For ages I haven’t been happy with the name SwimmerBoyz.com for my main site and I’ve finally pulled the trigger and changed it to SpeedoFetish.com.
This is a site that I first started back in 2001 when I was still in high school and it has evolved from a free site to just put up my favourite speedo photos for my own viewing. The gallery (which is still available) ended up being 6,500 sorted/searchable photos.
I called the site SpeedoBoys.com.
From there, I started putting up some of the early speedo movies – there weren’t many and the quality wasn’t great but it was a huge success and people loved them. Problem was, I received a 1 month bandwidth bill for $800!!! So that is when I had to start making it a members site to cover that cost.
The site was so popular that I eventually repaid the $800 server fee and I kept building the site. This got the attention of the Evil Speedo Corporation who took the SpeedoBoys.com domain name off me. So I renamed the site SpeedoBoyz.com. A few years went by and they then took me to court in Australia. I even made the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald!!! Obviously I couldn’t afford to defend against this (I was in college driving a $300 car and living with my parents). Speedo won in court because I not only couldn’t afford to defend the case, but also because I didn’t want my anonymity exposed – I’m still in the closet to my family.
One of the unintended consequences of the Evil Speedo Corporation trying to sue me was the mainstream publicity. During that time I had 10 times more members!!!
That is when I renamed the site SwimmerBoyz.com which has never really sat well with me since it isn’t really about swimmers or boyz at all, it is about guys (over 18yo) who like speedos in a ‘naughty’ way.
I still have a bunch of work to do rebranding some things as well as updating some links and stuff but I’m excited to move forward with the new name which I think describes the site much better. Otherwise things continue as per usual, there will be another 80 minutes of speedo movies added this week alone!!!
OK, I should get back to the business of running SpeedoFetish.com.
Tomorrow I will be sharing with you guys a story that I just published on SpeedoFetish.com about a Grindr hookup and there is a speedo selfie of mine….. here is a photo taken at the same time, this was last year when I was in Colorado for the Lake Powell trip and it was taken in Kip’s sisters hottub.