Yeast infections, that weird perma-wedgie feeling, and now possible blindness?! Is wearing a thong and eliminating VPLs really worth it? Macrida Patterson doesn't think so anymore. She was putting on a decorative thong from Victoria's Secret, and according to her lawsuit claim, a metal piece popped off, poked her in the eye, and sent her to the hospital. Riiiiight. Instead of giving her a $25,000 plus settlement, I will give her some free advice: Try granny panties! They're far more comfy anyway.