It looks to me, however, like it would show pubic hair where the blue-green rectangle is. I’m not entirely sure what it is.
And I’m pretty sure you got the badge because some new person, likely searching for pics of the pubkini, read this page and clicked on your link. Since there were already more than 50 clicks on the link, that triggered Discourse to give you the badge. And, since no one had actually posted since 2008, the age of the thread did not update until you posted.
I sure remember the 1980s swimsuits that not only had a big hole cut out of the abdominal area, but it also had very, ahem, high leg holes.
Hootie & the Blowfish’s first release was called “Kootchypop”, inspired by a black comedienne who was talking about those suits, and she said, “If you’re gonna wear one of those, you’re gonna have to shave yo’ kootchypop!”
Back in the late 1980s in Las Vegas I attended an office Halloween party. Things were a LOT looser then and there versus the current uptight corporate mores.
A plump middle-aged lady showed up in a costume which was mostly a black leotard & stockings plus ballet slippers. So far so ordinary. But it had circular bandaids over where her nipples would be and a large tapered jug cork attached at her crotch.
She said iher costume was “The bikini of the future: two bandaids and a cork.” She won the prize that night.
This pubikini thing has a long way to go to catch up to dear old what’s-her-name. Who’d be about 80 right now.