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July 24, 2013 at 4:53 PM

The people speak … on Speedos

Members of the offensive line of the Purdue football team donned Speedos and gear to look fetching for a Media Day. (Michael Heinz/Journal and Courier, 2000).

Another use for Speedos: Members of the offensive line of the Purdue football team donned Speedos and gear to look fetching for a Media Day. (Michael Heinz/Journal and Courier, 2000).

This is the time of year for beach vacations and some men don Speedos, the tiny cling-fitting bathing suits that leave little to the imagination.

Should they or shouldn’t they? 

In a completely unscientific poll on my earlier Speedo blog post, more than 300 Seattle Times readers shared their views – and voted – on men wearing Speedos.

  • Only the young and fit should wear Speedos, said 44.22 percent (134 votes).
  •  Bring’ em on, they’re fine, said  33.33 percent (101 votes).
  •  Ban all Speedos, said  22.44 percent  (68 votes).

    Joggers in a Boston Santa Claus  fun-run get in the spirit with red Speedos. (Creative Commons, 2010)

    Joggers in a Boston Santa Claus run get in the spirit with red Speedos. (Wikimedia Commons, 2010)

Meanwhile some men just have fun making fun of Speedos, far from the beach, as these photos of football players and fun-run joggers attest …

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