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matchingthongs

Date Posted:03/13/2018 12:37:56Copy HTML

I realise that this board may not be the best place to pose this question as I assume we're all on board with the idea. However it struck me that some people object for reasons which I hadn't considered before.

Now I'm sure there are those who feel uncomfortable at seeing nearly bare bums for reasons of modesty, shame, embarrassement or whatever. While queuing for slides you can get very close to other people's bums, so it can feel more intrusive than seeing people lie on a beach or swimming and lying by a pool, but I feel that's their problem, especially as we all have a bottom, but I personally don't wish to deliberately upset some (many deserve to be shaken up, but that's for another discussion).
There are those who think that only young females with well toned bodies should ever wear them. 

Now I get the impression, from a little reading around, that some people feel it is just unhygienic. I'd never thought of that before. I've seen plenty of tiny thongs on women and teens at waterparks in Portugal and Turkey. Never before had I thought to question their cleanliness. 

Should thong wearers take heed? Are these people overconcerned with hygiene to an OCD level? What is considered too thin a strap?  How clean do we have to be down there? Aren't regular briefs or bottoms also likely to allow stuff to get into the water? What about those who never shower before bathing, or even worse, lads who swim in underwear or wear it under their swimwear, which I find really disgusting.

Do people have thoughts on this or has anybody heard discussion from objectors on these grounds of cleanliness?
Sarah_Thong #1

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/13/2018 02:18:54Copy HTML

Hello,
I think this is a good post, however if there's something on you that's going to get into the water surely it would get into the water anyway with high speed travel down the slides etc? May be crude but with a jet of water going between your cheeks at high speed it's going to give you a good wash lol
Be interesting to see the thoughts on this. I've never given the hygiene issue a thought as I keep myself spick and span as I'm sure the majority of people do, but it would be good to see what others think 
Grabeach #2

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/13/2018 07:59:34Copy HTML

Haven’t been to a water park since the kids grew up, but I doubt the reasons someone may object to thongs there are any different to those at a public pool. What may be different is that pool users are invariably regular users so are used to seeing people in brief swimwear, whereas I suspect that for a not insignificant number of those at water parks it is the only time they see strangers undressed. Thong wearing may come as quite a shock to them.
ithongit #3

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/14/2018 05:32:59Copy HTML

 I have heard people even at public pools and beaches claim that thongs should be eliminated due to hygienic reasons.  I have never understood that logic.  I always assumed that the main advantage of swimsuit fabrics was the fact they permit water to flow through them.  Otherwise, we would all have balloon garments that would never deflate.  (Some of the board shorts are almost this bad).  The permeability is also helpful for quicker drying.  I remember looking at various fabrics under the microscopes in school, and all had holes between the threads which were quite visible.  Actual bacteria and virus spores are hundreds or thousands of times smaller, and most wouldn't find any cloth much of a barrier.  These germs and stuff might be blocked by fabric if they are immobilized by something -- such a mucus.  This is why a mouth and nose mask might be of some help in preventing infections from being past from a sneeze or cough.  But the actions of the water in a pool or at a beach or other swim place I would assume would tend to dissolve any agents that might prevent the germs from escaping.  So what little protection caking the germs into some bodily fluids would quickly be dispelled by the actions of the water.  Without caking, the germs would escape anyway.  Now comes the other argument -- often applied in Europe.  This is the theory that board shorts and other extreme amounts of clothing will permit a higher release of germs than skimpier attire.  This has nothing to do with the fabrics used, but simply the fact that more material can hold more germs which could be released at one time.  (There also is the issue of residues such as soap residues and suntan lotions might be present in larger quantities as the amount of fabric is increased.)  People with bad hygienic habit -- like not bathing before going into the water or using seldom washed swim garments -- also will influence the volume of germs available to get into the water.  So these last two points probably has some merit.  Killing germs once they are in the water is not as easy as getting rid of them in the first place.  Chlorine and other chemicals do not instantly kill every germ, and can take more or less time based on the particular germ and the concentration.  Hospitals are now often fighting "super bugs" that are almost impossible to eradicate through traditional cleaning methods.  The other thing is that the volume of water will generally dilute germs to more safe levels when there is more water.   This is why most lakes do not need to be chemically treated, and the ocean never is.  Another point is in places where no chemical treatment is used, there sometimes are "friendly" bacteria or similar organisms that will kill or "eat" the offending bacteria or germs.  As a last reminder, remember that germs will not only progress from the person to the water, but also from the water to the person.  This is why a person needs to know their own health issues and use extra vigilance if a body of water they want to swim or even wade into has higher than normal (or legal) levels of bacteria or other water quality issues.

So I have never seen any logical or scientific type argument that wearing skimpier swimwear will be less hygienic or will prevent the spread of diseases.  I have seen some good arguments for why everyone should wear skimpier swimwear (or even swim nude) to minimize these same issues.
Traci 
stringueur #4

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/14/2018 11:14:57Copy HTML

 Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks ?
I don't think some object due to hygienic reasons. No, i think you are right when you write :
" there are those who feel uncomfortable at seeing nearly bare bums for reasons of modesty, shame, embarrassement or whatever. While queuing for slides you can get very close to other people's bums, so it can feel more intrusive than seeing people lie on a beach or swimming and lying by a pool".

In a water park, you spend a lot of time to walk from a slide ton an other slide, and you climb stairs. When a thonger up the stairs, his buns are literraly in the face of the person who is behind...

I think it is more easy to thong in a swimming pool because in a swimming pool you are all the time walking.
When you swim, your body is under the water. And for a reason i don't understand, people think that as soon as their body is under the water, their bodies are hidden.
I see it each week. When a person is not confident with her body (for any reason), this person hurry up to go in the water. For example, some women who come to swim with a thong hurry up to enter in the water, or even keep a towel to hide their thong before swimming.
But, in the water, others swimmers have goggles and see perfectly under the water. So your are not hidden at all.
So if i give a resume of what peaople thing :
In the water : hidden
Out of the water : at the sight of all

This is totally wrong but it seems to be an accepted norm.

So, i do the same when i swim with a cheeky swimsuit. I hide my buns with my swimming bag when i walk around the swimming pool, and when i swim i do like if nobody could see my buns whereas i know that the others swimmers see perfectly my skimpy swimsuit  and my buns. It is very hypocritical.

I would write :
"What is seen under the water,  stay under the water"



Sarah_Thong #5

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/14/2018 11:52:58Copy HTML

Just to throw this into the mix, why would there be a hygiene problem with a swimsuit? The treat the water with chlorine I believe. Also I've been to naturist resorts with pools and jacuzzis and there doesn't seem to be an issue there.
And I'm sure Hedonism doesn't have that issue and all sorts happen in their facilities LOL
This thread is an interesting read. I personally love thongs at a water park as you go so much quicker down the slides lol
Beached_Santa_Cruz #6

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/14/2018 02:18:05Copy HTML

 Wasn't a waterpark but years ago I was in St. Tropez and you can jump off the cement pier and you have to get back up by a ladder.  I think almost every
one looks up when going up a ladder.  So as I'm going up the ladder to get out there's a 14 year old girl over me with a thong on.  I felt like a perv and changed the direction I was looking.  I was a bit uncomfortable being that close to someone that young.
kiyoothong #7

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/14/2018 02:38:21Copy HTML

 I don't see why this is a problem. A few years ago, I was at the Atlantis water park in Dubai, and I saw some ladies in thong swimsuits. And they had to get in line to go on the rides, so people must have seen them and their bare cheeks. If thongs were allowed at a water park in Dubai, then they should be allowed at other water parks.
Sarah_Thong #8

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/14/2018 05:12:42Copy HTML

I agree with the above, after all the people wearing the thongs know the situation also so shouldn't flaunt their bums in peoples faces, there are ways to queue on the steps without pushing your rear into someones face, just stand to the side or sideways. 
Simples :) xx
kiyoothong #9

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/14/2018 09:42:36Copy HTML

I know we thongers don't make it so blatant and obvious, but haters are going to hate. There are those who complain about everything. The majority might be okay with your thonging, but there could be that one person who objects to your thonging. And because of that one person, the management has to step in and ask you to cover up. There are many close-minded parents at water parks and they think they're doing people a service by asking you to cover up. And managers don't want any trouble, so they're probably going to side with the complaining parents.


That's why before I sport a thong at a private spa or at a private beach club, I ask the management and get their permission first. I do this so that when someone has a problem with me, I can just say I got permission from the management. And just because I have their permission doesn't mean that I'll go flaunt my ass around.


Since thong swimsuits are quite prevalent, these establishments should set some rules on thongs. I remember I was refused entry into a spa because I told the manager that I would be sporting a thong. It was weird because I had 'thonged' at this spa before. I think it's the manager that gets to decide what's allowed and what's not allowed. When I was refused entry, I had a different manager. These establishments should go by the book, and thongers should follow the rules. If thongs are not allowed, then we shouldn't wear thongs. But if there are no rules against thongs, then no one should stop you from wearing thongs.


Do you ask and get permission first before you go thonging? Also,  have you ever 'thonged' at a 'No Thong zone'?
sailor250 #10

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/14/2018 10:57:24Copy HTML

 If people only knew the poop and pee content of that water!  If there's a  public perception that thongs are dirty it 's because of ignorance of what my mom used to call "the germ theory".  These are the same people who will say they have a clean house then dry their dishes with a nasty always damp dish towel which has more bacteria than an airplane bathroom!  It's a case of "out of sight out of mind".  They think because some kid's diaper is under shorts and your ass is in view that the kid is fine and you're dirty!
jn9195 #11

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/15/2018 04:42:54Copy HTML

When you climb a ladder behind someone, you aren't required to stick your face in their rear.    Thong, bikini, shorts, jeans, or two pair of jeans...  I'll keep my distance, a few rungs down, from a stranger's backside.   It isn't going to get you there any faster to be bumping into the person in front of you. :)


SixDelta #12

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/17/2018 01:01:40Copy HTML

I feel like if people are worried about contracting some sort of dangerous or deadly bacterial infection simply by coming into contact with the same water as that which a thong wearer did, they probably have bigger fish to fry, of the psychological variety. Short of some sort of proper dry suit, once submerged I don't think there is any clothing or style of dress that is going to stop the transfer of bacteria from the body to the water or vice versa.
Mary0826 #13

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/17/2018 05:31:33Copy HTML

 I think the whole germ issue is sometimes taken too seriously.  Have you ever met someone who is not a doctor or nurse who has the hand sanitizer and uses it every time they touch anything?  I thought these were originally made to help prevent the spread of germs (and other undesirable organisms) to a minimum when there was a sick person, or for use when normal soap and water hand cleaning is not possible.

I have been to pools where if someone vomits, or has some other bodily fluids come out and they find out about it, they shut the pool down for hours, empty it, scrub it with disinfectants, and only then refill it.  Of course this is when they know such an event occurred.  I bet a pool that makes a big deal about these activities will not get a lot of people volunteering information about something like this happening.  (Think of the Snicker Bar incident in the movie Caddyshack.)  These pools use chlorine or other disinfectants to kill germs.  The quantity of chemicals are usually regulated by law.  Yet, some places normally dump many times the amount of stuff in their pools than are required by law, and others go on the cleaning extreme just mentioned.

Sure, nobody really wants to get into a pool and find a soiled diaper or vomit on the surrounding walkways (where cleaning does make some sense since they do not have the constant flow of chlorinated water).  Let's face it, there really is almost no way to protect yourself from germs at any swimming place (even a private pool).  But there is a reasonable level of protection like using the proper chemicals in the right proportions that should make things pretty safe most of the time.  Outdoor lakes and even rivers can be contaminated by high levels of fertilizer, animal wastes, or even raw sewage from inadequate sewage treatment.  These are the places where if a sign says that the waters are contaminated, you should think before you get in.  Swimming pools are generally assumed to be safe.
Cloydene #14

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/19/2018 04:50:39Copy HTML

 Every place involving water to immerse in and people involves some level of contamination. In the States, there is this new show called "Young Sheldon", where the star child character has a major phobia regarding germs. I can totally relate, as I found it disgusting when the librarian would lick her finger before turning pages when reading stories. I'd make a personal mental note to never check those books out!
Today I simply scrub well in a shower when I'm all done swimming, and I've been just fine. As for the other issue I'll buy a book if I want it that much.
NudeNArizona #15

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/20/2018 02:26:18Copy HTML

 I will tell you a funny story about going to a water park in Germany back in 1994 my ex-wife and I had just moved there and in our village we had a nice indoor and outdoor pool, sauna which had a water park. So on our first visit which was in the summer we decided to visit and after paying our fees and going thru the coed lockerroom we walked out and found a spot to place our things before going swimming. After my ex-wife and I removed our t-shirts and my ex-wife's shorts as we were walking to the pool a life guard came over to us informing us we couldn't use the pool while I wore "street clothes" referring to my board shorts and that I needed to wear a "proper swimsuit" so we went back to our area and I removed my shorts because I had a sheer N2N BT string G-string on underneath I had wore a underwear. Then as we walk back to the showers before entering the pool we saw the same life guard not knowing if he would approve or not he just smiled and commented "better" and we enjoyed the pool and water park the entire day and many days to come but next time my ex-wife wore a G-string as well and eventually went topless
Thongmad #16

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:03/22/2018 02:10:14Copy HTML

 In my humble opinion, I cannot see how a thong would be worse than boardshorts or briefs from a personal hygiene perspective. As pointed out several times before, shorts carry overall more dirt etc and drop excess fabric and lint in pools, and are actually banned in some places. A shower before entering a pool (which many people completely overlook) is an effective way to circumvent the personal hygiene problem.
007KWOK #17

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:12/27/2018 10:37:33Copy HTML

I also don't think the hygiene issue is the reason at all. Like what NudeNArizona said, I read something similar long time ago. The story happened in France. You know, France banned shorts in pools because shorts are considered street clothes. A guy traveled to France and wanted to swim in a pool, when he arrived, he was stopped by a life guard requesting to see his swimwear. He didn't have a speedo prepared, so he asked the life guard if he could borrow one, then the life guard found a g-string for him, and he happily swam and hanged out in the minimum swimwear for a day. But I heard nowadays even in France less and less people are wearing thongs in public. I think US should implement a similar policy. I have never been to a pool that enforces shower before entering the pool. And people constantly wear street clothes to the pool. (you can't really tell if they also wore the swim board shorts as their regular outerwear.)
Beached_Santa_Cruz #18

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:12/28/2018 06:44:01Copy HTML

The gym I go to prohibits men in string bikinis. They use the "gender appropriate" swimsuit term. I see guys go straight from the gym in their basketball shorts with their underwear sticking out getting into the hot tub. That just grosses me out. The other day I saw a guy take his sweaty shorts that he wore playing basketball and put them into the swimsuit spinner to get the sweat out. The swimsuit spinner is mostly used by guys after they've taken a shower and rinsed the chlorine out of their suit. That was really disgusting.
mack_back #19

Re:Why some people might object to thongs at waterparks.

Date Posted:12/28/2018 10:32:48Copy HTML

Beach_Santa_Cruz: I hear what your saying see the same at my gym. Guys walking in the whirlpool in spandex boxer brief underwear. They haven't showered walk in dry after there workout. Some do the same wear there gym shorts over cotton underwear. Then they dry them using the hand dyson dryer, keeping it lodged in until they can put them on leaving the gym. Doubt they really machine wash there gym clothes, only use the pool or whirlpool and shower as there cleaning cycle. Understand why so many woman sneer watching people swimming in the  pool. Looking in from outside windows they find it disgusting at how many men feel chroline of the pool and whirlpool is there bathing tub and washing machine for there stinky sweaty gym attire. 

Again when i thong at my gym pool or whirlpool some people could feel the same way disgusting looking at half naked man's body leaving nothing to the imagination. Then they ask me to wear proper swimsuit but many in the whirlpool are wearing boxer brief dark underwear which none notices or speaks of. Until they sneak out unnoticed showing off more of outline upfront in there cotton polyester boxer briefs then my nylon lined suits.

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