Thongs and Bikinis on the Job
This post topic idea came from Jack through social media. A lot of people think of thongs and bikinis as women’s underwear. This gives bikinis and thongs a feminine stereotype. With them being seen as women’s underwear, it can make it harder to wear them in certain work environments than others. A lot of us probably work jobs where it is unlikely our coworkers will learn of our skimpy underwear. So what if you work in a job like police officer, correctional officer, first responder, construction etc. All of these jobs have a higher chance of being injured while doing them over many other jobs..
So there is a fear that you might get hurt and your coworkers will have to treat you. Then they discover you are rocking a thong that day. My guess is that no one is going to be discussing your underwear choice in the current moment, because you probably are fairly seriously injured if being treated. The fear comes when you return to work what will happen. Will you be made fun of and jokes be made about your underwear choice.
In general with going against the norm there is a fear of getting ridiculed for it when someone you know finds out. I would expect some jokes from true friends, but should be light hearted in nature. Now when it comes to coworkers it could be a different story. They aren’t necessary friends and if they are they might not be a true friend. You’re with them regularly and really don’t get much of a break from them like you do with outside of work friends. For them to learn about your against the norm underwear preference could make you need to have very thick skin. Though I do think in general people are open about things and won’t keep poking fun at it constantly.
My guess you’ll be hearing them crack jokes more in the beginning of them finding out. Then after that I’m sure if a situation arises that they can work a joke in about it they probably take the opportunity. But think maybe it will inspire a coworker to try a pair out in the end too. There is always a possibility of one idiot coworker that could take things too far, but I really think a majority will be respectful and keep things light hearted in their joking. It’s even possible that they’ll just leave it be and not say anything about it. We just need to work on owning what we like to wear in our underwear and wear them proudly without worrying that someone may or may not find out.
I know there are some that have posted comments saying their coworkers discovered they wear thong underwear. I don’t recall any negativity in those situations. Do you have the fear of someone learning you’re a bikini and/or thong wearer? Are you more fearful of your coworkers finding out? If your coworkers have found out, how did that go? Get lots of jokes? People just wonder why? Share with us. When I was going through my drawer for pairs for a photo for this post, I came across the camo thong. I would think wearing bikinis and thongs in the military would be a hard place to do so, especially if living in a barracks with a large number of other soldiers. Anyone had experience with wearing them while in the military? Would be interesting to see how you handled wearing or trying to wear against the norm underwear.