Monday, August 2, 2010

Butt Floss is Bad, Mmmkay?

A response to a post on the Fat Girl's Guide to Living:

As a health care professional I have to throw in the uncool public service message about thongs. The fact is that there is only about an inch of space between the front door and the back door on a woman's body, and even when we clean very carefully, there can still be stray bacteria in the bottom area. Thongs are notorious for helping this bacteria migrate up front. If you've ever noticed a funky smell down there during that time of the month, that's because the environment in the vagina turns more alkaline during one's period and makes ample breeding ground for the infamous E. coli bacteria. Particularly if you are prone to urinary tract infections or yeast infections, I would advise against wearing thongs.