While we’re not about that thong-peeping-out-from-underneath-garment look circa Hailey Bieber at the last Met Gala last year, there’s one thing we’re certain of: finding a thong so comfortable you forget it’s even there is life-changing. Ground-breaking.
Transformative, in fact. Not least because we all know how painful an uncomfortable thong can be.
There’s no doubt about it: thongs have an unrivalled ability to divide the internet straight down the middle. They’re divisive as hell, with some of us so obsessed we’d happily ditch our granny pants forever and others firmly in the big briefs camp. No judgement either way.
Sure, there’s a lot that can go wrong when it comes to wearing a narrow string of fabric on your derrière, but a quick survey of the virtual GLAMOUR office (and a skim of the reviews of their favourite styles) would suggest thongs with a barely-there feel do exist. Big brief campers, listen up, ‘cos you’re about to be converted.
The key to finding the most comfortable thong is to pay attention to fabric: you need something stretchy with a lightweight feel. Coincidentally, a large majority of the best thongs as recommended down below are also made from Polyamide and Elastane for that second-skin finish, so that’s something to look out for. You should also make sure your thong has a cotton-lined gusset, whether you’re a G-string gal or an everyday lacy thong lover.
Cotton is a breathable fabric which will help you avoid any irritation down there.
Serving up no-VPL on nights at your local plus unrivalled comfort beneath your tracksuit as your work from home, here are the best thongs ever that GLAMOUR editors could’t live without. Your underwear drawer is about to get a glow-up.
The Morning-After Pill Is Generally Safe, but That Doesn’t Mean It’s Effective For Everyone
Accidents happen, condoms break – and when you find yourself in that position, it’s good to know you have the option of taking emergency contraception. But is there anyone who shouldn’t take the morning-after pill? In short, no. Melisa Holmes, MD, FACOG, cofounder of Girlology, assured that the morning-after pill is “incredibly safe for anyone at risk for pregnancy, including teens.” However, there are some situations where the pill may not be as effective.
For example, “studies have shown that emergency contraceptives lose effectiveness as body mass index increases,” Dr. Holmes told POPSUGAR. Specifically, prescription-only pills containing Ulipristal may be more effective for people with a BMI over 30 than the progestin-only formulas that are available over-the-counter. However, Dr. Holmes stressed that this doesn’t make the pill unsafe, and some form of protection is better than none at all. If you’re concerned, she suggests talking to your healthcare provider about a more reliable form of emergency contraception, like a copper IUD.
Meedlen Charles, MD, a board-certified ob-gyn at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, added that some medications – such as antiseizure drugs and antiretrovirals used to treat HIV – could potentially make emergency contraception less effective. If you’re on a medication that may affect how your body absorbs the pill, it’s important that you discuss your options with a doctor.
Otherwise, the efficacy of the morning-after pill largely depends on the timing – Dr. Charles warned that the longer you wait to take the pill, the less effective it’ll be. Dr. Holmes noted that progesterone-only emergency contraceptives like Plan B won’t prevent pregnancy once an egg has been fertilized, nor will they harm an established pregnancy. “It’s important to note that progesterone is a hormone sometimes prescribed to someone with a history of early miscarriages to support an early pregnancy,” Dr. Holmes said. “So, if you take an EC and find out you’re already pregnant, there’s no need to worry.”