Females only please - men's speedos

Discussion in 'Women's Perspectives' started by underwaterdancer, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. underwaterdancer

    underwaterdancer Angel Fish

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    I'm a longtime lurker on this forum.

    I'm an American and have been fortunate to have dived all
    over the place: Florida, Hawaii, Fiji, Cayman Islands, Belize,
    Great Barrier Reef, Vanuatu, Thailand, etc.

    Without question, scuba is a male-dominated sport.

    I have noticed though that men overseas are more likely
    to wear speedos than guys in the U.S. I like speedos,
    especially when worn by guys in good shape.

    I did a dive recently where a guy was wearing a speedo and
    he was no Michael Phelps... his belly was the size of a bowling
    ball. It was eww. Gross. I was surprised his wife didn't
    demand that he wear something more modest.

    Men who wear speedos in the U.S. are more often than not,
    overweight, and the guys you want to see in speedos don't
    wear them.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. boliver_69

    boliver_69 Nassau Grouper

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    Because you have to admit it.... The speedo is oh so sexy:shocked2:

    I went to Daytona Beach once... it was like an unending row of men like him..... yet the gorgeous guys had on trunks that went to their calfs :depressed:
     
  3. underwaterdancer

    underwaterdancer Angel Fish

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    That guy is pretty nasty.

    What's with the chain around his neck? LOL.
     
  4. ZenDiver.3D

    ZenDiver.3D Rejecting Reality ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    It's European. They All wear them. Mostly. You just have to get used to it. learn to hehehehehehe quietly... But then every now and then, you get a guy who was Made for a speedo, if you know what I mean, and That makes it all worth it. :eyebrow: :banana:
     
  5. Theunis

    Theunis Surface Interval Member

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    I'm a male and am willing to get flamed to post here in the women's views. The photo you have posted looks like a friend of me here on Scuba Board. He has 141 friends, 1601 visitors to his profile and has been thanked 20 times in 15 posts. Why did you use his avatar?
     
  6. bdrannik

    bdrannik Barracuda

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    Theunis, the photo that Collin (CBulla) uses for his avatar is not actually a photo of himself..

    underwaterdancer: Sorry for the intrusion into the "Females Only" thread. Happy Holidays.
    Now back to the original topic (and no, I do not wear one)...
     
  7. Theunis

    Theunis Surface Interval Member

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    Are you a male or female? I see there is no gender specified in your profile!!
     
  8. Sas

    Sas Orca

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    I am not a fan of speedos at all but there are many clothing items I am not a fan of (those giant bug-eye sunnies, anything orange, Hawaiian shirts, ties, high heels, etc) ... Don't particularly care if people want to wear them though! To each their own. Feel sorry for the guys who wear them and have people going 'ewwww gross' about them. I can imagine what the reaction would be if a male posted how disgusting they found overweight women in bikinis...
     
  9. cavew0man

    cavew0man Single Diver

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    Speedo spotting is one of my favorite pastimes at the beach. You get extra points when someone is walking towards you and you can't tell if they are actually wearing anything at all.

    Poking fun aside, you just gotta hand it to someone who really truly doesn't care what you think, and is comfortable with their own body in all its sun-drenched Speedo glory.
     
  10. Damselfish

    Damselfish Orca

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    most discussions of speedos around here are a running joke - it's sort of a tradition - don't get too serious about it.
     
  11. cavew0man

    cavew0man Single Diver

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    I'm not sure it's possible to take a Speedo seriously! Is it? :D
     
  12. Sas

    Sas Orca

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    True true! :)
     
  13. tiggrr

    tiggrr Surface Interval Member

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    I'm a voyeur and speedos are a time killer for me. They make a long boat ride pass by quickly.

    I wear very dark sunglasses and the only bummer is if I forget to wear them and get caught.
     
  14. Miller64

    Miller64 Single Diver

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    I say.lets bring in the new year right.Everyone post a photo of themselves in speedos.I'll go last
     
  15. cavew0man

    cavew0man Single Diver

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    Chicken.
     
  16. cruiser

    cruiser Scuba Instructor

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    I say let guys wear what they want. Recently I was on a liveaboard with a guy wearing a speedo and he did it justice. But even if that isn't the case, it's their business.

    Guys could just as easily start bashing women for wearing certain bathing attire, and we females would (justifiably) get very defensive I don't think we want to go there :)
     
  17. Miller64

    Miller64 Single Diver

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  18. El Orans

    El Orans ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    :speedo: >> :speedo:
     
  19. underwaterdancer

    underwaterdancer Angel Fish

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  20. peterbj7

    peterbj7 Dive Shop Owner

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    Speedos and the like are designed for serious swimming, and there's nothing that comes close. I know because I used to swim competitively, tho' I'm no Michael Phelps. For bathing however they're not ideal, if only because they're quite expensive and pretty fragile - you sit on a bare rock in Speedos and you're likely to snag the material.

    And this isn't just about men - women wear them as well (the one-piece variety) and they're not likely to wear them to the beach either.
     

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