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rockfan's avatar

What style of men's swimsuits do you think looks most attractive?

Asked by rockfan (7224points) July 15th, 2017 from iPhone

I’m deciding on whether to buy boardshorts or just regular trunks.

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Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Boardies. Unless you’re a serious swimmer, not a fan of budgie smugglers at all.

Coloma's avatar

I’m with @Earthbound_Misfit but..here’s some mens fashion suits, you might find one you like.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuiHqmN15q0

JLeslie's avatar

I like when they are at least mid-thigh, can be longer.

rockfan's avatar

I’ve worn a speedo from time to time (nothing gratuitously revealing) and I think they’re way more comfortable than wearing baggy trunks, I really don’t get the hate they receive.

It was a speedo like this

CunningFox's avatar

I think board shorts look nicer on men. Anything that goes past the knee just looks like way too much material, makes the guy’s legs look shorter than they are, and looks difficult to move in. Board shorts give your legs more freedom to be who they are!

josie's avatar

Billabong board shorts
The best!

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

We knew what you meant @rockfan. I stand by my original answer. Boardies are more attractive.

anniereborn's avatar

Board shorts

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

I see the Borat has made a couple of appearances, my services are not needed here.

Though I will add a vote for board shorts.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Board shorts, hands down. Speedos and tight nylon trunks are just gross on men, IMO.
I read somewhere…on here I think…that gay men find Speedos on other men sexy.

rockfan's avatar

I wore form fitting boardshorts today at the pool and it’s funny to see other people in their 20’s wear baggy trunks

YARNLADY's avatar

My youngest son always preferred Speedo’s. Once we were at a club pool and some other guys were making rude noises as he walked by. He went to the high dive and executed a perfect, beautiful dive, and they all changed their tune.
My grandsons wear the regular long leg type. I don’t prefer either type, so whatever is comfortable is the one to get.

Sneki2's avatar

[moderated. I didn’t see we’re in general.]

MollyMcGuire's avatar

Regular trunks. Certain activities might make the length important.

jca's avatar

Regular board shorts. No Speedos, ever, please. I agree with @Dutchess_III, they’re gross, even if the man is in excellent shape (and very few men are in excellent shape). I don’t want to see the outline of any penises or balls, and that’s basically what Speedos do.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I liked the term “parakeet package” used above! Oh, wait. It was budgie snuggler. I like that too!

rojo's avatar

This style is sure to catch the eye of the ladies. Oh, to be young again.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, it certainly is loud. I’d actually feel more comfortable with a guy dressed like that approaching me, than a guy who wants to show me his package.
Not that I’d be interested in either one, just less grossed out and threatened by the stripy guy.

Coloma's avatar

Yeah that 19th century swim wear almost guaranteed drowning. LOL

Dutchess_III's avatar

Are any of the guys surprised to know that most women don’t like speedos?

jca's avatar

even to hear someone say they wear Speedos (the traditional “Speedo” speedo), it’s like, “really?”

Dutchess_III's avatar

It’s like, “Why?

Coloma's avatar

My old property had a vacant 20 acres right across my tiny road and the owners were a Gay couple from L.A. that hosted a huge, blow out, Vespa club camping party on the property every summer. About 60 gay guys walking around in speedos riding in on their pastel colored Vespas. I was always invited over, it was great fun. Nothing like a great party 50 yards away from your front gate.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WrJfO_zi3s

jca's avatar

@Dutchess_IIIIt’s like, “what?” LOL

Dutchess_III's avatar

@rockfan Why did you find it funny that the guys in their 20’s were wearing baggy shorts?

jca's avatar

I find it funny that @rockfan wears a Speedo.

Sneki2's avatar

I was about to post that exact image lol

Coloma's avatar

@jca haha That same one is in the video I posted above but your models are much more appealing. I guess if you’re a 23 yr. old gay guy you could probably pull off that suit.

JLeslie's avatar

@Coloma I was going to say gay guys like and wear them, but I thought I would be blasted by the stereotyping police here.

Coloma's avatar

@JLeslie Haha, that’s okay, I’ll take the fall for you. :-p It is true, a lot of gay guys do wear speedos. Something can’t be a true stereotype if it’s, well, true.

funkdaddy's avatar

Had to get a new suit yesterday and tried a few on, partially thinking about this question.

Your mileage may vary of course, but it still looks really odd on me when anything is above about mid-thigh and loose. “high and tight” looks a little more natural but just comes across as underwear to me, which honestly is probably the point. My wife at least found it humorous, so there’s that. But I’m taking kids to the pool, so not looking to show my undies.

So I ended up with board shorts, again.

Now if someone could explain to me what the hell is up with the mesh inside, I’d be all set. So uncomfortable.

And you ladies of fluther do so enjoy talking about penises that you never, ever, ever want to see.

Coloma's avatar

@funkdaddy Cut the mesh out, modify the boards. LOL

rockfan's avatar

@Dutchess_III

Because baggy trunks look ridiculous and silly

rockfan's avatar

@jca

Lol the speedo’s I wear aren’t revealing

jca's avatar

There’s the Speedo brand, and then there’s what’s traditionally thought of as the “Speedo style,” @rockfan. The Speedo style is tight and tiny and in my opinion, utterly ridiculous on anyone, even the most fit model-type.

rockfan's avatar

I wear the traditional speedo style that people think of, but it’s not that tiny. I only wear it when I’m swimming in a pool, I don’t wear it at the beach

Dutchess_III's avatar

@rockfan Well, you asked our opinion, and we women think that the baggy trunks are far more attractive than those gross, tight spandex. Maybe those 20 something men are listening to their girlfriends and guys who wear the tight stuff are ignoring them.

And we aren’t talking just about “tiny.” We mostly hate the tight look that shows off a mans package, no matter how long the legs are. We aren’t interested in your package. But, like they said, the gay guys dig those tight things.

Coloma's avatar

Well Speedos were designed for pro swimmers, less drag. LOL

jca's avatar

I agree with @Dutchess_III. It doesn’t matter the length of the Speedo, it’s the tightness that’s the issue.

funkdaddy's avatar

@Coloma – won’t my parakeet escape? Think of the poor observers that are 100% not staring at my shorts but could see the outline.

I mean, leave that stuff at home, right?

I kid, but come on guys, imagine the same discussion about swimsuits and any lady part you’d like.

Dutchess_III's avatar

It’s not a question of “staring,” @funkdaddy. You can’t miss it, any more than you could miss noticing a woman 8 months pregnant with twins, only that isn’t gross. For the most part, most adult women have seen more dicks than they care to count, and after the age of 13 it isn’t any thing special or even interesting. In fact, it makes us uncomfortable.

I mean, wear what you feel comfortable in. But you might want to look a little closer at the actual reactions of people, especially women (if that’s who you want to impress) around you.

jca's avatar

And to add to what @Dutchess_III says, if I’m with my 10 year old daughter, I feel like she’s getting an anatomy lesson that I didn’t necessarily want her to have.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Right? But I guess that doesn’t really hurt. It IS anatomy. And not even attractive anatomy at that.

It’s the sexual suggestiveness that bothers me the most. I would prefer to shield my young grand daughters from that as long as I possibly could. It won’t be too long until they’re bombarded with it, non stop, for the rest of their lives.

Dutchess_III's avatar

You know….come to think of it, why would any man want to draw that kind of attention to his genitals?

ragingloli's avatar

why? same reason they send dick pics.
because they are men. they think it is advertisement.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Advertising? Are they afraid people will think they don’t have a dick if they don’t show it off?

ragingloli's avatar

pretty much.

Coloma's avatar

Pretty sure the fear of not having a visible dick is a serious issue for some guys. LOL

Coloma's avatar

@funkdaddy Haha, your Parakeet. Never heard that one before.
I think female parts issues when wearing tight shorts or bathing suits or, especially spandex, is Camel toe. The dreaded Camel toe. The female equivalent of speedos on men.

Dutchess_III's avatar

That is a good analogy @Coloma. I don’t think men find that attractive…do they?

Coloma's avatar

@Dutchess_III Probably, ewww. haha

Dutchess_III's avatar

Guys? Is camel toe sexy to you?

rojo's avatar

Hey There, Vagina
You’re a Fragrant Little Kitty
With your Landing Strip and Camel Toe
To me you look so pretty…......yes you do.”

Dutchess_III's avatar

Not the vagina. Camel toe. But you think vaginas are “pretty?” For realz??

rojo's avatar

^^Listen to the link.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

I think camel toes are absolutely adorable. Nothing cuter on Earth. Not even puppies. Budgie smugglers? Not so much. But that’s just me taking a huge popularity risk amongst women by being truthful.

JLeslie's avatar

@Coloma Men are driven by hormones whether gay or straight. The straight guy likes to see their sex objects (women) as close to naked as possible and in tight clothes. The gay guy is exactly the same, just he is staring at the men.

Not all of them, just a lot of them.

Coloma's avatar

@JLeslie Well duh, just never had the opportunity to ask a man about his preference for camel toe. Now we have a Crow that likes Camel toe. I feel a poem coming on. LOL

Dutchess_III's avatar

@Espiritus_Corvus, Um…do you like it when their pants are too small and the back seam runs 2 inches into their buttocks crack? (Usually when pants are so tight you get camel toes, the butt thing happens too…)

rojo's avatar

Camel butt????

Dutchess_III's avatar

Camel butt, camel toes. Yup.

rockfan's avatar

I’m surprised I haven’t brought this up yet, there is a major difference in the revealing nature of speedos based on the quality of the speedo. I buy the one’s on the pricier side, and it’s made of thicker material so my genitals aren’t outlined or accentuated at all.

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