The jockstrap was invented in 1874 by C. F. Bennett of Sharp & Smith, a sporting goods company. He invented this to give comfort and support to cyclists when riding over the cobbles.
The main purpose of the jock strap is to hold the male genitals in place and suppress excessive motion, usually when playing sports. The standard jock strap consists of a supportive front panel/pouch which is held in place by an elastic waist band and two elastic straps that go around the sides of buttocks. Leaving your rear open to the air.
Jockstraps have three main uses:
- 1. Fashion – Obviously this is our main use for the Jockstrap. Over the years the jockstrap has became more popular with many underwear brands (like ourselves) introducing them into collections as an everyday item. As they do lack is material, more so than other underwear such as boxers and briefs, they can help keep you cooler in the summer months and warmer climates, maybe if you like going on holiday, a jockstrap would be perfect to keep the sweating at by, keeping you cool at all times. The bum-less design can also have much sex appeal and the straps around the thighs can help lift your bum into a lovely little peach.
- 2) Medical purposes – Jockstraps can be worn for some medical purposes, especially when recovering from injury or surgery occurring around the genital area.
- 3) Sport – Jockstraps are very popular in the sport world. Having been designed for sports purposes originally, the bottomless backs help to keep you cooler and dryer when playing sports. Wearing them allows the legs to move much more freely and the front pouch provides ultimate support for your package to feel protected and safe.
We love this video from Buzz Feed YouTube channel, about 3 men who wear jockstraps for 1 day only for the first time ever. One man during the Jockstrap experiment states how he feels that wearing one feels like the same experience as going commando, due to the zero backside. Underwear, that feels like your not wearing anything... Bliss or what?
Are you a Jockstrap wearer? Or want to try one out? Take a look at our collection HERE.