Surprise, Surprise, according to a recent study, the sale of thong underwear has decreased by 7 percent. While the sale of fuller underwear, such as briefs and boy shorts has increased by 17 percent over the past year.
Granny panties, even though very comfortable have been stereotyped as being undesirable and unsexy. The good news is that granny panties are now back in vogue, and sexier than ever. But the question is, are they any healthier for you than thongs?
And the answer is – not really
Experts say that the type of underwear worn doesn’t matter. However, the material that the underwear is made of and the proper fit of the underwear is very important. They suggest that women stick to cotton panties, whether they’re in the form of a thong or high-waist briefs.
Synthetic material, on the other hand, can irritate the skin in that area because it isn’t as breathable. Synthetic fabrics also cause that area to become sweatier, which induces unwanted odor as well. So, even a cotton thong would be fine to wear, while granny panties made of synthetic material would not. Although the style of panties doesn’t have much of an effect on personal hygiene and wellness, this shift in preference from thongs to granny panties suggests a healthier shift in society’s perception of beauty and body image.