How Far From The Beach Is It Okay To Wear A Bathing Suit?

Weather’s warming up a bit, so a PSA about whether or not your bathing suit (or as we say in New Zealand “togs”) is in fact underwear.

Of course in Connecticut… frakking more snow tomorrow.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Was this a PSA about why men should wear board-shorts exclusively (unless they are competitive swimmers)? I have walked home in a swimsuit and a towel sarong many a time… but wait, I live in SoCal.

    Unfortunately, I've also seen someone swim in his white briefs. :p

  2. Anonymous says:

    To anon, a lot of women appreciate a hot body on a man. I wish more men in the US (with the bodies to support it) would wear "togs". But, yes only in and around water. Hilarious ad.

    I'm female and loved gawking at the boys on the swim team in HS. After all I was in a skintight suit, so why shouldn't they be too?


  3. As Athol is fully aware… board shorts are for surf beaches and for anyone who is not a male model on any beach. If you are over 30, you are not ever going to be male model material, so don't.

    The correct place for budgie smugglers is the lap pool, where no one cares what you look like (but you better be able to keep up with the swim team).

    However, the 300 yard rule still applies.

    In the midwest, where there is no oceans, my advice is… don't.

    And it is too darn cold for the beginning of April in Kiwiland

  4. Miles Anderson says:

    If you can cover 300 meters in 10s then you get to wear whatever you want.

  5. Professor Hale says:

    I am a firm believer in the double standard:

    males: If you have the body, you can wear that stuff at the beach or poolside. Otherwise no.

    Females: If you are smokin' hot, you can wear the skimpy suits any place you like.

    Males and females with saggy parts and expanding girths, not even at the pool or beach. Cover that shit up. No one wants to see it.

  6. Fourmyle says:

    I saw a highschool girl wearing something like that (plus a tied off t-shirt) at Publix tonight. Gad damn I love living in Florida.

    P.S. Athol, my neighbor is a nurse who just moved here from New Jersey. Just sayin'.

  7. Athol Kay says:

    Hurricanes vs Blizzard. Just sayin'. :-)

  8. Dave in the cave says:

    The problem is that too many people wearing skimpy suits THINK they look hot, but the general public's consensus is quite the opposite. Women especially seem to have the idea that putting on something really tight = sexy. Um, not if you look like a sausage…

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