Male Stars Feel the Need for Speedos

7/28/2006 8:17 PM PDT

Male Stars Feel the Need for Speedos

Female celebs routinely sport bikinis but recently it's the men who are making a splash in spandex.

While board shorts have long been most men's swimwear of choice, lately everyone from musicians to movie stars and even athletes, have been throwing modesty to the wind and flaunting their stuff in variations of the classic banana hammock.

Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin may have been livin' la vida loca in his black speedo on the beaches of St. Barths but it's his ripped bod that really has us going crazy.

English soccer stud David Beckham causes a commotion everywhere he goes. And by the looks of the metrosexual poster boy in his skimpy bathing suit this was no exception. David's speedo gives new meaning to the term "Bend It Like Beckham."

When blonde Brit Daniel Craig was chosen to be the next James Bond people wondered if he could fill the legendary spy's shoes. But as seen here in a scene from the upcoming film "Casino Royale," Craig's sculpted physique in his tight black trunks help to really show off his 007.