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A Gay Men's Guide To Buying Your First Jockstrap

A Gay Men's Guide To Buying Your First Jockstrap

So, you want to buy your first jockstrap but find youself feeling a little unsure on where to start? Well, you're in the right place. In this guide we'll be covering everything you need to know about finding the perfect jockstrap that doesn't only offer support, but boosts your confidence AND sex-appeal. Ready?

Understanding Jockstraps:

So, what exactly is a jockstrap? Well, if you're familiar with sports you may know a jockstrap as something athletes wear to keep everything in once place - however, if you're gay and haven't been living under a rock you'll know that the jockstrap is a solid stable in most gay men's underwear collection.

Jockstraps have evolved a lot over the years, and once made for practicality - now coming in various styles, materials, colours and patterns. So what does this mean for you, the jockstrap wearer? Well it means theres plenty of choice when it comes to getting your hands on of these bad boys, and there really is something for everyone.

Why Do Gay Guys Wear Jockstraps?

You may be thinking - but why? Whats the point in wearing a jockstrap if I don't play sports? Well, aside from the practical benefits that come with wearing jockstraps, such as support and protection during physical activity - jockstraps are a strong symbol of confidence and self-expression amongst gay men.

Jockstraps are a way to embrace your body and celebrate your sexuality effortlessly and discreetly (or not). Its something for us gays! Plus, have you SEEN a guy in a jockstrap? Its a beautiful sight isn't it?

Finding the Right Fit:

Jockstraps aren't a 'one-size fits all' kind of product (like socks for example), and as you can probably imagine - its crucial you find the right size to get the optimal comfort levels and support the jock can provide.

The easiest way to ensure you get the right fit is to take accurate and up to date measurements of your waist and hips. Its important to keep in mind that different brands may run their sizing different, so when you're looking for a jockstrap, make sure that you check the brand's size chart against your measurements

Also, look out for the term 'true to size' - this is the brands way of letting you know that their products are standard sizing and are not particularly tight or loose. This is important for those who are maybe looking for a more snug feel, and those who aren't. 

Where Can You Buy Jockstraps?

Jockstraps for gay men aren't as readily available on the high-street as you might think. In fact, you'll only ever really find sporty, mainstream brands such as Nike or Calvin Klein offering jockstraps in stores. If you're looking for a gay jockstrap, your best bet is to shop online.

Worry not, since the boom of the gay underwear market over the last decade - there is endless options of retailers to choose from, with a wealth of different brands. Of course, we offer our very own range of jockstraps for gay men right here at TASTE. 

Exploring Brands, Styles and Designs:

As mentioned above, the gay underwear market is booming, now more so than ever before - this of course means there are so many different brands to choose from and there really is something for everyone. Popular jockstrap brands include:

  • TASTE Menswear (us)
  • Nasty Pig
  • Andrew Christian
  • PUMP!
  • Garcon 
  • Addicted
  • Lure Menswear
  • ClubSeven 
  • SUKREW

Plus many, many more. These brands are committed to creating underwear (including sexy jockstraps) for gay men like yourself. Of course, if every brand made the same type of jockstrap - it would be a very boring industry. 

When you're looking for your jock, you'll see for yourself just how much choice there is depending on the individuals personal preferences - jockstraps also come in many different styles including:

  • Traditional Jockstrap: This classic design features a supportive pouch for your goods, usually made of elastic material, with straps that wrap around the waist and under the bum to provide support and protection during physical activities (or other things).

  • Fashion Jockstrap: These are more about style than function. They often feature trendy designs, bold colours, and mixes of (sometimes) unconventional materials. Fashion jockstraps may prioritise looks over practicality but still offer support all the same. 

  • Fetish Jockstrap: These jockstraps are created to satisfy particular fetishes, for example you may like the idea of wearing a leather jockstrap to a fetish night at Eagle Manchester. 

  • Athletic Jockstrap: Specifically designed for athletes, these jockstraps prioritise support, moisture-wicking properties, and comfort during intense physical activities such as sports or workouts. They often feature breathable materials and may have additional padding or reinforcement in key areas.

  • Mesh Jockstrap: Made from breathable mesh fabric, these jockstraps are ideal for hot and humid conditions. They provide excellent ventilation and moisture-wicking properties, making them popular for sports and workouts. They're also super sexy and may satisfy a fetish or two.

  • Padded Jockstrap: These jockstraps feature extra padding in the pouch or around the hips and buttocks to provide additional protection during contact sports or activities where impact is a concern. These are also used by guys looking to 'enhance' their goods a little.

  • String Jockstrap: Similar to a traditional jockstrap but with thinner, string-like straps instead of wider elastic bands. String jockstraps offer minimal coverage and are often chosen for aesthetic reasons or to reduce tan lines.

  • Compression Jockstrap: Designed to provide compression and support for the genitals, these jockstraps are often worn during recovery from groin injuries or for added stability during intense physical activities.

  • Thong Jockstrap: Combining the design of a traditional jockstrap with a thong-style back, these jockstraps offer minimal coverage and are popular among those who prefer a more revealing style or want to avoid visible underwear lines.

  • Cup Jockstrap: Also known as a "protective cup supporter," this style features a pocket or pouch to hold a protective cup in place, offering additional protection for the genitals during contact sports.

These are just a few examples, and there are of course many variations and combinations of styles available to suit the wearer's needs.

Taking Care Of Your Jockstraps:

Once you've found the perfect jockstrap, it's essential to take care of it properly to make sure it lasts for as long as its supposed to. Proper maintenance and cleaning will help prolong its lifespan and really keep it looking and feeling its best.

Be sure to follow the care instructions provided by the manufacturer, and always wash your jockstrap after each wear. Avoid using harsh washing detergent or bleach, as these can damage the fabric and elastic. 

Some jocks will be fine in the tumble dryer, but its really not recommended as the heat could potentially alter the size of the jockstrap or melt the elastic straps. Stick to drying your jockstraps on a clothes airer or radiation and you'll be fine.

Are Jockstraps Comfortable?

If you've never worn a jockstrap before, you might be worried that it could potentially be uncomfortable - well worry no more, a jockstrap is really comfortable to wear, and often feels like you're not wearing anything at all. Of course, for a jockstrap to be comfortable it needs to fit correctly - so ensuring the size is right is absolutely crucial.

Of course sizing isn't the only factor that goes into ensuring a jockstrap will be comfortable - you should also carefully consider fabric choices and overall product quality. Some brands may opt to use cheaper materials to keep costs low, thus offering cheaper products to the customer. Whilst other brands will opt to spend more on their manufacturing and materials, which of course means an increase in the price - but with that comes a higher quality, longer lasting jockstrap that looks and feels better.

 

Conclusion:

Well, congratulations, you've made it to the end of our guide! We hope you've found all the tips and advice you need to embark on your very own jockstrap journey with confidence. Remember, whether you're hitting the gym, hitting the club, or hitting the sheets, a jockstrap is the perfect accessory to help you look and feel your best.

So go ahead, embrace your sexuality, flaunt your style, and strut your stuff with pride. And who knows? You might just discover a newfound sense of confidence and empowerment along the way. Happy jockstrap hunting!

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