Maybe you wore jockstraps or jock briefs way back when in your younger years during football practice. This is often the only time any man ever chooses to wear one – when there is a necessity to actually protect their junk. But why is this the case?
Jockstraps are comfortable enough and they certainly get the job done in terms of protection. For some reason though men just don’t see the jockstrap or jock brief as an underwear style they would wear in their day-to-day lives.
This is mostly due to the fact that they are uninformed about the jockstrap and assume it is only used in contact sports. It is time to learn more about this versatile underwear style and you can start right here.
History of the Jockstrap
The idea of the jockstrap originated back in the 1870’s and were mainly used by bicycle delivery men. If you’re a guy and have ridden a bicycle you probably know about the dangers it can cause to your manhood. So the main purpose of the jockstrap was to protect the private male regions with little to no concern for style or overall sex appeal.
Fast forward to 2019. Jockstraps are still used in contact sports like football and rugby but they are also worn to perform day-to-day activities. It is not longer abnormal to make a trip to the grocery store wearing a jockstrap instead of a pair of boxer-briefs. They are actually considered to be fashionable and can give you some insane sex appeal among the ladies.
Why such a change in the perception of the jockstrap?
Athletes around the world came to realize that jockstraps are not just useful on the field. They began to see the advantages of wearing their protective gear off the field and around the house. It turns out jockstraps are pretty comfortable, especially when you purchase the right one.
Overall Construction and How it Works
The original design of the jockstrap features a protective pouch contoured to fit the size and shape of each individual’s genitalia. You can wear a jockstrap under shorts or trousers and never have to worry about lack of support or comfort. The pouch remains in place by two elastic waistbands that wrap around the thighs.
Pros of Choosing a Jockstrap
Maybe you’re torn between choosing a pair of briefs or opting for a jockstrap. Here are the advantages of a jockstrap that other men’s underwear styles cannot provide:
- Enhanced profile
- Sexy feeling with the open-air rear
- Can be worn as athletic underwear or as sexy underwear
Cons of the Jockstrap
There are a few disadvantages to the jockstrap as well. The main one is the possibility of jock itch. Jock itch is when there is an overgrowth of bacteria in the groin region. This can happen with any type of underwear, especially if you aren’t letting your manhood breathe and air out, but for some reason jockstrap wearers report a higher instance of jock itch. This is mostly because jockstraps are mainly worn by athletes who frequent the gym and sweat more than average.