorts : Boy shorts are referred to in this manner as they resemble men's underwear in that they offer fuller coverage than the thong or g-string, but they are a stretch to fit garment.
  • Sexy Panties: G-String, Thongs, Boy Shorts and Crotchless Panties 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.flirtylingerie.com [Source type: General]

^ The thong liner (10) shown in figure 3 is shortened which is particularly useful for thong slips having an extremely thin rearward string portion.
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.The most significant difference between thongs designed for men and women is the shape of the front part of the garment.^ French maid , a form of ladies' fantasywear G-String/Thong , a narrow piece of cloth passes between the buttocks, and is attached to a band around the hips, worn as a bikini bottom or as underwear by both men and women.
  • Polynum.org » Lingerie 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC polynum.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Crescent Tannery Manufacturers and suppliers of leather garments, mens leather garments, womens leather garments, designer leather garments, fancy leather garments, black leather garments including leather jackets, leather coats and leather pants.
  • Leather Garments - Leather Garments Manufacturers,Leather Garments Suppliers & Exporters 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC dir.indiamart.com [Source type: News]

^ Boy Shorts : Boy shorts are referred to in this manner as they resemble men's underwear in that they offer fuller coverage than the thong or g-string, but they are a stretch to fit garment.
  • Sexy Panties: G-String, Thongs, Boy Shorts and Crotchless Panties 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.flirtylingerie.com [Source type: General]

.Often, but not always, thongs for men will feature a vertical seam to create shape and space for the male genitalia, and the pouch may be made of stretchy material (usually cotton-Lycra or microfiber) for an ergonomic fit.^ Thongs come in different fabrics including: 100% cotton, cotton and spandex blends, cotton and lycra blends, nylon and spandex microfiber, silk knits, mesh and lace.'
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The V-String Vagina The V-String Latex Realistic Vagina completely hides male genitalia, and is made so that it can be penetrated and you can even have sex like a female.
  • MR-MS's Breast & nipple pumps and cleavage enhancers, Falsies & breast forms, V-string vagina, Gaffs, Body enhancers & shapers, Waist cinchers 20 September 2009 22:24 UTC www.mrms.com [Source type: General]

^ In alternate embodiments, the distal end may have more material and be approximately V-shaped (thong style).
  • Strapless G-string or thong - Patent Application 20070124850 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.The equivalent section in women's thongs is normally flat and seamless.^ Sexy thongs for both, check the sexy lingerie section for the womens and the male thong section for mens.
  • Sexy Mens underwear, thongs, men's swimwear, jockstraps, lingerie at ABC Underwear 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.abcunderwear.com [Source type: General]

.However, the fabric is usually thicker in the area where it covers the vulva (by incorporating a cotton gusset) and this is done for several reasons, e.g.^ However, cotton fabric can be treated with a wrinkle resistant finish to create a more resilient fabric/garment.
  • Leather Lingerie, hot crop tops, Vinyl lingerie, Dominatrix clothing, sexy lingerie 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.intimatefashionz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

leukorrhea. .There are also novelty designs for both sexes, featuring shapes to conform to the genitals or provide humorous visual effects.^ It is therefore necessary to provide such thong shaped sanitary napkins or panty liners without any irritation causing material or design feature especially in a peripheral rim region.
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Irrespective of the wings and whether they are specially designed for thong shaped sanitary napkins or for thong shaped panty liners they can be provided as separate pieces and be attached to the thong liner or they can be integral with the materials of the thong liner, e.g.
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The thong shape design is such that it provides the sanitary napkin or panty liner with a shape such that it can be worn in the above mentioned thong slips, G-string undergarments or string panties, hence the thong shape is fundamentally triangular or trapezoidal.
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.As designs become more risqué there are also types intended to expose genitals as much as they conceal them.^ But to me they were much more.
  • Salon.com Politics | Sex and the open stacks 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC dir.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ They've pretty much exhausted the thong -- de minimis can only go so far before there's nowhere left to go.

.There are a number of intermediate kinds of thongs between full rear coverage and a string rear.^ Today, there are a number of intermediate styles between full rear coverage and a string rear.
  • InMySexyLingerie.com - G-string (Thong) 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.inmysexylingerie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Boy Shorts : Boy shorts are referred to in this manner as they resemble men's underwear in that they offer fuller coverage than the thong or g-string, but they are a stretch to fit garment.
  • Sexy Panties: G-String, Thongs, Boy Shorts and Crotchless Panties 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.flirtylingerie.com [Source type: General]

^ Basically, the thong is a panty with full frontal coverage with a narrow piece of material for back coverage.
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Like the thong, the g-string is essentially a bottom-covering that covers the pubis and leaves the buttocks bared; The term g-string is generally used when the vertical strap in the rear of a g-string is no wider than a string.^ Thongs are much like g-strings and the terms are often used interchangeably.
  • Sexy Panties: G-String, Thongs, Boy Shorts and Crotchless Panties 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.flirtylingerie.com [Source type: General]

^ Boy Shorts : Boy shorts are referred to in this manner as they resemble men's underwear in that they offer fuller coverage than the thong or g-string, but they are a stretch to fit garment.
  • Sexy Panties: G-String, Thongs, Boy Shorts and Crotchless Panties 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.flirtylingerie.com [Source type: General]

^ This sexy little thong bikini has a classic triangle "slide" adjustable top and a fully lined thong bottom with stretchy side straps for comfort & great fit.

[11] .Other similar styles include the Brazilian, Rio, and T-back (T-string).^ Bottom Style: Please Select...Mini T-back or Mini Rio .

^ Plus, t-backs are the only way to go for me because all the other styles slip off my shoulders.
  • Wacoal Custom Contours T-Back Bra 65942 - FREE Shipping 18 September 2009 8:52 UTC www.freshpair.com [Source type: General]

^ They include the rio, tanga, thong, string thong, and micro bikini, among others.
  • InMySexyLingerie.com - G-string (Thong) 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.inmysexylingerie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The naming of the intermediate styles of thong is debatable, different vendors use the words somewhat interchangeably.^ We professionally produce thong in different style , also process it as your design with competitive price....
  • Thong, Thong Manufacturers & Suppliers 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.alibaba.com [Source type: General]
  • Thongs, Thongs Manufacturers & Suppliers 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.alibaba.com [Source type: General]

^ If two or more fibrous fabric layers of different fiber thickness are used it is most preferred to have the one with the higher fiber thickness on the outside of the thong liner .
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Thongs are much like g-strings and the terms are often used interchangeably.
  • Sexy Panties: G-String, Thongs, Boy Shorts and Crotchless Panties 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.flirtylingerie.com [Source type: General]

Women's thongs

Traditional thong
.This style is generally the most common and features a strip of fabric of varying widths, at the rear of the garment, connecting the front or pouch to the waistband.^ The offending garment is a blue bit of fabric with a rhinestone heart forming part of the waistband, connected to the fabric by metal links.
  • Macrida Patterson Talks About Defective Thong And Suing Victoria's Secret (VIDEO) 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The excellent fit is the most important feature of this garment.

^ The most preferred thong liners are selected such that they have a front width which is at least twice as wide as the rear width.
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

G-string

Woman wearing a G-string
.The g-string style consists of an elastic string, as opposed to a strip of fabric, connecting the front/pouch and the waistband in the rear.^ The offending garment is a blue bit of fabric with a rhinestone heart forming part of the waistband, connected to the fabric by metal links.
  • Macrida Patterson Talks About Defective Thong And Suing Victoria's Secret (VIDEO) 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While FIGS. 1-6 exemplify a strapless g-string (FIGS. 1, 2, and 5 ) and a strapless thong (FIGS. 3, 4, and 6 ), it will be appreciated that the concept is readily adaptable to many styles, from full rear coverage to a string rear.
  • Strapless G-string or thong - Patent Application 20070124850 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Made in stars and stripes fabric with clear elastic strings.

It is also called a Rio thong. .Since the mid 1920s, female strippers and exotic dancers in the West have been referring to the style of thongs they wore for their performances as g-strings.^ Apr 27 2006, 07:02 PM I've worn thongs since I was 12 - in 1987 they were definately not fashionable or popular and I had to conceal that I wore them.
  • The BUST Lounge > Under there? UNDERWEAR! 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.bust.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Boy Shorts : Boy shorts are referred to in this manner as they resemble men's underwear in that they offer fuller coverage than the thong or g-string, but they are a stretch to fit garment.
  • Sexy Panties: G-String, Thongs, Boy Shorts and Crotchless Panties 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.flirtylingerie.com [Source type: General]

^ While FIGS. 1-6 exemplify a strapless g-string (FIGS. 1, 2, and 5 ) and a strapless thong (FIGS. 3, 4, and 6 ), it will be appreciated that the concept is readily adaptable to many styles, from full rear coverage to a string rear.
  • Strapless G-string or thong - Patent Application 20070124850 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

The origin of the term g-string is obscure. Since the 19th century the term geestring referred to the string which held the loincloth of American Indians [12] and later referred to the narrow loincloth itself. William Safire in his Ode on a G-String quoted the usage of the word g-string for loincloth by Harper's Magazine 15 years after Beadle's and suggested that the magazine confused the word with the musical term G string (i.e., the string for the G note). Safire also mentions the opinion of linguist Robert Hendrickson that "G" (or "gee") stands for groin, which was a taboo word at the time.[13]

T-back

Woman wearing a T-back
.A thong that makes a straight line of a strip of garment in the back like the letter T.^ Nothing gets her down – knock her over and you’d better make room because she’ll bounce right back like a voluptuous weeble.
  • Glamourflage | Serious Fun, Serious Skincare 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.glamourflage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ "I don't know why they came up with making signs like that," Ericson says of the famous thong protest.
  • Metroactive News & Issues | Salinas High School Dress Code 18 September 2009 8:52 UTC www.metroactive.com [Source type: News]

^ If my wife asks me to wear a thong for "night time fun" I always agree, because I like to make her happy.
  • Why People Should Wear Whatever Underwear They Want and Still Feel Sexy - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

The sound has been causing some confusion among Japanese speakers with a tea bag, which is also common in today's Japanese dictionaries.

V-string

.Similar to the g-string, this style connects via a single string along the rear that separates into two strings just at or before the waistband or into a small triangle of fabric above the buttocks but below the waistband.^ The offending garment is a blue bit of fabric with a rhinestone heart forming part of the waistband, connected to the fabric by metal links.
  • Macrida Patterson Talks About Defective Thong And Suing Victoria's Secret (VIDEO) 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While FIGS. 1-6 exemplify a strapless g-string (FIGS. 1, 2, and 5 ) and a strapless thong (FIGS. 3, 4, and 6 ), it will be appreciated that the concept is readily adaptable to many styles, from full rear coverage to a string rear.
  • Strapless G-string or thong - Patent Application 20070124850 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ In some embodiments, the distal end may be very thin so that it goes between the buttocks (g-string style).
  • Strapless G-string or thong - Patent Application 20070124850 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

C-string

A C-string
.As narrow as a g-string but without the band around the waist, leaving just a C shaped piece between the legs held in place firmly by a flexible internal frame.^ When you place like-colored pieces against one another, they'll all become incorporated into the same shape.
  • It's Mr Pants Preview - Game Boy Advance Previews at GameSpot 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]
  • It's Mr Pants Preview - Game Boy Advance Previews at GameSpot 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ They consist of a small swatch of material that covers the pubic region, and strings of a stretch material around the waist and between the woman's buttocks.
  • Sexy Panties: G-String, Thongs, Boy Shorts and Crotchless Panties 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.flirtylingerie.com [Source type: General]

^ More specifically, hose can be secured by placing the top edge of the hose underneath lower friction band 31 (that is, between lower friction band 31 and the wearer's leg).

[14][15] .Since there is no material around the waist, the c-string completely eliminates the panty lines which thongs and other underwear create.^ Boy Shorts : Boy shorts are referred to in this manner as they resemble men's underwear in that they offer fuller coverage than the thong or g-string, but they are a stretch to fit garment.
  • Sexy Panties: G-String, Thongs, Boy Shorts and Crotchless Panties 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.flirtylingerie.com [Source type: General]

^ Basically, the thong is a panty with full frontal coverage with a narrow piece of material for back coverage.
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sears has some nice Satin string panties that fit great and Delicates brand at JCPenny's have no front crotch seam, they look like men's satin underwear.
  • where can i buy women's panties, thongs for men? - Q&A 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.C-strings are also designed for use as beachwear, which reduces the tan lines that would have been left by the side straps of even a g-string.^ This sexy little thong bikini has a classic triangle "slide" adjustable top and a fully lined thong bottom with stretchy side straps for comfort & great fit.

^ Teeny little V-string bottom is fully lined and has stretchy side straps for easy fit.

^ This sexy thong bikini has a sliding, triangle top and strappy thong bottom (fully lined) with stretchy double side straps for great fit.

Cheeky

Woman wearing a cheeky bottom
.A more conservative style called a cheeky covers a little more area, but exposes the bottom part of the buttocks.^ One is certainly modesty, as a woman's bottom and vaginal area are considered private portions of her anatomy and modesty dictates that they be covered.
  • Sexy Panties: G-String, Thongs, Boy Shorts and Crotchless Panties 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.flirtylingerie.com [Source type: General]

^ The strip area covering the cleft in the buttock of the wearer 48 may be significantly narrower than the upper section 52 .
  • Strapless G-string or thong - Patent Application 20070124850 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.Some cheekies are used as undergarments while others function as bikini bottoms.^ During a barroom brawl, Drover uses Sarah's luggage to try to hit others, resulting in the bags falling open, and some of her undergarments, including a bra, fly out.
  • SCREEN IT! PARENTAL REVIEW: AUSTRALIA 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.screenit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[citation needed]

Men's thongs

Men's thong with front seam
Man wearing a thong
.In the USA and Europe, the wearing of thongs by men was once mainly limited to the dance belt, the posing pouch for bodybuilders and the realm of male strippers.^ More recently, men's thong wear has begun to gain popularity for fit and supportiveness, especially for activities such as running, exercising, at the gym, or as daily wear.'
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Men's thongs are now more widely available and accepted and are commonly worn as day-to-day underwear or swimwear.^ Perreo was the subject of a national controversy in Puerto Rico as reggaeton music and the predominantly lower class culture it derived from, became more popular and widely available.

^ Check out www.xdress.com for a site that sells thongs and other fancy/feminine underwear designed for men.
  • where can i buy women's panties, thongs for men? - Q&A 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Ladies Underwears We offer a wide and exclusive range of ladies underwear that are available in a wide array of patterns, designs and colors thus making them all the more exotic.

They are still not marketed as strongly to men as they are to women. .Thongs for men are cut differently from thongs for women, often having a partial or full vertical seam at the front of the garment to create a contoured pouch which accommodates the male genitalia.^ The laminate would then be cut to create individual thong liners.
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Huang discloses an undergarment for contouring a body being made from stretchable material, having straps, having complex stitching on the front and rear of the undergarment, and having a zipper on the lateral side.

^ Figure 1 shows a thong shaped panty liner (10) having a longitudinal center line (20) and a transverse line (22) which separates a front half (4) of the thong shaped panty liner (10) and a rear half (5) of the panty liner (10).
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.Edgar Rice Burroughs dressed his fictional character, Tarzan, in a G-string for the first time in his book The Son of Tarzan (1914) in chapter 26.[16].^ DVStringBuffer public DVStringBuffer() Constructs a string buffer with no characters in it and an initial capacity of 16 characters.
  • Class umich.cbe.distview.foundation.DVStringBuffer 20 September 2009 22:24 UTC www.eecs.umich.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Of public int indexOf(int ch, int fromIndex) Returns the index within this string of the first occurrence of the specified character, starting the search at the specified index.
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^ Returns: If the string argument occurs one or more times as a substring within this object at a starting index no greater than fromIndex , then the index of the first character of the last such substring is returned.
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However, Korak, son of Tarzan, used a G-string before his father Tarzan did in the same book (chapter 20) [17]

Dance belt

.A dance belt is a type of thong designed to be used in the same manner as an athletic supporter, but for male dancers (especially in ballet).^ Fashion designer Rudi Gernreich was credited with introducing the modern thong back in 1974 which grew in popularity in South America, especially in Brazil.
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Men's 100% polyester velvet thong, This product was especially designed for valentine day's gift to intrigue passion & have fun...
  • Thongs, Thongs Manufacturers & Suppliers 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.alibaba.com [Source type: General]

^ More recently, men's thong wear has begun to gain popularity for fit and supportiveness, especially for activities such as running, exercising, at the gym, or as daily wear.'
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Its purpose is to protect and support the dancer during dance activities without being seen through outer garments, such as tights, leotard, gym leggings or shorts.^ Further, because the enhanced buttocks are created without introducing another seam, a smoother and more aesthetically pleasing shape is achieved without compromising the outer garment.

^ More recently, men's thong wear has begun to gain popularity for fit and supportiveness, especially for activities such as running, exercising, at the gym, or as daily wear.'
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In this g-string embodiment, the strip 20 of the garment extends through the wearers' legs and up the back in the crease between the buttocks.
  • Strapless G-string or thong - Patent Application 20070124850 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.Thongs tend to offer better support for the male anatomy than do other underwear styles (as well as eliminating contact between the genitals and inner thighs) and is one of the reasons why men and boys may choose to wear them.^ Other than that, I don't really like wearing underwear.
  • The BUST Lounge > Under there? UNDERWEAR! 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.bust.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The apertures maybe circular or non-circular but have a cross sectional dimension at one end of the funnel which is wider than the opening at the other end of the funnel.
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The straps rest closer towards the neck than other bras freeing up the shoulders for better movement.
  • Wacoal Body T-back Bra 65124 - FREE Shipping 18 September 2009 8:52 UTC www.freshpair.com [Source type: General]

[18]

Thongs and society

Attitudes to the wearing of g-strings vary, as is usual with highly revealing clothing. Prior to its entrance into mainstream fashion, g-strings were primarily worn by exotic dancers. .In the modern Western world, g-strings are more commonly marketed towards females but are worn by both sexes.^ The V-String Vagina The V-String Latex Realistic Vagina completely hides male genitalia, and is made so that it can be penetrated and you can even have sex like a female.
  • MR-MS's Breast & nipple pumps and cleavage enhancers, Falsies & breast forms, V-string vagina, Gaffs, Body enhancers & shapers, Waist cinchers 20 September 2009 22:24 UTC www.mrms.com [Source type: General]

^ Her female characters frequently have as much or more power than the men in her stories, and most of them approach sex with a sense of awe, or at least a bit of mischievousness.
  • Salon.com Politics | Sex and the open stacks 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC dir.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ Export Market North America (48 products) Western Europe (46 products) Australasia (34 products) Eastern Europe (33 products) Asia (30 products) more...
  • Under Garments Manufacturers & Suppliers | Global Sources 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.globalsources.com [Source type: General]
  • Under Garment Manufacturers & Suppliers | Global Sources 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.globalsources.com [Source type: General]

.By the late 1980s, the style (for females) had made its way into most of the Western world, thong and g-string underwear became more and more popular through the 1990s due to shows like Baywatch, where numerous females were recorded wearing thong swimsuits.^ In modern clothing, thongs first became popular as a swimsuit style in Brazil.
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The V-String Vagina The V-String Latex Realistic Vagina completely hides male genitalia, and is made so that it can be penetrated and you can even have sex like a female.
  • MR-MS's Breast & nipple pumps and cleavage enhancers, Falsies & breast forms, V-string vagina, Gaffs, Body enhancers & shapers, Waist cinchers 20 September 2009 22:24 UTC www.mrms.com [Source type: General]

^ From their original hanky lingerie which is now in the permanent costume collection at the Metropolitan Museum to their new line of thongs being rated “most comfortable” by magazines like In Style and The New Yorker, Hanky Panky is as fresh and flirty as their name!
  • Hanky Panky Thong Collection - TodaysClothing.com 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC todaysclothing.com [Source type: General]

.In the late 1990s and early 2000s, some people wore thongs with low-cut hipsters and deliberately exposed them over the top of their trousers.^ Low rise thong 7mm single elastic finish at waist and leg opening Print unique to colourway Print marries back to prints on tops .
  • Icebreaker - Woman - Nature Intimate Ultralite - Thong 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.icebreaker.com [Source type: General]

^ Therefore I stationed some of the people behind the lowest points of the wall at the exposed places, posting them by families, with their swords, spears and bows.
  • Don't Back Down -- Build Up 18 September 2009 8:52 UTC www.raystedman.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is then necessary that the core of the thong liner is composed in such a way that cutting the thong shape does not cause problems of loose materials becoming exposed from the core.
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.This led to many designs of thong intended to be worn in this manner, which were adorned with jewels and motifs on the back.^ Fashion designer Rudi Gernreich was credited with introducing the modern thong back in 1974 which grew in popularity in South America, especially in Brazil.
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The rear width of the thong liner of course depends how far back it is intended to reach into the thong slip such that it could be as little as 0.7 cm.
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The thong shape design is such that it provides the sanitary napkin or panty liner with a shape such that it can be worn in the above mentioned thong slips, G-string undergarments or string panties, hence the thong shape is fundamentally triangular or trapezoidal.
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.However, more fashionably in the 2000s by the wearing of lower-riding thongs that hardly show above trousers, except when bending or twisting.^ My daughter explained that besides the locker-room scene, girls liked to wear their overpriced thongs with a silky strap showing.
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gym Girl Spaghetti Strap Top with a bra has linger   more "Fashion First Aid" "Fashion First Aid Underwhere Thong Medium Large Pink" .
  • Compare women s undergarments Women's Undergarments prices - SmartShopping.co.uk 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.smartshopping.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Compare women s undergarments Women's Undergarments prices - SmartShopping.co.uk 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.smartshopping.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More recently, men's thong wear has begun to gain popularity for fit and supportiveness, especially for activities such as running, exercising, at the gym, or as daily wear.'
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This was due mainly to the certain sections of the media unnecessarily slating this fashion trend.[19]. The popularity of wearing higher thongs showing over the waistband of trousers again is seen to be re-emerging, with the fashion collections of many high fashion labels exhibiting this style along with thong style swimsuits in their spring/summer collections of 2010
.The wearing of thong swimwear on the beach is common in some Southern European countries and on the tropical beaches of South America and Florida.^ Fashion designer Rudi Gernreich was credited with introducing the modern thong back in 1974 which grew in popularity in South America, especially in Brazil.
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Perfect combination when you want to be coy just wear the little swim skirt on the beach but when its time to get wild or for maximum sunning, you have the thong ready too!  .

^ Ladies Thongs We offer delicate and elegant ladies thongs that are worn as beach wear and also as an inner wear.

.They are generally accepted in most western countries, including most of Europe, North and South America, Australia, and parts of Asia.^ 'Australia' was filmed across in four different states and territories - Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales.
  • 'Australia' the film (movie) 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.fionalake.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Weeks of on-location filming also took place in several locations in Western Australia's East Kimberley region , in the far north-east corner of what is Australia's largest state.
  • 'Australia' the film (movie) 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.fionalake.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Everyone had a nap yesterday, including ME. (P.S. that is Carter, not me) Pinks & Blues are so generous- look what they sent me !

.They are banned or strongly discouraged in some places, including some Muslim countries such as Iran[20][21] and Saudi Arabia[citation needed], but also in a few western locations such as Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA.^ Weeks of on-location filming also took place in several locations in Western Australia's East Kimberley region , in the far north-east corner of what is Australia's largest state.
  • 'Australia' the film (movie) 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.fionalake.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Some locals are racists, including toward Drover who they say is black since he works and eats with them.
  • SCREEN IT! PARENTAL REVIEW: AUSTRALIA 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.screenit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some of the non-string bikinis are cut in such a way that they can't be worn by many women.

[22]
Huntington Beach, California passed an anti-nudity ordinance in 2007 that did not ban thongs.[23][24] Councilman Don Hansen assured, “we remain thong-friendly in Huntington Beach.” [25]
.Recent surveys place the number of American women who wear thongs as their preferred underwear style at 28%.^ Sexy women's underwear thong, Ideal briefs, excellent quality and reasonable price...
  • Thongs, Thongs Manufacturers & Suppliers 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.alibaba.com [Source type: General]

^ More recently, men's thong wear has begun to gain popularity for fit and supportiveness, especially for activities such as running, exercising, at the gym, or as daily wear.'
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Verified Member ]   China 56 Matching Results Ladies' underwear(lingerie,women's underwear, thong ) .
  • Thong, Thong Manufacturers & Suppliers 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.alibaba.com [Source type: General]

.While thongs are available for girls as young as eight years[26] it is common for parents to not approve of girls wearing them until they reach their teens.^ I haven't had much luck with boyshorts as they just want to slide off me, I had panty thongs too, but I don't wear them for aesthetic reasons (my gut).
  • where can i buy women's panties, thongs for men? - Q&A 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ My daughter explained that besides the locker-room scene, girls liked to wear their overpriced thongs with a silky strap showing.
  • Female Thongs: Culture&Fashion, Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping, Girl Panties Fetish, Pictures 23 September 2009 3:57 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm a girl and Im a lezbeon and I love to wear my girlfriends panties, bikini,thongs an briefs I just love it when they are crusty.
  • where can i buy women's panties, thongs for men? - Q&A 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Many reasons exist why women and men may choose to wear thong underwear or swimwear:[27] prevention of visible panty lines[28]; prevention of ride up so one needn't pull at one's underwear in public; comfort; fashion consciousness, including the feeling of being more adult; and minimization of tan lines.^ MENS Thong Heart Print underwear .
  • Thong, S Men's Underwear at BizRate - Price Comparison and Consumer Reviews 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.bizrate.com [Source type: General]

^ Apr 27 2006, 07:02 PM I've worn thongs since I was 12 - in 1987 they were definately not fashionable or popular and I had to conceal that I wore them.
  • The BUST Lounge > Under there? UNDERWEAR! 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.bust.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The line, which launched with t-shirts this spring, will expand into the full line, which includes sweatshirts, fashion tops, sweaters, swimwear, playwear and active wear, including bottoms, dresses, skirts and shorts, coveralls, shortall, rompers, wind suits and outerwear.
  • Buzz Report: Licensing Show Preview A to Z - 6/19/2007 5:00:00 AM - Playthings 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.playthings.com [Source type: General]

Controversy

Several institutions have banned thongs, mainly schools and universities.[29][30][31] .In one particular case in 2002, a female high school vice principal in San Diego physically checked up to 100 female students' underwear[32] as they entered the school for a dance, with or without student permission, causing an uproar among students and some parents and eliciting an investigation by the school into the vice principal's conduct.^ The one thing that the student has got to do is to learn that there is a rectangle up there - a white rectangle in a theater - and it has to be filled.
  • Hitchcock Quotes - Britmovie - British Film Forum 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.britmovie.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Zizzle will also launch Dance Mats, Musical Tote Bags and Electric Rockerz, cabinets in the shape of instruments that play select tunes inspired by High School Musical.
  • Buzz Report: Licensing Show Preview A to Z - 6/19/2007 5:00:00 AM - Playthings 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.playthings.com [Source type: General]

^ But Sean in particular has caused Rod a number of headaches over the years and is still the subject of a court case over an alleged attack on a clubber in an LA nightclub.

[33] .In her defense, the vice principal said the checks were for student safety and not specifically because of the wearing of thongs (“This was a safety issue, it was not a choice of underwear issue”).^ I don't wear bras because I have this serious issue with feeling confined or bound, and I feel that way when I wear a bra.
  • The BUST Lounge > Under there? UNDERWEAR! 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.bust.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[34][35][36][37][38][39]
.Of particular controversy is the retail by several outlets, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Argos, and Etam, of thongs for children as young as seven, due to their previous association with nude or erotic dancers.^ Victoria's Secret also was targeting younger women, and several general apparel chains, such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Express, and the Gap, were launching their own lingerie lines.
  • Frederick's of Hollywood, Inc. -- Company History 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.fundinguniverse.com [Source type: News]

.A spokesman for Abercrombie & Fitch stated that he could list "at least 100 reasons why a young girl would want thong underwear."^ 'Now, why the hell would I be wanting two empty glasses?'
  • EXPAT JOKES > Racial Jokes 1 11 September 2009 3:03 UTC homepage.ntlworld.com [Source type: Original source]

[27] This controversy spawned a great deal of free publicity for Abercrombie, including a chain letter that received wide circulation.[40] Media attention was drawn to the phenomenon when a British primary head teacher voiced concerns that pupils as young as 10 were wearing thong underwear to school.[41]
.Some gynecologists report anecdotally that thongs can cause health problems in regular wearers, including urinary tract and vaginal infections.^ It is then necessary that the core of the thong liner is composed in such a way that cutting the thong shape does not cause problems of loose materials becoming exposed from the core.
  • Sanitary napkin or panty liner for use with a tanga undergarment - Patent EP1133961 25 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

."Thongs are harmful because they irritate and inflame the area around her Bartholin's gland, which produce lubricant during sexual intercourse.^ They have been around for as long as bikinis have been in part because they are so practical and flattering to a woman's body.

.If the ducts that lead to the glands get hemmed, you could also develop a cyst next to your vagina.^ In those times if you could not pay your taxes or debts, you sold your children or your wife to be slaves (last of all yourself, of course) in order to pay what you owed.
  • Don't Back Down -- Build Up 18 September 2009 8:52 UTC www.raystedman.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And before you hem & haw about all of this being too confusing, too much to think about, or absolutely overwhelming, take the time to be informed about your grocery purchases.

^ You and/or your baby will most likely develop a favorite.

Simply put, thongs irritate the vagina and are not allowing it enough air or space. Thongs can also cause small lacerations which can invite infections. Worse, the small string on a thong allows the anus and vagina to be connected with each other. The thong as a link will carry bacteria from the rectum straight to the vagina. Bacteria such as group B Streptococcal disease and E.coli can be passed into both the anus and vagina."[42]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Thong". Online Dictionary. Merriam-Webster. http://m-w.com/dictionary/thong. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  2. ^ Hydinger, Liss "Listen up, guys, here's a lingerie lingo lesson", Daily News of Los Angeles, 1992-02-06
  3. ^ Acton, Johnny Acton; Adams, Tania & Packer, Matt (2006) Origin of Everyday Things. Sterling ISBN 1402743025, p. 318
  4. ^ Merriam-Webster online dictionary
  5. ^ Steele, Valerie (2005) Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion‎. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons ISBN 0684313960; p. 121
  6. ^ Tomczak, Sarah & Pask, Rachel (2004) Knickers: a Brief History‎. London: Allen & Unwin ISBN 1741144809
  7. ^ Steir, Rachel (2004) Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show‎. Oxford: Oxford University Press ISBN 0195127501; p. 417
  8. ^ Luke, Gary & Quin,, Susan R. (2003) Americanisms: the Illustrated Book of Words Made in the USA‎. Sasquatch Books ISBN 1570613850
  9. ^ Heinemann Staff, Manser, Martin & Feinstein, Jessica (2001) Heinemann English Dictionary‎. London: Heinemann ISBN 0435104241; p. 1072
  10. ^ Alden, Chris "The thong", The Guardian (UK), 2001-05-29
  11. ^ G-string at Bikini Science
  12. ^ Beadler, John Hanson (1877) "Western Wilds, and the Men who Redeem Them: an authentic narrative" p. 249, digitized text at Google Books
  13. ^ "On Language; Ode on a G-String", by William Safire, The New York Times, August 4, 1991
  14. ^ The Sun
  15. ^ Daily Mail
  16. ^ The Son of Tarzan, chapter 26: "The doe-skin, he fashioned into a loin cloth, the rope he looped over one shoulder, and the knife he thrust into the belt formed by his gee string."
  17. ^ The Son of Tarzan, chapter 20: "Korak, The Killer, fondled his heavy spear. He played with the grass rope dangling from his G-string."
  18. ^ Buzzle
  19. ^ , Fox News (2003-10-15). "Thongs Be Gone". http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,100069,00.html. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  20. ^ , Los Angeles Times (2006-05-09). "Iran Considering Law Against Western Attire". http://articles.latimes.com/2006/may/20/world/fg-dress20. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  21. ^ Los Angeles Times (2007-04-25). "`Uncovered' women target of crackdown". http://articles.latimes.com/2006/may/20/world/fg-dress20. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  22. ^ City of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (2004). "Miscellaneous Laws - Local Laws and Ordinances". http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/misclaws.html. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  23. ^ KNBC in Los Angeles “Huntington Beach Amends Proposed Nudity Ban To Allow Thong Bikinis”
  24. ^ KNBC in Los Angeles “Huntington Beach Council To Vote On Public Nudity Ordinance”
  25. ^ OC Register “Council puts nudity ban into effect”
  26. ^ Palo Alto online
  27. ^ a b JS Online
  28. ^ Time Magazine
  29. ^ Salon
  30. ^ Monterey County Weekly
  31. ^ Metro Active
  32. ^ Channel 10 news
  33. ^ NBC San Diego
  34. ^ NBC San Diego
  35. ^ Sign On Sandiego news
  36. ^ Sign On Sandiego news
  37. ^ USA Today
  38. ^ CBS News
  39. ^ NBC San Diego
  40. ^ Break the Chain website
  41. ^ BBC (UK)
  42. ^ Thongs - Sexy, Sleazy But Deadly?

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