Are you thinking about buying a jockstrap?
The jockstrap is one of the classic styles of underwear that you’ll generally find in every gay guy’s wardrobe. It would be surprising to find a gay guy who doesn’t own at least one jockstrap.
The history of the jockstrap
The origins of the eye-catching style of underwear that we know as the jockstrap can be traced back to 1874. It was first produced by a Chicago sporting goods company called Sharp & Smith, who were looking for a bespoke underwear solution for the bicycle couriers working the cobblestone streets of Boston. At that time, the bicycle riding couriers were known as bike jockeys.
It was known as the Bike Jockey Strap, and it was the Bike Web Company who took up production, later becoming known as the Bike Company. Bike remained a market-leading manufacturer of jockstraps until 2016, when it was purchased by Russell Athletic.
The basic design of the jockstrap is fairly uniform - an elastic waistband, to which is attached a support pouch for the cock and balls, and two elastic straps fixed to the base of the pouch and to the left and right sides of the waistband at the hip.
The innovation of the jockstrap was that it cups and supports your cock and balls, helping to protect them and keep them out of harm’s way whatever you’re doing – for example, it protects your balls from being crunched on the hard seat of your bicycle as you clatter over cobblestones on a delivery run.
The jockstrap in sports
The jockstrap style of underwear quickly grew in popularity, and was widely adopted as a form of protective wear used in a wide range of sports. Additional protection or guards are routinely added for sports such as cricket, fencing, and lacrosse.
The sports teams of North American schools and colleges quickly became big enthusiasts of the jockstrap, the term ‘jock’ - commonly used in North America to refer to an athletic guy – emerged in the late 1950s, and is attributed to the jockstraps worn by sporty guys.
Gay guys and jockstraps
The sports association is one of the main reasons that gay guys are huge fans of jockstraps. Regardless of whether or not we enjoy participating in sports, or even watching them, the locker-room scenario is something that frequently fuels our fap fantasies.
There’s also something undeniable sexual about the jockstrap. This is underwear that frames your ass, presents it, invites everyone to pay attention to your butt. It also sends a clear signal of intent – I’m ready for action, you don’t even need to undress me, just get right in there.
Some guys like being fucked while wearing a jockstrap. There’s a couple of reasons for this. If you want the top to really take control, it can feel good to have him grabbing your jockstrap, holding you in position with a firm grip. It also makes it clear that you’re looking for pleasure in your ass. Unless you’re primed on Cialis or something similar, it’s pretty difficult to maintain an erection while you’re being fucked – if you’re wearing a jockstrap, your cock is out of sight and everyone’s attention is on shoving hard cocks up your ass.
Buying a jockstrap
Every brand of underwear aiming for the gay market will have numerous jockstraps in their range.
It will probably take a bit of trial and error to find the brand and style that you feel most comfortable in.
You need something robust, but still sexy. A wide waistband is good for comfort, and thick solid connecting straps are generally the way to go so that they don’t get twisted up when you’re getting into them.
If you’re planning on wearing the jockstrap while having sex, don’t forget that colour can send a pretty clear signal about what you’re into – yellow means piss-play, blue means anal, and red means fisting.
Porn stars talk underwear
“The kind of underwear I prefer on other guys really depends on the guy. I love making a power-top wear my G-strings, and of course seeing a juicy big ass in a jock always makes me rock hard.”
“I’m actually a commando kind of lad. Recently, I have started wearing jocks in the gym, because commando in sweats is just a bit too revealing. I have to admit, wearing a jock in the gym is so fucking sexual – especially when doing squats.”
“Always jockstraps! A nice, classic mesh pouch with a little musk on it and a thin waistband is my all-time favourite. If I absolutely have to cover my ass, I love a button-fly, pleat-fronted boxer. I love to swap skivvies with other boys, so I’m not picky about what I pick up off the bedroom floor.”
“In terms of what I like on other guys, I love a sexy jock on a smooth muscle bottom - you can’t beat that.”
“On other guys, I like them in a jockstrap - to start…”
“I wear it all – jocks, thongs, briefs, leather, neoprene – you name it, I have it and wear it. My underwear drawer recently fell through my closet because it was so heavy.”
“I’m not a big fan of the oversized classic striped straight underwear, but as long as a man wears underwear then I’m fine with it. If he invests a moment to think his underwear game through, I’m heated up. If he buys the sexy brands, I’m on it!”
“When I’m not performing, I wear just a basic and comfortable brief of any kind – from a boxer brief to a bikini brief, I like my goods kept close. When I’m performing, I like to change it up and be creative. I’ll look for options with sheer panels, cut outs, interesting textures and colours. Then, of course, I accessorise the whole look to completion.”
“At the gym, it’s either no underwear or I’ll wear a jockstrap. When it comes to other guys, I like them to wear anything that’s flattering to their body. But, if I could choose it for them, I’d pick a nice jockstrap.”
“I love bikini-cut with a pouch, or jockstraps - always in black. I love anything that cups my balls and lifts my cock up.”
“At the gym, I usually have gym shorts with a lining already sewn in. On other men, I like to see fresh clean underwear. Mine occasionally are musky from my balls. I like having a boy telling me that mine need to be changed.”