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(Slate)   Woman upset that a man at a family-friendly pool wears a speedo around as if it weren't a big deal   (slate.com ) divider line
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2014-07-15 10:17:59 AM  

Gunderson: If it's a family friendly pool, then why does she want to kick out the creepy uncle stereotype?


The "a little too friendly" pool?
 
2014-07-15 10:18:56 AM  
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Janitor: Todd if you try and get in here with that, I'm going to wedgie you off the roof.

i3.bebo.com
 
2014-07-15 10:19:40 AM  

RoxtarRyan: I'm not the biggest fan of the speedo, but if females can wear bikinis at public pools, males can wear the equivalent. Just because you don't think it suits them due to their body type, doesn't mean you get to play clothing police.


You didn't RTFA, did you?
 
2014-07-15 10:19:46 AM  
Uncontrollable physiological responses are shameful!  ...though, I bet this woman is a complete hypocrite -- she probably even gets goosebumps & shivers when she gets cold, the perv.
 
2014-07-15 10:24:01 AM  

colinspooky: ....he doesn't seem to pay any attention to the kids in the pool. He swims a few laps and gets out.....  Perhaps he is, erm, just gifted. Also, as usual, I missed the section which says how many people died or were hurt.


She gagged.
 
2014-07-15 10:25:02 AM  
The guys problem isn't the thong or the boner it's:
1.bp.blogspot.com
He could have been buck necked if he was attractive enough and she wouldn't have had a problem with it.
 
2014-07-15 10:25:11 AM  

SlothB77: wearing a speedo is fine.

"My problem is with one man who wears a thong-style bathing suit. I'm not the bathing suit police, but now I've seen him walking around on several occasions with a very noticeable erection."

Wearing a thong style bathing suit with a huge erection is another.  Since this lady has two kids, I am assuming she knows the difference.  If this is true, then that is not appropriate.


Or she knows she isn't the bathing suit police so she needs the change the story a bit to get her way. What's a little white lie to "protect the children"?

Maybe her husband isn't as well endowed and thus a penis as large as Speedo-dude has just looks erect from lack of comparison.

Oh wait, Dear Prudence is fake, why are we debating this?
 
2014-07-15 10:25:49 AM  

fiddlehead: RoxtarRyan: I'm not the biggest fan of the speedo, but if females can wear bikinis at public pools, males can wear the equivalent. Just because you don't think it suits them due to their body type, doesn't mean you get to play clothing police.

You didn't RTFA, did you?


He gets an erection. BFD. It would noticeable in most bathing suits. Or, if it suits you,

jshine: Uncontrollable physiological responses are shameful!  ...though, I bet this woman is a complete hypocrite -- she probably even gets goosebumps & shivers when she gets cold, the perv.


This.
 
2014-07-15 10:26:42 AM  
Hope she never takes her little snowflakes to Europe. Speedos are common and some places they are optional...
 
2014-07-15 10:26:59 AM  

powhound: The guy is a creepy douche, if nothing else. One reason why I don't frequent pubic pools.


Whats the other reason why?  Speculate below.
 
2014-07-15 10:27:08 AM  
She was hypnotized by his size and she got a quivering in her thighs.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-15 10:27:41 AM  
Ermagerd, stop slut shaming men! Teach your daughters not to stare at our junk!
 
2014-07-15 10:28:09 AM  

rvesco: Think of the children!


I bet you do.
 
2014-07-15 10:28:32 AM  
Lady is a crotch gazer, and she's raising her girls to be crotch gazers. Yeah, Speedos are gross, but seriously. Reverse the roles. Father takes his two boys to the pool, hot neighbor lady swimming in a bikini. You think he'd complain? Nope, not even a chance.

If I can force myself not eyehump every hot women in a a bikini at the pool, she can do the same, in avoiding this guys junk.
 
2014-07-15 10:30:06 AM  

Herr Morgenstern: Ermagerd, stop slut shaming men! Teach your daughters not to stare at our junk!


Came here to post this.
 
2014-07-15 10:30:41 AM  
She could have chosen to ride the donkey instead, it is the same price.

But while we're on the subject, what's with hoggers and geriatrics wearing bikinis all the time now?  Cover up, for fark's sake.
 
2014-07-15 10:34:06 AM  
He's just appreciating what a fine job you're doing raining your daughters. Geez lady, just take the dammed complement.
 
2014-07-15 10:34:46 AM  

Diogenes: Q. Re: Pool rules:I question the erection.

OK.  Which if you Farkers is trolling Prudie?


Don't try to erection shame me!
 
2014-07-15 10:34:48 AM  
Dear Prude World,

Men have penises.

Thank you,

The Rest of the World
 
2014-07-15 10:35:37 AM  

monoski: Hope she never takes her little snowflakes to Europe. Speedos are common and some places they are optional...


I assume you meant "NOT optional?"

My sister went with her husband went to France several years ago for a business trip.  She told me that homeless people tend to jump into public pools to wash their clothes, so some pools require men to wear speedos instead of trunks.
 
2014-07-15 10:41:13 AM  
Think Cohen is one of the few men who CAN carry off the mankini look - I would clear the beach in seconds, or be mistaken for a novelty act and have money thrown towards me. Hang on, is this a new niche market?
 
2014-07-15 10:41:28 AM  
Banana Man, Banana Man
With the biggest banana in all the land
Every day,
be it day or night..
Wearing that speedo oh so tight
Watch out!
Watch out for Banana Man.
 
2014-07-15 10:41:59 AM  

LemSkroob: Subbys headline: Man Wears a speedo

Article: with an erection.

Nice bait.


Nah, he wouldn't have the hard-on if he'd already had a nice bait.
 
2014-07-15 10:42:25 AM  
Too bad she didn't post a pic. "Banana" sounds very ... interesting to me. If she wrote "baby carrot" not so much.
 
2014-07-15 10:42:51 AM  

Meecht: monoski: Hope she never takes her little snowflakes to Europe. Speedos are common and some places they are optional...

I assume you meant "NOT optional?"

My sister went with her husband went to France several years ago for a business trip.  She told me that homeless people tend to jump into public pools to wash their clothes, so some pools require men to wear speedos instead of trunks.


I meant optional as in the southern France and Greece beaches where dudes can let it all hang out.
 
2014-07-15 10:43:45 AM  
 
2014-07-15 10:44:08 AM  
Most men haven't got the wherewithal to wear speedos.
And by wherewithal I mean guts.
 
2014-07-15 10:46:49 AM  

Porous Horace: Most men haven't got the wherewithal to wear speedos.
And by wherewithal I mean guts.


I don't think you want men with big guts wearing speedos.
 
2014-07-15 10:46:57 AM  

thismomentinblackhistory: She said she recently moved into the neighborhood. Maybe this guy has been swimming there forever and his boner got grandfathered in somehow.


Grandad's boner....boy does THAT bring back memories!
 
2014-07-15 10:48:36 AM  
I'm sure bikinis are still fine. Because women can do whatever they want, but when men do exactly the same thing, it's creepy. That's equality. Soon there will be a rule governing what kind of bathing suits men are allowed to wear at that pool. Women, of course, will get a free pass. As usual. If you're not the bathing suit police, stop farking acting like them.
 
2014-07-15 10:56:43 AM  

untaken_name: I'm sure bikinis are still fine. Because women can do whatever they want, but when men do exactly the same thing, it's creepy. That's equality. Soon there will be a rule governing what kind of bathing suits men are allowed to wear at that pool. Women, of course, will get a free pass. As usual. If you're not the bathing suit police, stop farking acting like them.


Won't anyone think of the poor, poor persecuted men?

I don't know how they've gotten a reputation as pervs.  Men never, ever do anything the least bit misogynistic so I don't know how that idea got started.
 
2014-07-15 10:57:18 AM  

monoski: I meant optional as in the southern France and Greece beaches where dudes can let it all hang out.


Gotcha.  I've never heard of a place actively banning speedos, so stating "speedos are optional" seemed redundant because they are optional everywhere.
 
2014-07-15 10:57:36 AM  
I've got some trashy swimwear? What's the problem? /pic in profile
 
2014-07-15 10:58:47 AM  
Yet fat chicks in bikinis are "empowering".
 
2014-07-15 10:59:29 AM  
Who goes to a public pool anyway? Go to a private pool, or better yet a private beach.

#poorpeopleproblems
 
2014-07-15 11:01:38 AM  
I say we all start wearing Speedos! Take back the Speedo!
 
2014-07-15 11:02:47 AM  

Graffito: untaken_name: I'm sure bikinis are still fine. Because women can do whatever they want, but when men do exactly the same thing, it's creepy. That's equality. Soon there will be a rule governing what kind of bathing suits men are allowed to wear at that pool. Women, of course, will get a free pass. As usual. If you're not the bathing suit police, stop farking acting like them.

Won't anyone think of the poor, poor persecuted men?

I don't know how they've gotten a reputation as pervs.  Men never, ever do anything the least bit misogynistic so I don't know how that idea got started.


What does any of your incoherent screed have to do with equality in clothing restrictions? Are you asserting that only men are ever pervs? Or is there some point that actually has merit that you are attempting and failing to make?
 
2014-07-15 11:03:09 AM  

untaken_name: As usual. If you're not the bathing suit police, stop farking acting like them.


static.messynessychic.com
childrenareablessing.org

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

It seems that swimsuit police is actually a thing.
 
2014-07-15 11:03:59 AM  

untaken_name: Graffito: untaken_name: I'm sure bikinis are still fine. Because women can do whatever they want, but when men do exactly the same thing, it's creepy. That's equality. Soon there will be a rule governing what kind of bathing suits men are allowed to wear at that pool. Women, of course, will get a free pass. As usual. If you're not the bathing suit police, stop farking acting like them.

Won't anyone think of the poor, poor persecuted men?

I don't know how they've gotten a reputation as pervs.  Men never, ever do anything the least bit misogynistic so I don't know how that idea got started.

What does any of your incoherent screed have to do with equality in clothing restrictions? Are you asserting that only men are ever pervs? Or is there some point that actually has merit that you are attempting and failing to make?


Her point is clear: Because Patriarchy!
 
2014-07-15 11:06:44 AM  

jshine: Uncontrollable physiological responses are shameful!  ...though, I bet this woman is a complete hypocrite -- she probably even gets goosebumps & shivers when she gets cold, the perv.


Since when are boners uncontrollable? Every reasonably well adjusted male I know mastered that some time during puberty. If it is now socially acceptable to walk around with wood, I certain did not get that memo.

Not that I much care what other people do, mind you. I'm just pointing out that your premise is wrong.
 
2014-07-15 11:06:57 AM  
WEARING A SPEEDO WITH KNEE-HIGH STRIPED ATHLETIC SOCKS IS THE HEIGHT OF FASHION.

This is a truth that I want you all to embrace.
 
2014-07-15 11:08:48 AM  

untaken_name: I'm sure bikinis are still fine. Because women can do whatever they want, but when men do exactly the same thing, it's creepy. That's equality. Soon there will be a rule governing what kind of bathing suits men are allowed to wear at that pool. Women, of course, will get a free pass. As usual. If you're not the bathing suit police, stop farking acting like them.


Well, yeah.  A woman can wear a skimpy bikini, and if a guy notices her physical attributes, he's a perv.  But if a guy wears a speedo and a woman notices, he's a perv.

Though I, like many, assume Prudence is 50% made-up letters and 50% made-up letters for trolling.  This is obviously the later.

From the Q:
"Should I ask him to "lower the flag pole" before swimming with a bunch of kids? This does not seem like normal behavior, but I don't want to overreact."

By "lower the flag pole" do you mean wack it in the bathroom?  Or perhaps you're offering your services.  That's the best and quickest way to get rid of an erection. As for behavior, is your fat ass a behavior?  And the fact that you bleed like a stuck pig for a week every month, is that a behavior?  Penises get erections.  Sometimes at the request of the attached man, sometimes not.

Exercise, such as swimming laps, which gets the blood pumping is one of things that might lead to an erection.

From the A:
"this guy's attire and behavior is not appropriate for a community pool."

He's wearing a swimsuit and swimming in the pool.  What part of that is not appropriate for a pool?

Letter is either fake or those kids are adopted and the writer has never touched a penis.
 
2014-07-15 11:10:26 AM  

SewerSquirrels: jshine: Uncontrollable physiological responses are shameful!  ...though, I bet this woman is a complete hypocrite -- she probably even gets goosebumps & shivers when she gets cold, the perv.

Since when are boners uncontrollable? Every reasonably well adjusted male I know mastered that some time during puberty. If it is now socially acceptable to walk around with wood, I certain did not get that memo.

Not that I much care what other people do, mind you. I'm just pointing out that your premise is wrong.



If you have achieved conscious control over your erections and are able to manifest or banish them at will, then you have a truly impressive skill.  ...though you could be in considerable peril if the makers of Viagra ever learn of your unique ability.

/ yes, sometimes you can influence it mentally
// sometimes
 
2014-07-15 11:16:09 AM  
Many states have laws against visible erections.  This man is clearly a rapist because he has a penis.  Burn him at the stake!
 
2014-07-15 11:16:22 AM  
Around here people (of both genders) swim naked at the beach.  No one cares.

/Europe
 
2014-07-15 11:19:44 AM  

powhound: The guy is a creepy douche, if nothing else. One reason why I don't frequent pubic pools.


I see what you did there.
 
2014-07-15 11:20:11 AM  

BitwiseShift: Men's thongs don't have pockets. I usually carry a banana when I swim for a quick blood sugar helper. That lady neglects to say what she's wearing. Not that Wicked Weasel needs to be mentioned.


I am unaware of this euphemism.
 
2014-07-15 11:25:46 AM  

the_rev: JoieD'Zen: Marcus Aurelius: JoieD'Zen: Marcus Aurelius: Too late, lady, the kids already know what a penis is.  But by all means you should approach him and comment on the size of his schlong.  Men never misinterpret that kind of attention.

Why is she checking out his package?

I believe it is her inability to NOT check out his package that is bothering her to begin with.

We know she really craves some afternoon delight with that hot swimmer's body and ample tool.

THE RIPPIN' AND THE TEARIN'.


Are huge guts involved?
 
2014-07-15 11:29:09 AM  

untaken_name: I'm sure bikinis are still fine. Because women can do whatever they want, but when men do exactly the same thing, it's creepy. That's equality. Soon there will be a rule governing what kind of bathing suits men are allowed to wear at that pool. Women, of course, will get a free pass. As usual. If you're not the bathing suit police, stop farking acting like them.


irldefender.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-15 11:36:30 AM  
Dear Prudence?   Yep.   Those letters are about as accurate as the one's that begin  "Dear Penthouse Forum, I never dreamed something like this would happen to me, but last week..."
 
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