So, do you guys wear a jockstrap to the gym?

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    Sep 15, 2009 3:48 PM GMT
    I do, though every now and then guys give me an eye (not a good one) for wearing...
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    Sep 15, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    I just wear them on dates.

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  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Sep 15, 2009 4:47 PM GMT
    I may be in the minority but I think jocks straps are ugly, uncomfortable and sooooooo old school last century technology.
    UnderArmour and their Nike, and other brands equivalents work better to support and wick away moisture, feel much better to wear and of course LOOK hot on good looking guys, icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 15, 2009 5:00 PM GMT
    grodish saidI do, though every now and then guys give me an eye (not a good one) for wearing...

    Is this a predominately straight gym? I'm on another blog site, not gay, where the topic was raised of whether jocks had become an item of mainly gay attire. The majority are saying no, but a number do agree with that view.

    I happen to like them for certain activities, especially since the pouch conforms to me without squishing my stuff flat against me, as some briefs styles do. I don't find them uncomfortable, and a bit cooler than briefs, since I don't get ones with extra-wide waistbands.
  • crls64

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    Sep 15, 2009 8:06 PM GMT
    I do and haven't encountered any fallout from doing so! icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 15, 2009 8:43 PM GMT
    grodish saidI do, though every now and then guys give me an eye (not a good one) for wearing...
    No...that is kinda old school. I wear a cup when I play softball though. So did more than half the team.
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    Sep 15, 2009 10:33 PM GMT
    why would you wear a jockstrap to the gym? you don't need support to lift weights. my boys do just fine with my boxer briefs.
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    Sep 15, 2009 11:01 PM GMT
    no, but only because i don't own one.
  • joxguy

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    Sep 15, 2009 11:05 PM GMT
    As an older guy I grew up wearing them in gym class, and all the sports I played. As a high school and community college coach is was interesting that when showers went out of high school as a requirement so did jocks. Kids just wore their underwear, now in the 70's there was a big move to get kids out of boxer under the gym shorts and into at least briefs. The 80's brought compression shorts and again jocks took a back seat. Obviously on Sunday you can see that many football players still wear them and baseball players usually wear one to hold their cups. So the on the street guy is less likely. I do and always have.
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    Sep 15, 2009 11:10 PM GMT
    calinative77 saidwhy would you wear a jockstrap to the gym? you don't need support to lift weights. my boys do just fine with my boxer briefs.


    Actually, I have always heard that you should really have your boys supported if not with a jockstrap with something that will keep them close to your body as you can pull your groin muscle. If anyone knows any different please let us know. Thanks.
  • jgymnast733

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    Sep 16, 2009 12:00 AM GMT
    Yeah i do,,afterwards i wash them in the shower...
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    Sep 16, 2009 4:38 PM GMT
    I wear a jockstrap when I workout and nobody gives me evil eye about it.

    Unless we are changing next to each other at the same time nobody even knows I'm wearing it.

    you DO wear gym shorts over it, right?
  • SGBloke

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    Sep 16, 2009 4:46 PM GMT
    I always wear jockstrap while running..icon_biggrin.gif
    Keeps me motivated....
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    Sep 16, 2009 5:06 PM GMT
    I had to wear one in boot camp in the USMC. We were issued one; and whenever we PT'ed, we had to wear them. Anyone still in the military know if this is still the case?

    During the first stages of Boot Camp, you get dressed "by the numbers." So, the Drill Instructor would yell, "Get Your Jock On"...and start counting down like 30 seconds. In which time, you would then have to strip and then just stand at attention on a line in front of your rack in the barracks just wearing your Jock or else you were punished for not being ready. You would have to do pushups and jumping jacks--but only once you had your clothes on, of course.

    I guess this was supposed to teach us discipline and following orders without question...but I remember it seemed really weird. And no, I didn't get off on it because during Boot Camp you're too exhausted and freaked out to even think about sex. But looking back on it now, it seems even more twisted and kind of pervy.

    Today, I do wear one when i do heavy Squats at the Gym. I'm on a 20-rep routine that is brutal. I don't wear a weight belt, but i like the elasticity of a jock when you squat down--curious if others do this?, give it a try. I've never gotten a wedgie from this anymore than from wearing briefs or boxers. I sometimes do sprint routines at the track and like to wear the smaller waistband swimmer's jock on these days.

    But I agree that the Jock seems to be a thing of the past...i don't notice any guys under 30 who are wearing them at the university gym I work out at, while I notice all the guys over 50 do wear them. That's too bad I think because they're damn sexy...and I'd like to see more butt at the gym--LOL.

    The same holds true for showering...guys in their 20s seem to be more self-conscious and don't shower while older guys do, which probably is rooted in these high school practices of the past when such things were mandated that others have mentioned.

    wikipedia has an entry that includes history and such:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jock_strap
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    Sep 16, 2009 7:14 PM GMT
    IlliniXMarine saidI had to wear one in boot camp in the USMC. We were issued one; and whenever we PT'ed, we had to wear them. Anyone still in the military know if this is still the case?

    Jocks were not issued to us in the US Army when I enlisted in 1969. We were given white cotton boxers, but could wear white jockeys if we bought them ourselves. We had no PT uniforms in Basic Training, we did it all in our fatigues & boots.

    In fact, in the Reception Station, where we spent nearly a week when we first arrived on post, before going on to our Basic Training Company, we had to lose all our civilian clothing. We began by lining up inside a clothing warehouse building, with a long counter and soldiers behind it. First, we were handed a green canvas duffle bag as we proceeded in turn down the counter.

    Next, we were told to undress completely, right out in the open, and put all our clothes in the duffle bag. Then as we moved down the counter, we were first given our boxers and T-shirts. We put on 1 pair immediately, and the others went into the duffle.

    They'd ask us what size we were, or someone on our side of the counter would come up with a tape measure to find out if we weren't sure. I never was, at 20 never having bought any of my own clothes on my own off the rack, only vaguely remembering what their labels said. For our boots & shoes we sat down and had someone measure our feet.

    At the very end, now fully dressed to our baseball caps, except for our fatigue shirts, we entered a room where a group of female civilian seamstresses sat at sewing machines, and also someone at an embossing machine. We showed them some paperwork, and handed over our (6?) shirts, and they quickly printed and sewed on our cloth name tags above the right breast patch pocket of each shirt, and also on our 1 field jacket.

    Then we put on one of those shirts, the rest of them going into the duffle. It was like being a car in an assembly line. As we exited out the door, we were handed a flattened cardboard box and a government pre-paid mailing label.

    Back at our barracks, we had to dump out the duffle at our bunks, construct the cardboard box, and place all our civilian clothing into it, every stitch, then close it up and seal with tape. Last, we addressed the mailing label to wherever we wanted our things sent, and glued it onto the box.

    This presented a problem for some guys, who had been living alone for a while in apartments and such, now vacated, and were estranged from any family, or even orphaned. They no longer had an address or anyone to send their things to, but the Drill Sergeants barked "Invent something!" I don't recall how they solved the problem. I sent mine back to my parents.
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    Sep 16, 2009 9:41 PM GMT
    calinative77 saidwhy would you wear a jockstrap to the gym? you don't need support to lift weights. my boys do just fine with my boxer briefs.


    Yeah me too...boxer brief trunks. Cups and jocks look hot but to me uless playing sports Im not wearing one. Not comfortable. Especially a cup when I play softball.
  • neon4u

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    Sep 16, 2009 10:55 PM GMT
    NO, I don't wear jockstraps.... either i wear a thong at the gym or if the pants are a bit tighter just a pair of low rise/ high cut boxers....
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    Sep 16, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    IlliniXMarine saidI had to wear one in boot camp in the USMC. We were issued one; and whenever we PT'ed, we had to wear them. Anyone still in the military know if this is still the case?

    During the first stages of Boot Camp, you get dressed "by the numbers." So, the Drill Instructor would yell, "Get Your Jock On"...and start counting down like 30 seconds. In which time, you would then have to strip and then just stand at attention on a line in front of your rack in the barracks just wearing your Jock or else you were punished for not being ready. You would have to do pushups and jumping jacks--but only once you had your clothes on, of course.

    I guess this was supposed to teach us discipline and following orders without question...but I remember it seemed really weird. And no, I didn't get off on it because during Boot Camp you're too exhausted and freaked out to even think about sex. But looking back on it now, it seems even more twisted and kind of pervy...



    icon_eek.gif Oooooh, that's so steamy fantasy material. icon_redface.gif

    As for the question... nope, boxers all the way.
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    Sep 16, 2009 11:29 PM GMT
    Sometimes I do, for no particular reason. I like to wear different things. Except boxers. I absolutely hate them. Unless it's a boxer brief, which I don't wear often, but I don't mind.
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    Sep 16, 2009 11:37 PM GMT
    I wear them when the mood strikes me. A jockstrap feels a bit odd when I first put it on but after a few minutes I don't notice it at all. I have never gotten any grief for wearing one at the gym.
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    Sep 17, 2009 10:32 AM GMT
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    IlliniXMarine saidI had to wear one in boot camp in the USMC. We were issued one; and whenever we PT'ed, we had to wear them. Anyone still in the military know if this is still the case?

    During the first stages of Boot Camp, you get dressed "by the numbers." So, the Drill Instructor would yell, "Get Your Jock On"...and start counting down like 30 seconds. In which time, you would then have to strip and then just stand at attention on a line in front of your rack in the barracks just wearing your Jock or else you were punished for not being ready. You would have to do pushups and jumping jacks--but only once you had your clothes on, of course.

    I guess this was supposed to teach us discipline and following orders without question...but I remember it seemed really weird. And no, I didn't get off on it because during Boot Camp you're too exhausted and freaked out to even think about sex. But looking back on it now, it seems even more twisted and kind of pervy...



    icon_eek.gif Oooooh, that's so steamy fantasy material. icon_redface.gif

    As for the question... nope, boxers all the way.

    Boxers at the gym? Really thats just like bare assing it LOL! I never understood boxers, there is no support why not just bare ass, the junk is hanging either way?
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    Sep 17, 2009 10:40 AM GMT
    Nope. I find them too uncomfortable. I just wear my boxer briefs.
  • alwaysjose

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    Sep 17, 2009 10:50 AM GMT
    i have not used one since i was in little league, years ago.
    what i do wear are bikini briefs. because if i see a really
    hot guy working hard on the weights i tend to get a little
    stiff... icon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 17, 2009 10:54 AM GMT
    alwaysjose saidi have not used one since i was in little league, years ago.
    what i do wear are bikini briefs. because if i see a really
    hot guy working hard on the weights i tend to get a little
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    HAHAHA Hornball...LIKE ME! Im the same which is why I wear boxer brief trunks. Need some support but not a jock squeezing my balls.
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    Sep 17, 2009 11:00 AM GMT
    I just wear jock straps in the bedroom. icon_razz.gif