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dobbybeach #251

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:05/26/2013 06:01:12Copy HTML

  I'll probably start at hollywood and get some color on my butt, then try to turn some heads at foster and montrose.  ("try"  yeah,  like we have to try.)
dobbybeach #252

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:05/27/2013 12:42:36Copy HTML

Any gals interested in hanging out in thongs sometime (not leaving the beach either!  talking, tanning swimming only!)
 I love hollywood/osterman, but I think i saw one female thong out of 20 trips to Hollywood last summer.
Hotrachel #253

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:05/28/2013 01:05:44Copy HTML

 As soon as its warm enough me and my bf will both be there in thongs!!
dobbybeach #254

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:06/11/2013 10:43:06Copy HTML

i was there last week in a joe snyder full bikini.  A handfull of other people spread out sunning, but only one in a speedo.  I tucked the sides of my suit in to tan my cheeks, and of course that got everybodies attention.
I noticed the lifeguard on duty stop in front of the beach rules sign, where I assumed he was looking to see what it says about appropriate/legal  bathing suits.  I know I'm paranoid, but its probably true.
I'm trying to get my girlfriend to go with me this year, but even if by some miricle she does, she won't go unless i wear something more conservative.  I was thinking of an aussiebum lowrise that doesn't show any cheek.  Those models don't look gay at all.
 
Hotrachel #255

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:06/11/2013 12:29:51Copy HTML

My BF wears his joe snyders there and I support him 100%!! Wear what makes you happy and let me know when you guys go so I can check out both of you!!  Rachel 
SO136 #256

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:06/21/2013 07:07:17Copy HTML

I ve been to osterman 3 times this year two with my girlfriend and she wore here hot pink g string and I my blue thong. Today was ok but the rain put a damper on things. Were always looking for friends to hang out with at osterman.
SO136 #257

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:06/21/2013 07:23:54Copy HTML

There were counting me 4 guys in thongs and one women in a thong at osterman today. Had a few women walk by me a few times as I was on my stomach and a few guys ask me about the beach chairs that are there but it was a quiet day. My GF and I usually try and get there once a week. I have never had a problem wearing my thong there and neither has my GF. I love osterman beach
Ethan85 #258

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:06/23/2013 09:17:10Copy HTML

 Hey, I'm new to Chicago and just found Hollywood beach (I was there a couple days ago and saw 4 men and 1 women in thongs or g-strings).  I've never thonged before but always wanted to try it (I have gone to nude beaches before, wear thong underwear from time to time, and I'm pretty comfortable in speedos at the pool and beach).  I went to the store to buy my first thong for the beach, and the only one that really seemed right was a Dietz Komfortmoon thong http://www.deliodietz.com/dietzenglish/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=11&vmcchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=54.  I'm excited to try it out, though I also worry that maybe it is too much to start out with.  I'd have to completely shave down there and even then there's still a little hanging out.  I'm already a little nervous and so don't want to get arrested or cause any complaints or undue attention or anything.  What do you think?
JM_Runs #259

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:06/24/2013 12:49:31Copy HTML

 Ethan,
The link to the thong is way more conservative than anything I own and have never had any issues
itanng #260

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:06/24/2013 12:21:34Copy HTML

 I've never been to Kathy Osterman, but you should not have a problem with that conservative thong.

Check out Flickr, especially:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abadon/sets/72157600301019225/
There are pictures of a guy in a g-string, such as:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abadon/295658377


ithongit #261

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:06/24/2013 12:45:02Copy HTML

 Ethan85 -- Did you find a store in the Chicago area that actually sells thong swimwear?  Let us know where it is so I can go there when I am in town.  (I get to Chicago a few times a year.)

Traci
abadonmi #262

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:06/24/2013 04:44:50Copy HTML

 @itanng: Unless you are a Flickr member and your filters are set to see all the contents, you can see only 4 photos in my Flickr folder. You can see more photos from Hollywood Beach in my aimoo profile here.
luvnmythong #263

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:06/24/2013 05:42:26Copy HTML

Ethan, I understand your concern about what thong to wear at Hollywood Beach.   We all have to be comfortable in our own skin.   For some, it is easy to wear the very skimpiest thing they can find.   For others, it's not so easy.   My guess is that most of us started out in something a bit conservative.   It usually starts with wearing bikinis with a moderate side.   We then progress into something with less and less coverage.  From there we wanted to be even more bare, which led us into thongs and g strings.    Decide what your comfort level is.   After you get comfortable on the beach in the thong of your choice, you may find that you are ready to get into skimpier styles.   By the end of Summer you may be far more comfortable wearing less instead of more.    Just go with the flow and wear whatever you want and whatever feels comfortable for you now.   I can assure you that the more you wear a thong and be seen in public, the more you will want to wear something even more skimpy.   Let us know how it goes for you!   Happy Thonging!
Ethan85 #264

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:06/24/2013 11:01:22Copy HTML

 Well, it may seem modest to you, but it took a lot of "manscaping" and some very careful maneuvering to fit into it.  Even now there is absolutely no "margin of error"!  That being said, I did go down to the beach and try it out.  I sunbathed for an hour or so, did a bit of walking around and took a swim.  I kind of set up off to the side of the "gay" area.

Do you guys ever get hit on by men?  That's fine if you do, but I'm straight and so don't want to give out the wrong message or get the wrong kind of attention.  Also, despite my swimsuit (which was by far the smallest on the beach today, though there was another guy in a thong) I'm actually kind of shy, so don't want a huge lot of attention.  That's why I tried to find a middle ground between the gay beach and the family beach).  I'll probably just stick to the suit I have--it still feels small, but I'll probably get used to it.
Ethan85 #265

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:06/27/2013 11:29:42Copy HTML

 I was at Osterman this morning/early afternoon.  I was feeling pretty shy at first and it took a while to get the courage to strip down.  I finally did, but wasn't too comfortable and put a pair of squarecuts on to go in the water and walk around.  Just as I was walking back to the beach house to leave, I saw another guy in a pretty minimalist g-string.  This gave me the courage I needed and I stripped down again, walked with just my thong to a fairly busy area on the water (just south of the second lifeguard station) and stayed for another hour.  I had a nice refreshing swim and walked the front a little in just my thong.  Felt much more comfortable--amazing what a change in mood and strength in numbers can do.  I even walked back to the beach house and took a quick shower.  No one really said anything, people just minded their business; probably had a few looks.  Including me there were a total of 3 thongers by the time I left; all men, would be nice to see some women too!

By the way, I got my suit at Cram on Broadway.  There are a few places in East Lakeview (Boystown) that sell them.  I think technically what I have is underwear, but it easily doubles for the beach/swimming as it is a skintight synthetic material.  It's pushing the limits of what I'm comfortable with--the back is just a run of the mill thong, but the front is super narrow--just two inches wide, and very low cut; it's also slightly see through, but a dark color so no-one can really see.  This actually means that laying on my stomach is the more conservative position!  Maybe some day I'll be ready for something smaller, but this is the limit for now.
JM_Runs #266

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:06/28/2013 02:15:53Copy HTML

 Ethan85 - It is my philosophy that instead of going smaller, when pushing yourself to into new territory it is better to go more public.  Both take courrage, but by walking around in public, as you did, your courage will rub off on others, in the same way seeing another man in a thong give you strength to continue thonging.  It may well be that the other men in thongs that you saw later did so because you gave them courage and permission. They might have been on the beach all day but not had the courage to thong until seeing you walking around.  Well done.

You apologized for a more conservative rear on your thong.  Don't. Some people on this board spend a lot of time and effort thinking about how small or revealing their thongs can be, then only wear them at home or on some distant end of a beach where nobody goes, or on a beach where you could just as well go nude.  This seems a waist of time. Wearing thongs on a nudist beach, a deserted beach or at home does not send a message to others that thongs are normal.  It does not help encourage other thongers.

Doing what you did, having the courrage to stand up and walk around on a busy beach, like everything is perfectly normal, not only sends the message that thongs ARE normal, but encourages others to slip of their shorts and thong too.  Keep up the good work.
TennStud #267

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:06/29/2013 01:18:51Copy HTML

Went to Osterman beach for the first. The beach is as wide as it is long. I just wanted to get some sun  and decided to go here instead of other beaches I usually go to. I headed more towards the gay part of the beach, more away from the family friendly part. Could not have been more chill. Wore speedos to get more sun than normal, Once I get that base I plan on moving onto thongs

This place is so chill, everybody is in to their groups and friends you can basically go unseen. I like that aspect
John Howard #268

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:06/30/2013 11:15:50Copy HTML

I find it useful to wear a thong on a nudist beach, only when packing and walking up to the parking area to drive back home.

Other than that, it looks beyond ridiculous (to me) a guy wearing a thong on the nudist beach.   Girls are different,  a few wear a thong and it doesn't look bad;   a gal wearing a thong on a nudist beach =  shy, first timer......    a guy wearing a thong on a nudist beach =  so weird
pemo #269

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/02/2013 04:37:52Copy HTML

 Does anyone know where can a guy thong in or near Saugatuck MI?With the changes in ownership of the private beach area is it even still possible anywhere near there?
dobbybeach #270

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/06/2013 11:46:42Copy HTML

abadonmi,  good picture of your orange poser.  i have a 1/2" orange poser on its way to me now and hope it gets here today.  What's been your experience with it if you don't mind sharing?  i planned to where it everywhere (lean seat).  I've been wearing a classic front lean seat at all the beaches.  you think the poser is too in your face?  how's the pouch fit?  i got a standard +1cm. 
I was ISALY99 last year, drifted away from the board, and re-registered recently.  i've been to chicago beaches about 6 times so far this year.  I met a couple regulars who i hope to join in playing frisbee soon at hollywood.  tiny suit addict
SlimSuit #271

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/09/2013 07:41:23Copy HTML

 Ethan85: Hey, you are motivating me to use the outdoor shower at Osterman. I've been going to Osterman the past few years and have never used the outside shower, not even in a bikini. I usually like to sunbathe in a g-string, but also have a narrow-cut thong that I could slip on to go to the shower.
 
It's great that you seem to be building your comfort level quickly. Indeed seeing others that are suit minimal helps.
 
Slim
abadonmi #272

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/19/2013 02:26:10Copy HTML

Almost no thongs on Sunday and the same situation today - except for me and one regular guy. Kind of disappointing... Lots of nice speedos, though.
dobbybeach #273

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/20/2013 10:44:07Copy HTML

yesterday was a good one. one white female in a red thong (she was with a cute black girl who had a hot bikini but not thong). they were by the water. another white girl solo doing ,i think , yoga; way back by high rises. she had a blue mini cheek. finally, a coed couple by water, woman had a minicheek w. great brown big butt.. i walked the gay end but saw nothing interesting. no regulars either
Ethan85 #274

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/23/2013 12:39:46Copy HTML

Slim: Thanks for the encouragement.  It's funny, I found I was most confident the first couple times at the beach.  Now that it is so crowded I'm feeling less comfortable, so seeing others walking around in thongs will definitely help!

 Ethan85: Hey, you are motivating me to use the outdoor shower at Osterman. I've been going to Osterman the past few years and have never used the outside shower, not even in a bikini. I usually like to sunbathe in a g-string, but also have a narrow-cut thong that I could slip on to go to the shower.
 
It's great that you seem to be building your comfort level quickly. Indeed seeing others that are suit minimal helps.
 
Slim
dobbybeach #275

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/23/2013 02:45:15Copy HTML

That place is great. its a thong safe-haven; i don't care who looks at you how. that's why we need more confident mini suit wearers out there. to show the ones who make negative comments about tiny suits that thats what Osterman is good for. its like being in another country to me.
SlimSuit #276

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/24/2013 01:08:56Copy HTML

 dobbybeach: I'm not sure what a "minicheek" is.
 
FYI for everyone: I've occasionally seen one or two thongs on both men and women at the north end of Foster Avenue Beach the past couple of summers. Maybe the minimal swimsuits will start migrating to the other beaches.
 
Slim
dobbybeach #277

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/24/2013 02:20:45Copy HTML

Slim, i dont know the technical term. but i assumed the joe snyder mini-cheek cut suit was common knowledge to the thongboard.......i shouldn't have. And I've started migrating to the other beaches. mainly cuz i've started wearing muscleskins lean cut with confidence, and legal everywhere.
Ethan85 #278

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/26/2013 07:22:17Copy HTML

A good day at Osterman yesterday afternoon.  I counted 6 or 7 thongs/g-strings.  There was a decent amount of movement--especially from a guy in a leopard g-string and another in a yellow thong--who walked around a lot, making the minimal suits even more visible.  This was good for building my confidence and I walked the beach a bit and went in the water unaided by any sort of coverup.  A nice accepting crowd of people--no negative comments or anything, just a few appreciative looks.
dobbybeach #279

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/26/2013 07:57:42Copy HTML

I was there too. i'm guessing you were at the southern end. am i right? i was there too at the northern end. there was a guy in a string which i don't see often (i mean at the northern side. but it was totally accepted. if anything, he attracted people to stroll closer to him for a better look.
Ethan85 #280

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/27/2013 12:38:27Copy HTML

 Yes, the southern end.  I'm not brave enough to go north as I like to have the company of other minimal suit wearers.  Why do you stay at the northern end?  I did see the guy in the string as I was leaving, but didn't see anyone else.
dobbybeach #281

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/28/2013 02:10:56Copy HTML

Ethan, i wore an e-blue muscleskins with a lean back. i dont think theres less minimal suit wearers at the north side. but its definitely straighter. i will probably continue setting up at north side to try and influence other straights. I don'tknow if its brave, or just cuz i've been going every chace i get for last three yrs. im comfortable on the beach.
TennStud #282

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/28/2013 03:25:38Copy HTML

dobbybeach: How far north on Osterman are you talking? I just started wearing speedos this summer and also started Osterman this summer. I have only been 3 times and want to catch up on a tan before I venture out in a thong (which I plan on doing).
dobbybeach #283

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/30/2013 12:26:46Copy HTML

Tennstud, if you go down the steps from the concesion/shower/restroom house and walk east to the lake.......if you go right(south) you'll notice many more males in speedos, if you go left(north) its more straight folk and family. i think "ethan" was right, it takes a little more bravery to go north, but now that i'm used to it i tend to enjoy it more. i know thongs are accepted by the guards and police. i'm just always careful not to offend anyone....which is hard to do on that beach. the worst thing is you might get a disapproving comment. oh well. thong on!
TennStud #284

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/30/2013 12:42:54Copy HTML

Thanks dobb ybeach. The first time I went straight down the concession stand to the lake  and went slightly right. The second time, I went straight down from the concession stand and stayed there. I was wondering if wearing a thong or speedo was OK further north from the concession stand /east area - not way up north but maybe by a guard stand. Regarding the comments, that's why I go to that beach, I don't know anyone so I don't care
dobbybeach #285

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/30/2013 01:35:04Copy HTML

speedos!? absolutely!! speedos are leagal any where.....aren't they? by "ok" do you mean legal? Also, i've seen thongs and even strings on the north end of osterman. its my belief that technically legal is your but has to be coveredl which is why i wear a 1/2 bikini with a lean back. but i also believe the guards will not bother anyone sunbathing/tanning in a thong or string. by that i mean laying down on a towel.....not running around in front of kids. i guess i mean its better to keep a low profile.
dobbybeach #286

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/30/2013 01:38:10Copy HTML

Thats why its harder to are more on the north side. on the southern end you can be sure the gays will welcome thongers
TennStud #287

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/30/2013 06:30:43Copy HTML

Thanks for your help. All of Osterman seems very chill and no one seems to bother anybody.
I plan on thonging for the first time in a week or two. Somewhere straight down from the concession stand to just north of it
Ethan85 #288

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:07/30/2013 08:27:34Copy HTML

Tennstud: I think Dobby is right that if you keep a "low profile" you won't have anyone harrassing you for wearing a thong on the north end of Osterman beach.  But I do find that further south (the gay area) there is more skimpy swimwear (speedos are the norm rather than exception) and less children; there also tend to be more thongs.  On the south side I feel much more comfortable walking around, going in the water, all in a very minimalist thong--and usually I'm not the only one.  So keeping a low profile is not necessary down there.

I'm straight too, but prefer having the company of other thong wearers on the south end rather than being the only one on the north end (but maybe my habits will change--I've only been 4 or 5 times).  Usually I stay on the periphery of the gay crowd--either on the north edge of the main "meat market" close to where the umbrellas are, or further back and away from the water--so that I'm not absolutely surrounded by gawkers.  There are also some good looking women over there, either to look at hot bodies in tiny suits, or just because they prefer the more adult atmosphere.  I haven't had anyone try to "hit" on me--everyone's really respectful and keeps to themselves.

Good luck!  Hopefully it warms up a bit soon!
dobbybeach #289

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:08/07/2013 02:45:03Copy HTML

Anyone there last sunday? it was just awesome perfect weather. i swapped out my lean seat for a thong and swam in the warm wavy water. it was great. the forecast for fri,sat,sun looks the same. i WIll be there.
thongerman #290

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:08/08/2013 03:36:31Copy HTML

 Hi guys I hate to spoil your party about certain sections of the beach being more comfortable to thong, but I was there last July I setup around the middle of the meat market area close to the beach. There was what appeared to be a mexican family nearby a mom dad and two young children on the waters edge. It appeared they had no idea this was a gay and thong friendly beach. All they did was stare incessantly laughing and one time I even heard one say Puto which means male slut in Spanish. So for all of you out there you could become a target at any time it all depends on who shows up. Anyways I got really pissed and eventually had to move further to the north of the beach. Thinking back I should of moved closer to them and showed them up while ignoring them. I will be going back to Osterman next year in July and if I encounter this again from rude and obnoxious people I will even give them the finger.
abadonmi #291

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:08/08/2013 03:52:13Copy HTML

 Thongerman, too bad that you had such a bad experience, but in 11 years I have been going to Hollywood beach nothing like that has ever happened to me... There were families with kids, Mexican and not Mexican, but I have never heard any bad comments. Maybe I was just lucky? Maybe I was not paying attention too much to other people or what they were saying. IMHO. this is still the best beach to thong in Chicago.
dobbybeach #292

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:08/08/2013 04:02:46Copy HTML

Last sunday i moved three times before i found my happy place. 1st , a loud talky mother with her little boy were driving me nuts. the 2nd time, i was on my stomach and when i finally looked behind me a fat single gay guy had set up to stare at my a** like ten feet away. 3rd time a couple really odd dudes set up far away but right in my line of sight, and they kept smoking, and it just bothered me. i dont mind moving. gives me a reason to show off my suit. you cant beat Osterman, dont give up on it.
JM_Runs #293

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:08/08/2013 02:56:33Copy HTML

I like dobby's thinking " I dont mind moving, gives me a reason to show off my suit!" 

Thongerman - Don't let one bad apple ruin your day, just ignore them or if it irritates you just move away.  The idea that everyone else got the memo about this or that beach being gay friendly just ain't true.  They see a beach - they use a beach. If after using a beach for a while they will either figure out there are two many gay looking men for their comfort, and they will go somewhere else next time, or they will get over the excitement of seeing a man in a thong and talk about something else.

The more publicly visible you and others are, standing up, walking around, playing Frisbee, flying a kite or socializing and laughing with others, the more you assert this is a thong friendly beach, enjoy it or move on. You don't need to give them the finger, just show them the bum, as often and as obviously as possible.

Like everyone, IF going to pick out a spot to put down a towel I look for my own space and look to see who I am setting up between. But mostly I don't set up to take just one towel portion of the beach: I run the length of the beach, I walk around, I own the whole beach.

People who don't like the way I look can look somewhere else when I am passing by, but they can't escape the fact that people wear thongs on the beach, deal with it.

If you think, this is MY beach and I will enjoy the full length and breath of it you are off to a good start. If they don't like the view at that spot let them move, or go to a movie.

If you move off when they make rude remarks they will feel vindicated and self-righteous. I try NEVER to give them that satisfaction. I try to make sure rudeness is NEVER an effective tool to making me move, because I don't want them doing it again to me, or someone else. 

Often the best method is to ignore rudeness entirely. After a little while someone in the group normally tells the loud mouth to 'shut up, that's enough.' They are embarrassed by the rudeness of their friend or family member. Don't judge a whole group by the actions of one or two.

When one person in a group is obnoxious the others will often feel embarrassed. Often I have had others from a group apologize, and sometimes even leave the complainer to come socialize with me instead. Holding anger in check, not letting the obnoxious one see they have got under your skin, smiling and being friendly often opens that door. Smile and be friendly with the others from that group, it opens that emotional wedge.

In the same way you have compassion for parents who have a kid with a fit or turrets syndrome, where you ignore the outburst and smile sportingly at the poor parents, you can smile sympathetically with the outliers of the group, communicating that unspoken empathy which says "I have people in my family that are embarrassing too."
TennStud #294

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:08/08/2013 03:12:02Copy HTML

Heading to Osterman this weekend and thong for the very first time.
I have been working on a bit of a speedo tan base and now ready for a thong

Wouldn't it be so much easier if Chicago had a nude beach designed area where gawkers cannot get a peek?

Osterman is chill and there is a spot where you will feel comfortable (on the edge of the south end, the middle or towards the north end - it's long enough and wide enough for everyone)
dobbybeach #295

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:08/12/2013 05:42:30Copy HTML

I was there sat and sun. sat. was full sun all day. i saw males in thongs on both the south and north ends. i didn't see female thongers, but lots and lots of good looking women in skimpy suits. i asked two guys if they were familiar with thongboard. neither knew what i was talking. one guy looked like he wanted to beat me up and the other took it as i was hitting on him and so tried flirting with me. i responded to both..."sorry to bother you". so Tennstud, ethan, and others, i think im done looking for boardmembers. not avoiding you.
JM_Runs #296

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:08/13/2013 02:20:51Copy HTML

You could print up a card with the words "From your friends at the Thong Wearers Message Board" followed by the boards web address. 
Then hand them out to thongers you see or meet and just walk away.  This way they may look the board up and maybe make the approach to be friendly next time they see you.

I too have found it confusing to try to explain to strangers.  Sometimes they think I am hitting on them, or they think I am taking them up on their attempt to hit on me. Been meaning to do this my self, for some time now.

Ethan85 #297

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:08/13/2013 09:09:51Copy HTML

Things have been too busy to make it out much, but I did spend about half an hour there on Saturday.  I didn't actually see much thong action (I find the weekends aren't as good as weekdays for this) but I did see two totally stunning women rocking the topfreedom.  They were very natural and confident--laying on their backs, standing up to greet friends, even walking over topless to buy an ice cream from a vendor.  It all seemed very normal and healthy, and made me feel like I was back in the South of France.  This was on the south side of the beach.  Too bad I didn't have time to stay longer!  Did you see this, Dobby?  I'm too shy to walk up and ask people if they know about this board--interesting there are so many thongers who aren't aware of it.
dobbybeach #298

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:08/14/2013 02:56:57Copy HTML

No! really? that's great. pretty bold, eh? did lifeguards see them? not many days left : (. mornings already getting cooler.
brflines #299

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:08/25/2013 09:30:57Copy HTML

 was out last weekend and during the week. i saw a handful of guys (four to five) in thongs. one guy had a joe snyder suit with such a tiny back that it may as well have been a thong.
have you guys seen the little barricaded area that the older thong guy sets up? the one that is like a u-shaped wind barrier with the alternating camoflage fabric panels? one of those guys was wearing a v string that was super tiny.
TennStud #300

Re:The beaches of Chicago - Bryn Mawr - Hollywood - Kathy Osterman - Montrose etc.

Date Posted:08/29/2013 07:42:28Copy HTML

Knocked one off my summer of 2013 bucket list
Went to Osterman today and thonged for my first time. Weather was a bit foggy, coming off the lake, but plenty of sun. Since it is a Thursday, not crowded at all. Placed my towels on the beach and tanned. Not big deal. I could hear people talking as they walked by but never broke from their conversation. Enjoyed it and felt as though I had a speedo on. Will do it at least once a week next summer
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