What is a Banana Hammock?

What is a Banana Hammock? And What in Heck is a Banana Sling? Just a quick post to answer those of you who are googling “What is banana hammock?” The answer: It’s a cutie cute nickname for your Speedo swimsuit. You know, like this one:

what is a banana hammock

Here’s the Urban Dictionary definition: “A men’s style of undergarment that holds the genitalia in a sling-like hammock apparatus, allowing the meat knot to protrude offensively. Favored by greasy Europeans at the beach, and even greasier weightlifters during competition and posedown sessions.”

Now, if you’re looking for a pop-culture reference, the best would be this exchange, from a Friends episode,  between Paul Rudd (as Mike Hannigan) and Lisa Kudrow (as Phoebe Buffay but she wants to change her name to Princess Consuela Bananahammock):

Mike: Do you even know what a banana hammock is?
Phoebe: It’s a funny word.
Mike: It’s a Speedo.
Phoebe: Oh, crap.

Want to check out guys with awesome banana hammocks? See our collection of men in Speedos particularly these male models and celebrities wearing Yellow Speedo Swimsuits.

What is a Banana Sling? (31 November 2011).

We’re familiar with banana hammocks but our friend Kevin asked us whether we are also familiar with banana slings and what differentiates it from banana hammocks.

Well, we must admit that we never heard of banana slings before but, apparently, such things do exist and Kevin didn’t make it up.

In fact, Urban Dictionary has an entry on banana slings and here’s what it says that a banana sling is an “extra small and se*y underwear for men that actually has shoulder straps.”

We’d like to think that a banana sling is the skimpier version of a banana hammock. But since they have to have shoulder straps according to Urban Dictionary, we think the best example of a banana sling would be Borat’s mankini underwear.

We’d like to end this update with this photo of Singaporean water polo players wearing their controversial swimsuit which used the Singaporean flag (with its five stars and a crescent moon) as a design inspiration but which, unfortunately, appears like a very literal banana hammock.

singapore swimmers in speedo banana hammocks

What is a Banana Hammock? And What in Heck is a Banana Sling?
Posted 5 August 2010. Last updated: January 27, 2020 at 7:36 am.