This past weekend two guys wore Miami Dolphin speedos to the Miami Dolphins football game. From what I gather they went tailgating in speedos and had plenty of pics made. The pictures feature the two guys in a speedo in Miami Dolphin’s colors and patch. Which I highly doubt they put out a speedo, but rather the two put the patch on, either way it looks pretty cool. They go into the stadium and strip to their speedos in the stands. In all the accounts I’m not sure if they were asked to leave or if they were either asked to leave or put on clothes.
This brings a big conversation. I think we have said it before but there is a double standard in the US on guys wearing speedos. I know we have gay and straight guys who read the blog who love wearing them. To us at UNB its no longer gay vs. straight it’s wearing what you want. The society at large turns a frown on guys wearing skimpy swimwear or underwear, where as with women it’s totally accepted. I think it’s time we start a campaign to bring on the skimpy swimwear for men!
We posted this on our Facebook page and here are some of the comments:
- Guy from the USA here…The common belief of our major metropolitan areas that us spand our world is that a man or men are too easily sexually aroused while they’re wearing skimpy items of clothing…and so our world uses a there greatest resource against us the distraction is the afront of shame and the best one they came up with: a Double standard
- They should of been left alone. “Double Standard” 4 sure
- Yeah, that’s very US; however, I don’t think a football stadium is the best place to wear speedos huh?
So the question is how can we change this? What can we all do to make speedos more accepted? It seems as more guys get into underwear, guys wearing speedos are kind of lagging behind. I think it’s partly because underwear is hidden and you can express yourself with out fear of people commenting and making negative things. Swimwear is out in the open and everyone will see it. So you are more open to negativity and backlash.
Back in the day I remember being the only one on a beach in a speedo. To me it wasn’t an issue and I never heard a comment about it. It was what I wanted to wear and felt most comfortable in. Even back then I had a partner who hated when I did it. One time at a beach trip he begged me not to wear them. I put them on under my swim shorts and almost took them off. But I respected his wishes. We have had straight guys tell us they want to wear them but negative comments from family and friends stopped them. I think we need more guys to take a risk and wear them!
What will it take for swimwear to go mainstream? Should we start a campaign? Write up more swimwear? Let us know guys. Also if anyone know the guys let us know we’d love to get in contact!