My name is Alyssa I am 28 years old and I grew up in Brazil. When I was 18 I moved to the USA and went to school in Florida. When I lived in Brazil wearing a thong bikinis was as normal as wearing shorts and a T-shirt here in FL. Most of the beaches in Brazil there is no dress code and normally girls wear thongs and are topless. When I was 17 and 18 in Brazil my friends when I would go to the beach in just our thongs and when we got there we would usually take our tops off too. Now I know here in Florida it's not common to take your top off at the beach but I do still wear thong bikini to the beach my boyfriend loves it because I have the stereo typical Brazilian butt. Honestly I don't even have a bikini that is not a thong. Now living in Florida I obviously go to the beach a lot and sometimes I get looks from other girls like I'm doing something wrong or or they're jealous because their boyfriends are seeing me in a thong. none of my girlfriends seem to have a problem with it even when their boyfriends are around they don't seem to mind. My boyfriend and I and another couple went on his boat this past weekend and I talked my girlfriend into buying a thong bikini and wearing it on the boat I told her it looks great and it feels so free. Her boyfriend and her talked about it and she went and bought one and wore it on the boat this weekend. I don't see what the big deal is with wearing a thong bikini now I'm obviously not going to go into a restaurant or something like that in a thong but when you're on the beach tanning or on the boat what is such a big deal. Honestly in my opinion it's time for the US to ditch their diaper bikinis and be a little adventurous. Are there any other girls out there that wear thong bikinis besides me. What is your view on this
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If you want to blend in, you have to consider the culture around you. Doing something unusual for the culture will get the attention of other people. Yes, you can do your part in bringing Brazilian culture to Florida, but you may have to accept the rude stares of some people. If you can live with that, by all means wear your thong bikini. However, if you are uncomfortable with the reaction from other people then it is better to try to blend in. In the end, as long as you are not doing anything illegal you can do whatever you want (at least in the USA)--but that does not mean your actions will be approved by everyone. Personally, it doesn't matter to me what you wear (or don't wear), but society has its "values"...
For example, if you are in the Middle East you should not give anything to another person with your left hand. This is a social custom--the left hand is considered "unclean." While your left hand is as actually as clean as your right hand, it can be offensive to some people because of the culture. Sometimes it is better to adapt rather than provoke others. Also, displaying the sole of your foot or using the "thumbs up" gesture is offensive in the Middle East. When in Rome...2