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TennStud #401

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

Date Posted:04/07/2016 01:28:07Copy HTML

 Early April and we had snow flurries this morning
I'm getting that sinking feeling summer will skip us this year

I'll either have a thong tan line or a thong frost bite line but
I'm running out of patience
krampop1 #402

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

Date Posted:04/07/2016 03:25:24Copy HTML

Me also but I'm going with no lines !!! 
TennStud #403

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

Date Posted:05/17/2016 02:49:54Copy HTML

 Here it is. May 17th and the weather in Chicago still stinks
Not even a chance to think about going to beach
Will I ever wear a thong on beach in Chicago again?
krampop1 #404

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

Date Posted:05/17/2016 03:21:08Copy HTML

 It is suppose to be 77 by next Monday 5-23 !!!  There maybe warmth in Chicago after all !! 
nautirogue #405

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

Date Posted:05/17/2016 03:37:22Copy HTML

 77 degrees the day after we leave doesn't help us!  We won't be back up until the weekend of June 4.  That's our anniversary weekend, so I hope it's warm enough for topless sunning and thonging on Kemil Beach!
krampop1 #406

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

Date Posted:05/17/2016 03:53:20Copy HTML

 I hope it's warm that weekend as well !! And every weekend after that ! 
mjbean420 #407

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

Date Posted:05/17/2016 11:11:25Copy HTML

 Hey Nauti, your website out of commission??  I can't bring it up anymore...
J_R_365 #408

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

Date Posted:05/18/2016 01:34:51Copy HTML

 I've been by Osterman a few times to check out the condition. The lake level is still very high. The Parks Department has been doing a lot of work on the beach with heavy machinery; I could see tread tracks all over the sand. They are also clearing out the sand that has accumulated on some of the walkways.

A week and a half ago, we had an isolated 80-degree day, and there were a fair number of people there, in spite of the bulldozer tracks. Sadly, I was not among them, as I wasn't able to check it out until late.

I was looking the beach on Google Earth, and you can see where the littoral current runs, and then the sand bar beyond that, which explains why the water gets deep, and then shallower again, as you wade away from shore.

Add me to the list of those itching for high temps. I've got several new suits I want to show off, including some pouches from ebabee I should be receiving today, and a few more from Skinz and Dubio I plan on getting (when I make up my mind on the colors :-s ). Man, I'm gonna have to check out the "How do you organize your thong drawer?" thread for some tips!
J_R_365 #409

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

Date Posted:05/24/2016 10:24:01Copy HTML

 Warmth has returned to Chi-town! With Sun! Was by the beach Saturday, and met some of my beach friends up on the grassy area, as they had some issues with the wind on the sand, so I stayed up there with my trousers on.

Sunday, though was top-notch. High seventies (Fahrenheit), no clouds or excess wind. There were a lot of people at the beach, especially considering how it was a week-day before Memorial Day. I adopted a new strategy this year. I had always kind of looked down on salon tans, but I considered how, for the first several times at the beach, I work real hard at laying out in all sorts of poses, trying to get a good even, all-over base, timing each position meticulously so I wouldn't get burned. Have to do it right, at the beginning, so I won't have to work on filling in the blanks the rest of the Summer.  The lights in the salon fixtures do give an even tan, so I got my even base that way, so one day out in the Sun, BOOM, good color.

Was out Sunday sporting my new ebabee Spaghetti-stringed pouch, and kept the strings moving to avoid any unwanted [any at all, really] tan lines. Today was equally gorgeous (more wind, but warmer), but I thought I should wait a bit. However, I made it to the beach to have a look-around anyway, and again a good crowd for a Springtime week-day.

Summer Time, and the Livin' is Easy . . .
nautirogue #410

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

Date Posted:05/24/2016 11:38:19Copy HTML

 MJBean,
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J_R_365 #411

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

Date Posted:05/27/2016 03:09:32Copy HTML

 After the big thunder storm Wednesday night, I stopped by the beach, and saw that the work they've been doing on it seems to have paid off -- the beach was in great shape. I headed south, and Foster beach was good, too (saw a couple of women showing a lot of cheek).

Montrose Beach was another story, though. almost the entire beach was submerged by a huge lagoon; only a narrow strip of sand was usable, and half of that was the dog beach area. And more rain is likely through the early weekend.
J_R_365 #412

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

Date Posted:05/31/2016 05:11:22Copy HTML

 Okay, with Memorial Day, beach season is officially open. Beautiful day; Sunny, warm but not hot, very mild breeze.

I wore my new Ebabee spaghetti-string pouch again, to a pleasantly favorable response. People particularly seemed to like that it had a colorful print, rather than the black that the other pouch-wearers usually sport (mine is a tropical palms print).

I saw one other guy in a thong, and I saw two or three wearing those O-back jocks. Sorry, but they look just as goofy in person as they do on the internet. But they ARE kinda fun. Still a lot of bored shorts on the guys, but at least most were above the knee, and close-fitting, not baggy. I saw one woman in a thong -- I think; at what point does a Rio-back become a thong? Anyway, it was good to see. Quite a lot of cheek to be seen, too, especially on the younger Latinas. Still too many full coverage bikini bottoms, though. At least most of them fit, which is an small improvement over previously.

I was walking around a lot, so as to keep my tan even, and on one occasion, a young woman in a red tank suit passed me, and turned to glance at me. Her glance moved down, and stayed there for several seconds. I saw the word "Lifeguard" on her suit, and started thinking, "Whazzup? I never had trouble with my skimpy suits before." However, I then remembered that Chicago Parks District lifeguards wear orange, not red. Then she looked up, saw that I saw that she was looking, and smiled. Alright, I'm probably old enough to be her father, but I was heartened that my diet and exercise program is paying off.

J_R_365 #413

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

Date Posted:06/02/2016 01:24:20Copy HTML

 What a day. A few thin clouds and a light breeze. I wore my trusty Skinzwear M65 so I could un-hook the straps, to avoid those unsightly tan line (just kidding). There were at least five other guys in thongs besides me, an a topless young woman (not the one I'm friends with) in a scrunchy Rio bottom, who, on several occasions, went to the middle of the beach without covering up to do a routine with hula hoops. I told her I liked her suit, and  she said "Thank you". I hope we can have more extended conversations in the future :-). As she left, she got up to the dunes area still topless. Hmmm...

The water was actually pretty nice, considering it's early June. The sand on the bottom was fairly smooth, and the water quite clear. The beach itself was in good shape, too.

I was talking to my topless friend last year about how we would like to see more minimal swimwear, and she said that she and I could be sparking a trend. I thought that was wishful thinking, but maybe it's coming to pass.

I'll tell ya, I am SO stoked for this Summer!

nautirogue #414

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

Date Posted:06/02/2016 01:44:13Copy HTML

 Sounds fun, J_R!  I showed my wife your post, and she wants to know exactly what beach this is.  Can we make a lake crossing and anchor offshore to wade in for topless sunning and minimal swimwear, or do we have to drive to you?
J_R_365 #415

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

Date Posted:06/02/2016 02:56:17Copy HTML

 I don't know if you can wade from the line boats have to stay past. I know if there are lifeguards on duty and there's somewhat heavy waves they keep after swimmers to, "Hey, move in!"

Especially on weekends there are usually quite a few boats offshore, most with several passengers, but they usually seem to stay on their boats. There's a sand bar about thirty feet offshore, where the water is shallow, but there's a chest-deep stretch in between that an the shore.

I'd love to see your boat. Do you have a big Johnson?

Engine?
J_R_365 #416

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

Date Posted:06/03/2016 09:30:49Copy HTML

 Was there again today, and asked the Senior Lifeguard about the boat thing. Sorry, not allowed. Boats stay on one side of the line of buoys; bathers on the shore side. No crossing over. If you moored your boat and waded in, you would get ticketed by the Coast Guard.
brocker36 #417

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

Date Posted:06/10/2016 08:00:41Copy HTML

I've managed to stop b Kathy Osterman a couple times lately.   One time I wore my Joe Snyder bulge, no issues at all.  Sadly I didn't have too long to stay that trip.  Another time I wore thong and a half back bikini, and kept the bikini on.  Every time I've seen several other gentlemen in thongs, but haven't spotted any ladies (I didn't search the beach for them).  However lots of half back bikinis on the ladies.  Of note, I did see one guy in a nude colored thong which, given the legality of thongs is already in question I wished he wouldn't wear.  Another time I saw someone in a neon-green one-sided thong.  While I was there he didn't get up and move around much, just stayed on his towel.  I know when I've tried the one-sided thongs they haven't stayed on very well!
just4now #418

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

Date Posted:06/14/2016 02:06:01Copy HTML

 Went with wife  6/11 and 6/12, both days were sunny and 95°.  Many thongs on both men and women on saturday, alot more on sunday.  did notice that after lifeguards leave  more thongers were coming in, and a few in gstrings.  not catching rays but there to show off. I had on a speedo and wife was in a rio back but had her gstring on under and was in that when sun went down.  People on this beach are more laidback and respectful than the more crowded beaches further south.  everyone checking each other  out . wife and i  both got compliments. anyone have info on the beaches further north?
SlimSuit #419

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

Date Posted:06/23/2016 02:40:00Copy HTML

 J_R_365 post of 6/2: Glad to see there's a woman pushing the limits for "bathing attire" since, in this era, women can more readily get away with that sort of thing than men.
 
just4now post of 6/13: Good to hear that there many were thongs on both men and women at Osterman Beach. It's been my experience that people are less likely to complain about men wearing thongs if women are wearing them also. I'm curious if thongs were throughout the beach (and not just at the south end). I haven't been to Chicago beaches in a while, and definitely not after the lifeguards leave (I go to the beach to tan) so I haven't seen what the beach culture is like late in the day. However, I wish there were more thongers when more, how shall I say, "mainstream" beachgoers would be there. More day-to-day visibility can result in more acceptance that thonging is mainstream.
 
Overall, it's too bad there isn't more "thong migration" to the other beaches. Chicago considers itself a "world class city" and very forward-thinking. You wouldn't know it by visiting the beaches. Oak Street Beach was once considered the Riviera of the midwest. Lately I heard of a big brawl at North Avenue Beach, so it appears that the Moron Contingent is high there.
slahee #420

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

Date Posted:06/23/2016 04:55:58Copy HTML

Chicago is getting very dangerous. The gangs have moved into the North Side and have taken over the Uptown neighborhood and the Lakefront in Lakeview (2800-3600) with their graffitti marked along the ledges. That used to be a Gay meeting place. There were shootings in the 3600 and 5100 Block near the Lake Front about a week ago. Osterman is at 5600. The only safe way to Osterman Beach is to take the 147 Express bus from downtown. Do not take the Red Line train. Police coverage on CTA is very poor.  Montrose Beach is also dangerous.

Chicago is Chiraq, no longer a world class city. All too many locals are in denial, which is why it is getting worse by the week.
J_R_365 #421

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

Date Posted:06/23/2016 08:47:47Copy HTML

 slahee, you are greatly overstating the problem. Yeah the gangs are a big problem, but I never have any problems when I take the Red Line. I walk two miles to the beach right through Uptown with no trouble. Thing do get a lot dicier after dark, but why go to the beach then?

I'd rather live here in Ravenswood than, say, Oak Park or Northfield any day
Ethan85 #422

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

Date Posted:06/23/2016 09:01:35Copy HTML

 Agreed.  There are legitimate issues with crime in Chicago, but the idea that Montrose beach and the CTA are dangerous or that the North Side has been "taken over" by gangs, or that you are likely to get caught up in a brawl on North Avenue Beach are totally off target.  For out-of-towners thinking of visiting Osterman beach for some thonging, come on up!  I've never felt anything but completely safe on the beach or in the surrounding neighborhoods.
SlimSuit #423

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

Date Posted:06/30/2016 02:55:58Copy HTML

 While I will admit that I am hardly a Chicago neighborhood "expert", the violence, even though random, is starting to creep into the northern neighborhoods. And yes, gang graffiti is and indicator of the spreading of gang territory.
 
While I didn't indicate that one could get "caught up in" a brawl at North Avenue Beach, my intended message was that if a large brawl broke out, then this is indicative of the caliber of some of the persons attending the beach there, and that the "moron contingent is high there". Even if it is still a small (but increasing) percentage of the beach populous, it doesn't take many bad apples to spoil your day at the beach. Yes, a fight might not break out, but if there are loud-mouthed inconsiderate goofballs scattered amongst the crowd it can ruin your beach experience. I go to the beach for a relaxing day, not to have to deal with morons.
 
Which brings us back to the purpose of this thread: to give feedback to each other on our observations and experiences at the various (not just Osterman) Chicago area beaches. Thank you to all who post here!
krampop1 #424

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

Date Posted:07/07/2016 01:11:18Copy HTML

 My wife ( Hotrachel ) and I were there on Sat. Not the best day to lay out could of been a little warmer but we did enjoy drinks at Nach Mamas ! The coconut shrimp is excellent also :) 
thongerman #425

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

Date Posted:07/20/2016 02:23:08Copy HTML

 I'm currently vacationing in Chicago and am surprised that more men don't take advantage of this free and liberal beach and wear thongs and g strings in greater numbers. the best tan is achieved with a thong or g string so come on guys I know your out there  don't be shy..
SlimSuit #426

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

Date Posted:07/21/2016 07:49:05Copy HTML

 Thongerman: I'm presuming that you are talking about Osterman Beach. Yes, it is too bad that every beach in the Chicago (or on all the great lakes) isn't like Osterman. But as I (and some others) have said before in this thread, Chicago brags about being a world-class cosmopolitan city, but in many ways is very backward.
 
I certainly can't disagree that the best tan is achieved in a thong or g-string, but unfortunately with regard to the total beachgoing population not many men read this site.
thongerman #427

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

Date Posted:07/25/2016 09:38:46Copy HTML

 im back from chicago and osterman beach im pretty much done with this beach as i will try some new beaches in the future. i will try riis beach in the rockaways new york next summer and will report on the g string thong action that goes on there when i return.
nautirogue #428

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

Date Posted:07/26/2016 01:44:52Copy HTML

Hey, Thongerman!
Did you ever give Kemil Beach on the East shore of Lake Michigan in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore a try?
thongerman #429

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

Date Posted:07/26/2016 04:05:25Copy HTML

 i cant say i have
brocker36 #430

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

Date Posted:07/26/2016 09:20:02Copy HTML

I was recently at Montrose beach and it's far better than earlier in the year.  Before there was a giant pond of standing water in between the start of the sand and the edge of the lake.  Now they've plowed the sand up so it's one big beach.  I was there on the weekend and lots of families and lots of a wide ethnic background.  I wore a smallish bikini without any comments, maybe just a few long looks.
I was also at Osterman during the week and wore my JS bulge thong in the middle section of the beach.  It was a nice afternoon, most of the time I was busy reading but I did go for a dip to cool down.  I didn't survey the whole beach, it was pretty busy for a week day but I didn't see any other thongs, just a few cheeky suits on the ladies.  I went past Foster beach on my way home mid-afternoon and it was also pretty busy for a weekday.  Not surprising, I didn't see any thongs there and definitely more families.
krampop1 #431

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

Date Posted:07/27/2016 12:36:13Copy HTML

 I was there today ! 
thongerman #432

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

Date Posted:07/27/2016 05:06:42Copy HTML

 i found a funny picture of me someone posted on instagram hollywood the gay beach and they called me a bear funny i never considered myself a bear first off i dont have any hair and dont weigh 250 pounds
brocker36 #433

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

Date Posted:07/28/2016 02:02:08Copy HTML

I managed to make it out again earlier this morning to do some more reading and saw the paddle board class out with some youngsters.  If you go out in the morning you may want to keep in mind there may be some groups of kids going in and out of the water on paddleboards and playing in the water towards the south end of the beach.  Even so, it didn't bother the kids at all and as far as I know nobody said anything to anyone.
There was a small group of thonging guys out when I arrived.  Also, one of the females working with the paddle board kids was wearing a rather high cut one piece, I found this picture of her on instagram showing quite a bit of cheek! 
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J_R_365 #434

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

Date Posted:07/28/2016 03:21:15Copy HTML

 I like to go there in the morning, as it is usually pretty quiet and relaxing. Sometimes groups of kids from day camps will show up. Last week, one of their councilors had the group run the length of the beach. I had deliberately set up away from the water, to be away from the morning beach walkers, but the kids were running right down the middle of the beach. No real problems, but for sure, NOT quiet and relaxing.

I've noticed that while there are still a lot of guys wearing board shorts, they are generally getting shorter and tighter, and I see a lot more square cuts and trunks. While it is still uncommon to see thongs or topless on women (but they are out there), I am very glad to note the almost complete disappearance of the saggy, ill-fitting bikini bottoms. Even a full coverage seat looks better when it fits properly. I'm also pleased to note that the cheeky style has become a lot more popular of late.

As for the beach itself, the sand bar has moved in pretty much all the way to the waterline, so there is a nice stretch of shallow, sandy-bottomed water extending out about thirty feet or so. Great for standing or walking around when you want to cool off. Or, you can run headlong into the water, splashing up a storm, and then belly-flopping into it, as a lot of folks do.
brocker36 #435

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

Date Posted:08/01/2016 01:27:57Copy HTML

I went today for a bit to Osterman to see what the weekend crowd is like.  The "gay" section was pretty packed, lots of speedo and square cut.  I walked along the water just to see what the whole stretch of the beach was like.  There were a few thongs & g-strings on guys, maybe 5, mostly towards the south end of the beach.  On my initial walk I saw 3 ladies topless (one with piercing even), but I didn't spot any thongs -- just a few cheeky bikinis.  By the end of my time there I saw maybe 5 ladies in either thongs or close enough, one even wearing a one-piece.  With so many people on the beach I'm sure there were probably more scattered about that I didn't see.  I laid out for a bit on the outskirts of the main crowd and nobody said anything to me.
J_R_365 #436

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

Date Posted:08/01/2016 01:42:23Copy HTML

 I was there yesterday afternoon as well. I was wearing a light blue Dubio Mini Pouch, and did a fair amount of walking along the shore. The temperature of the water was very pleasant, too. Great weather!

I did see a woman very near where I had set up who was wearing a real thong, not just a scrunched-up bikini. When she got up, I could see that it was a Y-back; looked to be some designer brand, not a WW or the like.
J_R_365 #437

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

Date Posted:08/24/2016 02:58:14Copy HTML

 Yesterday and the day before were very pleasant weather. I had a bunch of errands and chores, so I couldn't spend as much time as I would have liked. Yesterday (Tuesday) I wore my Dubio Wolverine. There were a couple of women in thongs swimming of the end of the pier, until the lifeguards told them that was not allowed. After hanging around there for a while longer, they left. Didn't see them after that; maybe they were at Foster?

Monday, I had been running some errands on foot near the Lakefront, and it was so nice out, I stopped by the beach. I didn't have a towel with me, so I kept my shorts on to sit in the sand (although I did have a Gregg Homme Torrid on underneath), and while I saw no thongs, there were at least four women topless. I'm curious to see if this will be a trend.
brocker36 #438

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

Date Posted:08/27/2016 02:31:03Copy HTML

In my last 2 trips, the first there were 3 ladies top free.  The second one young lady walked half the beach in a thing and left along the south waterfront.  Both times there were a handful of guys in thongs, and both times at least one that went "sideless" ( either balling up his suit on his package or unclipping sides ).  Nobody seemed to give any of these folks anything more than an extra glance.
Ethan85 #439

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

Date Posted:08/31/2016 03:44:24Copy HTML

Haven't made it out as much this summer as I would like.  From the comments it seems there are more women in thongs or topless than previous summers.  Am I right?
J_R_365 #440

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

Date Posted:08/31/2016 07:16:46Copy HTML

 Ethan -

Yes, there are more, but still not a lot. There is one regular who lays out topless all the time, but she told me she doesn't have the ass for a thong (I disagree). There are a few others  who generally go topless when they are there, but they only visit occasionally. It is, however, a little more common, especially when three or four women are there as a group.

Thongs on women are still a rarity these days. Nothing like I remember Oak Street being like in the 1980s. One does see a lot of cheeky and skimpy Rios, often scrunched up when tanning, but un-scrunched when standing or walking, but I think I've seen less than ten actual thongs, and never a G.

On the plus side, most of the moderate and full-coverage bikini bottoms one sees these days fit properly, rather than those baggy, diaper-like things that were too prevalent the past few years.
Ethan85 #441

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

Date Posted:09/01/2016 04:16:27Copy HTML

 Thanks for the reply.  What takes more courage: a man in a thong or a woman going topless?  (I'd say the latter on this beach, but I admire anyone who wears something out of the ordinary baggy shorts/diaper bikinis!)  It's good to see Osterman remains a fun and tolerant place.
SlimSuit #442

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

Date Posted:09/02/2016 06:52:29Copy HTML

 Actually, I think it takes more courage to be a man in a thong at the beach than a woman going topless, although each has their own "risks" in their own way.  I think people are more inclined to complain or report a guy in a thong or g-string because a lot of people are far more likely to assume a guy wearing something so far out of the norm and revealing is a perv. Women, however, are much more free to express their sensuality/sexuality in public. Back a long time ago I had seen an occasional woman sunbathing topless at Oak Street Beach and nobody hardly batted an eye. Granted they didn't get up and walk around, except one time I did see a young woman near the end of the day wearing a "conservative" thong and topless get up and play the the water. Maybe a European?
Ethan85 #443

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

Date Posted:09/07/2016 04:27:22Copy HTML

 ^ For almost every beach in the world, I agree it's easier for a woman to go topless than a man to wear a thong.  But at Osterman beach, in particular, I think it's a little different.  Guys in thongs are much more common than topless women, though you do see both.
ggtann #444

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

Date Posted:09/15/2016 03:11:57Copy HTML

Adult swim must be in full swing at Osterman now that Labor Day has come and gone. Took a beach walk today mid afternoon and saw a couple of guys laying out nude at the southern end of the beach and a hot looking soccer mom type with a really nice deep allover tan wearing a G-string bottom and laying out topless midway up the beach . The beauty of it all , no one gave them a second look. Welcome to Osterman Beach in September.   
StringBoi #445

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

Date Posted:09/20/2016 09:50:19Copy HTML

 Was a perfect day today to end the great summer at the beach. Got another chance to swing by Osterman beach today. The weather was great and there wasn't too many folks out there. I was wearing a white thongbiker see through g string pouch and there was another guy there as well with a tiny suit on. Looked like there was two other ladies up the North end of the beach going topless. Saw a couple other guys wearing speedos and small briefs but overall was a beautiful day with beautiful people. 
Alfresco10 #446

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

Date Posted:02/04/2017 07:59:46Copy HTML

 Well, I know it's not even near the season, but I'm a planner.  I am a former Chicagoan, used to go out to Kemil Beach a lot for thonging or nude recreation, and The Rocks for skimpy suits and the occasional skinnydip.  But I'm glad to see posts about Hollywood and Osterman Beach as possibilities, because I stay at Lake Shore and Bryn Mawr when I visit.  Any advice on type of thong?  And is it just for sunbathing or can you walk the beach and swim?  Thanks, guys
J_R_365 #447

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

Date Posted:02/05/2017 08:21:34Copy HTML

 Alfresco, any kind of thong should be OK. I almost always wear minimal pouches, and have had no issues walking the beach or going in the water.
J_R_365 #448

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

Date Posted:06/02/2017 02:47:14Copy HTML

 I hit the beach for the first time this season - Sunny, warm, and NOT WINDY. I was sporting a new Cavemen teardrop-style with the waist connected to the pouch by a C-shaped ball-end ring (much like the "Silver Ring Bag" that Tangaland used to offer).

I didn't see any other men in thongs, but I did see a couple of guys who discretely slipped their suits off to sun their cheeks. I've seen one of them do this often in the past; I wonder if he'll start a trend. They attracted almost no attention at all.

I saw a couple of women wearing thongs (they were speaking Russian), and another who had on an honest-to-goodness G-string. Not the first time I've seen that, but it's been quite a rarity; I hope that will be changing. In a nearby group there was one woman wearing a very high-cut one piece, which,while not a thong, showed a lot of cheek, and another wearing an extremely good-fitting regular bikini.

I was glad to see only a few board shorts on men. Most of the guys I saw were wearing trunks, and a few with square-cuts. Now, this was mid-week early in the season, so it's too early to know if what I saw will actually be trends or not, but I remain hopeful.
tobias5711 #449

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

Date Posted:06/06/2017 11:13:41Copy HTML

 I was out today for 2 hours on Kathy Osterman  beach in a tiny white mesh Skinzwear stuffit g-string. It is one of my smallest suits and barely covers my junk.  It was in the mid sixties and very windy. Ate lots of sand so I decided to walk for a few minutes. I passed a guy in a jacket and shorts with a radio and emblem on his jacket. He said hi. I turned and walked toward him again. WhenI got to him I asked if he was a lifeguard. He was very friendly and attractive. I talked to him a few minutes about what tomorrow's weather would be like and the lack of people on beach today. Then I asked him if I was okay wearing what I had on. He answered: ABSOLUTELY FINE. WE have guys do it all the time. I told him I was more comfortable in a thong or g-string. He replied: If you are comfortable then do it. He asked where I was from. I told him Atlanta and not many guys go in thongs. Him :Then you must come back more often.  On way back to my towel I stopped and asked two guys if they would take some pictures of me facing the buildings and then facing the lake. The black guy was happy to oblige. I am leaving for home tomorrow. I plan to stop by Kathy Osterman again for a few hours in the morning and then later in day find a motel with pool where I can lay out in my thong.
tobias5711 #450

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

Date Posted:06/08/2017 01:24:03Copy HTML

 Kathy Osterman beach this morning.  I went out today before leaving for home. I got there around 9:30 and stayed until 12:30. it was very breezy and kind of cool at 9:30  by 12:30 it felt great- but sadly I had to leave for Atlanta.  No one out until around 10 except for a few joggers. I stripped down to my tiny white stuffit g-string as soon as I hit the beach. Since there were so few people out I went out onto the paved jetty and took some pictures of the skyline. Returning to my towel I passed a guy and chatted. He stayed for 45 minutes then returned later ( more about him later). As soon as he left another guy in very short tight short shorts set up 50 yards from me. A few minutes later I looked over and could see his naked butt. I walked over to ask him about parking. When I got there he was completely nude. Instead of talking to him about parking - I asked if full nudity was allowed. He said the lifeguards usually don't go down that far and he goes nude frequently. He slips on a thong if the police or a lifeguard comes close. According to Steve during week around 4- to -10 guys are nude on beach and on busy weekends during summer around 20- 25 or more are nude not including those wearing g-strings or thongs on the gay end of beach. I asked Steve to take some pictures of me. He gladly agreed and stood up fully naked to do it. Lifeguards were near the restrooms and could see if they looked. I thanked him and then removed my g-string to walk back to my towel.  I put my g-string back on when a lifeguard started heading toward me. He never got close. I had noticed a guy around 30 watching me with him phone pointing in my direction. He had been getting closer so I went up to him and asked him if he wanted a better picture. His first time seeing guys in g-strings at lake. He was nervous about looking at me- I told him as a nudist - and somewhat exhibitionist I liked when people notice me. He joined me at my towel for 20 minutes and we had a nice chat.  The first guy I chatted with returned and set up near Steve and quickly got nude. A few minutes later 2 more men were naked. At this point I realized Steve was telling me the truth. Said there was talk about making Kathy Osterman a clothing optional beach. At this point I wanted to join the 4 naked guys, but sadly I had to leave. Can't wait to return.
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