I came across this quote from Danish fashion model and photographer Helena Christensen. “It’s really intimidating to go on the beach in a bikini.” Now she is also a former Victoria’s Secret Angel. You’d think she’d would be use to wearing a bikini with no problem. If someone like that can be intimidated wearing one to the beach, then guess I shouldn’t feel too bad with my struggles to break out the swim brief. Yes, she is going to be under a microscope and being judge more than I would be. Still being a lone guy in a swim brief at the beach can be pretty intimidating.
With my limited public swim brief experience, I for the most part felt less intimidated once I was down to my swim brief. Though none of the times was at a busy beach or pool. Now getting down to the swim brief was/is always the biggest struggle. I’m always looking for the right moment for the reveal instead of just doing it once at a spot. Or just wearing it from the car to the beach like people suggest. I’ve been told it gets easier as you keep doing it, but still hasn’t for me. Much easier in my mind then when I get to the beach.
It is a bit surprising that it is intimidating for a women to wear a bikini. Especially one that was a model. I know self-consciousness can get the best of all of us, but at least it is pretty normal for a female to sport a bikini at the beach or pool. Would make life a lot easier for me if swim briefs were the norm around here for guys. I know I can’t let that stop me from wearing what I want. Here’s to beating the intimidation and continuing to chip away at it this summer.