Hi. I’m still fairly new here, so if this isn’t the right place to post this, could someone redirect me (I saw a person talk on a similar subject here)?
Hi, I’m Anthony.
So basically, I’m here to ask you all if you think wearing swimming-shorts for swimming is appropriate. I know that’s what every male uses, but think about it. My entire chest would be exposed, and as far as I can tell, that could be a temptation for girls. Not trying to brag here, or tempt here, but perhaps some girls could be tempted.
So there’s that.
But the main thing here is this: my family is going to buy a small pool for our yard. We’ve done if for a few years, and then stopped. Obviously, when I was about 8 years old, I was too small to tempt anyone. But now, I’m 15 and in fairly good shape. We live with lots of neighbors. Our yard is fairly hidden, but what really worries me, is that one house across the street can easily see into our yard (we can see into theirs), and I’m about 99% sure, that a young girl in that house (about my age) has a crush on me.
I have no reason to believe the girl next door is Catholic, so it wouldn’t be a Catholic to Catholic temptation, but she’s still a human being, who CAN commit Sin (just like a non Catholic could look at porn of a non Catholic).
So what do you think I should do? Should I forget swimming? Kind of hard, because how do I tell my family? They’ll think I’m silly and ignore me. Plus it’s kind of embarrassing (that’s why I’m doing it anonymously here on the interwebs). I could swim with a shirt on, but how do I let my parents let me? Please help.
God Bless you all!