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Re: Question about Men's Bathing Trunks

These long shorts are banned in another countries too. The practical reason for it is that people tend to wear them as street clothes before going swimming then jump into the pool with them on all dirty & dusty. The dirt & dust in the water caused the filters to work harder, more backwashes need to be performed and more chemicals used to ensure Ph is kept at the right level & the water passes the purity tests. All of this takes time & money so the easiest & most practical solution is to ban them.

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The reason why swimming pools and "Schwimmbäder" increasingly place restrictions against "extensive" swimming clothes is that the approach of wide swimming .... from the USA, and the increasing habit of teenagers to wear some kind of swimming jeans over a speedo plus the habit of some "Muslims" to go swimming in almost full clothes clearly lead to a loss of hygiene. Limits of course are to be applied. Similar action has been taken in various places on the Zürichsee.
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Re: Question about Men's Bathing Trunks

As this thread's been resurrected I'd like to take the opportunity to ask British and American men out there, who seem particularly bothered by it, why they think there's anything odd about wearing speedo-style swimming trunks. Are they so ashamed of their bodies that they feel the need to hide them away? Do you really think everyone's going to look at your genitals and laugh at how small they are?

Even the OP of this thread had me puzzled, because as far as I'm concerned "Normal" swimming trunks are that style, as opposed to shorts which seem to be common among 'anglo's.
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As this thread's been resurrected I'd like to take the opportunity to ask British and American men out there, who seem particularly bothered by it, why they think there's anything odd about wearing speedo-style swimming trunks. Are they so ashamed of their bodies that they feel the need to hide them away? Do you really think everyone's going to look at your genitals and laugh at how small they are?

Even the OP of this thread had me puzzled, because as far as I'm concerned "Normal" swimming trunks are that style, as opposed to shorts which seem to be common among 'anglo's.
I think they are afraid to look naked.
The belly will be hanging over the speedo, making it look like there is no speedo at all. Wearing shorts of at least knee-length will prevent this.
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As this thread's been resurrected I'd like to take the opportunity to ask British and American men out there, who seem particularly bothered by it, why they think there's anything odd about wearing speedo-style swimming trunks. Are they so ashamed of their bodies that they feel the need to hide them away? Do you really think everyone's going to look at your genitals and laugh at how small they are?

Even the OP of this thread had me puzzled, because as far as I'm concerned "Normal" swimming trunks are that style, as opposed to shorts which seem to be common among 'anglo's.
I think for Brits of my generation it was like a maturity / fashion thing.

There are all different mile stones growing up as a kid. The day your food stops getting cut for you, the day stableisers come off your bike, the day you stop wearing pants (not trousers Americans) and wear boxer shorts cause pants are for children. (of course, to many they are not, but thats how it was for us). With the switch to maturity from pants to boxers, out went speedo's and in came swim shorts.

Cool kids just didnt wear speedos.

Then you went on holiday and saw the Italians in their mums hot pants and realised, speedos actually arent as bad as that.
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Re: Question about Men's Bathing Trunks

You have to be careful how you stand wearing Speedo

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Re: Question about Men's Bathing Trunks

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I usually do that for a couple of hours or so, then get bored and start swimming.
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Re: Question about Men's Bathing Trunks

"Do these speedos make my arse look big?"
"NO, your fat makes your arse look big!!"

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As this thread's been resurrected I'd like to take the opportunity to ask British and American men out there, who seem particularly bothered by it, why they think there's anything odd about wearing speedo-style swimming trunks. Are they so ashamed of their bodies that they feel the need to hide them away? Do you really think everyone's going to look at your genitals and laugh at how small they are?

Even the OP of this thread had me puzzled, because as far as I'm concerned "Normal" swimming trunks are that style, as opposed to shorts which seem to be common among 'anglo's.
I have no problem with them, but as a North American I am in the minority. -that being said, I also have no problem with nudity, would easily and happily go swimming in the buff.

The issue that many have with speedos, is that they show detailed outlines of one's private area, details that are normally not seen or defined. It can be shocking as any 'further' level of nudity is when not in the social norm. I always got a laugh out of fellow North Americans, making there first backpacking trip through Europe, they always have to post a facebook pic of: OMG LOL: guy in a speedo.
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Re: Question about Men's Bathing Trunks

That's introducing a whole 'nother issue: thongs, as every self-respecting Australian knows, are worn on the feet. And we should know, Speedos originally being Australian (before going the way of Vegemite and Foster's).
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I think for Brits of my generation it was like a maturity / fashion thing.

There are all different mile stones growing up as a kid. The day your food stops getting cut for you, the day stableisers come off your bike, the day you stop wearing pants (not trousers Americans) and wear boxer shorts cause pants are for children. (of course, to many they are not, but thats how it was for us). With the switch to maturity from pants to boxers, out went speedo's and in came swim shorts.

Cool kids just didnt wear speedos.

Then you went on holiday and saw the Italians in their mums hot pants and realised, speedos actually arent as bad as that.
As a Brit I agree, speedos and pants are for children. Won't be caught dead wearing them. I suppose boxer swimming shorts can be just about acceptable... Good thing I'm not a summer person.
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Re: Question about Men's Bathing Trunks

NO FREEKING WAY would you get me in stupid speedos man!
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Here in Zürich they wear what they like. But these board shorts look ok on the beach but on the lake in the middle of Switzerland-come now. They restrict movement and leave " tan lines" from the knee to the waist. I have a fantastic body so I of course wear Pumas! But board shorts are for conservatives who are afraid their " best Piece" will hang out too far or that they might even have an " election" Well I like " board shorts" as well ( being an ex surfer ) But these kids in the bathing areas with board shorts down to their feet. What's that!They look like they have been washed up from a surf beach in Hawaii.

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We took the ferry from Lausanne over to Evian to check out their public pools/lake access over on the French side.

Hugely surprised by giant signs forbidding regular bathing trunks, only Speedo-type bathing suits allowed in all of the pools and on the water slide.

Needless to say, my son and husband would rather undergo dental surgery than be seen in a Speedo, so those two were only allowed to swim in the lake.

Is this a French thing? What is the reason that swim trunks are forbidden?
I favour more this style. Not sure if it's a Speedo!

Actually the "swim culture" in Switzerland is very very conservative-how often do you see women without tops in public swimming areas.
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these shorts originated from the surfing scene-they were in the past only work mainly by boarders. And certainly not in swimming pools-you would have been laughed at in Australia-now they are fashion and Speedos are looked on as old fashioned. I prefer a tanga but people immediately brand you as gay if you do. If one has a good body why hide it.
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As this thread's been resurrected I'd like to take the opportunity to ask British and American men out there, who seem particularly bothered by it, why they think there's anything odd about wearing speedo-style swimming trunks. Are they so ashamed of their bodies that they feel the need to hide them away? Do you really think everyone's going to look at your genitals and laugh at how small they are?

Even the OP of this thread had me puzzled, because as far as I'm concerned "Normal" swimming trunks are that style, as opposed to shorts which seem to be common among 'anglo's.
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...... Limits of course are to be applied. Similar action has been taken in various places on the Zürichsee.
We are talking about the private facilities dotted around the lake that have invented regulations ?

Surely nobody is policing what someone might enjoy to wear in the general public areas of the lake ? (Actually, I don't know if the lake is generally a "public" space but seems to be.)

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Re: Question about Men's Bathing Trunks

Yes nobody is policing that-I guess.But " big brother" is everywhere-even though his headquarters is in USA!


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We are talking about the private facilities dotted around the lake that have invented regulations ?

Surely nobody is policing what someone might enjoy to wear in the general public areas of the lake ? (Actually, I don't know if the lake is generally a "public" space but seems to be.)
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