Jockstraps at the gym

  • Tiran

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    Aug 04, 2011 5:37 AM GMT
    Do only gay guys wear jockstraps anymore? I have only ever seen one other person at my gym (any gym really, but obviously I see the most people at my regular gym) wearing a jockstrap.

    I realize I am asking a generality, and this thread will likely either be ignored or degenerate into the usually trolling, but I am hoping to get at least a few actual responses.
  • Explorersea

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    Mar 03, 2012 2:17 PM GMT
    I've worn a jockstrap for gym, running, working out since I was 11, just seems natural to me, the support, the waistband, the way a dude looks in a jock is so hot
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    Mar 03, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
    Yeah, jockstraps are gay.
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    Mar 03, 2012 2:30 PM GMT
    I wear mens workout briefs under my workout shorts. More comfortable.. At my gym not too many jock wearers.
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    Mar 03, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    Yes,jockstraps are for gays and old skool guys. The whole open butt thing has morphed into a less ridiculous looking line of support brief gear made by UA, Nike, Russel etc. If you're an older guy or really buff you can get away with it. If you're a twink prancing around in a jockstrap...hahahaha... you're not fooling anyone... hahaha.
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    Mar 03, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    Tiran saidI realize I am asking a generality, and this thread will likely either be ignored or degenerate into the usually trolling, but I am hoping to get at least a few actual responses.

    This question gets asked periodically here, in various forms. The athletic supporter was invented in the late 1800s as an answer to male discomfort when riding the newly-invented bicycle. In fact, the oldest jock manufacturer still in existence from that time, Bike, was named for that reason.

    Until then men's underwear in the West was loose and unsupportive, consisting of either full coverage knit Union suits, or baggy "drawers" that were the prototype of modern boxers, often attached at the waist to a short-sleeve undershirt that held them up. Because what they all lacked was elastic waistbands and form fit.

    The jock provided the support men wanted on a bicycle saddle, and soon realized it had other applications as well, to include horseback riding and general sports. Modern elasticized underwear does much of what a jock does, reducing the need for a special athletic garment, although I still find a formed, ventilated pouch better than briefs that jam your sweaty stuff flat against your body.

    The other reason for the jock's decline appears related to the new modesty that has become common in men's locker rooms. Lots of speculation why that is, but the end result is that briefs show less skin than a jock.

    The ironic thing to me is that in my own youth it was "real men" who got naked together at gyms & swimming pools without giving it a thought, and only "sissies" who were shy, accused of acting "like girls" (euphemisms for queers). Today it's totally reversed, and if you don't do a towel dance and you use the gym gang shower without hesitation then you're gay. And I really don't know how this change came about.
  • laxdude25

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    Mar 03, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    I figure I'm the last guy in NY who actually wears a jock strap for workouts. Plenty of guys here wanna wear a jock strap for fucking, though. icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 03, 2012 2:54 PM GMT
    Useless thread without pics!

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    Mar 03, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
    Awesome pix, thanks!!
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    Mar 03, 2012 3:25 PM GMT
    yes, only gay older men wear jockstraps now. i go to a university gym, and its rare to see jockstraps. the only men who wear them are over a certain age (e.g. 45) and seem very sheepish when getting dressed, looking around to see who's looking at them etc. the young guys (even those on varsity teams) wear jammer length compression shorts or boxer briefs.

    however, when i watch pro football on tv, its clear that these guys still wear jockstraps with a protective cup. my guess is that you're not playing pro football tho ;)
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    Mar 03, 2012 3:34 PM GMT
    time moves on,and so does our child hood memories of a smelly jock strap..now days we have support briefs,that hug everything up close,still good for sniffing and sucking on..lol

    wearing a jock strap is not GAY,anymore than you wearing what you feel comfortable in..i still love a jock on a man..
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    Mar 03, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
    But you guys wear something covering it right? I mean you don't wear a jockstrap just like that with no shorts or sweatpants????
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    Mar 03, 2012 3:43 PM GMT
    Ruskach saidBut you guys wear something covering it right? I mean you don't wear a jockstrap just like that with no shorts or sweatpants????


    HA!!!!

    The best question/response yet!!!!!!!!!

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  • jimjock

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    Mar 03, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    I wear a swim jock by Bike and UA or Nike Compression shorts especially if I am doing ab work on a mat or stability ball. Definitely not overkill as they each perform one function and not the other.

    I have yet to find one garment that does both. Having solid beefy quads and the ability to make a Basset Hound blush, I need my boys front and center as well as out of the way.

    When changing to shower dropping them both at the same time eliminates the 'sheepishness' described above.

    I haven't tried sport briefs. Anyone have a favorite brand they can suggest? Sources online?

    I like www.freshpair.com for my junk. Pun intended.

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    Mar 04, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    I never see guys at my gym in a jockstrap..more compression shorts or boxer briefs
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    Mar 04, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    I love jockstraps, they're so strapping!
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    Mar 04, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    Cash said
    Ruskach saidBut you guys wear something covering it right? I mean you don't wear a jockstrap just like that with no shorts or sweatpants????


    HA!!!!

    The best question/response yet!!!!!!!!!

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    Lol but i mean all the pictures are showing just jockstraps and i've never seen a guy wear one just like that publicly in a gym with everyone around
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    Mar 04, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    Ruskach saidBut you guys wear something covering it right? I mean you don't wear a jockstrap just like that with no shorts or sweatpants????


    I've seen a couple of guys (30's) wear a jock over their underwear and then cover it with gym shorts. I assume it's for the extra support without the need to wash it after each use.
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    Mar 04, 2012 1:48 AM GMT
    I wear one to the gym now and then.
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    Mar 04, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    I know two different straight guys who wear them to the gym.
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    Mar 04, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    lets put it this way. none of my straight friends even own a jockstrap. meanwhile, all my gay friends have a special drawer for them, and in every conceivable colour, pattern, material, and construction. the only sports being played while wearing these jocks seem to be the ball games between the sheets. if that isn't gay, i dunno what is. haha!

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    there was a time when you could buy jockstraps at the drug store and any department or sporting goods store. now the only place to get them seems to be online or at clothing stores in the gay village.
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    Mar 04, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    I wish more guys wore em, so hot ;)
  • mybud

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    Mar 04, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    Not this shit again.....
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    Mar 04, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    Ruskach saidBut you guys wear something covering it right? I mean you don't wear a jockstrap just like that with no shorts or sweatpants????

    icon_eek.gif I don't whether to laugh or to cry. icon_confused.gif

    Actually I have seen only a jock worn. But it was at a gym associated with a gay bathhouse, where some of the guys working out were totally naked, so a jock was kinda modest by that standard.

    Another place I ran into it a few times was in male saunas in the military, but I imagined that hadda be uncomfortable in the heat, when the rest of us had at most a towel. But in a regular gym or health club? Never, of course.
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    Mar 04, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    It is not a trend any more! LOL