Speedos

24 May 2007
This is just a fun post that has a good message. I personally think that every man, whether he is straight or gay, should own a speedo. Some of you may be thinking that it is because I only want to check out other guy's goods, but it is not the case. In my opinion, speedos are much more flattering than board shorts and they are much more comfortable (when you swim in one it feels like you are not wearing a suit) and they can be used for multiple purposes (swimming for exercise and fun). Besides their multiple uses and comfort, I think that main reason is because our society has too much taboo on the human body and the way it looks. We have to cover everything up to feel ok about our bodies. Speedos help you get out of your personal bubble of worrying about how your body looks compared to everyone else and they help you really not care what others think about you (at least this is what happened for me). I personally think that we should all be more comfortable with ourselves. God made us who we are for a reason. We are supposed to look the way we do and we are supposed to be the way that we are. I hope that one day all of us can break out of the mold of caring about what others think of us and be able to be comfortable with who we are, whether it be our body, sexuality, feelings, and dreams. We are all human beings divinely made by God and we should be proud of who we are!

14 comments:

Max Power said...

I love swimming laps in a speedo. It feels great!

As far as speedos being more flattering than board shorts, I would beg to differ. They are more flattering the board shorts on a well formed specimen, but on the not-so-well-formed I'm going to have to go with board shorts. :D

Gimple said...

That's a good clarification Max. I guess I should have said that. I'm used to the swimmer's body whenever I see someone in a speedo. So the good-looking body is a must when you are wearing a speedo. Also, people who are in fairly good shape also look good in a speedo (you don't have to be completely chiseled, but you still have to have some man meat on you). Speedos are wonderful! :)

Distinguishing Preoccupation said...

I must agree with Max. Not EVERYONE should wear a speedo.

Brady said...

Wait, so in saying that not everyone should wear a speedo aren't we getting back to the "try and figure out how well you look compared to other people and decide if you're qualified to show it to others" mentality? I mean, if we're all supposed to be comfortable with ourselves, shouldn't fat and ugly people be advised the same as anyone (to not be so self-conscious and get in a speedo too)!?

I'm just so confused! I don't know if my body really is good enough for a speedo. Who do I contact to get the license/permission slip for speedos?

Abelard Enigma said...

every man, whether he is straight or gay, should own a speedo

I testify that you do NOT want to see me in a speedo!

Gimple said...

Brady,

You have good concerns because I really didn't make myself clear. I was going off of Max's statement about speedos being more flattering on guys in better shape (my personal preference). My preference doesn't matter though. I see people who are bigger that come in and buy speedos all the time and they are happy and content to wear them (I probably wouldn't wear one if I looked like that before I wore my first speedo). I'm proud of them for not caring what others think of them. They are definitely on my heroes list!

Gimple

P.S. Get a smaller size and you would look better and then I would give you my permission. :)

drex said...

I've been forbidden to ever wear a speedo, even for a costume. I'm okay with that, too, because I'm a fairly self-conscious person when it comes to my body. Being ridiculed for being thin and gangly as a lad does that to a guy.

Interestingly enough, I have no qualms wearing short shorts for running (I did cross country and track through middle and high school). I think, then, that a lot of it is comfort with the activity you're engaging in, as well. I don't have a swimmer's build, but I have (well, more like had, now...) a runner's build.

Meh.

playasinmar said...

I know we're all being super-nice here and I understand we're all super-understanding about everything.

That said, no way should most people ever wear speedos. Don't make me link to evidence on Google's Image Search. :P

sean said...

I swim nightly and have been for the past year. though i think it would be interesting to swim in speedos i prefer my drag shorts that way i get a better work out.

besides i still haven't got to the point where society or myself in all reality would appreciate me in that regard.

salad said...

um, no speedos for drex and i can think of at least 100 people just off hand who don't look good in speedos *shudders*

Stephalumpagus said...

As a fellow swimmer, I've seen a lot of guys in speedos in my lifetime. Sometimes it was flattering, other times not so much. So I'm immune. Large men in speedos don't really phase me. Speedos are great racing suits (much better than board shorts, I would imagine because of the drag), but that is all they are: racing suits. I just think it's weird to see guys at the beach in speedos. Speedos don't belong at the beach. They belong in a lap pool. So unless the guy is swimming laps or racing, I don't want to see it.

But that's just me.

Kengo Biddles said...

Oh you closed-minded Americans! You need to be more comfortable with your bodies. Swimming in a speedo is the most COMFORTABLE thing I've EVER felt.

I have to say, though, for me, there are plusses and minusses to Speedos and Board-Shorts. I vote that every man own one, and if he feels comfortable wearing it in public outside of exercise in the pool (to the beach), then by all means, let him do it.

Gimple said...

Thank you Kengo! Finally, someone agrees with me!

Neil said...

As for me, I don't care for speedos at all. Just not my style. I only wear thongs - at the beach, at the pool and boating. Oh, and as underwear as well.