The difference is that those short-shorts are mandated in the sports rules. Hell, I even heard today that for the women, there are rules on the measurable distance between the bottom of the buttock and the start of the lycra leotard. And this is because they are worried that if women do not show the flesh, they will not get the audience (yes, that is the reason). Talk about catering to dirty old men....Women’s beach volleyball been playing with wedgies for ages now. I have never considered that to be a deterrent .