I remember the first time I played mas with We Kinda Ting in 2015. I was approaching 180 pounds, had underestimated my weight gain and should have ordered a large panty. I didn’t feel good about doing this at ALL.
This was my sister’s second jump and so I relied on her heavily being the newbie between the two of us. She was completely unphased by what she saw, but all of my senses were overloaded.
Things hadn’t even started yet, but the music was infectious and the energy in the air addictive. I kept looking around at all of the women of different shapes, sizes and walks of life. Here I was feeling some kind of way about my body until…..
I saw a plus-sized masquerader in a THONG.
She looked so beautiful, confident and free. And even though my medium panty was holding on for dear life, seeing her put some things in perspective: That I had no need to feel insecure out there. All bodies were beautiful. So I let go and became addicted to playing mas right then and there. I know before we even started the parade that this was something I would be doing again.
But wearing a thong illuded me over the years. Even after significant weight loss and lifestyle changes, the thought of my cheeks in the breeze made me a little nervous. People know me best that I don’t like being scared of anything, so I told myself that I would set out to try it out sometime.
It wasn’t until Miami Carnival 2019 with Ramajay Mas that I decided that I was going to finally try it out.
Long story short, I don’t know why the concept of wearing a thong was so scary. It wasn’t anywhere near as daunting once I put the costume on.
A few things I immediately appreciated:
- It was VERY comfortable. I didn’t have to worry about constantly digging out my wedgies on the road.
- I didn’t have to worry about the bottom migrating in places it wasn’t supposed to be.
- I didn’t have to worry about wedgie-chaffing.
- A nice even tan on my bamsee. I didn’t look like a porn star when I got off the road.
Chances are if you have played mas before, you have experienced the one side of the panty up the bum, or both. Might as well just rock a thong.
The main thing I didn’t appreciate about wearing a thong bottom was that bare bamsee on grass or concrete wasn’t very comfortable. Depending on how long your jump is, you might want to consider using your flag or a rag to sit on for rest stops.
By all means, if you prefer more coverage, do you! But if you haven’t worn a thong because of fear, trust and believe there is nothing to be scared of. You’ll be amazed at how much more comfortable you will be!#americanwinesmatter#caribbeancarnival#carnivalnewbie#followmywine#fortheculturebodypositivitybridgetheculturalgapcarnivaltipscarnivalvirginfreethecheeksmasqueradertipsmastipsplussizethong