Read the entire thread, surprised that some have perceived wearing jockstraps at the gym as "gay"?
If you're an athlete [baller, footballer, baseball, track, etc.] you've worn the jockstrap or have had teammates that have done so. Not because of "fashion" or aesthetics, but because of functionality.
In fact, I had resisted wearing jocks when I was younger because I thought they would "reveal" my liking of seeing guys in jocks when I was younger. Until I had some serious fatigue issues after playing sports for extended periods with no breaks. I then, gave in and bought the jockstraps - the white ones where the bands show through the shorts, lol. And my 'fatigue' was instantly gone!
I never had that issue of fatigue ever again when using them in cardio-heavy activities. I then experimented using plain regular underwear instead. The fatigue and exhaustion returned. At that point, I knew jockstraps "gay" or not would be my thing. My friends never cared nor did any think of me gay - not that there's anything wrong, obviously.
Now returning to this topic of being "in the gym" with a jockstrap. I can understand having the "cup" being a bit too much indoors. It's function isn't necessary while training.
However, for cardio heavy activities where "the boys" can move up and down and all around...I need my jock. One day, I believe I miscalculated my washing and had to use my boxer/brief CKs instead. And it was the most uncomfortable cardio day I remembered! It was like I was extremely self-conscious with the amount of movement and motion.
It can be debated you don't need jocks on chest/back/shoulder [any upper body part] days of your training. I wear them out of habit; so bite me! lol
And nowadays, there are different colors that if you're indeed worried others checking out your ass - which is kinda "gay" ...the irony of it all - you can wear dark colored jocks to match your gear [ie. black jocks for black shorts/track suit].
To me, if a dude is scoping out your athletic supporter; then that might be a hint that he is on the lookout for that.
Consider this, as long as I've went to gyms to workout and been in the lockers to change...I never spent time checking out other guys in the locker room to see their "stuff".
And I've been with MEN before, lol. So this is all quite comical & ironic to me
Maybe I should have?!