Thongs 101: Beginner Thong Ideas

I’ve tried many thongs over the years and the fabric and tail width are two factors that I think contribute most to making a thong comfortable. Tails around an inch wide and fabrics like bamboo, modal or micro modal fabrics, and knit silk are some great options for thongs (Read last week’s post Thongs 101: Fabrics). I feel that tails that are thinner like a string can dig into you more than a more traditional cut back. Then too wide of ones you get too much fabric between the cheeks, which can make them uncomfortable. Here’s some options we think could make decent beginner thongs.


The 2-xist Y-back thong is a great beginner thong because in a way it doesn’t really look like a guy’s thong, instead like a weird jockstrap. If you like that look and want an upgrade, the Sliq line version comes in some cool colors. I believe it to be entirely microfiber instead of cotton based.

If you want something a little less “gym” and a lot more “sexy”, the Classic Cotton Thong from N2N is a good starter pair as well. Though if you don’t like the idea of a contoured pouch you should look elsewhere.

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Unfortunately my top pick the JM Natura thong is of a brand closing it’s doors. So now neither of the thongs I’m going to suggest aren’t typically the style I go for, but the fabric makes it a good choice for a first thong. The Male Power Bamboo Micro Thong is made out of 95% bamboo and 5% lycra with a tail width of 1 1/4″. Bamboo fabric is a new discovery for me. It’s very soft and comfortable between the cheeks and everywhere else. Problem with this one is I can only find it through a third party sellers on Amazon or Walmart.

The next one I’m recommending isn’t one I’ve tried, but several people have highly recommended it. Even someone starting their journey with thongs recently tried it. They found it to be comfortable enough for all day wear. It is the Obviously’s AnatoMAX Thong. This thong is made of a blend of Micro Modal and Lycra. The fabric along with others I’ve talked to is why I decided this sounds like it would be a good thong for beginners.

Let’s us know your experience with your first thong and what one you tried. If you are already a thong wearer help us out and let us know what you think is a good first pair for a newbie.


Hi, I'm Nate from The Bottom Drawer. I’m a husband and father that just happens to be avid about bikinis and thongs. The craze started in my late teens and continues.

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  1. Jockey has a thong that is great for beginners. Very comfortable and works great for exercise.

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