swimming

Rio Sporno – How Male Stripping Became An Olympic Sport

Mark Simpson on the happy, warm – if scantily-dressed – memories of 2016 Last summer in Brazil, a tiny island in the South Pacific took on all the major sporting superpowers – and won the Olympics. Before a starting pistol was even fired. When the flag bearer for Tonga, Pita Taukatofua, 32, made his sensational appearance at the opening ceremony in Rio, wearing just a grass skirt, a gallon of baby oil and a saucy grin – while gripping his massive flagpole with both hands – he… Read More »Rio Sporno – How Male Stripping Became An Olympic Sport

Ricky Berens Sporno Swimsuit – ‘The Bruno’

US Olympic swimmer Ricky Berens unveiled his new dashing new swimsuit during the 4x100m relays at the World Swimming Championships in Rome last weekend.  ‘The Bruno’ caused something of a splash – and the US team, no doubt encouraged by the stirring vision before them – both of them – successfully qualified for the Finals. Let’s hope other swimsuit designers adopt the asstounding aquadynamics of Mr Berens’ blond butt cheeks. Tip: Joe My God/Uroskin   Postscript: I’m very grateful to Mark W for reminding me of this… Read More »Ricky Berens Sporno Swimsuit – ‘The Bruno’

Speedophobia: America’s Fear & Loathing of Budgie Smuggling

Mark Simpson undresses the tortured relationship between American men and their swimsuits PROHIBITED… THE WEARING OF SKIN-TIGHT FORM-FITTING OR BIKINI TYPE APPAREL OR BATHING SUITS BY MALES OVER 12 YRS. AGE If the stern, killjoy rubric of this warning sign, erected in the 1960s by the good people of Cape May, N.J., sounds like a way to rain on a gay beach party, that’s because it was. Cape May, a resort town a few hours south of New York City by car, had become a… Read More »Speedophobia: America’s Fear & Loathing of Budgie Smuggling