The Speedo Debate

Posted on August 8, 2008 

The Speedo Debate

Who would’ve thought that a tiny contraption that fits snugly around a man’s jewels could become the subject of such intense debate? I receive e-mail on a virtual daily basis regarding how cool or appalling people think Speedos are. So which side of the Speedo spectrum is the majority on?

From what I can gather, swimming briefs are quite appealing across Europe, but unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), you’d be hard-pressed to find any man in North America donning a pair of them. Nope, it’s baggy swimming trunks for the good old red, white and blue.

So it seems that virtually everyone in the States prefers trunks or at worst, tight shorts. Why? Well, “they look funny,” “they make guys look like they have no package to offer” and “guys who wear Speedos wear them to impress other guys ” were among the most popular answers that women furnished. I can’t even repeat what the guys said.


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