I dunno, doesn't it seem like there's a generational dividing line WRT shaving? Always exceptions, but those of us over 40 tend to just let the Yeti go unshorn, and 40 and under seems to like the well-tonsured look.
70s porn: rockin' the mustaches and muffs.
[QUOTE=Finnegans Wake;839149]I dunno, doesn't it seem like there's a generational dividing line WRT shaving? Always exceptions, but those of us over 40 tend to just let the Yeti go unshorn, and 40 and under seems to like the well-tonsured look.
70s porn: rockin' the mustaches and muffs.[/QUOTE]
I couldn't say, as far as generational trends go, but I am 25 and can attest to there being a fair amount of people my age who are down with the muff. It's not the popular thing to like, but plenty of people still like it. I mean, you're probably not going to find a lot of Abercrombie-wearing, binge-drinking, "SPRING BREAK!!!!!"-hooting frat bros who are into anything but bald from the eyebrows down, but thankfully not everyone in my age group is one of those.
I think fewer people all always full brazillian than you think. It's not cheap- typically $60 with a tip and for the most part to look like a porn star 365 days a year, that's $60 you will be spending every 6 weeks. Plus it hurts like a mofo. I think most people just do it a few times a year or shave or keep things trimmed- like the vast majority. It's one of those things that probably every celebrity does but most normal people can't afford to do.
I like being hair free.... but it takes me all of 60 seconds of shaving to be hair free everywhere but the bikini area.
The A&F crowd probably fucks anything with a vagina, hairy or not.
[QUOTE=Spubba;838896]In my vegan days, I bought soybeans from a farm and made my own soymilk and tofu, I had a machine that does it. OMG tastes soooooo different. You have to special-order the right kind of beans with mild flavor or the soymilk will taste like paint stripper, but fresh hot soymilk out of the machine with no additives is actually quite delicious. I don't do this anymore and I really should think about EBaying the machine, since it's sat under my kitchen sink for a couple years now since I went Primal. It makes almond milk too, but I never bother with that.[/QUOTE]
This. My family has an expensive Asian soymilk maker, and it really is delicious with the right beans.
Cori: yeah, the isolate is pretty gross. Maybe you've been drinking crappy Westerner-manufactured soymilk made from isolate or something?
[QUOTE=Dirlot;838699]How did he do in the marathon?[/QUOTE]
He picked a crazy one for his first, the Lakeland Runaway, which is a trail marathon that some of the local ultramarathoners use as a training race. They all thought he was nuts for doing that one first, but his ambition is to do ultras eventually, and the guy who won was chatting with me and said that if my partner could finish that race, he could for sure move on to ultras since they start at about 50km. He was a lot slower than he wanted for his first one, but only 8 of the 10 entrants finished the run, with 2 DNFs because of injuries, so I'm proud of him for getting through it. Watching them head off the starting line, though, I realized just how big he is for a marathoner--he was the tallest one there easily and probably outweighed most of the other men by a good 50 pounds.
His recovery was far better than I expected, and I think that was mostly thanks to his VFFs and the barefoot running style along with eating high quality primal foods so that his body had what it needed to repair itself. I'm actually glad he wants to move on to ultras--from what I've read, ultramarathoners are actually generally better health-wise than regular marathoners because their whole goal is slow and steady, and the whole attitude seems quite different than among a lot of the marathoners I've met.
[QUOTE=Dirlot;838564]Took a 9 mile walk along the Edmonton Riverside win my Merrell barefoot shoes (great way to spend Victoria Day). Came home to check emails and turned on the TV and there is our old friend Dr OZ recommending to wear shoes with good arch support to avoid injury. FFS I just did 9 miles in a couple of hours in my barefoot shoes....prob more millage than most of his viewers do in a month.[/QUOTE]
The thing that convinced me that my arches don't need support was this: When you see an arch in architecture (or in nature), do you see anything holding it in place from the [I]bottom[/I]? I wish I'd realized that when I started running two years ago... I think I set myself back a lot by using stabilizing shoes. I don't have pain anymore, now that I'm running with my Merrell Pace Gloves.
[QUOTE=magnolia1973;839114]I don't think that is true. There are tons of suits with very full coverage for women- skirted suits, board short types, tankinis etc. The only thing I really notice at the beach are when women wear bikinis who probably could use more fabric. Most of the women I boat with wear very modest skirted swimsuits or a regular suit with a cover up or a bikini with a cover up. I guess the under 25 crowd differs.
...I don't often see women swimming in longer shorts, but certainly some do- it seems uncomfortable to me. But its pretty common for people to be covered around the water- perhaps just not in it. It never strikes me as prudish... just an avoidance of sun.[/QUOTE]
- skirts don't cover anything below the crease, for the most part. Nor do "boy shorts," and I've never personally seen any girls swimming wearing knee-length shorts who weren't Pentecostal or actually on a surfboard. May be a regional variance there. In my experience, women are never, ever allowed to cover down to the knee without being seen as a prude. Even most "board short" styles for women don't come down to the knee.
- tankinis cover the middle, certainly an improvement to have that as an option if we want, but that doesn't mean we're allowed to cover our legs without being considered out of touch with reality
Coverups are fine while out of the water; my point is that women DO NOT have an option of swimming while covered from elbow to knee like men unless they want to be considered a nut. They might as well be wearing a burqini for the stares and whispers they get, even from loved ones.
If it were uncomfortable to swim in knee length shorts, men wouldn't do it.
Just google "modest swim suit" and realize that everything that pops up would either be considered a) underwear if worn in public (this is not true for men's swimwear (shorts & a tee are considered fit for swimming or the mall); think about it), including the ones that are skirted and cover the belly or b) would get you labeled a nutjob. Try it!
If one good thing came from the sun phobia of the last ten years, it's that people of all ages can now wear rash guards & hats and not be thought fools.
Which brings us back to funny CW - like the thing that has kept us alive for millions of years is going to kill us. Ugh.
/rant. I just like having choices, and it's definitely a hot button for me.
[QUOTE=Gravyboat;839165]I couldn't say, as far as generational trends go, but I am 25 and can attest to there being a fair amount of people my age who are down with the muff. It's not the popular thing to like, but plenty of people still like it. I mean, you're probably not going to find a lot of Abercrombie-wearing, binge-drinking, "SPRING BREAK!!!!!"-hooting frat bros who are into anything but bald from the eyebrows down, but thankfully not everyone in my age group is one of those.[/QUOTE]
A lot of women I know in my social circle do some trimming to keep things tidy and clean up the bikini line, but I know very few women who go with the full Brazilian, even the under-30s. But then, I also don't hang out with hooting Abercrombie dudes (thankfully).
Had my weekly call to Mom last night. "We just read this article in (I forget- Newsweek?) that was saying all the things you've been saying! That what we need is meat, leafy greens, cheese, and eggs. That lower carb is better and fat is good. I have the list posted on the fridge now for when I'm cooking."
Out of curiosity, why do you want to have a swimsuit that goes to your knees in the water? I fully understand wetsuits. I would think for swim convenience a wet suit/ or a traditional streamlined one piece would work better than guys board shorts (serious male swimmers wear speedos that look like underwear). Outside of the water, women do coverups. I assume there just isn't any demand for longer board short style swimwear from women or they would make them. I think it is Lands End and LLBean that make longer skirts- they hit mid thigh. I have a few that do as well from La Blanca.
I guess otherwise just buy guys board shorts and wear them over your suit or with a tankini top- I really doubt anyone would point and laugh (unless they were a drunk asshole) at a normal suburban pool or beach area.