Welcome to our wet support system. Each month we get emails from readers having difficulty swimming in clothes because of the stupid opinions of "normal" people. Ignore the mockers, let them fry to a crisp in the sun.
Swimming in clothes is fun and a growing trend sport. You get fit and healthy doing it. Be confident about it, walk tall, and people will respect you. Just do it !
If you've never gone swimming in your clothes, you haven't lived. It's incredible fun. Pick some comfy clothes, wear them in the bath or shower to see how they fit and feel when wet. Then go for a swim, but don't swim alone.
For open water swimming dress in warm clothes: T-shirt, hoodie, jeans, robust socks and shoes keep your feet safe from sharp bits.
They are way too concerned with what you might think about them.
If you act weird and sheepish, they may suspect something might be wrong with you.
If you act with total confidence they will accept it.
Some may ask out of interest for your new sport.
Answer them freely.
Swimming in clothes is no different than swimming in shorts, except for the higher training level.
Well, maybe not where you live. But worldwide, people normally swim in clothes. Think of India with more population than Europe, Australia and USA combined. Think of Latin America or Africa.
How about Southeast Asia, again with a population the size of Europe and USA combined.
You'd be frowned upon there if you go swimming in your skimpy shorts or briefs.
It's offensive to them, indecent.
There are more people on this planet swimming in clothes than without.
Swimming in clothes is not weird or crazy. It is the intelligent response to environmental challenges. We spend more time outdoors than people did 50 or a 100 years ago whilst the protective ozone layer of our atmosphere is thinning. We have to protect our skin, especially near water where reflections almost double the UV exposure from the sun's rays. Swimming in clothes is the logical thing to do.
Did you know that skin cancer is on the rise, due to sunburn. Are you aware that you are paying with your health insurance for the vanity of sun worshippers? Next time someone mocks you for swimming in clothes, tell them you don't want skin cancer and you're not willing to pay for theirs.
When you see someone topless on the beach ask them why they're risking their health with jellyfish and sunburn.
Tell them how skin cancer is increasing the cost of health care and is jacking up their health costs too.
Contrary to what some simpletons say, getting wet is not a gay issue. Wetlook is very popular in the straight community. They make up most of our readers. Most wetlook sites feature wet women. We show mostly wet guys because that is our niche in the market.
However, gays are probably more open about swimming in clothes. They have learned how to handle discrimination, sometimes the hard way. They can handle idiots with more confidence. Therefore, wet gays maybe more visible than wet straights. But it doesn't make wetlook a gay only issue. To paraphrase a famous gay slogan, all we can say is:
Be seen in the open so other wet friends can find you. Maybe we should have a Wet Pride Parade each summer. Celebrate Songkran in Thailand at the peak of the hot season (April), throwing water over everybody. Will they be amused? You bet.
It is nobody's business what clothes you wear, on land or in the water.
In this section we give you new ideas and share with you the fun we and our readers have whilst getting wet in clothes.
Swimming in clothes is all about expressing your individuality and a more creative choice of swim wear. There is no need to follow the standards dictated by the fashion industry. We are free to choose what clothes we want to wear on land and in the water. Don't let anyone convince you otherwise.
Popular swimming outfits are blue jeans, T-shirt and a sweatshirt. They feel incredible against the skin and shine really nice when wet.
The art of wetlook is well documented in many places around the Internet. It's good clean fun, and certainly harmless provided you take care not to slip in the tub or on pool-side.
Wetlook is a relatively new art genre which is increasingly in demand by advertisers and publishers.
Advertising clients require wet images for their fitness, sports, travel and lifestyle publications.
Many of our readers normally wind up either in a pool or hot tub fully clothed. Some are quite surprised at how terrific wet clothes feel on their skin. Usually their boy friend or girl friend throws them in or coaxes them in. Sometimes girls do it just because they like it and enjoy the attention they get.
Others just wade in slowly and stop just before the water reaches the waist.
The feeling is indescribable, we're told.
Then they go in slowly the rest of the way until they're completely immersed and floating.
Their clothes kind of float, too, and touch them gently as they float and swim.
The rush is really exciting.
It can be exciting when there is "no alternative" but to get into the water with your clothes on, when dry is not an option. On the beach you don't want to get the boat scratched by the beach pebbles, so you have to carry the boat into the water or back onto the beach.
These are situations where you have little choice but to get at least partially soaked. Many adventure sports involve that you get your clothes wet at some stage. It's all part of the fun.
Often the anticipation of a good soaking is just as exciting, if not more so.
During a capsize training the sailing boat slowly tilts more and more.
You're still dry, but you know that any moment now you'll be in the water with all your clothes on.
Next your shoes and socks get wet, then bottom of your jeans.
Suddenly you fall in and all your clothes are soaking wet.
The thrill is incredible.
A relaxing bath after a long day does wonders for your soul.
Taylor from the music group Hanson said: "You know, if we ever get stressed, we just do everything, we just swim in the pool with all our clothes on, get all our stress out."
Many readers find it very relaxing to just sit in the bathtub after a long day in whatever clothes they had on. It really takes away from the stresses of the day. They just enjoy their clothed soaks, or sometimes clothed showers; something they look forward to all day when they have a rough day at work. The clothes, washable as they are, simply go into the washing machine afterwards.
Our readers enjoy this hobby either in the company of others or in the privacy of their own homes. So while some may refer to it as "unusual", it is indeed something many of us consider a perfectly normal and relaxing activity.