My Journey in Skimpy Swimwear
I don’t believe I’ve written a post just on my swimwear journey. I know I’ve mentioned bits and pieces of it throughout the blog. I do roundup posts about how my summer went with wearing them the last few years. So I thought I’d share my journey so far in one post. Here it is.
Rewind to my Sophomore year of college. Now that I had some time with bikini underwear under my belt along with a dip into thongs there was one other thing I was wondering about. What would it be like to wear those types of swimwear? At the time I had discovered a few online retailers to buy from. So before summer approached I made a purchase from Kiniki that included one of their swimsuits. Only issue was at the time I wore a lot of string bikini underwear, so I ended up buying a string bikini swimsuit as my first against the norm swimsuit. For even more of an adventure I chose the bright color of lime green. I’m not sure what I was thinking especially with me being a reserved person not liking to be the center of attention.Of course the string bikini swimwear didn’t get worn in public. I did have some chances to wear it in some secluded area, since I grew up near rivers and creeks that had areas you could enjoy spots to cool off in. Let me tell you the first time slipping into the water in my skimpy swimsuit was exhilarating. Who knew wearing a form fitting swimsuits would feel so freeing and liberating. Nothing plastered against your legs and support for the goods. What a great feeling. My first swim bikini did get lots of wearing. I wore it under my swim trunks, because the support was great to have.
After that experience I of course now wanted to wear skimpy swimwear. So the real journey to do some began. The next swimsuit I acquired was a HOM micro swim brief in black and blue. A better choice than the lime green swim bikini, but still quite skimpier than a normal swim brief. This is one of my favorite swimsuits I have owned though I never wore it in public. I also picked up a swim thong, because I just had to try one. Again neither of these so the light of day in public. I stuck with my secluded areas for some water enjoyment and found some places I could soak up some rays. I was able to at least have a little fun wearing them though still the goal was public wearing of them.
A few years later is the first time I bought a swim brief that made more sense for a chance at public wear. I picked up a couple Speedo Solar swim briefs along with a Speedo thong. My thought was Speedo is a known brand name, so that will help with my confidence. Well, that was not so. Again no public swim brief appearances.
What is the best next thing to find places to wear swim bikinis in seclusion? Buying a house where you can wear them in seclusion. I’ve always enjoyed the outdoors, so I came across a little place with 12 acres of land about 6 years into my swimwear journey. I spent a lot of time wearing little swimsuits in the summer months throughout my property. Unfortunately, not really any place to wear them in the water on the property. The stream was maybe up to the ankles. I at least got to enjoy many of the pairs of swimsuits I acquired up until then and some additional ones while living there.
About 8 years into my journey I started dating my wife. So we were going to really be testing some waters with my skimpies. Our first summer together I decided to tone down my swimwear selection and buy a skimpy square cut swimsuit to try and see if I could make headway. By the time it came around we were together long enough for her to discover my bikini and thong underwear. I’m not sure how the topic came up or exactly what I said, but I mentioned I wasn’t a fan of wearing trunks and would like to wear swim briefs. Well, you’d probably think that would lead to a conversation about it. That is not at all how it went. Instead she wanted me to model my swimwear. Of course I obliged and gave her a little show. She was a swimmer in high school and back then guys wore swim briefs at practice and competitions. So she didn’t see swim briefs as odd. Well, we never went to the beach and I didn’t feel courageous to wear one to the pool we went to a few times. The most daring thing for me was laying out on her back porch in one of my HOM micro briefs. She lived in a neighborhood, so potentially neighbors could have seen me.
The following year we took a beach trip to Myrtle Beach, but we went with her parents. That put a bit of a crimp in my chance to break out a Speedo. I however always wore a swim brief under my suit mostly for the good support, but allowed for the opportunity to remove the trunks if I felt like I had the guts to do so. One day we took a walk away from the crowded area of the resort. I don’t recall how it came about for sure. She either suggested it or I mentioned something and she encouraged it, but the swim trunks got dropped at some point during the walk. I did keep my shirt on. It only lasted until we got back closer to the crowds and I put my trunks back on. I didn’t count this as a first swim brief appearance. For one I kept my shirt on and secondly it was a short period of time. The most important thing about the trip is it is where we got engaged.
Ten years into my swim brief journey, was the summer of the honeymoon to the Outer Banks. In preparation for it, I purchased some new swimsuits. I added some more Speedo Solars along with a HOM Alize swim bikini brief. So I packed several swimsuits including a pair of trunks. Our first day there we hit the beach behind the hotel. I went with my red Speedo Solar under my trunks. My bride asked about dropping the trunks, but with the crowds I did the chickening out instead. On our second day, we decided to head down to the southern less populated part of the Outer Banks to check things out. We took the long journey to Ocracoke Island. The first parking area we found, we stopped and got our stuff to head to the beach. It was very sparse with people, so this time I jumped on the opportunity. I removed my shirt and dropped the trunks to reveal my new HOM Alize swim bikini brief. We enjoyed a stroll of the beach, soaking up some sun, and our lunch. It was a great first real public swim brief appearance. I only made one other appearance on the honeymoon, but that time I had some interaction. Again we headed to the less populated southern part in the National seashore area. I was sporting my HOM Alize swimsuit while soaking up some sun, when a guy came up to me. He asked if I could help him launch his kite for kitesurfing. So we carried on a little conversation while he got the kite situated so I could hold on to it until he was ready to head to the controls to get it in the air. It was a good experience having someone approach me and seem to think nothing about my skimpy swimsuit. Finally, I had my feet wet on my swim brief journey.
The struggles continued with my swim brief wearing. My wife and I never went to the local beach for some reason. We did go to the pool, but I was just not ready for wearing a swim brief there. The backyard was where I wore them the most catching some sun. The next four years after our honeymoon, I only wore swim briefs in public places on vacations. They were all at hotel pools. The first pool was an outdoor pool at a motel. There was one guy when we got there tanning in fairly short trunks, so I felt brave enough to remove my trunks to wearing a black Speedo Solar. During our time at the pool maybe 8 people total visited the pool. Another trip we hit an indoor pool when my son was a baby. There was no one there making it easy to start out in a fuller aussieBum swim brief. About a college aged couple was the only people that appeared during our time. No issues either of these times.
Fifteen years into the journey, it was our first local beach trip with our son in haul. I thought this was going to be it. The wife thought it would be fine to just wear my swim brief, but I couldn’t get the courage to drop my trunks. The following year we didn’t go anywhere for swim brief wearing, so on to year 17 in the journey. We were a little braver with our second child and took her to the beach when she was younger than our son. My son was at an age where I decided if I wanted to wear a swim brief locally it had to be now, so it would appear to be my normal swimwear choice. This go instead of trunks I wore shorts over my aussieBum swim brief. It was the busiest beach I’ve been to to try to wear a swim brief. With plan in action and my mindset ready I dropped the shorts and finally accomplished the local scene in a swim brief. Took me a little bit to build confidence to spend time standing up, but with kids it made it so I had to be up helping them at the water edge.
It’s about 20 years into my journey and I’ve made a lot of progress since my breakthrough in a swim brief at the local beach. I have only worn a swim brief there since that trip and they have been a variety of coverage. Mostly no larger than the Speedo Solar. I have also worn a swim brief in front of a few family members on a family vacation. Since having kids, I started making photo book, which I am way behind on. I just finished one from the year that was my first appearance in a swim brief at the local beach, which I included a couple photos of me sporting my swim brief. With that on our bookshelf and my daughter liking to go through it with everyone it has at least my parents, my in-laws, and my brother either seeing me in person in a swim brief or in the photo book. Now a real test would be my wife’s sister’s family that has three teenagers. Though I’m sure they wouldn’t say anything to me, but would make me wonder if they mention it to their friends.
As you can see it has been a long journey and the journey isn’t over. There are things I still would like to do if the opportunity occurs. Like wear my swim brief in front of my teenage nieces and nephew. Really never been to the beach with them. I’d like to wear my swim brief at the local public pool if we ever go again. Those are two I should be able to accomplish if the situation happens. Something I don’t know if will ever happen is breaking out the swim brief at the local water park. The end goal is to rarely if ever wear swim trunks.
If you really want to wear a swim brief or less keep working at it. As you can see it took me a long time to just do it. Once I did it each time, there were no issues. It was and still is getting my mindset right to just do it and not care. It helps a lot to have my wife’s support in doing so. It’s definitely easier with her and the kids along than on my own. Hopefully, sharing my journey will help others with theirs and not to give up on it.