This Latina Tries On A Thong For The First Time And The Results Are Relatable
Thongs, some women wear them daily and others don’t even own a pair. For those in the latter camp, there are many reasons to forgo the various variations of g-strings and c-strings: discomfort, stigma, Victoria’s Secret’s hefty price tag. For Jessica Torres, a plus-size style blogger and body positive advocate, it was a fear of wearing a thong, something she long believed wasn’t for women of size to wear, that kept her from trying the trendy panty. But in a recent video, Torres gave it a try, and the results are, well, relatable.
In the nearly 10-minute-long video, which the vlogger published on YouTube last month, Torres tries on a white-laced thong that she was given during a collaboration with Target. The fashion writer, who says she is usually wearing full-coverage underwear, or as she describes it, “granny panties,” performs four tests in her new undies: trying them on, dancing in them, how they look in jeans and spending the day in them.
“I’m waiting for more fabric to cover my cheeks, and I don’t feel anything. Oh, this feels weird,” she says, before hurting herself for pushing the string “up too high” in an all-too-familiar scenario.
After wiggling into semi-comfort, she ponders how much the thong should be inside of one’s body and notes, hilariously, that the “weird” sensation also feels slightly “good.”
Next up is the twerk test, inspired by a friend who says she only wears thongs when she’s dancing. Torres admits that it might be aesthetically appealing to shake your ass in a thong, but she also fears that the pain might be too much.
“For the record, I don’t know how to twerk. I’m just going to shake my ass and hope for the best,” she says, before actually killing it in a brown and black dress.
Still, she switches it up to dances she is more likely to perform on the regular: some classic salsa and boleros.
From the booty-shaking music to the family sala steps, the thong comes through for Torres.
Now it’s time to test how the lacy pair do with jeans: will they rise when she sits or bends to grab something that has fallen on the floor?
Again, the Ecuadorian finds success, which she says is “good” — especially considering she doesn’t always have the same luck when she wears her high-waisted panties.
Finally, it’s time for the biggest experiment of all: wearing them for a full day out. Torres and her mom enjoy a shopping day, wear she has to do a lot of walking and trying on clothes.
“Hopefully, I don’t end up bleeding in my butthole. That’s my biggest fear. I have a lot of fears, and having a bloody butthole is one of them,” she says, half-joking.
Before she heads out, she pulls a common trick: sliding the thong closer to one cheek. As all thong-wearers know, it doesn’t take long before it’s back at the center where it’s supposed to be. Still, she carries on, even telling her mother about the panties she’s wearing. Sounding like all of our mamis, she calls Torres una “cochina,” before revealing that she, too, doesn’t wear the undergarment.
While each assessment has been a success, it’s this final one that proves the most difficult for Torres.
“I’m in the dressing room, and I just saw myself in the thong from every angle, and it’s extremely small. It looks cute. I have to admit, it looks really cute, but not comfortable,” she says between trying on clothes. “I literally just tried to bend over to pick something up, and saw my life flash before my eyes, so I cannot wait to go home and take this off.”
Overall, Torres said it was a great experience, and while they might be uncomfortable, thongs definitely made her feel sexy and she hopes to give other brands and styles a try.
“It’s not something I would wear on an everyday basis like my friends do, so I’m going to stick with my granny panties and just live my life,” she says, giving us all words to live by.