Mens Swimming Attire In France

Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 01:06 AM
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Capo: I prefer speedos. Besides being sexier (ok, except in some cases), they even the score a bit between men & women, since women's swimming attire is nearly always skintight.

Buzzy, since nearly everyone so far thinks that shorts will be acceptable (ALMOST) everywhere, why not let hubby take swim shorts and buy a (modest) speedo-type just in case you do run into the Swimwear Police again? Then you can stop worrying.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 04:13 AM
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We tend to stay in rural gites when we go to France so often we need to use the local pools. In previous years we have tried to use lakes but not all areas have them nearby.

I think we need a campaign to make swimming shorts acceptable to these domineering, preening pool attendants. They spend all their lives swinging their whistle amongst other things around the pool making sure you get a great view of their salami.

Perhaps we could have views for and against tight swimwear.

Getting Even Prudier.
 
Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 04:19 AM
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Buzzy:

Most people come to these forums to find out about hotels, places to eat, to rent etc.,
I find incredible that in this day and age you posted such a ludicrous message. There is nothing indecent about the human anatomy; be it male or female. Moreover, I think your comments are offensive to men.

My advice to you is to forget about the swimming attire and get real, get a life, and get a good shrink !!
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 04:39 AM
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RE: Daisey1

Leave buzzy along - take some of your own judgemental advice and stick ONLY to comments about hotels, trains and airplanes.

And you might ask YOUR shrink about those little voices that tell you to put down other folks when thier opinion is not the same as yours.

You must be one of those "do as I say and not what I do" folks that lurk forums so they can pounce when they see something they don't like.
 
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I have the reverse problem, my husband is Swiss and thinks that the only "right" attire for the swimming are the shorts. He would not be caught dead on trunks. You can imagine the raised eyebrows we sometimes get in the beach at home (Puerto Rico). I on the other hand, when in Rome do as the romans do...At home I wear sensible one-piece bathing suits and in Europe I go topless with a thong bikini.

Buzzy - by the way, be prepared for the men on thongs.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 05:23 AM
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marigross, I DREAM of being able to go topless with a thong bikini! Long gone are those days, alas, along with my pert figure. But I live in hope!
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 06:27 AM
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Please allow me to add the following post taken from another website. I think you will find it amusing too, and on topic in view of the current conversation. The writer was reviewing a hotel she stayed at in Orlando.

"There was something else that I forgot to add on my review, there are huge, stone, greek-styled statues that are like 6-8 feet tall all over the place. I passed a male one and had to swing my 9 year old in the other direction because these statues don't have any fig leaves! YES, absolutely, graphically detailed and naked. I cannot say anymore but just use your imagination. VERY LIFE LIKE! I understand art but way too revealing where children are concerned."

The truth ladies and gentlemen! Now, can we please get a Speedo for Michelangelo's David? What color? Or perhaps boxer style swimsuit instead?
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 06:35 AM
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Well, if not a speedo for Michelangelo's David, maybe someone will recommend that all of these statues be circumsised.

This lady certainly wouldn't want to visit Frogner (sp) Park in Oslo. ha ha ha
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 09:40 AM
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Please tell me which beaches feature men in thongs! I promise I won't send Daisy1 any of my pictures.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 12:18 PM
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Re: "Capo: I prefer speedos. Besides being sexier (ok, except in some cases), they even the score a bit between men & women, since women's swimming attire is nearly always skintight."

Jenviolin, based on my informal survey of women (American women, that is) you're very much in the minority.

Of the women I've asked, the prevailing view among the majority who don't like speedos on men -- even those with good bodies -- seems to be that they like more "left to the imagination."

For most men, on the other hand, I suspect that a tiny dot of fabric barely visible to the naked eye on a woman with a nice body would be sufficient enough to leave *something* to the imagination.

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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 12:24 PM
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Buzz man, just wear American swim pants like you'd wear to an American beach. If you are the only man wearing a man's bathing suit, you will know that, yes, you are the only civilized man on the beach and to Hell with the rest of the sissies. Kick sand in their faces.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 12:27 PM
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Oh, just Smiles, w/o the slur. But thanks anyway for the assistance - that was appreciated.
 
Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 12:38 PM
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Well, Ladies and Gentleman, sometimes men who have what it takes are happy to wear Speedos, and less, and those who don't stick to other types of attire.
 
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Schmiles-
that would be schlur!
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 12:50 PM
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Well said, and stylish. Merci et ciao, SmilesTravel (farther than frowns).
 
Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 12:53 PM
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I vote with Daisy1 on this one!
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Okay, I figure there must not be a lot happening in the world of travel, right?

I mean, this post has been going on for a looonnnngggg time. (no pun intended or, perhaps, it is intended, depending on the suit you chose.)
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 01:15 PM
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LOL, you're so right, Jack. Just killing time until the flight is called, and thank goodness, that's soon.
 
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There is always time for bantering and joking, or at least there should be. I hope I never get to the point where every discussion I engage in is serious, informational and on-topic! Obviously, many of us are interested in swimwear and those who wear (or don't wear) it. I don't see what's wrong with that?
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 02:12 PM
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Bravo, Queen, bravo, but some shun fun.
 

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