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2013-09-05 11:54:42 AM
it's true - siesta key has some of the most amazing sand ever. like powdered sugar.
 
2013-09-05 12:21:12 PM

FlashHarry: it's true - siesta key has some of the most amazing sand ever. like powdered sugar.


Perfect name.  But you speak the truth.  Siesta Key is amazing in just sand alone.

There is a lot more to this story from my friend who lived in Venice.  Caspersen Beach was a place where gay people used to meet and not be bothered by the residents.  Enough people went that the residents started to notice, they wanted to ban gay people because ermergerhd the children.  But banning gay people is illegal.  So they pushed for it to be a nude beach (because no one would take their children there.)  We moved away from Florida at that point, but that's kinda the crazy train of Venice Florida.
 
2013-09-05 12:32:20 PM
There needs to be a better collective noun for a group of flashers than "horde".
I nominate "dongle".
 
2013-09-05 12:32:57 PM
And, of course, none of those guys are the type that ANYBODY would want to see naked.

Also, Brian Pound kind of looks like a Vulcan.  Or maybe an elf from Rivendale.
 
2013-09-05 01:07:58 PM

xanadian: And, of course, none of those guys are the type that ANYBODY would want to see naked.



Yep.  When one hears "beach flasher" they are hoping for something like this:

s16.postimg.org


But sadly...that's not what we get...
 
2013-09-05 01:17:23 PM
In the span of three days, seven men allegedly discussed having sex with undercover detectives and then exposed themselves.

I hate to be pedantic here, but that's not really flashing.
 
2013-09-05 01:49:07 PM

Sybarite: In the span of three days, seven men allegedly discussed having sex with undercover detectives and then exposed themselves.

I hate to be pedantic here, but that's not really flashing.


This.

It's just the typical round-up of horny closet cases. Good thing they did this, because men hitting on other men in public is the worst crime imaginable!
 
2013-09-05 01:49:35 PM

Sybarite: In the span of three days, seven men allegedly discussed having sex with undercover detectives and then exposed themselves.

I hate to be pedantic here, but that's not really flashing.


Especially if the detectives asked to see something.
 
2013-09-05 01:54:34 PM
Not a keeper in the group.
 
2013-09-05 01:54:53 PM
All too old!
 
2013-09-05 01:56:25 PM
The first little old lady, she had a stroke. The second little old lady, she had a stroke too. But the third little old lady, she refused to touch it.
 
2013-09-05 01:59:08 PM
Already been said, but Caspersen is South of Venice, not Sarasota.

Been a string of flashers down there recently, too.
 
2013-09-05 02:00:04 PM
Isn't Brian Pound that guy that opposes Dethklok?
 
2013-09-05 02:01:27 PM
These men are probably mentally ill. You can clearly see their nuts!
 
2013-09-05 02:01:30 PM
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

snapped this at siesta key, i think. was quite surprised by it.
 
2013-09-05 02:08:00 PM
Who cares if someone sees their junk? It's a beach!

As far as I'm concerned, nudity should be legal at all beaches. Human beings are just another animal, and your kids need an anatomy lesson too. Nobody freaks out if their kid sees any other animal's sexual organs. The family dog isn't wearing pants.

The cops were just looking to make some busts. What a waste of time.
 
2013-09-05 02:10:07 PM
This is Venice. And I actually know one of these guys.
 
2013-09-05 02:11:01 PM
Siesta Key is a small, shiatty beach surrounded by senile condo owners. I'm glad I know of a much, much nicer beach 20 min away, that always has parking and rarely is rarely occupied. Bonus: no condos
 
2013-09-05 02:13:11 PM

FlashHarry: it's true - siesta key has some of the most amazing sand ever. like powdered sugar.


That's because they spend about $500 grand a year importing it.
 
2013-09-05 02:17:22 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: FlashHarry: it's true - siesta key has some of the most amazing sand ever. like powdered sugar.

That's because they spend about $500 grand a year importing it.




Nope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siesta_Key_Beach
 
2013-09-05 02:22:33 PM

StrikitRich: Already been said, but Caspersen is South of Venice, not Sarasota.

Been a string of flashers down there recently, too.


Uh, yeah, actually it is. It's just FURTHER South of Sarasota.
 
2013-09-05 02:23:36 PM
Terry Gilliam Animation


Scene (Sarasota Beach, crystal sands, clear blue waters)

Shadows on the sand. What appears to be a flock of birds or butterflies flies over head.

Sunbathers look up (shock, horror)

The flock descends onto beach. It is men in trenchcoats.

Screams erupt, little old ladies express dismay
(Oh, my! Ooooo! That's a big 'un, etc)

Old men in trenchcoats start opening their trenchcoats and flashing sunbathers.

Brou-ha-ha, hub hub, screams.

Comic police man appears in standard "photo-bombing" position. Comic police turns to beach and stars shooing away the flashers, who fly off and gather into a flock and fly away into sunset.


Voice over:  It's a man's life in the beach police. (Cut to clip from famous TV show)

Life action: Angry Colonel shows up

Colonel: Stop it! Stop it! Stop the bridge clip! (Puts hand over camera) I'm not having any more of this!

End credits: Another little playlet by Brantgoose
 
2013-09-05 02:24:40 PM
ATHEIST BEACH

NO SUN WORSHIPPING.
 
2013-09-05 02:29:17 PM
Hey, baby, when you've got it, flaunt it.

I've watched some of those great old Britcoms so many time I can write the beggers off the top of my head.

The idea of a horde, sorry, dongle of flashers just said "Terry Gilliam" to me.

God, I wish I could Photoshop.
 
2013-09-05 02:41:41 PM
Oh come on!!! Can't these people keep it to the airport toilet-rooms????!!!?!??!?!?

/'exposure of sexual organs'? Well better keep your shirt on old man. Electrified nipple clamps make them sexual you perverts.
//Oh, spread legged open vagina and penis/balls....
 
2013-09-05 02:51:15 PM

FlashHarry: it's true - siesta key has some of the most amazing sand ever. like powdered sugar.


I live on the east coast of Florida and for an inexpensive honeymoon I went to the west side (Siesta Keys) for a few days.

Gorgeous place.  Don't even think of finding a parking spot, though...
 
2013-09-05 02:53:51 PM

adamatari: Who cares if someone sees their junk? It's a beach!

As far as I'm concerned, nudity should be legal at all beaches. Human beings are just another animal, and your kids need an anatomy lesson too. Nobody freaks out if their kid sees any other animal's sexual organs. The family dog isn't wearing pants.

The cops were just looking to make some busts. What a waste of time.


Next from Florida:
8 cup cat bikini's
 
2013-09-05 03:07:52 PM
Can we assume that the undercover detectives were at least gorgeous?

From my interaction with gay acquaintances I am led to believe that they do not approach just anyone.
 
2013-09-05 03:20:28 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Siesta Key is a small, shiatty beach surrounded by senile condo owners. I'm glad I know of a much, much nicer beach 20 min away, that always has parking and rarely is rarely occupied. Bonus: no condos


You aren't sharing the name of it, are you?
 
2013-09-05 03:25:34 PM
Is this some kind of bust?

No, it's a penis.
 
2013-09-05 03:35:15 PM
Judging by the mugshots I'm guessing they were all on their way to some sort of lemon party...
 
2013-09-05 03:40:09 PM

Cataholic: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Siesta Key is a small, shiatty beach surrounded by senile condo owners. I'm glad I know of a much, much nicer beach 20 min away, that always has parking and rarely is rarely occupied. Bonus: no condos

You aren't sharing the name of it, are you?


I don't even think it has a proper name.
 
2013-09-05 03:40:57 PM

Cataholic: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Siesta Key is a small, shiatty beach surrounded by senile condo owners. I'm glad I know of a much, much nicer beach 20 min away, that always has parking and rarely is rarely occupied. Bonus: no condos

You aren't sharing the name of it, are you?


I believe he is referring to Casey Key, which has been eroded significantly over the past decade.  Indeed no senile condo owners but you make up for that in the sort of crazy that only money can buy.  A place that has over the years attracted such colorful characters as John Gotti, a former mistress of Joseph Kennedy, and today the King family (of Stephen King relations).

Honestly all those people were nice people, even Gotti (loved to spoil his grandchildren and their friends).

Casey Key doesn't have any public access except at the very southern end, so unless you own or are staying at a hotel you will miss most of the beach.  Unless you want to walk, but that is a hella long walk.  Problem with Casey is its half an hour from everything you want to do that isn't the beach.

Every other beach within half an hour is plagued with condos so I can't think of anything else; Anna Maria may not have the enormous condos of Siesta but they are still there, and the occupants have a slightly lower median age.
 
2013-09-05 03:42:50 PM

Donau: Cataholic: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Siesta Key is a small, shiatty beach surrounded by senile condo owners. I'm glad I know of a much, much nicer beach 20 min away, that always has parking and rarely is rarely occupied. Bonus: no condos

You aren't sharing the name of it, are you?

I believe he is referring to Casey Key, which has been eroded significantly over the past decade.  Indeed no senile condo owners but you make up for that in the sort of crazy that only money can buy.  A place that has over the years attracted such colorful characters as John Gotti, a former mistress of Joseph Kennedy, and today the King family (of Stephen King relations).

Honestly all those people were nice people, even Gotti (loved to spoil his grandchildren and their friends).

Casey Key doesn't have any public access except at the very southern end, so unless you own or are staying at a hotel you will miss most of the beach.  Unless you want to walk, but that is a hella long walk.  Problem with Casey is its half an hour from everything you want to do that isn't the beach.

Every other beach within half an hour is plagued with condos so I can't think of anything else; Anna Maria may not have the enormous condos of Siesta but they are still there, and the occupants have a slightly lower median age.


Uck, Casey Key is even more overdevoped and gaudy than Siesta.
 
2013-09-05 03:43:37 PM

Cataholic: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Siesta Key is a small, shiatty beach surrounded by senile condo owners. I'm glad I know of a much, much nicer beach 20 min away, that always has parking and rarely is rarely occupied. Bonus: no condos

You aren't sharing the name of it, are you?


Try Coquina Beach on the south end of Anna Maria Island. It's just on the other side of the causeway when you exit Longboat Key.  Rarely crowded, gorgeous sand and no hordes fighting over parking spaces.

Just don't go on Easter weekend.
 
2013-09-05 03:53:26 PM
Better than pounding sand I guess.
 
2013-09-05 04:35:34 PM
Who cares about the beach.....can you still buy drugs in the Villiage?

/old
 
2013-09-05 04:37:22 PM

Donau: Cataholic: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Siesta Key is a small, shiatty beach surrounded by senile condo owners. I'm glad I know of a much, much nicer beach 20 min away, that always has parking and rarely is rarely occupied. Bonus: no condos

You aren't sharing the name of it, are you?

I believe he is referring to Casey Key, which has been eroded significantly over the past decade.  Indeed no senile condo owners but you make up for that in the sort of crazy that only money can buy.  A place that has over the years attracted such colorful characters as John Gotti, a former mistress of Joseph Kennedy, and today the King family (of Stephen King relations).

Honestly all those people were nice people, even Gotti (loved to spoil his grandchildren and their friends).

Casey Key doesn't have any public access except at the very southern end, so unless you own or are staying at a hotel you will miss most of the beach.  Unless you want to walk, but that is a hella long walk.  Problem with Casey is its half an hour from everything you want to do that isn't the beach.

Every other beach within half an hour is plagued with condos so I can't think of anything else; Anna Maria may not have the enormous condos of Siesta but they are still there, and the occupants have a slightly lower median age.


Would still rather go to Nokomis Beach than Siesta.
 
2013-09-05 04:39:03 PM

UberDave: xanadian: And, of course, none of those guys are the type that ANYBODY would want to see naked.


Yep.  When one hears "beach flasher" they are hoping for something like this:

[s16.postimg.org image 850x531]


But sadly...that's not what we get...


Not really much to see there is there though. I'd kinda like to see some tits myself.
 
2013-09-05 04:53:00 PM

brantgoose: ATHEIST BEACH

NO SUN WORSHIPPING.





Theism: god with a personaility.

Does the sun have a personality?
 
2013-09-05 05:02:25 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Does the sun have a personality?


sure. it's kind of an annoyingly upbeat, ra-ra kind of personality.
 
2013-09-05 05:11:23 PM

FlashHarry: StoPPeRmobile: Does the sun have a personality?

sure. it's kind of an annoyingly upbeat, ra-ra kind of personality.


I see what you did there.
 
2013-09-05 05:34:37 PM
Kenny...Kenny...What has become of you?  You sometimes must know when to fold em


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2013-09-05 05:43:48 PM
It doesn't look like blue water to me.  Does it just turn clear in color when they put lime in it or something?
farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-09-05 07:04:52 PM

StrikitRich: Donau: Cataholic: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Siesta Key is a small, shiatty beach surrounded by senile condo owners. I'm glad I know of a much, much nicer beach 20 min away, that always has parking and rarely is rarely occupied. Bonus: no condos

You aren't sharing the name of it, are you?

I believe he is referring to Casey Key, which has been eroded significantly over the past decade.  Indeed no senile condo owners but you make up for that in the sort of crazy that only money can buy.  A place that has over the years attracted such colorful characters as John Gotti, a former mistress of Joseph Kennedy, and today the King family (of Stephen King relations).

Honestly all those people were nice people, even Gotti (loved to spoil his grandchildren and their friends).

Casey Key doesn't have any public access except at the very southern end, so unless you own or are staying at a hotel you will miss most of the beach.  Unless you want to walk, but that is a hella long walk.  Problem with Casey is its half an hour from everything you want to do that isn't the beach.

Every other beach within half an hour is plagued with condos so I can't think of anything else; Anna Maria may not have the enormous condos of Siesta but they are still there, and the occupants have a slightly lower median age.

Would still rather go to Nokomis Beach than Siesta.


Thank you.
 
2013-09-05 07:19:47 PM

beerrun: Cataholic: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Siesta Key is a small, shiatty beach surrounded by senile condo owners. I'm glad I know of a much, much nicer beach 20 min away, that always has parking and rarely is rarely occupied. Bonus: no condos

You aren't sharing the name of it, are you?

Try Coquina Beach on the south end of Anna Maria Island. It's just on the other side of the causeway when you exit Longboat Key.  Rarely crowded, gorgeous sand and no hordes fighting over parking spaces.

Just don't go on Easter weekend.


I've always heard good things about Anna Maria Island...just never got any further north than Longboat.
 
2013-09-05 07:21:39 PM

StoPPeRmobile: brantgoose: ATHEIST BEACH

NO SUN WORSHIPPING.




Theism: god with a personaility.

Does the sun have a personality?


It has a droll sense of humor. It will bless your bottom. Or send Joe Pesci to whip your ass.

/I think I got my references crossedi
 
2013-09-05 08:48:59 PM
Grew up in Sarasota, and a full moonset watched on Siesta Key is one of the greatest things I have ever seen.

The rest of the town are stuffy old folks that hate anyone under 50 though. Serious old folk aggression.
 
2013-09-05 09:40:50 PM
This isn't "flashing," this is dudes cruising for sex on the beach.   Gays have been marginalized for centuries, and it's only been since the 1980s did gays get any political movement and traction going for them. Many men who came of age before that only know how to connect with other men through other acts because that's the way they learned how to express their sexuality.

Younger guys have and want nothing to do with these spots. They are just as sexual, but they have found more "mainstream" ways to express their sexuality or use technology to cruise rather than parks. Ever swung through M4M on Craig's List, or used apps like Grindr?

Many cities have bathhouses, dirty video arcades, and other places where you can get your rocks off without raising legal or political ire. But more and more, hypocritical politicians are closing these places down, in the interest of prurience. Then half of the most vocal ones get busted for courting some gay escort or are implicated in some homo-homicide, SVU-style.

Here's my philosophy on gay cruising - give these guys a place to have an outlet. They're going to cruise, one way or another. So you can give them a place to do it, or you can see it pop up wherever the streetlights don't shine too brightly or the beach extends just a little too far from the parking lot. I guarantee that some idiot will do something dumb, like expose himself in front of a family of nine with little kids, and an epic shiatstorm will ensue (saw it happen in the news multiple times where I used to live).
 
2013-09-06 09:43:40 AM

neongoats: The rest of the town are stuffy old folks that hate anyone under 50 though. Serious old folk aggression.


my dad and stepmom retired to boca grande. now that's stuffy!
 
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