Do those who wear them ever feel self-conscious? Especially the young -- your body is constantly changing. Do you really want people seeing your basket on display?\
Perhaps Speedo peeps are just attention whores.
TROLLING TROLLING TROLLING\
KEEP THOSE WAGONS TROLLING!
You should have been around in the 1970s when men painted their jeans on.
If you have a hot bod, then only a Speedo will do. Hiding it behind board shorts ought to be illegal.%0D\
And bring back the formerly short shorts on basketball players. Hiding all that well muscled leg behind the current ugly knee length pants is a terrible thing.
Not gonna happen, R6. Kobe Bryant and other NBA stars are on record as saying short shorts are too gay.
what''s wrong with showing your basket?\
Especially if you''ve got the goods.\
I love to show my big junk off. It''s fun. And it gets me a lot of attention.\
Does that make me an attention whore?\
If so, why more than any woman who shows off her cleavage or any queen showing off his wardrobe or his guns or pecs?\
Cock and balls deserve just as much respect as tits, guns, ass, pecs, bling or Balenciaga!!!!
"I love to show my big junk off. Does that make me an attention whore?"\
More likely you''re a writer of fiction.
Men in Europe only wear long shorts if they want to be stared at.
[quote]Men in Europe only wear long shorts if they want to be stared at.\
It''s true! People wonder, "What is he hiding?"
[quote]It''s true! People wonder, "What is he hiding?"\
And the answer, if you have to wear long baggy shorts, is not much.
"Perhaps Speedo peeps are just attention whores," says the 380-pound blob writing from the hovel in the basement.%0D\
Perhaps Americans just have too many body issues. You spend any time on a South American beach, and it''s ALL on display. The good, the bad, and the unspeakably ugly.
There''s a reason why Brazil is the plastic surgery capitol of the world, R14.
I can never date an American guy that wears speedos or bikini brief underwear. For Americans, it is just weird and unmasculine.
Short basketball shorts were even worse than speedos. Looking back at old footage makes you wonder how people thought that was cool. Today, they would be laughed out of town for wearing short shorts on a court. Not hot.
It''s socially acceptable to show off biceps, abs, and pecs because that is a man displaying how powerful and strong he is. It is not socially acceptable to show male genitals or the upper thigh in public. that is considerable creepy or gross. ANd that is unreasonable.
Let me guess R18...American?
[quote]Today, they would be laughed out of town for wearing short shorts on a court.\
They''d un a milke from Aussie (No)Rules Football then.
[quote]. It is not socially acceptable to show male genitals or the upper thigh in public.\
you''re a fool of the first order and I hope a truck hits you
That should have read ''run a mile''
You know you''re a lesbian when you have to google that word.
I had no idea wtf that was...
to each their own, but speedos are unattractive to me
Only Brazilians wit phat asses look good in speedos!
Unmasculine how, r24? And how can you tell they are ugly if you cannot see their faces?
My speedo story, a precautionary tale.\
I lived in the desert, and had a backyard pool. I''d wear a speedo in private only. This one time a group of friends and I were in Maui and decided to go on one of those snorkeling excursions. I decided to wear my speedo, but it was underneath my gigantic bloomers. When we got to the destination, I doffed the bloomers and quickly got into the water. I thought, who the hell is going to see me? Everyone is looking at the fish and the coral.\
When it was time to go back, I got back on the boat and quickly put on the bloomers. Little did I know that the staff filmed the outing for purchase. And there I was, filmed from below, happily paddling around in my little speedo. I didn''t realize I''d gained that much weight. I looked like a gigantic manatee.
Americans who are afraid of their own bodies are pussies.
I like Speedos. When I was a kid the hot, muscular (college age) lifeguards at the public pools wore them. \
They made me feel funny "down there" when I looked at them. \
Especially the way they looked in profile with the nice curve of their bulge and ass.
Speedos just look...lame. A guy is dead to me if he wears speedos.
No, I don''t feel self conscious. I am 46, and in great shape. I have worn a Speedo since I was a boy. If they don''t like it, they can fuck off. It''s called BATHING. Why are people so goddamned uptight about their bodies?
It''s amazing today that guys are so afraid of showing off their body in a speedo, or god forbid getting undressed in a locker room. But go online, and they''re all whipping their dicks out for a permanent record.
I like ''em. I don''t have the dick to carry off wearing one myself, but I appreciate guys that do .....
So true, R38!
I have a lot of body issues, far more than most men do. I''d never wear a speedo. I have a hard enough time taking my shirt off in front of anybody.\
Yes, I''m American. I haven''t yet sought therapy for this, though I know I should.
Whenever a dude with speedo pics online tries to contact me online, I BLOCK him. I just don''t see American guys who wear speedos as masculine or normal. They come across as effeminate or creepy exhibitionist. I am such an American.
I''ll take speedos any day over these ridiculous ankle length board shorts guys wear now.\
Might was well just wear a burqua.
Whenever I''m out and I encounter some on-line whore like R43, I walk away immediately. They come across as needy and desperate all the time.
Since I summer in the PInes and am often nude on the beach, why would I feel self-conscious in a speedo?
I''d run from a jackass like R43. I would want to be in the same room with anyone like that.
Please excuse R43. His therapist is out of town early for the holidays.
"Yes, I''m American. I haven''t yet sought therapy for this, though I know I should."\
R41 - I initially read this paragraph as standalone, and it made me laugh.
I''ve always thought the boxer style and Brazilian style speedos were far sexier than those sissyfied bikini style speedos.\
I do really think that someone who will wear a tight speedo has to have a little exhibitionist in him. Either that or no sense of modesty whatsoever.
So, with your logic, R57, Michael Phelps is an exhibitionist, and so are Greg Louganis and Mark Spitz.
I despise Speedos, but I''m all for accentuating as much crotch as possible.
Back in the 70s most men wore speedos or cut off jeans. It was never associated with being girly.%0D\
In places like Italy they wore even briefer ones displaying a sort of butt cleavage. I enjoyed it.
Ass troll...14 in 1977
Americans are simply too fat for speedos. You need a lean body...
r57 if you have a body like the guy at r55, you can wear any cut of speedo you want and still look hot. The people who say they look "sissified" are just not hot enough to pull off a man''s bikini or any other swimsuits for that matter.
Oh fuck off R62, you pompous know-it-all twat. No one cares what your opinion is. If we need anything further out of you we''ll slap it out. Thanks and have a nice day.
Used tampons are the breakfast of champions and I love them, especially with a sprinkling of sugar and some sliced banana. Mmm, mmm good.
I hate when people insult manatees.
You go anywhere else and there is no issue about this shit. I lived in Japan where guys went to the bathhouses on a frequent basis--no sex, btw. You go, get naked, hang out. American guys would be laughed out of there in a heartbeat.\
It''s the young guys, actually--so sissified. They give gay a bad name.
R63 needs to spend some time in the Unmedicated Timeout Chair.
bumpo for speedos
R24, you must be a lesbian. If you are not, get help.
This is my thing with speedos ...like other outfits, I only wear them where appropriate. Fire Island? Yes. Brazil? Yes. Jersey shore? No.%0D\
In my opinion, speedos do not look good on most guys. If you dont have a very low bodyfat and a great muscle tone - you dont look good in them. They dont flatter anything but what already looks great. Different lengths of board shorts can work with different proportions way better. %0D\
I see SO MANY queens on Fire Island wearing speedos that are "skinny fat" lookin guys. Meaning they are kinda like skinny beanpoles but kinda mushy...and they think they look "fabulous." Just doesnt work.
R70, that reply is useless without your photo.
Speedos, briefs, the towel dance, guys who do not shower after gym...It is all part of the homophobia that has set into the culture. Just recently, I was with friends of mine and we were talking about the vogue for boxers with young guys. We NEVER saw guys in boxers when we were in high school and college. This friend of mine pointed out that the boxer vogue came along in the 90''s, the same time you get gangsta rap and grunge. Nice. Look like white trash or a thug. Of course, the irony is that the same gay men who buy into the fashion also end up endorsing the homophobia behind it.%0D\
Btw...guys don''t wear speedos because they are "gay" and will not wear short shorts for basketball...but will post nude pics online. %0D\
What. The. Fuck.
Time to start Speedo shopping to be ready for the summer season.
When I''m swimming for exercise or training, I wear speedos. When I''m surfing I wear board shorts. What''s the big deal?
A few years ago, I got a pair of speedos that are like really tiny boxer briefs (not as long in the leg though). They definitely didn''t leave much to the imagination, but I don''t have anything to be ashamed about...
speedos should be illegal
Dudes in speedos are embarrassing. Not cool.
You Americans sure have body issues. In Europe everone wears them. Young, old, no matter what. Guess, we are not as uptight as you. Where does this come from? The American puritanism? I'm not teasing, I really want to know.
Speedos are acceptable for competitive swimmers & divers. A big no-no for everyone else.
"Where does this come from? The American puritanism?"
The, uh, Puritans.
Europeans are not cool, so why would we emulate them?
I love speedos on men and I wish they were more accepted in the US. I don't care if old and fat men wear them too - I can always look away. Hot guys hiding their bodies behind over-sized culottes is a bigger fashion crime than fatties wearing speedos.
Actually the guy at R30 IS hot. If only he'd shave his head and lose weight.
Americans are not cool; why would we want them to emulate us.
The thing about boards shorts is they give guys those weird, gradated tans that level off around the knees.
Speedo tan lines are perfectly defined. They make a nice ass look fantastic.
Dudes in Speedos can look cool. Very cool, if you've a trim body. Just be sure the side panel is 4-5 inches deep (you're not in a damn thong) and go up one size larger than the size you think you want to be. Even fat guys look better.
even if a guy has a hot bod, he still looks better in a more masculine square cut swimsuit, instead of a girly bikini-like speedo.
I've been wearing speedos or something like them since I was 21- I am in my late 50s. I did not feel self conscious then and I do not feel self conscious now. I am 6'3" 180 lbs, 42" chest, 32" waist and have been so all my adult life. Perhaps if I had not stayed in shape I would put something else on-
Women with fit bodies wear bikinis as long as they are fit, so why not me?
Where did this neoprudery come from? Did not exist in 1975.
Yea r91! You got it goin' on!
I have a severe speedo fetish. I'd rather see a hot guy in a speedo than naked any day. There's something SO EXCITING about being able to see the goods w/o actually seeing them...it's like a present from GOD waiting to be unwrapped. Boing!
[quote]Where did this neoprudery come from? Did not exist in 1975.
We saw photographs from 1975 and became neoprudes on the spot.
[quote]I've always thought the boxer style and Brazilian style speedos were far sexier than those sissyfied bikini style speedos.
I pity you your poverty of cultural references. Men were wearing speedos and short shorts (in my lifetime) when women would not even think of wearing a two-piece bathing suit, and the bottom part of their suits were much lower than mens trunks.
"Sissified"? You have some serious issues.
I agree. Speedos are sissified or at least non-manly. Even collegiate swimmers hate them and poke fun at them, often protesting if they have to wear them. I know a lot of swimmers are happy about the longer body suits because they think speedos is one of the reasons for the decline in popularity of swimming. When college swimmers had to wear speedos, they bore a lot of teasing about the swimwear.
r8, you are aware that a woman's tits are in the smack dab middle of her chest right? It's not like she can hide them unless she wears a burka that is.
[quote]a woman's tits are in the smack dab middle of her chest right?
They look to me like one is a little to the left and the other a little to the right - not right in the middle. But we probably don't live near each other and women may be different where you are.
Australia's Leader of the Opposition in Speedos. He's 54 and a half-mad Catholic.
It all comes down to the terrible prudishness of Americans and their childish responses to the human body. In the Seventies the Counter Culture managed to roll it back, but it's rolled right back in, worse than ever.
Honestly, I don't think it has to do with body shame or prudishness but what is perceived as looking more masculine and cool. I grew up in the '90s and we thought that speedos looked too feminine; swimming trunks and board shorts were cool. Same with underwear: boxer shorts were cool, while briefs (or "tighty whities")were dorky.
I think, and I don't mean any disrespect when I use the term, that the so-called "eldergays" are simply harking back to their glory days. At that time (the '70s and '80s) it was cool for men to wear skin-tight jeans and short shorts and speedos. But tastes and styles change.
Personally, I think a guy looks hotter/sexier in board shorts. Who knows? In a decade or so, the pendulum may swing back and knee-length shorts and trunks will seem passé.
It's been the same with women's hemlines.
r81 is lying about being in Europe. Unless he's up after 3 am of course. Such utter bs.
Darlings who say that European men wear speedos are off their fucking rocker. They don't. Not anymore. They are wearing board shorts now. Hell there was just a pic of the monarch of Monaco in almost knee length board shorts with his "people" in the ocean. A few years ago, yes he would have been in fugly speedos. Now, no. Board shorts are in, speedos are for really old fat fugly queens who don't have clues. Like the ones who visit Fire Island for instance. Otherwise, no.
Oh and Asians and South Americans wear them. I'm only talking about the USA & Europe/UK here.
If body shame were the reason for predominant anti-speedo sentiment, why do young men love to show off their upper bodies in sleeveless shirts, Under Armour, tank tops? Speedos are cut more like women's bikinis and panties, which is why men don't like them. As pointed out, this is why briefs are also disfavored, and boxer briefs are preferred as masculine. It's all about what is considered mainstream masculine.
[quote]speedos are for really old fat fugly queens who don't have clues.
Types the provincial basement dweller.
Behold: Bondi Beach, Sydney...
r104 your search said "BONDI SPEEDOS", try the "BONDI BEACH" search - no one is wearing speedos in those pix.
Class of 2005: can I help it if you have hangups about human bodies? If you went to the Pines in 1975- the men were hardly fat. In fact they were thinner and fitter than the average guy of the trendiest gay beach in 2011 when you take out the 'roided, puff-pumped, shaved, trimmed, plucked, dip tanned and tatted guys who spend every other $ they make getting as close to waxed fruit as they can (with the top of their swim suit exactly 1.5 mm above their pubis and exactly 3 mm of as crack showing.
When I am in Europe, whether I am in spas in the Alps after skiing or on the beaches, I do not cringe at normal naked and near naked bodies. Why would I? I do cringe at the morbidly obese- but not on beaches or in spas, but anywhere because it is such an unhealthy state of being. And of course it is much more prevalent in the US that in Europe.
Swimmers originally wore speedos or bikini suits because they make sense. That is why I wear them. About 10 time more comfortable at the beach than clothes.
So class of 2005 and others- purse your lips and squirm at those in "speedos" as you position your newest tat just so, and grind away in your baggies- suit yourselves.
I AM 58 and perhaps since I do wear small suits at the beach, I still have a body better than 99.9% of you expressing your disgust at (GASP) a naked gut or a FAT thigh, or GOD forbid, a woman boob on the beach. HORRORS!
Some of us, even if not fit, are comfortable in our own skin pretty much as it is (doesn't have to be dyed, tatted and plucked.) Europeans are by in large much less hung up about their bodies than Americans.
[quote] no one is wearing speedos in those pix.
Sweetie, have you ever been to Bondi? It's a tourist mecca. So the Sydneysiders are swamped by poms and others.