Friday 2 September 2016

Life's A Beach

The grand debate about bikinis, burkinis and beach clothing in general seems at first a little bizarre, having been on a number of French beaches in the long past.  I recall an English lady who enjoyed sea air, but her skin being very sensitive to the sun she had to be fully covered and shaded.

I suspect that had something like a burkini been available she would have been delighted to wear it.  Whilst the beaches were graced with many ladies, young and not quite so young, with minimal bikinis or less there were a good many others. For the media it is an excuse for lots of pictures of female flesh.

There were those who preferred earlier designs of swim suits and others who needed more support or for whom age, childbirth or operations meant they preferred being covered.  There were ladies who preferred more coverage for their own reasons.  Also, then the beaches were free of ultra loud noise and untrained children.

These were the public beaches.  There were other beaches that were private or designated that had their own ways of keeping any conformity that was expected.  It was usually clear which was which and you paid your money, or not, and you took your choice.  But a new report suggests that this is not now the case.

The confrontation at a beach in the Bordeaux area between naturists, perhaps designated for them by a naturist centre, and a group of young men, perhaps theoretically French but of different origins may mean a great deal more trouble to come.

Before the idea has been in some European countries that it does not matter what causes some females, or males, to prefer fuller or lesser coverage, all they are doing is taking time out and with luck having a splash or a swim.

It may be a past that will not return.  As the picture above from 1864 shows it took generations before sun and beach lovers in Europe shed most or all or nearly all in the name of freedom under the sun and soon they may be obliged to cover up again.

Whether they like it or not.


  1. Dear Martin Scriblerus blogger.

    Dioclese one of you fellow members runs a website called, the idea behind the website is to troll public figures by "cunting them", especially women who he degrades and abuses by means of fake porn pictures with degrading disgusting comments encouraged by fellow trolls who are hiding by anonymous names.

    Other sick and twisted themes of the blog is a guessing game who will die next and celebrating the winner whilst mocking the dying with sick comments, death threats , rape instructions, its all there on the website.

    Anything goes, everything is allowed....celebrity deaths probably get the most abusive comments..

    Marting Scriblerus has its very own troll...pop along to , cunt and fuck with the trolls.

    Not quite the exclusive club Martin Scriblerus has appointed itself as. .....grown men hiding behind silly childish names abusing women.

    Dioclese the sick troll.

  2. I remember woollen bathing trunks which sagged alarmingly when wet.

  3. It's possibly best for all concerned if I keep my gear on. Otherwise, it would terrify the children.

  4. Thanks to A. Nonnymus for the link; I hadn't visited the site and found a lot of it a real giggle.