Why is women’s beach volleyball clothing sexy and men’s not?
Beach Volleyball Clothing: women compete in bikinis
There is quite a big contrast between men’s and women’s beach volleyball clothes. While women usually compete in bikinis, men play in tank tops and shorts. Why is that?
The answer is not the uniform guidelines from the Federation of International Volleyball. Actually, the uniform guidelines for women changed in 2012. Before, women were required to wear bikinis when they competed. Today, they are allowed to wear long sleeves, shorts or tank tops as well.
Thus female players are not exploited for the bodies by official uniform guidlines. Most of the female players still prefer to wear a bikini because they choose to do so. For most females players it is just their uniform and it is the most convenient one when it is hot weather.
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