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    Speedos, Board shorts, or Sungas?

    SPEEDOS, TRUNKS (BOARD SHORT) OR SUNGAS?

    Finally, summertime is here. Blue sky, hot weather, blazing sun, cool drinks and swimming: things and activities that typically belong to summer time. I’m fortunate enough to be able to spend this time of the year away from my dusty and topsy-turvy office because I can work on my lectures and papers in my house. The implacable law of publish or perish…Even if you’re on vacation, you have always to work on something, to come up with something new.

    This morning when I saw the sun in the sky, I said to myself: «No work today, I’ll spend the day beside the pool with a good book». Still in my pyjamas, I said to myself that I should look for more convenient apparel if I want to spend the day outside in my backyard. Rummaging through my drawers, I came across different type of beach wears beseeching me to take them outside in order that they can escape from their dark and gloomy confinement: Speedos, Rip Curl and Billabong board shorts, Vilebrequin green cabana «Moorea» swim trunk, a couple of sungas and…an old pair of cut-off jeans.

    As I was alone in my backyard and my intention was to sunbathe, I didn’t hesitate to wear either a speedo or a sunga. I realize – to my great dismay – that speedos are almost spurned by all in North America. Why is it so? Or is it simply, once again, North American prudishness?

    Finally I ended up wearing a sunga. I think it’s the ideal beach wear if you intent to sunbathe. They are more comfortable than speedos and have a different shape (but they are very short bathing suits). Naturally, I wouldn’t surf with them. Unfortunately this type of bathing suit is still uncommon in North America. Would your wear a sunga? Would you still wear them if you have a few extra pounds?

    http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/07/27...7Foraging.html

    Pictures of sungas

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilityshop/135734674/
    http://www.sos-maillotdebain.com/3.html


    And you, what is your favourite beach wear? Speedo, board shorts, cut-off jeans or nude?

    What is your favourite bathing for a woman: Bikini, pubikini, tanga?
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    Sungas for cute guys as the one on your link ... it's so Yummmmmmy!

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    Sungas' are fine if you actually look like the models that wear them, me and other portly fellows, we should only stick to the Trunks / Board shorts.
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    This is the only thing that can properly answer that question:

    Speedo Man by Bowser and Blue!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2i69snBZj8
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    Quote Originally Posted by protagoras
    And you, what is your favourite beach wear? Speedo, board shorts, cut-off jeans or nude? What is your favourite bathing for a woman: Bikini, pubikini, tanga?
    If I looked like them, I'd wear a sunga. Otherwise, I stick to GQ's advice in most things sartorial. How to buy a swimsuit: A GQ primer


    For women, a nice bikini is best. Tanga look good in strip clubs but at the beach they don't leave enough to the imagination for my taste.

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    I would rather be naked, and have the women be naked.

    But when that is not possible, I now prefer "sungas". I had never heard them called that before, I used to think of them as GSP shorts. I always used to wear board shorts, because everyone does. But I found them very impractical, they get so heavy and full of water when you get out, and stay wet forever. And in the hot tub, they balloon up full of air. So I switched to the GSP shorts, they dry quickly and do not balloon. The reaction from women has been generally positive.

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    Sorry, but those swimsuits have my Gaydar sounding the alarm.

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    Or people like me who are too skinny should also wear trunks. I thought I should mention this as I think skinny men are never mentioned.

    Quote Originally Posted by Special K View Post
    Sungas' are fine if you actually look like the models that wear them, me and other portly fellows, we should only stick to the Trunks / Board shorts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by protagoras View Post
    SPEEDOS, TRUNKS (BOARD SHORT) OR SUNGAS?

    Quote Originally Posted by protagoras View Post
    I didn’t hesitate to wear either a speedo or a sunga.
    You where in you back yard so "what ever"

    Quote Originally Posted by protagoras View Post
    I realize – to my great dismay – that speedos are almost spurned by all in North America.
    Why is it so?
    No one (including most women) don't want to see a guys "junk" in public, which both speedo and sunga's show.

    Quote Originally Posted by protagoras View Post
    Or is it simply, once again, North American prudishness?
    Saddly in public view many of us Americans act prudish. Which I personally find a joke since there are so many sex scandals (including many of our politicians) that come out.

    Quote Originally Posted by protagoras View Post
    And you, what is your favourite beach wear? Speedo, board shorts, cut-off jeans or nude?
    Board/long shorts....They still show off your abs (which is what "most" women want to see anyways).

    Quote Originally Posted by protagoras View Post
    What is your favourite bathing for a woman: Bikini, pubikini, tanga?
    Bikini

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    Most of you guys are not too fond of big girls wearing a bikini, right (and I can't blame you!)? Well, same applies here.

    A lean and muscular guy wearing a sungas = yum!

    An out of shape guy wearing a sungas = not so hot.

    Whatever type of body you have, you can find swimwear that will suit you just fine.
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