The banana hammock is a tight-fitted thong like swimming suit or underwear worn by men. The tightness of the garment emphasizes the male package which results in the banana shape. The g-string of the garment is also similar to a hammock design. When the banana shape of the package is cradled in the hammock design, the banana hammock is birthed. It is often worn by men at the beach as well as men who participate in diving, swimming, and body-building.