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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 26
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10770 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Jul 2014 at 9:33 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-07-15 08:55:28 AM  
3 votes:

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.
2014-07-15 08:19:08 AM  
3 votes:
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.
2014-07-15 11:08:48 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:06:44 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:48:36 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:27:41 AM  
2 votes:
Ermagerd, stop slut shaming men! Teach your daughters not to stare at our junk!
2014-07-15 10:19:46 AM  
2 votes:
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 09:48:13 AM  
2 votes:
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Wanted for questioning...
2014-07-15 07:53:45 AM  
2 votes:
....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.
2014-07-15 03:44:50 PM  
1 votes:

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

The reason I don't frequent them is that the pool is mostly kid's urine.


What kind of urine do you prefer to swim in?
2014-07-15 02:34:33 PM  
1 votes:

Beta Tested: Around here people (of both genders) swim naked at the beach.  No one cares.

/Europe


You're right, we don't care, so why did you post it?

/US
2014-07-15 12:49:53 PM  
1 votes:

SewerSquirrels: mcmnky: Always?

So no morning wood. No wood from exercise or other times of increased heart rate and blood flow. And once hard, you can consciously deflate in a second if you decide, without anything other than willing it so.

I call bullshiat. Either that or you never get hard and have convinced yourself it's you mental state and not a medical condition. Or maybe you don't have a penis.

Yes I get morning wood when I'm dreaming about getting layed. So what? And no I don't get wood from exercising (nor does anyone else at the gym I go to as far as I know). And yes I can typically deflate in the time it takes to get from bed to bathroom (maybe 30 seconds).

I can assure you I do have a penis and it does, in fact, get hard (even at my age). The only aberrant thing about my wick is that it still functions when I'm passed out drunk; a function I discovered upon waking while being ridden by a woman large enough to have back boobs (so clearly I am not bragging...I wish it were not the case). Whiskey dick is a feature, not a curse. The state of bonefication still doesn't count when unconscious.


Look up nocturnal penile tumescence.

If you're an otherwise healthy male who can get an erection when in the mood, and you're not getting involuntary erections, I'm sure there are many doctors who would love to document your case.

I don't want to come off as overly hostile to you or your position, SS, and I'm sure this isn't your intent, but it sounds too close to other ignorance used to persecute victims of sexual violence.  If woman's nipples get erect or vagina lubricates, then it couldn't be rape, right?  Those things are voluntary.  It a man has an erection in public, he must be a pervert.  Or even, if he got an erection, it couldn't be rape.
2014-07-15 12:22:25 PM  
1 votes:

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?


I never asserted that only men are pervs.  I did imply that the vast majority are men.  Crime statistics back me up.  Stereotypes suck, don't they?

A#1)  Women face far more dress codes / clothing restrictions than men.  Turn about once in while is fun.  If the old guy can't control his erections then he should wear something less revealing.  The fact that he doesn't suggests that he gets off on exposing himself around children.

B#2)  A screed is a long rambling piece.  My comment was three sentences.  I don't know how it qualifies as a screed.
/English - how does it work?
2014-07-15 12:16:54 PM  
1 votes:
I bet the guy is wearing an old, worn-out speedo. When a suit has been washed too many times, the elastic starts to fail and the front gets bagged out. This can end up looking highly unfortunate.

Dude should suck it up and buy a modern competition suit, if he really isn't a creeper. There's really no excuse for wearing a speedo anymore now that they're not the favored type of competition or training suit, and having a new one that isn't baggy would probably fix the banana issue. He could also try the old competitive swimmer trick of stacking a new suit and an older one, which further reduces bulges.
2014-07-15 11:51:01 AM  
1 votes:

SewerSquirrels: Arousal is a mental state; if you're getting wood without being turned on, something isn't working right somewhere: See your doctor. If you are unable to control being turned on, see the other kind of doctor.


I'm getting a massive chub at the lack of knowledge you have at the basic biological sciences. Does that count for anything?
2014-07-15 10:58:47 AM  
1 votes:
Yet fat chicks in bikinis are "empowering".
2014-07-15 10:34:48 AM  
1 votes:
Dear Prude World,

Men have penises.

Thank you,

The Rest of the World
2014-07-15 10:30:06 AM  
1 votes:

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


Came here to post this.
2014-07-15 10:28:32 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:25:49 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:18:56 AM  
1 votes:
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Janitor: Todd if you try and get in here with that, I'm going to wedgie you off the roof.

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2014-07-15 10:17:43 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2014-07-15 10:06:05 AM  
1 votes:

NakedApe: My problem is with one man who wears a thong-style bathing suit. I'm not the bathing suit police...

Please remember that!


Bathing Suit Police:

www.kcet.org
2014-07-15 10:01:24 AM  
1 votes:
He's wearing a thong-speedo with an erection. He's a creepy farker.
2014-07-15 09:48:09 AM  
1 votes:
But breast-feeding moms are still good.
2014-07-15 09:29:15 AM  
1 votes:
That lady needs to get over it.

Otherwise, what's next?  Banning erect nipples?

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We MUST NOT allow such a thing to happen.
 
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