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Old 02-03-2015, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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They're just not comfortable.
I'd honestly rather just go to a nude beach than to wear speedos...

 
Old 02-03-2015, 07:43 AM
 
Location: City of the Angels
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I'm thinking that it has to do with the fact that most American men are overweight and have love handles and a small roof over the tool shack.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 07:44 AM
 
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Maybe because they are horrible and lack any kind of style. It's different if you are swimming in competion or for exercise but for strutting around the pool or beach while on vacation.. I just don't think so.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 07:44 AM
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Plenty of gay guys wear them
 
Old 02-03-2015, 07:45 AM
 
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Here's the real reason why...

Because American males are deathly afraid of being labeled a homosexual. It's "gay" to wear a speedo. Straight men just don't do that. You need to wear those long board shorts that go below the knee.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 07:46 AM
 
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I'm thinking that it has to do with the fact that most American men are overweight and have love handles and a small roof over the tool shack.
Probably true but the last few times I was in the Dominican Republic I saw plenty of guys that shouldn't have had their shirts off much less wearing a speedo. They were definitely not from the US and were definitely European.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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Because 25 years after jailhouse gangsta inspired fashion became the mainstream for casual clothes it remains except when there is a real athlete performance issue at stake as with competitive swimmers. Since it does not effect things like beach volleyball or basketball like with hairstyles the look will remain until the next superstar makes a new fashion statement and women positively react to him causing other sheep to follow suit to remain competitive in the local mating game.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Denver area
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Because 25 years after jailhouse gangsta inspired fashion became the mainstream for casual clothes it remains except when there is a real athlete performance issue at stake as with competitive swimmers. Since it does not effect things like beach volleyball or basketball like with hairstyles the look will remain until the next superstar makes a new fashion statement and women positively react to him causing other sheep to follow suit to remain competitive in the local mating game.
Except that Speedos were not popular here even prior to "jailhouse gangsta insprired fashion". Even in the 70s when tight jeans on men were fashionable, and athletic shorts were....short, Speedos remained mostly relegated to the competitive swimming scene.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 07:58 AM
 
Location: U.S. (East Coast)
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Nothing like smooth European guys playing volleyball in their speedos.... Mmm!

 
Old 02-03-2015, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Most women I know think Speedos are silly looking.
I agree, and I think that's why most men don't wear them.
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