Full-figured woman in a bikini gets kicked out of water park

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Full-figured woman in a bikini gets kicked out of water park

In the link below, there's a photo that shows her cleavage, and at about 11 or 12 seconds into the video, you can get a look at how much of her butt was showing. (In most other photos & video, she is strategically covered with a towel so you can never quite see how much of anything is showing.) The water park asked her to put on a pair of shorts, which she did, and then asked her to put on a shirt. When she refused to put on a shirt, she was asked to leave; when she refused to leave, the cops were called to remove her from the premises. She says this is size and age discrimination, that younger girls and smaller women were wearing "the same size" bikinis. I find it hard to believe that a smaller woman could show quite so much square footage of boobage... but, whatever. In a water park that caters to families, is it appropriate to show as much skin as she is?

Full-figured woman kicked out of swimming pool for wearing a skimpy bikini- Simply Chic - MSN Living

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I disagree with her that this is a body issue, and that she thinks they are doing it because she was not a young girl with a hard body. I think that top was barely covering her nipples.

She stated that other woman were wearing the same size suits, and they probably were, but she was clearly wearing the wrong size for her body

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Um, am I missing something? I don't find her bikini indecent at all and IMO it was lame for them to get her kicked out.

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According to the article and one linked within it (nydailynews), the boobs were not the issue. She was told to put on shorts or leave. The bottom she is wearing (in the linked article) is small but it does cover her. It may be the wrong size for her but it does cover all her bits. I do see plenty of teenaged girls wearing suits like that and they don't get kicked out of the pool. I don't think it is a really appropriate suit, but if hers is wrong then they should be kicking out all the other ladies (young and old) whose suits are too small for them and show more skin than they could.

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Totally agree with Fuchsia! The bottom of the suit was not an issue at all for me. The top was a little skimpy/skanky for my taste, but the woman has a huge rack....it would be hard to find any bikini that would cover those suckers. I don't think she should have been kicked out for it.

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She put on shorts, but refused a shirt. I dont think the bottoms would be the issue for me either, but that top barely covers.

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I don't know. I think that that suit IS wildly inappropriate for her body, but is it so inappropriate as to have the police called in? I disagree that it would be hard to find a bikini to cover her breasts.....OR, if it truly is impossible to find one, she should not be wearing a bikini to a WATERPARK, and should stick with a one piece that CAN cover her breasts. Its different than simply lounging by a pool or beach, assuming that she was participating in the waterslides or water stuff.

I don't know, I guess.

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"Potter75" wrote:

I don't know. I think that that suit IS wildly inappropriate for her body, but is it so inappropriate as to have the police called in? I disagree that it would be hard to find a bikini to cover her breasts.....OR, if it truly is impossible to find one, she should not be wearing a bikini to a WATERPARK, and should stick with a one piece that CAN cover her breasts. Its different than simply lounging by a pool or beach, assuming that she was participating in the waterslides or water stuff.

I don't know, I guess.

As a well endowed woman I can say it can be really hard to fit breasts that size into any bathing suit! Especially a one piece. I end up wearing a tank top and bottoms as I just fall out of most bathing suit tops. So that suit may have been one that fit her best, even though it doesn't fit her well.

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I probably have my limits....there is probably some bikini out there that I would find way too skimpy to be appropriate to wear to a water park.

Honestly...from the pictures this one doesn't fit that bill. I find it rather tasteless and not a flattering look at all...but not so inappropriate that she needed to be told to put on shorts or be kicked out.

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"fuchsiasky" wrote:

As a well endowed woman I can say it can be really hard to fit breasts that size into any bathing suit! Especially a one piece. I end up wearing a tank top and bottoms as I just fall out of most bathing suit tops. So that suit may have been one that fit her best, even though it doesn't fit her well.

okay, but a string bikini top? I just don't believe that that could POSSIBLY be the best coverage option for large breasts at a water park, ever. It just doesn't make sense to me.

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Eh, I agree with most of the previous comments. It is definitely not flattering, but I don't see anything eye popping enough to call the cops over.

I'd also like to state that having giant boobs does not make it impossible to find a bathing suit that fits well. It may take a bit more searching and/or cost a bit more but it's absolutely possible.

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Did you guys watch the video? Her butt cheeks are hanging out the bottom of her bikini, and you can see butt crack above the top of it. I don't want that going up the stairs of the water slide in front of my kids. :shock: On anyone of any age. And if she was truly "playing in the pool" in that top... yikes. I'm glad no one got hurt. As a well-endowed, full-figured person, I have had little trouble finding suits appropriate for my size or my boobs. If my only option were that one, I'd put at least a long shirt over it. Better that IMHO than having the cops called to kick me out.

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Today is No Bra Day. Just wanted to throw that out there.

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I totally had a nip slip in the pool today, while doing backstroke, while my kids did lessons nearby, in a new one piece I thought covered well. I have no idea at what point it 'slipped' as I didnt notice till I got to the wall after a full length of backstroke. So embarrassing. This topic seems fitting (ha!) to me today.

That is all I have to add. This woman is doing better than me. I may never go back to the pool...OK, I have to go back tomorrow, hopefully no one will recognize me.

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The whole thing is ridiculous to me.

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"ClairesMommy" wrote:

Um, am I missing something? I don't find her bikini indecent at all and IMO it was lame for them to get her kicked out.

I'm with you. I wouldn't personally wear a string bikini but I didn't think it was really that risque. Where are you guys getting that her butt crack was peeking out of the top? Maybe the pictures were just too small on my phone but I couldn't make that out at all? If I saw butt crack then I would agree that she needed shorts (which she put on) but the top didn't really impress me.

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"Potter75" wrote:

I don't know. I think that that suit IS wildly inappropriate for her body, but is it so inappropriate as to have the police called in? I disagree that it would be hard to find a bikini to cover her breasts.....OR, if it truly is impossible to find one, she should not be wearing a bikini to a WATERPARK, and should stick with a one piece that CAN cover her breasts. Its different than simply lounging by a pool or beach, assuming that she was participating in the waterslides or water stuff.

I don't know, I guess.

I have huge breasts too. No matter what swim suit I wear, mine stick out of it about that far. It might be inappropriate to wear when a good bit of them are shoved out the top and side, but I don't have many options. Even the suits they sell to cup size don't go up to mine. What I end up doing is buying a tent-sized tank top style top, and then the right sized bottoms. It's still only an inch or two from a nipple popping out, but I'm not swimming in a shirt. Lots of the 'hot' women only have an inch or two from everything falling out too, why should it be a big deal for me?

Am i the only one that thinks her body is hot, btw? I think she looks great. I'd be proud if I looked that good!

I think that definitely they wouldn't have told some hot teenager wearing that to leave. And that sucks. I kind of think anyone dressed that skimpy is just asking for a wardrobe malfunction on one of those slides!!

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"Athena4" wrote:

Eh, I agree with most of the previous comments. It is definitely not flattering, but I don't see anything eye popping enough to call the cops over.

I'd also like to state that having giant boobs does not make it impossible to find a bathing suit that fits well. It may take a bit more searching and/or cost a bit more but it's absolutely possible.

Yeah hun. Something tells me you aren't in this category. It really can be impossible.

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I love big boob off's!!!!!!

i don't think how I personally feel about her body - good or bad- comes into play. Personally if I were built like her I would absolutely dress differently. Decency laws are in place for a reason- if they felt strongly enough that she was violating them to call the police, and the police agreed to the point of arresting her- well, without being there it's hard for me to disagree. Now, if this woman appeals and wins good for her! As I stated originally- I just don't know.

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"Spacers" wrote:

Did you guys watch the video? Her butt cheeks are hanging out the bottom of her bikini, and you can see butt crack above the top of it. I don't want that going up the stairs of the water slide in front of my kids. :shock: On anyone of any age. And if she was truly "playing in the pool" in that top... yikes. I'm glad no one got hurt. As a well-endowed, full-figured person, I have had little trouble finding suits appropriate for my size or my boobs. If my only option were that one, I'd put at least a long shirt over it. Better that IMHO than having the cops called to kick me out.

I actually did watch the video yesterday and just went back and watched it again, and I think the bottoms fit her fine. I don't see any butt crack or more cheek hanging out than the typical bikini.

And for clarification, I never said that was the best possible swimsuit for her. I said that with that size rack it would be hard to find something to cover them. I'm sure she could have done a little better than that...she clearly WANTED to show off her body, but I don't find it offensive enough to warrant what happened.

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Kind of an aside, but this sort of reminds me of a girl in Guelph who got arrested for going topless at some public place where there were plenty of men who were also shirtless. Went all the way to the Supreme Court of Ontario and she won. Now it's perfectly legal for women to go topless on public beaches. I personally would not, but if I was inclined to go for the strapless tan Wink I wouldn't get thrown in the slammer.

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"ClairesMommy" wrote:

Kind of an aside, but this sort of reminds me of a girl in Guelph who got arrested for going topless at some public place where there were plenty of men who were also shirtless. Went all the way to the Supreme Court of Ontario and she won. Now it's perfectly legal for women to go topless on public beaches. I personally would not, but if I was inclined to go for the strapless tan Wink I wouldn't get thrown in the slammer.

It's the same in NY state parks. Women are totally allowed on the state park beaches on the lakes, and any other state park, topless. Good for them! (but not something i'm going to do lol)

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I don't see what's wrong with the suit. Not for me but nothing awful.

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I thought she was showing a lot of skin, but I also think the issue was her size & her body type. She's right; other women showing just as much wouldn't get in trouble like she did simply due to their different body type.

I think calling the police is a bit much.

But I also think she was enjoying the attention to some degree....wearing a suit like that, and going on tv to talk about it when she knows people will look at pictures of her in a bathing suit. My worst nightmare.

And yes, those of us with big boobs have bathing suit issues. I only wear one pieces, but I always have oodles of cleavage in bathing suits. It's that or find a turtleneck suit, which isn't really what I'm looking for in a bathing suit.

I happen to be modest and WANT to cover myself up more, but she doesn't and that's fine. I can't imagine being so horrified I'd complain and want her out of the park.

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I live in a pretty conservative area when it comes to swimming. You can trust me when I say I have looked for the most modest bathing suit possible. At a D cup, it is just not possible to find a bathing suit that does not show any cleavage at all. If I am swimming with just my immediate family I wear my swimsuit as is. If I am in a mixed crowd I wear a large t-shirt over top. Part of it is that I do not love how I look in a swimsuit.

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I agree she was enjoying the attention. The article said that she had lost 100 lbs, so she was probably wearing the skimpy bathing suit expressly to show off her new bod. But so what? I agree that I think a different bathing suit would have flattered her body better, but I still don't think she was wearing anything seriously outrageous. Personally I stick with tankini tops and board shorts, but I have body issues. I'm kind of impressed that she has the confidence to rock the string bikini.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

I live in a pretty conservative area when it comes to swimming. You can trust me when I say I have looked for the most modest bathing suit possible. At a D cup, it is just not possible to find a bathing suit that does not show any cleavage at all. If I am swimming with just my immediate family I wear my swimsuit as is. If I am in a mixed crowd I wear a large t-shirt over top. Part of it is that I do not love how I look in a swimsuit.

I disagree. I wear a 32d and there I have pictures from my recent trip on fb to prove that a suit can cover ones entire breasts. Bikinis, even. They aren't string bikinis, and my breasts are well covered.

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"Potter75" wrote:

I disagree. I wear a 32d and there I have pictures from my recent trip on fb to prove that a suit can cover ones entire breasts. Bikinis, even. They aren't string bikinis, and my breasts are well covered.

Well covered, yes. But no cleavage at all even after swimming?

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

Well covered, yes. But no cleavage at all even after swimming?

They look the same before swimming as after swimming. Unless i wore some sort of suit that intentionally smushed them together i dont really have " cleavage" i guess. They are athletic, supported, covered suits. I'm on my phone- without making a photo public I don't know how to prove it to you- but yes- my entire breast is covered.

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"Potter75" wrote:

They look the same before swimming as after swimming. Unless i wore some sort of suit that intentionally smushed them together i dont really have " cleavage" i guess. They are athletic, supported, covered suits. I'm on my phone- without making a photo public I don't know how to prove it to you- but yes- my entire breast is covered.

I am not saying you are not telling the truth. I am sure you know a lot more about buying a swim suit than I do. I would love to know what brand or where to buy a swimsuit that does not show any cleavage at all.

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I have to agree with Melis. I just had my first real bra fitting and let's just say I've been wearing the wrong size. Like, 3 sizes too small. I have a Nike suit for my boot camp class and it shows no cleave at all.

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I've been sized properly, I'm a 36DD, and all my bathing suits have cleavage. Like I said, unless I have a suit that goes right up to my neck, I have cleavage. And I tend to buy bathing suits with more coverage rather than less. I'm shy and I have stuff to hide. I try to get cute little skirted ones when I can, or tankinis with skirts.

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Ftr i have nothing against cleavage. I show it every day at the gym- it just happens from my sports bras squishing everything together and the type of tank I wear to workout. I just disagree with the notion that this suit was this woman's only option- I think that we all have some innate ratio in our minds- some acceptable or "normal" ratio of skin to fabric in our minds when it comes to what we are used to seeing as Americans. IMO this ratio was way off.

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"freddieflounder101" wrote:

I've been sized properly, I'm a 36DD, and all my bathing suits have cleavage. Like I said, unless I have a suit that goes right up to my neck, I have cleavage. And I tend to buy bathing suits with more coverage rather than less. I'm shy and I have stuff to hide. I try to get cute little skirted ones when I can, or tankinis with skirts.

I just went in April. The woman put me in a change room, looked at me with my clothes on and put her hands on my sides, then came back with a pretty beige bra (I like beige, nothing fancy) in a 36F. I looked at it thinking 'no freaking way' and it fit me perfectly. I guess in my 36C I had a bit of spillage ;), mostly out the sides like under my arms. Feels weird to be properly contained, but did it ever change my shape in clothes.

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I agree. I think she picked this suit probably because she personally liked it the most out of what she tried...not because she was forced into buying it or because everything else covered her exactly the same.

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"ClairesMommy" wrote:

I just went in April. The woman put me in a change room, looked at me with my clothes on and put her hands on my sides, then came back with a pretty beige bra (I like beige, nothing fancy) in a 36F. I looked at it thinking 'no freaking way' and it fit me perfectly. I guess in my 36C I had a bit of spillage ;), mostly out the sides like under my arms. Feels weird to be properly contained, but did it ever change my shape in clothes.

Yep, I've been down that road. I even produced an on-air piece about it back in my Oxygen days. Most women need less cup and more back, but some are just way way off in the cup too.

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"smsturner" wrote:

Yeah hun. Something tells me you aren't in this category. It really can be impossible.

Ha! I only wish this were true. Having giant breasts is how I know the struggle that is finding a top that fits well. Difficult, but not impossible.

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I don't think there's anything wrong with showing a little cleavage, but there's a lot wrong with showing everything *but* nipple, especially at a family-oriented water park. I admit I find it odd to be saying that because I'm usually pretty non-chalant about nipples, and I'm an ardent support of public nursing with the ridiculousness of having to keep everything covered, but I think in most situations that don't involve feeding a baby, you should keep your breasts covered more than this lady did.

Depending on the bra cut, I'm right now either a 40G or a 38H. :shock: I get my swimsuits from Lands End. Even though the largest "cup size" they offer in swimsuits is DDD (which is actually an F) they seem to fit my bust pretty well. And if you have any questions about sizing, just call and they will help you figure it out. This one is my hands-down favorite: Women's Tugless Tank One Piece Swimsuit from Lands' End

I also have one like this but in a different pattern and the legs are cut a bit higher. I ended up sewing the halter straps together because they wouldn't stay tied but once I did that, the support is excellent: Women's Keyhole One Piece Slender Suit from Lands' End

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btw, have they redone bra sizes recently? Are the bra sizes now bigger on the tag than you actually are in measurements? I have a friend who is a G or H cup, and her boobs are huge. I just got measured as an F cup, but I think it's a scam or something. I think it's meant to make you feel better about your boobs, like they're bigger than they actually are. I don't want to be an F. I want to be a C again, like I was for the past 2 decades (minus bfing, of course). Okay, I can maybe handle being a D, but suddenly an F? Come off it. It's like what they did to clothing sizes - you used to be a size 4 but all of the sudden you're fitting into a size 2 even though you haven't lost an ounce. It's all in the marketing, no?

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Its a total scam. There is NO WAY mine are a D. NO WAY (except I recently got fitted at Nordstrom and that is what I am comfortably wearing). I know its about band too, like, I could wear a 34C or a 32D, but, yes, I agree bras are vanity sizing UP the same way stores are absolutely vanity sizing down. J crew is the worst, IMO, about vanity sizing down. My body hasn't changed......their sizes have. I know it. It is so annoying to me because its so recent and so transparent and SO linked to the totally sky high movement of their prices, IMO.

Like, Oh, okay, I will spend more if you tell me I'm a x not a y! yes please! x is soooo much better than y for $50 more! Grrrrrrrr!

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They're sizing up? I don't think I've changed cup size in a long time. Then again, I haven't bought new bras in ages.

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"Potter75" wrote:

Its a total scam. There is NO WAY mine are a D. NO WAY (except I recently got fitted at Nordstrom and that is what I am comfortably wearing). I know its about band too, like, I could wear a 34C or a 32D, but, yes, I agree bras are vanity sizing UP the same way stores are absolutely vanity sizing down. J crew is the worst, IMO, about vanity sizing down. My body hasn't changed......their sizes have. I know it. It is so annoying to me because its so recent and so transparent and SO linked to the totally sky high movement of their prices, IMO.

Like, Oh, okay, I will spend more if you tell me I'm a x not a y! yes please! x is soooo much better than y for $50 more! Grrrrrrrr!

I noticed this at JCrew too. I just bought a dress there a couple of weekends ago. My size was 1 - 2 sizes smaller there now than at other stores i shop at. Love the dress though! And i got it for 30% off the sale price Smile (Yeah i know that has nothing to do with the debate but I looovve this dress and was so excited to find it!)

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You guys would probably puke if I told you how much I spent on that new bra. But they get you one way or another. They just suck you in, make you try on these fabulous bras that make you look amazing and then, after spending half an hour in the change room with the salesperson running back and forth bringing you bras, you plunk down huge cash for service and experience of it all. I am so weak. I'm going back to Sears.

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Oh yes, I am so glad that you said that!!!! So, my BFing bras from T were all too big this time around, so I bought some new ones. Now, my non-BFing bras (which are all fairly old) all still fit okay - they are a 36C. But I want the easy snaps, so I had to buy the new bras. My old nursing bras, which don't fit, are a 36DD. My new nursing bras, which do fit, are also a 36DD. My old non-nursing bras which do fit are a 36C. Am I going crazy? And are they really vanity sizing nursing bras?

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C'mon Alissa, EVERYBODY remembers how totally hot and sexy we felt right after giving birth Wink Those bigger cup sizes just affirm it!

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Ohhhhhhhh ya. Incontinence and post partum bleeding....H-h-h-hot. Wink

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I don't know about any kind of bra size changes but I don't buy American-made bras simply because they don't come large enough and, if they do, then they aren't made very well & fall apart after two washes. I don't think European bras have changed their sizing. I bought three new bras a couple of months, two different brands, and they seem to be right in line with where I expected to be, I needed a slightly smaller band and slightly smaller cups, and I was a step down on one of the two with each bra. One brand I went with a larger band but smaller cups, the other I went the other way, just because they felt better that way.

The way bra sizing *should* be is you measure your rib cage under your breasts, and the closest even number is your band size. Then you measure around the fullest part of your bust. If it's an inch larger, that's a A, two inches is a B, three is C, and so on. So my H cup bras are eight inches larger around the bust than around the band. So you *should* be wearing the same size bra no matter the brand.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

I am not saying you are not telling the truth. I am sure you know a lot more about buying a swim suit than I do. I would love to know what brand or where to buy a swimsuit that does not show any cleavage at all.

I buy speedo brand... full coverage.. the kind that swimming athletes wear. I am a 36 DD and it covers everything.

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"Rivergallery" wrote:

I buy speedo brand... full coverage.. the kind that swimming athletes wear. I am a 36 DD and it covers everything.

I love the speedo brand too, I know that when I am skiing or wakeboarding nothing is going to slip out or wedge way to far up

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"mom3girls" wrote:

I love the speedo brand too, I know that when I am skiing or wakeboarding nothing is going to slip out or wedge way to far up

That's a lie Wink I remember kneeboarding and losing my retainer I hit the water so hard. Wink Plus, I think my septum was displaced for all the water I got in my sinus cavities. It was like the neti-pot from hell.

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