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Men's beach volleyball uniforms. (Original Post) LizBeth Aug 2021 OP
The women's team has to wear bikini outfits FakeNoose Aug 2021 #1
Right. Think if the viewership they would bring in. LizBeth Aug 2021 #3
Fair is fair. AngryOldDem Aug 2021 #2
Exactly Demovictory9 Aug 2021 #7
What's fair for the Goose is good for the...whut? nt JanMichael Aug 2021 #4
I mean, I'm not sure about the lime green, but otherwise that's a pretty nice goose lol, Volaris Aug 2021 #18
lol. I hear ya. LizBeth Aug 2021 #19
Yeah, I believe those uniforms would cause female viewership to launch (for lack of a better term). Blue_true Aug 2021 #27
Uh huh. As I said below, the ancient Greeks made you do this shit naked, Volaris Aug 2021 #28
Succinctly put, Volaris. Our lizard brains rule. But our hyper-inflated prefrontal wants to be erronis Aug 2021 #37
No, it isnt. And I suspect we would do much better as an advanced society Volaris Aug 2021 #39
Money is in the mix also. Blue_true Aug 2021 #40
I'd watch if they wore that uniform! beaglelover Aug 2021 #5
Kind of like a mask, eh? Treefrog Aug 2021 #14
Huh? beaglelover Aug 2021 #16
I'll guess you mean: It isn't covering all of the parts. erronis Aug 2021 #38
lol leftstreet Aug 2021 #6
Yes, and make them such that you always have to tug at the butt side to . . . . Stinky The Clown Aug 2021 #8
And with every tug transferring sand on hand to under the bikini bottom making it that much more LizBeth Aug 2021 #10
Brava! Stinky The Clown Aug 2021 #23
This message was self-deleted by its author Stinky The Clown Aug 2021 #26
K&R for the stunning accuracy of the point made. LanternWaste Aug 2021 #9
i was watching some track today... Takket Aug 2021 #11
+1. Thanks for this example. "Let people dress however they want." LizBeth Aug 2021 #12
In Ancient Greece, you were required to compete buck ass naked, Volaris Aug 2021 #20
Both Should Wear Shorts ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #13
Of course, but there is a reason for the snark of the OP. LizBeth Aug 2021 #17
I Know ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #21
You are so totally right on. Clear and cut. Still they held to their sexism. LizBeth Aug 2021 #22
Well said. It just distracts IMO. BannonsLiver Aug 2021 #31
Especially since they're playing in sand. forgotmylogin Aug 2021 #33
No they shouldn't Polybius Aug 2021 #41
Sorry, I Was Only Going... ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #42
Hahaha Polybius Aug 2021 #43
Beware of loose bananas. Nevilledog Aug 2021 #15
looks good to me..... BRING ON THE MEN !!!!! Trueblue1968 Aug 2021 #24
Fair is fair mcar Aug 2021 #25
Canada ahead of the curve. from 2016. SleeplessinSoCal Aug 2021 #29
A maple leaf instead of a fig leaf. Snarky sarge43 Aug 2021 #32
does the mr. spock left eyebrow raise . ohm myyyyyy AllaN01Bear Aug 2021 #30
Shouldn't they get greased up too? lunatica Aug 2021 #34
Women volleyball players don't wear thongs Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 2021 #35
Birthday suits like the original Greek olympics IronLionZion Aug 2021 #36

Volaris

(10,245 posts)
18. I mean, I'm not sure about the lime green, but otherwise that's a pretty nice goose lol,
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 06:23 PM
Aug 2021

And I'm a straight man ha!
Just sayin. If we get eye candy, you all should, too...

LizBeth

(9,940 posts)
19. lol. I hear ya.
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 06:25 PM
Aug 2021

When women's boobs are hanging out of their top, I look too. Lol. And I have my own.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
27. Yeah, I believe those uniforms would cause female viewership to launch (for lack of a better term).
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 07:09 PM
Aug 2021

The fact is, our puritanical society is saturated with sex sells undertones on almost everything.

Volaris

(10,245 posts)
28. Uh huh. As I said below, the ancient Greeks made you do this shit naked,
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 07:16 PM
Aug 2021

Because they didnt have any illusions about what it was they were looking at an honoring...and not in a bad way. Top athletes are in a physical condition that other humans want to fuck, period end of sentence. Its wired Into our Primate Lizard Brains, and we would do ourselves a good service if we were willing to acknowledge such.

(Weve never needed one before, but now I think we need
a Sexy-time emoji lol).

erronis

(14,652 posts)
37. Succinctly put, Volaris. Our lizard brains rule. But our hyper-inflated prefrontal wants to be
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 08:27 PM
Aug 2021

in charge. It ain't going to happen when sex, hunger, survival, fear, etc. hold sway.

Volaris

(10,245 posts)
39. No, it isnt. And I suspect we would do much better as an advanced society
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 09:55 PM
Aug 2021

If we were to acknowledge such, and build in acceptable outlets for that Lizard Energy.

Like they do in Amsterdam (and mostly Las Vegas).

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
40. Money is in the mix also.
Tue Aug 3, 2021, 05:23 PM
Aug 2021

My definition of a true friend?

If you are strapped to a table in a room and a person who you view as a friend is offered boatloads of money and lots of great sex with dream mates to plunge a knife into you and kill you. If the person instead use the knife to cut you loose and then walk out of the room with you, that would be a true friend worth holding onto through thick and thin for life.

erronis

(14,652 posts)
38. I'll guess you mean: It isn't covering all of the parts.
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 08:30 PM
Aug 2021

Of course there's nothing more titillating (or equivalent) than knowing a forbidden body part might escape its clothy bonds.

Stinky The Clown

(67,456 posts)
8. Yes, and make them such that you always have to tug at the butt side to . . . .
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 05:52 PM
Aug 2021

. . . . unconstricted your ass crack.

LizBeth

(9,940 posts)
10. And with every tug transferring sand on hand to under the bikini bottom making it that much more
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 05:53 PM
Aug 2021

uncomfortable.

Stinky The Clown

(67,456 posts)
23. Brava!
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 07:04 PM
Aug 2021

Lots of people kinda joking about this kind of thing but I think it is an actual serious issue.

Now if the athletes make their own decision about uniforms then anything goes. Even nudity would not offend me.

Response to LizBeth (Reply #10)

Takket

(21,236 posts)
11. i was watching some track today...
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 05:56 PM
Aug 2021

and thinking, don't the women feel silly that they are literally running in a pair of french cut panties?

and after they ran every one of them was pulling the wedgie out of their crack. it is absurd.

This woman won not only with shorts covering her upper thighs but her midriff is covered too. I guess the extra ounce of material she was runnnig with didn't slow her down too much. Oh, and she won a gold.

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I assume the athletes aren't REQUIRED to wear the panties since Hassan (the Dutch runner in the photo) wasn't wearing them, but I wonder if they feel pressured too? If they really want to dress that way that is absolutely their business and no one else's, but I find it hard to believe there aren't some runners a little more shy that might rather have more clothing on.

As for the beach volleyball... yeah, that is terrible. They ARE forced to dress like that and I think that is wrong and I won't watch it. Let people dress however they want.

Volaris

(10,245 posts)
20. In Ancient Greece, you were required to compete buck ass naked,
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 06:25 PM
Aug 2021

Because at least nobody had any silly repressed puritan illusions about how Eye Candy was actually supposed to work.

ProfessorGAC

(63,699 posts)
13. Both Should Wear Shorts
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 06:10 PM
Aug 2021

Wearing actual beachwear is a silly tradition.
These people aren't beach goers messing around in their swimsuits.
They're serious, world class athletes.
Make it about the sport, not titillation.

ProfessorGAC

(63,699 posts)
21. I Know
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 06:26 PM
Aug 2021

The women's team getting fined for wearing shorts.
That's my point.
It's an athletic contest, not a beauty pageant. (And, I loathe the latter)

forgotmylogin

(7,451 posts)
33. Especially since they're playing in sand.
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 07:56 PM
Aug 2021

The ideal seems like what the women's team who broke the rules wore: tight "biker" shorts - lycra to just above the knee seems like the most protective so sand doesn't get into crevices.

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
34. Shouldn't they get greased up too?
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 08:01 PM
Aug 2021

If they’re going for the eyecandy look why not go all the way? Why pretend to be doing anything else?

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