Hitting the Beach Swim Brief Style
Ok let’s talk about hitting the beach while breaking away from the norm swimwear for us guys. I did post quite a while back some suggestions I had for breaking out a swim brief. It was before I started wearing them regularly to the local beach. You can read that post here. We’d probably agree that guys have more challenges sporting a swim brief over a woman in a bikini. Thongs would be harder for guys over women, but tend not to be as acceptable in general. Here are some things I noticed when going to the beach in my swim briefs.
First it is easier to just do it with the family. Assuming it was just the wife and I, I think it would be similar to my family visit. Now I haven’t tried a bunch of times on my own, but I find it much harder to just do it. I find myself trying to find a place with few people. Ideally none close by. I’m more comfortable when I’m set up and then people arrive after me. That way it is their choice to hang out with the swim brief wearing guy. I don’t like it when no one is really in a swimsuit at the particular beach. Yes, sometimes I maybe pushing the temperature threshold, but it makes it hard to strip down to my swim brief when others aren’t. So having someone along is ideal for me, it puts me more at ease in my skimpy swimsuit.
Again I have limited experience with lone swim brief wearing in public. When I’m with the family I feel people will set up closer to us than when I am by myself. For example, one day there was no one on the beach I picked, so I picked center stage to set up. It seemed most people either went off to the right of left to find a spot while others just walked the beach off in those directions. Not many of them that time seemed to be there to enjoy the sun. I wonder if they thought I wanted space. Or were they afraid of a guy in a swim brief? Or maybe they like their space like I do.
In general I haven’t noticed any negativity towards my swimwear choice anywhere I’ve worn them. I’m sure there was some gawkers, but that is expected in my opinion. Again I’ve avoided the beaches that teenagers and college ages would hang out at. Typically I try for the less crowded areas. I haven’t overheard any comments towards me either. I’m at least finding people are respectful so far. I’ve been in life guarded areas and non guarded areas. There have been families around. I’ve had boats mourn off shore near me too. I’ve only been in conversation twice with other beach goers when sporting a swim brief and neither time was my swimwear mentioned. Both times either my wife or whole family were along. No conversation when just me.
I’m happy I’ve been keeping to my guns and only wearing swim briefs to the beach. So far it has been going well, but would like to improve upon things. I know the wife would like to try one of the beaches with nicer facilities, which are the busier ones. It would be a good experiment to see if there is any difference in how things have gone so far. I really need to work on when I’m on my own. I need to stop being picky with the beach I choose based on crowd level. It has been wasting quality beach time. Have you noticed any differences when you are on your own than with others wearing a swim brief or smaller?