The weather outside is getting warmer, which means people will be spending a lot more time in their swimsuits. As a kid, I used to spend entire days at summer camp without ever taking off my swim trunks. No matter how unsanitary it was (nine-year-olds don't care about germs), I loved the freedom of being able to jump in the creek and splash around with my friends at a moment's notice.
Most boys' swimsuits come with a mesh lining inside that's meant to serve as underwear. Unfortunately, this material poses a serious threat to swimmers and is especially dangerous for young boys. One mother learned this lesson the hard way while on vacation with her family in Spain.
After a day of swimming, Laura Collins brought her son, Jack, to the shower to help him out of his bathing suit. To her shock, she discovered that the mesh interior of the swim trunks had gotten wrapped around the tip of Jack's penis.
"He was screaming a scream I hadn’t heard before," said Collins, reflecting on the incident. She rushed Jack to the front desk of the hotel they were staying at, where they were advised to go see a doctor.
"Jack was very upset about it afterward, but, as five-year-olds do, he’s bounced back," explained Collins.