Let me start by saying I never thought about wearing thongs/g-strings before. I always wore boxers. My wife wanted me to wear something more attractive, so I wore boxer briefs. I decided, on a whim, to buy a pair of these just before we took a vacation to Cancun as a surprise. I never imagined it would be so comfortable, and she sure liked them on me too! I've bought a couple more pairs for special occasions as well as every day rotation.