Men’s Bikinis and Thongs Are Not a Joke
I’m tired of men’s bikinis and thongs (swim briefs too) being a joke everywhere. I don’t find my underwear and swimwear choice as being funny. It makes one that enjoys them feel like they are being ridiculed. That we should be embarrassed for wearing them.
Even when they aren’t necessary going for a laugh with them they are not represented the same way women are when wearing them. I’m for any shape and size wearing them, but usually it is not the fit guys wearing them. Just the other day my wife and I were watching a show and there was a scene for a polar bear swim event. The larger guys were sporting the swim briefs while the fittest guy was in swim shorts. There were some guys in more of a square cut suit that were more of the average build. Why couldn’t there have been a variety of suits on the different size guys?
I don’t know how many kid’s movies I have now seen them being used as jokes. A minion wearing a thong. They even had Gru hanging from a floating ship in bubble gum that was between his legs looking like a thong. Then in the first Hotel Transylvania, they had a couple of the monsters wearing swim briefs in a pool scene. Now I didn’t feel they were being used as much for a laugh in it. The joke was more with the invisible man that was wearing one and he got pants. Now the 3rd Hotel Transylvania example is more for a laugh. They had Vlad (Drac’s dad) strutting across the cruise ship deck wearing a swim brief. Then they showed him walking by the witches who were checking him out. Those are a few instances that come to mind, but there are others. So the kids movies are already brainwashing kids that guys do not wear swim briefs, bikinis, and thongs.
I also don’t find it funny seeing the YouTube videos of guys wearing them for a joke just to try and get a reaction. I haven’t paid much attention to it there lately, but I assume it is still occurring. Now maybe some of them want to wear them and that is the only way they get a chance. But I’m sick of the negativity towards guys wearing skimpy underwear and swimwear. I don’t recall any scene or videos that are made to make fun of women in a particular style of underwear or swimwear. Why can’t we grow up on the men’s underwear and swimwear front and respect swim briefs, bikinis, and thongs?
A couple to a few decades back there were movies that represented particularly the bikini in a positive way. There is a forum topic with a list of some. One example that sticks out in my mind of some positive skimpy swimwear exposure is the football movie Any Given Sunday. There are a couple scenes in it. One is Willie Beamen (Jamie Foxx) singing a song wearing what appears to be a Speedo Solar. The other one is I believe they were playing football on the beach and there was one of the guys wearing a purple bikini posing suit. The rest of the guys were of course in trunks. I don’t recall any newer movies that represent our liking, but I also haven’t seen a lot of movies. My movie watching has been weighted more towards kids than adults too.
I of course do not laugh when I see bikinis and thongs being used as a joke. It makes me angry especially with my goal to promote them as a great option for males to wear. Now I have come across some guys the joke ended up being on them. They bought a thong to be a joke and ended up liking them when they tried them on. Guess all we can do is do our best to continue to represent wearing them confidently in a positive light. Does it bother you when bikinis, thongs, or swim briefs are used as a joke?