The Crotch Pocket.

Forgive me, but prior to our leaving for the beach, I was struck with the most out-of-the-blue, childhood memory and it’s been perplexing me for weeks.

If you’ve never been a little girl at the beach, you might not know what I’m talking about, but here goes:

*plop plop*

That’s what I remember.

*plop plop*

That’s the sound that I heard as I peeled my swimsuit off and dumped clumps of sand and shell out of this weird crotch pocket and into the tub.

The Square Piece stream of consciousness the goes like this:

What in tarnation?

Why was that pocket there? 

It’s a wonder I didn’t sink to the bottom!

That’s gotta be terrible for the plumbing.

Do they still make little girl swim suits that way?

What was the point?

I mean, it seemed like a liner, but why leave it open?

How much thread does it really take to sew that shut?

Were all swim suits that way? 

I mean, I’m sure my mom wasn’t spending beaucoup bucks on high end bathing suits that we’d only fit for a summer…

Did more expensive little girl suits have the crotch pocket?

It’s not like you’re gonna keep your loose change in there…

If the point is to have a place to let out trapped sand, then why aren’t adult swim suits made the same way?

Now, thanks to the way that mysteries become mental obsessions to me, I’ve had no choice but to unload my befuddlement onto my helpless clients.

(Poor, unexpecting ladies.  Here they thought they were going to have a pleasant hair appointment and – BAM! – we’re talking about crotch pockets.  But they ALL know what I’m talking about!)

Do you remember that?  Any thoughts?  Who wants to go raid some closets and report back to me?  Have we progressed beyond the crotch pocket?


  1. May 24, 2013

    Yes I remember that. I remembered if I did not sit in the sand that did not happen. I believe at some point my mom ripped out the crotch pocket and that problem was no more.

  2. May 24, 2013

    I don’t remember getting anything inside it. I do remember a kind of nylon pocket but don’t recall crotch positioning. Sorry.

  3. May 29, 2013
    Aunt Manny

    It never did make any sense to me. Who came up with it anyways? Probably a guy. 😛

  4. January 13, 2018
    Presley the 11 year old female

    I’m a “little girl” and all my bathing suits have a Crotch pocket so every time I go to the beach my so called “pocket” gets filled with sand. I always complained about it to my mom so eventually she took scissors and cut out the “pocket”. But every time I buy new bathing suit always cut out the pocket. I was wondering if this only happens to me cause my friends don’t usually go to the beach (I live in Canada but travel to Florida) so I looked it up and found this.

  5. December 4, 2018

    Okay so I bought this cute one piece naturally the picture of the model wearing it and me trying it on was like way different it fit perfect but there was one problem it gives u a camel toe so I noticed that it had this crotch pocket and drawing my own conclusion I thought oh shoot like are u supposed to put a pad (more like a bathing suit padding) in the crotch pocket so you don’t get a camel toe idk if I was right but that was the only way to explain these crotch pockets

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