We asked guys whether they prefer thongs or french knickers

The finer things in life

Thongs, as Sisqo touchingly observed in 1999, give you “dumps like a truck, truck, truck.” 

But in 2015 are we all still like “what, what, what” when it comes to thongs? Or do we prefer french knickers?

We asked some guys in London what they prefer.

Danny and Alex


Danny: I’d say french knickers but it really depends on the shape of the bum.

Alex: French knickers for me as well. Thongs are an idealised version of what men want – I doubt they’re very comfortable to actually wear. French knickers show off the bum and are still comfy. You look at a thong, which is basically a bit of string and you think “where has that gone?”



Can I not like both? What are french knickers actually? Ah ok, yeah, I do like those. It’s good to leave a little to the imagination.



I would have to say french knickers. There’s something a bit smutty and dirty about thongs. It’s more that I don’t like thongs than any particular positive for french knickers.



Thongs. There’s no particular complex reasoning behind it. I don’t complicate these things. Thongs are just right.


Hmmmm. French knickers. Definitely. I do like a bit of frill.

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It’s french knickers. I think they feel better, they’re nice to touch.

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It all depends on the arse. For a bigger bum you want the french knickers. They help make everything look tighter.

Thongs on a small bum look much better. They help show what’s there and it all seems a bit juicier.


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It does differ from person to person. Overall I’d say french knickers are better but I’m not actually sure why.

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I grew up in Australia and not many girls out there wear thongs. The scarcity of them when I lived there back then makes them more special to me now. I appreciate them more because of it.

Felix and Alex
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Alex: French knickers are actually class. For me it’s about the allure of what you can’t see as opposed to things which have no mystery at all, like thongs.

Felix: Not thongs, seriously. They’re chavvy.