Have been reading a lot of posts here with much interest. Seems the friends we cruised with last Sept, had bet that I wouldn't buy, much less wear, a thong while on vacation. Well, I bought one. When we got to our private beach in Jamaica, I put it on and swam in it. They cried "fowl" since it was a private beach. So, on Saturday, the last sea-day on the Conquest, I had the thing on when I was on the Lido deck. Climbed the stairs, and went down the water slide. Then I put the "regular" swimsuit back on. I didn't hear any snickers or guffaws, but there sure were some when I viewed the video my wife took. P.S. I'm not female.