Mesh shorts while climbing?

  • Rocket1980

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    May 10, 2012 3:11 PM GMT
    Does it really matter how much your junk bulges out? Comfort versus aesthetics?
    I climb with mesh shorts as its a hell of a lot more comfortable then jeans.
    Thoughts? Suggestions?
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    May 10, 2012 3:22 PM GMT
    I'd have to see a pic to know what you mean.
  • Rocket1980

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    May 10, 2012 3:45 PM GMT
    LOL. I don't have any bulge pics of me in a harness.
    I'm just wondering what the general census is regarding the inevitable bulge.
    I've tried jeans, regular shorts, compression shorts, etc and all are pretty uncomfortable. It's great to climb and not constantly have to readjust, but can be unsightly for other people around.
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    May 10, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    what do you wear under the mesh? if you wear compression shorts, that should control the bulge
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    May 10, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    I think while climbing your bulge is supposed to show.
  • LJay

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    May 10, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    When climbing, do as you damned well please. If you got the junk to bulge with, have fun.

    Women flop breasts like so many flags. Why should you be shy?
  • neosyllogy

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    May 10, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    versus... jeans?
    Who the heck climbs with jeans? (Unless it's outdoors in untoward weather or you expect a lot of knee-rock contact.)

    The only (unofficial) rule regarding dress that some people abide buy is: only take off your shirt if you've got actual skills.
    Even then I say, do what you want. ;)
  • jock_1

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    May 10, 2012 4:50 PM GMT
    doesnt matter what you wear. wear whats comfortable. If other people think your junk is unsighlty, tell them to stop looking. LOL
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    May 10, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    I climb with yoga pants. gives me a pretty good range of motion but when they are dirty i go with the gym shorts. I dont want to fail at executing a move because my pants dont move enough.
  • Rocket1980

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    May 10, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    Compression shorts are uncomfortable as well. I usually just wear briefs but still shows a huge bulge. (not bragging, just a fact)
    I started this post because of the link below and also the indoor climbing place I go to always has professional climbers and even the owner wearing skin tight jeans and they never show a bulge. I just didn't want to offend anyone while climbing.

    http://www.assholeclimbers.com/2012/02/de-emphasizing-your-junk-and-other.html?m=1
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    May 10, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
    Things that make me go, "Uummm-mmm!"icon_twisted.gificon_cool.gif
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    May 10, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    I do cargo shorts or a pair of river pants and never have had a problem or been uncomfortable, each guy is different, don't think I could climb in jeans.

    Then again if I get you alone, in a remote area, and you are just rocking that bulge, there's not going to be much rock climbing going on....
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    May 10, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    Rocket1980 saidCompression shorts are uncomfortable as well. I usually just wear briefs but still shows a huge bulge. (not bragging, just a fact)
    I started this post because of the link below and also the indoor climbing place I go to always has professional climbers and even the owner wearing skin tight jeans and they never show a bulge. I just didn't want to offend anyone while climbing.

    http://www.assholeclimbers.com/2012/02/de-emphasizing-your-junk-and-other.html?m=1


    Really? You were influenced by a site called "assholeclimbers"? The fact that someone took the time to create such a site and call it that speaks for itself.
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    May 10, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    Rocket1980 saidCompression shorts are uncomfortable as well. I usually just wear briefs but still shows a huge bulge. (not bragging, just a fact)
    I started this post because of the link below and also the indoor climbing place I go to always has professional climbers and even the owner wearing skin tight jeans and they never show a bulge. I just didn't want to offend anyone while climbing.

    http://www.assholeclimbers.com/2012/02/de-emphasizing-your-junk-and-other.html?m=1
    blah blah blah no pic, it didn't happen.
  • Rocket1980

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    May 10, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    ECnAZ said
    Rocket1980 saidCompression shorts are uncomfortable as well. I usually just wear briefs but still shows a huge bulge. (not bragging, just a fact)
    I started this post because of the link below and also the indoor climbing place I go to always has professional climbers and even the owner wearing skin tight jeans and they never show a bulge. I just didn't want to offend anyone while climbing.

    http://www.assholeclimbers.com/2012/02/de-emphasizing-your-junk-and-other.html?m=1


    Really? You were influenced by a site called "assholeclimbers"? The fact that someone took the time to create such a site and call it that speaks for itself.


    No, I was trying to find any kind of etiquette about it and that was one of the only sites that dealt with the issue
  • Rocket1980

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    May 10, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 said
    Rocket1980 saidCompression shorts are uncomfortable as well. I usually just wear briefs but still shows a huge bulge. (not bragging, just a fact)
    I started this post because of the link below and also the indoor climbing place I go to always has professional climbers and even the owner wearing skin tight jeans and they never show a bulge. I just didn't want to offend anyone while climbing.

    http://www.assholeclimbers.com/2012/02/de-emphasizing-your-junk-and-other.html?m=1
    blah blah blah no pic, it didn't happen.


    I really gotta post a pick of my bulge? Classy...
    Next time I'm climbing I'll remember to take a pic
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    May 10, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    Rocket1980 said

    No, I was trying to find any kind of etiquette about it and that was one of the only sites that dealt with the issue


    Gotcha icon_wink.gif I say go with what makes you comfortable. Let everyone enjoy the view while you enjoy your climb. I'm sure there are many women who wear tight yoga pants to climb and show off their cameltoe.

    On second thought, if your bulge is anything like the bulge in your boxers pic, then you might want to go with the jeans. Whoa!
  • douglasjames2

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    May 10, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    What about wearing boxer briefs or a jock under your mesh shorts or both?
  • Rocket1980

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    May 10, 2012 6:11 PM GMT
    ECnAZ said
    Rocket1980 said

    No, I was trying to find any kind of etiquette about it and that was one of the only sites that dealt with the issue


    Gotcha icon_wink.gif I say go with what makes you comfortable. Let everyone enjoy the view while you enjoy your climb. I'm sure there are many women who wear tight yoga pants to climb and show off their cameltoe.

    On second thought, if your bulge is anything like the bulge in your boxers pic, then you might want to go with the jeans. Whoa!


    HA thanks!
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    May 10, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    This is truly a First World Worry, if I have EVER heard one!
  • tenandcut

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    May 10, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    Rocket1980 saidCompression shorts are uncomfortable as well. I usually just wear briefs but still shows a huge bulge. (not bragging, just a fact)
    I started this post because of the link below and also the indoor climbing place I go to always has professional climbers and even the owner wearing skin tight jeans and they never show a bulge. I just didn't want to offend anyone while climbing.

    http://www.assholeclimbers.com/2012/02/de-emphasizing-your-junk-and-other.html?m=1


    The guy who did that blog is bulge a phobic- and I wouldn't worry about him. But then again I wear speedos 90% of the time to pools/ water parks sooo I am already out of hte main stream of thougth on such issues.

    I say bulge a way!
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    May 11, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
    Rocket1980 saidCompression shorts are uncomfortable as well. I usually just wear briefs but still shows a huge bulge. (not bragging, just a fact)
    I started this post because of the link below and also the indoor climbing place I go to always has professional climbers and even the owner wearing skin tight jeans and they never show a bulge. I just didn't want to offend anyone while climbing.

    http://www.assholeclimbers.com/2012/02/de-emphasizing-your-junk-and-other.html?m=1


    i have news: YOU'RE A MAN. you have external genitalia. get used to it. there's nothing obscene about it. wear what is comfortable for your full range of motion. don't feel as if you need to wear some modesty panel or hard plastic or cardboard to flatten out your natural anatomy (like they did in the old 1960s Batman & Robin tv show). if other people have a problem with it, then that's their problem.

    sounds like the guy who made that Asshole Climbers site is repressed and a latent homosexual. his postings are all about how cool he is and how lame everyone else is -- like he's the best climber in the world (aka a massive douchebag). maybe he just hates to love looking at men's bulges - he can't help it, his eyes just naturally go there! really he's the one with a problem. not you. anyways, its not like you're climbing in a jockstrap and a cockring or wearing some torpedo thong. sheesh!
  • Latenight30

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    May 11, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    I started climbing about a year ago. The pants are the transitional pants from REI.
    I wear a jock underneath to keep everything in place
    The Mess is a big + as an observer. Keep wearing what you want.
    I swear some of the guys are going commando, which is okay but can't be comfortable
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    May 11, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    Wear whatever makes you the most comfortable. We're way too caught up in this in our society. Men aren't supposed to be flat in front. Big or small, who cares?

    Strangely, I'm more turned on by the fact that the OP is talking about rock climbing. Damn, that's a sexy sport. I have no idea why.

    There's a funny line in 28 Days about this. It was probably the only funny part of that movie. I can't find the clip right now.
  • Latenight30

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    May 16, 2012 9:18 PM GMT
    added a climbing bulge photo....I am reaching into my chalk bag!