Ladies, if you’ve ever worn a thong during a workout, you know uncomfortable hardly even begins to describe the impression. When I told my friend I like working out commando at the gym, she supposed I was talking about the arm exert at first. But you better believe I’m talking about how free my lady bits feel during my sweat sesh sans underwear.
TBH, I can’t even recollect the last period I wore underwear during a workout. Once I started, I only find no point at all in going back.
If you’ve ever entertained the idea ofditching your drawers before wiggling into your yoga pants, here are five reasons to take the plunge and work out commando.
1. Bad Bacteria Is Less Likely To Migrate
Yes, your dentist frequently harasses you about flossing, but I’m pretty sure she didn’t mean your butt crack.
A thong may seem like the perfect solution for avoiding panty lines and breezing through a workout, but the string actuallyslides back and forth while you exert, which causes friction and allows bacteria to travel forward from your butt.
All that heat and movement, especially in the gym, can lead to UTIs andyeast infections.
Yep, I’m going to gowith a hard pass on the panties.
2. DecreasedChafing And Irritation
If you’re choosing to set that extra layer between your leggings and lady portions, the excess moisturecan lead to painful chafing andirritation and that’s simply in everyday life.
Think about how much worse that getswhen you add your HIIT circuit to the equation.
All the more reason to throw aside your thong for good, people.
3. Less Laundry
You know when you have no clean undies and have to resort to your dingy old bathing suit bottom for a night out?
Well, if you can manage to trench your panties during your workouts, that means less laundry for you overall, and you’ll never run out of clean underwear again.
4. You’ll FeelComfier( And Maybe Even A Little Risqu)
Say goodbye tothat vexing tag on your underwear that rubs up against your lower back during jumping squat.
And peace the f* ck out to all those days you had to low-key dig your sweaty thong out from between your butt cheek after you finished up on the elliptical.
Ditch your drawers for good, and construct your glute gains sans wedgie.
If you’re not quite ready to attain the full commitment to the commando lifestyle, there are so many cute running shorts out there with built-in underwearto help youease into it.
Strip it down and sweat it out! It’ll be our little secret.