Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Bikini Phobia – Why Indian Women Don’t Wear Bikini?



Wearing bikini sounds little weird for Indian women as they don’t prefer to flaunt them on the beach. Why Indian women don’t wear bikini? There are various reasons behind this. Indian women are voluptuous, full of curves and belly fat!


Except celebrities, hardly girls here are excited to get a bikini body. Yet the trend is getting hotter now. Girls now are working out day and night to get a well toned butt, tight upper body and what not. They are running continuously in their neighbourhood parks just to get the figure of their dreams. Indian women are born with a divine set of assets but they hardly bother to take care of them and end up spoiling their whole structure.


According to various surveys, Brazil is definitely leading. Brazilian women know the art of swaying their facades with grace. They have the best back and cleavages compared to other parts of the world.


Indian women love to wear sari instead. They do look irresistible but they can look divine in a two piece. Indian women love to preserve the mystery inside them.

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Attaining a Bikini body is a dream for every girl in the western countries and the trend is warming up in India too. Women in India are hitting gyms, eating balanced diet and having regular sex for attaining a well-toned figure.


People are becoming calorie conscious here now. The wind from the west is affecting here too. Old women are trying to wear skinny jeans. I could see them often running around in the park.


The consumption of oil is reduced in every family but still a bikini body is too far away from a common Indian household.


In order to wear a swimsuit and walk around on the beach needs lots of courage. The localized fat around may cause trouble for achieving the correct vibe. There are chances of looking vulgar. Hence the idea sounds quite weird here.


Yet, the beauty of an Indian woman is unique. They are sensuous, tanned and full of flesh. Their wonderfully carved waist can create mayhem. Indian women don’t need a Bikini to accentuate their exquisiteness. They are born beautiful…
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The biggest hindrance is the way men ogle at women in bikini. This makes a girl conscious.
Such a thing never happens in US or Europe and that makes a girl lot more comfortable wearing a bikini.

I will agree with what Munish has to say!

I think Munish is right too .. the single largest factor which discourages women from wearing even some stylish dresses (like say above-the-knee skirts) is the unhealthy attention that it;d attract from men.

The corollary to this holds too. Indian men ogle precisely because they are not used to seeing women in this attire. If we see more women wearing biknis, men are bound to take it as an everyday thing and stop making her uncomfortable.

Chicken-and-egg problem?

Yeah, the above comments are exactly right!! In India people are not used to seeing these and they stare at a women wearing a sleeveless top or knee less skirts, and i bet this kind of stares ain't comfortable to deal with. So that has to be the reason, on one hand!!

Nicely written article.

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It is a slow process eventually people will be able to accept the bikini....

Hey Pal, gud post...totally relate with it.being a Indi girl n having the perfect bikini bod NOT!!! :D
ya wat is it wid guys n der stares in India???..one 'tapad' to all of em n a pat on d back to all those girls who r still willing 1 dress hw they want 2!!!
n congrats on the IndiBlogger of the month thingie :)

Bikini is seen as a 'Western concept' and 'against Indian culture' by some Indians (who may or may not learn English/drink beer/wear Jeans/themselves) but that alone wouldn't stop anyone from wearing it since Indian women do learn English, and Indian men and women do wear Jeans - so it seems the real and main reason why Indian women do not wear bikini is the feeling that they would be blamed for 'provoking male attention' if they wore a bikini, so I agree with Munish, Rakesh and Kiran too.

I agree with the other comments as in a bikini wearer in India would be ogled at shamelessly. I've been to Goa and I've seen it there and I've been to Miami and it was incredible to see the exact opposite. People don't care who wears what.
It would obviously give Indian women an intrusive feeling if they were wearing a two piece swimsuit and were being gaped at the entire time. Anyone would feel weird if someone was gawking at them!

But yeah, who cares if Indian women wear bikinis or not? They're beautiful. They're charming in a unique way and well, they're Indian! I believe that's good enough!
:D

A plunging neckline is enough in India to ensure really uneasy times. You don't know when you will end up on some sleazy video uploaded on youtube by someone who was voyeurishly capturing you while you were in a pub or a restaurant. Our society needs to have a more mature approach to what is nudity and what is perceived nudity I feel

First of all, in India it is unsafe to go out fully clad, and in a bikini, yeah rite!

and secondly, on an another level, Indian women mostly are pear- shaped and this body type is unsuitable for bikinis

I agree with most of you that it is the way men ogle at women which make them feel uncomfortable wearing bikini. But we shall also understand that we all come from a culture where bodily show-off is a big taboo. So, that makes it more difficult to feel real comfortable wearing bikinis without any hesitation.

Leave bikini, I fear to even wear a tight T-shirt in India, coz of all the staring and eve-teasing. In US and other countries, nobody cares what you are wearing and the culture is totally different.

loved the post and the comments section too :)indian women and bikini hehehe
@Avda ur right dear ,
Women dressed in a halter and a knee length skirt is seen as if she 's nude so leave bikni ...its a far off cry :)

loved the post and the comments section too :)indian women and bikini hehehe
@Avda ur right dear ,
Women dressed in a halter and a knee length skirt is seen as if she 's nude so leave bikni ...its a far off cry :)

loved the post and the comments section too :)indian women and bikini hehehe
@Avda ur right dear ,
Women dressed in a halter and a knee length skirt is seen as if she 's nude so leave bikni ...its a far off cry :)

I guess we got all the points regarding this topic from your post and comments given.
But i prefer to watch Indian Women in Sarees rather in a Bikini.

Well, the author himself says Women want to show off their body and hence they jog, do gym, exercise and get diet conscious and what not.. Now from where does this question of feeling awkward at men ogling comes from ?? I feel, the wear itself is intended to attract attention and make a bodily show off and nothing else.. Now, don anyone tell me such dresses are so comfortable and airy ;)

this post is funny.. i would like to hear a comment from a girl though..:)

Well Vipin here it is, an opinionated woman's opinion- try the Indian woman's eye for a change...they talk to you of things that a bikini dosen't..and while you are at it..U never know U might just discover a bikini woman within too!

Wearing a dress in public is probably very personal and also culture related issues....it is not because of fat belly or not....it is the question of culture and brought-up...Do anything is right in Upper Class culture...as they don't have any worries about the society....but it is very important for middle class and below

Anonymous said...
Well, the author himself says Women want to show off their body and hence they jog, do gym, exercise and get diet conscious and what not.. Now from where does this question of feeling awkward at men ogling comes from ?? I feel, the wear itself is intended to attract attention and make a bodily show off and nothing else.. Now, don anyone tell me such dresses are so comfortable and airy ;)

Dear Mr. Anonymous...
First thing, SHUT UP!...Next, everyone on this earth wants to look beautiful and there's no harm working for it..but no matter what, an indian wil be an indian, and she can't just throw away her curves when she wants to..it's part of her, just like Indian men, who sport huge paunches and prefer to pee at the side of the road instead of a public bathroom. As for dressing in a bikini, or even if a man wants to sport a swimwear on a beach, both men and women are stared at, the only difference is "u cannot rape or harm men", its always a woman on the edge of the knife.

The culture, the era we live in and everything else has changed for the worst. I remember a time before 2000 when bikini shots were fewer and people were more conscious about their clothes. Today the thing about thongs, bikinis, easily revealing clothing, low waist jeans and the passion for pervert-ism has grown at alarming rates. Can anyone show me where to find a Lady or a Gentle Man today? And what about the future? Probably "Nude" will be in fashion too. It already has!

Its not the strong-willed and possibly financially well-to-do girl in bikini who is at risk.. it will be a docile girl next door whom these guys will seek to replay all the fantasies they had about the girl in the bikini

Kim Kardashian is Armenian, not Indian. So, your picture is misleading. I think Indian women are absolutely beautiful though!

@Anonymous I know she is Armenian, which is why I uploaded her picture. All my readers are intelligent enough to know the origin of Kim Kardashian. I am no way misleading anyone and read the "Title" first before jumping into conclusion:D

i am a bit confused , r u referring to girls or indian women..ys if u tokin bout passing generation i may agree with u bt if u r referring to new generation i hav a different opinion about girls :)overall an enjoyable read :)

Hi Alka! I am talking about women in India at large but there are exceptions always. Unlike countries like Brazil and America, Indian girls are little bit Bikini Phobic however time's changing, women in India are slowly taking up Bikini culture. This post was written in the year 2010 and you know things change with time but there's a long way to go for sure. Thanks for reading my post :-)

The Karma sutra book should give us the answer as to why Indian men cant help staring at women and wondering whats under their clothing....the men in the book seem to be looking anywhere but the womans body, and I guess all indian men think thats how its done....and then there's all the old temples with the explicit carvings showing the art of a woman's body,I think they should use that as a tool to teach the men of India what its all about....that aside, the Indian woman has not picked up on the art of waxing or what a bikini line is,so I'd say its going to be a few more hundred years before the men stop having a perv and the women can put on one without feeling akward.

great post.so true! also we dont wear bikinis because if we start wearing the on places like juhu beach people will gather around like they do typically on roads while watching a fight :|.

btw great blog :)