If you still swear by a product that makes you feel squeaky clean, know that it can compromise your immunity. You're wearing a short skirt. If you're in an exclusive relationship with your thong collection and you've never had a problem, your immune system might be especially stellar. The risks only rise with ill-fitting underwear. You're skipping your daily shower. Rabin, who's also the co-author of Mind Over Bladder.
Paulina. Age: 22.
If you don't hose down at least once a day, you'll raise your infection risks.
Jenny. Age: 30.
13 Times You Should Never Wear a Thong
Cotton lets air circulate around the vagina, which helps your skin breathe and maintains the healthy acidity that fends off vaginal infections. Daily washing with gentle soap can help reduce skin and vaginal infections. Pads including the genius ones designed for thong underwear can increase the bacteria count in your vagina — particularly if you change it infrequently, Dr. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below.