Of all the types of underwear or swimwear that have come out in the past few decades, nothing has captured the imagination of the public the way the thong has. Also referred to as a G-string, a thong is so much sexier in the sense that it’s nothing more than a narrow piece of cloth, leather or plastic that covers the genitals, passes between the buttocks, and is attached to a band around the hips. It’s sexy nature has catapulted the thong as the top choice for lingerie among women, with R n’ B recording artist Sisqo immortalizing the skimpy bit of clothing in the huge hit “The Thong Song”.
Thongs, however, are not a recent invention, as many people might believe. Thongs or G-strings have been in use since time immemorial, even up to 75,000 years ago. It’s just that the modern-day version of the thong is so much sexier than the ancient kind used by various tribes around the world. And with countless sexy thong models wearing different kinds of thongs in photo shoots, music videos, magazines, and websites, the thong has become some sort of a pop culture phenomenon.
The thong has become popular for a number of reasons. One is that wearing them when sunbathing gives you a more even tan, and that unsightly panty lines are virtually absent. Then there is the “teasing” aspect, which, when worn under pretty tight jeans, for example, would leave men wondering if she’s wearing anything underneath or not.
What made the thong so popular, however, was the sight of many celebrities spotted sporting a thong or a g-string in public. Hence, they are the most effective thong models that helped propel this itty-bitty bit of clothing to the heights that it’s on now.
Celebrities who have been seen wearing thongs at one time or another include Britney Spears, who, incidentally, was also seen late last year wearing nothing underneath at all. Then there’s Toni Braxton, who wears thongs in many of her later music videos. Of course, there’s Christina Aguilera, whose sudden shift from clean-cut songbird to thong-sporting dirty girl is still being talked about. Paris Hilton, meanwhile, almost exclusively wears nothing more than thongs, from the wider type she wore in that infamous sex video of hers to the ones she wears when doing the rounds in Hollywood’s party circuit.
It is also worth mentioning that Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue took advantage of the thong’s popularity when she launched ‘Love Kylie’, her own brand of sexy lingerie, in 2003.