Athletic Briefs?

  • dj246

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    Jul 11, 2015 3:08 PM GMT
    I've been looking for some athletic briefs to wear when I exercise, but I've had no luck. Any suggestions? What do you wear when you exercise, jocks? compression shorts? Tell me why I should try what you like to wear.
  • bro4bro

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    Jul 11, 2015 6:07 PM GMT
    This subject is close to my heart since my normal routine is to go for a run right after the gym - and I run hard. I need something that provides support and allows freedom of movement without being restrictive.

    My all-time favorite was the Calvin Klein sport brief, which unfortunately they don't make anymore. It was basically like a jock but with fabric across your ass instead of those binding elastic straps. The front pouch came all the way up to the thin elastic waistband; there were no side panels of fabric. They were comfortable as hell, but also pretty thin and wore out fairly quickly.

    Right now I'm wearing the C-IN2 sport brief, which isn't cut quite the same but is almost as comfy, and wears a lot longer. Here's some pics:
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    Hey wait a minute... this thread isn't just an excuse to see hot guys in underwear, is it? icon_biggrin.gif
  • FRE0

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    Jul 11, 2015 7:23 PM GMT
    When doing my stretching exercises outside in warm weather, I wear nothing at all. But for other exercises, I wear brief undershorts with something appropriate over them.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 11, 2015 8:46 PM GMT
    My problem with those pics is that the waistband is positioned about a foot below a guy's waist.
  • bro4bro

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    Jul 11, 2015 9:29 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidMy problem with those pics is that the waistband is positioned about a foot below a guy's waist.


    Yes. And the problem is...?
  • LJay

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    Jul 11, 2015 10:08 PM GMT
    First world problems.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 11, 2015 10:11 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidMy problem with those pics is that the waistband is positioned about a foot below a guy's waist.
    I agree 100%.
  • jeep334

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    Jul 11, 2015 10:26 PM GMT
    bro4bro said
    Hey wait a minute... this thread isn't just an excuse to see hot guys in underwear, is it? icon_biggrin.gif


    I was thinking the same thing and thought it would be delightful. icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 11, 2015 11:57 PM GMT
    dj246 saidI've been looking for some athletic briefs to wear when I exercise, but I've had no luck. Any suggestions? What do you wear when you exercise, jocks? compression shorts? Tell me why I should try what you like to wear.


    Compression shorts. They very comfortable.
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    Jul 12, 2015 1:59 AM GMT
    I prefer the compression shorts but if it's very warm I like to just go with a jock. I like the Calvin Klein briefs too.
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    Jul 12, 2015 2:22 AM GMT
    Definitely compression shorts or a jock.
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    Jul 12, 2015 2:24 AM GMT
    I prefer a classic athletic supporter/jock. Not a fancy designer jock, which looks ridiculous in the gym locker room.

    The jock pouch holds you firm and conforms to your shape without crushing. Most other solutions (briefs, compression shorts, etc) press your stuff flat. Unless designed with a shaped pouch, they're like a flat board being held against you.

    I wear a jock with unlined gym shorts. And the shorts aren't some grossly baggy things that look like ladies bloomers from 1900. I wear relatively trim shorts, more like what I did in high school and for Army PT. I don't need 12 yards of floppy fabric, that gets in my way and provides poor cooling. A man should want practical sports wear when working out, not fashion.
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    Jul 12, 2015 8:18 AM GMT
    Can't go wrong with UnderArmour.

    All this, is, of course, a matter of personal preference.

    Quit seeking acceptance from others, get pictured and profiled and join us in The Real World.
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    Jul 12, 2015 11:56 AM GMT
    Under Armour Boxerjock - best ever.
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    Jul 12, 2015 2:58 PM GMT
    There is the 2xist sports briefs:

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    I own a few pairs of these, but they can still bind, especially if you're thighs and ass are big.

    I'm a big fan of classic jocks, as many on here have already mentioned. Does the job and still has a pouch. If you get a properly sized one, the straps and waistband shouldn't bind and you won't even feel like you're wearing anything. Keeps everything in place and you won't have a VPL through your shorts.

    Compression shorts are really best for contact sports or cycling, when your manhood is at risk of getting crushed. Not exactly ideal for long sweaty workouts IMHO.
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    Jul 12, 2015 5:03 PM GMT
    Compression shorts
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 12, 2015 5:32 PM GMT
    Love the c-in2 "Grip" underwear, it fits me very well, provides support and uses a little different material to limit sweat and moisture!
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    Jul 12, 2015 5:53 PM GMT
    UA...BoxerBrief (summer weight)... either the 6 or 9 inch inseam...is a very shear material, wicks real well, doesn't hold heat, light compression but not binding. Personal preference for me...the tiny low waist things some of you are claiming to wear, seem to be a fashion statement more than a functional piece of athletic equipment...not enough support to me and inconsistent contact points for friction rubs.
  • FRE0

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    Jul 12, 2015 7:31 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidI wear a jock with unlined gym shorts.


    Did we really need to know that? icon_eek.gif


    Definitely yes; it is critically important.
  • CheeseKraut

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    Jul 12, 2015 7:41 PM GMT
    As a gay man I personally don't appreciate women's underwear.
    Real men (even gay ones) wear white baggy undies or boxers.
    Nobody needs to see a man obsessing over underwear.

    Lingerie is for hot girls. And even then it's rediculously girly.
    Not for guys. Not unless you are bruce jenner.
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    Jul 13, 2015 1:10 AM GMT
    I always preferred a sport brief but over time realized (and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) that these really served the same purpose as what I'll call men's "cotton panties" - men's nearly seamless bikini briefs that many men wore through the '70s and '80s until the fitted boxer brief became the norm.

    And that's what I wear now. You can usually buy them cheap, four in a tube, 100% cotton. Granted they're cheesy, oftentimes in hideous colors and patterns, and they don't always wear well because even as cotton they're filmy and/or stretchy - though that's what makes them so comfortable. But it's not like I parade around in them - they're worn during workouts strictly for function and comfort. And they trained me to shower at the gym instead of waiting to shower at home - I wouldn't want to be hit by a car and get caught in the ER wearing 'em, even if on the right men I still find them sexy as hell! (Don't hate; I'm a product of my generation, which is still why I find Dolphin shorts on the right man irresistible.)
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    Jul 13, 2015 3:40 AM GMT
    CheeseKraut saidAs a gay man I personally don't appreciate women's underwear.
    Real men (even gay ones) wear white baggy undies or boxers.
    Nobody needs to see a man obsessing over underwear.



    I agree (somewhat) with what you're saying but wearing a sports brief prevents your dick and balls from bouncing all over the place when exercising. While that may be hot to the guys watching, and I've seen a couple of youtube videos regarding that, wearing the brief just gives better comfort during workouts.
  • ASHDOD

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    Jul 13, 2015 9:43 AM GMT
    CheeseKraut saidAs a gay man I personally don't appreciate women's underwear.
    Real men (even gay ones) wear white baggy undies or boxers.
    Nobody needs to see a man obsessing over underwear.

    Lingerie is for hot girls. And even then it's rediculously girly.
    Not for guys. Not unless you are bruce jenner.



    this
    anything comfertble and cheap, stop being slaves for the brands, you just pay for the name.
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    Jul 13, 2015 10:46 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco said
    I wear a jock with unlined gym shorts.

    Did we really need to know that? icon_eek.gif

    Yes, because that's the thread topic. Maybe you're on the wrong site. This is a health & fitness site for gay men, and what we wear for exercise & sports is pertinent. Expect some male locker room talk. Are you a female?
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    Jul 15, 2015 8:53 PM GMT
    Try PUMP (jocks, briefs, boxers)--they're quite comfortable, but a bit more expensive than comparable underwear. I like and wear the "Jogger" variety--very sharp and comfortable!