How many young British men wear jockstraps?

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  1. bendigoboi

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    There must be a few Brits into them - if you're down Piccadilly Circus way have a look in here to see who's buying:

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    never seen a jockstrap in the gym. tend to go commando when in gym so junk not restricted. only time i wore jock was after i got the snip. hospital gave me a jock to support my balls until healed.
     
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    The ones from Lillywhites are crap (Certanaly the Lonsdale and Slazenger ones), also knowing where they get them all from, Reydon Sports Wholesale, in Lenton, Nottingham.

    Get much better choice going on line, and trying places like Wyzman, or Skiviez (Postage rates at both places for International orders are good).
     
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    At school I used to wear a jock for rugby and a box for cricket, and that was years ago. I wear a jock now sometimes and I'm far from young.
     
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    I've seen odd ones at gym but not on anyone under 30,
    school we were told to have a change of underwear for after sport or wear a jock for sports or go commando, all for health/hygiene.
    I sell them, and it's usually runners/athletes who buy them for support and cricketers/fighters for protection, that does tend to be across all ages but primarily over 30's at a guess
     
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    BIKE Athletic Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    They were invented by Bike.

    Never seen anybody in Australia use one (apart from cam4).
     
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    We were advised to wear a jock for rugby, in school. Not for football, though. We wore a box for cricket. I think it depends on what sports your school did. The more heavier contact the sport was, the more we were advised to wear a jock.

    Rugby players in the UK wear jocks, or fully supported compression shorts. Keeps your junk squashed up and away from rogue studs and your balls safe from getting ripped off, as much as possible. I don't think that it's an American thing, per se - more like common sense as far as safety goes. But, it's definitely an American influenced idea.
     
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    At my school (40-odd years ago) I never saw a jock - we were made to do PE and games (football, hockey, cricket, tennis) with nothing under our shorts. I think the PE master once recommended buying a jock for support when we reached the age where things were starting to grow, but most of us used to change into our bathing trunks instead (in those days, there was only the 'speedo' style!) and than back into ordinary underwear after the showers.

    I'm not a gym person, but I do like jocks, and now have loads. A good source is Jockstrap Central.
     
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    jocks are alive and well in Canada
     
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    jockstrap for rugby at boarding school, jock with a cup for hokey.

    tried wearing compression shorts at rugby when older and just always riding up my arse giving me a wedgie!

    at the gym nothing worse than a guy that has worked out, has a shower then puts on the same pair of undies
     
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    Interesting thread this. At school (in the early 80's) it was on the uniform list and billed as 'gentleman's support'.
    We all had them, though some needed the 'support' more than others!
    As for gyms in Britain today: try a gay gym, you'll see plenty...
     
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    I meant their origin is American. From what I've read, they were invented here. Plus, I've read many comments over the years from guys from other countries and they've all said they're note widespread. In fact, even in America, their use has dwindled considerably,which is a pity. They were pushed aside by compression shorts, which don't do as good a job, in my opinion. Plus, they've become a "gay thing,"and that puts a lot of guys off. Another pity, since getting and wearing your first jockstrap was a rite of passage to manhood for many of us.
     
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    How would going commando be a "health/hygiene" issue? Seems to me that at the very least, you'd want your nuts contained to prevent certain kinds of injury, even without a cup.
    I never exercise without a jockstrap or its equivalent: a sports brief.
     
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    Agreed, they used to compare it to women getting their first bra. A reasonable comparison I'd say; all about support really.
     
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    It's an American thing in terms of its origins. I don't find comp shorts lift ad hold my balls the way a jockstrap or jock brief does. Comp shorts always seem to press your balls in, rather than lifting them.
    Plus, it's important to distinguish between a jock and a cup (British "box"; French; "coquille" or "shell") Jocks protect to a degree by keeping your balls from swinging everywhere and getting hit. A cup/box protects from hard hits, which a plain jockstrap does not. I sometimes wore a cup strap directly over my cock and balls, but ironically, the cup would sometimes shift and pinch my sac skin between the edge of the cup andmy thighs. I took to wearing a regular jockstrap underneath, in order to surround my balls, and then a cup strap on top of that. Or sometimes a reg jock and a cup BRIEF; or, in reverse, sometimes a regular sports brief and a cup strap.
     
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    How did the "r' in "arse" get dropped to produce the American "ass"?
     
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    good arse/ass question
     
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    they are two different words used to describe the same thing. Ass was originally the name for a donkey. Arse was you buttox. like the way the words F*ck and F*cker are of totally different origin but are used in the same context.
     
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    I wear one at the gym always have, undies just get too hot. The jockstrap holds the boys in place, works for me, seen a few wearing them too. If I go running its either compression shorts or a jock and shorts.
     
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    Very few?
     
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