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speedos in France mandatory?

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speedos in France mandatory?

Is it true that men are required to wear speedos in pools in france?

I am planning on visiting the coast in the north of france this summer but would like a heads up on this topic as I will mostly be spending my time at the beach and pool.

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1. Re: speedos in France mandatory?

Only at public pools.

Paris, France
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2. Re: speedos in France mandatory?

They don't have to be bikini style speedos. They also come in boxer short styles. As an American who was used to wearing the loose fitting long short style swim trunks I've become a convert to the boxer style speedos. They're much more comfortable because they don't chafe and cling to your thighs when wet and give you rashes nor do they trap sand and they also dry much faster. Once you've made the switch you'll never go back.

Edited: 1:36 pm, June 07, 2018
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3. Re: speedos in France mandatory?

You will see plenty of regular boxer styles at the beach...

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4. Re: speedos in France mandatory?

Basically the rule for public pools is that the male swimming costume must be sufficiently skimpy to make them unwearable on the streets outside, the short-legged boxer style seems perfectly acceptable (and they dry rapidly too). Some, probably an increasing number, of private pools (hotels, for example) enforce the same rules - and they are now commonplace elsewhere in continental Europe too.

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5. Re: speedos in France mandatory?

At public pools men have to wear speedo type suits, as they are considered "more hygienic." At the beach you can wear whatever you want, although most of the men will be wearing their speedos.

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6. Re: speedos in France mandatory?

In pools it is. The idea is that it is more hygienic. Never mind that most people dont do a good job wiping their butt, and EVERYONE PEES IN THE POOL, especially children.

I wonder who thought up this law.

Edited: 3:30 pm, September 05, 2018
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7. Re: speedos in France mandatory?

Yeah like street dust is the hygiene problem in pools? LOL

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8. Re: speedos in France mandatory?

I wonder how it was determined that most people don't do a good job wiping their butt. Seems this would require some sort of firsthand knowledge to make such a claim. I suppose the same could be said for "everyone pees in the pool". I won't ask for the proof. More than I need to know. :)

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9. Re: speedos in France mandatory?

Speedos boxers look cool on FM and people that got the memo. Bannana hammocks are passé, mankinis are making a comeback.

Speaking of hot trends, I installed 2 bidets in my place just so I do not become a statistic. Saturn in 1 hour, set your intentions for the next 17 years.

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