I wear a jock strap for one reason- It does the job better than any other type of athletic supporter. But apparently from what I hear every time they come up as a topic lately, it sounds like they are catnip for gay men.
I want to be clear that I no problem with gay men and don’t want this discussion devolving into a homophobic pissing match. My problem is with an attitude that if a man drops his gym shorts in a locker room while wearing a jock strap that he's unintentionally sending out a homosexual mating signal…
Is this really the case these days? If so I’ve been oblivious to the fact up until now. Do you avoid wearing a jock because of a perceived gay sexual connotation?
I’ll keep wearing one when I need to regardless because they work and compression shorts are uncomfortable as hell… But it does suck to see the actual purpose of a men’s product being overshadowed by a fetish attached to it.
I aint got time for dat
Agree, LM, # 4 made me laugh out lopud this morning. Was purusing this topic, not really paying attention, but that made me burst out in actual laughter.
Stong post, Brian (although never checked the link)...just laughed my ass off at LM's cooments to #4.
I love AoM posts....you never know what you're going to get...and I love the little 'landmines' buried in the posts!
Thanks for the shoutout sweetcheeks. Love you back.
A bra is also a utilitarian item. But, lots of variations exist for different reasons, ranging from simple support to sexy lace.
A jock strap was originally designed to support the male anatomy, and to do so with a little material as possible, partly because of the vulcanized rubber used at the time in their manufacture. (google it) What's *necessary* to hold a man's genitals in place is remarkably minimal, but its design is very elegant.
Despite the superficial similarities between a jock strap and a g-string, a g-string is designed primarily as underwear, not as a supporter. The most obvious differences are the shape of the pouch, and the double straps that wrap around the legs on a jock strap.
It would be akin to saying that my boxerbriefs and an UnderArmour boxerjock with cup are the same, because they both have legs.
Hey Chuck good to hear that you are looking after your health , is it a new years resolution ?
Technically yes, but not from this year.
I started last year...got in the habit of going to the gym, adjusted my mindset, made my first strides, etc. This year's resolution is to take it to the next level, and get serious!
Carl has inspired me...I'm working towards "muscle stud," but it's going to be a long journey.
But you can do it!
Thank you ALL for the encouragement. Once I get over this flu (yep, I got it) I can get to work.
And I *will* be taking you up on those offers of help.
Offers of support, OTOH, are a little weird -- on this thread! :o
Good one, Will!
I asked a friend’s roommate who’s gay his take on jockstraps- He said he they are not fetish gear that he’s aware of and that the “special” kinky type would probably not be appealing to any gay man outside of the very stereotypical crowd that tend to wear stupid shit to begin with.
He says he prefers traditionally masculine clothes on men that do not send off any vibe besides “I’m a man.”