How many young British men wear jockstraps?

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  1. cjfp18

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    Hi i'm 24 from England, I got to the gym occasionally and new see of anyone around my age wearing a jockstrap do you? Also not many tend to use the open showers, again do you? If not why?
     
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    not sure what your asking mate?
     
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    none that i know, or have EVER seen in my 56 years.
     
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    Id presume very little to none. Seeing as there is absolutly no need for jock straps in the gym. They are such a weird american obsession. Probably due to their sexually oppressed society. Its like a sexual thrill in response to repression.
     
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    I think you got it backwards!

    This reminds me of the time when Elizabeth Taylor was dining with the Queen and the Queen glanced over to Ms. Taylor's rather large showy cleavage and in disgust said, "How vulgar."

    To which Ms. Taylor glanced down and retorted, "Yeah, Ain't it great!"

    Not sure if it's a true story but care to remind you that the US is the largest producer of porn - pretty amazing for a Puritanical uptight frigid country as ours!
     
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    I wear one - and see them occasionally on other guys.

    And use the open showers... only option at my gym!
     
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    I heard Prince Margaret had said 'how vulgar' when she saw Liz's new diamond. However, she readily accepted when Liz offered to let her try it on. 'Not so vulgar now, eh?' was Liz's response. :p

    And nah - I've never seen anyone wearing a jock. Mebbe they do for rugby? Dunno tho.
     
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    I grant that jockstraps are American...but that's what makes them hot. They are THE quintessential sign of being a virile, strong athlete--the Gods of America. They focus on your cock and balls ( think Henry VIII's codpiece) and they feel awesome, and a room full of guys in jocks is heaven on earth. I'm sorry our British buddies don't have that experience.
     
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    I used to wear a jock at the gym and my mate says that even now 6 years later I'm the only person he's seen there wearing one
     
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    Very seldom see them in the gym. Used to HAVE to wear them at school for rugby (but not for football) and with a box for cricket. Do wear one sometimes for hot sex and wank.
     
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    I wear one in the gym. i wear briefs for every day, but find breifs a bit restricting in the gym, and no underwear or boxers would be too much swinging around. A supportive jock gives support at the front, but doesnt restrict at all.. I guess its just what Im used to?
     
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    Jocks are American? I had no idea. This is an international forum. Hey, guys from Italy, Scandanavia, Latin America, Australia and others who check in here -- is this true? Are American men the only guys wearing jocks?
     
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    Wear whatever you like. As long as it does the job for you.

    Thank you, Joll. I'd find it difficult to imagine Her Majesty commenting on someone's cleavage over dinner. Princess Margaret, on the other hand was probably being tongue-in-cheek about the diamond.


    I agree that there's no need for a jock strap at the gym. Except for suuport for medical reasons, I have difficulty in seeing why it might be useful to have the jewels contained but Uranus uncovered. It is something of a US obsession - I've only seen one person wearing a jock in the UK or Australia, & that was the captain of my university fencing team. Remember that completely pointless accoutrements are integral to US versions of Old World sports. Think about the paraphernalia & uniforms used in baseball (rounders) & the comedy kit and requirement to make gutteral noises in American football (massively oversimplified rugby). Not sure whether it has anything to do with sexual repression, but the US is a big country & has more extremes than elsewhere. I do think that Europeans are generally more relaxed about sex & their bodies, though.
     
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    yes. correct. very american. and I agree that the obsession with it may come from some sort of sexual repression
     
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    we were forced to wear a jock for rugby and cricket at my boarding school in the 80's. i loved it.
     
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    I wear them for gym and running.

    I'm 47 now but have done since I was 19 or so.

    No problem :smile:
     
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    I have always been a boxers guy, but have always been curious about jockstraps. So I recently invested in one and have been using it while I work out and its pretty comfortable, I like it. Can't say I've EVER seen any other guys wearing one or changing into one in the locker room. Seen a few go commando and changing out of there underwear before going to the gym, but never wearing a jock. I plan to continue wearing mine! :)
     
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    Okay....the idea that jock straps are uniquely American due to repression is akin to suggesting that straight Brits and European men are not aroused by sexy lingerie...is that also uniquely American?
     
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    Never, during PE at school we weren't allowed to wear boxers we had to wear Y fronts or briefs but I think that was for legal/insurance reasons to protect the school in case any of us got testicular torsion. I've always assumed that jock straps were an American thing.