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Old 08-22-2008, 04:47 PM   #1
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I can't figure out how to make a poll.
I'll be the first to say that I will not appear in public in a bathing suit. It's shorts and a tshirt for me.

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Old 08-22-2008, 04:58 PM   #2
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I am comfortable in a bathing suit but that's because I really can't be bothered about what others think of me. So what that I don't have great abs, my ass is on the bigger side, my breast are small and my legs are thick: I'm completely fine with how I look. I know I'm not a supermodel but really, should that keep me from wearing bathing suits?
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:00 PM   #3
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I'm not comfortable exposing that much skin. Who cares what people think about how I or anyone else looks in a swimsuit.
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I only wear a bathing suit with an old friend who lives down the street. We swim in the lake together. She has her flaws, and I have mine. We accept each other's bodies, and it's peaceful.
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I'm not comfortable exposing that much skin. Who cares what people think about how I or anyone else looks in a swimsuit.
I know exactly how you feel. When I go to the beach or to the pool at the beginning of the summer I feel very weird stripping down for everyone to see. It's no different than parading in front of strangers in a bra & panties.

Eventually I get over it & that weird feeling goes away...until next summer.
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i'm ok with it at the beach, in my yard, etc. but i've seen girls out and about in town in their swimsuits, and i don't think i'd be comfortable doing that. i've never tried it though, so who knows..
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Now that I'm bigger I'm much more selfconcious, especially since all my friends are thin.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:08 PM   #8
 
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not one bit. Unless someone comes after me with a harpoon, I'm not concerned.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:15 PM   #9
 
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I'm not uncomfortable until I see someone I know from work. I don't care about strangers seeing me half covered but get very embarassed if it's someone from my office.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:24 PM   #10
 
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I am not really comfortable or uncomfortable. I guess I just accept it as inevitable since I hate being hot and have to swim if I am in the heat for longer than 30 minutes!
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:28 PM   #11
 
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I've always been self-conscious in a bathing suit, even back when I was super skinny. Now after a baby, it's downright depressing!
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:33 PM   #12
 
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Yes I hate to be seen in a bathing suit.. I will parade around in a two piece in my yard and only if its just my kids and I otherwise I hate to be seen in a bathing suit.. I am very self concious...
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:33 PM   #13
 
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I've always been self-conscious in a bathing suit, even back when I was super skinny. Now after a baby, it's downright depressing!
All I have to say is amen to that ^
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:38 PM   #14
 
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I swim everyday at an indoor pool (Y). So, yes, I guess I am comfortable, even though my body is less-than-stellar. I wasn't so comfy when I was younger though...back when I did have a great body. One of life's greatest ironies is that we only appreciate our own beauty after we no longer have it.

I just don't give a rat's ass anymore. My attitude is: I like (no, I LOVE) swimming, and that entails wearing a swimsuit, and if someone doesn't like it, tough.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:38 PM   #15
 
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I really don't wear swimsuits in public. It's too much like being in my underwear in front of strangers.
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I've always been self-conscious in a bathing suit, even back when I was super skinny. Now after a baby, it's downright depressing!
All I have to say is amen to that ^
I'll have to second that. I wear a suit with a skirt. It's got a plunging neckline though... so it's not totally frumpy.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:55 PM   #17
 
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I've always been self-conscious in a bathing suit, even back when I was super skinny. Now after a baby, it's downright depressing!
All I have to say is amen to that ^
I'll have to second that. I wear a suit with a skirt. It's got a plunging neckline though... so it's not totally frumpy.

ITA with all the above. I also have a suit with a short skirt. It makes me feel a little more comfortable wearing a swimsuit with a skirt bottom.
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I haven't even owned a bathing suit in I can't tell you how long. Wait, maybe I can. The summer before I turned 17. I'll be 22 next month. Every time I think I should just go get one, I freak out and don't do it. Even shopping for them makes me depressed, not to mention wearing one in public.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:13 PM   #19
 
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I'm not comfortable exposing that much skin. Who cares what people think about how I or anyone else looks in a swimsuit.
I used to be like this since I grew up not showing much skin. I am comfortable now though. I love the water and more specifically the beach. Even if I'm hanging out, I don't care.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:17 PM   #20
 
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Naw, I pretty much live in a bikini and shorts. It was weird 6 months ago, now it's just my uniform.
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